Table of Contents: Philadelphia Magazine
Our meat-and-potatoes guide to the region's best steak restaurants
By Joy Manning, Marnie Old, Ashley Primis, Bridget Salmons and Christine Speer
Know Your ... TerminologyPrime vs. Choice:Plain and simple, USDA Prime beef is the best you can get; USDA Choice runs a close second. If your meat...
How Philadelphia is becoming a steakhouse town
As her husband, Larry Mendte, was pleading guilty to federal cyber crimes and telling the world he’d had an “improper” relationship with Alycia Lane, Fox 29 anchor Dawn Stensland had to hold it together so she could report the news every night on TV. Now, in an exclusive interview, Stensland speaks out about the e-mails she discovered, her recent miscarriage, why she’s been able to forgive her husband, and why she can’t yet forgive herself
A designer’s little black book is her most prized possession. Here, Barbara Eberlein reveals the local resources she tapped to transform this...
The reign of the McMansion has ended. Enter the new traditional: How a sophisticated interior designer gave a seven-year-old house a sense of history and grandeur
Growing up in Northeast Philly, I desperately wanted to escape its marshmallow blandness. Now — 40 years later — my old neighborhood has radically changed. Figuring out why I find that so upsetting just might open a new window into the most mysterious swath of the city
Ethics watchdog Shane Creamer has slapped the hands of Philly power brokers like Johnny Doc. But are his bark and bite as vicious as they should be?
The tanking economy isn’t exactly your fault, but America’s biggest debt-collection company — headquartered in Horsham — will still hunt you down
Some of what gets handed down from generation to generation, you hope bypasses your kids. Pass the bell jar, please
The UPenn grad and KYW alum returns for another season of Maury
Dining, Food & Wine
Several wines you can pair with vegetables, sushi and chocolates.
Talking food with restaurateur Jonathan Myerow, of Tria
On frosty nights when darkness comes too fast, there’s nothing like a rich, inky stout to warm you. The dead of January is prime time for one...
At Friday Saturday Sunday, the frozen daiquiri never went out of fashion.
Five new or noteworthy places to try in January.
Okay, maybe you don’t need to be convinced to indulge in chocolate no matter what the season, but do take this suggestion: The same...
Shopping & Style
Dropping hundreds on one pair of jeans may suddenly seem silly, but we’re not ready to kick our designer denim habit. (The apple-bottom fit! The status logo! We just can’t do it.) With some thrifty thinking, we don’t have to.
After years of owning and managing local car dealerships, Society Hill’s Hilary Green learned something interesting: namely, that despite the...
This season, local spas are offering remedies that seem culled from a grocery list (lemon, tea, egg yolk) and are full of comforting, crave-able...
Guys and girls can both take 30 percent off all winter gear (like jackets, scarves, and these boots from Minnetonka) at South Moon Under all month....
Thanks to its eco-approach, mineral makeup is a trend with staying power. We’ve fallen in love with a line created in Collegeville. Le Jardin...
Mini-indulgences come to Chestnut Hill
Gentlemen: We love the Phillies, too, but truth be told, it’s time to take off that World Series hat. Trade sports for sporty, and finish your...
Philly’s overcast skies are no match for the striking shapes, standout textures and dramatic details of this season’s crop of...
You make the promise every New Year’s: “This will be the year I really get in shape!” And mid-month, you’re back on the couch,...
Are you, like Edgar, feeling a tad portly after this season’s binge? The place to take your designer sweats is evidently Joe Zarett’s new...
The winter of discontent at Philly’s fanciest restaurant?
Carrion on in Audubon
In ticket sales, the more things change, the more they stay the same. (Expensive)
Four questions for Philly’s biggest Poe fan
Lynne Abraham seems born to play her tough role as the Death Penalty D.A.
The state of Center City’s high-rise real estate
This month: ESPN gridiron guru (and ex-Inky sports scribe) Sal Paolantonio traces the twinned evolution of our nation and the national pastime...
Hair loss isn’t just a problem for men. It’s a major issue for women, too
Happy Friday!As I mentioned last week, our invasion into the headquarters of Urban/Anthro uncovered such a gold mine, such a jackpot of fashionistas,...
Hedda Gabler fights her lesbian desires ... Not your daddy's Ibsen!
WHO: Jessica TroianoOWNS: PiccoliniMOST RECENT PURCHASE I'M LOVING: It’s a tie: my silver dog-tag necklace; and a black halter dress by...
Long gone are the days when stringing some beads on a piece of string qualifies as designing jewelry — and we, frankly, couldn’t be...
While it might seem counterintuitive to visit the Philadelphia Zoo in the dead of winter, I can tell you by personal experience (went last weekend)...
Hi, everyone! I would like to introduce to you something new we’ll be doing on the Web. It’s called "My Buys," and it’s...
Designer Sheila Frank certainly knows a lot about making something out of nothing: Growing up in Upper Darby, she resorted to toilet paper and tape to...
What Philly's wearing this week
Local jewelry designer Ellen Rockower has come a long way from her summer-camp jewelry-class days. The recent RIT grad, who got her degree in Jewelry...
In two weekends, you can learn how to build your own boat
Back in 2004, before the world had gone totally gaga for green, Philly husband-and-wife team Geoff Weiser and Suji Meswani both left corporate jobs...
Earlier this year, after some unfavorable reviews, Devil’s Den brought in a new chef and promptly vanished from the radar. I recently stopped in...
I lived in Queen Village for a year and never stepped into the venerable Second Street fish house, Snockey’s. But this recent eGullet discussion...
Looking back over my notes from the new restaurants I visited in 2008, I realized how incredibly well fed I am. I ate a lot of amazing food. But of all the dishes I tried this year, here are my personal top 10.
Our top picks for fancy-fun frocks to wear to ring in the New Year