Opinion

Foobooz

Why Middle Child Clubhouse Is So Special, According to the Middle Child Employees

I spent last summer searching for the restaurant of the future here in Philly. Which restaurants would be trailblazers in this strange new world in […]

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Foobooz

Audrey Claire Is No More. Charley Dove Might Become Its Indispensable Replacement.

For those of you who don’t follow the shifting tides of sway and power in the restaurant scene, let’s start here: Forever ago, restaurateur and […]

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Life & Style

Why Do We Think Buying Stuff Will Change Who We Are?

I am nobody’s idea of a shopaholic, but everyone has weak spots, and mine is beauty products. This will come as a surprise to those […]

City Life

As I Turn 30, I Wish Philly the Same Confidence It Gave Me

As my fellow millennials would put it, “This is 30.” On October 12, 1991, in the midst of the the controversial Anita Hill and Clarence […]

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City Life

We Don’t Need a Jury to Tell Us That the Days of Johnny Doc Have Passed

This week, Philly “politics as usual” is on trial. More than two years after being federally charged for bribery and corruption, Local 98 leader John “Johnny […]

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Foobooz

We’ve Really Missed Watching Sports at a Bar

Here’s the thing about sports bars — the good ones, anyway: Hanging out at them, watching a game at them, fraternizing the way you do […]

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Foobooz

Have You Missed Bars As Much As We Have?

Their tall stools. Their sticky wooden tops. We miss the foggy beers and purple wines, the shots of whiskey lining up whenever a night would […]

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Foobooz

Remember Disappearing Into a Crowd of Strangers at a Bar?

I’ve decided to spend a midsummer afternoon with four old men who want absolutely nothing to do with me. When I pop by just before […]

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Foobooz

There’s Nothing I’ve Missed More Than Enjoying Live Music in a Bar

I identify as an alcoholic, and not in that cute It’s wine o’clock somewhere! kind of way. And while I’m sober, I still missed going […]

philly dive bars
Foobooz

Finding Comfort in the Discomfort of a Dive Bar

We choose to go to dive bars not because they’re clean, but because they’re dirty. Or at least, we forgive the scratched glasses, hot-dog Jacuzzis […]

holiday bars
Foobooz

There’s Nothing Cozier Than Spending the Holidays Inside a Bar

An open bar isn’t the easiest thing to come by on Christmas Day. Even city fixtures like McGillin’s and Bob & Barbara’s close up shop […]

City Life

Stop Judging People for Going to Outdoor Events. The COVID Mandates Are Working.

As we all began to adjust to in-person gatherings this summer in the wake of vaccination requirements, I noticed a growing trend: social media doomsaying. […]

City Life

Philly Will Pay $2 Million to Settle a Police Brutality Case. It Will Also Give Cops a Raise. Why?

The saying goes “You gotta spend money to make money” when it comes to maximizing budgetary opportunities, but the city has officially proven that it […]

City Life

Philly’s Budget Treats Gun Violence Like It’s a Tomorrow Problem

Putting your money where your mouth is means nothing if you’re working with a bad script. Someone should tell that to the Kenney administration as […]

City Life

Why I’ve Decided to Stop Debating Vaccine-Resistant People

For many of the fully vaccinated among us who have spent much of the past year arguing with family, friends and colleagues who have refused […]