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Vernalicious Brings Veggies and Comfort Food to South Philly

A beloved food truck owner is about to make her brick-and-mortar comeback. Vernalicious, Verna Swerdlow’s petite BYO in Whitman, opens its doors this Friday, April 12th […]

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Philly Guitarist Mike Tyler Convicted of Felony Sex Crimes Against a Child

It has been a year and a half since we first told you about accusations that Philadelphia guitarist “Colonel” Mike Tyler had raped a child […]

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The FBI’s Interest in Kenyatta Johnson Appears to Be Heating Up

On January 30th, the same day that the U.S. Department of Justice announced a sprawling indictment against electricians union head John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty and […]

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This South Philly Firefighter Wants to Rename Broad Street to Honor the Eagles

It has been exactly a year since Eagles fans across the region converged on Broad Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for a massive parade […]

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Mummer Accused of Playing Jay-Z in Blackface Is, in Fact, Black

On Tuesday, as the Mummers Parade festivities were moving from your television screen to drunken celebrations down on Two Street, a scandal began unfolding involving […]

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Philly’s 20 Biggest Winners of 2018

At the end of the year, it is customary for us here at Philly Mag to take stock of the good, the bad, and the […]

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More Lies and Misdeeds from Anthony Bourdain’s Fake Friend

People are always telling me that I should have my own podcast. If I did, the bewildering saga of South Philly chef Michael DePasquale, who […]

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South Philly Chef’s Claims of Anthony Bourdain Partnership Implode

Update: We’ve uncovered more lies in the story of Michael DePasquale. For the latest news, go here. Yesterday started out simply enough, with me interviewing […]

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Where to Eat in South Philly: The Ultimate Guide

If Rittenhouse is the heart of fancy-pants Philly, the Northeast our melting pot, Fishtown our experiment in creative gentrification, and West Philly our global village, […]

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How One of the Largest Marine Corps Birthday Parties Wound Up in South Philly

South Philadelphia evokes many images and ideas: Cheesesteaks. Rocky. Stoop sitting. Gaudily decorated front windows. The list goes on and on. But one thing that […]

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Police Say This Man Tried to Set a South Philly House on Fire

The Philadelphia Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a man they say tried to set a house on fire in South […]

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The Great South Philly iPhone Heist of 2018

There was a time when a certain type of South Philly guy would spend his productive hours casing tractor-trailers and delivery trucks to score truckloads […]

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This Woman Should Have Won the South Philly Meatball Contest

No, Saturday’s South Philly Meatball Contest at Taproom on 19th didn’t end in riots and disaster. Jennifer Zavala and her dreaded hipster vegan meatballs were […]

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First Vegan Meatballs, Now an Alligator Version of the Roast Pork Sandwich

This weekend sees the return of the South Philly Meatball Contest, where chef Jennifer Zavala will bring back her vegan meatballs that caused such a […]

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Yes, Somebody Is Actually Making a South Philly Meatball Contest Documentary

The next edition of the South Philly Meatball Contest is happening this Saturday outside Taproom on 19th. There will be 25 contestants, including South Philly […]