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5 Rules for Ordering Natural Wine Like a Pro

Want to order wine, but not sure where to start? Memorize these five tenets from Walnut Street Café somm Etinosa Emokpae. 1. Don’t be scared […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Natural Wine Around Philadelphia

Pink and orange, pretense-free, as funky as an IPA — a new genre of wines (and makers, experts and drinkers) has laid siege to the […]

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City Life

Pizza Maestro Joe Beddia on the One Thing You Should Never Order on Your Pie

My last name is pronounced … BED-ee-ah, but everybody says beh-DEE-ah. It’s Sicilian. My dad was born in Sicily. I live in … Fishtown, where […]

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City Life

A Philly Publisher on Why Books Will Never Die

Nic Esposito, the author and founder of The Head & The Hand, an independent book publisher (that also hosts workshops, clubs and events), shares why […]

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Life & Style

6 New Bookstores to Check Out Around Philly

A theory: Amazon didn’t pick Philly because our independent bookstore scene intimidated the hell out of them. Here are six (newish) shops worth scouting. Uncle […]

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Things to Do

10 Philly Literary Happenings That Every Book Lover Should Know About

1. Apiary Magazine’s launch parties They only happen once a year (well, almost), but keep an eye out: When this beloved local literary magazine drops […]

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Philly Is Finally Becoming a Barbecue Town

South Philly Smökhaus Bok, 821 Dudley Street, East Passyunk Pitmaster: Eric Daelhousen BBQ style: All kinds Equipment: Custom-designed offset smoker by Gator Pit of Texas, […]

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Pho Fried Chicken, Pork-Lovers Pizza, and Other Things to Eat in Philly Right Now

1. Pho fried chicken sandwich at Stock Rittenhouse The menu at this noodle shop is so simple that when a new item drops, you pay […]

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Things to Do

FringeArts Is Revamping Its Programming With a Series of Mini Fests This Year

Six years ago, the organization that birthed the artsy Philadelphia Fringe Festival way back in 1997 opened a permanent space on the Delaware waterfront. In […]

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City Life

Columnist Jenice Armstrong on “Sexy Singles,” Getting Doxxed, and Her Best-Ever Philly Meal

My name is … Jenice Maria Armstrong. I’m a little nervous giving out my middle name. If people know that and exactly how old you […]

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Things to Do

The 23 Best Things to Do Around Philadelphia in March

Comedy Michelle Wolf The woman who eviscerated Donald Trump and his administration (most notably Sarah Huckabee Sanders) in a 19-minute speech at last year’s White […]

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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 […]


Ask the Editor: I Can’t Decide on a Restaurant for Valentine’s Day. Help!

It’s Valentine’s Day again (slow clap). Where should we eat? —Kip in West Chester Like Restaurant Week and New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day is for suckers. […]

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Philly Restaurants and the Outsourcing of Authenticity

I’m inside Giuseppe & Sons on its opening day in November, and owners Michael Schulson and Nina Tinari are showing off the restaurant’s collection of […]

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Seeing Red: Nunu Reviewed

Red, mostly. That’s what you notice first about Nunu, the new izakaya from Ben Puchowitz and Shawn Darragh. Red lights. Red neon. A fat rainstorm […]