summer

mister softee
City Life

The World’s a Twisted Place. Thank God We’ll Always Have Mister Softee

It’s an early spring afternoon in West Oak Lane, and I’m about to get ice-cream-man lessons from Morad Khalil, a Mister Softee franchisee who’s been […]

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Foobooz

10 Unforgettable Moments in Philly Ice-Cream History

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream when the weather gets summery and sultry. I mean, who doesn’t love ice cream? Chocolate, […]

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Things to Do

21 Ways to Cool Off In, On and By the Water Around Philadelphia

Summer is here, and the best way to beat the heat is to swim, paddle, and cool off by the river of your choice with […]

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Life & Style

In Defense of the Ugly But Glorious Mom Swimsuit

One day in early May, exactly 22 days before the local community pool opened, my phone buzzed. It was a half-panicky text from my friend […]

City Life

Why Am I Not More Excited That Philadelphia Is Finally Reopening?

June was supposed to be the month when everything changed. I was looking forward a red-carpet kickoff to Hot Vax Summer, one filled with maskless […]

City Life

Permits, Parking and Kiddie Pools: How to Throw a Raging Philly Block Party This Year

The first mention of the phrase “block party” in the pages of the Philadelphia Inquirer didn’t come until 1902. Once Philly discovered the block party, […]

outdoor dining philadelphia
Foobooz

20 Rooftop Bars, Secret Gardens and Gorgeous Patios for Outdoor Dining in Philly

All our favorite places to dine alfresco around Philly right now, just because we want to. Not because we have to. Lola’s Garden Avram Hornik, […]

NextHealth PHL

How Can the City Protect Residents From Extreme Heat Amid COVID? Philly Health Experts Have Ideas

Excessive heat exposure is a serious public health challenge. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more people die from heat each year than […]

philadelphia summer 2020
Things to Do

A Philadelphian’s Guide to Making the Most of a Socially Distanced Summer

Will it be the season you were expecting? Probably not. Can it still be great? Absolutely. From cocktails to playlists, street games to road trips, […]

NextHealth PHL

10 Ways to Keep Your Family Safe From Coronavirus This Summer

The school year has officially come to an end and many families are preparing for a summer burdened by unprecedented social restrictions due to the […]

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Foobooz

Hot Soup and Spicy Things Are Exactly What You Should Be Eating When It’s This Hot Out

It’s been a long, hot, sticky summer — and while we at Foobooz have spent our fair share of the season chilling out with lots […]

philly public pools
Be Well Philly

It’s Almost Time to Say Goodbye to Philly Public Pools … and to Summer

The end is nigh; public pools shall soon be dry. Yes, somehow it’s already that time of year: the unofficial end to summer. It feels […]

peach dishes philadelphia restaurants
Foobooz

10 Summery Peach Dishes to Eat in Philly Right Now

The dog days of summer might feel like a long, hot, humid prelude to fall — and luckily, we have peak-season summer fruit like peaches to […]

ice cream flavors
Foobooz

Upgrade Your Basic Ice Cream Cone With These Next-Level Philly Flavors, Toppings, and Twists

Instead of vanilla … Rompope Inspired by a traditional eggnog-y Mexican drink of the same name, it comes with or without raisins. La Guerrerense, 1143 […]

ice cream vernick
Foobooz

9 Unexpected Places to Get Incredible Ice Cream in Philly

Philly’s best ice cream is popping up in some unexpected places. Here’s where to find it. At a fancy restaurant: One reason to love Vernick […]