2 hours ago

Rittenhouse's Poutine Shop, Shoo Fry, is Coming Along, Slowly But Surely

...by "summer's end"? Well owner Matt Baiada was half-right: the Shoo Fry at 132 South 17th Street (the old Underdogs space) in Rittenhouse Square should be open come mid-September. Baiada tells...

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The location taking over the former East Girard Gastropub at 200 East Girard Avenue "is probably going to end up [opening] in November or December. Everything is just taking a lot longer than expected. Hoping to have permits back any day so we can get construction going there."

    Rittenhouse's Poutine Shop, Shoo Fry, is Coming Along, Slowly But Surely
    Remember a few months ago when Eater told you about the poutinery, Shoo Fry, opening two locations - one in Rittenhouse, the other in Fishtown - by "summer's end"? Well owner Matt Baiada was half-right: the Shoo Fry at 132 South 17th Street (the old Underdogs space) in Rittenhouse Square should be open come mid-September.
    http://philly.eater.com

6 hours ago

Owner Of Italian Restaurant In Phila. Was Visiting Italian Hometown When Earthquake Struck

They are part of the team that runs Gran Caffe L’Aquila, near 17th and Chestnut.

    Owner Of Italian Restaurant In Phila. Was Visiting Italian Hometown When Earthquake Struck
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - One of the owners of an Italian restaurant in Philadelphia, known for its gelato, was visiting his hometown, just south of the epicenter, when the earthquake hit central Italy. Stefano Biasini was visiting his family in the Abruzzo region of Italy, 30-miles south of the devastated villages, according to Gran Caffe L'Aquila partner Riccardo Longo.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

7 hours ago

We finally got a Slip & Slide in Philly, and a Zip Line at the same time

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...Recently the former Piazza underwent a name change to The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons (1001 N 2nd St), so this was one of the first events to happen under the new moniker, and...

    We finally got a Slip & Slide in Philly, and a Zip Line at the same time | Philly Chit Chat
    August 24, 2016 by HughE Dillon We finally got a Slip & Slide in Philly Sunday afternoon, Schmidt's Commons hosted the Ultimate Summer BBQ. Recently the former Piazza underwent a name change to The Piazza at Schmidt's Commons (1001 N 2nd St), so this was one of the first events to happen under the new moniker, and it drew a nice crowd from the neighborhood as well as the City, despite the ominous clouds.
    http://www.phillychitchat.com

8 hours ago

Courtney Cox 'Regrets' Plastic Surgery Procedures

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102, 41.944137282982, -87.6550252906968

    Courtney Cox 'Regrets' Plastic Surgery Procedures
    Courtney Cox expressed regret over choices she's made about her physical appearance while dealing with the pressures of aging in Hollywood during her recent appearance on "Running Wild with Bear Grylls." "Getting older is not the easiest. But I have learned lessons. I think I was trying to keep up with being older," Cox said.
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

8 hours ago

Dr. Sanul Corrielus honored

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102, 41.944137282982, -87.6550252906968

    Dr. Sanul Corrielus honored
    The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting regional economic growth, advancing business-friendly public policies, and servicing our members through outstanding programs, benefits and services.
    http://www.greaterphilachamber.com

9 hours ago

Wanted: Suspect for Arson in the 9th District [VIDEO]

...Arson Task Force responded to a commercial property fire at the Branzino Ristorante located at 259-261 South 17th Street. The fire was quickly brought under control but the building received excessive damages totaling over...

