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Ancient Art of Tea

We had to take off our shoes at the door of the shofuso, so it took some time to get used to the smell of all those feet shuffling across the tatami mats.…

A ‘Darling’ dessert stop

Everyone has had those nights when you need to satisfy that nagging sweet tooth, but can’t decide where to go. You could always go to a diner for a cup of coffee and doughnuts, one of the many Cosis in the city or maybe just settle for a simple Rita’s water ice.…

Take a step up from ordinary Italian

At Upstairs at Varalli, a classy Italian trattoria located at 1345 Locust St., you can’t help but be struck by dark lighting and the waterfall cascading down the wall, but what grabs your attention is the friendly hosts, who are excited about patrons’ arrivals.…

What’s Cookin’ With Bri

Happy New Year, my Jewish friends. The countdown to Rosh Hashana is on, as is my search for some of the city’s best kosher eateries. Creators of the South Beach and other fad diets, hop on a low-carb cruise out of here.…