Restaurant Rankings: Laurel takes PhillyMag’s top spot; LaBan loves Townsend, Barbacoa

It’s not really a secret: South Philly is the place to eat in Philadelphia. Look no further than Philadelphia Magazine’s recent “50 Best Restaurants of Philadelphia” list. Not only did Laurel at 1617 E. Passyunk Ave. take the top spot (as a newcomer), 16 South Philly hot spots made the

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Laurel nabs three bells in glowing Laban review

Fresh off his $125,000 triumph on “Top Chef,” Nicholas Elmi won another tough award this weekend – three bells from the Inky’s Craig Laban for his restaurant Laurel, 1617 E. Passyunk Ave. Laban gushed over Laurel’s torn New Jersey scallop, ricotta gnocchi and albacore starter, which “may be the best raw

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Wish Nick Elmi of Laurel luck in tonight’s ‘Top Chef’ finale, and maybe win Flavors tickets

It’s a big night for a little Passyunk restaurant. Top Chef contestant Nick Elmi, who opened his BYOB Laurel at 1617 E. Passyunk Ave. in November, is competing in the show’s finale tonight. And no, we will not announce who won on this site or on our Twitter feed, because we

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Laurel will open on East Passyunk on Tuesday

UPDATE: Check out lots of pictures of the inside of Laurel and the four-course opening menu by clicking here. For updates on all of South Philly’s restaurants, plus news, development, events and more, find us on Facebook and on Twitter @PassyunkPost. Laurel, the French BYOB from Top Chef contestant Nick

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