The Rocky racing trend started in 2013 when a Philly Mag article retracing the Italian Stallion’s 30-plus-mile route in “Rocky II” went viral. An actual race through the streets of Philadelphia along that exact route followed, to great acclaim. So why is it that there's another "Rocky"-related run that doesn't follow any of the boxer's steps? Short answer: Because Rocky. We looked into why and how city has two Rocky runs.
Six weeks. That’s how long until we get to sip beers beneath the giant fermenters at the new Yards Brewing tasting room at Fifth and Spring Garden. Ok, that’s if things continue to go relatively according to schedule, of which there’s no guarantee. But Tom Kehoe, Yards president and founder, is willing to peg “mid-November” as the likely timeframe for when the consumer-facing part of the new facility might open to the public. Here are the details about what it looks like now and what it should look like when it's ready to open
Forget everything you remember about the dowdy food court at The Bourse. The company that bought the historic building on Independence Mall is in the process of renovating it and turning it into a hot food hall that will appeal to tourists and locals alike. Of the 30-plus vendors that'll serve food and drink there, one of the most exciting is Baby Buns, a brand new fast-casual concept from "Top Chef" star and Maison 208 chef Sylva Senat. Find out more about it and nine of the other purveyors here.
On many Philly campuses, including Temple's, smoking is permitted only at a certain distance from buildings. But Temple, Lincoln and Cheyney are considering banning smoking entirely, following success at Community College of Philadelphia. In fact, Lincoln will begin enforcing its ban — and fines — starting in January. About 40 percent of American universities have a smoking ban, according to this Philly.com article. Drexel and La Salle are already on board. And with grant money for research, Temple and others may not be far behind.
Two years after frankfurter aficionado Keith Garabedian shuttered his South Street storefront, his hot dog creations are making a one-night return at Stockyard. Look for the Cincinnati Skyline Dog (chili, house three-cheese sauce, onions, scallions), the Seattle Grunge Dog (whipped garlic cream cheese, red onion, scallions, tomatoes), corn dogs and "beanie weanies" baked beans with crispy onions. Beer tastings by Naked Brewing to go along.
Where: Stockyard Philly at 1541 Spring Garden St. 19130
When: October 4, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
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Known over the last few centuries for gambling, dueling, shipwrecks and fuel storage, Petty Island is now on its way to becoming a state park, and you can help with the transformation. A shoreline cleanup is scheduled for this weekend, and open to volunteers ages 12 and older who want to improve the island between Fishtown and New Jersey. You have to register in advance if you want to attend, and only then will you be given instructions on how to access the island.
Did you take the BuzzFeed "Choose some fall things and we'll tell you which Taylor Swift song you're most like" quiz? Yeah, a Philly college student wrote that. A handful of quizzes designed in Wharton's Advertising Management class were accepted to BuzzFeed, and the Taylor Swift one received more than 300,000 views. "We’re young girls. We know about Taylor Swift, and we know about pumpkin spice lattes and how there are fall 'basic' things," one of the winning students said. So which Taylor were you? Red Taylor? You were probably Red Taylor.