• Best Italian Restaurant (Paradiso)
    Philadelphia magazine
  • Best Contemporary Italian (Paradiso)
    Philadelphia magazine
  • 38 Essential Restaurants (Izumi)
    Philly Eater

My Restaurants

  • Paradiso
    1627 E Passyunk Ave
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Izumi
    1601 E Passyunk Ave
    Philadelphia, PA

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Chef Corey Baver reviews  at
Pied de porc
"Unfortunately, I only dine at Bibou once a year, so that means I'm craving the foie-stuffed pig trotter for the remaining 364 days out of the year. This dish is amazing! It's pure bliss for an experienced foodie or a wonderful step into the French culinary world for a novice. Braised to perfection, the pork and foie melt in your mouth."
Chef Corey Baver reviews  at
"The daily changing selections of salads and hummus with house-baked luffa is a wonderful way to start your meal at Zahav. It's some of the best hummus I've ever had, hands down. And the laffa? Forget about it!"
Berkshire pork pâté
"Whenever I'm in Center City, I try to get a seat at the bar at The Dandelion to enjoy this tasty pâté. The execution is always perfect. Spread the creamy, smooth pâté on their homemade wheat toast, and you’re good to-go."
Chef Corey Baver reviews  at
Angus burger
"Sometimes I just crave a burger, and when that happens, I usually head to Royal Tavern. The bacon Cheddar burger is always cooked perfectly, and I always have to order a side of the stuffed potato skins with duck confit. This is bar food done to perfection."
Chef Corey Baver reviews  at
Speck & cheese croissant
"On Sunday mornings, this is a wonderful treat while I get ready for dinner service at the restaurant. The buttery, flaky croissant stuffed with speck and Emmentaler cheese is a great way to start your day (even if that day is only Sunday)."

From My Menu

Chef Lee Styer reviews Vegetable tempura at Izumi
$$ | Japanese
Passyunk Square
1 Review
"Crispy carrots, broccoli, red peppers, and other vegetables are fried to perfection at my favorite sushi spot. They're served with red pepper sauce, smoked salt, and a citrus soy sauce."