Newsletter for Tuesday, April 7
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Yesterday was Opening Day! The Phillies still lost though. Photo via @billy_penn on Instagram, and you really should already be following us there.
THE BEST EXCUSES FOR OPENING DAY AT CITIZENS BANK PARK
Monday afternoon provided a perfect Philadelphia day for baseball, one that begged you to leave your job for a few hours — if you had the right excuse. While most people used a vacation day so they could cheer the Phils, some people decided to play hooky the old-fashioned way, concocting a great excuse. So Billy Penn went to Citizens Bank Park to soak in some sun for a couple hours and discover the excellent lies people were telling their bosses so they could maintain the tradition of Opening Day.
ISO THE NEXT LEADERS IN THE ARTS
Wanted: A few good artists (of all stripes). The intent of Billy Penn’s “Who’s Next” series is to highlight some of the most dynamic people working to shape our city every day. Our goal is to identify and track the next generation of leaders and influencers. We started with politics, and our next steps were community leaders, startup leaders, chefs and restaurateurs and teachers and education leaders. Up next: Who’s the generation to watch among Philly’s artists? To nominate someone for Billy Penn‘s Who’s Next: The Arts list, click here — or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Who’s Next: Teachers and Education Leaders” in the subject line.
TO DO: LEARN ABOUT THE STATE OF THE CITY (WITH DRINKS)
WHAT: A conversation with the Pew Charitable Trusts about their report, feat. Larry Eichel
WHERE: Pipeline Philly, 30 S. 15th Street, 15th floor
WHEN: 6-8 PM
HOW MUCH: Free
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CHIP KELLY, COLE HAMELS AND THE PHANATIC: INTRODUCING OUR SPORTS EMOJI
There’s been one thing missing in the vast amount of coverage of Philly sports — What do the main characters’ emoji look like? Just think: The next text about Chip Kelly’s trades would look so much better with the emoji there, right? So with that in mind, Billy Penn designer Jayna Wallace created our inaugural list of sports emoji.
15 PLACES TO EAT OUTSIDE NOW THAT IT’S WARM
Before the turn of the millennium, there were very few Philly restaurants with outdoor seating. Pioneers like Bridget Foy’s, London Grill and Rouge had to work City Council to get special ordinances passed in order to make their streetside tables legal. These days, the permitting process is much easier, which means there’s great sidewalk dining all over the city. If you’re looking to freshen up your al fresco itinerary, take note of these 15 new places to eat outside this season.