Happy Halloween! Congrats on making it through Mischief Night (unscathed, we hope). We've got you covered today — literally, even, if you're still in need of a costume. Catch up on Philly's history as a candy city, read about some of the most silly and sinister crimes to happen here on Oct. 31 and see if Philly's candy corn legend is true. First time giving out candy this year? Here's how to get in good with the neighborhood and maybe avoid an egging next Mischief Night.
Gabe Kapler loves coconut oil. Like, a lot. The new Phillies manager is an interesting dude, which you'd find out if you take some time reading his lifestyle blog. Yep, he has a lifestyle blog. Kapler was hired after working in the front office for the Dodgers, playing for 12 seasons in the majors before working for Fox. He is a noted work out fiend and he once killed a squirrel, then wrote about the concept of guilt. This is going to be an interesting ride. Here's everything you need to know about the Phillies' pick for their next manager.
Look out, Pennsylvania, mini casinos are on the way! Gov. Tom Wolf signed a whole bunch of legislation yesterday to balance the $32 billion budget (yes, the one we all expected in July). One of the bills he passed expands gambling across the state by allowing things like online gaming and video game-like slot machines at truck stops. Take a quick scan at what else passed through Wolf's desk Monday.
More than 140,000 acres were destroyed in the fires that raged across Northern California earlier this month, devastating hundreds of small businesses that depend on wine country tourism, and the Philly wine community is coming together to help recovery efforts. A Nov. 8 fundraiser featuring some of Philly's best chefs and sommeliers has just been announced. Check out the details on how to score tickets to the all-inclusive, $50-per-person event.
This petite restaurant is kind of hidden away behind Logan Square, so you might not have had the chance to check out the unique array of Egyptian foods it offers. Here's the perfect opportunity: a special prix-fixe menu that lest you sample an app, entree, dessert and Egyptian mint tea for just $25 per person. Bonus: Everything is vegan (though you wouldn't know it) and it's BYOB.
Where: Aya's Cafe at 2129 Arch St. 19103
When: November 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $25
Billy Penn Likes
A-plus. That's the grade for Carson Wentz after eight games. The Eagles are 7-1 at the halfway point in the NFL season for the first time since 2004, the last time they got to the Super Bowl. We ran through the grades for each position on offense — no, not everyone got an A+ — as well as the defense, special teams and coaching staff. Check out our midterm grades here.
If you've passed by the historic Old Pine Street Church in the past year and a half, you may have noticed a new wood-carved statue looming near the cemetery fence. It's a likeness of Revolutionary Era minister George Duffield, but from the sidewalk it looks a heck of a lot like...a certain piece of male anatomy. Not intentional, swears the artist, who also told Billy Penn he's heard about the similarity before.