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Ardmore’s Autana Is a Pandemic Success Story Told in Arepas and Patacones 

There is nothing about Autana that I don’t love. Let me say that right from the start. This entire review should be two sentences. Just […]

Life & Style

Wilderness and Style Meet at Rex in the Poconos

Finding the right hotel in the Poconos can be daunting. You feel like you’re choosing from three options: a fussy spa resort, a budget or […]

City Life

New Book Reveals How Ben Franklin Stoked a Rivalry Between Boston and Philly

If our cover story on Ben Franklin whetted your historical appetite — and you enjoyed Ken Burns’s PBS documentary on the city’s fave founding father […]


At Eclectic Hook & Master, Garces Dreams of Octopus — and Pizza

Jose Garces’s Hook & Master is a strange place. Right on the edge of gentrifying Kensington, it’s an octopus-themed Chicago-meets-Brooklyn pizza joint opened in the […]


Elmi’s Lark Serves Glam Picnic Food and Dramatic Views in Bala Cynwyd

It starts with the elevator ride. There’s a drama in that — something inherent, hammered into all of us through decades of TV and movies, […]

Things to Do

Museum of Illusions Philadelphia Is Now Open — and Eye-Opening

A new interactive space is now open in Philly — and likely taking over your social-media feeds. The Museum of Illusions is the newest installment […]

City Life

New Book Celebrates What Makes Philly a “City of Homes”

The Center City District’s glossy February report on “Residential Resiliency” arrived with a loud cheer for what it calls “Greater Center City,” defined as stretching […]

Be Well Philly

I Got My Aura Photographed and Left Feeling So Much More Self-Aware

After a pretty chaotic two years (COVID bride here), I knew that I needed to put more energy into my self-care routine. That’s why all […]


Everything You’ve Heard About Korshak Bagels Is True

Philip Korshak writes a lot of poems. On Mondays, he’ll often scribble one down in Sharpie marker on a brown paper bag and tape it […]


Middle Child Clubhouse, the Beloved Luncheonette’s Elevated Spin-Off, Lives Up to the Hype

The thing you have to understand about carjacking is that sometimes, it can happen completely by accident. The thing you have to understand about Middle […]


True Blue Bakery’s Aussie Pies Are Well Worth the Trip to the ’Burbs

When I was done with my order at True Blue Bakery — the newish Australian pie shop on Main Street in Royersford — the woman […]


Juana Tamale Is Everything Jennifer Zavala Promised, and More

Inside, they’re calling names so fast that you hardly have time to sit before your order is waiting at the counter — hardly have time […]

Be Well Philly

I Found Zen 57 Stories Above the City With the Seasons of Chakras Massage

A mallet strikes crystal, producing a sound somewhere between a gong and a chime that envelops the room. The singing bowl’s hymns transport me to […]


Izakaya by Yanaga Is the Rare New Restaurant That Feels Like an Old Favorite

Is it strange to say that the most notable thought I had when walking away from dinner at Kevin Yanaga’s brand-new Izakaya in Fishtown was […]


Càphê Roasters Is a Dream Realized, With a Menu to Match

Opening a restaurant is the easiest thing in the world. All you have to do is find a space and be better than everyone else. […]