The Other Critics

Two Perspectives on Percy Street; Chew Man Chu ‘Better Than You’d Expect’

Percy Street Barbecue “evokes just enough Texas to make the barbecue credible, with plenty of Northern tweaks that make it more fun” for Joy Manning. [Philly Mag]

• Meanwhile, Trey Popp isn’t so sure about those Northern tweaks at Percy Street, which have him pondering the “hazard of mimicry.” [City Paper]

• Countering LaBan’s no-bell slam, Manning finds the “slick blend of sly humor and value-minded grub that’s better than you’d expect draws a big, diverse crowd” at Chew Man Chu. [Philly Mag]

• Drew Lazor dives into the offerings at Sonic’s first joint in Philly; unfortunately it’s in “a geographic location that would be well-protected from Visigoth raiders.” [City Paper]

• Adam Erace considers the Cambodian fare at South Philly’s Kavei. [Philadelphia Weekly]

• Phyllis “nearly falls off her chair” when confronted by the low pizza prices at Zavino. [South Philly Review]

PW presents its Field Guide to pad thai. [Philadelphia Weekly]

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