Phillyist looked at J.C. Romero's controversial MLB suspension, bought a stranger a lap dance by accident, and started recruiting new writers, using a photo mash-up they're quite proud of.
Gothamist had an exciting week: That mysterious maple syrup smell returned (with no explanation at all!), found out there's a link between boozing and sex, and interviewed Janeane Garofalo.
LAist was all about getting out and soaking up the local color, like seeing the Kings put the Flyers on ice, meeting a top DJ and nightlife photographer, and heading down to LA's Grand Central Market to eat on the cheap.
Bostonist learned that women drink scotch, not just cosmos, and boldly asserted that no one should drink robotinis.
Torontoist spent some time investigating the supposed curse of Restaurant Makeover.
DCist was happy to see that President-elect Barack Obama visited venerable landmark eatery Ben's Chili Bowl with D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty—and that he knew enough to order a chili half-smoke, Washington's most famous snack food.
Londonist spotted what must surely be the longest cab rank ever, whilst thinking long and hard about the Atheist Bus.
Chicagoist impeached their governor and broke down his incredible press conference, while also dealing with the circus surrounding its potential new senator and a controversial play in which a white actress performs in blackface.
Seattlest found itself cut off to the south and east when I-5 and slide-prone mountain passes closed, some sicko was threatening local gay bars with ricin attacks.
Shanghaiist came across some great footage of 1947 Shanghai.
SFist saw the peaceful protest over a BART officer shooting and killing unarmed Oscar Grant turn into a vivid street riot. In addition to reporting on the community's outrage, SFist saw readers squee over a mash up map of Prop 8 donors, and questioned the Chronicle's future.
Last Updated 11 January 2009