This weather is so Monday. There's a chance Philly will see some snow today — less than an inch — but today is really about stocking up on milk, bread and eggs. Temps won't get above freezing until well past the morning commute, but the evening trip home will be a relatively balmy 40ish. Bonus: First Monday of Daylight Savings Time means you won't be going home in the dark. Here's today's forecast from Dark Sky.
SEPTA is totally getting there. Starting today, you'll be able to purchase and reload your Travel Wallet card at Market-Frankford Line, Broad Street Line and bus stations. It's a rolling program, of course. As of today, you can use the kiosks at 15th, 13th and 11th (MFL); Cecil B. Moore, AT&T, Walnut-Locust, Dilworth Park, Olney (BSL); and the Olney Transportation Center bus loops. The Travel Wallet option will be added to more station kiosks throughout the month. Check out the complete schedule and watch this video so you know how to use the Key kiosks.
Villanova’s path to repeat as NCAA national champion is finally set, earning the top seed overall in the tournament and paving the way for another discussion about whether the team should parade in Philly if they win the whole thing. This is just the third time Villanova has entered the tournament as a No. 1 seed since 1980, and the last two times — 2006 and 2015 — they failed to make the Final Four. Nova gets started at 7:10 p.m. Thursday in Buffalo — the game is on CBS — and are set for a collision course with No. 2 seed Duke at MSG in the Elite 8.
Basically the only thing people didn't like at U.S. Sen. Bob Casey's town hall yesterday was his refusal to condemn fracking. Casey drew nearly 750 constituents to the Penn Museum Sunday, and Philly.com reports the whole thing was pretty friendly. Politico tracked down a voter who challenged the senator on the dems' overall lack of strategy, to which Casey followed up with some generic responses. If Casey seems suddenly aggressively progressive to you, you're not alone. The Democrat has an election coming up and he's considered one of the more vulnerable incumbents.
Local production company Inis Nua Theatre is dedicating a series of readings to stories about immigration. Set in Nigeria and England, this magical realist tale debuted to great acclaim in Bristol, UK. It's about the very different destinies of twins after an unsuccessful naming ceremony. Admission includes light refreshments and a post-performance discussion with the cast.
Where: Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake at 302 S. Hicks St. 19102
When: March 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $10
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At first glance, Whetstone Tavern's new menu item might seem over the top — banana pancakes, Nutella, peanut butter buttercream, candied bacon, peanuts and bourbon-infused maple syrup. The Drunken Monkey Pancakes are the creation of executive chef Eric Leveillee — a 30-year-old with an economics degree from Temple. Here's how Leveillee got into food and made these tasty pancakes. Oh, plus the recipe and a video of how they're made.
The duo behind Marigold Kitchen is opening a spot in Center City, South Philly has a new French Bakery and Evil Genius is officially open in Fishtown. And that's just in the last two weeks. If you want a peek inside breweries before they open, a glimpse at Philly's newest menus or alerts when a restaurant finally opens, click "follow this" and we'll send you an email when there's new Philly food and drink.