Marisa Sgori

is finishing up her senior year of college and is thankful that Around Philly has given her the chance to make the most of her favorite activities, writing and exploring such an awesome city. You might also recognize Marisa as the face of, braving the crowds at the hottest events, making sure that the City of Brotherly Love knows how to party.

Adam Erace

Only in his twenties, Adam Erace is one of the youngest major market restaurant critics in the country, a job he won for South Jersey’s Courier-Post while earning his degree in communications and marketing at the University of Pennsylvania. Corporate America beckoned after graduation, but Adam chose to go the route of the freelance writer. After all, a nine-to-five job would leave little time for leisurely late-morning breakfasts of butterscotch pancakes at Black & Brew. Also a critic for Philadelphia Weekly and contributor to Philadelphia STYLE, Adam spends his time exploring Philly’s ever-changing, ever-growing dining scene for the next great undiscovered dishes and reports his delicious findings for Around Philly. When not writing Adam enjoys SportsCenter, the South of France, brunch at Lacroix, veal parm from Marra’s, and WaWa strawberry milkshakes. He lives in South Philly.

Fajr Muhammad

Fajr Muhammad is a born-again “stylista”, passionate writer and budding DJ, all rolling her into a super-hero fashion writing DJ. When she’s not learning the beautiful art of scratch, she’s out shopping for her next nighttime ensemble, scouring the Jersey flea markets and chronicling all her adventures on her blog Stylish Thought and reporting her findings at She loves writing about Philadelphia boutiques, clothes she can’t afford and having shoe-gasm after shoe-gasm. Look for her name in the style section, in a byline near you.

Aubrie George

La Salle University unleashed Aubrie George into the real world all too soon in May of 2007. Fortunately the good people at were there to take her under their wing as an editorial intern. This internship has been a God-send of a creative outlet that has affords her the opportunity to do what she loves (write) about what she loves to do (eat and drink). Aubrie loves food and loves fun, especially when those two things have everything to do with her favorite city of brotherly love.

Bruce Walsh

Bruce Walsh is a writer living in – and writing about – Philadelphia. He currently covers the local theater scene for the Philadelphia Metro. Over the last three years his playwrighting has been featured in the Live Arts Festival [THE GUIDED TOUR (2004 and 2006) and NORTHERN LIBERTY (2005)] His poetry can be found at THE EL TRAIN BECOMES THE NIGHT OWL.

Gary Kramer

Gary M. Kramer is the Philadelphia-based author of Independent Queer Cinema: Reviews and Interviews, and a contributing writer to over a dozen local, national, and international publications. When he is not eating ethnic food and watching ethnic movies, his nose is buried in a book, usually about film. He also appreciates penguins.