    Wanted: Suspect for Arson in the 9th District [VIDEO]
    The ATF is offering a reward of up to $5000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect responsible for this arson.*** On July 26, 2016, at 8:45 am, the City Wide Arson Task Force responded to a commercial property fire at the Branzino Ristorante located at 259-261 South 17th Street.
    http://blog.phillypolice.com

16 hours ago

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18 hours ago

Four stories that rocked the world of higher education this summer

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    Four stories that rocked the world of higher education this summer
    Students might be away from campus over the summer - but there's been no shortage of controversies and changes in the higher education world over the last few months. Here's a look at the major stories of the summer. 1.
    http://www.thedp.com

18 hours ago

Wharton professor Adam Grant teams up with Sheryl Sandberg to write a book about grief

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Wharton professor Adam Grant teams up with Sheryl Sandberg to write a book about grief
    Through their books "Lean In" and "Originals," Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Wharton professor Adam Grant inspired millions with stories of success and ingenuity. But the two are now tackling a more sober topic: grief. Currently titled "Option B," the book is meant to explore how people can recover from and grow through grief and trauma.
    http://www.thedp.com

18 hours ago

Prospects to Profits in Sales & Marketing

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Location : Chamber of Commerce, 200 S. Broad St. 7th floor Philadelphia PA USA

    Prospects to Profits in Sales & Marketing
    The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting regional economic growth, advancing business-friendly public policies, and servicing our members through outstanding programs, benefits and services.
    http://www.greaterphilachamber.com

21 hours ago

August Edition of Phone It In! Film Festival Hits This Friday

...Phone It In! film festival will be held at Play and Players Theater located at 1714 Delancey Place. Price of admission is $5 purchased online with zero processing fees. Also, if you or...

@ Plays and Players Theater, 1714 Delancey Place

    August Edition of Phone It In! Film Festival Hits This Friday
    Good Good Comedy has produced some truly excellent comedy events in the city of Philadelphia for a good while now. These events are reasonably priced, provide quality entertainment and high concept comedy that have become the standard of Good Good Comedy. Which is why their film festival differentiates itself so well.
    http://www.geekadelphia.com

26 hours ago

The Budweiser Clydesdale Philly Schedule & Made In America Street Closures Info

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2120 Fairmount Ave – THIS THURSDAY 8/25 6PM

7544 Frankford Ave.

    The Budweiser Clydesdale Philly Schedule & Made In America Street Closures Info | Philly Chit Chat
    August 23, 2016 by HughE Dillon Budweiser Made in America Concert Street Closures AND Clydesdale Meet and Greet The Budweiser Made in America Concert will take place on the Parkway this Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, 9/3 and Sunday, 9/4 from 12pm to 12am each day. There will be extensive street closings as is every year.
    http://www.phillychitchat.com

27 hours ago

Lost Building: The Horn Building

1601 Chestnut Street

    Philaphilia: Lost Building: The Horn Building
    1601 Chestnut Street This is one of the best-looking buildings the city has ever had, but it met the wrecking ball for a shitty-looking movie theater, which itself got demolished for part of Liberty Place. Read all about it at the Hidden City Daily!
    http://philaphilia.blogspot.com

31 hours ago

Lou Bird's Opens This Week in Rittenhouse Square, Here's What You'll Be Eating

"Deb and I love café dining and wish the city had more options for it, so we decided to create our own," said Norris Jordan, who, with his wife Debbie, will open Lou Bird's in the old Meritage space at 500 South 20th Street this Thursday, August 25.

    Lou Bird's Opens This Week in Rittenhouse Square, Here's What You'll Be Eating
    "Deb and I love café dining and wish the city had more options for it, so we decided to create our own," said Norris Jordan, who, with his wife Debbie, will open Lou Bird's in the old Meritage space at 500 South 20th Street this Thursday, August 25.
    http://philly.eater.com

32 hours ago

This Week Only: The Al Roker Burger at Shake Shack

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    This Week Only: The Al Roker Burger at Shake Shack
    From Internet meme to eponymous burger in a week. The wonders of the Internet. Al Roker, NBC Today show weather guy became an Internet meme when he stuck to his guns in calling swimmer Ryan Lochte a liar as his co-hosts inexplicably defended the now disgraced swimmer.
    http://www.phillymag.com

