Newsletter for Monday, Feb. 15
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Cotton candy skies over Washington Avenue Pier during Sunday’s sunset; photo via @phillylovenotes and @leisheehan on Instagram.
GOODBYE, SINGLE-DIGIT TEMPS
Today’s high temperature will be above freezing. Remember what that feels like? Judging by the National Weather Service’s forecast for this week, it’s safe to ditch the extra layers and wear the normal amount of holy-crap-it’s-cold attire. NBC10 even has us in the mid-50s Tuesday, which is going to feel downright balmy. It is still February, though, so we can’t have nice things yet. Expect some snow/rain mix today and heavy rain tomorrow. But at least the single digit temperatures are gone for the week.
THIS IS YOUR VERY LAST CHANCE TO SKATE AT LOVE PARK
LOVE Park is getting a long-awaited, much-needed makeover, but skateboarders have one last day in the park to channel their inner Edmund Bacon before demolition crews get in there. The city lifted its skateboarding ban last week, because who cares if those damn skateboarders damage stuff at this point, right? Crowds have been gathering at the park since then, as seen in this NewsWorks photo essay, for one last chance to skate through the park. If skateboarding in LOVE Park is on your bucket list, cross it off today because the renovations begin tomorrow.
What do you get when you griddle grass-fed beef from Kensington Quarters, top it with Sly Fox IPA gouda cheese sauce and toss it on a Ba Le hoagie roll? Maybe not a classic cheesesteak, but something very tasty.
Where: Garage at 1231 E. Passyunk Ave. 19147
When: February 15, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go ($10 per Friz Wit)
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HOW TO GET MARRIED (CHEAP!) AT THE PENN MUSEUM
Did you know the Penn Museum, home to incredible antiquities from around the globe, is also a pretty great spot for quick weekday weddings with a very reasonable $500 price tag? Called the Simple and Sweet, the deal comes with a few restrictions: There’s a 45-minute time limit, the bride and groom can’t have more than 35 guests, and the offer is only available between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. There are several galleries and meeting spaces to choose from. And considering that the average Philadelphia wedding costs $44,000, this deal is an intriguing alternative to City Hall.
ICYMI: CRAFT BEER POPS UP AT STRIP CLUBS
Penn’s Port Pub, the longshoreman’s gentleman’s club, offers some non-big-brew titles alongside its Miller Lite: Think Yards and Flying Fish Lager. It isn’t alone. A quarter mile up Columbus Boulevard, a recently installed LED signboard in front of Club Risque has messages like, “Multiple Craft Beers!” and “Craft Beer To Go!” scrolling in huge rainbow letters. And at nearby Show & Tel, which transitions from full bar during the week to BYOB on the weekends, manager Michael Lasater has noticed more and more customers bringing in things like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Stone Arrogant Bastard. Here’s what’s behind the trend.