August 5, 2015
wawa

Three Cheers For Wawa!

Philadelphia has a long-standing love affair with Wawa. And why not? The stores are bright and clean, the coffee is fresh and delicious, and the Wawa subs… say no more. Wawa is very much a local institution, even though they have spread around the country. That’s why it’s a matter of local pride that Wawa was recently determined to be […]
August 4, 2015
herrs

Snacking Through the City

No matter what critics might say about Philadelphia, one thing is for certain… we certainly eat well here. From cheesesteaks to soft pretzels and water ice, this area is absolutely bursting with iconic foods. In fact, so many delicious noms are native to Philadelphia that it’s possible to snack your way around the city on local delights! Here’s the 411 […]
August 3, 2015
mcglincheys

Philly Voice Counts Down “Iconic” City Bathrooms

I’ve heard of magazine-worthy living rooms or kitchens, but not so much a bathroom. There’s something about this humble, functional room that doesn’t much lend itself to the spotlight. That’s why it was such a hilarious, quirky choice by the Philly Voice to spotlight ten of the most “iconic” bathrooms in the city. Some of these are ultra luxe, others […]
July 31, 2015
porta potties

When You Have to Go… (Pope Edition)

So, you’re planning on coming to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis. Presumably you’ve found a place to stay (easier said than done), figured out how you’ll navigate public transportation (or at least brought your walking shoes), and you’ve picked up your commemorative papal plush toy. All that’s left to do is show up. Right? Anyone who has attended a big […]
July 30, 2015
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Rental Prices Keep Climbing as Papal Visit Nears

As the months before the pope’s visit tick past, prices for rental in Philadelphia – and especially in Center City – keep climbing. There are fewer than 20,000 hotel rooms in the city, which is a minor number compared to the upwards of one million people expected to make a pilgrimage to the city to see the pontiff. That means […]
July 29, 2015
cheesesteak

For Presidential Candidates in Philly, It’s All About the Cheese

There have always been those who take their cheesesteaks very seriously… some would say, too seriously. The cheesesteak purist brigade comes out in force whenever there is a discussion about how to order Philadelphia’s quintessential food, and they have very definite ideas about the “right” and “wrong” way to eat one of these sandwiches. Wisconsin governor and presidential hopeful Scott […]
July 28, 2015
pope francis

City Officials Tight-Lipped on Transportation During Pope’s Visit

As the city of Philadelphia clamors for more information about what transportation options will be available and what will be disrupted during the pope’s September visit, officials are remaining mum on the matter.   The Pope will visit on the weekend of September 26-27 for the culmination of the World Meeting of Families. He will attend a Festival of Families […]
July 27, 2015
hale building

Philly News Briefs: 7/27/15

1.) So, it turns out there will in fact be a fence going up in Center City during Pope Francis’ visit in September. Despite what you may have heard, however, nobody knows exactly where the fence will be going. Rumors swirled late last week that the fence was on track to be constructed from Girard to South Street and from […]
July 24, 2015
loews

Are Hotels Still Available During Pope’s Visit?

The topic of where to sleep in Philadelphia during the pope’s visit in September has been a hot one. With over 1.5 million visitors expected to flood the city over the last weekend in September and less than 20,000 hotel rooms available in the city, it doesn’t take an experienced mathematician to determine that the numbers don’t work. Airbnb has […]
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