About Philly Grub

Philly Grub started in 2008 as a personal blog between two good friends who were roommates at the time.

Over the years, it evolved into a resource for restaurant news, events, and some restaurant reviews based on actual dining experiences.

As of 2019, Philly Grub has returned to being a personal blog; food and drink enthusiast Marilyn Johnson’s love letter to Philadelphia and South Jersey restaurants and the food scene in the region. Additionally, Marilyn is an avid homecook so she may feature products or recipes that tickle her fancy.

In addition to running this blog, Marilyn is:

This blog has been recognized:

Marilyn works a full-time day job, not in the food industry currently, so she does this in her free time (nights and weekends when possible).

Reach Out:

While this blog will no longer publish press releases or other news pieces, Marilyn may be interested in attending restaurant previews, media events, press conferences, grand openings, sampling new menus, overnight or weekend stays, etc.

NOTE: Only evening and weekend events will be considered.


Need Help?

Marilyn is not available for brain-picking, however, perhaps you’d like to hire her for writing, social media consulting, or help with building buzz around your business.


If you would like to be featured, email phillygrub@gmail.com.

This blog does accept advertisements for a small fee. Please check out the advertising page.

Disclaimer: Please note that we do accept compensation for some things, mostly free products or complimentary meals. The majority of the content is original and not sponsored. If we ever get paid for sponsored content or receive a complimentary meal, we’ll be as upfront about that as possible.

All original content and photographs are copyright Philly Grub and should not be used without permission.

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