Best of Philly: Suburban Cocktail Spots

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Best of Philly 2017 is now online as well as at newsstands. Check out the best in suburban cocktails as well as the rest of the Best in food, drink, shopping, beauty, health, fitness, fun and games.

Q: Where are the best cocktails in the ’burbs?
— Thirsty Sailor in Media

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Best of Philly: Dining With a Mission

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Best of Philly 2017 is now online as well as at newsstands. Check out the best in dining for a cause as well as the rest of the Best in food, drink, shopping, beauty, health, fitness, fun and games.

When good chefs, good eats and good causes come together, everyone wins. Here’s where to get the tastiest feel-good food in Philly.

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Best of Philly Soirée 2017

Owen Rothstein, Angela Val, Discover PHL, Joe Val and Priscilla Jimenez, Kline Spector

More than 1,500 people packed Dilworth Park last night for the 2017 Best of Philly Soirée. Guests enjoyed samplings from many of this year’s Best of Philly restaurant winners, including Blue Duck Sandwich Co., Butcher Bar, Shake Shack, Slice Pizza, and Vedge. DJ Adrian Hardy kept the dance floor packed as the night went on, with many people opting for dancing in the fountain to cool off. At the end of the main event, guests headed to the after-party at Gran Caffe L’Aquila on Chestnut Street, where they served the “HUGO” as the official cocktail to celebrate winning Best Italian Restaurant in the Philly Mag readers’ poll. Read more »

I Tried It: Ax Throwing in Kensington

Photo by Jeff Fusco.

I signed the waiver at Urban Axes without reading it. The nondescript warehouse on a no-man’s-land block in Kensington didn’t give me pause, nor did the fact that I’d be throwing sharp objects around without any experience. Read more »

Best of Philly: The Workouts We’re Obsessed With Right Now 

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It’s that time of year again, friends! Time for Philadelphia magazine’s “Best of Philly” issue featuring a whopping 295 new picks for everything from the best happy-hour scene in Philly (VERY important information) to the best unintimidating X-rated shop (hey, the more ya know, ya know?) to —drumroll, please — the best of the health and wellness world in Philly right now.

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Joe Beddia Talks Yelp, Fishtown, and His Pizza Nazi Reputation

Joe Beddia with a copy of the new Best of Philly issue inside his Fishtown pizzeria.

Behind the Line is Foobooz’s weekly interview series with the people who make up Philadelphia’s dynamic bar and restaurant scene. Click the links to read the previous Behind the Line interviews with Marc Vetri and Michael Solomonov or click here for the full archive.

The 2017 edition of Best of Philly is now out, so we thought we’d pay a visit to the guy whose pizza graces the cover: Fishtown pizza guru Joe Beddia. We caught up with him on Thursday morning inside his perpetually sweltering Girard Avenue shop. Read more »

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