Table of Contents: Philadelphia Magazine
The 2009 Best of Philly hits stands Monday, August 3rd! Score a sneak peek at the highlights, then search our database for more winners!
The HUP surgeon showed us what heroism really looks like
It’s been at least six years since anyone has been killed by the Philadelphia Mafia. Is it the passing of a way of life, or an eerie calm before an approaching storm? Our writer takes to the streets of South Philly — and sips wine with the current Godfather — to find out
The Philly-forged blueswoman returns to town for a show at the Mann.
Daily News columnist Bill Conlin has been writing about sports in this town for almost half a century. In the age of blogs and millionaire jocks, he’s angrier than ever
The most sophisticated generation of Philly kids ever is renouncing its gordita-eating ways to embrace the joys of ponzu and organic duck eggs. But can you really be a foodie when you’re only four feet tall?
The most powerful politician in Philadelphia is heading to jail. In an exclusive interview, Vince Fumo talks about the agony of his trial, and why he still doesn’t know what he did that was so wrong.
Dining, Food & Wine
A former Le Bec-Fin chef masters the BYOB.
Following the burger’s lead, the hot dog has gone gourmet, and its upscale makeover — you’ll find a veal corn dog at Lacroix —...
Big-ticket Savona changes with the times
Shopping & Style
What Philly's coolest people are loving this week.CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SLIDESHOWCLICK HERE TO VIEW LAST WEEK'S SLIDESHOW
If you can't wait to get your hands on a copy of our Best of Philly issue (it hits stands on Monday), don't worry. Here’s a taste of what you can find in this year’s roundup of Philly’s best shops
The colorful prints that adorn locally designed Keri Golf bags are enough to turn any gal into an LPGA pro. Through August 15th, buy a cart or stand...
Salon Vanity owner Edmondo Blando is always coming up with ways to do things smarter, and his new flash color service for blondes is his best idea...
Our DIY obsession comes to adorable toddler clothes thanks to three Main Line moms who started CPC Designs. You choose the fabric, trim and details...
East Passyunk residents get a shelter store to call their own.
We love dresses and skirts for summer. But there’s something so laid-back and casual, yet completely sophisticated and stylish (kinda like...
Summer jewelry should be simple — but that doesn’t mean boring. We love these big, bold Slumdog Millionaire-inspired danglers popping up...
Chairman and chief creative officer of the mega-watt Brownstein Group has just gone and taken up painting
Stuff you can’t miss in August
Think Obama is tearing through tax dollars? He’s got nothing on school districts down the Shore
An upside of the bottoming-out of journalism as a profession? Not one but two new non-profits modeled on Dave Eggers’s “826”...
All I can say is thank God bathing suit season is almost over. I’m squeezed into my Lilly cover-up here on LBI (our Basil is lifeguarding in...
“Time for a bottle” has taken on a whole new meaning for a slew of hipster moms who’ve found the latest way to bond with baby and...
Watching Nutter’s back — and his diet.
There’s no reason to rent out a pricey My Super Sweet 16-style venue for your kid’s next b-day. And with these creative crews, you won’t have to settle for Bozo, either
Yeah, we’re talkin’ to you. A Philadelphian’s guide to speaking a bit more clearly
Is PhillyCarShare running out of gas?
Age: 19. Known best as: Jersey’s top surfer. Billed as the next Dean Randazzo (surfing’s Lance Armstrong), he’s currently contending...
Top Doctor and dermatologist Warren Heymann tells you how
Put those Jersey tomatoes to good use with vegan restaurant Horizons’ heart-healthy versions of this classic summer soup
Try these local finds to ward off summer intruders sans chemicals
Whip up these smart and simple dishes that’ll satisfy guests without adding pounds
A national retailer opening in Center City, a party at an Old City shoe store, and oodles of sales — get out there and shop!
Home editor Lauren McCutcheon fills us in on what she’s shopping for right now
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SLIDESHOW CLICK HERE TO VIEW LAST WEEK'S SLIDESHOWHappy Friday! This week, we scoured the streets looking for people taking...
Local jewelry expert Jeff Kellmer sheds some light on the band-buying debate
Got a designer in mind for your dream wedding dress? Check out our list of area trunk shows to see if your favorite is coming to town
Check out the work of these six talented local hair and makeup artists to get the inspiration rolling
Where to score a last minute appointment this week
We’ve got our eye on this local jewelry designer and her LBD-perfect necklaces
The heat’s still here, but this Goods reporter has got fall clothes on the brain
Philly’s stores are gearing up for fall with oodles of sales on warm-weather clothes
Top Doctor Steven Manders, a dermatologist at Cooper University Hospital, shares tips for staying safe and smooth.
From mini to medium to bucket sized, find out how many servings you’re swirling away in each cup
We got the scoop on the city’s fro-yo shops
Live, active cultures really can give your body a boost, but are fro-yo’s claims a fraud?
Where to get a last minute appointment this week
Home editor Lauren McCutcheon has got her eye on a special bedroom piece from a local eco-friendly furniture designer’s new line
We love dresses and skirts for summer. But there’s something so laid-back and casual, yet completely sophisticated and stylish (kinda like Philly!), about shorts ensembles that we can’t resist them, no matter where we’re going.
The super-sweet, perfectly tender ears are in season, and there are way-better-for-you ways to eat them than regular old butter and salt. Check out six recipes from the area’s smartest chefs
Fast fitness getaways just a short drive from Philly
What Philly's coolest people are loving this week. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SLIDESHOWCLICK HERE TO VIEW LAST WEEK'S SLIDESHOW
Where to get a last minute appointment this week
Our stealthy stakeouts of shop-worthy area boutiques
Catch a break this summer at various locations throughout the country, including New Orleans, San Diego and more