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Maddy Sweitzer-Lammé

Digital Contributor


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.

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.


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.


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.


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.