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
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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 […]
January 2, 2020
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Luxury Hotel Coming to East Market This Spring

Philadelphia is a big city that has long been plagued by one major shortcoming: there simply are not enough hotel rooms available for guests when the city hosts large events. The Pope’s visit, the DNC, and other international banner events have left would-be guests clamoring for overpriced Airbnb units or staying on friends’ couches, since the limited hotel space gets […]
January 1, 2020
eagles

Let’s Talk About Dem Eagles

Glory hallelujah y’all! It’s 2020 and the Eagles are in the playoffs. What a way to kick off the new year. Whether you were up early to get a prime viewing spot for the Mummer’s Parade or are only just now sleeping off your NYE reindeer games, it’s a great day to be present and thankful for all the past […]
December 26, 2019
blacktop

The Saga of the Disney Hole at 8th and Market

It’s a prime piece of in a desirable and hot part of Center City. Sandwiched between the gleaming edifices of condo towers and ritzy downtown retail, this lot, bursting with potential, is currently nothing but a carpark. How did such a gem come to be jinxed, and why hasn’t someone stepped forward to try and claim it? It’s all in […]
December 19, 2019
sparklers

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

There are only six short days until Christmas, which means that you have probably got all your Christmas partying out of your system, whether at the office White Elephant Swap or your own rockin’ ugly sweater shindig. Sure, Christmas hasn’t passed yet, but it’s not two soon to start thinking of the party of the year (literally) – New Year’s […]
December 16, 2019
decorations

Bars Brawl Over Decadent Decking of the Halls, Customers Win

There’s only nine more days until Christmas… can you believe it? I don’t know about you, but I’m fully in the spirit. I’m halfway done wrapping my Amazonian mountain of gifts – meaning that it is both huge and consists of Amazon boxes – my tree has been up and shining for several weeks, and my cards have all been […]
December 12, 2019
fish dinner

The Feast of the 7 Fishes: A Philadelphia Christmas Tradition

One of the better-known Philadelphia holiday traditions is the Feast of the 7 Fishes. As the name implies, this is a dinner meant to leave the table groaning under the weight of the abundance: seven (minimum – other odd numbers like nine, eleven, or even thirteen!) courses are served with all the family gathered ’round on Christmas Eve, to celebrate […]
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