Newsletter for Saturday, June 4
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Pre-tax, Coca-Cola calls (Instagram via @tikurilla)
RIP MUHAMMAD ALI, FIRST AND TRUE GREATEST OF ALL TIME
Muhammed Ali, who basically invented the idea of the sports star swagger, calling out his opponents and challenging the U.S. government, died last night at age 74 of respiratory complications. He never fought in Philadelphia, but he did live in the area and own several houses here — some suggested as taunts against Philly-based Joe Frazier — and in the ’70s, he gave a multi-day interview to Maury Z. Levy, Billy Penn sports editor Dan Levy’s father, in the interest of getting on the cover of Philly Mag. Here’s that epic story.
WE TESTED PENNSYLVANIA’S 4-FOOT PASSING LAW FOR BIKES
Drivers don’t want to get anywhere near your bike when there’s a four-foot-long pool noodle poking out from the side. That’s the lesson Billy Penn learned this week when we put the bike passing law to the test. We used some Bungees and Zip Ties to attach four-foot-long noodles to an Indego bike, and shot the whole thing on multiple cameras — here’s what happened.
THE BIG PHILLY DOG-FRIENDLY BAR AND RESTAURANT INDEX
It’s no longer cold out and not crazy hot, either — i.e. perfect weather for taking your pooch along as you relax outside. Which places in Philadelphia allow (and encourage!) you to bring your four-legged friend to sit outside and enjoy dinner or a cocktail? Here’s a list of 30 of our favorite, organized by neighborhood.
ON THE CALENDAR
Collaborations between Philly restaurants happen all the time, but this is one of the most interesting. The Palates to Palettes program took schoolkids on close-up tours of several local restos, then had them paint what they saw. The results are on display this weekend.
Where: Metropolitan Gallery 250 at 250 S. 18th St. 19103
When: June 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
How much: Free
Over 25 musicians and singers, three sets, 33 songs, one belly dancer and possibly even a bartender on stage are promised at this tribute to the folk singer-songwriter. All proceeds go to find effective treatments and a cure for Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Where: RUBA Club at 416 Green St. 19123
When: June 4, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: $15
Yes, it's Philly Beer Week, but if you're looking for a nonalcoholic boost, this Sunday fest is a great alternative. More than 40 vendors will be set up with samples, tastings and items for sale.
Where: The Navy Yard Marine Parade Grounds at 4747 S. Broad St. 19112
When: June 5, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: $20 or $25 at the door
600 pac man buns, anyone? As part of the avenue's Craft Beer Day, this unorthodox dumpling house is hosting a party, and tacos will be involved. Bonus: Beer from Ardmore's Tired Hands.
Where: Bing Bing Dim Sum at 1648 E. Passyunk Ave. 19148
When: June 5, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
Nope, not a joke! Join Father Kirk, Rabbi Eli and Pastor Sarah as they talk about the surprising intersection of beer and faith. Bring your questions, sense of humor and a thirst to learn more.
Where: Fergie's Pub at 1214 Sansom St. 19107
When: June 5, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free / Pay as you go food and drink