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Charming Chestnut Hill

Festivals, shows and more

Getting ready for Autumn with fashionable finds, plus some of the city’s best restaurants for tasty vegan food


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6 Fashionistas rejoice! Philadelphia has style to spare.

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THE GUIDE Entertainment 15 Shopping 17 Dining 24 Nightlife 28 Explore 29 & FFG 15 FAMILY FUN GUIDE Attractions FFG 9 Explore FFG 15 & 29

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Philadelphia’s world-class dining scene includes out-of-the-box vegan restaurants. Dig into these local favorites.

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This leafy neighborhood a short drive from downtown entices with its charming main street lined with galleries, shops and restaurants.

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ESSENTIALS Editor’s Note 2 Ask the Expert 3 Calendar 4 Maps 30 Where Next 32 Parting Shot 33

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eptember in Philadelphia brings a renewed energy as denizens get back to business. But it’s not all about the 9-to-5. Summer may be over but its effects linger in warm evenings and weekend getaways, making the transition into Autumn just a little bit easier. For many, this month also brings the start of the fall shopping season, and Philly doesn’t disappoint. Among the historic buildings and sites, this city offers a veritable treasure trove of retail, from top big names to a thriving community of only-in-Philly shops and designers. I highly recommend browsing a few local favorites starting on page 6. Besides updating my wardrobe, I’m also kicking off the season with a focus on healthy eating. Fortunately, Philadelphia serves up plenty of tasty vegan options—even Chinese!—that don’t disappoint. Find out where I’m going on page 10. In this issue, we also offer tons of great additions to your social calendar. Just turn to pages 4-5, where you’ll find 18 of our top picks for concerts, festivals, theater shows, exhibits and even dancing fountains (Longwood Gardens pictured above). Enjoy what’s sure to be another gorgeous fall in the city.


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The deep pride we have for our city is second to none. Our history alone is something to marvel at.

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Q: WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT PHILADELPHIA? A: The people. The deep

Q: FAVORITE RESTAURANTS FOR A SPECIAL MEAL? A: I love Italian food.

pride we have for our city— from our sports teams to some of the best restaurants in the country—is second to none. Our history alone is something to marvel at.

Bistro Romano is great for families, while La Famiglia makes a nice upscale choice. City Tavern is for those who want a good meal while experiencing Colonial history.

Q: TOP “BUCKET LIST” SITES? A: The National Liberty

Q: TIPS FOR A NIGHT OUT? A: If you love jazz, Chris’

Museum with its inspiring stories, history and photographs paying tribute to 9/11 heroes; the African American Museum, a moving, historic and inspiring place; and Eastern State Penitentiary, a favorite among visitors.

Jazz Cafe is great; The Twisted Tail for blues. Want to dance the night away? Head to Cuba Libre. The Franklin Exchange is nice for drinks and mingling.

Q: YOUR FAVORITE OFF-THEBEATEN TRACK PLACES? A: An all-day tour explor-

restaurants outside of my comfort zone, seeing a play at Walnut Street Theatre, and walking along Kelly Drive, enjoying the views of Boathouse Row and all the people.

ing the unique history of the Amish community in Lancaster, from the buggy rides to the hand-made items and the farming.

Q: HOW DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND YOUR FREE TIME? A: I love trying new

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Q: BEST LOCAL TIP? A: Philly is well known for

the best cheesesteaks in the world. A few hidden gems: Campo’s, Oh Brother, Jim’s Steaks and Ishkabibble’s.

The U.S. Mint is a great spot for kids. They love the tour and seeing how money is printed.

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Janis Joplin was just 24 when she burst onto the musical scene at the Monterey Pop Festival. Just three years later, she died of an overdose, but left an indelible mark on rock and roll. In “One Night with Janis Joplin,” audiences go back in time to hear one of the greatest women vocalists of all time wail on classics like “Piece of My Heart,” “Me and Bobby McGee” and more. Merriam Theater, 215.893.1999

The University of Pennsylvania’s leafy historic public garden comes alive with a miniature world of model trains and cable cars chugging along seven loops and tunnels across a quarter of a mile of tracks. This year’s “Garden Railway” exhibit takes on lighthouses, with replicated structures including ones from Cape Hatteras in North Carolina to Philly’s own Turtle Rock on Boathouse Row. Morris Arboretum, 215.247.5777

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Philadelphia may be known for its history, but the city also produces world-class theater. In addition to top shows at mainstream stages like the Kimmel Center, out-of-the-box performances at independent venues keep audiences engaged, too. One of the most well-known? Philly’s FringeArts, which this year once again hosts Fringe Festival, a wide-ranging showcase of more than 1,000 boundary-breaking productions sure to leave audiences talking. Various locations, 215.413.1318

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Kennett Square Mushroom Festival Sept. 7-8 The “mushroom capital of the world” parties for fungi. www.mushroomfestival.org

Shawn Colvin Sept. 17 The singer marks the 30th anniversary of her debut album, “Steady On.” World Cafe Live, 215.222.1400

‘Making Astronauts’ Through Sept. 8 Artifacts reveal the Naval Air Development Center’s role in the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. Mercer Museum, 215.345.0210

Festival O19 Sept. 18-29 Opera Philadelphia puts its spin on classical productions. Various locations, www.operaphila.org

Bobby Lee Sept. 12-14 The comedian brings his jokes to Philly. Helium Comedy Club, 888.643.8669 Meek Mill & Future Sept. 13 Philly’s Meek Mill shares the spotlight with fellow rapper Future on their “Legendary Nights” tour. BB&T Pavilion, 800.745.3000 Welcoming Week Sept. 14-24 Events around town engage immigrant communities for Hispanic Heritage Month. www.phila.gov/spotlight/ welcoming-week-2018 Center City Restaurant Week Sept. 15-27 Eateries in the happening zone offer tastes at a discount. Reserve online www.centercityphila.org/ explore-center-city/ccdrestaurant-week Constitution Day Sept. 17 Dramatic readings, crafts and birthday cake celebrate this important founding document. National Constitution Center, 215.409.6700

‘Terror Behind the Walls’ Sept. 20-Nov. 9 The historic prison scares up a frightening good time. Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, 215.236.3300 MANAfest Sept. 21 Leafy Manayunk welcomes fall along main street. www.manayunk.com/ events/harvest-festival.html Bloktoberfest Sept. 28 Beer, music and food raise funds for the nabe. Washington Avenue, from Broad to 17th, www.bloktoberfest.info

ABOVE: LONGWOOD GARDENS. BELOW, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BLOKTOBERFEST; KENNETT SQUARE MUSHROOM FESTIVAL; SHAWN COLVIN; MEEK MILL.

‘Sugar Skull!’ Sept. 28 A candy skeleton shows a young girl the true meaning of the Day of the Dead. Annenberg Center, 215.898.3900 Festival of Fountains Through Sept. 29 Fireworks and dancing fountains kick off fall. Longwood Gardens, 610.388.1000 ‘Creatures of Habitat’ Through Sept. 30 Vignettes made of Lego bricks highlight animals and the issues they face. Philadelphia Zoo, 215.243.1100

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It takes about three hours by car to drive from Philadelphia to New York City, with its runways and famous fashion houses. But fashionistas looking for their latest fix need not travel far from the City of Brotherly Love. Here, stylish denizens find a shopper’s paradise of boutiques and designers contributing to the fabric of the city. Jennifer Barger

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y friend who was born and raised here attends black-tie galas in a gorgeous dress— with high tops. That’s very Philly,” says Shana Draugelis, the downtown-dwelling style blogger behind The Mom Edit (www.themomedit. com). It’s the kind of street savvymeets-traditional look that the City of Brotherly Love—well, really, really likes. You can shop for this blend of haute, casual and made-here pieces thanks to the city’s vibrant boutique scene and local designers. “Philly has a unique way of interpreting mainstream fashions and giving them a swagger,” says Sabir M. Peele, men’s stylist and the blogger behind the website Men’s Style Pro (www. mensstylepro.com). Fashionistas might start at iconic Sophy Curson (19th and Sansom sts., www.sophycurson.com) in

Rittenhouse Square, which since 1929, has offered high-end merch to Philly society. It once sold wedding attire to guests at native girl Grace Kelly’s royal wedding; now it traffics in names like Blu Marine and Tom and Linda Platt (for strikingly simple evening wear). Draugelis loves Joan Shepp’s (1811 Chestnut St., www.joanshepp.com) combo of artful window displays and cool-girl designers (think Dries van Noten’s moody printed dresses and Norma Kamali’s knits). Boyds Philadelphia (1818 Chestnut St., www.boydsphila.com), the classic women’s (and men’s) mini department store wins customers (and new converts) in its justrenovated digs. At Boyds, the historic building’s grand interior Corinthian columns set off a dazzling first-floor women’s department with finds like

Oscar de la Renta party dresses and Veronica Beard’s tomboy-chic pants and blazers. And on Second and Third streets in Old City, 18th- and 19th-century warehouses and storefronts hold indie faves like Vagabond (37 N. Third St., www.vagabondboutique.com) for minimalist pieces in natural fabrics, elegant Erdon (162 N. Third St., www.erdon.co) and Sugarcube (124 N. Third, www.sugarcube.us), where exposed brick walls and a vintage motorcycle set the scene for U.S. and international brands (Demy Lee sweaters, Michelle Kim’s ethereal frocks). “And my favorite spot for accessories is here, Sioux Zanne Messix (54½ N. Third St.),” says Draugelis. “We’re talking seriously fun costume jewelry and vintage handbags. I found a bag that had been refurbished with vintage fur from an old coat.”

