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Are you Flyered Up?

Are you Flyered Up? June 9, 2010 | What's New | Read More
What’s better than the Flyers fighting for the Stanley Cup? The Flyers fighting for the Stanley Cup during Philly Beer Week! With the Flyers just two wins away from the Stanley Cup and the men in orange playing tonight in Philly, people all over the city are revved up.  So where can you go to...

Attention Beer Lovers – It’s Beer Week in Philly!

Attention Beer Lovers – It’s Beer Week in Philly! June 7, 2010 | What's New | Read More
1,000 events at 195 venues in 8 days! It's Beer Week in Philly! Once a year Philadelphia beer lovers unite to enjoy Beer Week, where restaurants, bars, and breweries around the city host special events to celebrate the (usually) golden liquid. Beer week this year happens to coincide with the Stanley...

Naked Chocolate House Party every Thursday!

May 7, 2010 | What's New | Read More
It’s not what it sounds like (sorry)…Naked Chocolate Cafe at 18th and Market Streets offers music several nights of the week, and every Thursday through July they’re hosting the Naked Chocolate House Party.  I went last night to hear this jazz/pop/funk group, and wow, they are amazing! ...

Philadelphia’s Jose Garces featured on Today Show

Philadelphia’s Jose Garces featured on Today Show May 5, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Chef Jose Garces Philadelphia’s own Jose Garces, winner of the Food Network’s Next Iron Chef, was featured on a special Cinco de Mayo episode of the Today Show this morning.  Garces taught Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb how to make marinated skirt steak and fresh margaritas with pineapple. ...

How to Speak Philadelphian

How to Speak Philadelphian April 28, 2010 | What's New | Read More
This is not a sub Some tips to keep you from getting linguistically lost in this lovely city: Hoagie = a big long sandwich that’s usually called a sub or a hero in other cities. Lager = a Yuengling lager.  If you really want to say the whole name of the beer, make sure you pronounce it correctly:...

Still stuck in Philly because of that volcanic ash?

Still stuck in Philly because of that volcanic ash? April 19, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
If you’re still looking for exciting events to keep you entertained while your flight home is grounded, read on. Visit the famous Philadelphia Antiques Show, which benefits Penn Medicine, at the Navy Yard.  Show ends Tuesday, April 20th. On Monday, April 19th, broaden your musical horizons at...

What to do when there’s a cloud of volcanic ash over your country and you’re stuck in Philadelphia for a few more days

What to do when there’s a cloud of volcanic ash over your country and you’re stuck in Philadelphia for a few more days April 18, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Stuck in Philadelphia because you can’t fly home because of some darned volcano spewing ash over the North Atlantic?  There’s no need to lament; here are some activities to keep you entertained over the next few days! Sunday: The Free Library Festival at the central branch at 20th and Ben...

Anatomy of a Philly cheesesteak

Anatomy of a Philly cheesesteak April 14, 2010 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
Philly cheesesteak...Look at that fresh Amoroso roll! Philadelphians know that it’s nearly impossible to find a real Philly cheesesteak anywhere outside of Philadelphia or south Jersey.  Lots of places claim to have authentic Philly cheesesteaks, but they rarely get it right.  So what makes...

Top neighborhood coffee shops

Top neighborhood coffee shops April 7, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Wherever you are in Philadelphia, you’re probably only a few blocks from a great little coffee shop that’s loved by its patrons.  Philadelphians — particularly those who write, read, or study a lot — are often fiercely loyal to their favorite coffee shops.  Here are a few of...

What are all those weird sculptures doing around town?

What are all those weird sculptures doing around town? April 5, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Phillie Phanatic If you’re not a baseball fan, you might not be familiar with the beloved Phillies’ mascot, the Phillie Phanatic. The Phanatic is an indescribable green creature who kind of resembles ALF, the Alien Life Form of television history, and likes to dance and make fun of opposing...
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