Today the 6-1 Eagles host the 0-7 San Francisco 49ers. It's a trap game if there ever was one for the first-place Birds. The Niners got blown out last week by Dallas, but in the five weeks before last, they lost each game by just three points or less. The Eagles are Super Bowl favorites in the NFC now, but that doesn't mean this game will be easy, especially with the weather looking bleak. We ran through 5 ways the Eagles can avoid the trap game.
Break out the boots and scarves, autumn is finally here. Fall foliage is about to break out, and the even better news is you don't have to get in a car to see it. Thanks to help from readers and the experts at Parks & Rec's TreePhilly program, we got the skinny on where to leaf-peep right here in the city limits. Take a look at our guide to eight of the prettiest fall trees in Philly.
Philly Mag breaks down the local findings from a new report on the status of women in leadership by The Forum of Executive Women (PDF). Although there were slightly more women holding board seats in 2016 than 2011, it's still only 16 percent of the total, and only five regional companies have women CEOs. That probably ties into why only 11 percent of women in the region are top earners at their companies. One of the slight encouraging findings is the number of what the report calls "no-to-yes" companies — those that used to have zero women on boards and now have at least one — has gone up. But only by a bit.
One year ago today, Kitchen Confidential author and general food and travel world celeb Anthony Bourdain was in Philly for a standup show, and Billy Penn caught him for an interview. Said the outspoken TV star about Philadelphia: "There's no city quite like it." Here's what else Bourdain talked about during his visit, including the rise of vegan cuisine and how much he loves Zahav.
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Joe Beddia, owner of Pizzeria Bedia and author of the perfect-pies-at-home cookbook Pizza Camp, is doing an a la carte guest menu at his brother-in-law's Fabric Row restaurant. There's a catch, of sorts: There will not be any pizza. Instead, look for smoked sardine and grass-fed cheesesteak hoagies, plus pizza-esque dishes like lasagna and tomato pie.
Where: Hungry Pigeon at 743 S. 4th St. 19147
When: October 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
If you're not tied up chaperoning little ones around on Halloween night, continue the partying from the weekend at this hard cider fest in Fishtown. Guest chefs including those from Stargazy, Vernick and the Good King Tavern will contribute to a special menu designed to go with lots of interesting and unique apple booze on tap and in bottles. Dress up if you want, or just come as you are.
Where: Kensington Quarters at 1310 Kensington Quarters
When: October 31, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
This petite restaurant is kind of hidden away behind Logan Square, so you might not have had the chance to check out the unique array of Egyptian foods it offers. Here's the perfect opportunity: a special prix-fixe menu that lest you sample an app, entree, dessert and Egyptian mint tea for just $25 per person. Bonus: Everything is vegan (though you wouldn't know it) and it's BYOB.
Where: Aya's Cafe at 2129 Arch St. 19103
When: November 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $25
As director of public affairs at Uber, Jason Post works with elected and appointed officials as well as third-party groups to achieve Uber’s mission "to make transportation reliable and efficient." The former journalist and member of the Bloomberg administration in NYC is a Penn grad, hence the reason he's returning for this talk. Free with RSVP.
Where: Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, Room 213 at 3620 Locust Walk 19104
When: November 2, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
How much: Free with RSVP
Telling stories of the lives lived by the victims of gun violence is the goal of "Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence," a new show by 25 local artists, each paired with families or friends of victims in Philadelphia. After the opening night reception with music and speakers, the exhibition continues throughout the month of November.
Where: Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill at 8855 Germantown Ave. 19118
When: November 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free