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These Are the Must-Try Treats at Six Old-School Philly Bakeries

Philadelphians, um, like to eat. That’s hardly news here in the land of cheesesteaks, soft pretzels and soft-shell crabs. But in a world that seems […]

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Where to Play Bocce Ball Around Philadelphia

The sport of bocce ball dates back to 5200 B.C., the approximate date it was depicted on the wall of an Egyptian tomb, according to […]

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8 Must-Have Takeout Foods to Include in Your Perfect Philly Picnic

Barn Cat Cheese from Conscious Cultures Creamery A bloomy vegan blue that will make you reexamine all your vegan cheese opinions. Lemonade from Micah’s Mixx […]

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20 Rooftop Bars, Secret Gardens and Gorgeous Patios for Outdoor Dining in Philly

All our favorite places to dine alfresco around Philly right now, just because we want to. Not because we have to. Lola’s Garden Avram Hornik, […]


Where to Eat Fish and Chips in Philadelphia

Any food culture that says fried fish and fried potatoes is a balanced meal is a food culture we can get down with. Luckily, Philly […]


Cake Is Having a Real Moment in Philly Right Now

After a dismal year full of cancelled parties and holidays spent alone, layer cakes — the official dessert of celebrations — are having a moment. […]

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Six Fruit Trees and Plants That Will Thrive in Your Philly Rowhouse Garden

One of the first things my daughter and her husband did when they bought a house in 2016 was plant an apple tree. It was […]

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Living in Media: A Neighborhood Guide

A Trolley Runs Through it Media may be one of the last suburbs in America to have a Main Street with a trolley. And that […]


Where to Eat Crabcakes, Crab Boils, and Soft-Shell Crabs in Philly

Crab is one of the ultimate warm weather foods: special enough to transport you, but casual enough to be eaten messily with both hands and […]


22 Philly Water Ice Shops to Try This Summer

Water ice is a true Philadelphia institution. The sorbetto recipes that Italian immigrants brought to the city became something more: a treat that’s frozen — […]

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6 of the Most Peaceful Places to Hike in and Around Philly

Unlike, say, Colorado, it may be easy to overlook the Philly area for hiking. But right here, in our own backyard, we have access to […]


Where to Eat (and Drink!) by the Water Around Philadelphia

For a city surrounded by water, there’s a surprisingly limited number of waterfront dining options in Philadelphia. But the options we do have are pretty […]


Your Guide to Philly’s Growing Empanada Scene

Empanadas come in an almost endless array of styles, from the crimped and baked Argentinean styles to the fried, corn-based ones in Colombia and Venezuela. […]

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The 10 Essential Sound of Philadelphia Songs Everyone Should Know

Hit play, then go check out our oral history of the Sound of Philadelphia, in which Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, with friends and collaborators […]

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Nine Great Spots For Bird-Watching in Philly and the ’Burbs

Sure, you can just glance out your back window and see birds; that’s part of their charm. But why not up your odds of glimpsing […]