Newsletter for Monday, Sept. 21
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Even this tree stump has Pope Fever; from @andyodore on Instagram.
KATHLEEN KANE’S LAW LICENSE IS IN JEOPARDY, BUT SHE HAS A BACK-UP PLAN
The drama surrounding Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane not only continues, it’s likely about to get worse. Charged with perjury and many other offenses for allegedly leaking grand jury information, Kane stands to lose her law license as early as today. But this is Kathleen Kane, inventor of “Boondog Millionaire.” She’s not going down without a fight. The Daily News reports that should the Supreme Court suspend her license, Kane will seek the recusal of Justice J. Michael Eakin, a Republican connected to the porny email scandal, which Kane revealed. She’ll argue Eakin is in no position to rule on her license because of his involvement with that case.
TOMORROW NIGHT: TRY ALL THE POPE BEERS
You may have heard that Pope Francis is visiting; he’ll be here Saturday for the first of two days of city-stopping public appearances. And you may also have heard that several Philadelphia breweries have developed special, limited-edition beers to mark the occasion. Well, tomorrow night’s your chance to taste them all in one go. We’re hosting a special Pope beer tasting at the Pub On Passyunk East — yep, you can drink Pope beers at the P.O.P.E. We’ve arranged two flights — the “Hail Mary” and the “Our Father.” Tickets? You want tickets? Well, they’re right here.
The exhibit Verbum Domini II: God’s Word Goes Out to the Nations, which includes fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls and a first edition King James Bible, part of 80 artifacts on display during the World Meeting of Families.
Where: The Pennsylvania Convention Center at 1101 Arch Street
When: September 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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WHAT’S CLOSED? WHAT YOU CAN’T DO DURING THE POPE IN PHILLY
Street closures and restrictions in Philadelphia for the Pope’s visit next weekend are beginning this Sunday — get ready for maps on maps on maps. We’ve broken down the traffic restrictions, towing information, security boundaries, SEPTA timing and road closures by day. Towing begins in some select areas as early as Sunday, and some driving lanes on the Parkway have already closed. Here’s a Google Calendar of when the closures and secure perimeters begin.
10 FOOD AND DRINK STOPS PAPAL PILGRIMS SHOULDN’T MISS
Pizza is pizza, right? Not necessarily, at least not in Philadelphia (and that’s before you even raise the specter of its cheese-less cousin known as “tomato pie”). Pope tourists will be crawling the city this week, and at some point they’ll need to stop eating cheesesteaks and pretzels. The Pilgrims are unlikely to get very close to Pope Francis, but they can leave Philly full of amazing food. Here’s our list of 10 places where these visitors should eat and drink for a true Philly food experience.