2011

Out There Outfitters

Whether your preferred terrain is the mat or the mountain, they’ve got your gear (not to mention the largest selection of Patagonia ever seen in […]

JG Domestic

It’s kind of like pork the way 21-year-aged Rittenhouse rye is kind of like Jim Beam. If the wild boar chop is on the menu […]

Tim Tirendi of iHelp Computer Service and Help

This IT whiz will take the VHS recording of the time your Little Leaguer channeled Ryan Howard and transfer it to a DVD, so you […]

Life on the Leash

If you go just to get Pookie a little somethin’ from the fabulous doggie-treat bar and end up walking out with a bagful of canine […]

Honest Tom’s

Fish, plantain or chicken-and-pork tacos it’s whatever you ate last that you’ll tell everyone you love best. On Twitter @HonestToms

McGillin’s Olde Ale House

Surrounded by vintage Philly memorabilia (the old Wanamaker sign, for instance), you’ll order cheap beers ($1 mugs on Tuesdays!) from friendly bartenders while being able […]

Students Run Philly Style

“According to Temple research, this program, which trains at-risk kids to run marathons, also gets them eating healthier foods, raking in higher grades, and setting […]

Massage Envy

Sure, the sheets might not be as plush or the bathroom quite as luxe, but there’s nothing cut-rate about Massage Envy’s Wellness Program. A $59 […]

Shuffleboard at the Ivy Inn

Yeah, we know what you’re thinking: Philly Mag’s endorsing shuffleboard?! But hey, it’s harder than it looks. And you meet some of the nicest neighborhood […]

Jonathan Barach

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent, Prudential Fox and Roach’s Barach has your space (and your deal), and he’ll sweat every detail so you’re […]

Beck’s Cajun Cafe

Sorry, DiNic’s, but the authentic muffulettas and po’boys here (which are pretty much the only real-deal Cajun around) have stolen our love.

MJ Test Prep

You might not care about Matt Joseph’s 20 years in the test-prep biz or the doctoral dissertation he wrote about the SATs, but you definitely […]

The Hacktory

Why take Spanish or knitting when this quirky Fairmount spot offers classes in Arduino, LED-pop-up-book making, kinetic sculpture and (blush) sex-toy hacking?

Farley’s Bookshop

There’s no Starbucks at Farley’s, just maze-like aisles, shelves teeming with books, and quiet corners for reading. It’ll remind you why you loved books before […]

Star Contracting and Design

Kait Midgett’s 20 years of experience and fine-arts background mean creative ideas for incorporating that incredible 100-year-old sink, tried-and-true subcontractors, and legit skills to make […]