Newsletter for Saturday, April 2
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Cherry blossoms and Boathouse Row: Spring was in full effect on the Schuylkill Banks yesterday; photo via @oweltimestwo on Instagram
COSBY-CONNECTED LAWYER BECOMES PA’S NO. 2 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
If Bruce Castor’s name rings a bell, it’s probably because the former Montco prosecutor was recently a key witness in Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial. Now embattled AG Kathleen Kane has appointed him to run her office while her law license is suspended. But Castor’s first thought when Kane called him up? That she wanted him to be her defense attorney.
PA GOP SHOWS LOVE FOR CRUZ, DISSES KASICH AND TRIES TO IGNORE TRUMP
A poll released last week shows Donald Trump leading the Pa. Republican primary, barely ahead of John Kasich. Ted Cruz is behind both by double digits. But at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Camp Hill on Friday, conservative ideology ruled, and Cruz raked in the applause while Kasich got little love. Trump? He didn’t show — but his supporters brought a tractor-trailer.
APRIL FOOLS RECAP: ONLY THE GOOD PARTS
Plenty of dumb jokes seeded the internet yesterday, but turns out there were some funny ones put out locally. Yards intro’d a collab beer with the PPA…which apparently played a prank of its own on an unsuspecting car owner. Meanwhile, your reminder the internet didn’t ruin April 1: That time Taco Bell’s ‘We bought the Liberty Bell’ stunt stunned the nation.
ON THE CALENDAR
|What||The South Philly beer store that wants to make beer shopping easy again is ready to show off its wood-clad interior. Free tastings, live music, giveaways and food trucks.|
|Where||The Beer Peddlers at 1942 S. Columbus Blvd. 19148|
|When||April 2, 2016 at 12:00 pm|
|What||As part of Philly Wine Week, all Tria cafes are donating $1 from every glass of a special Italian sparkling wine to the hospitality collective that provides meals and services to the city's hungry and homeless.|
|Where||Tria Rittenhouse, Tria Wash West, Tria Fitler Square at Varies|
|When||April 3, 2016 at 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm|
|How much||Pay as you go|
|What||A live band will set the mood at this annual spring party. Amateur chili-makers will battle with pros from spots like Pub & Kitchen and Mixto.|
|Where||Dirty Franks at 347 S. 13th St. 19107|
|When||April 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm|
|How much||Pay as you go|
|What||Watch pint glasses get etched and score a personalized on while sipping on Yards beer, eating snacks, clowning in a photobooth and listening to live music.|
|Where||NextFab North at 1227 N. Fourth St. 19122|
|When||April 2, 2016 at 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm|