Newsletter for Monday, Sept. 12
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Ahem.You kids better have permits for those bucket pools (Instagram via @luca_da_luc).
LOOKS LIKE ARAMARK HAS DECIDED ON A NEW LOCATION
Gov. Tom Wolf and Aramark executives have a big announcement planned for this afternoon — probably about the food service corporation’s new HQ. The good news for Philly is that Aramark has decided to stay in city; about 6,500 of its 14,000 Pa. employees are in Philly. The company is leaving 1101 Market St. So the question is … where to next?
SO FAR SO GOOD (GREAT, ACTUALLY) FOR THE EAGLES
The Eagles beat the Cleveland Browns 29-10 yesterday. OK, yeah, the Browns are, um, the worst team in football. But! The Eagles played well and rookie Carson Wentz had a helluva game. Since 1999, just three other quarterbacks have thrown more yards in their first weeks than Wentz did in his. Here’s a recap of the major plays from Sunday’s game. Lots of excited fans at the Linc yesterday, including Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid of the Sixers. If you didn’t watch, use that or one of these other Iggles talking points to fake it ’til ya make it today.
SERIOUSLY WHAT’S WITH ALL THE POUTINE ALL OF A SUDDEN?
The number of Philly bars serving poutine has exploded to the point where it’s no longer notable to have it on the menu. That wasn’t the case in 2010, when Queen Village gastropub Adsum seem to be the only place serving the fries + cheese curds + gravy dish. Fast forward six years and we’ve got ourselves a trend. Poutine is about to be everywhere in Philadelphia.
Bring your pooch out to get pampered with free teeth and ear cleanings and score a free chair massage for yourself. Morris Animal Rescue will be on site with adoptable cuties, just in case you need another best friend.
Where: The Logan at 1 Logan Sq. 19103
When: September 12, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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PHOTOS FROM PHILLY’S 9/11 MEMORIAL
To mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Philly cops and firefighters marched through Old City to honor those who died in 2001. “I know that on 9/11 all of the first responders and citizens, everybody on the aircraft fought and died together regardless of their background, nationality, race, color, creed, ethnic origin or anything else,” Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel said during his address. NewsWorks has photos from the ceremony.
13 BYO SPOTS FOR RESTAURANT WEEK
Center City Restaurant Week(s) is back. More than 100 restaurants are offering $35 three-course fixed-price meals this week and next, and the only thing left for you decide is where to go. Commence arguing with your dining pals about which place has the best food, the best deal and the best reservation time. But factor one more thing into your decision-making: alcohol. We suggest trying one of these 13 restaurants where you can maximize inexpensive fine dining and bring your own bottle.