Better Than Best: Hidden Treasures and Random Obsessions

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Ever think to yourself: Hey, I wonder where I can have a threesome and then promptly forget about it? Well, one of our writers thinks he's found that place. Want Mexican food that doesn't burn on the way out? Of course you do. More of these questions and answers have found their way into this year's Better Than Best issue. And what's better than best, you ask? We have no idea. We just knew we couldn't use Best Of, because another publication in this town has it on lockdown. But that doesn't mean we didn't put an enormous amount of effort into bringing you the most random hidden gems Philly has to offer. Because we did. And we think we've got a pretty good list going on here.

So, before we give any more away, we present you with our Better Than Best issue. Here's what you can find:

Bars

Food

People & Places

Sex & Sports

Arts & Culture

Style & Services

The issue also features personal essays by some of our favorite colleagues, who dish on what aspects of Philly they're head-over-heels obsessed with.

Tara Murtha: Our staff writer is obsessed with the vile spewed daily in the Philly.com comments section.

Michael Alan Goldberg: Our other staff writer is obsessed with photographing the city's forgotten spaces.

Brian McManus: Our music & food editor is obsessed with, of course, dive bars.

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