<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-us Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:21:50 -0400 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:21:50 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Chester County Restaurant Festival]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:25:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/020810-Feast-Food-Truck-20.jpg

Food… shopping… music… and it’s all outside.

Before Octoberfest events begin to take over your social calendar, the annual Chester County Restaurant Festival is coming to downtown West Chester to close out the summer season on Sunday.

More than 65 restaurants from Chester County will set up their tents and trucks on the city blocks and sell small plates of their most popular menu items.

Gay Street will be shut down between Matlack and Darlington streets, along with Market Street between Darlington and High streets.

Arts and crafts vendors will be selling their wares so people can do their two favorite things- shop and eat.

Maggie Moos Ice Cream, Cupcakes Gourmet, and Popcorn Obsession are just a few of the specialty food vendors people can check out at the event.

The festival will also feature a beer and wine garden located near Gay and Church streets.

Several bands will play throughout the day for people to enjoy on Gay and Matlack St, Gay and Church St. and Market and Darlington St.

For the under-21 crowd there is Jr's Soda Shoppe truck where people can get their fill and refill of old fashioned sodas once they pay for the mug.

All of the restaurants that participate in the festival are also competing for the “Dish People’s Choice Awards” hosted by TheTownDish.com where festival-goers can vote for their favorite eatery.

A full list of restaurants and specialty food vendors setting up shop can be found on the festival’s website.

The event is free admission but the borough charges $5 if you park in one of the garages.

The event kicks off Sunday at noon and goes until 5:30.



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<![CDATA[Fall Music & Arts Festival]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:59:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/238*120/Narberth+Festival.jpg

Narberth hosts its 11th annual Fall Music and Arts Festival this weekend and, if you’ve been lucky enough to attend one of these block parties in the past, you know it’s worth the trip!

Grab your dancing shoes and head on down to Narberth's charming downtown where Haverford and Forrest Avenues will be closed to traffic and hoppin’ with friendly folks having good, old-fashioned fun. Enjoy mouth-watering street nosh and tasty beverages provided by The Greeks and McShea’s Pub, magic tricks, balloon and sand art entertainmentt for the kids and toe-tappin’, live music for all ages.

West Chester Dance Works (a teen outreach program) will kick off the festival with a live performance and later, the Broesler School's Irish dancers will dance a few jigs. The festival's talented musicians include Hank’s Cadillac, Police on the Beat, Gray Roots and Nash & The KZP.

Just around the corner, Forrest Avenue will be transformed into Artist’s Alley, where an eclectic mix of artisans and local businesses will showcase a variety of antiques, vintage finds, hand-blown glassworks, art and photography, handmade jewelry and soaps, up-cycled furniture, frames, mirrors and more - all for sale! (Early-bird shopping begins at Noon).

Additional highlights include special recognition for Narberth’s own American Family Market celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, and IRadioPhilly.com will broadcast live all day.

Hosted by NBC10’s Doug Shimell, the lively festival benefits Philly's Philabundance. Although admission to the event is free, visitors are encouraged to donate canned goods and $1.00 or more to help those in need.

Approximately 900,000 Delaware Valley residents suffer from hunger. Here’s your chance to help drive out hunger in our region, and have a rip-roarin’ good time while you’re at it!

For more information and directions, visit Narberth’s Fall Music & Arts Fest, after the jump!

Insider Tips

Public transportation is recommended, although free parking will be available in the municipal lot by the tennis courts and in the lot behind McShea’s Pub.

While you’re in town, take a stroll and "like", tweet or check-in on Foursquare at Narberth businesses like Sweet Mabel for special savings on Sunday!

Narberth Fall Music & Arts Festival
Haverford and Forrest Avenues, Narberth, PA 19072
Sunday, September 21st
2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Artist's Alley Opens at 12)

 

 

 



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<![CDATA[Urban Outfitters Pulls Bloody-Looking Sweatshirt]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:53:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/kentstatesweatshirt.jpg

Urban Outfitters is once again at the center of controversy, this time for selling a Kent State sweatshirt that appeared to be splattered in blood.

