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JENNIFER LOGUE

Philadelphia Features Editor

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PHOTOS: Opera on the Mall 2017

Opera Philadelphia hosted their seventh annual Opera on the Mall on Saturday, Sept. 23. Nearly 6,000 attendees enjoyed a screening of Mozart’s comedy, “The Marriage of Figaro.” Before the show began, guests got to enjoy the Family Fun Zone, complete with kid-friendly activities...

Monday, September 25, 2017, 2:45 PM

This Is Us: What fans are dying to know in Season 2

Season 2 of “This Is Us” premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 26 on NBC and fans are foaming at the mouth to get their weekly fix of the Pearson family and all of the mystery surrounding their complicated story. We chatted with fans of the show to find out what they’re most eager to find...

Monday, September 25, 2017, 11:41 AM

Questlove tells us what this generation lacks

Philly’s own Questlove is truly a renaissance man, as co-founder of legendary hip-hop band, The Roots, musical director for NBC’s "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," NYU professor, DJ, producer of other artists and more. Did we mention he also writes books, too? His...

Friday, September 22, 2017, 1:00 PM

Pumpkin pizza is here and it’s a winner

Mattei Family Pizza in Point Breeze (1260 Point Breeze Ave.) has a specialty pie each month and for October, I got to try their Oktoberfest pizza ahead of its launch. It comes with real pumpkin, pancetta and gorgonzola on top of a perfectly charred Italian-style pizza.  “My cousin came...

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 4:28 PM

PHOTOS: Outstanding in Her Field 2017

Over the weekend, the Philadelphia chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier hosted their second annual Outstanding in Her Field dinner at the Inn at Grace Winery (50 Sweetwater Rd., Glen Mills) with over 120 people in attendance. This year’s honoree was local food legend, Ann Karlen, whose...

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 4:20 PM

This may be the best pizza in Philly right now

Last year, I chatted with Philly musician and chef, Mariano Mattei, about his appearance on the Food Network’s “Cooks vs. Cons.” At the time, he revealed his plans to open a pizzeria in Point Breeze and we even got to see the space before renovation began. Flash forward to this...

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 11:44 AM

You have two more chances to see ‘Iphigenia at Aulis’ on the USS Olympia

You’ve probably been on a boat before but have you ever experienced a theatrical production on a ship? With Philadelphia Artists’ Collective (PAC), you can finally cross that item (that you never knew you had) off your bucket list. Their latest production “Iphigenia at Aulis...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 11:00 AM

Philly Music Fest wants you to support your scene

There’s a lot of great music coming out of Philadelphia these days, and Greg Seltzer, a local attorney, wants to do his part in supporting it, through launching the first-ever Philly Music Fest. “I’m an attorney at Ballard Spahr doing merger and acquisitions, but everyone who...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 8:22 AM

Get a free pumpkin spice cold brew at Saxbys on Friday

It’s not quite sweater weather time yet, but fall is officially here on Friday, Sept. 22 and Saxbys is celebrating by giving out a free small pumpkin spice cold brew to coffee fans at their participating cafes.   We're celebrating the first day of fall this Friday...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 5:38 PM

Kevin Hart pledges to send 10 Philadelphia kids to college

Philly native Kevin Hart has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons this week due to the extortion scandal involving him and a travelling stripper. But a day before all of that broke, he made a pretty moving pledge to send 10 Philadelphia kids to college on his Instagram page. “...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 3:44 PM

PHOTOS: SPiN Grand Opening Party in Philadelphia

On Friday, Sept. 15th, SPiN Philadelphia officially opened its doors at 211 S. 15th Street. The original ping pong social club, which got its start in New York City in 2009 and has since expanded to Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin and now Philadelphia. Hosting Friday night’s...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 11:40 AM

Where to buy second-hand furniture in Philadelphia

Love where you live but want to change up the look of your place? You don’t need to be rolling in money to be rolling in style these days — especially when you can buy second-hand furniture and housewares all over Philadelphia. From browsing the third floor furniture wonderland at...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 10:49 AM

Stephen Starr is opening a new restaurant with Aimee Olexy

Stephen Starr isn’t resting on his laurels following his big wins at the 2017 James Beard Awards. In late October, he's opening a new restaurant called The Love (130 S. 18th St.) with Aimee Olexy of Talula’s Table, Talula’s Garden and Talula’s Daily. Located at 18th and...

Monday, September 18, 2017, 12:13 PM

Patrice Banks is on a mission to educate women about their cars

When it comes to taking care of their cars, most women today depend on men for auto repair and maintenance, despite the age of female empowerment we’re living in. For Philly native Patrice Banks, a former “auto airhead” herself,  the time had come to get in the driver’...

Monday, September 18, 2017, 11:24 AM

Where to celebrate Oktoberfest 2017 in Philadelphia

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean the fun stops with fall — simply swap BBQs for Oktoberfest celebrations! On Saturday, Sept. 16, Oktoberfest kicks off in Munich through Oct. 3 for 16 days of fun, food and of course, beer. And don’t worry, you don’t need to hop on a...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 10:46 AM

PHOTOS: The Julius Erving Golf Classic

On Saturday, Sept. 10, The Julius Erving Golf Classic took place in Philadelphia. The annual event was attended by celebrities and sports legends alike in support of The Salvation Army of Philadelphia, which spanned the entire weekend. The focal point of it all, however, was the celebration at The...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 2:04 PM

Dine outdoors with Les Dames d'Escoffier

Imagine dining outdoors amongst grapevines with the best and brightest of Philly’s culinary scene. You can do just that on Sunday, Sept. 17 at the 2nd annual Outstanding in her Field Farm Dinner, presented by Les Dames d’Escoffier (LDEI) at the Inn at Grace Winery. The best part? Your...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 10:26 AM

NSFW: Philadelphia Naked Bike Ride 2017 Photos

If you were in Philly on Saturday, it was hard to miss the Philadelphia 2017 Naked Bike Ride ,where thousands of cyclists stripped down and rode naked through the streets to promote positive body image, fuel conscious consumption and cycling advocacy. The ride itself began at 5 p.m. with a...

Monday, September 11, 2017, 12:29 PM

Opera singer Ben Bliss on coming home to 'Magic Flute'

In Opera Philadelphia’s production of “Magic Flute,” tenor Ben Bliss plays Tamino, a young prince who sets off on a whirlwind adventure to find his true love. In real life, it turns out Bliss himself embarked on a similar adventure, to discover his true love for opera. The Kansas...

Monday, September 11, 2017, 11:11 AM

Your guide to leaf peeping in and around Philadelphia

If the coolness in the air is any indication, it looks like we’re finally getting real fall weather in September which means it’s time to start planning your leaf peeping outings. Sure, you can travel outside the city limits over a weekend, but if you’re pressed for time, there...

Friday, September 8, 2017, 4:43 PM