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City Life

Mandate or No Mandate, I’m Still Wearing a Mask — for My Own Damn Health

It finally happened: One of my best friends lost their “COVID-19 virginity” over the weekend. After over two years of not knowingly contracting any coronavirus […]


Attention Tinder Enthusiasts: Philly Is 4th Most “Sexually Diseased” City in the U.S.

[Updated at 3:40 p.m. with 2014 data and comments from a public health expert.] It looks as though Philadelphia-area residents are more likely to be […]


How City Hall Is Making General Tso’s Chicken a Little Healthier

There are more than 400 Chinese takeout joints in Philadelphia. That’s a lot. More than all the chain restaurants in the city combined, in fact. […]


Controversial Philly Nursing Home Remains Open Despite Complaints

The Daily News’ Will Bunch writes today of the untenable situation at the Philadelphia Nursing Home. The city-owned care facility is not solely for senior […]


Garces Foundation Hosts Free Community Health Day

The Garces Foundation is hosting its quarterly Community Health Day this Saturday, October 26th. The goal of the day is to provide free medical and […]


City Aims To Take the Salt Out of Chinese To-Go Spots

The city of Philadelphia is working with Chinese take0ut restaurants to reduce the amount of salt added to dishes. The city is providing cooking lessons, […]


Free Flu Shots for Restaurant Workers

The Restaurant Opportunities Center is joining up with Thomas Jefferson University to provide free flu shots to restaurant workers. The vaccinations will take place on […]


I’ll Have An Egg and Cheese and Mouse Turd Sandwich, Please

Well, I was planning to scarf down a $2.50 egg-and-cheese sandwich (ketchup and pepper) from a street vendor near Foobooz World Headquarters. But once I spied these […]


Can Marc Vetri Save School Lunch?

Goodbye, rubbery nuggets, plastic trays and long cafeteria lines. The city’s top chef and his team want to turn the midday meal on its head. […]


Retro-Raunt: Pub Tiki

Photo via Arkiva Tropika Drawing for Food visited the Pub in Pennsauken a bit back, a retro experience in and of itself but they also […]


Patel is LHAO

We were tipped off to this web site by a reader yesterday. It focuses on some Philadelphia Department of Health/Office of Food Protection violations that […]


News for People Who Like Bad News: Mice & Fights

Fresh Grocer at 40th and Walnut was closed Wednesday afternoon until Thursday due to a court order following multiple failed health inspections. The violations found […]


From Today’s Headlines

Is this some sort of Flying Fish promotion? Late last month the Cherry Hill brewer announces that its Exit 4 American Trippel will be available […]


Changes To Inspection Process

Philadelphia is changing its process when it comes to restaurant inspections. Although it stops short of the “scarlet letter” approaches of Los Angeles and Toronto, […]


Smoking Back For Eight

Philebrity reports eight bars have received their exemptions from the smoking ban. Frankly we’re surprised Delilah’s received theirs so quickly. We expected that Delilah’s would […]