7073彩票登录As restaurant critic and Drink columnist, Craig covers the culture of Philly food as he chronicles the rise of our culinary stars, the decline of some, and the dramatic evolution of a dining scene that shapes emerging neighborhoods and helps define our region's identity, one plate at a time.

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Café y Chocolate moves to a new spot, bringing along its stellar chilaquiles breakfast

This Mexican brunch favorite in South Philly has moved, but its salsa-drenched breakfast dish still satisfies in a big way.

Where did Craig LaBan eat this week?

Stuffed guinea hen, crab cake, and blackened catfish.

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June BYOB review: Classic French replaces modern French on East Passyunk Avenue

Are truffled duck-stuffed cabbages and precious wood pigeons crushed “a la presse" going to save the Avenue from its recent stumble in momentum?

Where did Craig LaBan eat this week?

Dishes New American, Viet, and Mexican.

The most important Philadelphia restaurants of the decade, from Han Dynasty to Pizzeria Beddia

Which restaurants made serious contributions to the most exciting era of dining in Philly?

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Philadelphia restaurants in 2019 by the bells, from Alpen Rose to Vernick Fish

Back-alley restaurants; uncompromisingly authentic BYOBs; and upgrades to ramen, pizza, pasta, and wine dominated this past year.

And the award for Philly’s best new restaurant goes to...

It was one of the best years ever for dining in the Philadelphia region, but some places were a cut above the rest.

The best things Craig LaBan ate in 2019

After eating upwards of 400 meals this year, our restaurant critic picked the very best bites.

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Condesa review: Next-level modern Mexican from Suraya team rises in Rittenhouse

When you eat a taco at Condesa, you realize just how often we take for granted something as elemental as a tortilla.