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The Decline of Lunch Counters and Diners in Center City

To a five-year old growing up in the Northeast, the lunch counter at Woolworth’s might as well have been Le Bec-Fin. Perched on a high stool, at an […]


Sky Garten Is Now Open

SkyGarten is finally here. It’s been a few months since we first heard about SkyGarten and tonight at 5 p.m. it will open its (elevator) […]


Ai Ramen Opens at Liberty Place

Ai Ramen opens today in the food court at the Shops at Liberty Place. The ramen, bao and sushi quick-serve restaurant is from the same […]


Sizzle, Swizzle, Swirl: Get Ready for the New Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Marsha Brown is back in Philly with her newest venture. Today, June 6th at 1800 Market St. the new location of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse opens. This […]


Oyster House’s Sam Mink Opening Mexican “Beer Garden”

Sam Mink is growing up. The owner of the popular Oyster House is opening Mission, a 4,500 square-foot Mexico City inspired “indoor beer garden and grill” […]


Center City West Named America’s Most Bikeable Downtown

This is Bike to Work Week, and while I left my three-speed at home in Germantown and took SEPTA to work today,* I generally consider bicycling as practical […]


Uptown Beer Garden Announces Chef and Opening Date

Uptown Beer Garden, the outdoor drinking bar from Teddy Sourias of BRU Craft & Wurst, U-Bahn and Cinder is going to open at 1735 JFK […]


Volver To Host Summer School This June and July

This June and July, Jose Garces’ Volver is hosting hands-on cooking classes on Wednesday and Thursday events. Each class is taught by Garces Group chefs […]


Wok Street To Open with Free Lunch

Wok Street, the Southeast Asian fast-casual concept from the team that brought us sushi burritos at Hai Street Kitchen have set their opening date at […]

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Q&A: James Mergiotti, President of Center City’s Peirce College

During Villanova’s run to the national championship this year, there was much commotion about the team not being a “city school.” It’s true, of course: […]


A Beer Garden in the Sky Coming to Center City

At a height taller than the even the observation deck of Berlin’s famed TV tower, Fernsehturm Berlin, Skygarten will be one of the highest places in the […]

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SEPTA Starts Big Concourse Renovation Monday

SEPTA is sprucing up part of the underground concourse. And, starting Monday, two sections near City Hall will be closed for renovations for about a […]

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Wawa Is Planning Even More Center City Expansion

Reversing an old trend, Wawa is making a big push into Center City. Today is Wawa Day, celebrating the anniversary of the first Wawa convenience […]

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Sources: New Wawa Is Coming to 19th and Market

A new Wawa is coming to Center City. On Monday, Wawa announced it would reveal the renderings and location of a new Center City Wawa […]


Hai Street Kitchen Is Expanding in Philly and Beyond

Expect to see more from Hai Street Kitchen & Co. in the near future: this spring, they are opening their third location at The Shops at Liberty Place at […]