• Nominee for Rising Star Chef
    James Beard Foundation
  • 10 Best New Restaurants (Mica)
    GQ Magazine
  • Nominee for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
    James Beard Foundation
  • 50 Best Places to Eat Right Now (Blackfish)
    Philadelphia magazine
  • 3-Bell Review (Blackfish)
    Philadelphia Inquirer
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Philly

My Restaurants

  • Ela
    627 S 3rd St
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Mica
    8609 Germantown Ave
    Philadelphia, PA

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Chef Chip Roman reviews  at
"Sweet Amalia oysters from the Delaware bay."
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Chef Chip Roman reviews  at
"Old standby cinnamon sugar"
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From My Menu

Chef Lee Styer reviews Duck magret at Ela
$$$ | Modern | American
Queen Village
"Love the duck breast at my friend Jason Cichonski's restaurant, Ela. It's served over fun, delicious pretzel spaetzle with Brussels sprouts, smoked butternut squash, and duck jus. You can find it on their bar bite menu."
Chef Josh Lawler reviews Mushroom ravioli at Mica
$$$$ | Modern | American
Chestnut Hill
"Mica’s menu changes often, but I’ve loved every mushroom dish they make, especially the ravioli. The stuffing is well-seasoned and very earthy, and the pasta is cooked perfectly and laid in a delicious Madeira sauce. It’s a really rich dish and some of the best pasta I’ve had."