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City Life

West Philly Woman Turns Dead Spotted Lanternflies Into Jewelry

All of this spotted lanternfly killing has left us with one small problem: There are dead spotted lanternfly bodies all over the place. But one […]

Be Well Philly

This West Philly Weightlifting Club Is Making Fitness More Accessible for Inner-City Youth

For many people, fitness can be as good for your head as it for your heart. Whether you’re lifting weights, running, or practicing Tai Chi, […]

City Life

Clarkville “Silent Protest” Is a Textbook Example of How Not to Be a White Ally

Clarkville, a pizzeria in West Philly, and nearby bar Local 44 were recently faced with a series of staff protests and a subsequent mass resignation […]

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Be Well Philly

A Philly Trainer Wants to Open a “Social Impact Fitness Studio” in West Philly

In a perfect world, there would be no barriers for anyone to take care of their bodies — all fitness would be free, inclusive, and […]

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Foobooz

West Philly Is Getting a Wine Garden

West Philly’s Cedar Park neighborhood got its first official beer garden back in 2017. On Friday, August 2nd, a trio of neighborhood entrepreneurs are opening the […]

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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 […]

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City Life

West Philly’s Massive Sinkhole Is Expected to Ruin Traffic for Another 3 Weeks

Sorry, West Philly: the massive, empty swimming pool of a sinkhole that recently opened just outside Clark Park isn’t going anywhere soon. John Digiulio, a spokesperson […]

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City Life

SEPTA’s Trolley Situation in West Philly Is Getting Real Ugly

If you’re a SEPTA rider who lives in West Philly and works in Center City, chances are you’ve been dealing with a hellacious commute lately. […]

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Foobooz

Chef Kurt Evans Is In at Booker’s in West Philly

Chef and activist Kurt Evans, founder of the End Mass Incarceration Dinners and a co-founder of Cooks for the Culture, is heading up the kitchen at Booker’s Restaurant & […]

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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. […]

Foobooz

The Best Places to Eat in West Philly and University City

West Philly is Philly’s most perfect food neighborhood: It’s a culinary laboratory for our young food entrepreneurs; an assemblage of multi-national communities feeding neighbors and […]

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Foobooz

An American Bistro and Jazz Lounge Is Now Open in West Philly

A new bistro has opened in West Philly’s Cobbs Creek neighborhood, just north of 52nd and Baltimore. 720 West Bistro takes the place of erstwhile bar Blue […]

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Foobooz

West Philly’s Kaffa Crossing Expands With Medmer

The owners of Kaffa Crossing, the beloved Ethiopian cafe and bar in Spruce Hill, are bringing a new all-day bar and restaurant to Cedar Park. […]

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Be Well Philly

The Best University City Healthy Food Spots, Workouts, and Self-Care, According to This Barre Studio Owner

Philly has an insanely wonderful fitness scene, but the truth is, many of us tend to stick to our own neighborhoods — we’ve all got […]

Foobooz

Eat Here Now: Hadramout, West Philly’s New Yemeni Restaurant

On the menu, the khobz is listed humbly as “homemade bread” for just two bucks, and you’d probably skip right over if it hadn’t practically slapped you in the […]