32 hours ago

Pew: Philly Gives Out $200 Million in Business Tax Breaks Every Year

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Pew: Philly Gives Out $200M in Business Tax Breaks Every Year
    The city has more tax-incentive programs than other cities - and it's unclear how well they work. In order to counteract what many see as an overly expensive and intricate business tax structure, Philadelphia has turned to tax credits and special incentives to a degree not seen in most other big cities in the United States, according to a report released by the Pew Charitable Trusts last week.
    http://www.phillymag.com

32 hours ago

Psst: We Have Discount Codes for the Philly Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon and 5K

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Hey, Runners! We Have Discount Codes for the Philly Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon and 5K
    Calling all our spontaneous runner friends out there! The Philadelphia Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon and 5K are hitting the streets of Philly in just a few weeks - on the weekend of September 17th, to be exact - and we happen to have a discount code for you to put toward registration.
    http://www.phillymag.com

32 hours ago

N.J. Supreme Court: Partially paralyzed customer's lawsuit against Sahara Sam's can proceed

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    N.J. Supreme Court: Partially paralyzed customer's lawsuit against Sahara Sam's can proceed
    The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a customer seriously injured in 2010 while trying to surf on Sahara Sam's wave machine can proceed with a lawsuit against the water park.
    http://www.philly.com

32 hours ago

Researchers develop see-through mice

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Researchers develop see-through mice
    Researchers in Germany have developed a see-through mouse they hope can be used to make a complete unsliced model of a brain with all the nerves untouched. NBC News reported that the scientists removed the liquids and fats from the mouse tissue, rendering the rodent transparent.
    http://www.philly.com

32 hours ago

McDonald's Recalls 29M Wristband Toys Following Burns

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    McDonald's Recalls 29M Wristband Toys Following Burns
    That's a lot of unhappy meals. McDonald's is recalling approximately 29 million "Step-It" activity wristbands distributed across the country in their "Happy Meals" following more than 70 reports that children wearing the bands suffered skin irritation, blisters and burns after wearing the toy. The bands were distributed exclusively by McDonald's restaurants nationwide from Aug.
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

32 hours ago

'Today' Show Puppy's Name Is Revealed

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    'Today' Show Puppy's Name Is Revealed
    The new "Today" show puppy has a new name. Move over Wrangler, there's a new pup in town. Viewers voted to call him Charlie. The new name was announced on the 'Today' show this morning.
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

32 hours ago

The New Trump: A Closer Look With Seth Meyers on 'Late Night

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    The New Trump: A Closer Look With Seth Meyers on 'Late Night
    Seth Meyers' Closer Look segment examines Donald Trump.
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

32 hours ago

Thanking the police who keep us safe

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Thanking the police who keep us safe
    Join LEADERSHIP Philadelphia Alumni, Connectors, and Collaborative Members for conversations that count with local leaders.
    http://www.leadershipphiladelphia.org

32 hours ago

Oriental Rug Cleaning & Sales Discounts

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Oriental Rug Cleaning & Sales Discounts
    The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting regional economic growth, advancing business-friendly public policies, and servicing our members through outstanding programs, benefits and services.
    http://www.greaterphilachamber.com

32 hours ago

MMF (Quince): A modern kind of love triangle

[Bluver Theatre @ The Drake 302 S. Hicks St.] August 19-27, 2016; quinceproductions.com.

    MMF (Quince): A modern kind of love triangle
    MMF, the penultimate play in GayFest!, is a look at a modern kind of love triangle, and it begins as a closed circuit. Dean (Matt McWilliams), cozy in a blanket on the couch, is joined by Jane (Kyra Baker) and Michael (Terrell Green). They come in for a last snuggle before heading to work.
    http://phindie.com

32 hours ago

Watch W and Element Hotels complete largest concrete pour in Philly’s history

Three shifts of construction crews at the W and Element Hotels site recently completed one of the largest concrete pours in Philly’s history, marking a major stage of construction for the 51-story tower at 15th and Chestnut Street.

