Newsletter for Sunday, February 7
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
The sign is back at the Divine Lorraine…and there’s a person on top of the sign; photo via @rocco_g on Instagram.
WHERE TO GET CHINATOWN’S BEST, FROM A NEIGHBORHOOD NATIVE
Albert Lee thinks Chinatown is underappreciated. “People in Philly have a hard-on for Fishtown right now, or East Passyunk,” he said, “But nobody thinks anyone lives in Chinatown.” The native of the neighborhood is on a mission to change that, and to get Philadelphians delving a little deeper, he offered a list of some of his favorite places to find Chinatown culinary classics. Here’s where to find the best skewers, pork buns, congee, seafood, duck and more.
TEMPLE SNOW SWASTIKA: SURVEILLANCE IMAGES RELEASED
On Friday, a Temple student spotted a swastika and a racial slur (the “n word”) drawn into snow left on a car near campus and shared a photo on social media that went viral. Temple University Police are getting serious about finding out who’s responsible, and have released surveillance video that clearly shows three “persons of interest” in the case. Know who these guys are? Get in touch.
WHAT CHALLENGES FACE REP. CHAKA FATTAH IN HIS RE-ELCTION BID?
Rep. Chaka Fattah, who’s in the process of fighting for his freedom in court and simultaneously running for re-election, hasn’t faced an opponent in a primary race for his second district congressional seat since first winning it in 1994. That’s not the case this year. Does he still have the political, personal and financial wherewithal to run in a competitive Democratic primary? We take a look at the challenges he’s facing.
ON THE CALENDAR
'Liberty's Nemesis: The Unchecked Expansion of the State' brings together the Federalist Society's Dean Reuter, legal scholar John Yoo, Center for Equal Opportunity president Linda Chavez and others for a discussion about why government bloat is a threat to freedom.
Where: National Constitution Center at 525 Arch St. 19106
When: February 8, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
How much: Free; registration recommended
You might still be able to snag reservations for Ben Puchowitz' special Chinese New Year menu, for which the chef is harking back to his days at Matyson to offer a four-course tasting menu for just $35, full of dumplings, fish, duck and sponge cake.
Where: Bing Bing Dim Sum at 1648 E. Passyunk Ave. 19148
When: February 8, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $35
Valentine's Day or not, chocolate and wine are a great pairing. Join the Berley brothers as they present special house chocolates along with a flight of vintages that complement the sweets. Tickets required; take-home boxes of chocolates available on site for $12.
Where: Panorama at 14 N. Front St. 19106
When: February 9, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $35
When done right, beer cocktails offer the best of both worlds, and this is your chance to try a half dozen of them. A group of pros will mix drinks using Founders and Left Hand brews, then judges and the audience will decide on a winner. Act quick to get free tix.
Where: U-Bahn at 1320 Chestnut St. 19107
When: February 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: $10 at the door or register for one of 100 free tickets
As part of its African American History Month programming, the Free Library is showing 'Glory,' the 1989 movie about the first black regiment to fight in the civil war.
Where: Welsh Road Branch Library at 9233 Roosevelt Blvd. 19114
When: February 10, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free