Drew Lazor, PUNCH

Drew Lazor


Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Past articles by Drew:

Bring Back the Yolanda

LyAnna Sanabria revives the 1930s “candied Martini.” → Read More

Can the Restaurant Review Survive in a Post-Coronavirus World?

What are the challenges — and the ethics — of rating restaurants during a pandemic? A host of food writers share their thoughts. → Read More

WWII spy film ‘A Call to Spy’ with Haverford’s Sarah Megan Thomas comes to the Navy Yard drive-in

The spy film, about intrepid women spies during World War II, shot in Philadelphia. → Read More

"The Expendables" Proved That a Nostalgic Old-Guy Action Flex Could Work

Sylvester Stallone’s 2010 love note to the artless and satisfying genre films of the 1980s starring action stars past and present somehow ended up working. → Read More

Bring Back the Grand Royal Fizz

Every year, the instant the weather turns even remotely warm, Jillian Moore starts dreaming about the Jersey Shore. Her thoughts drift back to childhood af → Read More

Bring Back the Hot Pants

People have been wearing shorts for centuries, but “hot pants” are undeniably a result of the disco-era. Popularized by designers in Italy and France, → Read More

After going viral, Taqueria Morales is keeping up

This South Philly family restaurant is building a customer base, after an initial bump from the internet. → Read More

The Modern Bartender’s Top Shelf

We’ve long been conditioned to accept as a canon law that expensive liquor is best sipped neat or on the rocks. It’s a natural, but outmoded notion-one → Read More

Japanese Milk Soda Does a Highball Good

When people ask Toby Cecchini what the secret is to his signature Mai Tai, they’re stunned by his response: Calpico, a cultured dairy drink beloved by Ja → Read More

The Great New Orleans Sazerac Mystery Lives on

Nobody is really sure who invented the most famous cocktail from the Big Easy, so how did Sazerac House build a museum around it? → Read More

Bring Back the Yellow Bird

As one of the modern tiki movement’s most erudite voices, Garret Richard doesn’t necessarily scream “Galliano guy.” But the bartender has long been → Read More

For chefs, a knife is more than a tool — it’s a slice of life

From $3,000 slicers to plastic-handled "bone crushers." → Read More

The Alamagoozlum Conspiracy

At his prime, the Gilded Age financier John Pierpont Morgan was the quintessential stogie-chomping big-city boss-and he had the high-class drinking habits → Read More

Drunk Food: Late Night Tiki and Dumplings in Philly’s Chinatown

One a.m., in David’s Mai Lai Wah time, is early. Holding down the northwest corner of 10th and Race for nearly 40 years, the Cantonese restaurant is one → Read More

Meek Mill returns to Philly for his first concert as a free man

Last month, his nearly 13-year legal saga came to a close. While his tour mate, Future, showed out, this was really Mill’s night at the BB&T Pavilion. → Read More

Bring Back the Angel's Tit

“You can’t mix angels and alcohol,” warns country legend Alan Jackson on his album Angels and Alcohol. “I don’t think God meant for them to get a → Read More

At Kensington’s Flow State, Filipino sweets power a pastry chef’s personal journey

“I’m a 40-year-old woman, and I’m just coming out as Filipino now,” the native Michigander joked → Read More

In a North Philly writing lab, young food critics are born — after being duped

In Olde Kensington's hottest pop-up cafe, you'll find a $20 PB&J, primo views, and a mob of terrifying young food writers. → Read More

Jennifer Lopez shakes the rafters at the Wells Fargo Center for her ‘It’s My Party’ tour

Her scrappy Puerto Rican girl from The Bronx origin story remains the most dominant aspect of her identity, and she drew deeply from this well throughout a two-plus hour performance at the Wells Fargo Center Saturday night. → Read More

Robyn plays a very wet show at the Mann Center

Pop music's weird older sister weathered the storm. → Read More