The $129 shirt, sold as part of the Philadelphia-based retailer's vintage sweatshirt line, was so popular it quickly sold out -- but it also was decried as offensive because of the tragic killing of four students by the National Guard on Kent State's campus in 1970. 

The university, located about 40 miles south of Cleveland, took “great offense” to the shirt:

“May 4, 1970, was a watershed moment for the country and especially the Kent State family,” read a statement posted to the university’s website. “We lost four students that day while nine others were wounded and countless others were changed forever.

“We take great offense to a company using our pain for their publicity and profit. This item is beyond poor taste and trivializes a loss of life that still hurts the Kent State community today.”

Urban Outfitters has yet to return phone calls or emails from NBC10.

The company did, however, tweet that it “sincerely apologizes for any offense our Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt may have caused.”

“It was never our intention to allude to the tragic events that took place at Kent State in 1970 and we are extremely saddened that this item was perceived as such,” said a company statement posted online.

“The one-of-a-kind item was purchased as part of our sun-faded vintage collection. There is no blood on this shirt nor has this item been altered in any way. The red stains are discoloration from the original shade of the shirt and the holes are from natural wear and fray," it continued. "Again, we deeply regret that this item was perceived negatively and we have removed it immediately from our website to avoid further upset.”

The retailer dropped a photo of the “bloody” sweatshirt but did leave up the “sold out” page on its website.

Other vintage sweatshirts — including ones with “Penn State,” “University of Texas” and “Cathedral College” printed on them — were also listed as sold out on the Urban Outfitters site. None of those shirts appeared to be bloody, and the photos of each remained on the site.

This isn't the first time that Urban Outfitters has found itself facing public backlash over one of its items. Last holiday season they pulled a pair of socks seen as religiously insensitive.

They've also gotten heat for a pro-booze shirt sold to the 18 to 24 crowd, a "Jewish Star" shirt that drew comparisons to the Holocaust and about a dozen other designs laid out by The Week.



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<![CDATA[UPenn Is Playboy Magazine's Top Party School]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:57:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/UPenn-Best-College.jpg

So here's a little nugget of information that might surprise you. Playboy Magazine just released its list of 2014's Top Party Schools and the University of Pennsylvania was on it!

Not only did the Ivy League school make the list for the first time ever, it took the top spot!

Yes, that's right, Playboy Magazine named the University of Pennsylvania the country's No. 1 party school.

"UPenn puts other Ivies to shame with its union of brains, brewskies and bros," says the magazine.

The rankings took a variety of factors into consideration -- things like access to nightlife, musical events and creativity when party planning.

"Boasting a notorious underground frat scene that school officials have deemed a nuisance, these renegades pony up thousands of dollars' worth of liquor for their parties."

Coming in at No. 2 was the University of Wisconsin, followed by West Virginia and the University of Arizona. University of Iowa rounded out the top five.

The issue, which also includes honors for "Coolest Indie Music Scene" and "Sexiest Small School" will hit newstands and online Friday.



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<![CDATA[Burger Joint "Bares" Down on Philly]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:37:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Bareburger+Goat+Burger.JPG

Burger lovers in Philly rejoiced when a New-York-based craft burger joint recently opened its first location in the City of Brotherly Love.

Bareburger -- known for its exotic selection of meats including bison, elk, duck bacon, wild boar and the new-at-the-Philly-location goat -- recently opened its doors at 1009 Walnut Street.

The burger chain promises organic burgers as well as salads, fried chicken and salads.

“The ‘bare’ being a nod to the choice to use organic ingredients free of hormones, pesticides and other unsavory elements,” said the company.

The company said that the Philly location has been well-received so far.