    Watch W and Element Hotels complete largest concrete pour in Philly's history
    Three shifts of construction crews at the W and Element Hotels site recently completed one of the largest concrete pours in Philly's history, marking a major stage of construction for the 51-story tower at 15th and Chestnut Street.
    http://philly.curbed.com

33 hours ago

Henry Winkler on 'The Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Henry Winkler on 'The Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon
    Henry Winkler talks about meeting elephants and snakes on 'Better Late Than Never.'
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

33 hours ago

Job Opening: Employment Specialist

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Job Opening: Employment Specialist
    The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting regional economic growth, advancing business-friendly public policies, and servicing our members through outstanding programs, benefits and services.
    http://www.greaterphilachamber.com

40 hours ago

Byko: Time to end city ambulance gouging

Same for Center City lawyer Lionel Artom-Ginzburg, 44, who was visiting his parents at 17th and Spruce about 20 years ago when an abdominal vessel burst.

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It came as a shock to Roberto Roque, 56, who suffered a severe asthma attack four years ago while at the Asthma Center, 822 Pine St., across from Pennsylvania Hospital.

    Byko: Time to end city ambulance gouging
    IF YOU HAVE never dialed 911 for an ambulance - and most of us haven't - you probably don't know that after the professional paramedics have taken you to the hospital, the city will send you a bill. A really big bill.
    http://www.philly.com

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41 hours ago

Secret Summer Soiree Held at The Collins aka the Apts above new Target

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...other amazing buildings too that I Love, including my favorites The Griffen, The Grannery and 2116 Chestnut, .  Plus I can’t wait to see the new Rodin Apartment Building , which they don...

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Sunday night one of those secret summer soiree’s was held at The Collins, a new apartment building at 1125 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA. 19107. The entrance is on the backside of the new Target store on Chestnut Street.

    Secret Summer Soiree Held at The Collins aka the Apts above new Target | Philly Chit Chat
    August 23, 2016 by HughE Dillon Sunday night one of those secret summer soiree's was held at The Collins, a new apartment building at 1125 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA. 19107. The entrance is on the backside of the new Target store on Chestnut Street.
    http://www.phillychitchat.com

2 days ago

Philly's 10 Most Anticipated Fall Openings

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705 S. Fourth St.

    Philly's 10 Most Anticipated Fall Restaurants
    Out with the old and in with the new - this season has a lot of restaurant anticipation. From dated steakhouses making way for swanky new pasta to longtime neighborhood hangs getting a modern-day makeover, this fall is all about reinvention. Here's a peak at autumn's biggest openings. ...
    https://www.zagat.com

2 days ago

Byko: Time to end city ambulance gouging

Same for Center City lawyer Lionel Artom-Ginzburg, 44, who was visiting his parents at 17th and Spruce about 20 years ago when an abdominal vessel burst.

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It came as a shock to Roberto Roque, 56, who suffered a severe asthma attack four years ago while at the Asthma Center, 822 Pine St., across from Pennsylvania Hospital.

    Byko: Time to end city ambulance gouging
    IF YOU HAVE never dialed 911 for an ambulance - and most of us haven't - you probably don't know that after the professional paramedics have taken you to the hospital, the city will send you a bill. A really big bill.
    http://www.philly.com

2 days ago

Party’s over: Medusa Lounge, a Rittenhouse dance bar, faces eviction (updated)

The dance has ended for Medusa Lounge. The dive bar on the corner of Chestnut and 21st Street, best known for hosting some of Philadelphia’s best up-and-coming DJs, appears to be closed and facing eviction.

