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Dear Philadelphians: When it comes to the DNC, stay for the party

Apocalyptic warnings about traffic and security led to a mass exodus before Philly's last big public event. But when the Democratic National Convention descends July 25-28, residents and visitors alike will enjoy a slate of enticing activities.

A Cambodian market in South Philly

Mifflin Square's food vendors have been shut down. Now what?

Long a favorite of foodies and neighborhood families alike, the Southeast Asian snacks on offer in this South Philly park are no more. But the crackdown doesn't necessarily mean the end, as local organizations rally to regulate and revive the vending.

Fresh pasta at Southwark

A fresh take on a neighborhood stalwart in Queen Village

Situated on the corner of 4th and Bainbridge Streets at the gateway to Fabric Row, Southwark, a beloved bar and restaurant, is under new management. Chris D'Ambro and Marina De Oliveira have kept the soul of the place intact while freshening up the space and menu.

First Friday on Frankford Avenue

Avoid the Obvious: A visitors guide to the REAL Philadelphia

Lonely Planet recently named our fair city the top U.S. destination for 2016. As a new wave of tourists and transplants discover all Philly has to offer, here are some tips to getting off the beaten path.

San Mateo Carnavaleros at their annual festival

Efforts to diversify the Mummers Parade hit a speedbump

Despite a checkered past, this local institution is making strides to better reflect the changing face of Philadelphia. A troupe of Mexican immigrants even joined the party this year, and despite some controversy, they'll be back.

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

19 reasons why this just might be the best Philly winter ever

Temperatures are dropping, scarves are being wrangled from the back of closets and hands are being warmed around steaming mugs. That can only mean one thing: Winter is here. We've got some ideas for how you can make this one your best yet.

Philly Style Bagels

Our editor's 26 favorite dishes in Philadelphia

Looking for something tasty in the City of Brotherly Love? Check out this list of beloved menu items from across Philly. We've got it all: cheesesteaks, fine dining, Mexican eats, ice cold coffee, hot dumplings, and much more.


On the Ground: From West Philly to the Northeast to South Philly, local newspapers endure and evolve

Hyper-local publications have long been a staple of Philly's neighborhoods, providing residents with essential information on their communities. Even in the current woeful journalism landscape, these news sources are staying strong and heading online.

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