The Eagles face former coach Andy Reid today in Kansas City and if history is any indication, the Birds have a pretty good chance of winning. Philly has faced a former head coach 12 times in history, winning eight. It's just, well, one of the four losses came against...Andy Reid. What's more, not only is Reid one of the only former coaches to beat the Eagles, he's one of the only former coaches to have much success after leaving town. We looked at every former Eagles coach and it's pretty clear: Reid may be the only on Philly didn't ruin.
Sure, you can get a cheesesteak or snag a sad hot dog from the corner store, but what if you want a real deal meal after the clock strikes 12? Despite having tons of restaurants, Philly's an early town, so choices are slim. But they are there. Here's advice on the best spot to dine late-night in 15 neighborhoods around the city.
Kevin Hart is sending 10 Philly students to college this year. The comedian and movie star, who was born and raised in Philadelphia, took a break from filming "Night School" on Friday to post a video announcement to Instagram. He mentioned the threat to DREAMers, saying, "They want to take away that spark plug that allows people to say 'I want! I can! I will!'" and noting he wants to do what he can to create that spark. Hart, one of the best-paid actors in Hollywood, has made other contributions to the city before, including giving $250,000 to the School District and Parks & Rec for new computer equipment.
The Burger King at Eighth and Market now offers table service, Daily News columnist Helen Ubiñas reports. It's upstairs only, and comes complete with tablecloths and printed menus. The manager decided to try it after hearing about it in NYC, she told Ubiñas, who noted it's since been scrapped there. But hey, this is not New York. And it can't be any worse than BK's "Extra Long Philly Cheeseburger," which we tried when it rolled out in spring 2016 and determined was a total mess — depending who you ask. Said Billy Penn reporter Anna Orso at the time: "I think it’s absolutely delicious."
On the Calendar
As part of the citywide Welcoming Week celebration of Philadelphia immigrants and people of all backgrounds, the Mexican Consulate is hosting an evening exploring Mexican authors through the ages. Expect to talk about Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes and many others. Free admission.
Where: Charles Santore Library at 932 S. 7th St. 19147
When: September 18, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free
The Anderson Street Project hosts an all-star panel of top Philly party masters. Expect to hear from King Britt, DJ Royale, Lee Jones, Diamond Kuts and Matthew Law on how the nightlife scene is changing as the city evolves.
Where: South Kitchen & Jazz Bar at 600 N. Broad St. 19130
When: September 19, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free with RSVP
The official Philadelphia Commission for Women has prepared its latest report on the state of women and girls in the city, and will present it to the public at this meeting. Light refreshments will be available, and there is parking on site.
Where: School of the Future at 4021 Parkside Ave. 19104
When: September 20, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
The monthly pop-up bar at the One Liberty Observation Deck high above Center City is making a return for fall. This season the folks behind Craft Concepts Group (Bru, Cinder, U-bahn, etc.) are running the show, so expect some great beers and drinks made with Stateside Vodka. Light food also available, and a DJ will spin. Door tickets sold in advance.
Where: One Liberty Observation Deck at 1650 Market St. 19103
When: September 21, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $10 admission
Fall movie night at Weavers Way Farm at Saul High School brings a showing of the classic Marty McFly adventure. Bring a blanket and a picnic — you can stock up on extra treats at the farm market, which will be open till 7 p.m. — and enjoy free popcorn during the show. Accessible by the 27 bus, and there's also plenty of street parking nearby.
Where: Henry Got Crops CSA at 7095 Henry Ave. 19128
When: September 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: Free