Newsletter for Thursday, Jan. 8
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The best way to experience the city when the wind chill makes the temp close to zero? Through your door. Photo via Instagram user @upchlose.
WHAT’S SAFER: AN UBER OR A PHILLY CAB?
Uber wants you to think its ridesharing service is the “safest ride in Philadelphia.” The Philadelphia Parking Authority is against Uber (in part, at least) because it believes Uber’s insurance policy doesn’t adequately protect consumers. What exactly is the risk when you climb into an Uber, or if you take a cab? And how screwed are you if you end up in an accident in either one? Billy Penn read the fine print so you don’t have to — we promise it won’t be boring.
COLLEGE SENIORS: HERE’S HOW TO GET HIRED IN PHILLY
Don’t worry if you don’t have a job lined up — an AfterCollege Career Insight report completed in 2014 showed that a whopping 83 percent of college students didn’t have a job lined up before graduation, and the average student takes three months or more after graduating to find one. But there are some things you can do to land a gig. Here’s what you need to know if you’re leaving one of Philly’s esteemed institutions this May.
TO DO: WATCH BOBBY FLAY TAKE ON THE PICKLED HERON CHEF
WHAT: Viewing party for the Food Network show Beat Bobby Flay — he’s up against The Pickled Heron’s Daniela D’Ambrosio
WHERE: East Girard Gastropub, 200 E. Girard Ave
WHEN: 10 PM
HOW MUCH: You should order something, so at least $10.
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THE HIDDEN JEWISH HISTORY OF NORTH PHILLY
Synagogues and kosher delis aren’t usually associated with North Philadelphia, but these signposts show a community that once existed in Strawberry Mansion. Hidden City lists some of the remaining “row-house synagogues” of the neighborhood’s Jewish past, before a demographic shift decades ago. Christian congregations have taken over some of the synagogues and redecorated, but the few that remain give a glimpse of what used to be.
23 WAYS TO WARM UP: FIREPLACES, BOOZY DRINKS, COMFORT FOODS, ETC
Oh hai, winter. Welcome to the temperature range best described as “I don’t care if that dude from Tinder is texting me, I’m not taking off my gloves.” Philly offers tons of ways to battle the freeze, all more fun than huddling by your desk with an electric heater. From the coziest fireplaces to the hottest bowls of soup to warm, soothing booze, here are the best ways to warm up in bars and restaurants this winter.