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Guys’ fashion also shines in this city. “For traditional menswear, you can almost always find me at Moda Matters (1900 Market St., www. modamatters.com) or Commonwealth Proper (1839 Chestnut St., www.commonwealthproper. com),” says Peele. Both spots, open by appointment, specialize in custom suiting. “I have a brown, double-breasted wool topcoat from Moda Matters that I’d wear during the summer if it wasn’t a million degrees out,” jokes Peele. Dressing down? Head to UBIQ (1509 Walnut St., www.ubiqlife.com) for sneakers, Stussy Hill sweatshirts and sunglasses or P’s & Q’s (820 South St., www.psandqs.com), a bright, family-owned perch loaded with funky T-shirts, shoes and Carhart pants. “And my secret spot to pick up vintage wares like lapel pins and tie bars is Tucker’s Digs (611 S. Fourth St.),” says Peele. “The staff is laid back, and you can always find a treasure.” In this style-conscious city, local

design is also thriving. NINOBrand (showroom by appointment; 333 S. 20th St., www.ninobrand.com) deals in futuristic-yet-pretty frocks, blouses and coats in neutral shades. And Bus Stop (727 S. Fourth St., www. busstopboutique.com) sells both its own line of chic, mid-heeled women’s pumps and booties and other brands like Parisian An Hour and a Shower. Voloshin (open Fridays or by appointment; 2930 Jasper St., Suite 102, www.voloshin.us) fills a cozy showroom (peep the old-school beamed ceiling) with wife-and-husband designers Amy and Leo Voloshin’s airy, Cali-goes-Philly womenswear. The duo produces its line of dresses, blouses and more in India using fair trade practices and fabrics like dreamy block prints. “I bought a boho, drawstring waist midi dress from Voloshin last year, and proceeded to wear it almost every day,” says Draugelis. “[It’s] one of those sneaky pieces I didn’t know I couldn’t live without!”

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hiladelphia’s food scene offers a cornucopia of world-class restaurants. Also a growing trend? Outsideof-the-box vegan places. Dig into these local faves.—Anne Kim-Dannibale

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Andrea Kyan’s all-day organic cafe serves up global flavors against a made-for-Instagram backdrop of potted plants and metal stools. It’s all the better to highlight lip-smacking breakfast burritos, ramen and even an all-vegan nut cheese board. 1706 Locust St., 215.985.1706

VEDGE In the capable hands of James Beard Award-nominated chefs Kate Jacoby and Richard Landau, veggies here become the stuff of haute cuisine in dishes like “campfire potatoes.” 1221 Locust St., 215.320.7500

GOLDIE James Beard Award winner Michael Solomonov’s

fast-casual stars falafel, fried till crisp yet tender, and addictive milkshakes made with tehina, rivaling a cheeseburger and dairy shake any day. 1526 Sansom St., 267.239.0777

CHARLIE WAS A SINNER This speakeasy-style bar pours inventive cocktails and has a menu of elevated tapas. Try the potato croquettes and sweets like a decadent chocolate pot de crème. 131 S. 13th St., 267.758.5372

UNIT SU VEGE When cravings for Chinese takeout hit, locals head to this modern-style spot, where classic dishes are remade with tofu, seitan and other meat substitutes. 2000 Hamilton St., 215.988.1888

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This favorite started out as a wholesaler before opening its first brick-andmortar outpost in West Philly. Now a second location in Queen Village helps satisfy sweet cravings with flavors like rose-water pistachio and “The Simpsons”-inspired “Homer,” a—you guessed it—bright pink frosted goodie topped with sprinkles. 509 S. 6th St., 267.761.9447

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Wood-fired flatbread pizzas make Earth Bread & Brewery a great place for friends and family. For a special night, head to Jansen, set in a restored 1700s cottage. Don’t miss the world-famous Schmitter at family-owned McNally’s.

Find just-right gifts and designer clothes at Artisans on the Avenue. Play with well-crafted toys at Oxford Circus. Admire inventive art from emerging and established artists at Gravers Lane.

Try craft beers at Chestnut Hill Brewing Co. and then belly up to the 100-yearold bar at English-inspired Campbell’s Place. Sip a classic cocktail at 1930s-style Paris Bistro & Jazz Café.

 Artisans on the Avenue 8440 Germantown

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 Earth Bread & Brewery 7136 Germantown

Ave., 215.381.0582, www. artisansontheavenue.com  Gravers Lane Gallery 8405 Germantown Ave., 215.247.1603, www.gravers lanegallery.com

Bike or hike through lush Wissahickon Valley Park and snap photographs of the Thomas Mill Covered Bridge. Explore new and classic art and sculpture collections, plus kids’ areas, at Woodmere Museum ( free admission on Sundays), housed inside a stone mansion.

Ave., 215.242.6666, www. earthbreadbrewery.com  Jansen 7402 Germantown Ave., 267.335.5041, www. jansenmtairy.com  McNally’s Tavern 8634 Germantown Ave., 215.247.9736, www.mcnallys.com

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 Oxford Circus Toys 8127 Germantown Ave., 215.242.1600, www.oxford circustoys.com

8337 Germantown Ave., 215.242.1818, www.campbells place.com

 Chestnut Hill Brewing Co. 8221 Germantown

 Wissahickon Valley Park 120 W. Northwestern

Ave., 215.247.0300, www.chest nuthillbrewingcompany.com

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 Paris Bistro & Jazz Café 8229 Germantown

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KIMMEL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Multiple stages offer worldclass performances in dance, theater, music and more. The Kimmel’s trademark is the spectacular 150-foot vaulted glass ceiling enclosing “two jewels inside a glass box.” 300 S. Broad Street, 215.893.1999. www.kimmelcenter.org OPERA PHILADELPHIA Philly’s premier opera company stages a full season of opulent productions. Not only does this company present classics with rich precision, but it also produces new and innovative operas. Academy of Music, Broad and Locust streets, 215.893.3600. www.opera phila.org THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA Founded in 1900, the orchestra has distinguished itself as one of the leading ensembles in the world, led by dynamic music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St., 215.893.1999. www.philorch.org THE PHILLY POPS Michael Krajewski leads one of America’s premier pops orchestras through a repertoire of classical, swing, Broadway, blues and jazz. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad St., 215.893.1999. www. phillypops.org

Comedy COMEDYSPORTZ For more than 25 years, this improvisational comedy troupe has been earning raves along with laughs. Two teams compete for points with a referee calling the action. Audience participation is encouraged. $15-$20. Sa. 2030 Sansom St., 484.450.8089. www.comedy sportzphilly.com

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PUNCH LINE PHILLY A part of the thriving entertainment scene in Fishtown, this comedy club, restaurant and bar hosts new performances each week in a 300-seat venue with VIP seating and an outdoor patio. 33 E. Laurel St., 215.606.6555. www.punch linephilly.com

Concert Venues BB&T PAVILION This amphitheater-style venue on the Camden, New Jersey, waterfront plays host to large concerts by some of the nation’s most popular entertainers. 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J., 800.745.3000. www.water frontamphitheater.com

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FRANKLIN MUSIC HALL The former Electric Factory space now has a new name and a new owner, but the same top musical acts. A second story with a balcony and bar (21+ years) offers unobstructed views of all the stage action. 421 N. Seventh St., 215.627.1332. www.bowerypresents.com/ greater-philly/shows/franklinmusic-hall THE KESWICK THEATRE Regarded as one of the most comfortable, acoustically ideal venues in the region, the Keswick hosts internationally acclaimed performers. Box office hours: W-Sa noon-5 pm. 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside, Pa., 215.572.7650. www.keswick theatre.com KIMMEL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Multiple stages offer worldclass performances in dance, theater, music and more. The Kimmel’s trademark is the spectacular 150-foot vaulted glass ceiling enclosing “two jewels inside a glass box.” 300 S. Broad Street, 215.893.1999. www.kimmelcenter.org MANN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Just outside downtown Philadelphia, this open-air theater hosts world-class performers of all genres, including

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the Philadelphia Orchestra. Locals pack a picnic and enjoy an evening show. 5201 Parkside Ave., 215.878.0400. www.mann center.org THE MET PHILADELPHIA Oscar Hammerstein’s 1908 Metropolitan Opera House has earned a reputation as one of the city’s premier stages, with spots on both the Pennsylvania and national historic registers. 858 N. Broad St., 800.745.3000. www.themetphilly.com THEATRE OF THE LIVING ARTS (TLA) This former movie house is now a two-story music venue featuring popular touring bands and a funky boho vibe. 334 South St., 215.922.1011. www. tlaphilly.com

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Spanning 10 city blocks from 30th to 40th Streets and across Spruce, Walnut, and Chestnut Streets, Shop Penn features more than 30 shops, 40 restaurants, and 15 sports & culture venues — open to all.

WELLS FARGO CENTER The biggest names in music stop at this stadium arena and sports complex in South Philadelphia. Full schedule online. 3601 S. Broad St., 215.336.3600. www.wellsfargo centerphilly.com

Live Music Clubs CHRIS’ JAZZ CAFE This cozy club hosts great local and big-name talent, and offers a full dinner menu. Check website for full schedule of events. Open M-Sa. 1421 Sansom St., 215.568.3131. www.chrisjazz cafe.com THE CLEF CLUB OF JAZZ AND THE PERFORMING ARTS This four-story building, affectionately referred to as “The House That Jazz Built,” was formed by a music union in the mid-20th century and has been the hangout of such famous members as John Coltrane, Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald. 738 S. Broad St., 215.893.9912. www.clefclubofjazz.org

Tickle any fancy with erotic treasures for adult pleasure for both men and women at The Pleasure Chest. This adult boutique located off Rittenhouse Square has been the best resource for quality products and knowledge since 1974.

