Magnet Magazine is an independent music magazine based out of Philadelphia. The magazine was created by the same person who started Rockpile. Both magazines are now owned by different people and they cover relatively the same material.
This Fresh Grocer was built in 2001. It's considered part of the 40th and Market shops in West Philly surrounding the Penn campus. The prices are decent and it's cleaner on the inside than a lot of the grocery stores in the same vicinity.
I love this Farmers Market. They have some great food that's really cheap and their BBQ is delicious. In addition to the inside of the store, the community often holds jazz concerts right out in front. This is a great place for West Philly.
This is where I get my hair cut, which I have to admit only occurs about twice a year. Walk-ins here are only $10 ($15 for an appointment with a specific hair dresser), they're really quick and they're sure to not give you a silly looking bowl cut or something. I highly recommend it for the frugally-minded who are afraid to cut their own hair.
I saw the cross-dressing comedian Eddie Izzard here recently and it was great. The Merriam is a really nice theater. As with any theater that targets the upper class, the drinks were expensive and weak. But people don't go to places like this to get their drink on, they go for the live entertainment. In this case, it was exquisite.
Who can resist the sweetness of the MTO? I used to visit this Sheetz about once a week, and I have to say that I miss it dearly. There's an ongoing battle between Pennsylvanians as to which store is better, Sheetz or Wawa. In my opinion, Sheetz has the advantage hands down. The selection's better and so is the food.
I'm a huge fan of Sheetz. I have spent a lot of time on the road all over Pennsylvania, and Sheetz is a bastion of glory for hungry road travelers. Where else can you fill up your tank, get a delicious sandwich and a pack of cigarettes?
This is the Wawa that's kind of reserved for the Penn students. It's the same as any other Wawa, but it's right in the middle of their classroom buildings and dorms. The late night crowd is kind of interesting: a couple drunk frat boys, a few studious-types looking for some late-night fuel and a few hostile locals who just want to get their food and get out of there.
Wawas are a necessity for life in Philadelphia. Your morning coffee and breakfast sandwich? It's at Wawa. Your lunch sandwich and chips? Wawa as well. Dinner? Well, then it gets kind of iffy. But then again, it's a 24 hour store, so your late night snack? Wawa's there for you.
Next stop in bar hopping through the South Side, the Tiki Lounge, which tries to make you feel like you're in the jungle, but also tries to get you wasted. The size and set-up are similar to the Tiki Lounge, except that trees are placed around the rooms and there's a waterfall in the middle of the stairs.