Table of Contents: Philadelphia Magazine
From the sausage at Monk's that you can't not order (again) to the short-rib flatbread at Amada that became an instant classic, here are the restaurant dishes that define Philadelphia's food scene. (And not one of them is a cheesesteak or hoagie!)
By Ashley Primis
Marc Verti's favorite Philly dishes
Jennifer Carroll's favorite Philly dishes
In a case that may change how we think of justice, the D.A. wants him to go to jail for it. Again
Philadelphia may be one of the most gay-friendly cities in America, but it wasn’t always that way. Tracking down the gay pioneers who first settled in the blocks between Broad Street and Washington Square, Amy Korman hears tales of courage, crisis, community, drag queens and Frank Rizzo — and chronicles the making of the place we call the Gayborhood
Philadelphia schools head Arlene Ackerman arrived a year and a half ago with a strong résumé on education but an unwillingness to play politics. So just how long do you think she’ll last in this town?
AS WE BEGIN A new year, a lot of us at the magazine are breathing a great sigh of relief. We survived 2009! The worst seems to be over, although we...
When Philly socialites fly to Palm Beach for the season, they take along the most important people in their lives: not their husbands, but their hairstylists, trainers, interior designers and party planners
Don’t let Villanova basketball coach Jay Wright’s handsome face and sharp wardrobe fool you. Beneath it all, he’s as old-school Philly as they come
“You’ll know when it’s time,” friends assured me when our dog was diagnosed with cancer. If only it were that easy
The newlywed Wharton grad talks Celebrity Apprentice and her debut book
Dining, Food & Wine
Strawberry heart tart at the Commissary“I worked at the Commissary during the summers when I was in college, and I still remember the recipe....
Shopping & Style
Philly winters call for an arsenal of cold-weather accessories — but there's no reason to look like you're headed for the slopes
We love how ruffles add a sweetly feminine touch to our coziest winter coats.Click here to see our favorite ruffles of this winter season.
Start off the New Year with a new wardrobe. The Boyds “Now or Never” sale is in full swing, and all fall and winter suits, sweaters,...
L’Oréal has just unveiled a new super-gentle, ammonia-free hair color system, called INOA, that produces rich hues, makes strands soft...
The Fightin’ Phils may not have won the series, but these cheeky “There’s No Crying In Baseball” tees from Vintage Blue will...
An upscale consignment shop comes to Rittenhouse
Mount Laurel resident, former Eagle, and sports director at NBC10
Study abroad! See the world! Make your college rich!
What exactly are the dead like? Are they happy? Sad? It varies, really. Some are angry. Some bored. Many of them tell jokes. Are they good jokes?...
It’s not usually the case that Homeland Security throws ideas in a writer’s lap. But if Frenchtown’s Liz Gilbert, of mega-seller...
One man’s quest for contentment
First came the boom. Then, the bust. These days, Philly’s all about the fire sale. “When the bubble burst,” says Center City real...
One sunny Penn grad is gonna cheer you up
At first we ignored those huge new electronic signs telling us how long it would take to navigate the Schuylkill Expressway from, say, KOP to Vine...
Why the city’s best kitchens are going against the grain
After feasting ourselves silly this holiday season (starting with a gorge on cornbread stuffing at Tory Burch’s swanky Valley Forge...
Got the winter blahs? Forget the gym membership, and try these six intrepid activities that not only banish the doldrums, but happen to be killer workouts, too
U.S. Rep Patrick Murphy—-Democrat, decorated Iraq vet, onetime Altar Boy of the Year—on appearing on the November cover of the LGBT...
How trains could reinvent the Girard corridor — if Amtrak would fork over the cash
Age: “Ageless” (52 this month).Known best as: The new CEO of the Philadelphia Orchestra, fresh from the Atlanta Symphony, where the...
A man walks into a bar and orders a Jameson. The bartender says, "Sir, that'll be six dollars." The man reaches into his pocket and realizes...
A 24-year-old newly single professional who has three months to fit into her bridesmaid dress. “I’m a bridesmaid in two weddings that are quickly approaching, and I’m hoping to be rocking the form-fitting dress.”
A soon-to-be-40 working mom who wants to drop pounds so she can keep up with her teenage daughter. “I want to keep up when walking and for her to understand the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.”
A 25-year-old just-married caterer who wants to begin the greatest adventure of her life looking good and feeling great. “I don't feel beautiful because I know I'm not healthy. I want to start my married life as a healthy, beautiful woman.”
A 39-year-old sign-equipment salesman and self-proclaimed fast-food junkie. “The only thing I like better than bacon is cheese-covered bacon.”
Forget that boring, fatty, overly processed French onion dip and whip up one of these fresh, better-for-you options from healthy chef Katie Cavuto. Your guests (and your jeans) will thank you
Grab a friend (or two or three) and hit the slopes for a day of fun (and a killer workout, too!)
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Home Editor Lauren McCutcheon is practicing for her ambitious spring gardening on poor, defenseless houseplants
A&E Editor Victor Fiorillo is finally warm, and he's not giving it up!
Wedding planner and etiquette expert Mark Kingsdorf helps you navigate those issues with guests — and their gifts
Caterer extraordinaire Jeffrey Miller chimes in, and we’ve got a slideshow of ideas to get you started
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Spring’s feminine frills get winterized on this season’s prettiest outerwear
Travel editor Christy Speer has her eye on these two oh-so-tempting deals right now
Here’s our round-up of local bridal shows going on in the next two weeks—to help you find your vendors, gather inspiration and get you rolling on your Big-Day plans. Enjoy
Travel editor Christy Speer offers up two spa destinations that’ll help jumpstart your fitness goals
Don’t let a night at the city’s best restaurants blow your diet. Philadelphia’s top chefs — including Iron Chef Jose Garces — share what to order at their restaurants when you’re watching your weight
Top Doctor Michael D. Cirigliano, M.D., associate professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, shares his top five tips for a chapped-free winter
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Fashion editor Carrie Denny shares her motivation for getting on top of her 2010 health and fitness goals. (Shocker: It has to do with shopping.)
Home editor Lauren McCutcheon finds out what local shop owners are looking forward to seeing this year.