Newsletter for Friday, Aug. 26
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Beautiful day for a (mini) bike ride along the Wissahickon Creek. (Photo via @janashea on Instagram.)
ICONIC 30TH ST. STATION SIGN IS COMING DOWN — BUT MUSEUM MAY SAVE IT
Wait for a train at 30th Street Station, and soon enough you’ll hear the clicky sound. It comes from the departures board, the numbers and letters flipping over as trains leave and times and tracks change. But pretty soon that sign, and its sounds, will be phased out. Amtrak confirmed to Billy Penn the classic board that’s stood in the middle of 30th Street Station for some three decades will be replaced in favor of a digital board. Luckily for nostalgic lovers of the sign, there’s hope it could be saved in a Pennsylvania museum.
BYE, CHOOCH! RUIZ TRADED; NOW HOWARD IS ONLY 2008 PHILLIE LEFT
Someone hug Ryan Howard today. After, of course, you wish Chooch a fond farewell. Carlos Ruiz was traded Thursday to the Los Angeles Dodgers for fellow longtime backstop A.J. Ellis, minor league arm Tommy Bergjans and either a player to be named later or cash. It was clear that Chooch was going to have his contract bought out at the end of the season — the Phillies owed him either $4.5 million next season or just $500,000 to walk away after this one — but it’s hard to see a guy go who was so important to a franchise and yet still, somehow, seemed underrated.
MEET 17 UP-AND-COMING PHILLY ENTREPRENEURS
As Philadelphia evolves, so does its business scene. And young people are on the front lines of starting their own — everything from boutiques to breweries to tech startups to large firms. Welcome to this month’s edition of Who’s Next, a Billy Penn feature with support from the Knight Foundation that works to highlight some of the city’s most dynamic young people. These small business owners, CEOs, founders and startup leaders were nominated by their peers for their outstanding work here in Philadelphia. Meet them all.
Watch the 3rd Philadelphia Eagles preseason game as they take on the Indianapolis Colts, tomorrow night at 7pm on NBC10.
When: August 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: FREE
This new South Philly restaurant from the folks behind Plaza Garabaldi honors Mexican artist Frida Kahlo with mosaics, paintings and decor. Open for lunch, dinner and brunch with a full bar, including lots of tequila.
Where: Frida Cantina at 1000 Wolf St. 19148
When: August 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. to August 27, 2016 at 2:00 a.m.
How much: Pay as you go
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NEW BAR COMING TO KENZO, COURTESY OF THE STANDARD TAP OWNERS
Fishtown’s cool is creeping into Kensington. William Reed and Paul Kimport, who opened Standard Tap when Northern Liberties wasn’t much more than an industrial badlands and transformed a dingy tavern called Johnny Brenda’s into a nationally-famous indie music venue in Fishtown, are preparing to open their third bar under the El at Cecil B. Moore.
HAPPY NATIONAL DOG DAY! TAKE YOUR POOCH TO THESE PLACES
Today is National Dog Day, so it’s only fair that you take your dog for a nice night out on the town. We wanted to know which places in Philadelphia allow (and encourage!) you to bring your four-legged friend to sit outside and enjoy dinner or a cocktail. Here are 30 of our favorite, by neighborhood.