Newsletter for Monday, Aug. 31
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Riding Indego today? May we suggest a disinfecting wipe first? The Naked Bike Ride was Saturday, and they found bike share, too; thanks to the tipster who sent this photo, via @ckrewson on Instagram.
SUMMER GOES OUT STRONG: GONNA BE HOT ALL WEEK
Never mind that chill you felt in the air as early as Saturday morning; Mother Nature is giving us one more week of hot weather right before Labor Day. Channel 6 has the details, but it’s looking like every weekday will top 90 degrees in their latest AccuWeather forecast. So don’t break out that Pumpkin Spice Latte just yet; can we help you find a water ice?
ICYMI, JANNIE BLACKWELL TALKS DREXEL FOOD TRUCK BILL
Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell’s phone was blowing up. People were upset over a pending ordinance that would have changed the way Drexel food trucks operate, and they weren’t shy about letting the author of that legislation know. She announced that she would pull back on the proposed changes, which, among other regulations, would have capped the number of allowed vendors to 25 and required them to vend in static, fee-licensed locations. So is the bill dead? Not exactly.
'Sacred Stories: The World’s Religious Traditions,' an exhibit at the Free Library featuring the shared traditions of scripture in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism.
Where: The Rare Book Room at the Free Library, Central Branch at 19th & Vine streets
When: August 31, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free
BILLY PENN LIKES
HOW PHILLY RESTAURANTS PICK THEIR PLAYLISTS
Even when it’s not the focal point, like at a concert or show, music is the touchstone for setting the mood of a space. Including a space that’s a restaurant. So we asked movers and shakers in the Philly restaurant scene to break down how they pick their tunes, from the Pub on Passyunk East’s Thin Lizzy and the Beastie Boys to why Srbaga starts with Sade and ends with Kanye. Their answers were entertaining.
WHY CORNHOLE IS SO BIG IN PHILLY, AND HOW IT GOT THAT WAY
Andy Banas went from a career in finance to one in cornhole, and hasn’t looked back. Banas spends many of his evenings and weekends enjoying beers with his best friends and throwing bean bags into holes. He and his business partner Chad Puchalski run the Philadelphia Cornhole League, an organized group of people from Philly who want to spend their time playing the picnic and tailgating activity (sport?) on a regular basis. Over the last two years, Banas and Puchalski have reached more than 1,000 players in Philadelphia alone. Here’s how it got so huge, and where it’s going next.