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FOOD & DRINK Brews and Bites June 16, 4 p.m. Pennsbury Manor 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrisville pennsburymanor.org $25 Conveniently timed with Father’s Day, this sixth annual edition of Brews and Bites, held along the Delaware River waterfront, featuring breweries...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:37am

Burger King changes its name to Pancake King

In an apparent social media jab to IHOP (International House of Pancakes), which recently rebranded itself to IHOb (International House of Burgers), popular burger chain Burger King has changed its name to Pancake King. On Monday, IHOP made the big announcement that they were changing their name...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 9:28am

Historic Queen Village black cemetery to get memorial

Some 3,000 to 5,000 African-Americans were buried in a small cemetery belonging to the historic Bethel AME Church between 1810 and 1864. But after the church sold the land in 1899, it was turned into a park, Weccacoe Playground in Queen Village, at which children played for decades without knowing...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 5:48pm

Luke’s Lobster is giving away free lobster rolls

Luke’s Lobster is giving away free lobster rolls on National Lobster Day on June 15, but there’s one “catch” — you have to wear a Canadian tuxedo. What is a Canadian tuxedo exactly? It’s when you wear denim pants and a denim shirt — denim on denim, if you...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 4:17pm

Philly's government bookkeeping among worst in country, Rhynhart says

Philadelphia City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart, six months into office, released her first major report on overall bookkeeping within Philadelphia city government on Tuesday. Sadly, it seems the books have problems that rank among the worst nationwide, Rhynhart found. Rhynhart's report on...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 3:26pm

Here’s the full menu at Sandler’s on 9th

Want to get a sneak peek of the menu at Sandler’s on 9th? The restaurant, located at 834 Chestnut St.,  will open to the public on Monday, June 25 for breakfast and lunch. While we haven’t tried anything yet, we’ve seen pictures and even got access to the full menu ahead of...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 2:31pm

PHOTOS: The Great Chefs Event 2018

On Saturday, June 9, The Great Chefs Event 2018 was held for its thirteenth year at Urban Outfitters Headquarters. Hosted by Philly chef Marc Vetri, the annual event raises money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, an organization dedicated to curing childhood cancer. Over 40 chefs from...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

Here’s what we know about Sandler’s on 9th

Sandler’s on 9th is about to shake up your restaurant opens at 9th and Chestnut in Center City. The brainchild of owner, Paul “Paulie” Sandler, it will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving American comfort cuisine. “This is a location that’s 40 years...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:30am

Community Spotlight: Thy Kingdom Crumb

At Carson Wentz’s charity softball game on June 1, he unveiled a new project undertaken by his AO1 Foundation — a food truck called Thy Kingdom Crumb. “When we launched the foundation, Carson and I had several conversations about our mission,” says Zach Wentz, Carson’...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:02pm

Trans woman arrested trying to burn 'Blue Lives Matter' flag at Philly Pride

A trans woman from New Jersey was arrested during the Philadelphia Pride Parade for allegedly trying to burn a pro-cop "Blue Lives Matter" flag at 12th and Locust streets. ReeAnna Segin, 18, of Woodbine, NJ, was arrested for "attempting to set a thin blue line American Flag on fire...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 8:43pm

After Starbucks incident, Philly police get new trespassing policy

What's now known as "the Starbucks incident'" put Philadelphia in the national spotlight – in a bad way. Outrage over the April arrest of two black men for simply sitting in a Starbucks coffee shop in Rittenhouse Square is still being felt across the nation, but here in...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 5:40pm

The Four Seasons Hotel at Comcast Center hosted a fitness pop-up event

The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel at Comcast Center hosted a fitness pop-up event outdoors on Saturday, June 9 in celebration of Global Wellness Day. It began with a 9 a.m. workout with personal trainer Steve Hoffman. Vibrational sound therapist, Susan Gwaltney also immersed attendees in a sound...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 2:30pm

Philly woman wanted in shoplifting killed while allegedly driving at cop

A Philly woman allegedly wanted for shoplifting was fatally shot and killed by a South Jersey police officer who she was allegedly driving towards in an SUV. LaShanda Anderson, 36, was unarmed and driving a car when around 3:45 p.m. on June 9 when she was fatally shot by police a strip mall near...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 11:46am

The Boardwalk, the beaches, the CRDA and you

You can talk about Atlantic City in terms of erecting casinos Hard Rock and Ocean Resort, or opening hot spots such as the Anchor Rock Club. And you will. But, for all the building and confidence in the new AC, something not to be ignored is this shore town’s given, gorgeous amenities,...

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 8:22pm

Gunmen opens fire in North Philadelphia crowd injuring 5

North Philadelphia Police are investigating a shooting on Saturday night that left 4 adults and 1 child injured.  According to eyewitnesses and those injured in the Philly shooting, at least four gunmen shot into a crowd of people on June 9 around 11 p.m. “Everybody was just outside...

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 1:10pm

Philadelphia Police enforce summer curfew for youth

With the summer months about to begin, Philadelphia Police have reinstated a city-wide curfew for minors. A curfew for Philly youth was put back in place this past Friday, June 8 with a focus on the South Street corridor. A location that has become a hot bed of crime and violence over the years...

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 11:32am

Philly food industry reacts to Anthony Bourdain’s death

Anthony Bourdain, beloved chef, travel host and author, was found dead this morning in France and CNN later confirmed the cause of death as suicide. The loss of such a larger-than-life figure has sent shockwaves throughout the food world and beyond, as Bourdain inspired millions of people to be...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 1:49pm

PECO's plant clippings make tasty snack for Zoo animals

The 1,300-plus animal inhabitants of the Philadelphia Zoo eat a lot. But now some 300 pounds a week of their food will be fresh clippings from around Philadelphia that have recently been trimmed away from power lines by PECO. As part of a Zoo-PECO sustainability partnership called "Browse,...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 12:14pm

Have you heard about the new Wawa location coming to South Street?

There’s going to be a new Wawa location on South Street, according to Philly.com. It will be located at 9th and South, next to the Whole Foods and taking up the space that was formerly occupied by the Yoga Garden and that is currently occupied by a nail salon and frozen yogurt shop. Philly....

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 10:19am

Lincoln Drive announces new road closures for $12 million renovation

Lincoln Drive, loaded with potholes and rampant speeding on its 25 mph, four-lane route winding through Northwest Philadelphia before connecting to the suburbs, is one of Philadelphia's most-used roads, and also one of its most harrowing for out-of-towners to drive. But now traffic on Lincoln...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 5:39pm