Interviews

penn bioethicist zeke emanuel
City Life

Penn Bioethicist Zeke Emanuel on Why We Should Expect More Pandemics in the Future

If you’ve watched much TV during the pandemic — outside of Tiger King, we mean — chances are you’ve seen Ezekiel Emanuel weighing in on […]

Foobooz

Kalaya’s Chutatip “Nok” Suntaranon on Thai Food, Personal Style, and Her Favorite Restaurant in Philly

Behind the Line is Foobooz’s interview series with the people who make up Philly’s dynamic bar and restaurant scene. For the complete archives, go here. […]

jose garces
City Life

Jose Garces on Restaurant Critics and the Strangest Thing He’s Ever Eaten

My full name is … Jose Alonso Garces. There are accents on it, but I don’t use them. I was named after my grandfather, who […]

Foobooz

Where to Eat On Your Monday Off, According to Philly Chefs

Presidents’ Day is still a full week away, but we’re already planning where to eat on our day off, taking advantage of the extra time […]

malcolm jenkins interview
City Life

Eagles Leader Malcolm Jenkins on Race, Justice, and His New Filmmaking Career

Malcolm Jenkins is sore. “Two days after the game, it’s like when all your meds and stuff wear off,” he says, gingerly settling into a […]

steve highsmith
City Life

Mummers Parade Host Steve Highsmith Talks Inclusivity and $10,000 Costumes

I was born in … Fort Gordon, a United States Army installation outside of Augusta, Georgia. I grew up in a military family. I got […]

dj robert drake
City Life

DJ Robert Drake on Living in Mummerville and the One Holiday Song He’ll Never Play

My full name is … Robert Alan Drake. I’d like to think my initials — RAD — represent me in the ’80s. I grew up […]

stella jose garces
Foobooz

Jose Garces Is Making a Comeback With Stella. Here’s What He Has to Say About It.

We opened Stella because … I’ve had a farm in Ottsville, about 25 minutes from New Hope, since 2010. I grew organic vegetables and really embraced […]

Heather Thomason
Foobooz

Primal Supply Meats’ Heather Thomason on Cutting It in the Male-Dominated Butcher Industry

I got my start as a butcher when … I identified a disconnect between farmers and buyers — beautiful pastured pigs were sold as poorly […]

Foobooz

Wawa’s Corporate Chef on the New Food She Can’t Wait to Share With Customers

Before I started at Wawa, I was … a culinary-school teacher, and then corporate chef at Buffalo Wild Wings in Minneapolis. I’ve been at Wawa […]

elijah milligan
Foobooz

How This Philly Chef Is Creating a Platform for Talented Black Culinary Artists

I’m from … South Philly originally, but I’ve lived and worked all over the city. I just moved back from California. The thing I missed […]

philadelphia chefs
Foobooz

Philly Chefs Dish on the Future of Our Food Scene

Rents are rising. Instagram is king. Restaurants are opening at a fast clip. Is this the beginning of the end? Are we just getting started? […]

Foobooz

5 Restaurants Philly Chefs Wish We’d Talk About More

We’re always sharing the restaurants we love and the meals we can’t stop thinking about — now it’s the chefs’ turns to spill. Here are […]

Foobooz

Jose Garces on Working With New Partner, What’s Next in Philly

It’s been a few months, but the dust seems to have settled over on the Jose Garces front. This summer, following what was likely the rockiest chapter in his career, the chef was […]

Be Well Philly

How Michael B. Jordan is Getting in Shape for “Creed II” in Philadelphia

Celebrity trainer Corey Calliet has made a career of getting famous bodies into very, very good shape. One body in particular has garnered Calliet a […]