The Other Critics: Two Bells For Slate;

• Everything Trey Popp had for dinner at Ladder 15 “was marred by indifferent execution,” and the final word is no better: “two months after opening, careless cooking and cocktails make it difficult to take it seriously as a restaurant or a bar.” [City Paper]

• At Slate, “some notable marks are already being chalked up in the kitchen by capable Eric Paraskevas,” writes Craig LaBan, and it’s “already far from being a cliche - even if it’s still a work in progress.” [Inquirer]

• Adam Erace goes Sauté and enthuses that “the cooking is as skilled as you’d expect from a classically trained Le Cordon Bleu grad,” but finds it out of sync with the season. [Philadelphia Weekly]

The Other Critics: Two Bells For Slate;