THE FILLMORE PHILADELPHIA Fishtown’s Ajax Metal Factory is now a state-of-the-art venue, honoring the traditions of historic Fillmore music halls and weaving in some Philly flavor. 29 E. Allen St., 215.309.0150. www.thefillmorephilly.com

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TIME RESTAURANT This groovy three-in-one venue features a chandeliered lounge with live jazz, a cozy whiskey bar and a second-floor dance club reminiscent of absinthe-fueled hangouts of old Paris. “Trombo Piccolo with Chris Farrell & Co” M; open mic Tu; and “Midtown Jazz Jam with the Tim Brey Trio” Su. 1315 Sansom St., 215.985.4800. www.timerestaurant.net

WARMDADDY’S This South Philly blues and jazz club offers a casual, relaxed atmosphere, live entertainment nightly and classic southern cuisine. Tu-Su. 1400 S. Columbus Blvd., 215.462.2000. www.warmdaddys.com WORLD CAFE LIVE There’s always something happening at this University City venue and restaurant, featuring local and national acts on two stages and frequent open mics and jam sessions. 3025 Walnut St., 215.222.1400. www.world cafelive.com

Sports BASEBALL: PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES HOME GAMES Catch the fightin’ Phils at Citizens Bank Park, a ballpark that combines modern amenities with old-fashioned charm. Citizens Bank Park, One Citizens Bank Way, 215.463.1000. www. phillies.com

SOCCER: PHILADELPHIA UNION HOME GAMES Philadelphia’s Major League Soccer team kicks it into gear at Talen Energy Stadium in the shadow of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Talen Energy Stadium, One Stadium Drive, Chester, Pa., 877.218.6466. www.philadelphiaunion.com

LANTERN THEATER COMPANY The Lantern’s productions evoke thoughtful discussion long after the plays have ended. St. Stephen’s Theater, 10th and Ludlow streets, 215.829.0395. www.lanterntheater.org

METRO MENS CLOTHING Shop casual sportswear from brands including Mitchell & Ness Eagles Gear, Ben Sherman, Penquin and Report Collection. Open daily. 1600 E. Passyunk Ave., 267.324.5172. www. metromensclothing.com

WALNUT STREET THEATRE America’s oldest continuously operating theater has been bringing classics (including children’s tales) to life on stage since 1809. Full schedule online. 825 Walnut St., 215.574.3550. www.walnutstreettheatre.org

PLATINUM Since 1999, this one-stop shop has been offering high-quality name-brand clothing from labels like 7 For All Mankind, Diesel, Lacoste, Scotch & Soda and Hugo Boss. Open daily. 526 South St., 215.599.7528. www. shopatplatinum.com

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BRISTOL RIVERSIDE THEATRE Founded in 1984, Bristol Riverside Theatre is a state-ofthe-art, riverfront theater in the Philadelphia countryside of Bucks County. 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol, Pa., 215.785.0100. www. brtstage.org

COMMONWEALTH PROPER Expert style consultants work with individuals to create custom suits, shirts and even casual pieces designed to fit like a glove. Open daily. 1839 Chestnut St., 2nd floor, 267.319.1741. www.common wealthproper.com

FORREST THEATRE A few blocks from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, this elegant, historic theater hosts touring Broadway shows and some of the city’s best theater and dance productions. 1114 Walnut St., Tickets, 800.447.7400. www.forresttheatre.com FRINGEARTS Housed within a vintage 1903 pumping station, this collaborative offers a 240-seat theater for cutting-edge performances, an outdoor plaza and a well-regarded restaurant. In the summer, look for outdoor movies. 140 N. Columbus Blvd.,215.413.1318. www.fringe arts.com KIMMEL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Multiple stages offer worldclass performances in dance, theater, music and more. The Kimmel’s trademark is the spectacular 150-foot vaulted glass ceiling enclosing “two jewels inside a glass box.” 300 S. Broad Street, 215.893.1999. www.kimmelcenter.org

DAMARI SAVILE Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and Jay Amin’s shop has 3,000-square-feet of space for ready-to-wear looks and madeto-measure services. A whiskey cellar, conference room and kitchen let gents host events, too. Open daily (Th, Su by appt.). 709 Walnut St., 267.218.5760. www.damarisavile.com DISTANTE Since 1983 this boutique has been offering the latest in business attire and upscale looks, plus custom outfits made in Naples, Italy. By appointment only. Call to reserve. 1510 Sansom St., 215.545.2850. www.distanteclothing.com HENRY A. DAVIDSEN This tailor and custom clothier located near Rittenhouse Square offers image consulting and ready-to-wear selections, including cufflinks, pocket squares, ties and more. By appt. only. 1701 Spruce St., 215.310.0219. www.henry davidsen.com

P’S & Q’S The hand-picked, premium items at this family-owned shop include casual and workready looks by in-demand brands such as Patagonia, Norse Projects, Kikkerland and Herschel Supply Co. Open M-Su. 820 South St., 215.592.0888. www.psandqs.com

Apparel - Men & Women BOYDS PHILADELPHIA One of the country’s largest men’s stores and the city’s largest designer women’s store stocks T By Alexander Wang, Manolo Blahnik and Zac Zac Posen. Free alterations, valet parking. Open M-Sa. 1818 Chestnut St., 215.564.9000. www.boydsphila.com CHARLIE’S JEANS Shoppers who live in jeans can’t miss this shop specializing in designer denim galore in multiple washes and styles from bootcut to skinny. Open daily. 233 Market St., 215.923.9681. www.charliesjeans.net CRASH BANG BOOM This indie shop specializes in punk rock clothing and accessories. Find leather jackets and rock T-shirts plus studded jewelry, rock memorabilia and even hair dye. Open daily. 528 S. Fourth St., 215.928.1123. www. crashbangboomonline.com MITCHELL & NESS The flagship store of this renowned sports-gear provider has more than 1,600 vintage jerseys, hats, warm-ups, jackets

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UNION TRANSFER Originally built as a luggage terminal in the early 1900s, this mid-size venue now boasts towering arches, elegant chandeliers and stained glass for a dramatic yet intimate atmosphere. 1026 Spring Garden St., 215.232.2100. www.utphilly.com

FOOTBALL: EAGLES HOME GAMES The Philadelphia Eagles fly past the competition at Lincoln Financial Field. Lincoln Financial Field, One Lincoln Financial Field Way, 215.463.5500. www.phila delphiaeagles.com

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JOHNNY BRENDA’S Catch locally and nationally renowned indie rock acts almost every night at this hipster hangout in the up-and-coming Fishtown neighborhood. The venue is upstairs from a tavern that features upscale pub grub. 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 215.739.9684. www.johnny brendas.com


and more. Open daily. 1201 Chestnut St., 267.273.7622. www.mitchellandness.com SHIBE VINTAGE SPORTS Founded by local sports enthusiasts, this store sells retro-style shirts and hats. The retailer’s Originals line taps the talents of local artists and screen printers. Worldwide shipping. Open daily. 137 S. 13th St., 215.566.2511. www.shibe vintagesports.com SOUTH MOON UNDER Inside this spacious shop with two locations, find hip, casual looks by Citizens of Humanity, Flag & Anthem, Jules Smith and Tom & Eva. Open daily. 1731 Chestnut St., 215.563.2298. www.southmoonunder.com

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SUGARCUBE This hip shop is known for its inspired take on men’s and women’s fashion. Labels here include A.P.C., Dunderdon, Frenzii, Kim Schalk, Steven Alan, Pendleton and True Grit, plus vintage pieces. Open daily. 124 N. Third St., 215.238.0825. www.sugarcube.us

Apparel - Women ARTISANS ON THE AVENUE In leafy Chestnut Hill, Lisa Howe and Georgia Doyle offer a personal touch and a well-edited selection of clothing, accessories and jewelry from small and local designers. Open daily. 8440 Germantown Ave., 215.381.0582. www.artisans ontheavenue.com ERDON Donna Sandoz and her daughter Carli work hand-in-hand at this art gallery-like space, featuring Japanese, European and American designers including Replika, Margaux Lonnberg, Alexa Chung, Closed and Coclico. Open daily. 162 N. 3rd St., 215.923.0300. THE GEISHA HOUSE This chic Old City boutique carries boho, feminine pieces from a wide range of brands, among them Australian labels Faithfull the Brand, Knot Sisters and The Fifth Label. Open daily. 149 N.

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JOAN SHEPP With more than 40 years in the biz, Shepp offers pieces from top (but harder-to-find) European and American brands, including Dries van Noten, Rick Owens and Yohji Yamamoto. Open daily. 1811 Chestnut St., 215.735.2666. www.joan shepp.com

MOON + ARROW This Queen Village boutique is stocked with ethically sourced finds like hand-made statement jewelry, refinished antique furniture and vintage duds. Sister space Little Moon + Arrow offers adorable children’s finds. Open Tu-Su. 754 S. Fourth St., 215.469.1448. www.moon andarrow.com

LOST + FOUND Affordable and trendy clothing, shoes, jewelry and handbags abound at this Old City storefront. Open daily. 133 N. Third St., 215.928.1311. www.face

Blumarine, Edward Achour and Tom and Linda Platt. Open M-Sa. 19th and Sansom streets, 215.567.4662. www.sophy curson.com VAGABOND BOUTIQUE Located in Old City, this boutique and yarn shop highlights hand-knit sweaters, jumpsuits and crop tops with a bohemian vibe, plus a chic assortment of accessories. Open daily. 37 N. Third St., 267.671.0737. www. vagabondboutique.com

SOPHY CURSON This salon-like spot carries a well-curated collection of gowns, day-to-evening looks, jewelry and accessories by

AR WORKSHOP CHESTNUT HILL Create high-end custom home décor and personalized gifts at AR Workshop® Chestnut Hill, a boutique DIY shop offering unique, fun experiences for all ages and skill levels through instructor-led workshops. Private parties, corporate functions, etc. available. 8607 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118, 215-544-1116, www.arworkshop.com/chestnuthill PROMOTION

STREATS OF PHILLY Specializes in private, professional chef-led food tours throughout Philly for small groups. On our food tours you meet chefs, artisans, and craftspeople and enjoy their foods. 610.506.6120, Streatsofphillyfoodtours.com

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PSYCHIC READINGS BY HANNA Expert love psychic specialist can help in all areas of life, love, business career, etc. Professional psychic with more than 30 years’ experience. Tarot card & crystal ball readings. Logan Square on Cherry Street. Also available for phone readings. 215.595.8090 PROMOTION

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BEANS BEAUTY This one-stop beauty hub with several area locations offers top products from makeup to haircare and skincare, plus a salon with pro styling services. Open daily. 4405 Main St., 215.487.3333 www.beansbeauty.com DUROSS & LANGEL Steve Duross and James Langel combine family recipes with science to create a signature line of natural soaps, salts and lotions in their colorful apothecary. Open Tu-Su. Call for salon hours. 117 S. 13th St., 215.592.7627. www.durossand langel.com

