‘Notable Vegetarian Flavors’ at Resurrection; Surprises at Square 1682

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With the help of owner Brendan Hartranft, Craig LaBan beats an Elvis Costello metaphor into a pulp in his favorable review of Resurrection Ale House. [Inquirer]

Trey Popp anticipates disaster but finds deliciousness at Square 1682. [City Paper]

Adam Erace picks the 10 Best Dishes of 2009 and plays a multiple choice game with the five worst. [Philadelphia Weekly]

Rick Nichols takes a look at the banh mi trend, starting with Michael Schulson's new spot Sampan. [Inquirer]

Due to Edward's unfortunate accident, Phyllis Stein-Novack dines solo at Zama and is impressed with the chef's on-the-fly preparations. [South Philly Review]