Buddakan accents Asian flavors in modern dishes

Last week, Philadelphia held its 10th year of Restaurant Week in Center City. Presented by TD Bank, Restaurant Week is when many restaurants take part in serving a three-course meal for lunch and/or dinner, priced at $20 and $35, respectively. Because of this, making reservations in advance is a must,… Continued

Crowd favorites win at Rangoon

Rangoon Burmese Restaurant is an unexpected find. But once you find it, plan on visiting it more than once. The menu is enormous, and if the quantity isn’t enough of a draw, the quality of food seals the deal. The fact that it is a Burmese restaurant helps! I, a… Continued

Resurrection lets craftiness shine

First things first: Keep a watchful eye when looking for Resurrection Ale House. My companions and I learned, the hard way, of course,, that the establishment is tucked into a street corner much like a dive. Indeed, the South Philadelphia neighborhood in which married owners Brendan Hartranft and Leigh Maida… Continued

Lemon Grass is worth the price

  As a food critic, I pride myself on my experience. What I mean to say is that when I see an interesting restaurant, I inevitably find myself itching to try out its spread so that I can justify my inflated food critic ego. That’s why I’ve been so disappointed… Continued

Las Cazuelas takes Philly south of the border

Call me Alejandra, because Las Cazuelas has transported me from its location on the border of  Northern Liberties and Olde Kensington to Puebla, Mexico, the hometown of chef Alfredo Aguilar. Although the small Mexican restaurant is inconspicuous in appearance, its food is anything but modest. The menu does not offer… Continued

Students featured on ‘Kitchen Nightmares’

Two students in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies had the opportunity to work with Chef Gordon Ramsay on an episode of “Kitchen Nightmares” that aired March 30. Andrew Bohinick, a junior majoring in hospitality management, and John Boswell, a junior majoring in culinary arts, worked to transform Zocalo Mexican… Continued

Small Italian chain perfects classics

Up for review this week is another of my Center City favorites. Since moving into the area I have found some great Italian food, and Pietro’s Coal Oven Pizzeria is just one example. On every other block in Center City is another pizza shop or Italian restaurant for me to… Continued