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This STEAM Program Is Challenging Students to See Food Through a Scientific Lens

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that by 2027 the number of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) will grow 13 percent, compared […]

NextHealth PHL

The Science Center Just Tallied Its Complete Diversity Data for the First Time

The University City Science Center is strengthening diversity in the science, technology, engineering and math fields one investment at a time. The nonprofit quietly released […]

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Foobooz

Honest Tom’s in UCity Will Close and Become … A Mexican Restaurant

Last summer, Honest Tom’s Taco Shop proprietor Tom McCusker announced that his restaurant would transition to a completely plant-based menu. He also began selling hard-to-find tropical fruits […]

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Foobooz

West Philly Is Losing Its Mind Over a New Mexican Restaurant

With a new restaurant on the outskirts of the Penn campus, the dearth of quality Mexican food west of the Schuylkill is over. Don Barriga Mexican […]

NextHealth PHL

Will New $100M Research Hub Strengthen Philadelphia’s Innovation District?

Gone are the days when developers just put up an office building. Amid a thriving life sciences and biotech ecosystem, developers in Philadelphia must now consider not […]

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Foobooz

Sunset Social, a Rooftop Bar and Burger Shack, Is About to Open in UCity

A new rooftop burger spot is coming to University City. Sunset Social will open this Monday, May 6th, on the lush rooftop of the Cira […]

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City Life

The L.A.-Based Street Artist Bringing a 19-Story Mural to University City

Mural Arts has announced a massive new project coming to the edge of University City and West Philly — an 11,000 square-foot piece decorating the side of […]

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Foobooz

Rx the Farmacy in UCity Closes After Five Years

This post has been updated.  Rx the Farmacy, the weekends-only University City brunch spot with a farm-to-table vibe, has closed after five years in business. […]

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Foobooz

The Post in UCity Adds New Menus, Tries to Avoid Legal Snafu This Time

The Post, a new beer bar-slash-arcade in University City’s Cira Garage, made headlines when it received a cease and desist letter a mere three days […]

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Foobooz

Outback Threatens to Sue New Philly Bar Over Its “Boomin’ Onion”

When you open up a new bar in Philly, you have all sorts of things to worry about. Will people show up? Will your beer […]

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Foobooz

The Common, UCity’s New Mediterranean Restaurant, Is Now Open

Despite mostly positive reviews, Patrick Feury’s Taiwanese-inspired Danlu didn’t last long. So the chef, long known for locally-sourced menus at his long-running Main Line spot Nectar, has […]

Property

On the Market: Updated English Country Twin in University City

The Garden Court section of University City is a neighborhood of handsome twin houses developed in the 1920s. It’s remained a desirable place to live […]

Foobooz

The Best Places to Eat in West Philly and University City

Updated: 2/18/21 We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: West Philadelphia is the city’s best food neighborhood. Nowhere else will you find craft […]

City Life

This Philly Student’s Gorgeous Women’s Magazine Is the Antidote to Cosmo

It’s been one hell of a year for women. Throughout 2018, we shared painful stories of sexual assault and found a new power in our ability to unite under […]

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City Life

Fired UArts Prof Claims a Kiss at a Public Event Led to His Termination

Harris Fogel is a photographer whose works are in the collections of the National Museum of Art at the Smithsonian Institute and the Metropolitan Museum […]