This weather. Morning says spring but temps will be full-on summer by noon and creeping toward 90(!) Nothing says summer in Philly like water ice. Or ice cream. Maybe gelatto. Really, whatever you want. Thirty-two frozen faves competed in our bracket last summer, and today's the perfect time to revisit them. Grab one of these treats today when you need to cool off.
The Phillies lost yesterday. To the Mets. And relief pitcher Edubray Ramos maybe threw a fastball toward a New York batter's head. Ramos said it wasn't purposeful, but there's some doubt about how a typically reliable pitcher could've lost control on a ball against the batter who just so happened to hit Ramos' last pitch of the 2016 season. The Phillies play the Mets 18 more times this season, so here's hoping, purposeful for not, the fastballs-to-the-head thing is over. In other Phillies news, Pete Rose will join the team's Wall of Fame. He'll be inducted during the Aug. 12 game ... against the Mets.
Philly's primary election won't draw out voters the way November's election did. All the more reason to make sure you're registered and ready to go. The very last chance to register for the May 16 primary election is Monday, April 17. And if voting for the District Attorney, City Controller and a bunch of judges doesn't tickle your fancy, maybe this lawsuit seeking to replace Philly's election officials will do the trick. Register now so you can do your civic duty in May.
This is the final few games of the NBA regular season for the also-rans. The Lakers have taken the last few weeks of the season to start actually winning games. But why!?!?! The Lakers have nearly won their way out of the lottery entirely. Currently holding the third-worst record in the NBA, the Lakers are now more likely to NOT get one of the top three picks in the NBA Draft Lottery than they are to get one. Why does that matter in Philly? Well, the Sixers get LA's pick if it lands outside the top three. So keep on winning, Lakers. We want your pick.
This bar tucked away on York Street has a nice interior, but the best thing about it — other than the great cocktail and beer menus — is the very cool backyard. Check out its chill vibe while eating Vietnamese-inspired eats from Mike's BBQ while Jesse Short plays lo-fi space pop.
Where: Martha at 2113 E. York St. 19125
When: April 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to April 12, 2017 at 2:00 a.m.
How much: Pay as you go
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Crafters, candle-lovers and Pinterest experimenters rejoice! Crafts retailer A.C. Moore opens today at Broad and Chestnut in the old FYE location — the store's first city location. The first 500 customers today will get a $10 gift card. Check out the photos Curbed Philly got in a sneak peek.
Take. Off. Your. Backpack. It's one of the easiest ways to not be a total jerk on the El. And yet you're bound to get smacked in the face by a giant Patagonia bag at least once during your commute. Seriously people, what do you even have in there? In partnership with Philly.com, we created an old fashioned video showing you how to behave on the El.