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Today, @NOAA forecasters predicted a near or above normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. The season begins next week, June 1st. See the history of severe storms in Philadelphia & steps you can take to be prepared (video/blog) ⬇️ #HurricaneOutlook https://beta.phila.gov/posts/oem/2017-08-18-part-of-the-plan-hurricanes/
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From the 2009 production of Athol Fugard's COMING HOME to THE GOOD FIGHT, we agree that Nyambi Nyambi deserves your attention.
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Step into the Summer HotHouse Intensive with the impassioned Blanka Zizka. The Intensive begins June 5. Find out how you can register for your spot today. --> https://goo.gl/1nAins #WilmaHotHouse
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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
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
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
Simple and straightforward street-style tacos on a menu already full of sopes, huaraches and excellent spicy shrimp burritos. 1138 South 13th StreetThis article has 19 other Philadelphia locations (Show)
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
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
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
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The Library of Congress just announced that their papers of Benjamin Franklin are now online. The collection includes copies of the First Continental Congress Petition to King George III, drafts of the Treaty of Paris, diplomatic correspondence, notes on electricity, drawings of bifocals, and more! You can learn more here: https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-18-044/?loclr=eanotw-new
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Get your Girl Power On!
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Need some lunchtime live music? Local Philly band The Cheddar Boys will be performing in Good Karma Cafe at The Wilma on June 1 at 12:00pm. Stop by next Friday for some feel good music at Good Karma.
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The American Theatre magazine panel Stage Migration: Immigrants and the American Theatre is live!
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Just a quick reminder that Fleisher will be closed to the public and no classes will be held Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28. We hope you have a happy and healthy unofficial start of the summer!
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Time is running out for you to create a new look for Reading Terminal Market ... and win $1,000! For the third year in a row, we've partnered with the market to host a design competition for the reusable tote bags sold by the market's many vendors. The competition is open to Fleisher students, teaching artists, and members. Submit up to five designs, which reflect the market's reputation as one of the best places to shop for fresh foods, by May 31. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2IPRZZg.
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Heads up! This American Theatre magazine panel including Wilma Artistic Director Blanka Zizka will be on Facebook Live at 6pm. Check their Facebook page at 6pm or check back here to watch the shared video.
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Blogger José Raúl Mangual explores a new breath as an actor in this week's look at the Wilma's HotHouse Intensive. The Summer Intensive with begins this June with Artistic Director Blanka Zizka and Company Member Justin Jain. Delve into the work of the Wilma HotHouse Company --> https://goo.gl/1nAins
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oTIS schedule for corner meetings to discuss the localized impact of the Repaving and Safety Project on Pine and Spruce Streets in WashWest - Wed. May 30th (weather permitting).
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http://www.phila.gov/OPA/Assessments/Pages/Appeals.aspx You must file by Friday May 25, 2018.
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Today's enews, sponsored by local fitness studio Charge Performance and Wellness.
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...City will be on hand serving up cans and drafts. May the best brew win! (1148 S 11th St....This article has 18 other Philadelphia locations (Show)
...tasting glass. General admission tickets are $46 and come with unlimited pours and a glass. (29 E Allen St....
...and Russian River. Check out their Facebook event page for each day’s draft list. (1500 Locust St....
Legendary Center City bar Monk’s is hosting another legend at beer week this year. Meet owner and brewer John Kimmich of The Alchemist, known for his beer, Heady Topper, the unofficial creator of the New England IPA. Cash only, plan on getting there early. (264 S 16th St.)
...hand to provide the brews and proceeds from the fun will benefit dog rescue charities. (3467 Richmond St....
Homebrew pros will face off at Jose Pistola's for a chance to brew at Dogfish Head Brewery. Tickets are $25 and get you unlimited homebrew samples and a chance to vote for the best beer. Purchase them online here. (263 S 15th St.)
Visit Old City for their weekly burlesque and cabaret show featuring lots of suds and specials. Doors at 9 PM, show starts at 10 PM. (10 S Front St.)
...most brews gets a steady spot on the lines at both of Lucky’s locations. (848 S 2nd St. & 4421 Main St...
...steady spot on the lines at both of Lucky’s locations. (848 S 2nd St. & 4421 Main St....
Get your laugh on this beer week at this comedy showcase. Tickets are $10 and include a stellar lineup of six comics and one pint of a flagship Saint Benjamin beer. Grab your tickets here. (1710 North 5th St.)
...consumers grab the snazziest cans. Tickets are $15 and include discounted beers from panelist breweries. (1320 Chestnut St....
