Philly Rebooted: The Biggest Ideas of 2016 — and Beyond

Photography by Gene Smirnov

Photography by Gene Smirnov

Something happened when Philly got the start-up bug: The idea that things could be reinvented, that business didn’t have to work as usual, that the old rules could be thrown into the Schuylkill — you know, innovation in the broadest sense — crept all the way up to the C-suite. Those bosses, in turn, made bold thinking the new way to do business in Philly. Here, brilliant local minds share their big ideas.

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Kerkstra Departs Philly Mag

Philadelphia Magazine announced today that editor Patrick Kerkstra is exiting the company.

In an email to the magazine’s staff, Tom McGrath, chief content and strategy officer of Philly Mag’s parent company, Metrocorp, announced Kerkstra’s departure.

“Since joining Philly Mag’s staff in 2014 — and rising to the position of editor at the beginning of this year — Patrick has worked tirelessly on behalf of Philly Mag,” McGrath wrote. “As I’ve said previously, he’s one of the best journalists in Philadelphia. I’m grateful for all of his efforts.” Read more »

Welcome to Philly’s Cheap Eats Revolution

Photograph by Davide Luciano, styling by Claudia Ficca

Photograph by Davide Luciano, styling by Claudia Ficca

We’ll always ooh and aah over a bowl of hand-rolled pasta, always have sous-vide short ribs in our dreams, always bow down to the almighty tasting menu. But these days, the most exciting tastes in Philly are coming from the most unlikely of places: the takeout counter. As chefs turn their talents to elevating quick-serve food, something amazing has happened: The most pedestrian bites are suddenly fresher, more interesting and a whole lot better. Now, we dream about lunch. Here, 94 ways to join this fast-food revolution.  Read more »

Cheap Eats: 15 Binge-Worthy Bowls at Philly Eateries

From top: Honeygrow's BBQ stir-fry, Poke Bowl's Poke Bowl, and Bryn and Dane's Acai Bowl | Photo by Davide Luciano, styling by Claudia Ficca

Clockwise from top: Honeygrow’s Red Coconut Curry stir-fry, Poke Bowl’s Poke Bowl, and Bryn and Dane’s Acai Bowl | Photo by Davide Luciano, styling by Claudia Ficca

This week on Foobooz, we’re publishing our guide to Philly’s new world of cheap eats: upscale quick cuisine that’s as exciting as a meal at Vetri — at a fraction of the price. Today, an ode to bowls — and all the delicious things Philly eateries are cramming inside them. Check out our favorite one-bowl meals below. Or pick up the October issue of Philly Mag, on newsstands this week, to see all our Cheap Eats goodness in one place.  Read more »

Cheap Eats: Philly’s Most Serious Salads

Daily Salad from Malvern Buttery | Photo by Davide Luciano, styling by Claudia Ficca

A Daily Salad from Malvern Buttery | Photo by Davide Luciano, styling by Claudia Ficca

This week the folks over on Foobooz are publishing their guide to Philly’s new world of cheap eats: upscale quick cuisine that’s as exciting as a meal at Vetri — at a fraction of the price. Today, it’ all about serious salads that can stand on their own as hearty, filling meals. Below, check out 21 of their favorites in the city and ‘burbs. Or pick up the October issue of Philly Mag, on newsstands this week, to see all the Cheap Eats goodness in one place.  Read more »

Cheap Eats: Philly’s Most Serious Salads

Daily Salad from Malvern Buttery | Photo by Davide Luciano, styling by Claudia Ficca

A Daily Salad from Malvern Buttery | Photo by Davide Luciano, styling by Claudia Ficca

This week on Foobooz, we’re publishing our guide to Philly’s new world of cheap eats: upscale quick cuisine that’s as exciting as a meal at Vetri — at a fraction of the price. Today, we’re all about serious salads that can stand on their own as hearty, filling meals. Below, check out 21 of our favorites in the city and ‘burbs. Or pick up the October issue of Philly Mag, on newsstands this week, to see all our Cheap Eats goodness in one place.  Read more »

Cheap Eats: The Philly Diner’s 2016 Bucket List

Photograph by Claudia Gavin

Hungry? Match the numbers above to the descriptions below | Photograph by Claudia Gavin

This week on Foobooz, we’re publishing our guide to Philly’s new world of cheap eats: upscale quick cuisine that’s as exciting as a meal at Vetri — at a fraction of the price. Check out our roundup of one-dish wonders at eateries all around the region below. Or pick up the October issue of Philly Mag, on newsstands this week, to see all our Cheap Eats goodness in one place.  Read more »

Cheap Eats: Philly’s Tastiest Tacos — By Neighborhood

Tacos at Buena Onda | Photo by Davide Luciano, styling by Claudia Ficca

Tacos at Buena Onda | Photo by Davide Luciano, styling by Claudia Ficca

The biggest food story of Philly in 2016? The upscaling of quick cuisine. Philly chefs are turning their attention to sandwiches, salads and tacos, Philly restaurant owners are dreaming up killer concepts, and Philly eaters are demanding that every meal is just better — better tasting, better quality. The result is our new fast-food revolution, where takeout is as exciting as a meal at Vetri. This week on Foobooz, we’ll be publishing our guide to this new world of cheap eats. (There’s not a cheesesteak mentioned!) Or pick up the October issue of Philly Mag, on newsstands this week, to see it all in one place.   Read more »

Cheap Eats: 25 Best Sandwiches in Philadelphia Right Now

House Roasted Turkey from Woodrow's Sandwich Shop | Photo by Davide Luciano, styling by Claudia Ficca

House Roasted Turkey from Woodrow’s Sandwich Shop | Photo by Davide Luciano, styling by Claudia Ficca

The biggest food story of Philly in 2016? The upscaling of quick cuisine. Philly chefs are turning their attention to sandwiches, salads and tacos, Philly restaurant owners are dreaming up killer concepts, and Philly eaters are demanding that every meal is just better — better tasting, better quality. The result is our new fast-food revolution, where takeout is as exciting as a meal at Vetri. This week on Foobooz, we’ll be publishing our guide to this new world of cheap eats. (There’s not a cheesesteak mentioned!) Or pick up the October issue of Philly Mag, on newsstands this week, to see it all in one place.  Read more »

The Philadelphian’s Guide to the Outdoors: 8 Great Fall Escapes

Firelight Camps in Ithaca, New York | Photo by Allison Usavage

Firelight Camps in Ithaca, New York | Photo by Allison Usavage

At some point or another, even the most die-hard urbanite craves peace, quiet, tranquility and, well, trees. But getting back to nature doesn’t have to mean buggy nights in a sleeping bag. There is a vast (and gorgeous) middle ground between survivalist-status roughing it and the Ritz — and that’s precisely where you’ll find the getaways below. From lakeside lodges to the fanciest yurt ever, these trips (all just a few hours from Philly) let you enjoy nature without getting your hands too dirty. Read more »

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