Philadelphia

Philly preps for the big game

The Eagles are in Minnesota getting ready for the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 4. But the rest of us back in Philly are just as affected by their every move as the city gears up for the big game.   To keep residents in the loop on the weekend of the Super Bowl, the office of Mayor Jim Kenney...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 6:14pm

WTF is a 'tech spa?'

No, a "tech spa" isn’t where your iPhone and Apple watch go to take a much needed break from you, but rather a place you can go in the city for fast, effective skin treatments that fit into your busy schedule. 3000BC, a premier spa in Chestnut Hill, is celebrating their 25 years in...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 5:10pm

PSPCA 'underdog' pups show Eagles support

The Eagles have been considered underdogs this season for a variety of reasons, but heading into Sunday's Super Bowl the team and their fans have embraced the term with dog masks and dogs on T-shirts. Now real, adoptable dogs from the PSPCA are returning the favor by wearing custom Eagles gear...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 4:02pm

Eat carrot cake for a good cause at Ocean Prime

National Carrot Cake Day is this Saturday, Feb. 3 and to celebrate, Philadelphia’s Ocean Prime is donating $1 from every slice sold of their signature Ten Layer Carrot Cake to No Kid Hungry. The ultra decadent dessert includes 10 layers of carrot cake slathered with cream cheese icing. To...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 1:26pm

Where to get takeout for the 2018 Super Bowl in Philly

If the thought of a more chill 2018 Super Bowl experience appeals to you, perhaps you should just have a party and order takeout for your closest friends. After all, jam-packed bars aren’t for everyone. Lucky for you, some of Philadelphia’s most delicious restaurants are offering Super...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 12:21pm

No tailgating at the Super Bowl

Tailgating is sacred to Eagles fans: drinking beers and barbecuing outside the Linc before an Eagles game is for some fans as much of a part of the tradition as the sport itself. But come Super Bowl LII in Minnesota, there won't be any tailgating around the stadium allowed. "No, this...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 10:34am

Eagles fan explains why she's boycotting the Super Bowl

From the season-ending injury of quarterback Carson Wentz to their improbable run to the Super Bowl, the 2017 NFL season has been marked by a series of unexpected highs and lows for Philadelphia Eagles fans. But before all that, the biggest story in the NFL surrounded another quarterback, former...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 8:20am

Want to be part of 'local control' of Philly schools?

UPDATE: After this story was originally published, the city extended the deadline until Feb. 7. As of that date some 500 people had applied to join the new Board of Education, they said. If you have a hankering to work on questions of educational policy in Philadelphia, the deadline to apply to...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 7:56am

Eagles won't confirm parade date, 'don't want to jinx it'

Rumors are swirling that the city of Philadelphia has already picked a day for a post-Super Bowl parade, but the city is denying them, saying officials don't want to jinx the championship game. Philly sports blog Crossing Broad says Wednesday, Feb. 7, has tentatively been picked for the day of...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 2:49pm

Eat like an Insider: Chef Caitlin Rorer of Keen

Chef Caitlin Rorer has little time for sleep these days as co-owner of the newly opened Keen with her husband Chris Rorer. The New Jersey native has been living in Philly for the past 10 years, where she studied at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College. “Restaurant life is in my blood...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 2:04pm

Where to watch the 2018 Super Bowl in Philly

Can you believe it? The Eagles are playing the Super Bowl! Whether you’re a football fan or not, supporting the home team is a must this weekend as they make history. With parties happening all over the city, you have plenty of options to make the 2018 Super Bowl one to remember. Here are our...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 12:06pm

Eagles pep rally scheduled for Reading Terminal today

Everyone is getting in on Eagles fever. With just four days to go to the big game, Philadelphia will host an official Super Bowl pep rally for the Eagles Wednesday afternoon at Reading Terminal in Center City. Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke, Reading Terminal merchants and...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:35am

15 fun things to do in Philly this weekend

FOOD & DRINK Redcrest Opening Feb. 1, 5 p.m. Redcrest Fried Chicken 1525 S. 11th St. redcrestfriedchicken.com Pay as you go East Passyunk Avenue welcomes a fried chicken restaurant to its growing scene, offering up a signature buttermilk blend of chicken and a spicy Thai red-...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:55am

Super Bowl fever leads to ‘Museum Bowl’

In one especially surprising example, the mild-mannered curators and art installers who staff the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) were a little out of their element when they donned Birds regalia under the snow on Tuesday to sing the Eagles fight song from the famed front stairs of their historic...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 5:03pm

Human trafficking in Philly hidden in 'massage parlors,' report says

A lack of laws regulating "massage parlor" businesses in states like Pennsylvania and New Jersey have allowed them to become a growing industry that could serve as a cover for human trafficking, a new report says. A new report from Polaris, an anti-human trafficking organization,...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:37pm

Covenant House gears up for their next Sleep Out

Looking to party with a purpose? Head over to Yards Brewery tomorrow night for the Yards Social hosted by Covenant House Pennsylvania, which runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. For $25, guests will enjoy an open bar and light refreshments as well as learn more about Covenant House’s annual Sleep Out...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:03pm

Community Spotlight: WXPN Musicians On Call

Musicians On Call is on a mission to heal through the power of music. While the organization began in New York City, the member-supported radio service of University of Pennsylvania, WXPN, forged a partnership to extend the program to the Philadelphia region in 2004. Since then, over 105,000...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 12:29pm

Like the Eagles, this hoagie will ‘crush faces’

Planning a Super Bowl party? If you’re looking for something one-of-a-kind to add to the menu, consider placing an order for Stockyard Sandwich Co.’s JagerMonster. It’s a 30-inch hoagie packed to the gills with everyone’s favorite Super Bowl eats, including braised beef,...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:59am

Off-duty detective kills driver who ran over pedestrian in South Philly

An off-duty police detective fatally shot a driver on Monday morning after the man ran a pedestrian over. The driver, 31, who has not been identified, had allegedly been reported driving erratically by a bike cop in the area not long before he chased down and struck a pedestrian intentionally with...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:38am

Philly v. Boston: A rivalry as old as the United States

At the dawn of the nation, Philadelphia and Boston were fairly similar cities. Nerve centers of trade and of the growing movement for independence, each was an integral setting for many of the key moments of American Revolutionary history. Two-and-a-half centuries later, the two could not be more...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 9:24am