Lou Boquila receives two bells for ‘rediscover[ing] his roots and redefin[ing] himself dish by dish’ at Perla

In August Perla opened its doors across from the Singing Fountain, bringing some added diversity in dining options to East Passyunk Avenue. Now that the restaurant has been open for a few months, Craig Laban stopped in to review Perla, giving it two bells. On Sundays, you can eat with

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Laurel is now a four bell restaurant

This week The Inquirer‘s food critic, Craig Laban, released his “Ultimate Dining” guide, including his 25 favorite restaurants “from fine dining to great neighborhood gems.” A photo posted by Laurel Restaurant (@laurelepx) on Oct 21, 2016 at 2:45pm PDT A number of South Philly’s best were featured in the pages,

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Nick Elmi gets another three bell review for the ‘blend of finesse and creative wit’ of ITV

Nick Elmi has done it again. A photo posted by ITV Philly (@itvphilly) on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:14pm PDT The Top Chef winner and owner of the highly-praised Laurel opened a new concept called ITV over the summer. Inquirer food critic, Craig Laban, has now visited the more casual restaurant and wine bar concept,

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Craig Laban awards Blue Corn a two-bell review for its ‘eye for quality ingredients and distinctive specialties’

Blue Corn restaurant at 940 S. 9th St. isn’t all that new of an establishment, having opened in the Italian Market over two years ago, but the Inquirer‘s food critic has just now paid the restaurant a visit. Craig Laban awarded the family-owned Mexican food spot a two bell review

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Pennsport’s South Helm receives two-bell review

Pennsport’s restaurants are on a roll. Very recently The Dutch received a two-bell review from Craig Laban, now another nearby restaurant has also received a “very good” review from The Inquirer food critic. This is a nice turnaround for these locations, which both were homes to different restaurants last year.

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East Passyunk Avenue’s Sate Kampar receives two bells from Craig Laban

Earlier this year a Malaysian restaurant opened on East Passyunk Avenue, adding another unique dining option to the restaurant scene. A photo posted by HeyMichelle (@heymyc) on Apr 20, 2016 at 12:42pm PDT Sate Kampar has now received a two bell review from The Inquirer’s food critic Craig Laban. The

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