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Pierogi Hoagies, $2 Martinis, and Other Great Things to Eat and Drink in Philly Right Now

1. $2 Martini at Royal Boucherie Drinks you can buy for $2 in 2019: an off-brand bottle of “spring” water, an okay cup of coffee, […]

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23 Questions With Amber Hikes, Director of Philly’s Office of LGBT Affairs

My full name is … Amber Jelena Hikes. It’s pronounced “Yelena,” and the only reason there’s a J is that my father’s name is Jeffrey […]


5 Restaurants Philly Chefs Wish We’d Talk About More

We’re always sharing the restaurants we love and the meals we can’t stop thinking about — now it’s the chefs’ turns to spill. Here are […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: 21 Ways to Volunteer in and Around Philly

You Do You Start with your skills, talents and interests — then give them to others. If You Like to Cook Make all those hours […]

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Five Reasons It Feels Good to Do Good for Others

It’s part of our DNA. The desire to help others is hardwired, or definitely built into human nature. You don’t have to tell very young […]

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One of Us: Blanka Zizka

My full name is … Blanka Jana Jarmila Marie Zizka. I grew up in … Mladá Boleslav, a small town in Czechoslovakia. I left there […]


Comforts of Home: Sarvida Reviewed

You have to be in the mood for scrambled eggs and eggplant. And I’m not talking an adventurous mood, because the tortang talong at Lou […]

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The Know-It-All Guide to Buying Art in Philadelphia

Buying 101: Five things every budding Philly collector should know Strokes of Genius: Buyers, take note, these local stars who are about to make it […]

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The 23 Best Events in Philly in November

Classical Joyce DiDonato She’s won two Grammys and remains one of the world’s most celebrated opera singers. See for yourself when she performs with the […]

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One of Us: Henri David

My full name is … Henri David. Henri with an “i.” My mother had a sense of humor. I went to school at … Central. […]

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One of Us: Ray Didinger

My full name is … Raymond Reede Didinger. The “Reede” is the name of a guy who served with my father in World War II […]


An Easy Confidence: Porch & Proper Reviewed

Porch & Proper is the new restaurant from a pair of Starr expats who have gone to Jersey to serve pasta and doughnuts and cioppino. […]

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The Know-It-All Guide to Late-Night Philly

Drink Till The Sun Comes Up. A game plan for every day of the week Mondays Keep cash in your pockets with the American Sardine […]

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Can a Play Make Sense of Trump Voters?

Reading, that well-past-its-prime town just over an hour northwest of Center City, has probably never struck you as the setting for the next great work […]


Pomp and Circumstance: Louie Louie Reviewed

There was a moment at Louie Louie, the new restaurant at the Inn at Penn, when I thought everything was going to be okay. It […]