“We're so excited to be a part of the Philadelphia community,” said CEO Euripides Pelekanos. “We could not be happier to be in the city that knows, demands and respects good food. We strive to have a fun and welcoming atmosphere, and look forward to welcoming in customers in Philadelphia for a good time and great burgers."

Since opening its first location in June 2009, Bareburger has expanded to 20 restaurants in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut and Ohio.

But the Philly store opened right around a time of controversy on the Philly burger scene after Eagles star running back LeSean McCoy left a 20 cent tip at Northern Liberties burger joint PYT. Bareburger put out a challenge to Shady last week.

No word yet on if McCoy is a Bareburger guy.

Copyright Associated Press / NBC 10 Philadelphia



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<![CDATA[Vai Sikahema Up for Hall of Fame]]> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:17:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/sikahema.jpg

NBC10 News anchor Vai Sikahema is already a hero to plenty of Philly sports fans (take that goalpost). And, he is one of the all-time greats in the Nintendo classic Tecmo Super Bowl.

But soon, he could also be a hall of famer.

The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame recently named Vai, a two-time Pro Bowler in an eight year NFL career that wrapped up with the Eagles, a finalist for enshrinement into the Hawaii-based hall.

Vai, who is proud of his Tongan ancestry, joins 24 other football greats with Polynesian ancestry on the list of nominees.

“It is a tremendous honor to be nominated with so many outstanding men, not simply athletes, but very accomplished men,” Vai said. “Among the nominees is a university chancellor, a former candidate for governor in the state of Maryland, business leaders, an NFL executive and successful coaches.”

Vai, a Brigham Young University alum, is also quite accomplished himself going on to a successful career as a sportscaster then news anchor, introducing kids without parents to potential adoptive parents through "Wednesday's Child" segments and also serving a leader in the Mormon community.

“It's gratifying to represent Polynesia, our rich history with football and that our posterity know that we also got it done in the classroom as well.”

Will Vai make the Hall? The class of 2015 will be announced next month.



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<![CDATA[Sheen Pledges $1K to Waiter Alleged Stiffed By McCoy]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:25:40 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/tlmd_charliesheen6.jpg

Charlie Sheen isn't judging LeSean McCoy for allegedly leaving a Philadelphia waiter a $.20 tip, but he is pledging the slighted waiter $1,000.

At least that's the offer he made to Rob Knelly, the waiter at PYT in Northern Liberties, whose boss, burger joint owner Tommy Up, took to social media to Monday to call out the Eagles running back for allegedly leaving a horrible tip.

After the Eagles player and his friends left the restaurant, Up posted a photo of a receipt -- which he claimed was billed to McCoy -- on his Facebook page. The photo shows a $.20 tip on a bill that was more than $60.

McCoy called the receipt debacle "bull^*$#," according to Philadelphia Daily News sports reporter Les Bowen. He has not provided additional public comment.

Up says that posting the photo on Facebook was what his "heart told him to do." He says he wants nothing from athlete, but that an apology to his server would be "cool."

Being offered a $1,000 by Charlie Sheen is pretty cool, too.

Up posted to his Facebook page Wednesday night that they were in contact with Sheen and that the actor would be delivering a "surprise" on Thursday. They're unclear of what that surprise may be.

Copyright Associated Press / NBC 10 Philadelphia



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<![CDATA[Dance on the Falls Bridge]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:36:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/East+Falls.jpg

The East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia is rolling out the red carpet for their 4th annual celebration of life on the Schuylkill River. The legendary "Dance on the Falls Bridge" event kicks off at 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 13th with live entertainment by the Sofa Kings.

For your dancing pleasure, the band will play everything from ballroom to rock and roll and everything in between. An assortment of gourmet food trucks will dish up snacks, sandwiches, desserts and more, providing the fuel you'll need to keep your tail feathers shaking all night long!

Tickets will run you $50 each, but In return, you get live music, open bar, group dance lessons, snappy photo booth fun, a food truck discount coupon, the option to win prizes and Facebook bragging rights. Plus, the night's proceeds benefit both the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust and the Fairmount Park Conservancy.

