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Foobooz

Cambodian Food in Philly: The Ultimate Guide

In many cities, you’d be lucky to find one Cambodian restaurant. It isn’t a cuisine that has made its way into the mainstream just yet. […]

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City Life

Here’s What Philly’s New Leaf Blower Street Sweeping Program Looks Like

On Tuesday morning, city officials unveiled a new street sweeping pilot program, which means Philly no longer holds the dubious distinction of being the only major U.S. […]

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Foobooz

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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City Life

What the New Vegan Convenience Store Says About South Philly

Like ad hoc microbiologists, food-shopping vegans must squint carefully at labels: Which seemingly plant-based product will contain egg whites or gelatin today? If only there […]

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Be Well Philly

Check out Philly’s First All-Vegan Convenience Store

We keep saying Philly is having a vegan moment. But, at this point, it’s actually more of a movement. Just look at the facts. Vegan […]

City Life

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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Foobooz

Eat This Now: Finnish Cardamom Buns at Rowhouse Grocery

South Philly has one of the widest varieties of global cuisines of any neighborhood in the city. Within just a few square miles, you can […]

Foobooz

Nifty Fifty’s Burgers, Shakes and Diner Breakfasts Are Headed Back to South Philly

There are currently three outposts of the ’50s-style diner Nifty Fifty’s in the Philly area: Northeast Philly, Folsom, and Turnersville, N.J. South Philly used to have […]

City Life

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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City Life

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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Foobooz

Essen Bakery Reopens After Flooding, While Fire Closes Angelo’s Pizzeria

A streak of rough luck seems to have hit South Philly restaurants this week. On Tuesday, Essen Bakery owner Tova du Plessis discovered that an overnight leak above […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

Meet the Couple Behind South Philly’s New Hyperlocal Indie Bookstore

It’s a Passyunk love story for the books. Until a few months ago, now-newlyweds Christina Rosso-Schneider and Alexander Schneider could hardly find time to fit one […]

City Life

Who Stole Jesus, Mary, and Joseph From This South Philly Nativity Scene?

It’s (almost) a Christmas tragedy: Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph vanished briefly from a South Philly nativity scene this weekend. Police say a man was […]