Newsletter for Monday, Feb. 22
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
It’s always Mummers season. Mummers Mardi Gras took place Saturday in Manayunk. (Instagram via @kkolkkartist).
WHERE ARE DANIELLE IMBO AND RICHARD PETRONE?
Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone went to a bar on South Street 11 years ago. They haven’t been seen since. Their cell phones were never used, their bank accounts never tapped, and the car they drove off in has never been found. The Associated Press reports the case remains open and a $50,000 reward is on the table for information about the couple’s disappearance on Feb. 19, 2005. Last year, on the 10th anniversary, the FBI said it would need “sheer luck” to solve the crime.
BAR OWNERS WANT THE PHILLIES TO WIN AS BADLY AS YOU DO
The year was 2008. The Phillies were on fire thanks to players like Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Cole Hamels, Jimmy Rollins and good ole Lights Out Lidge. There was also a huge financial crisis that tore its way through banks, stocks and the real estate market, and sent unemployment rates soaring. But back to the Phillies. Because thanks to them, local bars were doing great. Here’s the story of how a winning team helped offset the recession.
|What||Specials on tequila drinks is always a good excuse to celebrate made-up holidays. Both Distrito and Buena Onda are doing half-off margs all day, plus other deals.|
|Where||Buena Onda and Distrito at 19101 Callowhill St. & 3945 Chestnut St.|
|When||February 22, 2016 at 11:00 am|
|How much||Pay as you go|
BILLY PENN LIKES
NOW SERVING CORNBREAD CHICKEN AND FRIED DOUGHNUTS IN SOUTH JERSEY
One of the most talked-about donuts in the area isn’t in Center City. It’s not even in Philly. Curiosity Doughnuts has been making a name for itself at its small stand in Stockton, South Jersey. And now the chef behind such delights as the tutti frutti doughnut is serving up fried chicken. $9 gets you two pieces of chicken and a bag of the popular snack-sized doughnut “debris.” We stopped by Curiosity to learn more about the “Fried Chicken Project” and snap some mouth-watering photos.
THE BARNES’ PICASSO EXHIBIT OPENS TODAY
It’s opening day of the Barnes Foundation’s Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change, and just because this is a big time artist at an impressive museum doesn’t mean you need to be a fancy pants collector to check it out. We got a preview of what’s on display. Here’s what to know about this exhibit and what to expect when you’re there.