So, follow (don’t lead) the link to purchase tickets after the jump!

Insider Tips

Gather 10 friends or more, and get a reserved table for $40 per ticket. (Advance purchase is required and limited quantities are available).

Dance on the Falls Bridge
Saturday, September 13, 2014
8 p.m. - Midnight
4300 Kelly Drive, East Falls
Philadelphia, PA 19129

 



Photo Credit: East Falls Development Corporation]]>
<![CDATA[Steve Harvey on New Book: "It Will Be a Game Changer"]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:27:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/20131031+Steve+Harvey1.jpg NBC10's Chris Cato talks with Steve Harvey about the release of his new book. Season three of his show is now underway.

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<![CDATA['Dr. Mutter's Marvels' Hits Bookstores]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:56:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000008055096_1200x675_326444611810.jpg The research and personal collection of the man who inspired the Mutter Museum has now been turned into a book. Author Cristin O'Keefe Apotowicz stops by NBC10 to talk about the medical innovator, Dr. Thomas Dent Mutter and her newly released biography about his life.]]> <![CDATA[Center City Restaurant Week Underway]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:14:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Restaurant-Week-Generic.jpg

Philly foodies rejoice! It’s restaurant week! For the next two weeks, the spotlight will be on the city’s culinary scene with over 100 Center City restaurants offering special deals and offers.

The event runs now through September 12 and will also take place from September 14 through 19.

“Center City District Restaurant Week is a community event that has expanded tremendously over the past decade,” says Michelle Shannon, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Center City District. “In addition to the restaurants that participate, local businesses across Center City lend their services and sponsorship to make this event a success.”

Restaurant Week Guide

Participating restaurants will offer a three-course dinner for $35 per person and at select locations, a three-course lunch for $20 per guest.

Complete list of participating restaurants



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<![CDATA[Local QVC Hosts Remember Joan Rivers Fondly]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:30:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000008031852_1200x675_325504067631.jpg Two hosts from home shopping channel QVC talk about their memories of Joan Rivers. NBC10's LuAnn Cahn has more.]]> <![CDATA[Week-Long Event to Celebrate City's Cultures]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:58:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000008064810_1200x675_326871619613.jpg A week-long celebration of Philadelphia's multicultural riches is about to take place and NBC10's Chris Cato discusses the details with two organizers. NBC10 and Telemundo 62 are the proud official media sponsors of "Multicultural Passport to PHL."]]> <![CDATA[QVC Remembers Joan Rivers]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 18:37:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/rivers-148783917_10.jpg The comedian who passed away this afternoon had many ties to our area and those who knew her, remember fondly.

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<![CDATA['Kimye' & North Attend Wedding in Our Region]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:52:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/dabe565758814cfe9e0e0a1dc381b4f5.jpg

Prior to hitting up the stage as the headliner at the “Made in America” festival, rap superstar Kanye West and his celebrity wife Kim Kardashian hit up a wedding in the Philadelphia region.

“Kimye” and their 1-year-old daughter North attended a family member’s wedding Saturday afternoon at the posh University & Whist Club on Broom Street in Wilmington, Delaware.

Club general manager Rocco Panucci wouldn’t reveal the relation between the celebrity couple but did confirm that they were at the ceremony.

Delaware Online reports the couple stayed for lunch before leaving by early afternoon.

West has been in the First State before including attending his cousin's graduation from the University of Delaware in 2011, according to reports and plenty of tweets.

West headlined Day 1 of the MIA concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Center City Philadelphia Saturday night putting on a dramatic 90-minute performance. No word on where he and his family went in between the wedding and the concert.

Copyright Associated Press / NBC 10 Philadelphia

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<![CDATA[Fans Get Patriotic for Made in America]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:51:30 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/MIA+eaksins+oval+swings.JPG Thousands of fans descended on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the Budweiser Made in America Festival.

