Newsletter for Sunday, August 16
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Teepee living in South Philly’s Dickinson Square Park; photo via @kendonkatsu on Instagram
WHERE TO EAT AT PHILLY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: 16 SURPRISINGLY GOOD FOOD AND BEER OPTIONS AT PHL
“I wish my layover was longer,” said no one ever….except maybe those who’ve explored the food and drink options at PHL Airport. A recent guided tour through the restaurants, cafes and counters that dot the region’s air travel hub was full of surprises — the good kind. The five terminals offer likable sushi and pasta and burgers and wine, plus crab cakes nearly good enough to make you wish for a flight delay. Here’s where to find the best of what you’re craving when inside Philly’s aerodome.
BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, DRINKS: HOW AND WHERE TO SPEND $15 AT THE ITALIAN MARKET
What can you get for $15 these days? A damn good meal, if you make wise picks. Next up in our series on how to get a great lunch or dinner for a sawbuck and a half is the Ninth Street Italian Market. The busy strip that runs from Wharton to Christian is home to one of America’s oldest open-air bazaars, with vendors hawking fruit, fish, meat and spices. These days, shops selling prepared food outnumber the groceries, offering everything from hoagies to tacos to chocolate to booze.
ON THE CALENDAR
Film critic Gary Kramer will be hosting a screening of 'Youth,' an Israeli movie about two brothers who commit an act of desperation to get their family out of debt. Stick around afterwards for a discussion of the flick and issues it raises.
Where: Roxy Theater at 2023 Sansom St.
When: August 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
How much: $12
Bring the pooch to the plaza next to City Hall for drinks at SIPS prices. Hosted by Brulee Catering, the 'yappy hour' is guaranteed to get fun when the dogs discover the park's walk-through fountain.
Where: Dilworth Park at 15th & Broad streets
When: August 19, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: $3 beers, $4 wines, $5 cocktails
Chef Jason Cichonski just intro'd a new Thursday night deal at this Old City gastropub. For $25, you get a platter of blue claw crabs, collard green slaw, Old Bay mac 'n' cheese, grilled corn, chipotle potato salad, bread and a pounder of Goose Island beer.
Where: The Gaslight at 120 Market St.
When: August 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
How much: $25
For the month of August, the roof of recently-shuttered Bok Technial High School in South Philly has been transformed into 'Le Bok-Fin' restaurant. Join the crowd of civic do-gooders behind this monthly happy hour gathering for drinks with a seriously killer view.
Where: Le Bok Fin at 1901 S. 9th St.
When: August 20, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
For 20 years, this group of green-heads has been tending the trees and community gardens around their South Philly neighborhood. Join them on a tour and learn about the Bel Arbor Tree Farm, then finish the evening at the 9th & Wharton PHS Pop-Up beer garden.
Where: Streets of Philadelphia at Bella Vista
When: August 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: Free, registration required