Philadelphia Online Resources
Arts and Entertainment
Uwishunu blog (www.uwishunu.com) is an edgier extension of the more comprehensive Go Phila (www.gophila.com) visitor site. Uwishunu bills itself as a guide to seeing Philly like a local. Written by a diverse cast of locals with different interests, it lives up to its local point of view. Go Phila is a comprehensive guide to events throughout the year; it also includes new entries in Philly dining, attractions, and shopping.
For events listings and more local blogging, visit Philadelphia Magazine's Web site (www.phillymag.com), where staffers hold forth on everything from street style to restaurants to shopping. The City Paper (www.citypaper.net) has an arts and entertainment blog as well as updated movie, music, and arts listings each week.
Like any city with a vibrant restaurant scene, Philly has its share of food blogs. Well, Philly might actually have more than its fair share, which just shows you how important food is to Philadelphians. Foobooz (foobooz.com)—now part of Philadelphia magazine—mixes news of restaurant openings and closings with food-industry gossip and restaurant reviews. It also acts as a clearinghouse for other online reviews. Unbreaded (unbreaded.com), written by sandwich enthusiasts, tracks the city's best meals between bread slices, very important for a city whose identity is so closely tied to the cheesesteak sandwich. Fries with that Shake (frieswiththatshake.net) is written by two opinionated young women who manage to visit an impressive number of Philadelphia restaurants. The City Paper's Meal Ticket blog (citypaper.net/blogs/mealticket) is also a fun resource. Those who pride themselves on being in the know about the restaurant scene check out "Table Talk" by Michael Klein at the Philadelphia Inquirer (www.philly.com/inquirer).