Res Ipsa Cafe’s Former Chef Is Reopening Irwin’s in South Philly


Michael Vincent Ferreri is bringing his modern Sicilian flair to the the eighth floor of the Bok building.

The Irwin’s dining room in 2018 | Photo by Ted Nghiem

Irwin’s, sometimes, was perfect. In its best moments, when the weather was warm and the sun was shining, you’d spend lazy summer evenings soaking in the last hours of daylight on the patio outside, sipping on bottles and bottles of cold rosé, dipping grilled vegetables into cups of toum and snacking on fried olives while

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‘America’s best restaurant’ made 60 feet of sandwiches for the Super Bowl, because Philly

Kalaya’s giant pork belly banh mi special sold out ~super~ fast.


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Kalaya, the Italian Market spot that sings with the flavors of Southern Thailand, shined in the national spotlight last year. Food & Wine named the tiny BYOB one of the country’s best new restaurants, and Esquire gave it top honors, calling it No. 1 in the entire U.S.

What does a place lauded for its cuisine from across the globe do for Super Bowl

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