In the annals of made-up food holidays, National Pasta Day ranks high, because who doesn't love an excuse to dig into a plate of pasta? Local options for a carb splurge don’t disappoint. From high-end plates that’ll blow up your Instagram to bowls of slurpable comfort that’ll embrace you like a warm hug, here’s where to celebrate all things noodle in Philly.
More than 15 months since City Council approved the bill and nine months since the law went into effect, the soda tax is facing arguably as much opposition as it ever has. Mayor Jim Kenney’s signature piece of legislation is now being challenged on four fronts: from a Pennsylvania Senate hearing, a potential bill from Sen. Mario Scavello, City Controller Alan Butkovitz and the American Beverage Association’s lawsuit, which has twice been defeated but is on its last leg at the Supreme Court level. Here's a rundown of all the challenges.
This was a crazy week in the NFL, with major upsets, last-second wins and season-destroying injuries. Oddly, though, it was all pretty darn good for the Eagles. The Birds survived Week 6 relatively unscathed, and at 5-1, are the best team in the NFC. With Aaron Rodgers' broken collarbone in Green Bay, Atlanta blowing another huge lead and Ezekiel Elliott's pending suspension in Dallas, things have really opened up for Philly. It's still early, but could the Eagles get to 10-1? Is 13-3 a real option? We took a look at the wide open NFC.
The Free Library of Philadelphia’s latest specialty rentals collection debuted at the end of August, and this one’s aimed at helping patrons in South Philly take control of their health. The South Planning District experiences higher rates of diabetes, tobacco use, obesity and adults reporting themselves as in “fair or poor health” than the Central Planning District, which consistently ranks healthiest according to the assessment’s metrics. This new program lets patrons try before they buy on things like blood pressure monitors — right in their own neighborhood.
The Brews & Views Rooftop Beer Garden is popping up for a last autumn hurrah. Each night from 5 to 9 p.m., there will be a menu beer, cocktails and snacks to choose from while you enjoy one of the Ben Franklin Parkway's most gorgeous vistas.
Where: Parkway Central Library Skyline Terrace at 1901 Vine St. 19103
When: October 18, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to October 20, 2017 at 9:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
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College students love UberEATS. College students love cheesesteaks. Combine those two, you get this crazy stat released last week by Uber: So many Pat’s King of Steaks cheesesteaks are delivered to Penn, Temple and Drexel that it's the No. 5 most-ordered item by college students in the entire country. Check out what's more popular (hint: it comes from McD's) and why Uber calls Philly students "healthy."
Good Dog is back! The popular bar at 15th and locust has been closed for weeks to fix the sagging second floor, and now it's back — including new floors and a new kitchen. Get a sneak peek at the refurb before you head in.