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The Fresh Prince’s “Uncle Phil” dies at 65

James Avery, aka Philip Banks, aka Uncle Phil, aka Will Smith’s lovably pompous uncle on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, has died at 65 of […]


West Philly Restaurant Falsely Accused of Serving Cats

On December 2nd, the Metro ran a story about the Pennsylvania State Senate considering a bill that would make it illegal to breed cats and dogs […]

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City Tap House Celebrates Nick Foles With Catfish

University City’s City Tap House is honoring Eagles quarterback Nick Foles with a dish, Catfish #9. The entree is Foles’ favorite, fresh catfish. At City […]


Cheap Eats: Wishbone

Wishbone is a curious name for a chicken shop that can go weeks without serving any sort of bone at all.  Alan Segel and Dave […]


The Fat Ham Opens on Walnut Street

Philadelphia’s Top Chef winner, Kevin Sbraga is opening his second restaurant today. The Fat Ham will bring a broad swath of the South to 3131 […]


CoZara Will Be an Izakaya

The Daily Pennsylvanian has the latest on the upcoming CoZara project from Hiroyuki “Zama” Tanaka. The bi-level space at 3200 Chestnut will be an izakaya, focusing on Japanese […]

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First Look: Kevin Sbraga’s Opening Menu For The Fat Ham

In just a few days Kevin Sbraga will open the doors at The Fat Ham–his new Southern-inspired spot in the former Tria wine bar space […]


An Event To Prove a Space Will Work

Tom McCusker of Honest Tom’s alerts us to an event happening Saturday, November 23rd at the corner of Lancaster and Hamilton (between 38th and 39th […]

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Campus Apts ISO Another First Round Capital for University City

Last year, Campus Apartments lured Josh Kopelman and his First Round Capital from Conshohocken to a rehabilitated warehouse in University City. This year they are […]


Little Baby’s Ice Cream in West Philly Adds ReAnimator Coffee

  The “Cedar Park Embassy” location of Little Baby Ice Cream is now serving ReAnimator Coffee. In addition to single origin and blended hot coffees […]

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Saffron: West Philly Boom Is Nice, But Getting There May Be 100 Percent of the Battle

The Inquirer’s architecture critic, Inga Saffron, has occasionally been accused of being too negative — a charge leveled at most good critics at one time […]


West Philly Nursery Sparks Yellow Interiors Debate on Apartment Therapy

While DIY home design blogs are just my occasional eye-candy, other enterprising folks actually make beautiful changes to their interiors. An Apartment Therapy reader named […]


Where We’re Eating: St. Declan’s Well

If you’re the kind of person who gets a hankering for Irish food and a proper pint, St. Declan’s Well, a University City newcomer (from the […]


Dock Street Does Brunch

Every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., West Philadelphia’s Dock Street Brewery is hosting a brunch, complete with breakfast pizzas, calzones, poached eggs and more. […]

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West Philly’s Quest for the Automotive X Prize

The bell rang at 3 p.m. Kids burst from their second-floor classrooms at the West Philadelphia High School Academy for Automotive and Mechanical Engineering and […]