Philadelphians gathered in Center City last night alongside Mayor Jim Kenney, Gov. Tom Wolf and other elected officials in solidarity with the victims of the weekend's mass shooting in Las Vegas. “We are setting records every year for the deadliest mass shooting," said Shira Goodman, CeaseFirePA’s Executive Director. "And that is shameful.” See photos here from the Tuesday night vigil.
It's been two and a half years since Keith Garabedian pulled the plug on South Street's Hot Diggity, but tonight fans will have a chance to relive the frankfurter glory via a pay-as-you-go pop-up at Stockyard on Spring Garden. Will there be more hot dog happenings in the near future? We caught up with Garabedian to find out, who said it's possible — but also told us that if he does open another Philly restaurant, it very well might be...vegetarian.
Mayor Kenney announced last week the creation of an Eviction Task Force, comprised of 27-people tasked with addressing this ongoing crisis in the city. Last year alone 24,000 eviction notices were filed in the city. Led by director of the Office of Homeless Services Liz Hersh and director of the Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity Mitchell Little, the task force will begin meeting in October. But don't expect any changes soon. Their first report won't be made public until April with final recommendations coming next June.
The Phillies haven't been a playoff contender in half a decade, but if September was any indication, they may be one next year. Team president Andy MacPhail met with reporters yesterday and while he wouldn't put a timetable on success, he's excited about how the entire organization plans to improve. But wait! Baseball season's not over, so if you're still in need of a Fall Classic fix, we ran through each MLB playoff team and why Phillies fans should (or shouldn't) root for them. Hint: Boo the Nats, cheer Chase Utley.
|What||Join the team at XIX Restaurant in the Hyatt at the Bellevue on Halloween Night for a 3-course pre-fixe dinner and showing of Dracula (1931 version). Ticket includes dinner, movie and complimentary popcorn (Beverages, tax and gratuity are not included in the ticket price).|
|Where||XIX (Nineteen) Restaurant at 200 S Broad St|
|When||October 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm|
|How much||$65 per person|
|What||Bring your best friend, significant other, new love interest or just someone you like to hang out with for a "couples" night intro to bartending workshop (the class is designed for pairs of two). Learn how to use bartending tools to make three specialty drinks with a variety of garnishes and mixers. There's also games, trivia competition, prizes, giveaways and raffles. 21+, advance tickets required.|
|Where||The King's Cabinet at 520 N. Delaware Ave., Suite 301, 19123|
|When||October 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm|
|How much||$20 per person|
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Just a regular night driving Lyft in Philly and then outta nowhere steps Joel Embiid. What do you do? Follow him, obviously. Check out the dash cam footage this driver got as he followed Embiid along his run, stopping to profess his love for the Process. The night got better for Embiid (and local onlookers) when he stopped at 25th and Pine to play a little tennis. When asked about Embiid's adventure yesterday at practice, Sixers coach Brett Brown put it plain and simple: "He says he's a man of the people."
Tug DeLuce found 50 lbs. of hen-of-the-woods mushrooms growing in the wild. He sold a single mushroom to a chef for $200. Now he's selling mushrooms to chefs across Philadelphia, and running workshops for aspiring foragers. Ellen Bischoff found orange-gold chicken-of-the-woods mushrooms in West Philly and sold those off, too, though she won't say for how much. Mushrooms are in right now, and Philly foragers are figuring out what to look for and how to sell them.