ATOMIC CITY COMICS This funky shop carries a wide selection of comics, graphic novels, back issues, manga and T-shirts, plus movies, toys and games. Look for in-store events, like book signings. Open daily. 638 South St., 215.625.9613. www.facebook.com/atomic citycomics/ HEAD HOUSE BOOKS Books covering every surface and a friendly staff help Head House Books create an inviting space for browsing. Enjoy a free cup of coffee and settle in for a few hours. Open daily. 619 S. Second St., 215.923.9525. www.headhousebooks.com JOSEPH FOX BOOKS This charming spot in Center City offers an array of selections from architecture and non-fiction to literature and poetry. Open M-Sa. 1724 Sansom St.,

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PHILADELPHIA RECORD EXCHANGE With the aesthetic of a serious record collector’s filled-to-the-brim basement, this is a treasure trove for music aficionados, whether you’re a jazz cat or a punk princess. Open daily. 1524 Frankford Ave., 215.425.4389.www.philarecx.com VINTAGE INSTRUMENTS From ukuleles to banjos and mandolins, plenty of musical treasures abound in this 19th-century architectural gem, opened in 1974. Also cases, strings, straps and more. Open M-F. 507 S. Broad St., 215.545.1000. www.vintageinstruments.com

Children’s Shops BORN YESTERDAY This boutique on Rittenhouse Square carries clothing and toys for infants and children from a wide range of European and domestic designers. Open daily. 1901 Walnut St., 215.568.6556. www.bornyester daykids.com MOMO’S TREE HOUSE Wrangling kids into this boutique won’t be a hassle. Momo’s not only stocks toys from hardto-find makers, it also encourages kids to test them out on the spot. Open daily. 205 Arch St., 267.457.2803 www.momostree house.com

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AVRIL 50 A cozy corner store in University City, this sundries shop sells such wares as cigars, magazines, cards, fine chocolates and gourmet coffee. Open daily. 3406 Sansom St., 215.222.6108. www.avril50.com BLENDO This charming collection of vintage and modern day gifts includes everything from handbags to stationery and pottery. Open daily. 1002 Pine St., 215.351.9260. www.shop blendo.com CONTESSA’S FRENCH LINENS Find imported tablecloths and tea towels from French regions, plus one-of-a-kind aprons, jewelry and rosemary baskets at this shop in the historic Reading Terminal Market. Open daily. 51 N. 12th St. in Reading Terminal Market, 610.306.4507. www.contessas frenchlinens.com EYE’S GALLERY Since 1968, Eye’s Gallery has been a South Street destination for Latin American crafts, ethnic clothing, folk art and unique objects from developing countries. Open daily. 402 South St., 215.925.0193. www. eyesgallery.com HELLO WORLD Fans of mid-century modern head to this University City shop for retro furnishings, funky fittings and accessories like vintage dominoes, and gifts under $25. Open daily. 3610 Sansom St., 215.382.5207. www.shophelloworld.com

AMAZULU Inside the Reading Terminal Market, this boutique stocks jewelry, clothing and international gifts made by local and global artisans. Open daily. Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th St., 215.627.8667. www. readingterminalmarket.org/ merchant/amazulu

OCCASIONETTE Sara Villari’s shop has become a fixture for its large collection of independently made cards, candles, jewelry, barware, notebooks, journals, photo frames and more. Open daily. 1825 E. Passyunk Ave., 215.465.1704. www.occasionette.com

ART STAR Pick up handmade clothes, jewelry and accessories, plus dolls, ceramics and prints at this gallery-style boutique in Northern Liberties. Open Tu-Sa. 623 N. Second St., 215.238.1557. www. artstarphilly.com

PAPER ON PINE Located in the heart of center city, this airy shop has fine stationery from brands like Crane & Co. and Kate Spade, along with eco-friendly products and writing instruments. Open daily. 115 S. 13th St.,

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PALO SANTO WELLNESS BOUTIQUE Named for the Spanish terms for “holy wood,” this modern apothecary offers all manner of feel-good concoctions, plus decor like scented candles. A sister space nearby offers yoga and workshops. Call for shop hours. 1713 S. 12th St.,

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215.625.0100. www.paperon pine.com PHILADELPHIA INDEPENDENTS At this Old City gift shop, find handmade items by local makers, including jewelry, ceramics, accessories, home decor, artwork and gifts for babies. Open daily. 35 N. Third St., 267.773.7316. www.philadelphia independents.com TOWNHOME The carefully edited selection here includes artsy note cards, hip coffeetable books, candles, jewelry, home accents and adorable baby clothes and toys. Open M-Sa; Su by appointment. 1616 Walnut St., 215.972.5100. www.townhomeonline.com

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URBAN PRINCESS BOUTIQUE This store is a top spot for oneof-a-kind, affordable clothing and gifts, many by local artisans. Find organic soaps and beauty products, jewelry, handbags and clothing. Open daily. 620 S. Fourth St., 267.909.8317. www. urbanprincessboutique.com

ANASTACIA’S ANTIQUES Affordably priced antiques and quirky collectibles fill the shelves here. Staff occasionally takes shopping trips for merchandise during store hours, so call in advance. Open daily. 617 Bainbridge St., 215.928.9111. www.anastaciasantiques.com BLUESTONE FINE ART GALLERY This gallery highlights contemporary and traditional painters, ceramicists and sculptors, plus the work of well-known and emerging local artists. Open Tu-Sa. 72 N. Second St., 856.979.7588. www.bluestonegallery.com BORRELLI’S CHESTNUT HILL GALLERY Representing 40 local, national and international artists, this gallery and custom framing shop offers landscapes, cityscapes and still lifes from many schools of painting. Open Tu-Su. 1 East Gravers Lane, 215.248.2549. www.chestnut hillgallery.com

CALDERWOOD GALLERY Owners Gary and Janet Calderwood showcase their personal collection of 20th-century design and fine photography. Find museum-quality French Art Deco, Mid-century Modern decorative arts and more. Open M-F, Sa-Su by appointment. 242 Geiger Road, 215.546.5357. www.calder woodgallery.com THE CENTER FOR ART IN WOOD This non-profit museum, gallery and research center focuses on woodworks in all methods including turned and carved sculptures by renowned artists and craftsmen. Open Tu-Sa. 141 N. Third St., 215.923.8000. www.centerforartinwood.org THE CENTER FOR EMERGING VISUAL ARTISTS This local resource fosters the development and careers of visual artists, among them Lori Banks and Jack McGovern. M-F 11 am-5 pm and by appointment. The Barclay, 237 S. 18th

St., Suite 3A, 215.546.7775. www.cfeva.org CERULEAN ARTS GALLERY & STUDIO This gallery exhibits eclectic decorative and fine art, while the studio offers instruction and weekend workshops. The gallery also sells handmade wares by 100 artisans. Open W-Su. 1355 Ridge Ave., 267.514.8647. www.cerulean arts.com THE CLAY STUDIO This site promotes the ceramic arts through artist residencies and studio space, educational and outreach programs, a permanent collection and a gift shop. Open M-Su. 139 N. Second St., 215.925.3453. www. theclaystudio.org DA VINCI ART ALLIANCE Founded in 1931, this South Philly nonprofit supports regional artists with year-round programs, including juried exhibitions, solo exhibitions and collaborations. Open W, Sa-Su, and by appointment. 704

VERDE A wide variety of jewelry, accessories, perfume and whimsical gifts fill this shop. In the back, chocolatiers make Marcie Blaine artisanal truffles sold in the store. Open daily. 108 S. 13th St., 215.546.8700. www.verde philadelphia.com WORKSHOP UNDERGROUND Owner Ruben Luna taps his Metropolitan Museum of Art experience here, stocking his shop with high-end artistic objets at affordable pieces, including jewelry, apparel, home decor and gifts. Open W-Su. 1544 South St., 215.987.3534. www. workshopunderground.com

Galleries + Antiques 3RD STREET GALLERY Since 1978, this artist-run cooperative has been presenting high-quality works that encourage risk-taking and experimentation. Open Th-Su noon-5 pm and by appointment. 45 N. Second St., 215.625.0993. www.3rdstreetgallery.com

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DANE FINE ART GALLERY & AUCTION HOUSE This buyer/seller stocks an impressive collection of works by major artists including Basquiat, Picasso, Warhol and more. By appointment. 606 Spring Garden St., 267.687.8378. www.danefineart.com F.A.N. GALLERY In a 1700s Colonial building, find emerging and established artists in the classic tradition of American painting. Open W-Su. 221 Arch St., 215.922.5155. www.thefangallery.com

GERSHMAN GALLERY Collectors and art lovers find innovative works celebrating Jewish culture, as well as a showcase of fine art photography. Located inside the Gershman Y. Open M-F. 401 S. Broad St., 215.545.4400. www. gershmany.org

JAMES OLIVER GALLERY In this contemporary, loft-style space, find works by lauded painters, mixed media artists, photographers and more. Open W-Sa and by appointment. 723 Chestnut St., 4th floor, 267.918.7432. www.james olivergallery.com

GALLERY 51 At this antique textile art and oriental rugs gallery, find works spanning the last 2,000 years, with tribal carpets from Central Asia, as well as pieces by contemporary artists. Open Tu-Sa; Su-M by appointment. 51 N. Second St., 215.413.3191. www. gallery51.net

GRAVERS LANE GALLERY The edgy, contemporary Chestnut Hill gallery exhibits works in various media by both established and emerging artists from around the world. Open W-Su and by appt. 8405 Germantown Ave., 215.247.1603. www.gravers lanegallery.com

KOHN & KOHN ANTIQUES Since 1932, this shop has carried a broad inventory with an emphasis on glass, furniture, porcelain and silver. Also noteworthy: the tobacciana collection. Open by appointment and by chance.1112 Pine St., 215.923.0432. www.kohnand kohnantiques.com

GARDEN GATE ANTIQUES This two-story shop has West African art, Steiff animals, vintage and antique furnishings, clothing, jewelry and books. Open daily. 8139 Germantown Ave., 215.248.5190. www. bowmanch.com/property/ gardengate

