The Other Critics

Mica Is ‘Nearly Flawless’; Catahoula ‘Excels’

• Craig LaBan likens the creative combo of Chip Roman and Jason Cichonski at Mica to “fireworks on the plate,” noting two “nearly flawless” meals that were mired only by a halibut that was “ruined twice.” [Inquirer]

• At Catahoula, Adam Erace encounters a Pernod-laced crawfish bisque that “excels” and a hanger steak that was “slightly overcooked but still very tasty with scrambled eggs.” [Courier-Post]

• On a revisit to Buddakan, Trey Popp was disappointed that the Szechuan pork dumplings “had about as much zip as an English mince pie,” and the edamame ravioli was “as minimally ‘Asian’ as possible.” [Phillymag]

Modo Mio’s scallops were “well cooked” and “much enjoyed” by Two Eat Philly, and the Bucatini Amatriciana’s freshness “was intense.” [Two Eat Philly]

Mica Is ‘Nearly Flawless’; Catahoula ‘Excels’