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Sued for Playing Whitney: Bar Owners Fighting Relentless Drive for Music Fees

Although it may surprise people outside the service industry, bars and restaurants must pay music licensing fees for the right to play music in their establishments. That’s […]


Six Pack: Scrapple, Whether You Like It or Not

Scrapple is a polarizing food. Some hear the world scrapple and think “I don’t even want to know what that is made out of” and […]


Six Pack: Sweet Potato Dishes in Philadelphia

Sweet potatoes can be used in more than just fries. Here are six restaurants using the sweet potato in creative ways.


Tonight: Your First Soft-Shell Crab of the Season

We heard that soft shell crabs were out there, here’s the first we spotted in the wild. Silk City Diner is offering a soft shell […]


Tonight: Root Rum and Reggae

Check out Art in the Age’s Rhuby as well as their other liquors at Silk City tonight during a special 6 to 8 p.m. happy […]


Pierogies Moment to Shine

Rick Nichols embarks on a “pierogie safari” finding high-end and down-home renditions around town. Among the sampled: Syrenka – “Big, chewy-doughy pierogi of the classic […]


Light, Ethereal, Scrapple?

We caught wind of Silk City’s foie gras scrapple via Twitter and immediately favorited the post as a must-try. Meal Ticket’s Felicia D’Ambrosio beat us […]


ROOT Cocktail Competition

Foobooz Editor Arthur Etchells may as well get a powdered wig with all the judging he’s doing. Tuesday night he’ll be at the Silk City […]


Silk City’s Beer Garden

Rick Nichols visits Mark Bee’s “beer garden” at Silk City geographically nearby the Piazza at Schmidt’s but half a world away in vibe. In short, […]


Building Silk City’s Beer Garden

We were excited when we first heard Mark Bee was going to be building a beer garden next to Silk City. But as the months […]


Around The Web

Early Feedback from the Piazza Living on the Vedge tells us about a promising margherita pizza and a salad at Vino that will hopefully be […]


Prix Fixe Alert: Spend Sundays at James

Prix fixe menus abound these days, but not all deals are created equal. But when a high-class joint like James, ranked 3rd on our 2009 […]


Sudsy Summer

There’s really no arguing that Philadelphia is a great beer drinking city. And this summer things are just going to get better. Let the summer […]


New York Times Spends 36 Hours Here

The New York Times packs a lot of action in its 36 Hours in Philadelphia and they sure don’t skimp on the culinary. Among the […]


Quick Bites

Kibitz Room has opened its Center City location at 1521 Locust Street. [The Insider] Silk City is aiming at a Memorial Day opening for its […]