PHS garden

Pop-ups appear in cities everywhere, but mostly selling European sneakers and street artwork. In Philadelphia, things are a bit more down to earth, literally. The Philadelphia Horticultural Society (PHS) recently teamed up with a variety of local businesses, star chefs, academics, artists and urban farmers to create the PHS Pops Up, a temporary garden carved […]

Meatloaf Sandwich

New York is famous for many comfort foods—street hot dogs, steaming pizza, old-world cheesecake. The city’s best chefs also make some mean sandwiches, as food writers Sara Reistad-Long and Jean Tang temptingly remind us in their recently released The Big New York Sandwich Book. It packs 99 recipes between its covers, highlighting many truly scrumptious […]

PROVIDENCE’S EAST SIDE HAS ALWAYS HAD A GRITTY, URBAN HIPSTER ATTITUDE—one that makes it decidedly cool without trying too hard. Lately, its eco quotient has also been quietly rising, as more sustainably-minded individuals, artists, and foodies open up new spaces around the city’s eastern streets. To explore its four centuries old past and ever-changing present, […]

Morris Arboretum by Photo by R. Kennedy for GPTMC

The eco-friendly label is shrinking–in size that is–and appearing on more clothing, accessories, toys, and even spa menus tailored to kids (yes, really). Little ones are a pretty sensitive bunch so choosing organic fabrics and picking out wooden toys and other necessities with non-toxic finishes can make life a little less worrisome for parents (since […]

When I heard about the raw food facial JuJu Spa & Organics in Philly, I had a flashback to those infomercials showing everything you can put through your juicer (whole carrots! a cactus!). I’ve never been much of a raw foodie, apart from ordering sashimi and green salads. But pureeing your meals and not cooking […]

What: Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris exhibition Where: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA When: Wednesday, February 26 through Sunday, April 25 Why: Picasso. Paris. Artsy expats: all combine to create a sweeping museum show. The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibition begins in 1904 with a […]