The universe does not want the Sixers to succeed. That's what fans are thinking after the calamity this week: one day after rookie Markelle Fultz finally returned to play post-injury, he had a mid-court collision with Joel Embiid. It was revealed yesterday that the star center has a concussion and a fractured left eye socket. So now, with the playoffs looming, Embiid is off to surgery. "Unfortunate freak accident," he tweeted, assuring folks, "I'll be more than fine." The team has not released a timeline for his return — but the post-season picture looks much less rosy without him.
A decade after it was launched, Philly’s volunteer tree planting is now accessible to residents who speak Spanish. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Tree Tenders program, which trains residents to plant and care for trees in their neighborhoods, will host its first Spanish-language training session on April 4 in Hunting Park. The session aims to combat the neighborhood's low tree-shade rate: 3.9 percent, compared to the city’s goal of 30 percent.
The 1500 block of North Broad Street was shut down most of yesterday afternoon and evening, as firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze that tore through the Original Apostolic Faith Church. About 70 Temple students who lived at a house nearby were forced to evacuate, NBC10 reports, and service on the Broad Street Line was temporarily suspended. (It has resumed normal service now, per SEPTA, though there may be residual delays.) No injuries from the fire were reported, and a cause has not been identified.
It’s a question Philadelphians have been asking for years: Could the pies at Pizzeria Beddia really be that good? With only a few days left — the lauded Fishtown shop closes for good after service on Saturday — we decided to send Mónica to brave the line and find out. The eight-hour quest turned out to be fun (there was even a pre-pizza pizza delivered to the line), and at the end of the day, the pies Joe Beddia handed over were definitely gorgeous. Billy Penn staff was divided on their merits.
Cooking with honey is both healthy and delicious — and it's not just for dessert. Chef Lynn Rinaldi East Passyunk's Paradiso has hosted beehives on the roof above her restaurant since 2012, and has learned how to use their sweet nectar in all kinds of dishes, including savory courses. Join us for a cooking demo and tasting session, where Lynn will show off two honey-fied recipes and discuss why honey is so great to cook with. Tickets are $15, all inclusive.
Where: Independence LIVE at 1919 Market St., 2nd Fl.
When: April 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $15