City Councilman David Oh got stabbed last night in what was an attempted robbery outside his home in Southwest Philly. Per Philly.com, Oh was taken in critical but stable condition to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and was in surgery as of 1:30 a.m. The report stated that Oh was stabbed once after a man approached him while he was taking bags out of his SUV, demanding Oh's keys. Oh reportedly tried to talk to the man, who stabbed him and fled the scene. Council President Darrel Clarke told reporters outside the hospital last night, "David's a tough guy. He'll be okay."
It's Scripps National Spelling Bee night, folks. Are you as E-X-C-I-T-E-D as we are for the 90th annual showing of kids spelling words none of us will ever use? One local guy who is? ESPN SportsCenter host Kevin Negandhi. The local product and Temple grad is hosting the bee on TV again this year, and he spent some time with Billy Penn talking about the impact on Indian-American culture, how his own upbringing relates and how spelling is just like any other sport. Plus, we figure out the toughest Philly-related word to spell. Check out the word, and the interview.
The Divine Lorraine has been one of the most hyped development projects Philadelphia has seen in years. That's evident from the thousands of fans who visited for its groundbreaking and the apparel it spawned. But all is not well on North Broad. Hardly anyone is living there, though it has been open since the first of the year. Check out the numbers and what developer Eric Blumenfeld has to say about the project.
There's lots of Philly Beer Week events worth attending from June 1 to June 11, but this kick-off event has gotten better every year. The Fishtown concert hall doesn't get too crazy crowded and lets you stay in the great hall or explore other rooms. What are you looking for? Just samples from 40 or so beers, including some one-off specialties, plus food from Wolfgang Puck Catering, a souvenir cup and plenty of fun action on stage.
Where: The Fillmore at 26 E. Allen St. 19125
When: June 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $46
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Thirty-six years ago, when Fimy Ishkhanian first opened a restaurant on the Main Line, people in the US had barely heard of hummus, much less chased after it. Times have changed, and so has the venue where this Aleppo-born woman of Armenian descent serves the food of her childhood. She's now partnered with her son, Ara, at Apricot Stone in Northern Liberties, which is drawing impressively robust crowds to its tiny corner dining room on Liberties Walk.
- HOG at Hop Angel Brauhaus: Meet the Hammer of Glory at its first stop, then hop on the SugarHouse bus for $10 to follow the relay for the rest of the day. 9 a.m., 7980 Oxford Ave.
- Pre-party/afterparty at Sancho Pistola’s: The official afterparty actually starts before Opening Tap, but will continue long after it’s over. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., 19 W. Girard Ave.
- Maudite Madness at Devil’s Den: Toast the first night at this Bella Vista hang with a glass of Unibroue’s black-as-night Belgian strong dark ale. 12 to 2 a.m., 1148 S. 11th St.
- Check out more Day 1 events and the lineup for the rest of the week here.
Presented in partnership with Philly Loves Beer