INLIQUID ART & DESIGN This educational resource and gallery combines art and the Internet. The website with portfolios of over 330 artists familiarizes visitors, while the gallery offers an up-close view. 1400 N. American St., 215.235.3405. www.inliquid.org

Piazza Sempione Mi Jong Lee Fabiana Filippi Tom & Linda Platt Catherine Regehr Wolford Planet by Lauren G Up pants Sizes 2-18 Daytime to Evening Celebrating 90 Years

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M. FINKEL & DAUGHTER Since 1947, this family-owned shop housed in an 1840s building offers 18th- and 19th-century furniture and mint needlework and silk embroideries from the 17th to mid-19th centuries. Call for an appointment. 936 Pine St., 215.627.7797. www.samplings.com MODERNE GALLERY A warehouse-like gallery showcases high-quality, vintage 20th-century furniture, lighting and decorative accessories by Nakashima, Esherick and more. By appointment. 2220 E. Allegheny Ave., 215.923.8536. www.modernegallery.com NIEDERKORN ANTIQUE SILVER For more than 25 years, this shop has specialized in 19thand 20th-century fine silver. Find sterling Christmas ornaments, jewelry, tea sets and napkin rings, Judaica and more. Open Tu-Sa. 244 S. 22nd St., 215.567.2606.www.niederkorn silver.com PENTIMENTI GALLERY Content-driven work challenging the traditional use of materials and aesthetics is the focus at this Old City gallery. Open Tu-Sa. 145 N. Second St., 215.625.9990. www.pentimenti.com PHILADELPHIA PHOTO ARTS CENTER A nonprofit organization devoted to the study, practice and appreciation of photography, the PPAC offers educational programs, photographic exhibi-

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FLEISHER/OLLMAN GALLERY Founded in 1952, this gallery earned its reputation as a premier source of art by self-taught artists. Find works by Martin Ramirez, Bill Traylor, and Tristin Lowe, among others. Open Tu-Sa. 1216 Arch St., Suite 5A, 215.545.7562. www.fleish er-ollmangallery.com

FREEMAN’S One of the premier auction houses with a global footprint for fine arts and antiques is also the nation’s oldest. Open M-F, special office hours during auction exhibitions. 1808 Chestnut St., 215.563.9275.www.free mansauction.com

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tions and lectures by practicing artists within the Crane Arts complex. Open Tu-Sa. 1400 N. American St., Suite 103, 215.232.5678. www.philaphoto arts.org THE PHILADELPHIA SKETCH CLUB Founded in 1860 by former students of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, America’s oldest artists club offers monthly exhibits by established and emerging artists. Open W, F-Su. 235 S. Camac St., 215.545.9298. www.sketch club.org SCHWARZ GALLERY For more than 75 years, the Schwarz family has been a source of fine European and American paintings for serious collectors and museums. Located just off Rittenhouse Square. Open Tu-F; Sa by appointment. 1806 Chestnut St., 215.563.4887. www. schwarzgallery.com

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SERAPHIN GALLERY This gallery represents modern and contemporary painters, sculptors and photographers and advances the careers of young, emerging artists, particularly those from Philadelphia. Open W-Su and by appointment. 1108 Pine St., 215.923.7000. www.seraphin. squarespace.com WEXLER GALLERY Find innovative functional and nonfunctional pieces by master craftsmen and emerging artists in a variety of media, from glass and ceramics to mixed, photography and prints. Open Tu-Sa; M by appointment. 201 N. Third St., 215.923.7030. www. wexlergallery.com

Gourmet & Specialty Foods DI BRUNO BROTHERS The original Italian Market outpost for world-class cheese bustles day and night. At the Chestnut Street location, find takeout, additional specialty items and gelato. Hours vary by location. Italian Market location: 930 S. Ninth St., 215.922.2876. www.di bruno.com

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ITALIAN MARKET The city’s most famous farmers’ market is also the oldest and largest working outdoor market in the United States. Open Tu- Su. 919 S. Ninth St. 215.278.2903. www.italian marketphilly.org READING TERMINAL MARKET This 1893 market is one of the city’s major food meccas, where visitors sample international and local specialties, including Pennsylvania Dutch treats. Open daily. B, L, D (daily). 12th and Arch sts., 215.922.2317. www. readingterminalmarket.org ROCKET FIZZ Feed your nostalgia at this retro candy shop, offering everything from dots and whirly pops to bulk salt water taffy, plus sodas in flavors like bacon and s’mores. Open daily. 302 Arch St., 215.650.3163. www.rocketfizz.com

Jewelry ANALOG WATCH CO. This independent watchmaker focuses on craftsmanship in designing minimalist timepieces, allowing natural materials to shine. Open Tu-Sa. 1737 E. Passyunk Ave., 484.808.5831. www.analogwatchco.com BARIO-NEAL Handcrafted in Philadelphia, this jewelry line is made with reclaimed precious metals, ethically sourced stones, and low-impact, environmentally conscious practices. Open W-Su. 700 S. Sixth St., 215.454.2164. www.barioneal.com

BELLA TURKA The owners of this shop with two locations travel around the world in search of chic baubles, like gold coin necklaces, cocktail rings and chunky stone cuffs. Open daily. 113 S. 13th St., 215.560.8733. www.bella turka.com EGAN DAY Inside a stately Rittenhouse Square townhouse, Kate Egan displays elegant pieces from designers Ted Muehling and Gabriella Kiss. Open Tu-Sa; by appointment M. 260 S. 16th St., 215.443.1632. www.egan day.com LAGOS The flagship of this Philly jeweler features award-winning collections by its namesake designer, Steven Lagos, who has been creating exquisite pieces for more than 40 years. Open daily. 1735 Walnut St., 215.567.0770. www.lagos.com

Salons & Spas ADOLF BIECKER SPA SALON This modern spa takes a “whole-person” approach, aiming to offer treatments to make customers feel as good as they look. The spa also offers traditional salon services. Open daily. 1605 Sansom St., 215.735.6404. www.adolf biecker.com ANDRÉ RICHARD SALON This local favorite offers some of the city’s best stylists who glam it up with color, cuts, balayage, keratin treatments, relaxers and even makeup application.

Open daily. 130 Chestnut St., 215.735.1590 215.735.1590. www.andrerichardsalon.com ART+SCIENCE This Aveda Concept salon and spa offers a variety of green services and natural products, including 97 percent plant-derived hair color. Open Tu-Sa. 801 N 2nd. St., 215.482.2242. www.artplusscience.com BLOKES BARBERSHOP & GENTLEMEN’S EMPORIUM Brit Duke Dunne and Jill Ervais’ ode to classic men’s grooming parlors offers all the nostalgia with top-notch cuts, shaves and more, plus tunes from a circa 1963 jukebox. Also find shaving products, gifts and art. Open W-M. 151 N. 3rd St., 267.314.5557. www.blokes barbershop.com CITY HYDRATION Registered nurses and paramedics provide customized IV infusions at a few locations for whatever ails you, from hangovers to jet lag. Lounge chairs, heated blankets, eye masks and hot tea help calm nervous Nellies. From $75; add-ons extra. By appointment. 1315 Walnut St., Suite 1403, 215.416.0109. www.city hydration.com EVIAMA LIFE SPA At this holistic oasis near Rittenhouse Square, find award-winning organic facials, massages, wraps, waxing services and a beautiful boutique carrying eco-friendly goods, including Dr. Hauschka products. Open daily. 109 S. 13th

KIMBERLY JAMES BRIDAL A bridal boutique all about you! From runway inspired gowns to classic designs, at Kimberly James Bridal we believe every bride deserves a memorable experience and an even better dress. 15 West Highland Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118 267. 809. 5784 www.KimberlyJamesBridal.com PROMOTION

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JUJU SPA & ORGANICS Not far from South Street, this inviting spa specializes in all-natural skin care products, non-toxic mani-pedis and other pampering services. Open W-Su. Salon, 713 S. Fourth St., 215.238.6080. www.jujusalon.com

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St., Second floor, 215.545.3344. www.eviama.com

MI CUMBIA ORGANICA This top-rated nail salon offers water- and soy-based products for mani-pedis, foot massages and Brazilian waxing. By appointment. Open daily. 328 S. 17th St., 215.735.7980. www. micumbia.co

THE NAIL BAR Friendly service, clean environs and complimentary Champagne or wine make basic manicures and pedicures an indulgence. Appointments recommended; walk-ins welcome. Open Tu-Su. 133 S. 18th St., 267.687.8117. www.nailbar phila.com RESCUE SPA This upscale European-style space specializes in massage therapy, detoxification and microdermabrasion. Open M-Sa & select Su. 1601 Walnut St., Third floor, 215.772.2766. www. rescuespa.net/philadelphia

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Shoes BUS STOP BOUTIQUE British-born Elena Brennan’s Queen Village shop is known for standout kicks by hard-to-find designers. Open daily. 727 S. Fourth St., 215.627.2357. www. busstopboutique.com HEAD START SHOES This luxe Center City shop stocks footwear by top designers, including Fiorentini +

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MOKO In the heart of Old City, this one-stop beauty shop specializes in natural treatments and products. Services include haircare and styling, scalp treatments, facials, waxing and makeup application. Also natural soaps, skincare, makeup. Open Tu-Su. 55 N. Third St., 215.922.MOKO. www.moko beauty.com


Baker, Del Carlo and Vic Matie. Open daily. 126 S. 17th St., 215.567.3247. www.headstart shoes.com

top-notch restaurants, art galleries and hotels. Hours vary by store. 34th through 38th streets, Chestnut to Spruce streets. No phone. www.shopsatpenn.com

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MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S—SEAFOOD This bustling establishment brings the flavors of the Pacific Northwest to Philadelphia, plus draft beers, single malts and Northwest wines. For a more intimate meal, head upstairs to cozy booths. L, D (daily). 1 S. Broad St., 215.568.6888. www. mccormickandschmicks.com

LAPSTONE & HAMMER Kate Rohrer designed this local haven for sneakerheads, which offers 4,000 square feet of space for kicks, plus hip menswear, grooming products and accessories. Open daily. 1106 Chestnut St., 215.592.9166. www.lapstoneandhammer.com UBIQ This trendy boutique sells hip sneakers by Puma and Nike SB among others, plus skater-inspired clothes for men and women. Open daily. 1509 Walnut St., 215.988.0194. www. ubiqlife.com