Strangelove’s is hosting a beertastic evening of quizzo with the help of Allagash and Bell’s. Starting at 5 PM meet some awesome brew reps before quizzo kicks off at 6 PM with beer prizes, a tap takeover and more. (216 S 11th St.)
...hand with giveaways—only if you are able to beat them at a board game. (6235 Frankford Ave....
...kayak, which will depart from the Community Boathouse. Tickets include one beer—buy them here. (5400 Lindbergh Ave....
A Philly-style luau awaits in the Northeast with tropical beers from Rivertowne Brewing. The party will feature a limbo contest, pineapple bowling, pass the coconut, leis, giveaways, and perhaps a slushy machine. (7980 Oxford Ave.)
Build a derby car and partake in a race across the first floor of this Center City bar. Sly Fox and Troegs will be on hand to provide the cans and registration is at 5 PM and the races begin at 7 PM. Read the event listing for derby car rules. (224 S 15th St.)
Dominion Oak Barrel. Enjoy them in a flight, solo or paired with the spirit that they were aged in. (509 S 2nd St.)
This festival is a homage to beer and the jam band music. Splintered Sunlight, the area’s top Grateful Dead cover band, will headline the festival and brews from Sierra Nevada, Terrapin, Fat Heads and Starr Hill will be showcased. (3925 Walnut St.)
...breweries like Russian River. We’ll update the article when the draft list is released. (4333 Spruce St....
2 days ago
Gratuitous video of a spinning wheel of chocolate from our Part of the Plan: Small Business shoot with Muellers Chocolate at Reading Terminal Market today #READYBusiness #PlanToStayOpen #ChocolateEmergency
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Definitely the sweetest video shoot we ever did. Talking small business preparedness with Mueller's Chocolate at Reading Terminal Market. Insight into weathering any size emergency, coming soon in our monthly Part of the Plan series. Plan...to Stay Open. #READYBusiness
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It’s a beautiful day in the #neighBEARDhood ! Check out John Jarboe and The Bearded Ladies in a preview of You Can Never Go Down The Drain at The Wilma's Theater Lovers Fete. Mx. Rogers comes to the Wilma on June 20! Get your tickets here --> https://goo.gl/So65DV
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Tonight’s #ONOPhilly is postponed until next Wed., 5/30!
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Happy National Memo Day! Our holdings are brimming with memorandums from a variety of government agencies. Memorandums are written messages which can document anything: the installation of a new water fountain, organizational changes, policies, and much more. Featured here is a memorandum related to the archaeological investigation at El Morro, which is part of the San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico. This memo details the work that has already been performed and also includes photographic attachments to document progress made on the dig. Check out the rest of this memo here: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/40304916. Want to learn more about our holdings? You can check out our online catalog (www.catalog.archives.gov) and make an appointment to view our holdings at the National Archives at Philadelphia by calling (215) 305-2044 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This post was written by Megan Kelly, Research and Writing Intern with the National Archives at Philadelphia. #NationalMemoDay #Memo #Memorandum #FindYourPark #NPS
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The schedule is out for this year's Welcome America celebration. 7 days and 50 events to mark our nation's independence in the city where it all started. Check out the schedule and also sign up for free text alerts from the City. Text AMERICA to 888-777 and stay connected to developing weather, event, and public safety information. #July4thPhilly 🇺🇲️ https://welcomeamerica.com/events/
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Is there anywhere in Philly to securely park a small 10" moving truck overnight?
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Sign your kids up today for this fun camp!
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More rain in the forecast over the next few days. Enjoy(?) the interlude between wet weather! #GetOutdoors #LawnmowerSunday #BeSafe
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STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET IMPROVEMENT FOR WEEK OF MAY 21 Temporary, Full Street Closures and Parking Restrictions Expected
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Classroom fundraiser Academy at Palumbo
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My students need claymation supplies and an artist library!! Students need clay to mold, clamps to hold their phones while using an animation app and books for reference and knowledge of master artworks!Academy at Palumbo Comment
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Say hello to the volunteers at our table just south of Catharine on your way down to the Italian Market Festival 2018, pick up safety tips, a newsletter, or just pop in to chat under our tent. The rain is starting to clear out.
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From the vault. Deputy Director Noelle Foizen still has great advice for flooding safety. For updated info text READYPHILA to 888-777 http://ow.ly/zpg830k4wl2
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The Seger Park Advisory Council is sad to say good bye to long term members and friends Ed Pereles, Joan Behr and Dick Behr. They have proudly and tirelessly served on the board for several years. We’ve accomplished a lot over the years and we appreciate all their hard work put into keeping the park clean and safe. Best of luck to you all!