Newsletter for Monday, Feb. 24
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
THE PHILLY NEIGHBORHOOD INDEX: THE SAFEST, LOUDEST AND MOST LIVABLE
What do you really know about Philly neighborhoods? There are a few guides out there, but they’re largely crafted from anecdotal or incomplete data, and sometimes they don’t accurately split up Philadelphia into its many neighborhoods. We decided to give that a shot with Billy Penn’s Philadelphia Neighborhood Index. We looked at 16 of the city’s most popular areas. Then we ranked and stacked up all of them, in terms of population of young people, number of restaurants, hipster status and much more.
2015 MAYOR RACE: DARRELL CLARKE IS ALMOST READY TO ANNOUNCE… SOMETHING
Political prognosticators say Darrell Clarke is likely the front-runner in the race to replace Michael Nutter, once the Democratic Primary rolls around. And, as if on cue, there’s a big story in the Sunday Inquirer full of Clarke quotes — so is he ready to, you know, announce? No — “Soon,” he tells the paper’s Chris Hepp… “Real soon.” Sigh.
#THANKSGIVINGWEATHER: IT MIGHT SNOW ON WEDNESDAY! BUT IT MIGHT NOT!
Oh TV weather folk — on a day when the temps might crack 70 degrees, you’re all “oooh, it might snow on Wednesday.” But if it’s on AccuWeather, it must be true, right? It seems certain that precipitation is headed up the East Coast. The only variable is which track the storm takes — does it swoop out to sea and bring a lot of rain to the coastal communities? Or does it swing inland and drop the white stuff — clogging roads and delaying airplanes on the busiest travel day of the year? This is shaping up to be a fun winter.
TO DO: WATCH PHILLY’S TOP CHEFS TALK ABOUT THEIR JOBS
WHAT: Michael Solomonov (Zahav), Chris Kearse (Will BYOB), Marcie Turney (Lolita), Joe Cicala (La Virtu) and Ben Puchowitz (Cheu Noodle Bar)
WHERE: Distrito, 35th & Chestnut
WHEN: Networking and noms at 2:30, panel at 3:30
HOW MUCH: $33 if you work in the food industry; $54 if not
BILLY PENN LIKES
HOW TO HAVE A SUSTAINABLE THANKSGIVING: THE READING TERMINAL MARKET
From a turkey that’s been humanely raised through all the fixin’s straight up through organic pumpkin pie, the Green Philly Blog suggests the Reading Terminal Market. The options are varied and delicious, the market awaits and the clock is ticking… Get thee there.
SIXERS TICKETS ARE — LITERALLY — CHEAPER THAN BEER
The Philadelphia 76ers are bad. Like, really bad. They haven’t won a game yet. HOW BAD ARE THEY, you ask? So bad their tickets were selling Friday for a mere $10.95 on StubHub — at least, that’s how much it cost on Friday to see ’em play the Phoenix Suns. Billy Penn rounded up a bunch of other options — a cheesesteak at Geno’s, crab fries and a soda at the Wells Fargo — to see what was more expensive.