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THE BELLEVUE PHILADELPHIA The historic 1904 Beaux Arts building houses upscale boutiques, restaurants (XIX with stunning views), a state-ofthe-art fitness facility and the Hyatt at The Bellevue. Retail hours vary. 200 S. Broad St., 215.875.8350. www.bellevue philadelphia.com FASHION DISTRICT Opening Sept. 19, 2019, this retail complex combines shopping, dining and entertainment across three city blocks. Burlington and Century 21 anchor a host of storefronts, among them H&M, a movie theater, Big Gay Ice Cream and even a winery. Check website for hours. 901 Market St., 215.925.7162. www.fashion districtphiladelphia.com MARKETPLACE PHL Inside Philadelphia International Airport, find more than 170 stores, restaurants and services—local spots and national brands—through all seven terminals. Open daily. Terminal E, 8500 Essington Ave., 215.937.1200. www.philamarket place.com SHOP PENN On the University of Pennsylvania campus, find more than 75 national and independent retailers, plus

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This indoor complex has 55 boutiques (Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, ALDO Shoes, J. Crew) and a food court, plus One Liberty Observation Deck. Open daily. 1625 Chestnut St., between Liberty I and Liberty II office towers, 215.851.9055. www.shopsatliberty.com

Specialty Shops ART IN THE AGE TASTING ROOM AND BAR SUPPLY This well-appointed spirits shop has a collection of historically inspired Philadelphia liquors, plus bar equipment and offers mixology training for aspiring barkeeps. W-Su; Tu by appt. 116 N. Third St., 215.922.2600. www.artinthe age.com HARRY’S SMOKE SHOP This shop has been offering fine cigars and smoking instruments since 1938. Browse the walk-in humidor, then enjoy selections in the ventilated BYOB smoking lounge. Open daily. 14 N. Third St., 215.925.4770. www. harryssmokeshop.com PHILLY AIDS THRIFT This nonprofit founded in 2005 sells an eclectic collection of donated items with proceeds going to local organizations involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Open daily. 710 S. Fifth St., 215.922.3186. www. phillyaidsthrift.com PLEASURE CHEST Since 1974, this adult boutique has been offering top-quality intimate products for men and women, with a discreet, expert staff, who can customize every shopping experience. Open Tu-Sa. 2039 Walnut St., 215.561.7480. www.pleasure chestphilly.com

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MORTON’S, THE STEAKHOUSE—STEAK An extensive wine selection is just a bonus of this signature Chicago steakhouse. Wet-aged prime beef broiled Midwesternstyle makes for hearty portions, but also try pork and lamb chops, as well as tasty seafood. D (daily). 1411 Walnut St., 215.557.0724. www.mortons. com VOLVER—AMERICAN Here, chef Jose Garces revisits favorite culinary experiences. The result? A diverse, seasonal, and often locally sourced menu serving some of the most innovative dishes in the city. D (Tu-Sa). 300 S. Broad St., 215.670.2302. www.volver restaurant.com XIX (NINETEEN)— AMERICAN This restaurant with a spectacular pearl chandelier serves a top-notch menu, while the adjoining cafe serves lunch and afternoon tea. D (Tu-Sa), Br (Sa-Su). Hyatt Philadelphia at The Bellevue, 200 S. Broad St., 215.790.1919. www.hyatt.com/ en-US/hotel/pennsylvania/ the-bellevue-hotel/phlph

Center City & Rittenhouse A.KITCHEN— MEDITERRANEAN An open kitchen, shared plates and a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere define this well-regarded European-style eatery. B, L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 135 S. 18th St., 215.825.7030. www.akitchenandbar.com

BUTCHER AND SINGER— STEAK Stephen Starr’s steakhouse offers a glam setting for top-notch steaks and chops. Find 28-foot-high ceilings, leather booths, elegant drapes and sparkling chandeliers. L (M-F), D (daily). 1500 Walnut St., 215.732.4444. www.butcher andsinger.com ERAWAN THAI CUISINE— THAI This inviting BYOB offers tasty and authentic dishes with fresh ingredients. A friendly staff helps guests select spices to fit specific tastes. BYOB. L, D (Tu-Su). 123 S. 23rd St., 215.567.2542. www.erawan philly.com FOX AND SON— AMERICAN This stand inside Reading Terminal Market specializes in the humble corndog but with batters like sweet potato and toppings like jalapeno and queso. Also find poutine, funnel cake and loaded fries. B, L, D (daily). 51 N. 12th St., 215.372.7935. www.foxandson philly.com FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY— AMERICAN Locals flock to this friendly and cozy restaurant for some of the city’s best food and cocktails. Get there early to snag a seat, as the rowhouse restaurant fills up quick. D (daily). 261 S. 21st St., 215.546.4232. www.friday saturdaysunday.com GOLDIE—MIDDLE EASTERN From James Beard Awardwinner Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook comes this fast-casual concept (with a few locations) focused on falafel, fries and tehina shakes. Located above Rooster Soup Company. L, D (daily). 1526 Sansom St., 267.239.0777. www.goldiefalafel.com THE LOVE—AMERICAN Aimee Olexy and James Beardwinner Stephen Starr’s venture offers approachable creative dishes like whole smoked trout with kale, maple farro and spicy pecans. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 130 S. 18th St., 215.433.1555. www. thelove restaurant.com

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37th floor, 215.564.5337. www. r2lrestaurant.com

Walnut St., 267.639.6644. www. vernickphilly.com

SEAFOOD UNLIMITED— SEAFOOD Located just off of Rittenhouse Square, this intimate favorite specializes in simply prepared fresh fish and seafood. D (M-Sa). 270 S. 20th St., 215.732.3663. www.seafoodunlimited.com

VIC SUSHI—SUSHI This no-frills BYOB plates classic crowd-pleasers like Philadelphia and California rolls, along with inventive house specials and delicious tuna dumplings. L, D (M-Sa). 2035 Sansom St., 215.564.4339. www. vic-sushi.com

THE PRIME RIB—STEAK This supper club serves USDA prime cuts, seafood flown in daily and wines from a top-notch list. The sophisticated dining room takes diners back to the 1940s, with live piano nightly. D (daily). 1701 Locust St., 215.772.1701. www.theprimerib.com

V STREET—VEGAN The owners of acclaimed Vedge work their magic on their global street food venture, plating banh mi tacos and halo halo with purple sweet potato ice cream, orange granita and whipped coconut. D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 126 S. 19th St., 215.278.7943. www.vstreetfood.com

R2L AMERICAN Located on the 37th floor of Two Liberty Place, chef Daniel Stern’s restaurant offers modern twists on traditional American flavors. The stunning skyline views make this spot one of Philly’s most spectacular dining destinations. D (daily). 50 S. 16th St.,

VERNICK FOOD & DRINK—AMERICAN James Beard-winning chef Greg Vernick’s menu of global plates showcases techniques he perfected while working in kitchens with Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Reservations recommended. D (Tu-Su). 2031

Chinatown RAY’S CAFE & TEA HOUSE—CHINESE In-the-know locals flock to this mom-and-pop cafe for tasty Chinese and Taiwanese fare, but also for high-quality siphon coffee and teas. For up-close views on the brewing action, sit by the lab-like siphoning station. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). 141 N. 9th St., 215.922.5122. www. rayscafe.com

XI’AN SIZZLING WOKS—CHINESE This casual restaurant aims at traditional Xi’an/Shaanxi-style dishes at affordable prices. Locals make sure to order the biang biang noodles and “chinese hamburger” (roujiamo). BYOB. L, D (daily). 902 Arch St., 215.925.1688. www.xian sizzlingwoksphilly.com

Convention Center READING TERMINAL MARKET— INTERNATIONAL This 1893 market is one of the city’s major food meccas, where visitors sample international and local specialties, including Pennsylvania Dutch treats. Open daily. B, L, D (daily). 12th and Arch streets, 215.922.2317.

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SANG KEE PEKING DUCK HOUSE—CHINESE Since 1980, this has been a go-to for authentic Hong Kong-style

Chinese cuisine, including Peking duck and spot-on wonton soup. Three floors of seating minimize wait times. L & D (daily). 238 N. Ninth St., 215.925.7532. www.sangkee chinatown.com

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METROPOLITAN BAKERY—BAKERIES James Barrett and Wendy Smith Born’s bakery supplies artisan loaves to some of the city’s best restaurants and feed denizens baked goods, cafe eats and gourmet groceries at several locations. B, L, D (daily). 262 S. 19th St., 215.545.6655. www. metropolitanbakery.com


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East Passyunk Avenue BING BING DIM SUM— DIM SUM This hip spot serves traditional soup dumplings alongside more inventive fare like roast pork bao filled with sharp provolone and long hots, plus crispy lamb rolls. L (F-Su), D (daily). 1648 E. Passyunk Ave., 215.279.7702. www.bingbing dimsum.com IN THE VALLEY— AMERICAN “Top Chef” winner Nicholas Elmi’s casual counterpoint to his lauded next-door dining room, Laurel, offers a top-shelf cocktail program, plus equally delicious spins from a focused, seasonal menu. D (Tu-Su). 1615 E. Passyunk Ave., 267.858.0669. www.itvphilly.com

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IRWIN’S— MEDITERRANEAN Named for the edifice’s architect, this former technical school maintains its old school style, with the extra marks for tasty small plates, salads and “a little bit larger” dishes, plus a popular roof deck. D (Tu-Su). 800 Mifflin St., 215.693.6206. www.irwinsupstairs.com LAUREL—FRENCH “Top Chef ” Nicholas Elmi’s first restaurant is one of the toughest tables to get in the city. Reserve well in advance for Elmi’s lauded tasting menu, showing exactly why he won the crown. D (Tu-Sa). 1617 E. Passyunk Ave., 215.271.8299. www.restaurantlaurel.com TOWNSEND—FRENCH Chef-owner Townsend Wentz’s eponymous fine-dining spot is known for masterful food and wine pairings. Snag a bar seat if tables are hard to come by. D (W-M). 1623 E. Passyunk Ave., 267.639.3203. www.townsend restaurant.com

