Newsletter for Sunday, March 13
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Another truly stunning sunrise on the Delaware River; photo by @dave_d_photography on Instagram.
EVEN RITTENHOUSE SQUARE ISN’T SAFE FROM STABBINGS
Murders occur unfortunately often in this city, but we don’t often expect them in tony Rittenhouse Square. According to 6ABC, police say that as a group of friends made their way home after Erin Express revelry early Sunday morning, a “deranged” man approached one, asked him if he was a Flyers fan and then pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the stomach. The 24-year-old died after being rushed to the hospital, and the suspect is at large.
NYC CAN THANK PHILLY FOR ITS BEST BREAKFAST SANDWICH
In the longstanding rivalry between Philadelphia and its metropolitan neighbor to the north, here’s one for the home team: According to New York Magazine, the best breakfast sandwich in NYC is made by a guy from Northeast Philly.
MARCH SADNESS: CHARTING THE ‘CITY 6′ COLLEGE BASKETBALL TEAMS’ STRUGGLES
Look at the Final Four banners in the gyms of Villanova, La Salle and Penn and you’ll see most of their greatest accomplishments happened ages ago. The last several years of the NCAA Tournament have not been nearly as successful as they used to be for Philly’s “City 6” teams. Here’s a look at how they’ve done over the past few decades.
ON THE CALENDAR
Why is Holly Riccardi's South Street West shop open on Monday, its usual day off? Because of the date — 3.14, aka pi, aka best excuse around to eat discounted slices of butterscotch bourbon pie.
Where: Magpie at 1622 South St. 19146
When: March 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $3.14 per slice
Garces is next up in the series of famous chefs to cook at the iconic stand in the name of charity. One customer will win two $150 tickets to the Think Local, Give Local benefit.
Where: Pat's King of Steaks at 1301 E. Passyunk Ave. 19147
When: March 14, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How much: $10 per cheesesteak
The Ides of March weren't great for the Roman emperor, but they're a damn fine excuse for tasting five wines while exploring history with the Penn archaeologist who also happens to own this wine bar.
Where: Jet Wine Bar at 1525 South st. 19146
When: March 15, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $30
A half-dozen Philadelphians will tell true and amusing tales about things that may or may not have to do with the Internet.
Where: Shot Tower Coffee at 542 Christian St. 19147
When: March 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $5 at the door