The five partners at Federal Donuts can now add "author" to their resume, right under "fried chicken and donut mogul." The new book, released to the public yesterday, contains 25 recipes for making the FedNuts favorites at home. It also includes lively tales of how the unlikely cult-favorite shop and its philanthropic sibling, Rooster Soup Co., came to be. Here are several fun snippets of the origin story, as told to Top Chef judge Gail Simmons at the Free Library.
Life just doesn't magically work itself out when you get released from prison. It's a lesson many people learn the hard way, post-incarceration, and a fact most cities haven't dealt with head-on. But an upcoming hackathon will bring together technologists, former inmates and the Philly journalists who've been working on the Reentry Project reporting series to help develop tools that address the issues people face after prison. Check out our Q&A with the hackathon organizer Dawn McDougall.
From the Department of Adorable Animals comes this group of shelter cats that ACCT is putting to work in an effort to avoid euthanasia. These cats aren't suitable for adoption, but they're perfect at catching rodents in Philly's warehouses and factories. Check out what Gary is doing in Bella Vista. Meanwhile, Socks, the Penn Police dog, is helping her litter of puppies train for all sorts of important work. The Penn Vet Working Dog Center is teaching the labs how to sniff for bombs, detect cancer and perform search-and-rescues.
Darren Sproles is out for the season with a broken arm and torn ACL, so as the Eagles head across the country to face the LA Chargers, the question is: Who replaces him? We asked (and answered) that question as well as six others in our weekly look ahead to the Eagles' next game. We took a look at the secondary, the hero kicker and asked if the Eagles are the most injured team in the NFL. The most important question might not be just for this week, but the entire season. Is Carson Wentz clutch?
|What||Join the team at XIX Restaurant in the Hyatt at the Bellevue on Halloween Night for a 3-course pre-fixe dinner and showing of Dracula (1931 version). Ticket includes dinner, movie and complimentary popcorn (Beverages, tax and gratuity are not included in the ticket price).|
|Where||XIX (Nineteen) Restaurant at 200 S Broad St|
|When||October 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm|
|How much||$65 per person|
|What||Though the news cycle has moved on, there are still many pets who remain separated from their owners by the flooding in Houston. For one night, 100% of sales of beer from Dark Horse, 2SP, Weyerbacher, Neshaminy Creek and Hardywood (and cider from Austin East Ciders) will go to the Houston SPCA. Raffle tickets for beer swag gift baskets will be drawn hourly.|
|Where||Lucky's Last Chance at 848 S. 2nd St. 19147|
|When||September 28, 2017 at 4:00 pm to 11:59 pm|
|How much||Pay as you go|
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While we debate Carson Wentz's clutches, there's no debating what the second-year quarterback said to teammates on the sideline just before Jake Elliott hit Sunday's 61-yard game winner. Wentz said he'd give the kicker his game check if he made the kick! So how much is that? Well, Wentz is making just over $6 million this season, but $4.4 million came in his initial signing bonus, which means his base salary split over 17 weeks is just under 100 grand. Still, that's about 25 percent of what Elliott is making this season. Listen to Wentz here.
Yooooooo, Center City is getting an 8-screen AMC multiplex complete with reclining chairs that "pulsate with the action." It's another piece of The Gallery/Market East redevelopment pie, and will occupy the westernmost portion of the mall's third floor. You'll also be able to have food delivered to your seat because America. The corridor, which we're now apparently calling the Fashion District (because America) is also getting a Levi's, Sketchers and a take-out cocktail bar that we have all sorts of questions about.