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14 Must-Eat Pies in Philadelphia

There's something to it, the pie. It could be the way you literally dig into the dessert, how you shovel your way through the sweetness to get to a brittle, buttery crust for a perfect forkful of cream and crunch. Or maybe it's its aesthetic, how something so picture-perfect to start so quickly turns to a messy plate of topping, crumbs and flakes. Show More Summary

Fishtown's New Trenton-Style Pizzeria Giving Away Free Slices on Opening Day

SLiCE #4 opens this Friday Fishtown's pizza scene, one already so healthy and vibrant with Pizzeria Beddia, Pizza Brain, Wm. Mulherin's Sons, and Medusa Pizzeria, gets its newest addition this Friday, October 28, when Marlo and Jason Dilks open their fourth Trenton-style pizzeria, SLiCE, inside the former Art of Pizza spot at 431 East Girard Avenue. Show More Summary

14 Doughnuts to Seek Out in Philadelphia

Whether you call them doughnuts, fritters, churros or beignets, fried sugary dough crosses cultural lines. Ever heard of Buñuelos? Fasnachts? Get familiar. Most cultures have a version of the doughnut, and Philadelphia's lucky to have...Show More Summary

Cakes, Pastries, and Cafe Dining Coming to Girard Estate

Kay Kay’s Cafe is slated to open around February of 2017 More Sweets Week-related news: a new bakery in South Philly was announced on Facebook yesterday evening. Kaylyn Kahana, the owner of Kay Kay’s Cakes, joined forces with Tom Deeney...Show More Summary

Introducing Philly’s New Hybrid Dessert, the Salted Caramel Budino Cruffin

Barbuzzo’s signature after-dinner-treat takes a new form First, there was the salted caramel budino, Barbuzzo’s trifle-like custard dessert which layered salted caramel sauce with dark chocolate chocolate cookie crumbs and whipped cream. Show More Summary

Philadelphia's Essential Bakeries

In Philly, baking is in our bones. From classic patisseries to Italian pasticcerias, bread-baking, cannoli-stuffing, and pie-filling is something we do really, really well, mostly because everything we do — the techniques, the recipes, the passion with which we do it — has been passed down from generation to generation. Show More Summary

It's Here: Eater Sweets Week

Got a sweet tooth? So do we You’ve seen it before, and you’ll see it again: an Eater-driven, week-long theme week (remember Barbecue Week? How about Breakfast Week?).This week, it’s officially Sweets Week, and it starts today. Over the...Show More Summary

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Cinder, Center City’s Upcoming Pizza and Beer Bar, Has an Opening Chef

Jonathan Petruce finds a new wood-burning oven to play with Construction is well underway at Center City’s wood-fired-pizza-mussels-and-fancy-beer emporium, and after nearly six months of work, Cinder is nearly complete. As expected,...Show More Summary

New Crop of Four-Bell Restaurants Announced

Craig LaBan’s got some new favorites to tell you about A month ago, two weeks went by without a review from Inquirer critic Craig LaBan. His reason? “Been working on a big project”, he said in response to a curious reader on Twitter....Show More Summary

Ritz-Carlton’s Aqimero Hasn’t Been Able to Muster Up Even a Single Star

Plus, Mission Taqueria gets the two-bell treatment Two weeks ago, Inquirer critic Craig LaBan tore the Ritz-Carlton’s new Richard Sandoval restaurant Aqimero to shreds. The “execution is uninspired,” he wrote. “In a town that mastered...Show More Summary

Another Fast-Casual Pizza Shop Opened Today in University City

Tomorrow, head to the Blaze’s Drexel campus location for free pizza Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, a “modern day pizza joint” backed by one of the best pro-basketball players of our generation, opened its second location in Philadelphia today at 3400 Lancaster Avenue on Drexel University’s campus (the first is across town on Temple’s campus). Show More Summary

Rittenhouse’s Plenty Has Gone Full Euro-Gran Café

The new-and-improved coffee shop has 14 new taps, interesting liqueurs, and Jersey wine In case you missed it, Rittenhouse’s Plenty Cafe at 1602 Spruce Street turned into a full-fledged, European-inspired, morning-to-night cafe, meaning,...Show More Summary

Shoo Fry, a Philly-Style Poutine Shop, Opens Tomorrow in Rittenhouse Square

Cheesesteak poutine and scrapple sliders are on the menu If you want to see how Philly does poutine, tomorrow’s your chance. On Thursday, October 20, after close to nine months of waiting, Matt Baiada will finally open his poutinerie,...Show More Summary

Crisis Averted: Texas Wieners Will Return

The Snyder Avenue icon will open November 1 It’s been one month since Eater announced the closure of South Philly hot dog icon Texas Wieners. In that time, owner John Viggiano was able to secure a buyer—his brother, Michael Viggiano,...Show More Summary

Center City Lands Yet Another Sweetgreen Location

1601 Market Street is up next With three locations already within city limits (Rittenhouse, Washington Square West, and University City), and two others out in the suburbs (Ardmore and King of Prussia), the fast-casual salad pros at Sweetgreen aren’t slowing down their roll. Show More Summary

Grey Lodge Crew Breathes New Life Into Port Richmond Crab Joint

Bonk's Bar soft-opened last night For 20 years, Mike "Scoats" Scotese and his business partner Patrick McGinley have torn it up in the Northeast with their three fantastic craft-centric bars, Grey Lodge Pub, Hop Angel Brauhaus, and Sawtown Tavern. Show More Summary

South Philly Barbacoa Gets Back into the Torta Game With a New Sister Restaurant

El Compadre opens next week About two months ago, after some big-time Bon Appetit accolade, South Philly Barbacoa owners Cristina Martinez and Ben Miller scrapped their weekday torta menu, reserving it only for special functions and events. Show More Summary

Top-Chef Winner Nick Elmi Brings ‘Wit and Creativity’ to East Passyunk with ITV

Craig LaBan gave the new wine bar-small plater three bells Snagging three bells from Inquirer critic Craig LaBan is a tough task, and doing it twice in a row is a feat. But Nick Elmi, Philly’s most recent Top Chef winner, is no stranger...Show More Summary

Geno’s Steaks Loses Racist Signage

Plus, Shake Shack could open in South Jersey, and Vedge is celebrating its 5th birthday with a $55 tasting menu Coming Attractions Shake Shack, after opening two locations in Philly, and two more in King of Prussia, is setting its eyes on suburban Marlton, N.J. Show More Summary

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