The Other Critics

Monsu Wields ‘Powerful Pork Osso Buco’; The Khyber’s Bacon Grease Popcorn Is Totally ‘Justifiable’

• “Wild lasagna” and “powerful pork osso buco” highlight Adam Erace’s visits to Peter McAndrews’ Monsu. “You will lose” the fight against him for the “last quivering bite of almond panna cotta.” [Citypaper]

• Brian Freedman finds the buzz surrounding the Khyber’s bacon grease popcorn is “justifiable” and the “gloriously standard” Po’boys “are not overly crapped up with unnecessary flourishes.” [PW]

• At multiple Marathon locations, Phyllis Stein-Novack tips her toque three times for the local chain’s “more refined, without being stuffy” menu overhauls, and delights in how much “attention has been given to eye appeal in every dish.” [South Philly Review]

• Penn Appetit marvels at Marrakesh Express’ “tasty and reasonably priced,” from the zaalouk to the lamb ketban, are all “made with love.” [Penn Appetit]

Monsu Wields ‘Powerful Pork Osso Buco’; The Khyber’s Bacon