We'll start with the bad news about today's weather. The morning commute will be pretty cold. Like, below freezing cold. But the good news is, today's high is 51, and it'll hit right around the evening commute. Here's today's weather forecast from Dark Sky.
"Nothing lasts forever," Little Pete's owner Pete Koutroubas told us Sunday. He's closing his iconic diner much sooner than expected — Memorial Day. May 29 will be customers' last chance to visit the 17th and Chancellor location. Koutroubas is on the hunt for a new spot, likely in a new neighborhood, but he's not rushing that process. He'll leave Center City in style with live music and a Greek food festival.
Haason Reddick made himself some serious money this weekend. Players can move up and down the NFL Draft board by how they do at the Scouting Combine, and the Temple defensive end was awesome on Sunday. How awesome? The fastest 40-yard dash, the sixth-best vertical jump and the best broad jump ever for a defensive lineman. Reddick is going places — most likely the first round in April's draft, taking place in Philly. Read all about him here, and check out his impressive performance at the Combine.
After the Day Without Immigrants helped raise awareness of issues Philly immigrants face, lots of Philly residents and business owners appear eager to help their citymates by contributing money or hosting fundraisers — but it’s not immediately clear where to donate. Here's a guide to 16 organizations you can support, including information about how they actually help immigrants, operating budgets and where the money goes.
The first in a series of Monday night teach-ins hosted at Philly's lamb taco central features immigration lawyer David Bennion talking about "Open Borders." Your $5 at the door includes agua fresca (delicious fruit water) plus vegan food and rice.
Where: South Philly Barbacoa at 1703 S. 11th St. 19148
When: March 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
How much: $5 at the door
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How does a burger with duck fat and Wagyu blend beef sound? With a side of fries. For $6.75. Pinefish is running weekly specials, and Monday is half-price burger day. Prices start at less than $7, and menu additions include things like Italian Sottocenere truffle cheese, Nueske bacon and shaved black truffles. Get all the juicy details here.
Danny Garcia didn't win the welterweight title, but his daughter's name is Philly so he wins every day
North Philly native Danny Garcia didn't win Saturday night's welterweight bout against Keith Thurman — his first loss in 34 professional fights. The 28-year-old, who trained at Harrowgate Boxing Club, lost in a split decision in Brooklyn. One thing he is winning? Fatherhood. Dude's 18-month-old daughter is named Philly. “I named her Philly Swift Garcia, because the beautiful city of Philadelphia made me who I am," Garcia said at the time of her birth. Someone give this guy a medal.