Last week, when Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook opened their vegan falafel shop in Center City, it was a surprise to nearly everyone. But it turns out the Zahav and Federal Donuts restaurateurs have been planning their falafel spot for nearly a decade — it almost even became the concept for Dizengoff. From an idea during a 2008 Israel trip to a twist of Rooster Soup Co. fate, here's how Goldie finally became reality.
There may be no better local NBA TV tandem in the country right now than Marc Zumoff and Alaa Abdelnaby, calling Sixers games for CSN. The duo talked with Billy Penn before this week's Nets game about the challenges of calling such a roller coaster season and what they think the future holds for the likes of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and head coach Brett Brown. Check out the very candid interview and hear how they hope, like last night, the Sixers keep playing hard but losing games.
Democratic Pa. Rep. Brian Sims of Philadelphia unleashed a major attack against staunch sanctuary cities opponent Republican Rep. Martina White in a recent fundraising message, claiming she wants to deport "all" immigrants. We checked the facts and rated this one a Pants On Fire. Here's why.
We've been called 'Filthadelphia' for nearly 100 years and following attempt after attempt to fix Philly's litter problem, the city is setting a major goal: zero litter and waste by 2035. How will they get there? It's going to be a combination of big data, neighborhood outreach and even behavioral experiments.
|What||King of Prussia Beerfest Royale is the suburban Philadelphia region’s must-attend beer festival of the fall. The #1 ranked festival features over 100 beers from craft and international breweries, inspired dishes from KOP’s most popular and newest restaurants, live music on multiple stages, photo ops and more.|
|Where||DONNERSTAG: HAPPY HOUR at KOP Beerfest Royale takes place under grand tents, outdoors at King of Prussia Mall|
|When||October 5, 2017 at 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm|
|What||Social activist hip hop duo Alexey Rodriguez and Magia Lopez of the band Obsesion will play samples of their work and discuss the role of hip hop in expression of the culture of their homeland. The talk is part of the college's 33rd annual International Festival.|
|Where||Community College of Philadelphia, Great Hall at 1700 Spring Garden St., S2-19|
|When||April 7, 2017 at 11:30 am to 12:30 am|
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The Phillies home opener against the Nationals is at 3:05 p.m. today. If you're saving all your cash for the overpriced food and aren't really feeling the too-many-people-in-red-shirts subway ride, Uber has a solution for you — $2.15 flat rate POOL rides to and from Citizens Bank Park from anywhere in Philly. Happy carpooling. Just don't leave your Phillies hat in the Uber; apparently our city is known for that.
We’ve been showing off some of the city’s most dynamic under-40 leaders for more than two years. Next, we’re turning our focus back on the talented knife-wizards who keep dining out in Philly exciting and fresh. To learn more and nominate your favorite for Who’s Next: Chefs, click here.