January 23, 2020
steak

New Philly Steakhouse Keeps Traditions Alive

The recently-reno’d Atlantic building at Broad and Spruce Streets just south of City Hall will house an enormous new high-end steakhouse come springtime. Steak 48, a Midwestern chain, will fill the 12,000 square foot space left vacant by former steakhouses Ruth’s Chris and Ted’s Montana Grill on the first floor. The upper floors of the Atlantic are dedicated to swanky […]
January 20, 2020
candy

Living The Sweet Life at Shane Confectionery

Looking to sate your sweet tooth? The cure for what ails you is right in Old City. There, on Market Street (which, back in 1863, was called “the High Street”) sits a modest sweets shop called Shane Confectionery. But things are far from ordinary inside this establishment. Born in Philadelphia during the time of the Civil War, this candy store […]
January 16, 2020
parking

Decrepit Old City Parking Garage Gets Second Life

At 37-39 S. 2nd Street in Old City, there’s a rundown parking garage. Poorly-lit and sporting ancient, yellowed signage, it doesn’t look like much of anything except scary. However, a real estate company owner saw potential in the aging structure and scooped it up recently. Unlike most sales of downtrodden real estate in booming Old City, the parking garage is […]
January 15, 2020
beets

Beloved Veggie-Focused Resto Coming to Center City

There are plenty of veggie-focused restos in Center City, a nexus for eateries of all kinds, and there’s no shortage of farm-to-table either. Both these concepts are ones that hip diners are really focusing on these days, and, for the most part, downtown delivers. Still, there’s something exciting about the Philadelphia edition of a well-known from-scratch fast casual eatery, beloved […]
January 14, 2020
eagles

Eagles Take the Main Stage in Amazon Prime Series

Our beloved Philadelphia Eagles may have been eliminated from Super Bowl contention on Wildcard Weekend, but this year you won’t have to wait the ages until August to see your favorite NFL team back on the field. Premiering February 7th, five days after Super Bowl LIV (49ers/Packers vs. Titans/Chiefs), Amazon Prime’s “All or Nothing” series takes a look at one […]
January 13, 2020
coffee

Philly’s Tiniest Wawa Open in Center City

In a large metropolis like Philadelphia, things are usually bigger. The skyscrapers reach tall towards the clouds, the parks are vast and littered with historical markers, and flagshop store locations feature perhaps three floors of retail where their suburban counterparts have only one. But is bigger always better? Not necessarily. Old City Philadelphia is home to the world’s largest Wawa […]
January 9, 2020
windowsill

These Energy-Saving “Hacks” Don’t Cut It

Nowadays, everyone is concerned with saving the Earth – going green, reducing one’s carbon footprint, saving the turtles, and all that good stuff. But while we all want to fix our major problems like climate change and greenhouse emissions, we have to recognize that change starts with us. If you are a typical conscientious homeowners, you probably separate your recycling, […]
January 8, 2020
cruise ship

For the Ultimate Football Fanatic: Eagles Fan Cruise

It’s a tough moment to be an Eagles fan right now. The Nation is licking its collective wounds after Carson Wentz not only got clocked on the ninth play of his very first playoff game, but we ultimately lost to the Seattle Seahawks, ending a rollercoaster season. I mean, yeah, the Patriots also got kicked off the bracket, which is […]
January 6, 2020
barber

Shave and a Cocktail? Get Them Both at The Blind Barber

What’s the coolest new place in Center City? Is it another hipster ax-flinging joint? A super-chic Rittenhouse Square bar? Nope. It’s a barbershop. The Blind Barber just opened its fifth expansion location in the City of Brotherly Love. You can stop in to get your beard trimmed, a luxurious shave, or the kind of haircut that will make you feel […]
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