Philly Grub



Marilyn Johnson

Foodie, Drink Scene 🍕

Founder & Editor of Philly Grub

I have my finger on the pulse of the greater Philly area food scene. I founded Philly Grub, Philadelphia's #1 Food & Drink Blog, in 2008. It is one of Philadelphia’s longest-running blogs. When I'm not blogging, I'm working full-time as a digital marketing manager, hanging out at home with hubby, and being a cat mommy.

Marilyn's Top Spots

What you need to know:

The Upstairs Bar at The Franklin Bar is a tiki bar, the only one in Philadelphia right now. If you love tropical drinks & decor, this is the place for you!

What you need to know:

This restaurant/bar has been around for 35 years so you know they're doing something right. Check out the newly expanded digs!

What you need to know:

Food Halls are all the rage these days and this one in Chinatown has a lot to offer. If you're a fan of Asian cuisine, start here.

What you need to know:

Vegan or plant-based? No problem. In fact, Vedge is always on the top lists for veggie restaurants. You'll NEVER miss meat here.

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