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My Neighbors Can’t Believe I Left San Francisco for Philly. I Can’t Believe I Waited This Long

For the past six months, my phone has been blowing up. I’ve gotten at least a hundred text messages from friends and acquaintances who are […]

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Life & Style

In Defense of the Ugly But Glorious Mom Swimsuit

One day in early May, exactly 22 days before the local community pool opened, my phone buzzed. It was a half-panicky text from my friend […]

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Foobooz

Crab Shacks! Dairy Bars! BBQ! All the Best Places to Eat on the Way to the Shore

Your trip to the ocean can include plenty of mouthwatering meals … as long as you know where to look. By Victor Fiorillo, Jason Sheehan […]

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Foobooz

Driving Route 49 to the Shore: Where to Stop for Foot-Long Dogs and a “Belly Buster” Burger

Seemingly untouched by time or history or, really, development of any kind, Route 49 is a country road preserved, with idyllic views of farmland and […]

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Foobooz

Driving White Horse Pike to the Shore: Where to Stop for Sweet Jersey Corn and Amazing Elk Burgers

Time was, the White Horse Pike was a toll road named after a local tavern, best known for the ginormous metal horse that hovered over […]

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Foobooz

Driving Routes 70/72 to the Shore: Where to Stop for Amazing Pies, Ice Cream, and Tacos Al Pastor

This amble through the Pine Barrens has a rustic sort of charm, with abundant farm stands and forested back roads lusher than any highway. And […]

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Foobooz

Driving Route 47 to the Shore: Where to Stop for Oysters, Cheesecake and Massive Sticky Buns

Also known as Delsea Drive (so named because it takes you from the Delaware River to the sea), Route 47 is a meandering road that […]

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Foobooz

Driving Black Horse Pike to the Shore: Where to Stop for Square Pizza and Filipino Crabs

Long before we all hopped on the A.C. Expressway, the Black Horse Pike and its sister, the White Horse Pike, were the way it was […]

Be Well Philly

Meet 7 of Philly’s Olympic Hopefuls, Class of 2021

During a year of nonstop adjustment and uncertainty, athletes all over the world had one thing they could depend on: their training. After pandemic-related concerns […]

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Foobooz

Chef Anthony Andiario Isn’t Trying to “Get Back to Normal”

1. There are chefs everyone knows. There are chefs almost no one knows. There are chefs who came so close to stardom that they’re haunted […]

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City Life

Zola Star Colman Domingo Talks Cooking, Coming Out, and Going to High School With Will Smith

My full name is … Colman Jason Domingo. There’s no “e” in Colman. I have to tell you that because it always winds up in […]

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City Life

COVID Stole So Much, But It Couldn’t Take Away Music

When I was a kid growing up in the suburbs in the 1970s, my first encounters with a piano were fairly typical. Starting when I […]

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City Life

The Pandemic Forced Us Apart. Will Philadelphia Ever Fully Regain Its Intimacy?

On March 10th of last year, I hustled out of the crowded jury assembly room in the Justice Center. Standing in front of the old […]

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City Life

When Everything Shut Down, Philly’s Black Community Found New, Revolutionary Ways to Convene

When I was a kid, each summer we drove from Trenton into The City. For us, “The City” equaled Philadelphia, which we sometimes called “Philly” […]

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City Life

In 2020, West Philadelphia Was the Best Place in This Terrible World

On Saturday, November 7th, in the annus horribilis of 2020, I stood in Clark Park and declared West Philadelphia the best place in this terrible […]