Manayunk BOURBON BLUE— AMERICAN This hotspot features a New Orleans influence. Dig into favorites like Southern fried

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chicken, jambalaya and country-style ribs. On weekends, the Canal Lounge offers live entertainment. D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). Two Rector St., 215.508.3360. www.bourbonblue.com MANAYUNK BREWERY & RESTAURANT—PUB/BAR Start your meal with one of the brewery’s hand-crafted beers made on site. The eclectic menu features stone-oven pizzas, sushi, grilled steaks, fresh salads and classic burgers. Live music daily. L, D (daily), Br (Su). 4120 Main St., 215.482.8220. www.manayunkbrewery.com

FRANKFORD HALL— GERMAN Stephen Starr’s beer garden has counter service, communal tables and alfresco ping-pong for working off sauerkraut, schnitzel, bratwurst and käsekrainer. L (Sa-Su), D (daily). 1210 Frankford Ave., 215.634.3338. www.frankfordhall.com

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PIZZA BRAIN—PIZZA This socially and environ-mentally aware shop is the world’s first pizza museum and has a claim to fame in the Guinness Book of World Records with the largest stock of pizza memorabilia. L, D (daily). 2313 Frankford Ave., 215.291.2965. www.pizza brain.org

CHEU NOODLE BAR— ASIAN This narrow spot (two locations) puts its focus on noodles, but small plates prove worthy options, too. The black garlic wings and pork pizza dumplings are particularly popular. L, D (daily). 255 S. 10th St, 267.639.4136.www.cheu noodlebar.com

SURAYA—MIDDLE EASTERN Nick Kennedy’s all-day market and cafe makes it easy to get in and out quickly, but diners may opt to linger inside the beautifully decorated space and garden. D (Tu-Su), L (Tu-F), Br (Sa-Su). 161 W. Girard Ave., 215.302.1900. www.suraya philly.com

INDEBLUE—INDIAN Take your tastebuds on a journey with dishes like shrimp and crab moilee and a brunch menu that puts Indian spins on familiar classics. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 205 S. 13th St., 215.545.4633. www.inde bluerestaurant.com

WM. MULHERIN’S SONS— ITALIAN A restored 1890s whiskey blending and bottling facility now serves up hearty meals, wood-fired pizza and strong drinks. D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 1355 N. Front St., 267.291.1355. www.wmmul herinssons.com

TREDICI ENOTECA— MEDITERANNEAN This lovely spot focuses on small plates like bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with manchego and blue cheese, but also highlights a raw bar and mains like Moroccan-spiced ribs. L, D (daily). 114 S. 13th St., 267.928.2092. tredicienoteca.com

Northern Liberties & Fishtown CADENCE—AMERICAN This modern, yet homey BYOB is quickly becoming the go-to spot for unfussy, yet deliciously seasonal fare. Reservations recommended. D (T-Sa), Br (Su). 161 W. Girard Ave., 215.419.7537 www.cadencerestaurant.com

Old City THE BOURSE FOOD HALL—INTERNATIONAL This 1895 Victorian building on the National Register of Historic Places was once the country’s first commodities exchange. Now it’s a hip spot for artisanal food and retail. B, L, D (daily). 111 S. Independence Mall E., 215.625.0300. www. theboursephilly.com CITY TAVERN—AMERICAN This reconstructed tavern used by delegates to the First and Second Continental Congresses serves a Colonial-style meal by acclaimed chef Walter Staib. Visitors are welcome to walk through to take in the history. L, D (daily). 138 S. Second St., 215.413.1443. www.citytavern.com

ROYAL BOUCHERIE— FRENCH “Top Chef ” winner Nicholas Elmi’s cozy tavern has two bars (one for drink; the other for oysters) and a stickto-your-ribs menu of hearty classics, all set to a feel-good soundtrack veering from soul to indie rock. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 52 S. Second St., 267.606.6313. www.royal boucherie.com VISTA PERU— PERUVIAN This family-run Old City spot highlights classics including lomo saltado and pollo a la braza, plus chef specials like paella and ribeye steak. A pisco bar serves up cocktails made with the famed liquor. B, L, D (daily). 20 S. 2nd St., 215.398.5046. www.vista peruphilly.com ZAHAV—MIDDLE EASTERN James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Solomonov’s restaurant serves a well-edited menu of small plates with tasting options. Inventive cocktails; Israeli wines. Reservations recommended. D (daily). 237 St. James Place, 215.625.8800. www.zahavrestaurant.com

Penn’s Landing & Waterfront CHART HOUSE— SEAFOOD Waterfront views of Penn’s Landing, the Delaware River and the Philadelphia skyline set a dramatic stage for updated classic steaks and seafood entrées, along with renowned prime rib specials. D (daily), Br (Su). 555 S. Columbus Blvd., 215.625.8383. www.charthouse.com CHERRY STREET PIER— INTERNATIONAL A century-old former municipal pier is now a vibrant mixeduse hotspot with a food hall, marketplace and artist studios, plus regular events. L, D (daily). 121 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd., 215.923.0818. www. cherry streetpier.com

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KEATING’S ROPE & ANCHOR, BAR + KITCHEN— CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN At the Hilton, diners tuck into oak-smoked salmon or a New York strip steak while gazing out at the Delaware River. Inside, a buzzy bar pours handcrafted cocktails to the tunes of a live band. B, L, D (daily). 201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., 215.521.6509. www.ropeandanchorkitchen. com LA PEG—FRENCH This contemporary brasserie and beer garden is located inside the FringeArts building. The crowd-pleasing menu features cauliflower steak and steak frites, butternut squash soup and cheeseburgers. D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 140 N. Columbus Blvd., 215.375.7744. www.lapegbrasserie.com

South Philly & Italian Market AMERICAN SARDINE BAR—PUB/BAR From the owners of the South Philly Tap Room, this spot focuses on a selection of craft beers (16 on tap), hearty sandwiches and tasty pub grub. L, D (daily) Br (Su). 1800 Federal St., 215.334.2337. www.american sardinebar.com

Specializing in California-style burritos featuring fresh ingredients in sumptuous portions at affordable prices. Lunch and Dinner BYOB

el fuego

723 Walnut Street • 215.592.1931 Facebook.com/elfuegoburritosphilly www.elfuegophilly.com

GENO’S STEAKS— CHEESESTEAKS Geno’s serves up classic steaks with Philly flair. The inevitable line provides time to figure out what to order; when you get to the counter, make it fast and simple. Cash only. B, L, D (daily, 24 hours). 1219 S. Ninth St., 215.389.0659. www.genos steaks.com JIM’S SOUTH STREET— CHEESESTEAKS Since 1976, visitors and locals alike have been flocking to this

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MOSHULU—AMERICAN This four-masted ship has been gloriously transformed into a riverside dining destination, serving tasty dishes with attentive service and stunning views. D (daily), Br (Su). 401 S. Columbus Blvd., 215.923.2500. www.moshulu.com


temple to cheesesteak inside an Art Deco storefront on lively South Street. Find hoagies, too. L, D (daily). 400 South St., 215.928.1911. www.jimssouth street.com PAT’S KING OF STEAKS— CHEESESTEAKS Billed as the originator of the cheesesteak sandwich, this shop is a favorite that attracts fans from around the world. Local tip: Order “Whiz wit.” B, L, D (daily 24 hours). 1237 E. Passyunk Ave., 215.468.1546. www.patskingof steaks.com SABRINA’S CAFE— AMERICAN This cozy, family-owned neighborhood cafe is lauded for having one of the best brunches in town. BYOB. Hours vary by location. 910-912 Christian St., 215.574.1599. www.sabrinascafe.com

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BLOOMSDAY CAFE— AMERICAN The team behind this all-day cafe concept comes with tons of industry cred. As a result, diners find top-quality baked goods, seasonal main dishes and a fine selection of natural wines and cocktails. B, L, D (daily). 414 S. 2nd St., no phone. www.bloomsdaycafe.com CRY BABY PASTA— ITALIAN The husband-andwife team behind Bridget Foy’s serves from-scratch staples like rigatoni alla vodka and chicken Francaise. D (Tu-Su). 627 S. 3rd St., 267.534.3076. crybaby pasta.com HUNGRY PIGEON AMERICAN Scott Schroeder’s easygoing, all-day cafe serves up food that simply tastes good. The menu lists the day’s offerings (all locally sourced) in minimalist language that belies how delicious everything is. Pastries from the in-house bakery are a must. B, L, D (daily). 743 S. 4th St., 215.278.2736. www.hungrypigeon.com ROYAL IZAKAYA— JAPANESE & SUSHI Sushi fans take note: secure a reservation well in advance for chef Jesse Ito’s sushi counter. Just

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nine seats offer a front-row to Ito’s skill with fresh fish, from lesser-known varieties to familiar favorites, in an omakase menu of 10 or 18 courses. D (daily). 780 S. 2nd St., 267.909.9002. www.royalsushi andizakaya.com THE TWISTED TAIL— AMERICAN This lively emporium features a menu of charcoal-grilled fare, 40-plus bourbons and plenty of craft beer. Dine indoors or out, then climb up the stairs for some rockin’ live music. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 509 S. Second St., 215.558.2471. www.thetwisted tail.com

University City DISTRITO—MEXICAN Philly’s acclaimed Jose Garces’ high-energy spot offers fresh takes on classic Latin fare, inspired by the spirited culture and cuisine of Mexico City. L, D (daily). 3945 Chestnut St., 215.222.1657. www.distrito restaurant.com WALNUT STREET CAFE— AMERICAN The team behind New York City’s Michelinstarred Rebelle offers all-day grazing, grab-and-go options and entrees from a cheeseburger to a porterhouse steak for two. B, L (M-F), D (M-Sa), Br (Sa-Su). 2929 Walnut St., 215.867.8067. www.walnut streetcafe.com WHITE DOG CAFE— AMERICAN This antiques-filled spot is as well known for its food as it is for its social activism. Dig into classics made from locally grown and organic ingredients, like chicken liver mousse, soups and sandwiches, and omelets made with cage-free eggs. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 3420 Sansom St., 215.386.9224. www.white dog.com

