San Diego is 0-3 for the first time since Chargers QB Philip Rivers was in college. It's silly to say they're due for a win, but with two last-second losses so far this season, they're probably the best 0-3 team in the league, and that includes the Giants team the Birds squeaked by last week. Plus, the Eagles are mediocre on the west coast and they've been oddly poor in Game 4. Plus, Doug Pederson's record on the road is...not good. Oh, and Fletcher Cox is hurt. The Eagles are probably still the better team, but a lot is conspiring against us. Don't agree? Fake (sports) news? Check out the facts here.
Cheu Fishtown opened six months later than it was originally supposed to. Wiz Kid was eight months late. Tria Wine Garden was supposed to open this summer, but now won't be ready until next spring. These delays aren't surprising — a restaurant missing its target launch date is more common than not. But why? Here's a mini explainer detailing all the moving parts, and why it's so tough to bring them all together.
The March to End Rape Culture brought activists and survivors out in big crowds to Thomas Paine Plaza on Saturday, where speakers talked about the issues surrounding normalizing sexual assault and abuse. Members and supporters of Take Back the Night, PAVE (Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment) Philly, Project Safe and Black & Brown Workers Collective were all there, per a Fox29 report, and people carried signs with slogans like "Dick is best after a YES" and "Still not asking for it!" There was also a contingent of counter-protesters, who waved messages like "Women belong in the kitchen," "You promote rape" and "Homos go to hell."
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Experienced muralist Parris Stancell is leading weekly art-making workshops, and people of all ages can drop by any Monday morning through the end of the year to take part. The work will inspire a mural that will be installed in the Kensington neighborhood. All experience levels welcome.
Where: Kensington Storefront at 2774 Kensington Ave. 19134
When: October 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
How much: Free
Eric Smith was one of the first editors of Visit Philly's popular blog Uwishunu and he co-founded tech-gaming-art blog Geekadelphia. He then became an author (Textual Healing; Geek's Guide to Dating; Inked) and recently left Philly to start a family. He's back for a night to talk about Welcome Home, an anthology of adoption-themed fictional short stories for which he was editor.
Where: Head House Books at 619 S. 2nd St. 19147
When: October 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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
Bring your best friend, significant other, new love interest or just someone you like to hang out with for a "couples" night intro to bartending workshop (the class is designed for pairs of two). Learn how to use bartending tools to make three specialty drinks with a variety of garnishes and mixers. There's also games, trivia competition, prizes, giveaways and raffles. 21+, advance tickets required.
Where: The King's Cabinet at 520 N. Delaware Ave., Suite 301, 19123
When: October 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $20 per person
The Heinz National Wildlife Refuge near the airport is hosting a pop-up archery session where anyone interested in becoming a Robin Hood can drop by and learn to shoot arrows. Certified instructors will teach the basics, and families are welcome (age 10 and up) with no registration or equipment required.
Where: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum at 8601 Lindbergh Blvd. 19153
When: October 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
How much: Free