Newsletter for Monday, Sept. 26
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A view that’s good for light. (Instagram via @unquestionably_mary)
EAGLES BLOW OUT THE STEELERS AND GO 3-0 ?
It’s extremely early, yes, but given the expectations of the team — and for Doug Pederson back when he was hired — it’s amazing where the Eagles are right now. Pederson is the first Eagles coach in franchise history to start his career 3-0. He has the confidence of his entire locker room, especially his quarterback. “Doug’s great,” Carson Wentz said after the game. “He instills a lot of confidence in me, and that’s huge, especially for a young quarterback, to have a coach as player friendly as he is, it’s been great so far.” It’s another win for Pederson, Wentz and this fantastic defense. Here’s what everyone will be talking about today.
WE’LL TRY NOT TO JINX THIS: REGIONAL RAIL STILL SET TO RETURN TO REGULAR SCHEDULE NEXT WEEK
Even though recently fixed Silverliner V trains were pulled earlier this month due to new defects discovered, SEPTA tells NewsWorks that it’s still on target to meet its goal. “The timeline still looks good, we did an inspection and it looks good,” a SEPTA spox explains. “We have 24 cars back in service right now about two or three a day are coming in.” Regional Rail schedules should go back to normal next week, while all trains should be restored to service by the middle of November.
THE CITY WILL REFUND YOU FOR WRONGFULLY TOWING YOUR CAR SATURDAY
Philly Free Streets finally happened Saturday — one year after people realized shutting down streets during the pope’s visit was kind of cool. Not cool: A bunch of cars were towed and ticketed by mistake. The city cleared vehicles off the designated streets to make way for pedestrians and cyclists. But leftover cars were supposed to have been relocated, not ticketed or towed. So if you were one of the unlucky ones, you’ll get a refund.
We're in the middle of Manayunk Restaurant Week, which runs through Sept. 30. The neighborhood's best restaurants are offering a variety of three-course meals, priced at just at $15, $25 or $35 per person. Get yourself to the historic area along the Schuylkill River and enjoy!
Where: Lots of restaurants at various locations around Manayunk
When: September 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. to September 30, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
How much: $15, $25 or $35 per person
Anchors will be on site broadcasting live for an hour before flipping it over to what is likely to be the most-watched presidential debate in US history.
Where: XFINITY Live at 1100 Pattison Ave. 19148
When: September 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
BILLY PENN LIKES
THE TRICK TO KEEPING A PHILLY RESTAURANT OPEN
For every Wm. Mulherin’s Sons, Perla or ITV, the Philly dining scene is littered with the cold stoves and dead Yelp listings of neighborhood spots that never got hot. In an average year, according to the National Restaurant Association, some 60,000 restaurants debut…and about 50,000 close. As Twisted Tail owner George Reilly puts it, “You put a hell of a lot of effort into opening a place. You want to earn money and stay open and get that return, not just the financial return, but the satisfaction.” Here’s what Philly restaurant owners say helps keep them sustainable.
THIS NEW YARDS IPA HAS A SYLVESTER STALLONE-THEMED LABEL (AND IT’S NOT ROCKY)
Yards does not do pumpkin beer thankyouverymuch. Instead, the Fishtown-based brewery will debut Rival IPA on Oct. 1 as its new fall seasonal — with a Sylvester Stallone movie label. No it’s not Rocky. No it’s not Rambo. Yes, Sly has other films. Rival’s branding pays homage to Over the Top, in which Stallone arm wrestles a rival to win back his son’s love. This is how Yards chose the new brew, and how it fits into their IPA strategy.
THANKS FOR THE TOURS! CITY HALL TOUR GUIDE RETIRES AFTER 25 YEARS
After 25 years, Greta Greenberger is leaving City Hall. The East Mount Airy resident (and wife of former Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger) came on board full time during the Rendell administration. She raised money to make repairs, she unearthed treasures and stories long lost in the massive masonry building. She once climbed scaffolding to measure Billy Penn’s nose. And she gave countless tours. Happy retirement, Greta.