Did you stay up for the Eagles game? Be honest. We won't tell. Well in case you fell asleep, they won. Carson Wentz threw three TDs and the defense picked off Cam Newton three times to win in Carolina and improve to 5-1. This is a good football team, winning on the road, winning close games and winning with balance on both sides of the ball. If you did stay up for the end, go get some coffee! But if you didn't, here are some highlights, key moments and stars of the game so you can trick your co-workers into thinking you were awake the whole time.
An October Friday the 13th is gloriously rare (the next one isn't until 2023), so it makes today's flash tattoo deals all the better. Philly, like many cities, has a tradition of offering discounted, usually pre-drawn tattoos to customers on Friday the 13th. Because we're only a couple weeks shy of Halloween, today's deals include things like pumpkins, knives and Jason masks. So if you want, say, the number 13 forever on your skin for just $13, check out the today-only specials around the city.
Anthony Hirschbuhl had his life together, doing well in college after some rough teenage years. That changed when police stopped him on campus, ran his name and arrested him because he missed a court date for a gun charge. It wasn't the first time Hirschbuhl went to jail and it wouldn't be the last. Eventually, being incarcerated became part of his identity. But the West Philly native got involved in programs specifically designed to help returning citizens, and the work has given him renewed purpose. He's currently enrolled at CCP. Here's how Hirschbuhl found his way back to college.
There are a lot of great restaurants in Philly, but many of them can get pricey. So we’re starting a new series to provide tips on the best ways to eat at some of the city’s hottest spots by answering this question: What’s the best way to eat and drink for only 50 bucks? Our first Hack the Menu piece slices and dices the options at much-lauded Wm. Mulherin's Sons in Fishtown.
The Philadelphia Homebrew Club is shutting down American Street for its annual barbecue and homebrew fest. The 11th year of Made on American Street will feature some of the best BBQ spots from around the region, plus local DIYers, all ready to serve you up some serious meat. And don't forget the beers — this is a Philly Homebrew Club event, after all. First 300 guests get a commemorative glass, but everyone gets fall brew samples, vendor access and a free concert.
Where: Philadelphai Homebrew Outlet East at 1447 N. American St. 19122
When: October 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: $40
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Older North Philadelphians started asking for their own recreation center decades ago. That’s why it was such a triumph when the Martin Luther King Recreation Center expanded in August. Before that, children, adults and the elderly shared one facility on Cecil B. Moore Avenue and 22nd Street. As part of our ongoing profile series on Philly rec centers, check out what makes the shiny new facility so special (hint: line dancing classes).
Construction is underway at Sutton's, a new bar from longtime Fergie's Pub bartender Niall Murphy. Located in an former deli a couple doors down from Saint Benjamin Brewing and just off the corner of Fifth and Cecil B. Moore, the tavern will serve curated cocktails, craft beer and a menu of modern takes on classic foods. Here's more on the theme, which informed the name, and details on target opening date.