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Wawa: Convenient eats with local flavor

Wawa is the only gas station and convenience store popular enough to have hundreds of Facebook groups singing its praise. In fact, there are four Temple groups for the convenience store chain.…

Many ‘BOOoo’zing specials

Halloween is here. But don’t be saddened if you’re 21 and too old to put yourself in costume and trick or treat. Local bars will have Halloween drink specials and host costume contests.…

What’s cookin’ With Bri?- Vegan eats can also be tasty treats

Cheesecake without the cream cheese? Grilled chicken without real chicken? Definitely sounds crazy, right? The fact is, recipes without meat or dairy don’t have to taste like soggy cardboard anymore. Vegan and vegetarian chefs around the globe have created recipes that stay within their dietary boundaries, but don’t skimp on taste.…

Give in to the urge to splurge

Pinching pennies can be exhausting when you are nowhere near the coupon-clipping stage in your life. So don’t be afraid to treat yourself – and your date. Perhaps it’s another birthday, an anniversary or simply a way to show the person you care about that you’re willing to drop $30 on a miniature dessert platter.…

Ancient Art of Tea

We had to take off our shoes at the door of the shofuso, so it took some time to get used to the smell of all those feet shuffling across the tatami mats.…

A market of generations

In an era centered on the convenience of supermarkets, malls and department stores, it seems that small specialty shops are a thing of the past. But South Philly’s 9th Street Italian Market, the largest and oldest outdoor market in the United States, is as strong as it was 100 years ago.…

A ‘Darling’ dessert stop

Everyone has had those nights when you need to satisfy that nagging sweet tooth, but can’t decide where to go. You could always go to a diner for a cup of coffee and doughnuts, one of the many Cosis in the city or maybe just settle for a simple Rita’s water ice.…

Take a step up from ordinary Italian

At Upstairs at Varalli, a classy Italian trattoria located at 1345 Locust St., you can’t help but be struck by dark lighting and the waterfall cascading down the wall, but what grabs your attention is the friendly hosts, who are excited about patrons’ arrivals.…

What’s Cookin’ With Bri

Happy New Year, my Jewish friends. The countdown to Rosh Hashana is on, as is my search for some of the city’s best kosher eateries. Creators of the South Beach and other fad diets, hop on a low-carb cruise out of here.…