Midtown Village


Nightmare Before Tinsel, Philly’s Pop-Up Halloween Bar, Sounds Particularly Nightmarish This Year

Halloween — and trick-or-treating, specifically — is cancelled this year (well, not officially yet in Philly). But it should be, according to the CDC. And yet that’s not […]

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Sigh. Blind Barber Is Good.

Blind Barber should not be good. Speakeasy-style bars are passé, hybrid bar-restaurants can be gimmicky, it’s a chain out of New York, it’s owned by […]


Midtown Village’s New Cantina-Style Restaurant Sounds … Wild

On Friday, Alex and Stavros Vasiliadis will open their new cantina-style concept, Bodega Bar and Kitchen in Midtown Village. Formerly of Pandora’s Kitchen, Monkey Bar and […]

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On the Market: Tri-Level Condo in Wash West

Love city living but want suburban space? This gorgeous four-level condo for sale near the heart of the Gayborhood/Midtown Village in Washington Square West squares […]

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City Life

There Goes the Gayborhood

It was around one o’clock in the morning, and I was standing in a long line of mostly straight Penn alumni waiting to enter Voyeur […]


Chef Tod Wentz Will Open the Pearl Tavern in Midtown Village

Chef and restaurateur Tod Wentz is expanding his restaurant empire with not one but two new concepts in Center City: a new Midtown Village tavern and […]


Through the Locked Door: Alpen Rose Reviewed

The door at Alpen Rose is locked. There’s a bell. You ring it, and one of the panels opens, a friendly face on the other […]

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Oloroso’s New Brunch Is a Huge Tapas Buffet

Oloroso, Townsend Wentz’s Spanish spot in Midtown Village, has a new brunch menu. And in addition to being a pretty great deal, the restaurant’s new buffet-style menu […]


Where to Eat in Midtown Village and the Gayborhood: The Ultimate Guide

Midtown Village (and the Gayborhood within it) is proof of all the theories for building heat and capturing lightning. It’s an area that showcases diversity, density […]


Alpen Rose, Schulson’s New Steakhouse, Is About to Open in Midtown Village

We first told you about Alpen Rose, the new Midtown Village concept from Michael Schulson and Nina Tinari, all the way back in May of last […]


On the Market: A Condo with a Real Chef’s Kitchen in Midtown Village

You’ve seen scads of listings for drop-dead-gorgeous houses and condos where the agent lovingly describes the “chef’s kitchen,” which is often as not the centerpiece […]

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Opa Finally Reopens After Water Main Break

Remember that crazy Center City water main break back in July — the one that gushed more than 15 million gallons of water at Juniper and Sansom […]

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Be Well Philly

The Best Midtown Village Healthy Food Spots, Workouts, and Self-Care

Philly has an insanely wonderful fitness scene, but the truth is, many of us tend to stick to our own neighborhoods — we’ve all got […]


Michael Schulson Is Bringing a Steakhouse to Midtown Village

Michael Schulson is expanding his Midtown Village empire. The Schulson Collective restaurateur will open a boutique steakhouse concept — no name yet — in the […]


Living in Washington Square West: A Neighborhood Guide

What famed English essayist Samuel Johnson said about London applies equally to Washington Square West: When a person is tired of it, they’re tired of […]