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LaBan Rings The Bell Once For Frankford Hall; Jong Ka Jib Serves the ‘Best Soup Around’

• “An overall sense of disappointment” that played out through everything from the “dry, bland, and bready” pretzels to the “pasty glop” of spätzle noodle dumplings gives Craig LaBan reason to ring his bell only once for Frankford Hall. [Inquirer]

• The “less thrilling” dishes that make up Adsum’s new “back to bistro basics” menu earn a pass, Adam Erace write, because of “how well they're prepared.” But in the case of the roasted beets, arugula and goat cheese, the “shift can feel dumbed-down to the point of boredom.” [Courier-Post]

• Philly Phoodie boldly states that the mushroom soft tofu soup served at Jong Ka Jib in Olney’s Koreatown is matter of factly “some of the best soup around.” It also serves a “solid rendition” of bibimbap. [Philly Phoodie]

• The “breast meat was the best of the bunch” at Rotisseur, and the roasted potatoes “were one of the highlights” of a “perfect” “impromptu Friday night picnic.” [Two Eat Philly]

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