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Eat Like an Insider: Chris Younge of The Little Lion

If you’re a fan of big, hearty mind-blowing meals, then you’re probably already familiar with The Little Lion in Old City, which is known for staple items like their red velvet french toast and buttermilk fried chicken. Owner Chris Younge is a big fan of Philly’s food scene...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 3:48pm

Oyster Ice Cream?

This Saturday, Oct. 21, celebrated Philadelphia seafood and raw bar spot, Oyster House, will be doing a special all-day menu of local oysters. There will be six varieties shucked throughout the day, all coming from local bodies of water and chosen personally by owner, Sam Mink. Oysters will be...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:44pm

There’s a new Sixers-inspired beer

Big Sixers fan? Then you must be excited to kick off the 2017-2018 season tonight against the Washington Wizards. While the game should be enough to look forward to, you can make the experience even better by sipping  a new Sixers-inspired beer. Yes, that’s right. The folks at...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:47am

Scofflaw raccoon spotted in PATCO without paying fare

Watch out, PATCO commuters. A raccoon has recently been spotted in one of the New Jersey-to-Philly transit lines' stations in Center City. PATCO revealed the presence of the raccoon themselves on Twitter early Monday. PLEASE NOTE: We're aware of this furry fare evader at 8th Street....

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 7:01pm

SEPTA employees square off at annual rodeo

A team of SEPTA employees who won the 2017 SEPTA Rail Rodeo on Saturday, Oct. 14 will now be headed to the 2018 International American Public Transit Association (APTA) Rail Rodeo Competition in Denver, Colorado. SEPTA rail operators, conductors and engineers tested their skills as they...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 5:46pm

What are the 'rattiest' cities in the US?

Autumn is many people’s favorite season, but fall isn’t just all about picturesque pumpkin patches, apple cider and cozy sweaters — it's also a time for rat infestations. With the change in temperature comes an increase in vermin invasions, according to Orkin. The...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 5:23pm

Here are the nominees for the 2017 Barrymore Awards

The stars of Philadelphia’s Theatre scene will shine bright at the 2017 Barrymore Awards, taking place on Monday, Oct. 30 at the Merriam Theater. There are 27 separate categories for awards this year, including the life achievement award, which will be awarded to Penelope Reed. The...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 3:27pm

PHOTOS: Starfinder’s Cocktails with a Kick 2017

Last week, law firm Cozen O’Connor hosted Cocktails with a Kick 2017 to raise money for the Starfinder Foundation. Founded in 2002, Starfinder inspires kids from underserved communities to achieve success through their soccer, educational and personal development programs. The foundation...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 12:00pm

Three critical pieces of Philly’s Vision Zero Action Plan

The city of Philadelphia released its Vision Zero Action Plan on Thursday, Sept. 28. It outlines actions that will make Philadelphia a better, safer place to travel, and comes after several years of advocacy from outside groups, including the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. The...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 5:05am

Diversity dust-up: startups networker canned over 'whitesplaining'

A woman who led a network for Philly entrepreneurs has lost her job after being accused of "whitesplaining" and crying during a panel discussion on minorities in tech. Yuval Yarden, the former executive director of the Philly Startup Leaders (PSL) group, a networking organization, has...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 5:44pm

SEPTA bringing back 'Hub of Hope' for homeless

In winter of 2015, advocates for the homeless from Project HOME had to fight to keep open the "Hub of Hope," a one-stop services center in Suburban Station located inside a tiny storefront space and owned by a private landlord. But now a newer, permanent Hub of Hope is in the pipeline,...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 5:28pm

This local comedian started a board game called Chardonnay Go

Love board games? Love wine? Then you’ll definitely be a fan of local comedian Dena Blizzard’s new game, Chardonnay Go. The concept began as a viral video spoofing Pokemon Go where 45-year-old mom raced around her neighborhood to find glasses of Chardonnay instead of Pokemon. “...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 4:27pm

Safian & Rudolph is giving away a diamond engagement ring

It is said that the best things in life are free and in the case of getting hitched, your engagement ring could be free, thanks to Safian & Rudolph on Jeweler’s Row, owned by Hy Goldberg and his son, Rich. Located at the corner of 7th and Sansom Street, in the oldest jewelry district in...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 2:13pm

'Nightmare' in North Philly daycare led to infant's death, family says

When you check your child in at daycare, you are leaving them in a stranger's care. And sometimes, tragically, in a nightmare. In the case of 10-month old Jacera Counts, who fell ill sick a daycare in North Philly in December 2015, medical care was just steps away: across the street at Temple...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 5:03am

John McCain to get Liberty Medal in Philly

U.S. Sen. John McCain will receive the Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Monday. He was announced as this year's recipient of the prestigious award on July 6 – just two weeks before he publicly announced that he had been diagnosed with brain...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 5:54pm

Fall Cocktails to try in the Philadelphia region

While kids are all about eating their weight in Halloween candy, grownups prefer to sip on cocktails that taste like it. With the colder weather setting in, cocktails in the Philadelphia region have become a little more seasonal and a little more indulgent. From smoky concoctions to over-the-top...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 5:39pm

Protesters to meet Rick Perry in Philly

President Donald Trump's secretary of energy Rick Perry, who previously called for the abolition of that very department, will be in Philadelphia on Friday morning to speak with energy industry leaders at a forum. The forum, "Reliable Resources: Finding Energy Stability in an...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 5:14pm

Moldy school in Germantown to remain closed during repairs

A Germantown elementary school will remain closed Friday and possibly longer until a mold problem in the school's walls is fixed, the School District of Philadelphia announced Thursday. Mold was discovered at John B. Kelley Elementary School on Wednesday, and the school was promptly shut down...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 4:58pm

The Sidecar Bar & Grille makes brunch more kid-friendly

Brunch is typically associated with twentysomethings recovering from hangovers with decadent food and even more decadent cocktails (the hair of the dog, you know?). The Sidecar Bar & Grille has decided to shake up that conception entirely, however, by making brunch an experience for the whole...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 12:50pm

Ditching cash bail would save city millions, Butkovitz says

Law enforcement agencies from Washington, D.C., and New Jersey to California are currently exploring the possibility of eliminating the cash bail system, and it has been proposed in Philly by Democratic candidate for DA Larry Krasner. Now Controller Alan Butkovitz has come out in favor of the...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 12:50pm