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What the New Mask Mandate Means for Dining Out in Philadelphia

Today Philadelphia Health Commissioner Cheryl Bettigole announced that the city will reinstate a mask mandate in all public indoor spaces – including restaurants and bars […]

City Life

Trouble Telling Left from Right? You’re Not Alone.

My husband and I are in the car, and he’s driving. I’m giving directions. “Make a left up there,” I tell him, pointing. “Just past […]


Inside the Plan to Bring New Energy to the PECO Power Station on the Waterfront

They’re keeping the smokestacks.  The eight 167-foot-high chimneys of the former PECO Delaware Generating Station haven’t barfed out noxious exhaust from coal that’s burning to […]


Bok Bar Returns with New Chef Residency Series

Guess who’s officially renewed for another season in South Philly? The Bok Bar team announced on Instagram over the weekend that they’ll be back for […]

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 […]

City Life

Lisa Scottoline on Her Brand-New Novel, Her South Philly Roots, and Growing Up on Nancy Drew

Born and raised in South Philly and Delco and on the Main Line (a trifecta!), best-selling author Lisa Scottoline is back with yet another thriller, […]


Kismet Bagels Snags Its Own Space In Fishtown

We’re switching up our approach to Philly restaurant news here at Foobooz. (Sorry that sentence rhymed; it was an accident.) Today, you’ll see the artist […]


Dim Sum House Plots Third Location, Private-Event Space and New Cafe

The big restaurant opening news in Philly this week is that Dim Sum House by Jane G’s is finally (finally!) picking up a third location. […]


One of NYC’s Most Beloved Chinese Restaurants Hopes to Expand To Philly

Updated Saturday, April 2nd, 2022: In an Instagram post on Friday, April 1st, Xi’an Famous Foods announced that they would be opening a Philadelphia location. […]


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, […]