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Sixers water ice? Yes, please!

What’s blue, red and surefire hit? The Sixers-inspired water ice at Mama Maria’s Homemade Italian Ice in Port Richmond. The business is owned by Niko and Maria Papanikolaou, a married couple who have a big passion for basketball, as well as the Sixers. “I have always been a huge...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 3:35pm

PHOTOS: Beats ‘n Eats 2018

On Monday, May 21, Beats ‘n Eats 2018 was hosted by Chef Robert Irvine at the Fillmore Philadelphia, located at 29 E. Allen St. Presented by Live Nation and Comcast Business, the immersive food and music event helps expand opportunities for veterans and members of the military, with proceeds...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:25pm

Eat like an Insider: Peter Hwang of SouthGate

Peter Hwang of SouthGate was born into the restaurant industry, but didn’t immediately pursue a career in it. “I grew up in the back of a fried chicken shop in Center City and now find myself again, in the back of a fried chicken shop in Center City,” he says. “While I...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 11:31am

15 fun things to do in Philly for Memorial Day Weekend

THEATER Test Flights May 24, 8:15 p.m. Circus Campus 6452 Green St. circadium.com Free A community-oriented evening, hosted at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts’ “Circus Campus,” this multi-disciplinary showcase is a glimpse at working artists in practice...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:46am

Community Spotlight: Meryl Levitz of Visit Philadelphia

When Meryl Levitz first came to Philadelphia, the year was 1971 and the city had a lot of growing to do. “It was nothing like the Philadelphia of today,” Levitz says. “No skyline, no place to eat, no image, very little self confidence — it looked like a city that hadn...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 6:00pm

Cheetos-flavored soft serve is confusing but totally addictive

When it comes to food innovation, no one is trying harder than potato chip companies. That is until Big Gay Ice Cream combined two of your favorite things into Cheetos-flavored soft serve. Yes, the New York-born ice cream shop leading the flavor name game actually created Cheetos-flavored...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 2:13pm

Want free tolls on your way to the shore this weekend?

Free tolls on the Atlantic City Expressway? No, it’s not fake news — it’s totally legitimate thanks to Philadelphia-based crab house and sports bar, Chickie & Pete’s. On Friday, May 25 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., they will be paying tolls for families at the Egg Harbor...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:59am

Carson Wentz gets spiritual in new book

If you follow Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles on social media, he is very open about his spirituality. Even his Twitter profile proudly displays that he plays for an “audience of one,” meaning he plays for God. In a new book by author and sports writer Joshua Cooley called...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 9:52am

A summer body workout anyone can commit to

You’re in need of a summer body workout if you’re still schlepping around the hot and humid city in your winter body. While fitness goals are different for everyone, feeling energetic, confident and strong are universal wants. With summer being filled with so many fun outdoor activities...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 4:13pm

Elixr Coffee is opening a new location

Elixr Coffee is opening a new location in Philly at the end of May near 12th and Vine Streets. The new 2,000-square-foot space will be located at 315 N. 12th St., close to the Goldtex Building. Founded by Evan Inatome in 2010, Elixr Coffee has been a Philly favorite. Its flagship store is...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 12:00pm

SoBol Philly celebrates teachers with free coffee and major discounts on acai bowls

In honor of National Teacher Month, SoBol Philly, located at 46 S. 17th St., will be giving away free coffee as well as a 50% off discount on all acai bowls to teachers who come into the store today. The special offer will be available from open until close on Monday, May 21. Teachers must bring a...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 10:19am

Summer Fridays: HughE Dillon

If anyone needs a break this summer, it’s HughE Dillon, celebrity photographer and founder of the popular website, Philly Chit Chat. The man-about-town has a passion for the city of Philadelphia, especially when the weather gets warm. This summer, he’s looking forward to swanky social...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 5:35am

Hot Plate: Foie gras sloppy joes

La Peg is always a great hangout spot in Philly, thanks to being located right inside of FringeArts, where diners can get their fill of top-notch eats by Chef Peter Woolsey as well as top-notch theater and other entertainment. Last week, I got to try a relatively new addition to the menu at the...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:41pm

A Day in the Life of sommelier Kaitlyn Caruke

Love wine enough to make a career out of it? That’s what 29-year-old Kaitlyn Caruke has done as a sommelier. After getting a degree in nutrition and food science, Caruke got her start in New York City in 2012, maintaining the wine cellar at Pearl & Ash. Since then, she’s worked her...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:30pm

15 fun things to do in Philly this weekend

FOOD & DRINK Night Market May 17, 6 p.m. Cottman and Rising Sun avenues thefoodtrust.org Pay as you go For this week’s marquee musical performance, catch RocNation hip-hop artist Freeway. All while picking from an enormous selection of local eats from food trucks and...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:29am

Dennis Miller talks politics, ‘SNL’ and Turner Classic Movies

On Thursday night, comedian Dennis Miller comes to Parx Casino’s Xcite Center. The “SNL” alum has five Emmy and three Writers Guild of America awards to his name and has a solid show in store for his fans. “I’ve been preparing a special, my ninth comedy special, that...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 3:07pm

Eat like an Insider: Chef Tom Huff of Harper’s Garden

Tom Huff is the sous chef at the newly opened Harper’s Garden, an outdoor restaurant in Rittenhouse serving up Modern American cuisine. The 25-year-old got his start in the food industry early on as a dishwasher in high school. “I remember the chef telling me I was going to be a chef...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 1:25pm

5 ways to celebrate the Royal Wedding in Philly

You may not be a royal, but there’s no reason why you can’t celebrate the Royal Wedding in Philly this Saturday, May 19. While the time difference between here and the UK makes actually watching the event quite the early affair, there are still loads of options throughout the day, to...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 4:04pm

Community Spotlight: FringeA-Thon

On Saturday, June 16, Fringe Arts presents their second annual FringeA-Thon at the Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons — a 12-hour dance party that will have participants rocking out to the beat of DJs and live bands, as well as enjoying special performances from BalletX dancers,...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:35am

A Geek's Guide to Summer in Philly

Summertime is here, and with plenty of vacation and wonderful weather in store, what is there for the city’s geeks to do before September rolls around? We have combed the city and its surrounding areas in order to compile a list of special events, local hangouts and blockbuster movies that...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:22am