3 days ago

LGBTQ Event of the Week: Qunify‘s “Speakeasy”

...off on Friday, May 25th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street. TICKETS

Bridging Connections Across the LGBT Community: 6 p.m. at Pyramid Club, 1735 Market Street.

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Bob and Barbara’s Weekly Drag Show!: 10:15 p.m. at Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street.

BDSM 101: Navigating the Jungle of Power Dynamics: 7 p.m. at Kink Shoppe, 126 Market Street.

Problematic!: A Comedy Revue: 7 p.m. at L’Etage, 624 South 6th Street.

Homegirl – All Female Artists Night/a>: 10 p.m. at Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 North Front Street.

    LGBTQ Event of the Week
    Plus other awesome events worthy of your attendance. This week's LGBTQ event of the week is Qunify's "Speakeasy". Come watch a special live production that encourages audiences to "live in the world of Kyle Kaleo, a young man working a simple job in a medical records office where he doesn't have to talk much" who "will unravel the mystery of his powers, their heritage, and what it means to be a hero."
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3 days ago

Tacos in Philly: The Ultimate Guide

Our 2017 Best of Philly winner is the only spot in the city serving up tacos de canasta — tacos that are pre-assembled in a basket, often with a layer of onion and sprinkling of chili oil in between — and allowed to steam, then served with salsas. 1030 South 8th Street

This just-south-of-Washington spot serves up some of the Philly restaurant industry’s favorite tacos. No wonder — they’re perfect for a late-night pit stop, with service till 4 a.m. 1104 South 9th Street

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Yes, the place has a dedicated following based on the authentic mole and enchiladas (generally covered in mole). But if you’re looking for tacos, this simple beef-and-cheese option is kind of like a Mexican cheesesteak. 1144 South 9th Street

Simple, classic and exactly what you want in a neighborhood taqueria. Plus, it’s a South Philly Mexican BYOB with occasional wandering mariachis, so how can you beat that? 908 Washington Avenue

There’s always a line at this truck, which posts up near 10th Street and Washington Avenue. Be sure to ask for your taco classic style for the traditional toppings of cilantro...

...unless the Americanized option with sour cream, cheese, lettuce, and tomato is more your thing). 1000 Washington Avenue

Choose from a range of taco options here, from straightforward favorites like tilapia and shrimp to chicken bacon ranch. There’s even a Tex Mex section of the taco menu, serving up fillings in flour tortillas with gringo-friendly toppings like guac, lettuce, and cheese. 1225 Fitzwater Street

La Virgen’s slate of masa-based delicacies is expansive, with sopas, huaraches, tlacoyos, and more on the menu. But the fried tacos are our favorite. And they will be yours, too. 1839 South 8th Street

Yes, they do some very authentic Mexican food (a long list of tacos included). But the cool thing about Tamalex is that it also offers Honduran food, and a couple different versions of chilaquiles on their breakfast menu. 1163 South 7th Street

Typically, we’d avoid recommending the American-style tacos rancheros section of the menu, with its sour cream and cheese toppings, but their huitlacoche taco — a prized fungus that sometimes grows on ears of corn — is too good to pass up. 951 Wolf Street

This is a two-person operation — just Raquel and Roman. But the two of them manage to supply everyone who comes with guisados del dia (stews of the day, a rarity in Philly). For a slight upcharge, they’ll make your tortillas fresh. 1629 South 7th Street

Simple and straightforward street-style tacos on a menu already full of sopes, huaraches and excellent spicy shrimp burritos. 1138 South 13th Street

This Pistola’s brings its tweaked taco recipes to South Philly. Try the catfish po’boy taco served with crispy white cabbage, pico de gallo, chipotle aioli and cilantro, for a taste of Mexico via New Orleans. 1934 East Passyunk Avenue

When you’re west of Broad and craving tacos, this is the spot for classic tacos and variations like tacos gringas and tacos del sol — flour tortillas stuffed with melted cheese over slices of skirt steak. 1801 South Chadwick Street

This place does great empanadas and big plates of nachos, but in terms of tacos, they’ve got a big list the covers everything from vegan beef to goat. 1651 East Passyunk Avenue

The first floor of this Garces mainstay has recently been remade as a taqueria, offering tacos in nine different varieties, from the traditional to the Americanized (like the Gringo, which is just plain old ground beef). 3945 Chestnut Street

Each tortilla-swaddled stack of rich, shredded duck meat gets topped with a perfectly poppable (and Instagrammable) fried egg. 2013 Chestnut Street