Washington Square AMIS—ITALIAN At Marc Vetri’s convivial trattoria, dig into tapas-style fare like bonein strip steak, pork chop parmigiana and monkfish cacciatore. D (daily), Br (Su). 412 S. 13th St.,

215.732.2647. www.amisphilly. com EL FUEGO—MEXICAN This happening BYOB whips up tasty “California-style” burritos, along with tacos, quesadillas and soups. The lunch hour is particularly lively, so plan accordingly. L, D (M-Sa). 723 Walnut St., 215.592.1931. www.elfuegophilly.com RISTORANTE AROMA— ITALIAN Chef duo Antonio Cardillo and Gianluca Forastiere whip up hand-made pastas and entrees like grilled lamb chops and veal medallions redolent with garlic and herbs. D (daily). 1120 Pine St., 267.314.5315. www.ristorante aromaphilly.com VEDGE—VEGAN Richard Landau and Kate Jacoby put haute cuisine twists on vegan dishes like “seared maitake mushroom” with celery root fritter, smoked remoulade and a leek “ash” vinaigrette. Reservations required. D (daily). 1221 Locust St., 215.320.7500. www.vedge restaurant.com

NIGHTLIFE Bars & Lounges ABBAYE Friendly locals contribute a homey vibe to this Northern Liberties corner bar. Come for the music, cheesesteaks and fine Belgian beer. Open daily. 637 N. Third St., 215.627.6711. www. theabbaye.net ASHTON CIGAR BAR A state-of-the-art air purification system helps aficionados relax in this sleek cigar bar, offering 200 stogies and an extensive bar with wines, cordials and rare liquors. Open daily. 1522 Walnut St., 2nd floor, 267.350.0000. www.ashtoncigarbar.com CONSHOHOCKEN BREWING COMPANY This brewpub in the Main Line features 10 taps and one cask line. Grab a pint of the core brew, Conshohocken IPA, while munching on affordable bar snacks. Open daily. 739 East Elm

St., Suite B, Conshohocken, Pa., 610.897.8962. www.consho hockenbrewing.com FADO IRISH PUB This comfortable pub offers an escape to Victorian-era Dublin with fine Irish and European beers, a packed dance floor on the weekend and regular screenings of soccer matches. Open daily. 1500 Locust St., 215.893.9700. www.fadoirish pub.com/philadelphia FIUME There’s no sign letting patrons know where this speakeasy-style bar is located. Look for a side door leading through the restaurant, Abyssinia, to find a cozy room for craft cocktails and a chill vibe. Open daily. 229 S. 45th St., No phone. No website THE FRANKLIN BAR Inside the former Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. (a front for one of the largest booze running rings during Prohibition), this speakeasy pours carefully crafted cocktails. Open daily. 112 S. 18th St., 267.467.3277. www.thefranklin bar.com THE GASLIGHT This casual, comfortable bar and restaurant serves a sophisticated take on pub grub. Look for happy hour specials during the week and a tasty brunch (and live entertainment) on weekends. Extensive beer list. Open daily. 120 Market St., 215.925.7691. www.thegaslight philly.com GRAFFITI BAR True to its name, this fun-loving covered patio features the spray-paint art of local Philadelphians. Located behind the stylish Asian-fusion restaurant, Sampan. Open daily. 124 S. 13th St., 215.732.3501. www. sampanphilly.com JET WINE BAR This smart wine bar offers an intriguing list of more than two dozen global vintages by the glass. Pair with tasty bites such as roasted scallion lebneh. Open daily. 1525 South St., 215.735.1116. www.jetwinebar.com

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LOCAL 44 Grab a drink at the bar or a bite at the restaurant, and shop more than 500 bottles of craft beer, including rare and limited-edition selections. Open daily. 4333 Spruce St., 215.222.2337. www.local44 beerbar.com MCGILLIN’S OLD ALE HOUSE Opened in 1860, this historic taproom is Philly’s oldest and claims the city’s first liquor license. Open daily. 1310 Drury St., 215.735.5562. www.mcgil lins.com

MILKBOY This popular bar doubles as a live music venue. Find weekday morning cocktails and tasty American classics. It’s free to hang out, but shows are usually ticketed. See schedule online. Open daily. 1100 Chestnut St., 215.925.6455. www.milkboy philly.com MONK’S For more than 20 years, this Center City spot has been earning raves for its top selection of beer and a tasty menu to boot. Look for limited distribution kegs from time to time. Open daily. 264 S. 16th St., 215.545.7005. www.monks cafe.com NEW DECK TAVERN Students and locals head to this friendly Irish pub for draft beers poured from a system imported from County Cork in Ireland, plus a large selection of single malt scotch. Open daily.

PHILADELPHIA DISTILLING This modern warehouse makes a stunning setting for sampling spirits and offers tours through the distilling process, with hand-hammered copper stills and wooden fermentation vessels dating to 1854. Open Th-Su (book tours/tastings online). 25 E. Allen St., 215.671.0346. www. philadelphiadistilling.com R&D Formerly Root restaurant, R&D is now a cocktail bar specializing in drinks inspired by the 1950s. On the menu, find creative “Make Out Point”-themed drinks, plus bar bites dubbed “TV Dinners.” Open M-Sa. 1206 Frankford Ave., 215.515.3452. www.rdphilly.com THE RANSTEAD ROOM This dimly lit spot serves libations in true speakeasy style. Look for the “RR” on the door. Open daily. 2013 Ranstead St., 215.563.3330. www.ranstead room.com SASSAFRAS An easy-going oasis in the midst of young and trendy Old City, patrons enjoy Sassafras for its great burgers, local beers and unpretentious atmosphere. Call for hours. 48 S. Second St., 215.925.2317. www.sassafras bar.com SOUTH PHILLY BAR & GRILL High-definition plasma TVs, Philly sports fans galore, tasty pub fare and plenty of beer (a dozen on tap) are the hallmarks of this game-day fave. Open daily. 1235 E. Passyunk Ave., 215.334.3300. www.south phillybar.com TATTOOED MOM Cheap beer, a huge jukebox selection and a spacious upstairs area complete with a graffiti-covered bumper car room make this a fun, mom-approved local favorite. Open daily. 530 South St., 215.238.9880. www. tattooedmomphilly.com TIKI Hang 10 at this fun bar channeling Polynesian tiki and California surf rock. With two levels, there’s plen-

ty of space to chill. Open W-Su. 102 S. 13th St., 215.309.3435. www. tikiphilly.com

of all ages. Open daily. 225 S. 12th St., 215.925.1166. www. knockphilly.com

THE VICTORIA FREEHOUSE

U BAR With its large oval bar and mirrored walls, this Gayborhood institution regularly draws a lively crowd. Relax with a nofrills brew and some tunes from the jukebox. Open daily. 1220 Locust St., 215.546.6660. www. ubarphilly.com

This authentic British pub has craft beers, ciders and cask ales imported from the UK. Pair your pint with bangers and mash and sticky toffee pudding. Open daily. 10 S. Front St., 215.543.6089. www.victoria freehouse.com

Casinos PARX CASINO This 150,000-sq.-ft. venue has 3,200 slot machines, 188 live table games, a 48-table poker room and a variety of restaurants and bars, plus thoroughbred horse racing and an entertainment venue. Free parking. Open daily (24 hours). 2999 Street Road, Bensalem, Pa., 888.588.7279. www.parx casino.com SUGARHOUSE CASINO Find 45,000 square feet of gaming with slots and live table games including craps, blackjack and poker; on-site dining; plus free parking and valet. Open daily (24 hours). 1001 N. Delaware Ave., 877.477.3715. www.sugarhousecasino.com VALLEY FORGE CASINO Just outside Philly, this complex has more than 850 slot machines and 45 tables for blackjack, craps and roulett, plus an upscale steakhouse and a concert venue. Open daily (24 hours). 1160 First Ave., King of Prussia, 610.354.8118. www. vfcasino.com

Gay & Lesbian THE BIKE STOP This club has been around a long time and continues to keep the fun interesting thanks to several floors highlighting different themes. Open daily. 204 S. Quince St., 215.627.1662. www.thebikestop.com KNOCK RESTAURANT AND BAR Known for its friendly scene and inspired cuisine, Knock draws a sophisticated clientele

EXPLORE Transportation LUCY BUS ROUTE This service stops at key locations in University City, including 30th Street Station, University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. $2.50 base fare. Runs every 5-30 minutes. M-F, except major holidays. Wheelchair accessible. 215.580.7800. www.university city.org/lucy NEW JERSEY TRANSIT This system provides convenient bus and train service between Philadelphia and Atlantic City (and beyond). Trains to Atlantic City depart from 30th Street Station. Buses leave regularly from the Greyhound bus terminal at 10th and Filbert streets. Call for pricing. 973.275.5555. www. njtransit.com THE PHILLY PHLASH DOWNTOWN LOOP A quick, convenient and affordable connection to Philadelphia’s popular attractions, the PHLASH takes riders to 18 stops every 15 minutes. $2 single ride, $5 all-day pass, $8 two-day pass. SEPTA key holders, seniors 65+ years, children under 4 free. See website for seasonal hours. 800.537.7676. www.ridephillyphlash.com SEPTA The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority provides bus, train, trolley and subway service throughout the city and surrounding suburbs. One-way subway or bus fare: $2.50. One-day convenience pass (8 rides): $9. 215.580.7800. www.septa.org

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MEMPHIS TAPROOM This nationally acclaimed craft beer destination also boasts a menu of beer-centric dishes with vegetarian and vegan options. Open daily. 2331 E. Cumberland St., 215.425.4460. www.memphistaproom.com

3408 Sansom St., 215.386.4600. www.newdecktavern.com

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KHYBER PASS PUB Settle in at one of the wellworn booths or at the bar in this down-to-earth pub for Southern-style comfort food. The 22 craft beers on tap rotate constantly, with endless bottle choices hailing from around the world. Open daily. 56 S. Second St., 215.238.5888. www.khyber passpub.com


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