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City Life

OPINION: Let’s Make History and Abolish Columbus Day in Philly

When news broke last month that Los Angeles was joining Seattle and Denver in removing Columbus Day from its city calendar, I looked to see what […]


Vote for Best of Philly: What’s Your Favorite Italian Restaurant?

When it comes to Italian restaurants in this city, we have an embarrassment of riches. From the old-school red gravy houses of South Philly to the […]


Alpha And Omega: Scarpetta Reviewed

Along the arc of a graph reading “Why Is My Restaurant Not Good?,” two opposite mistakes hold down either end of the bell curve. On […]


Hungry Pigeon Offering a Lasagna Family Dinner

Scott Schroeder and the Hungry Pigeon team are kicking off a series of family dinners. The idea is to do meticulous versions of comfort food for parties […]


Scarpetta Launches Happy Hour on Rittenhouse Square

The lounge at the still brand new Scarpetta inside the Rittenhouse Hotel has begun happy hour and it offers 50% off all beer, cocktails and […]


Pat’s Steaks Is Serving White Truffle Cheesesteak

Pat’s King of Steaks is offering an Alba White Truffle Cheesesteak on Thursday, November 17th, starting at 12:30 p.m. The $20 highfalutin take on the […]


Scarpetta Does Lunch

Starting on Monday, November 14, Philly’s Scarpetta will become the first location in the group to offer lunch. So why this break from tradition? Location, […]


Here’s What You’ll Be Eating (And Drinking) At 24, Jose Garces’s New Restaurant

We’ve been waiting quite a while for Jose Garces and his team to open 24–the new “Wood Fired Fare” restaurant set beneath his new headquarters […]


BarOne: A South Philly Family’s Bar

The fifth generation of the family who brought you Ralph’s now brings you a casual Italian bar and eatery across the street from the South […]


Scarpetta Opening at the Rittenhouse on September 28

A couple days ago, we rolled out our Fall Restaurant Preview. In it, we talked about the opening of Scarpetta–the fancy-pants, double-decker modern Italian restaurant […]


Le Virtu, Brigantessa Raising Money for Italian Earthquake Relief

With the devastating earthquake that struck central Italy earlier this week, more than 600 restaurants have begun donating €2 euro towards earthquake relief for every plate […]


Iron Chef Throwback at Alla Spina

Next Thursday, August 18th Alla Spina will be hosting an Iron Chef Throwback Thursday Party. Marc Vetri, Brad Spence and Jeff Michaud will be recreating […]


Two Philadelphia Restaurants Land on Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurants List

Today Bon Appetit rolled out its 50 Best New Restaurants for 2016 and two Philadelphia restaurants make the cut. One might have been expected, the other is […]


An Italian Version of Poke?

Poke continues to have a moment here in Philadelphia and Davio’s is putting an Italian twist on the traditionally Hawaiian dish of marinated raw fish. […]


Buying Cool: Wm. Mulherin’s Sons Reviewed

Wm. Mulherin’s Sons is the best-smelling restaurant I’ve been to all year. It’s pretty, sure. Big, new, shiny, polished, fitted out with rich woods, artisan […]