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Author: Kae Lani Palmisano


"Kalaya is about culture. It’s about authenticity. It’s about you coming to learn my cuisine." // Photo: Courtesy of Kalaya

Chef FeaturesPhiladelphia

Kalaya’s Chutatip “Nok” Suntaranon Wants You to Understand Real Thai Food

My first meal at Kalaya started with shaw muang, ornate dumplings shaped like flowers and tinged blue with butterfly pea…

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New on ResyPhiladelphia

New on Resy: Mulherin’s Garden, Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge, A Mano, and More

The weather is getting colder and the nights are getting longer, but restaurants in Philly are still warm and bright.…

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Resy LineupPhiladelphia

The Resy Lineup: Mediterranean Small Plates, Afternoon Tea, and a Brunch for a Cause

Welcome to Philadelphia’s first Resy Lineup, your regular dose of recommendations on what to eat, drink, and see — updated…

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Beddia's pizzas are back, and there was much rejoicing.

The Hit ListPhiladelphia

The November Hit List: Pizzeria Beddia, Walnut Street Cafe, Hiroki, Alma del Mar, and More

It’s hard to believe, considering the time warp of 2020, that it’s already November. With Thanksgiving only a few weeks…

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The seafood platter at Kensington Quarters.

New on ResyPhiladelphia

New on Resy: Noord, Abe Fisher, Kensington Quarters, the Wayward, and More

Philadelphia has allowed restaurants to open for indoor dining at 50% capacity, but there many restaurateurs are sticking to outdoor…

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The Hit ListPhiladelphia

The October Hit List: Good King Tavern, Noord, Dahlak, Elwood, and More

It’s been a few weeks since Philadelphia allowed restaurants to open their doors for indoor dining, and that keeps expanding.…

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Some of the taco selections at Juno.

The Hit ListPhiladelphia

The September Hit List: Forsythia, Juno, Zahav, Aksum Cafe, and More

Summer may be winding down, but dining in Philadelphia is steadily ramping up with more outdoor seating, pop-ups, patios, rooftop…

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The Hit ListPhiladelphia

Laser Wolf, Kalaya, Gojjo Ethiopian, and More: Introducing the Philadelphia Hit List

Philadelphia restaurants rolled with the punches the pandemic threw over the past few months, pivoting to takeout, meal kits, to-go…

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