The Other Critics

‘Pretty Plates’ Don’t ‘Add Up’ at Farmer’s Daughter; Kennett ‘Manages to Be Distinctive’

• “Pretty plates too often did not add up to great flavors” for Craig LaBan on his visit to Blue Bell’s Farmer’s Daughter, where “feeble attempt at theatrics” and “cornball obvious-ity” earn only one ringy-dingy. [Inquirer]

• Boasting “lavish, gratuitous” brick-oven pizzas, bone marrow burgers, roasted chickpeas and line-caught bass, Adam Erace writes that in a “city full of elevated pub fare,” Kennett’s Chef Brian Ricci’s menu “manages to be distinctive.” [Courier-Post]

• “Heavily breaded and fried” the chicken in the Cha Cha Food Truck’s bulkogi combo seemed “out of place” for Philly Phoodie, and the beef was “pretty decent.” [Philly Phoodie]

• At Clark Park, Two Eat Philly check out Guapos Tacos and find the “flavors and textures worked well” in the Esquites, while the hogos (mushroom/vegetarian) tacos are “impressive.” [Two Eat Philly]

‘Pretty Plates’ Don’t ‘Add Up’ at Farmer’s