This light-filled upstairs joint from Oyster House owner Sam Mink puts a contemporary polish on favorite Mexican dishes. To go all out, try the tasting menu, which comes with three tacos, salsas, ceviche, empanadas, and tres leches cake, all for $35. 1516 Sansom Street

Score a trio of Revolution’s uniquely flavored tacos at their brick and mortar spot near 20th and Walnut Streets or follow them on Twitter to find out where their truck is popping up across the city. 2015 Walnut Street

...a chipotle cabbage slaw — which flies in the face of tradition in a delicious way. 120 South 15th Street

Come here any day for the awesome (and filling) chorizo and potato tacos. But the best possible use of Twitter in Philly remains following @locopeztacos to find out when the dollar taco nights are on. 2401 East Norris Street

The star of this glorified Fishtown taco stand’s menu is the fried octopus taco, topped with tomato jam, chimichurri sauce, and queso fresco. But everything else on the menu is almost as good, just as messy and just as ideal for last-call taco bingeing. 1431 Frankford Avenue

This spot on North 2nd Street serves up flavorful tacos for sure (particularly the shredded chicken), but the stellar ingredient here is definitely the salsa. 1356 North 2nd Street

This northern outpost of the Cantina Los Cabalitos family has more than a hundred kinds of tequila behind the bar, Mexican poutine on the menu, a kale caesar (if that’s your jam) and a whole taqueria portion of their menu offering tacos, bowls and burritos. 931 North 2nd Street

With five kinds of breakfast tacos and a list of regular tacos as long as your arm, this is THE place to check out when you’re looking for a taco in Fishtown. And maybe the only place if you’re looking for tacos de cabeza. 1301 North 5th Street

...Even better, their fish is sustainably sourced according to Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch guidelines. 1901 Callowhill Street

The tilapia in La Calaca’s fish tacos get their crisp thanks to a plantain crust and a hop in the fryer. Then they’re topped with cabbage, avocado and a lemon vinaigrette. 2321 Fairmount Avenue

...relative rarities like lengua, tripe, birria, cecina and suadera (shredded, salted and steamed beef, respectively). 2600 Federal Street, Camden

    Tacos in Philly: The Ultimate Guide
    From Kensington to deep south Philly, our list of the best places to sate your taco craving. Look, I do not have to convince you to eat tacos. No one has to be convinced to eat tacos.
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3 days ago

What You Can Rent If You Earn the Median Income in the 5 Southeast PA Counties

Philadelphia (MHI: $41,449): 2709 S. 76th St., #2, Eastwick | 2 beds, 1 bath, 1,860 square feet, $1,100 per month. Contact agent about pets.

    What You Can Rent for the Median Income in the 5 Southeast PA Counties
    An example from each county of apartments and homes for rent for around 30 percent of the median household income. The historic rule of thumb is that a household should spend no more than 30 percent of its income on housing. Anything above that makes a household "cost-burdened."
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4 days ago

Here’s What We Know About Greg Vernick’s New Restaurant

...James Beard win, would be opening his second restaurant in the Comcast Technology Center at 1800 Arch Street. It would take up the ground floor of the new skyscraper while his old chef...

    Here's What We Know About Greg Vernick's New Restaurant
    The James Beard award-winning chef will open his new Comcast Technology Center restaurant this fall. Last September, all we knew was that Greg Vernick, fresh off a James Beard win, would be opening his second restaurant in the Comcast Technology Center at 1800 Arch Street.
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4 days ago

All Decked Out in Rittenhouse for $445K

23 S. 23rd St. #2L, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 | Photos courtesy Global Living Companies

    All Decked Out in Rittenhouse for $445K
    Attention, New Yorkers: Your convenient suburban condo is waiting for you just a few blocks from 30th Street Station, and it has a deck to die for. Back in the 1830s, when railroads were the Internet of their day, a bunch of worried Philadelphians tried to rally their fellow citizens in an effort to prevent them from defiling their fair city.
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4 days ago

Man Shot While Investigating Gasoline Smell in North Philadelphia

The incident reportedly occurred around 4 a.m. on the 1600 block of North 21st Street, in North Philadelphia. According to authorities, the man said he detected a strong gasoline smell coming from his garage, where he saw a gas can and what appeared to be gas poured on the garage door and pavement.

