Newsletter for Tuesday, Dec. 15
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How warm was it yesterday? So warm this pickup basketball game broke out in South Philly. Photo via @charlesmostoller on Instagram.
KATHRYN KNOTT BEGINS HER DEFENSE WITH WITNESSES BLAMING VICTIMS
The trial of the Bucks County woman facing charges in the Center City gay attack continued Monday, with witnesses taking the stand in Kathryn Knott’s defense. And their stories conflicted. One said the victims escalated the conflict by acting aggressively. One mentioned on the stand something that wasn’t in his sworn statement to police. Another said she’d been hit in the jaw by one of the victims, and was treated by her dentist — but the pain could also have been a cavity, and no medical records exist of the injury. Meanwhile, the victims were hospitalized; one ended up with two broken cheekbones and a jaw that was wired shut. Here’s what else happened during Monday’s testimony.
I SURVIVED PA SOCIETY (WITH A SLIGHT TRUMP HANGOVER)
Billy Penn’s Mark Dent went to the Pennsylvania Society meetings in New York last weekend. Some people have compared this to raves; that’s a little outlandish. Here’s how the weekend went down, from chance meetings in the lobby to Donald Trump’s headline-grabbing fund-raiser at the Plaza Hotel (of Home Alone 2 fame).
Greek celeb chef Diane Kochilas is from the island of Ikaria, where people live so long it's known as "the place where people forget to die." She's hosting a cooking class/demo in Midtown Village that comes with wine and mezedes (hors d'oeuvres).
Where: Opa at 1311 Sansom St. 19107
When: December 15, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
How much: $35
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TALES OF RIDICULOUS TAILGATES AT EAGLES V. BILLS
Sunday’s home game against the Buffalo Bills had a vibe rarely seen in the latter months of the professional football season. So it was the perfect time to hop between parking lot parties in search of the hands-down best. Among the hidden treasures we found in the South Philly tailgate scenes: 4.5 liter bottles of vodka, freshly smoked beef brisket and photos of that time Jeff Lurie just casually decided to swing by a random tailgate put on by some die-hards from South Jersey. Here’s what we found.
EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH THE ULTIMATE COOKIE FINALISTS
It’s Final Four time in our Ultimate Holiday Cookie bracket. Sarcone’s pine nut-studded pignoli cookies are going up against Famous 4th Street Deli’s giant rugelach, and Sweet Box’s red velvet rounds will do battle with the classic cannoli from Termini Bros. Go ahead and make your picks but also save the date — and some room in your tummy — for our Final Four Cookie Tasting! Yes, we’re thrilled to announce that you’ll get a chance to sample some of the semifinalists in person. Here’s how to get a taste.