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Maddy Sweitzer-Lammé

Digital Contributor


Where to Have a Blowout Birthday Dinner in Philly

Philadelphia restaurants where you can splurge on a special meal or celebrate with a big group.


Just One Dish: Poppe’s Sandwich at Heavy Metal Sausage Co.

The story behind Heavy Metal Sausage’s zungenblutwurst sandwich, how it’s made, and why you should be going out of your way to eat it.


Where to Go on a First Date With Someone You’re Only Sorta Into

Cafes, bars, and casual restaurants for when you might need an escape hatch — or at least the possibility of leaving after thirty minutes.


The Philly Weekday Breakfast Guide

This one is for the brunch naysayers, the early risers, the champions of the most important meal of the day.


Where to Eat Around Rittenhouse Square

You’re probably going to dine in Rittenhouse at least a couple times this year. Here’s our curated list of where to eat in the neighborhood.


The Mount Everest of Holiday Baking

Why the laborious process of baking panettone has become an obsession for some in our city.

Christmas Lights in Peddler's Village

Three Winter Food Day Trips Within 90 Minutes of Philly

Where to go on a winter Saturday when eating, drinking, and ogling holiday lights are your top priorities.

Life & Style

23 Things to Do in the Poconos in the Winter

Outdoor adventure, cozy accommodations, endless antiquing, bustling breweries and more.


Your Guide to the Pocono Beverage Trail

Drink your way through the Poconos with some of the best wineries, breweries, and distilleries in the region.


The 2022 Foobooz Holiday Gift Guide

Philly-specific, food-centric gifts for friends, family, and that random coworker you got for Secret Santa this year.

Life & Style

The 2022 Philly Mag Shop Local Gift Guide

Holiday goodies for everyone from the kiddos to your besties to the fab fashionistas in your life.


Why Is it So Hard for Philly Restaurants to Offer Health Insurance?

Thin margins and high staff turnover leave restaurant owners in a bind. Some businesses find their own workarounds.


Non-Touristy Restaurants Perfect for Your Out-of-Town Family

Your 201 syllabus for dining with visiting relatives in Philadelphia right now.


Where to Book a Private Dining Room in Philly

It’s that time of year when groups of people who never normally dine together decide to try it out. Here’s where to go.


Where to Pick Up Thanksgiving Pies in Philly

You’ve already got enough going on during Thanksgiving.