Benjamin Wallace

Food Fighter

Chef Barbara Lynch made her name as the erudite bad girl behind a small kingdom of restaurants, including Sportello and No. 9 Park. But with her latest venture—the city’s most ambitious upscale restaurant in years—she may be picking the battle of her life.

At 34, an Abington reformer is Harrisburg’s fastest-rising young star. But is there a place for Jimmy Stewart in Pennsylvania’s smoke-filled back rooms?