The Eagles are 8-1 and are, without question, the best team in football. Sunday they didn't just beat the Denver Broncos — the team with the best defense in football — the Birds dropped "a 50 burger" on them. And they did it without Zach Ertz, the team's leading receiver and Carson Wentz's security blanket at tight end. No Ertz? No problem. Here's a look at some of the top plays and crazy stats from Sunday.
The pitch, the videos, the bus wraps — everything Philly is doing in an effort to become the next Amazon HQ city — ain't cheap. So far the city has spent $245,000 to woo Jeff Bezos. A Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation spokeswoman said the agency is "confident this was money well spent on a project that speaks of Philadelphia’s worth not just to Amazon but to all businesses looking to relocate or grow here.” Check out the cost breakdown, and how that compares to other bidders.
The city announced Friday it plans to move the Frank Rizzo statue away from Thomas Paine Plaza. The very public home of the very divisive former mayor has been the subject of tension for months. Not everyone's thrilled with the plan to move the statue — including the guy who made it. “Who has the power to remove the mayor? I’m disappointed," said Zenos Frudakis. He said someone from the city should have called him, but according to the city...they did. Here's why Frudakis thinks the statue should stay.
An Uber driver picked up a woman at a King of Prussia motel, thinking the drive would end at a Philly hotel. But the woman in the back broke down, telling the driver she's a human trafficking victim. The ride ended at a Pennsylvania State Police barracks, and now the state is prosecuting two men whose ring spans four states, including PA. This is how the woman became a victim, and the next steps in indicting the men.
|What||To celebrate the grand opening of his newest location, Saxbys CEO Nick Bayer has lined up a roster of celebrity baristas. Throughout the day, the counter will be manned by Pa. Rep. Jordan Harris, Councilman Alan Domb and the Eagles' Chris Long and Rodney McLeod. Mayor Kenney is also slated to stop in. Everything is pay what you wish, and will be 100 percent matched as a donation to Saxbys' new fund for CCP scholarships.|
|Where||Saxbys Rittenhouse at 1800 Chestnut St. 19103|
|When||November 7, 2017 at 8:00 am to 8:00 pm|
|How much||Pay as you go|
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Traditionally, "Pennsylvania Tuxedo" is the name for the head-to-toe red woolen plaid worn to keep warm while hunting in the forests of Central Pa. Now, it's also the name of a beer by Dogfish Head. The connection? The new brew is made with spruce tips harvested by hand from trees in those very forests -- in partnership with the clothing company that made those outfits. Good news: the result is delicious.
There are approximately 5,000 things happening at any given time in Philly (OK, so we didn't do the math). From happy hour specials to cleanups, discounted tickets to charitable causes — the list is endless and we can’t report on them all. But we can collect them for you here. Sign up to get email alerts for Philly goings-on. We’ll share the information that hits our inbox every day.