February 18, 2020
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The Strange (But True) Saga of Philly Jesus

Most big cities have a patron saint. I was today years old when I discovered that Philly’s is John Nepomucene Neumann, a former bishop in the City of Brotherly Love who was America’s first canonized male saint. Ask a rando in Center City if they have heard about good ol’ Saint John, and you’ll probably get blank stares. But Philly […]
February 13, 2020
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New Philly Commish Faces Polish Kerfluffle

It was great to see new Philadelphia police commissioner Danielle Outlaw (ironic name, no?) show up to work for her first day on the job this past Monday. Both a woman and a person of color, her appointment to such a high-profile position was a favorable sign of the city’s embracing its diversity and citizen representation. But Outlaw had not […]
February 12, 2020
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On the Hunt For Center City’s Best Bagels

I’m sure that there’s someone reading this who doesn’t enjoy a good bagel, but I don’t want to meet them. (Just kidding. Sort of.) A token of esteem from America’s rich, diverse Jewish emigres, the bagel is the perfect breakfast food. You can slather it in cream cheese of any kind – what folks call a schmear – or drape […]
February 10, 2020
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The Best Farmers Markets in Center City and Beyond

There’s nothing like the produce, baked foods, and farmstand goodies that you can get at your local farmers market. Unfortunately, in Philadelphia, the majority of markets are closed until spring warms the city again. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t a few hearty stragglers, but exploring long rows of stands with your reusable bag is a April-ish game. Right now […]
February 6, 2020
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Golf Simulator Rolls into Center City

Do you love hitting the links, but are sick of driving an hour in each direction to escape the concrete jungle that is downtown and find some actual grass? Golf fans, I have some exciting news. Five Iron Philadelphia just opened, bringing high-quality golf simulation, along with a hangout-worthy bar and lounge, to Rittenhouse Square. No stranger to big city […]
February 3, 2020
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Should Philadelphia Give Kobe a Statue?

It was as if time stopped when the news broke during the airing of the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl: Kobe Bryant, along with his teenage daughter Gianna and seven other passengers, lost his life in a helicopter crash in the foothills of Calabasas, California. Reporters doing live coverage visibly held back tears, and horror swirled through the media as the […]
January 29, 2020
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Where to Enjoy Traditional Philly Foods

For years, Philadelphia has been lauded as a major foodie tourism destination. The City of Brotherly Love is a beautifully varied cultural mosaic, and this patchwork background has led to an inimitable diversity of restaurants, cafes, and other eateries. You can find countless lists of the “best places to eat” in Philly, along with the best BYOBs, the best pubs, […]
January 28, 2020
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Top Sanctuaries for Nursing/Pumping Moms in Philadelphia

Unless you have been a breastfeeding mom in a big city with a nursling in the stroller (or being worn on your chest/back), it can be hard to understand how real is the struggle. Nursing in public is totally legal – louder for the prudes and misogynists in the back… TOTALLY LEGAL – but it isn’t necessarily the right choice […]
January 27, 2020
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Creative and Fun Philly Date Night Ideas

Whether you are basking in the glow of a requited crush or are half of an old married pair, you undoubtedly occasionally struggle for quality date night ideas. No matter what stage of your relationship, regular dates will help you strengthen your connection and keep your pair bond strong. The obvious choice is dinner and a movie, but that can […]
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