Dee Hoty in Gigi

Dee-lightful Dee Hoty (above), three-time Tony Award nominee for Best Actress in a Musical—The Will Rogers Follies (1991), The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public (1994) and Footloose (1999)—admits that she’s aging out of what she calls “leading-lady land.” But that’s OK. “Here’s my quote for...

Closeup of a deejay spinning records at Baltimore's The Get Down (©Yelp Inc., Flickr)

When people think of musical towns, Nashville ranks high on the list. As the home of South by Southwest, Austin is up there, too. But Baltimore’s melodic roots go just as deep. After all, Charm City has launched such diverse talents as blues songstress Billie Holiday and rock star Frank Zappa,...

Spruce Street Harbor Park

From ritzy Rittenhouse Square to hipster-heavy Fishtown, modern-day Philadelphia is packed with exciting neighborhoods. Rewind to our city’s early days, however, and one area thrived above all others: the Delaware River waterfront. This port was the largest in colonial British America, putting...

Hand to God

Seeing approximately three dozen Broadway shows each year is primarily a privilege, but one that can sometimes wear heavily on a writer. You can walk into the theater expecting the worst—there’s been bad buzz, you dislike a particular writer or performer, you saw the play before and didn’t like it...

The Mütter Museum

At the corner of 22nd and Ludlow streets sits the elegant red-brick structure that houses The College of Physicians, the oldest medical society in the country. At first glance, this staid institution seems an unlikely home for one of Philadelphia’s best-loved tourist destinations. But within the...

Benjamin Franklin Memorial

Are you originally from Philadelphia? I’m not. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I went to the University of Texas at Austin, after that, came back to Houston for four years, five years, and then moved to Philadelphia in 2005. In July 2015, you will celebrate your first year into your...

Scott Joseph is Orlando's restaurant critic

For nearly three decades Scott Joseph has covered Orlando’s dining scene as the restaurant critic for the Orlando Sentinel and now behind the popular food blog, scottjosephorlando.com. In the ‘90s, he was the one to coin Sand Lake Road “Restaurant Row,” which is known nationally today as a dining...

The Kitchen at Whisper Creek Farms at the JW Marriott

Orlando has always been about the kids, the fun and the magic, but now the world's most-visited destination is also all about the food. Chefs are turning out creative and fresh dishes from not only locally owned eateries but from hotel restaurants and theme parks as well. Yes, I just said from...

Independence Beer Garden

When the weather is fine, there are worse ways to spend an afternoon than taking in some sunshine with a cold beer in hand at one of Philadelphia’s many beer gardens. Here’s a selection of some top spots around town, from traditional to modern settings.  Independence Beer Garden Only in...

Something Rotten!

The last line in David Hare’s Skylight, now being revived on Broadway, is “Come on, Edward, let’s eat.” My sentiment exactly. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than a stimulating evening at the theater, followed by a tasty meal at a nearby restaurant. My preference for dining at 10 or 11 p.m. may...