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Irene Levy Baker is author of two Philly-centric books, 100 Things To Do In Philadelphia Before You Die (first and second editions) and Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia. She has spent more than 25 years exploring Philadelphia’s nooks and crannies and eating her way through its restaurants. And now she’s ready to share the city's hidden treasures with you. 


She is also owner of Spotlight Public Relations, a firm specializing in the restaurant and hospitality industries. In that role, she has worked one-on-one with restaurants, attractions, hotels, tourist bureaus and others in the hospitality industry. Prior to that she spent nearly a decade working at the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau. 


Irene is also an accomplished speaker and makes frequent media appearances. For more information about Spotlight Public Relations or to schedule a book talk or appearance focusing on things to do or places to eat in Philadelphia, email For more information, visit


Irene is always hungry for adventures and meals that will surprise and delight her readers.



Irene’s books


100 Things To Do In Philadelphia includes well known attractions, under-the-radar spots, and hidden gems along with suggested itineraries and a tip to enhance each experience. Ideal for visitors, transplants and long time Philadelphians. 


Unique Eats & Eateries of Philadelphia tells the sweet & spicy stories behind more than 90 Philadelphia area restaurants plus tips on how to snag reservations at Philly's trendiest restaurants, where to spot celebs, how to get into the city's secret speakeasies and more.


For signed copies of 100 Things To Do In Philadelphia and Unique Eats & Eateries of Philadelphia visit The books are also available on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble and at independent bookstores. 


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