Happy Springtime! Sure, there's still snow on the ground, but that should melt away soon, what with the high around 53 degrees today. It's supposed to be sunny too. Here's the forecast from Weather Underground.
SEPTA might be rolling out its new payment technology, but there's never been a better time to stock up on tokens. In case you missed the news Friday, Philly's transit agency plans to raise fares on all bus, subway, trolley and Regional Rail lines on July 1, following a series of public hearings and board approval. Here's what you'll pay per ride, and why tokens are your new best friend.
Good news for the neighborhood that developers have been calling "SoNo" and "Callow East." Or should we just go with "Yardstown," because the new Yards brewery and tasting room is on track for an October launch. We've got the details on what to expect, including an outdoor patio where you can drink beer beneath giant fermenters and a mezzanine event space with a view of the whole brewhouse.
Big Trial is the news website that unearthed major stories about former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and Philly DA Seth Williams and routinely scoops local TV and newspapers. But its biggest challenge at the moment? Funding. This is how reporters Ralph Cipriano and George Anastasia have turned the site into a scoop powerhouse and how long they hope they can continue doing it.
There's dozens of events for Philly Wine Week on its first full day, but this Fishtown festival is the most intriguing. Two bars will pour various Lambruscos — fizzy red wine — to pair with bites from food stations run by Stargazy, Philly Style Bagels, Royal Izakaya, Balboa, Cake Life and more. Pay-as-you-go tix are $5 a pop, cash only.
Where: Kensington Quarters at 1310 Frankford Ave. 19125
When: March 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
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Who's getting water ice today? The frozen treat company founded by Philadelphia firefighter Bob Tumolo has been celebrating the first day of spring with freebies for a quarter century now. Back in 1992, the world was a very different place, but in the frozen treat game, some things haven't changed at all. These are the 10 Rita’s flavors that have been offered for all 25 years of the promotion.
When Jordan Edmond first met Ernest Egu back in seventh grade, she didn’t even like him that much. She certainly didn’t imagine they’d end up getting married in a Philadelphia pizza restaurant. But last week, that's exactly what happened, thanks to a Pi Day promotion from &Pizza. How did Jordan convince her straight-laced, med student fiancé to go for such a crazy idea? Easy: "Happy wife, happy life."