The Other Critics

Opa’s ‘Killer’ Spinach Croquettes Are ‘Delightful’; Snockey’s Crab Chowder Is ‘Incredibly Boring’

• At Opa Craig LaBan praises Chef Andrew Brown’s “killer spinach croquettes” as a “delightful change-up from the usual spinach pie,” but laments the lack of “boozy-citrus aroma” in the flambee-less saganaki. [Inquirer]

• Adam Erace suggests California Pizza Kitchen’s “heavy, clunky and greasy” avocado club egg rolls are “chain dining at its worst,” and the pizza is where the chain “finds the most success.” [Courier-Post]

• The “crispy, peppery skin encasing perfectly cooked meat” on Ms. Tootsie’s fried chicken never fails Two Eat Philly, but the “tough and chewy” smothered pork chops “were way overcooked.” [Two Eat Philly]

• On a visit to Snockey’s Oyster and Crab House, Philly Phoodie reports the “oysters were fine,” but the shrimp “looked as though they had been off the ice for a while,” and the crab chowder was “so incredibly boring.” [Philly Phoodie]

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