Newsletter for Sunday, August 23
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Riding SEPTA: Never boring; photo via @katelovesphilly on Instagram
THE NEW PHILLY FOOD AND DRINK SCENE: 33 RESTAURANTS AND BARS THAT OPENED THIS SUMMER
It’s only been a few months since school let out and summer kicked in, but — this being Philadelphia in 2015 — there’ve been a ton of restaurant openings since then. From Korean fried chicken in Fishtown to meat pies on East Passyunk, here’s where you need to make plans to eat if you want to catch up with the Philly food scene.
TWITTER POWER RANKINGS: THE 12 BEST ACCOUNTS THAT ARE MUST-FOLLOWS FOR EAGLES FANS
Whether it’s reporters snarking about Chip Kelly’s personnel decisions, Eagles offensive linemen subtweeting punters or fans hacking Giants players, Eagles Twitter is certainly one of the best uses of the Twitters. Billy Penn set out to identify some of the best Eagles-related accounts that you should be sure to follow. These are our top 12 picks, in alphabetical order.
BILLY PENN PLAYLIST: FROM ‘ALL WHITE EVERYTHING’ TO THE ‘TIME OF YOUR LIFE’ WITH CHASE
Tears and laughter this week. Philly cried over the trade of Chase Utley to the Dodgers and laughed when Mayor Michael Nutter performed standup. Then rain fell on the Diner en Blanc crew Thursday night — some people laughed and some people cried. Billy Penn recaps those stories and more and combines them with music in the #BillyPennPlaylist.
ON THE CALENDAR
As the Philly performing arts community gears up for the 2015 Fringe Festival, the FringeArts theater is offering a free preview. An hour-long show features snippets of dance from Brian Sanders' JUNK, acrobatics by Tangle Movement Arts, film compositions by the Renegade Company and more. Stick around afterward so you can take advantage of the beer garden next door at La Peg.
Where: FringeArts at 140 N. Columbus Blvd.
When: August 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free / $5 suggested donation
It was 30 years ago that Rosemarie Certo first launched what was one of the first breweries to open in Philly since Prohibition wiped the slate clean. Over the decades, location and ownership changed, but Certo bought it back in 2002, and 5 years later built a brand new brewpub on the corner of 50th and Baltimore Ave. To celebrate 8 years in West Philly, Dock Street is tapping a set of rare brews on one day only.
Where: Dock Street Brewery at 701 S. 50th St.
When: August 25, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
Live in Fishtown or Kensington? Help support three schools in your zip — Hackett, Brown and Adaire — by attending a special happy hour at Old City's Revolution House. Your ticket gets you one free drink, lots of hors d'oeuvres and unlimited warm fuzzy feelings inside.
Where: Revolution House at 200 Market St.
When: August 26, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: $25 in advance; $30 at the door
Nine Philly public pools were kept open for an extra week this year, and if you think that's a good thing, you should show support by jumping in a few. This is the last day to do it, but you can also visit anytime this week.
Where: Pools around the city at various addresses
When: August 27, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Purple and gold sunset twinkling across the mosaic walls of Isaiah Zagar's psychedelic castle is one of the most Philly sights around. Bring your own booze and enjoy it with others while listening to experimental pop music and trying your hand at weaving fiber arts. (Tickets required.)
Where: Philadelphia's Magic Gardens at 1020 South St.
When: August 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $15