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By Brian Freedman

Thai chef Alex Boonphaya's round-the-world quest to expand Philly's tastes

Food writer Brian Freedman followed the owner of Circles on a culinary tour of Thailand—and saw what happened when he returned.

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Posted Feb. 12, 2014 | Comments: 2

FOOD > FOOD COVER STORY

By Brian Freedman

The design of dinner: How Philly chefs look at food

Across an array of different culinary styles, the city's greatest food-crafters share one common theme: It's all about the ingredients.

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Posted Oct. 9, 2013 | Comments: 3

The 10 Most Romantic Meals in Philadelphia

Romance is in the eye of the beholder: One couple’s perfect date is another’s eyeroll-worthy cheese-fest. With that in mind, we offer up an eclectic Valentine’s sampling of what might be...

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Posted Feb. 6, 2013 | Comments: 6

50 things you must eat in Philly

Here’s what we love about food in Philadelphia: everything. No, seriously. From the street vendor’s commonest cheesesteak to the most subtly spiced French-Asian hybrid delicacy, it’s all good. But some of it? Some of it is awesome. So here are 50 suggestions for dishes, ranging from sophisticated to speedy, that you’ve just got to try—whether you’re in town for the day or here for keeps.

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Posted Nov. 7, 2012 | Comments: 17

FROM THE DRINK PAGE...

PW's Year of Beer: Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin
By Eric San Juan

This imperial oatmeal stout is, as the name suggests, smooth as velvet. The underlying sweetness is all lightly roasted chocolate and soft brownies.

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At Crow and the Pitcher, mushrooms are “a revelation”
By Brian Freedman

Roasted hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, lacquered with honey and arriving a shimmering, burnished mahogany color, were a study in flavor-layering.

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Townsend is cooking up a Gallic storm
By Brian Freedman

Black bass with cockles embodied the season perfectly: Each delicate bite of fish, dragged through the zucchini-basil purée, was like a transmogrification of the farmers market onto the plate.

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Café Ynez does Mexican, rotisserie—and breakfast, too
By Brian Freedman

Rough-mashed with the perfect amount of lime (i.e.: mucho), onions, tomatoes and cilantro, it’s a study in the seemingly disproportionate joys of simplicity and balance.