    Man Shot While Investigating Gasoline Smell in North Philadelphia
    Authorities are looking into the incident as an attempted arson. Philadelphia police say a 39-year-old man was shot while attempting to investigate the smell of gasoline outside his home early Wednesday morning. The incident reportedly occurred around 4 a.m. on the 1600 block of North 21st Street, in North Philadelphia.
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4 days ago

Inside (and Outside) The Ludlow, East Market’s First Apartment Building

...Ninivaggi used reclaimed wood, windows salvaged from the conversion of the adjacent office building at 34 South 11th and custom-designed lighting inspired by some of Ben Franklin’s inventions to give the...

    Inside (and Outside) The Ludlow, East Market's First Apartment Building
    The developer, architect and designer wanted to take the LEED with this building. They delivered a tour de force that stands out while blending in.
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5 days ago

A Museum-Quality Estate in Ambler for $2.95M

276 W. Mount Pleasant Ave., Ambler, Pa. 19002 | Photos courtesy Toni Leidy, Long & Foster Real Estate

    A Museum-Quality Estate in Ambler for $2.95M
    This impeccably restored and intelligently updated Victorian mansion sits on Whitpain Township's commanding heights. The view isn't the only thing you'll fall in love with, though. If you're the sort who harbors fantasies of living like a Victorian grandee, you now have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fulfill them in letter-perfect fashion.
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6 days ago

You Can Do Yoga With Baby Goats at This South Philly Park

Afterwards, everyone is invited back to Yoga Hive’s new studio located at 1914 East Passyunk Avenue for lavender-lemonade cocktails to toast to the new space.

Ready to join in on the baby goat yoga fun? Two sessions of baby goat yoga are scheduled for July 14 at 2 and 2:30 p.m. at 1025 Mifflin Street. It’s BYO yoga mat, but the studio will provide extras to anyone who needs one. Tickets to the grand opening event are $60 and can be purchased here.

    You Can Do Yoga With Baby Goats at This South Philly Park
    New yoga studio Yoga Hive Philly is bringing the trend to the city. You know what's a good sure-fire to get everyone excited about a new yoga studio? Baby goats. Cute, cuddly, fuzzy little baby goats.
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6 days ago

Vetri’s Head Baker Is Starting Her Own Bakery

Ursa breads will only be available at the Fairmount market, which happens every Thursday afternoon from 3 p.m until 7 p.m. at 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue. McWilliams plans to staff the stand herself.

    Vetri's Head Baker Is Starting Her Own Bakery
    Claire McWilliams is moonlighting with the farmers'-market-only Ursa Bakery. Philly's bakery scene just keeps growing - and the latest addition comes from one of the top kitchens in the city. Vetri Cucina head baker and miller Claire McWilliams is starting her own one-woman bread business, Ursa Bakery .
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6 days ago

On the Market: Local Color in Passyunk Square for $475K

709 Federal St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | Bright MLS images via Keller Williams Realty

    On the Market: Local Color in Passyunk Square for $475K
    There's nothing neutral about this nicely renovated home's color palette. Its unusually spacious backyard is another colorful amenity. Gray, white, blue-gray, off-white, and even beige remain popular colors for home builders and remodelers everywhere because, while they may not excite anyone, they won't turn anyone who looks at a potential home off either.
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May 18

LGBTQ Event of the Week: Metamorphosis: An Anti-Gala

...6:30 p.m. outside the Dorrance Hamilton Hall of the University of the Arts, 320 S. Broad St. This event is free and open to the public...

Love! Valour! Compassion: 8 p.m. at Ruba Club, 416 Green Street.

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Philly Queer Brunch Supports: Philadelphia Community Bail Fund: 12 p.m. at 201 S 40th Street.

Our Stories: Consent Culture: 1 p.m. at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street.

Picking Up the Ropes: Rope Bondage 101 w/ Sir Brian: 6 p.m. at Kink Shoppe, 126 Market Street.

PGMC Pride Tour: 6 p.m. at University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut Street.

    LGBTQ Event of the Week
    Plus other awesome events worthy of your attendance. This week's LGBTQ event of the week is Metamorphosis: An Anti-Gala. Come out for an event that celebrates community and honors the work of Black trans women who have currently and formally worked at LGBTQ non-profit Mazzoni Center, along with their front-line staff.
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May 17

Former Temple Frat President Accused of Attempted Rape Has Posted Bail

...He was arrested less than a month after Temple University suspended the fraternity, located at Broad and Norris streets, amid sexual assault allegations from multiple women. It is currently unclear whether the charges...

    Former Temple Frat President Accused of Attempted Rape Has Posted Bail
    Details have emerged in the arrest of Ari Goldstein: According to court documents, a 19-year-old woman told police that in February, Goldstein forced himself on her in a room of the Temple frat Alpha Epsilon Pi and told her to "shush" as she cried.
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