University City


Herban Quality Eats To Open with Free Lunch

Herban Quality Eats, Philadelphia’s newest fast casual concept is going to be opening its doors at 3601 Market Street on Tuesday, December 15th. The restaurant is […]


The Fat Ham Turns Two with Revamped Menu and Wingaversary

The Fat Ham, Kevin Sbraga’s University City Southern comfort food restaurant is turning two on Wednesday, December 9th and he’s celebrating with a night of […]


Glam It Up: Makeover of 40th Street Trolley Portal to Start in 2016

In case you missed it, the University City District has published its latest State of University City report, an annually-released compendium of the developments bubbling up in University City. […]


West Philly Rising

Each year, the University City District compiles, in a glossy report, the vital signs for the eastern half of West Philly. For a while now, the trend […]


Introducing Our Fast Casual Tracker

We were anticipating rolling out our Fast Casual Tracker today, before the bombshell news hit that Urban Outfitters had bought the Vetri Family of restaurants including Pizzeria Vetri. […]


Post Brothers Betting Big on University City; Plans Garden Court Revamp

Post Brothers is starting to execute their plans to get in on some of the action around University City. The company announced they’ve acquired the […]


University City Continues to Grow with Planned 3.0 University Place Complex

Philadelphia’s new boom – in population, jobs, housing, restaurants, retailers, and office space – is well documented. But if you thought Center City was the only one […]


University City Dwarfs Center City in Growth of Well-Paying Jobs

The year 2008 sure feels like a long time ago. The housing bubble burst, the stock market fizzled and employers everywhere were downsizing. Now that […]


Jose Andres Brings Beefsteak to Philly

World-renowned chef Jose Andres makes his debut in Philadelphia by bringing his vegetarian, fast-food concept, Beefsteak to the University of Pennsylvania campus in early 2016. Beefsteak […]


Hip to be uCity Square: Science Center Unveils Vision, New Name

Market Street is exploding with development, and the University City Science Center is looking to position it campus as the western anchor of Philadelphia’s burgeoning […]


Free Outdoor Movie Series Coming To University City

I love outdoor movies. I grew up spending weekends slowly asphyxiating inside my parents’ old Fiat at one of the last, true drive-in movie theaters […]


Kevin Sbraga’s the Fat Ham Offering Three Days of Wings

Kevin Sbraga, who is very much a chicken whisperer, is doing chicken wings for three days at his University City restaurant, the Fat Ham. His […]

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University City Dining Days Are Back

The “three courses, three prices” deal comes back to University City starting tomorrow, Thursday, July 16th, and running through Sunday, July 26th. Participating restaurants (essentially […]


Join The Fat Ham for a Low Country Boil

The Fat Ham is hosting its 2nd annual Low Country Boil on Wednesday, July 15th. Bibs are recommended if you have them. Dinner will run […]