Roots Athletics

This mixed-martial-arts gym has a serious following, and we know why: It’s so pretty—imagine impossibly white floor mats paired with camel-hued leather punching bags placed […]

Real Food Eatery

It’s everything we want from a meal today: speedy, fresh, low-cal and filling.

Scrapple poutine at Shoo Fry

Poutine may have been invented by Canadians (Quebecois, really) as a way to soak up excess Molson between hockey games. But topping our northern neighbor’s […]

The Training Station

Why? That’s the question that comes to mind when you learn former pro runner Phil Clark moved his gym_—and all its fancy equipment handpicked for […]

Angelo’s Pizzeria

The best pizzas often come from bread nerds, and owner-pizzaiolo Danny DiGiampietro is a bona fide geek when it comes to his dough. A long […]

Vera Pasta

Joe D’Andrea makes extruded pastas the proper way—with bronze dies for texture and top-notch ingredients for maximum flavor. It’s why a bunch of our favorite […]

Wm. Mulherin’s Sons

At Mulherin’s, pretty much everything is remarkable, which makes the fact that chef Chris Painter’s pastas are the most memorable part of eating there that […]

Life Time Athletic

Child care? Check. An exhaustive group-workout schedule? Check. An in-house spa? Check. A cafe that serves up salmon salads and smoothies? Check. Waterslides? Check. Everything […]

Syreeta Scott at Duafe

Jill Scott and Questlove see owner Syreeta Scott right here in her North Philly salon, and Janet Jackson has flown her to Paris to do […]

Teresa Badolato at Curl Hair and Wellness

Nobody in this region knows more about coaxing the best behavior out of unruly curls than Badolato. A cut here isn’t just a cut; it’s […]

Richard Nicholas Hair Studio

For the sweet price of tipping your stylist (read: free), you can continue on with your errands without your stupid hair in your eyes. Your […]

Philly Day Hiker

This site, a virtual treasure trove of tips, reviews and handy maps for hiking trails within 90 minutes of the city, will forever eliminate fruitless […]

Snap Custom Pizza

After recruiting a gaggle of tasters to dig into all the new quick-serve pizza shops that have opened around town (you know, those Chipotle-style, assembled-just-for-you […]

Holmesburg Fish and Game Protective Association

Fire a .45, a rifle, a bow and arrow, or even a black-powder musket. And in the 100-yard rifle range—the city’s only one—you can shoot […]

Lokal Hotel

When this tiny—as in six-unit—hotel opened this year, touting its Airbnb likeness and invisible service, we admit, we threw out a little side-eye. We were […]