    Party's over: Medusa Lounge, a Rittenhouse dance bar, faces eviction [updated]
    UPDATE: Reports of Medusa Lounge's demise may have been premature. Portia Morales, manager of Medusa Lounge, called NewsWorks Saturday night to say that the dispute with landlord Marc Ginsburg had been resolved as of Monday, but due to a miscommunication the eviction notice was still posted on Thursday.
    http://www.newsworks.org

2 days ago

UR Kid Is Funny Brings the Laughs at Plays and Players

@ Plays and Players Theater, 1714 Delancey Place

    UR Kid Is Funny Brings the Laughs at Plays and Players
    Ever since the debut of their hilarious show "UR Mom is Funny" that paired the city's top-notch comedians with their mothers (and later fathers in UR Dad is Funny), local area comics Hannah Trav and Pete Steele have proven that comedy can indeed be passed from generation to generation.
    http://www.geekadelphia.com

2 days ago

August Edition of Phone It In! Film Festival Hits This Thursday

...Phone It In! film festival will be held at Play and Players Theater located at 1714 Delancey Street. Price of admission is $5 purchased online with zero processing fees. Also, if you or...

    August Edition of Phone It In! Film Festival Hits This Thursday
    Good Good Comedy has produced some truly excellent comedy events in the city of Philadelphia for a good while now. These events are reasonably priced, provide quality entertainment and high concept comedy that have become the standard of Good Good Comedy. Which is why their film festival differentiates itself so well.
    http://www.geekadelphia.com

2 days ago

Where to Shop Your Style in Philadelphia

TUXE Bodywear: The ultimate spot for professional bodysuits that tuck perfectly into pencil skirts for a great—and comfortable—workday outfit. Plus, a variety of colors and styles keep shoppers coming back for all their weekday needs. 1424 Walnut St., 215.545.4763

Sophy Curson: This little shop on the corner of 19th and Sansom streets has been a Philadelphia staple for women since 1929. A locked door (you have...

...wear, women’s contemporary clothes and the "big and tall" section on the fourth floor. 1818 Chestnut St., 215.564.9000

...currently resides in, plus all the furniture and décor (all vintage!) are for sale. 2129 Chestnut St., 215.587.2129

...make an appointment, you’re in luck: a ready to wear store is coming soon. 1839 Chestnut St., 2nd Fl., 267.319.1741

...in the airport (and beyond). Plus, they just opened a new, expanded storefront in Rittenhouse. 1822 Chestnut St., 215.644.9435

Egan Day: Newly opened inside the iconic Rittenhouse Hotel, Egan Day is the go-to for dainty (yet super in-trend) accessories, home décor you won’t find replicated in big-box retailers and perfumes fit for a trend-setter. 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq., 267.773.8833

...court (with great, non-food-court-like options) for that much needed post-shopping fuel. 1625 Chestnut St., 215.851.9055

...former stylist, Linda Bidlo, runs the shop so you know you’re in good hands. 1921 Walnut St., 267.239.5488

Joan Shepp: Quite possibly one of the trendiest stores in Center City, Joan Shepp is a must-shop for every fashion lover. Step into a gorgeous store with three levels carrying everything from Elizabeth & James dresses to Marni shoes and Balenciaga bags. 1811 Chestnut St., 215.735.2666

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Meadowstreet Mercantile: Every type of vintage-lover, from the earthy to the rock-and-roll, will find something they desire in this former gallery turned clothing store, owned by husband and wife Michael Bazis and Stacy Jackson. 47 N. 2nd St., 215.756.4802

...is the shop also has a great collection of vintage clothing—don’t miss it. 37 N. Third St., 267.671.0737

...old jewelry into new pieces you’ll want to show off for years to come. 704 Sansom St., 215.701.6255

...creates her own lines.  Find men’s and women’s boots, shoes and dress shoes. 727 S. Fourth St., 215.627.2357

    Where to Shop Your Style in Philadelphia
    When traveling, shopping local should always be on the agenda. Whether you are constantly keeping up with the latest trends or staying true to your own personal style, Philly is full of stores perfect for every taste.
    http://www.wheretraveler.com

2 days ago

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