The Leda Rosé is Tavel-style — meaning it kindasorta drinks like a red. Meaning it’s just as good with meats as with oysters. Meaning it’s perfect for summer and winter. 209 Vineyard Road, Atco, NJ 08004, amaltheacellars.com/.
We have plenty of wine shops selling cabernet sauvignon from Napa, malbec from Argentina and chardonnay from Jerz. (We even have a mechanic who gives us bottles of his homemade red. Just me?) But one thing we didn’t have: our very own winery. Mural City changed that. From the Kensington-based tasting room, try varietals the owners help harvest, then hand-crush and bottle on-site — all made with grapes sourced from within 300 miles of Philly. 2011 Amber Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125, muralcitycellars.com/.
As furniture shopping becomes increasingly big-box and catalog-focused, this growing local shop delivers exactly what we want: options. The Chestnut Street flagship has soft leather sofas and industrial-cool accent pieces; the next-door sister store is dedicated to mid-century modern, and the newest Queen Village annex has all the same great brands, plus more of those home-making accessories. 1214-1216 Chestnut Street and 331 South Street, 19107, cellaluxuria.com.
Bloodcurdling screams! Satanic slashers! Cellar-dwelling one-eyed torture beasts! It could only mean one thing: Exhumed Films' monthly double (sometimes triple) feature of some of the best and worst -horror films ever made. International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, exhumedfilms.com/.
Franzones does the best simple blue-collar pie: Nothing fancy just an addictive sweet sauce on one of the best non-gourmet pizzas youll find. 501 Dekalb Street, Bridgeport, PA 19405, kingofprussia.com/franzones/.
If you're in the tech-biz game and need a vibe that's cool but still more collared-shirt than hoodie, you'll love the membership options, admin support and La Colombe coffee at Benjamin's Desk. 1701 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, benjaminsdesk.com/.
The jewelry at online shop Dylanlex (crafted by Drexel grad Drew Ginsburg) comes in the form of rings, bracelets and chunky multi-layered collars, made from mixed metals and Swarovski crystals, that have earned a cult following among style-blazers. (Rihanna's a fan.) Dylanlex.com.
Last November, Stefani Threet opened this storefront in the West Philly neighborhood where she grew up. You’ll find pieces by nearly 120 artists, many of whom are makers of color, women and/or Philly locals. A mug wall provides a tangible way to compare cups; we’re eyeing the collar necklaces from Melted Porcelain. 5015 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143, ceramicconceptphl.com.
After three years of catering to the city's coolest dudes and fielding desperate pleas for a women's section from their equally hip girlfriends, men's shop Ps & Qs opened a sister store mere blocks from the original outpost. The sequel boasts a familiar, albeit feminine, aesthetic, and stocks a style-forward lineup of slim-cut joggers, tailored collared shirts and chic Tretorn kicks. They also sell children's clothes — because what little one doesn't need a Pendleton poncho? 1018 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, psandqs.com/.