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Maddy Sweitzer-Lammé

Digital Contributor


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.

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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.


The South Jersey Farmer Continuing a Legacy of Whole-Hog Cooking

Kyle Smith of Smith Poultry on his connection to Southern barbecue and sharing his knowledge (and delicious pork) with the Philly area.


12 Philly Coffee Shops Where You Can Pretend You Have an Office

Wi-fi, snacks, comfortable chairs, plenty of outlets, and no annoying cubicle neighbors to be found.


Where to Sit at the Bar and Be Social

Philly spots with busy bars, nice people, and no awkwardness about sitting alone. Go forth and make a friend.


The Best Restaurants in Queen Village

Solo lunch spots, highlight-of-the-year dinner destinations, and all the charming restaurants where you’ll want to be a regular.


Kyle Cuffie-Scott on the Perfect Quiche and Getting Philly to Talk About AIDS

The owner of Darnel’s Cakes started the project as a fundraiser for World AIDS Day. Now the cafe has a loyal following and a possible second location in the works.


Where to Eat in Northern Liberties

BYOBs galore, great Middle Eastern food, and happy hour spots where you can bring a group.


Why Your Burger and Fries Cost $24 at Southwark

A breakdown of the ingredient costs and labor expenses behind Southwark’s cheeseburger explains how inflation and supply-chain issues impact the price tag.


Just One Dish: Enchipocladas at Frida Cantina

Chicken enchiladas made with a silky chipotle sauce you won’t find anywhere else in Philly, the story behind the dish, and why you should eat it ASAP.


Three Fall Food Day Trips Within 90 Minutes of Philly

Where to go on a fall Saturday when eating, drinking, and spending time outside are the priorities.