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Great Restaurants in Philadelphia: Koo Zee Doo

Jason Varney

Koo Zee Doo

Entering homey, candlelit Koo Zee Doo, in the arty Northern Liberties neighborhood, is also like stepping into old-world Europe. Husband-and-wife team David Gilberg and Carla Gonçalves work side by side in a small open kitchen framed by hanging copper pots and fronted by a slate chef’s counter that seats four. Inspired by her Portuguese roots, the duo turns out Iberian classics like carne de porco à alentenjano, made new with Berkshire pork, tiny cockles, and Virginia littlenecks and served family style from a semicylindrical canoe of glazed earthenware replicating a Portuguese roof tile.

614 N. Second St.; koozeedoo.com.


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