Craig LaBan, Local Man of Mystery

With just a few words, the Inquirer critic can make or break a restaurant. No wonder spotting him has become a high-stakes game. By Marc Kravitz Photographs By Michael T. Regan

With just a few words, the Inquirer critic can make or break a restaurant. No wonder spotting him has become a high-stakes game.

By Marc Kravitz
Photographs By Michael T. Regan

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      Josh Kruger is an award-winning writer and editor-in-chief of Philadelphia Weekly. His past work includes years as a journalist with Philadelphia Weekly, his PW column “The Uncomfortable Whole” winning multiple awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists’ First Place award for newspaper commentary in both 2014 and 2015. Josh has written for a variety of local and national publications, and his work often includes his perspective as someone with lived experience with HIV, homelessness, poverty, trauma, and addiction along with expert analysis from years of experience in journalism and public service following a five year stint in local government communications. He is a member of Philly’s local LGBTQ community, a parishioner at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, a militant bicyclist, and resident of the Point Breeze section of the city with his cat, a senior tom named Mason.

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