Newsletter for Friday, March 18
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
A sure sign of spring? This West Philly apricot tree is in bloom. Photo via @treephilly on Instagram.
YES, IT’S SUPPOSED TO SNOW THIS WEEKEND
Time for a good group cry. Thanks to a nor’easter taking shape, we can expect snow coming our way this weekend and accumulations could actually happen. Meteorologists at 6ABC report our area could be hit with either rain or wet snow during the day Sunday that will transition into just the white stuff heading into Sunday evening. How much will we get? Probably a couple inches, tops.
HOW AND WHERE PHILLY LIKES TO EAT
Food is a big deal in Philly. The city regularly ranks among the best in the city for restaurants, and staples like cheesesteaks and roast pork sandwiches are world famous. But are there patterns to how we eat? To what kind of restaurants have survived, and where they’re concentrated? Using data from Yelp and neighborhood organizations, we looked at 11 areas that feature large numbers of places to buy your next meal.
Watch the Temple Owls as they take on Iowa in the first round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Division I Championship on the big screen in the middle of the square.
Where: One Commerce Square at 2001 Market Street
When: March 18, 2016 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free to watch, pay-as-you-go food and drink
BILLY PENN LIKES
NYC-BASED POLITICAL MAG WANTS TO WIN HARRISBURG
The combination of Philadelphia’s union and advocacy culture, Harrisburg’s long legislative session and the upcoming Democratic National Convention proved to be irresistible to Tom Allon, the CEO of City & State, who’s been looking to enter a second market. Combine those things with proximity to Gotham, and Allon was convinced: The Keystone State would be the next to see a version of his City & State. Here’s what their Pennsylvania staff will look like, and when things will start happening here.
THE VERY PHILLY STORY BEHIND THE SHAMROCK SHAKE
Did you know the Shamrock Shake was once lemon-lime flavored? And that the Philadelphia Eagles and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia helped turn it into a runaway success? This is the story of the very Philly connection between the fast food chain’s signature seasonal minty shake and one of the most recognized charities in America.