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<![CDATA[Labor Day Fun at Franklin Square]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:21:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000007988152_1200x675_323804227548.jpg Historic Franklin Square is offering family fun for the holiday weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Facebook Yard Sales: 'Shopping From Home']]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:28:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/219*120/yard-sale.jpg

Stockpiling unwanted items somewhere in your house, putting a price sticker on everything, getting the word out there and haggling over a glass vase you think is worth the $5 tag you thoughtfully priced it as.

Many know this as the hassle of a yard sale. Sometimes yard sales can be very profitable and families manage to get rid of things they don’t use anymore. Often times though yard sales can be tiring and the profit doesn't match the time put into organizing the event. This is why Facebook yard sales have become so appealing.

Erin Angiolillo-Smith, the administrator for a Downingtown yard sale group says it’s “shopping from home.” She explained with most Facebook yard sales you take a picture of the item you want to sell, post it with an asking price on the site and you can essentially “forget about it” until you get a notification that someone is "interested."

You can even post the items to Facebook from your smartphone.

As a stay-at-home mom this allows her as well as other women and men to make money on the side without the stress that comes with a traditional yard sale.

Since Smith took over the site last winter there has been significant growth. When she first joined there were around 3,000 members. Now, there are nearly 11,000 members and the site gets between 75 to 100 new requests each day that she and the other site administrator screen on a regular basis.

Some Facebook users that frequent these sites have even turned the online groups into a hobby by buying any old furniture pieces that are posted, fixing them up and then re-selling them on the site.

Other popular items include baby toys and kids’ clothes, some sites even being strictly devoted to these kinds of products.

Tim Sweeney, a site administrator of a Lansdale yard sale group on the other hand was tired of seeing all the baby clothes and strollers posted on other groups.

In May he created a site for men’s items only and today the group has more than 650 members.

Sweeney says women are allowed to be members of the group too but all the items posted have to be considered “manly.”

“If you post high heels we’re going to take it off.”

People will often sell fishing equipment, cars and engines of any kind.

Members of this site as well as other yard sale groups can also post “ISO” which means that they are “in search of” something whether it be a lawn mower or a picnic table. Potential buyers can now specify what they’re looking for and wait to see if anyone is willing to sell.

People can belong to multiple yard sale groups but it’s important to keep in mind that most are based on location. Most of the sites have the location right in the group name being either a town or encompassing multiple counties.

It’s helpful to read a site’s description before requesting to join. This way you can be clear on how exchanges are coordinated. In most groups the buyer assumes the responsibility of picking up the item they are purchasing.

Many times the seller may agree to leave the item on their porch called a “PPU” or “porch pick-up” and determine a spot such as under the doormat to leave the payment.

These details though are usually kept private through Facebook message.

Sometimes the seller will agree to meet the buyer half-way at a shopping center parking lot or similar location.

It’s rare for a seller to be willing to drop off the item they are selling to the buyer’s house. However, quite a few members of the yard sale group “People Helping People” do just that.

What makes this site truly unique is that members only post items they are willing to donate to people in need.

Marlo Davis started the group with the motto that “we can’t help everyone but everyone can help someone.”

She admitted the generosity of others has amazed her.

“It’s not me, it’s them.”

Davis said the site has new members every day and she’s constantly answering Facebook messages and requests with the help of two other administrators.

She explained that this site is a lot different than donating to Good Will because people get to see the individual that they are helping and the site like many other yard sale sites has become a community of people.

To ensure people are getting some kind of help that they need one of the site rules is that members are only allowed to claim one free item per day.

"People Helping People" also takes advantage of “ISO” posts and Davis said most people are able to find what they need. One young woman was able to get free dishes for her new apartment.

Now the site is going one step further by organizing challenges to help as many people as possible.

The "Grocery Challenge" posted on the site was prompted because many members were posting “ISOs” for food items.

Some are willing to bring families in need to the grocery store and help them pay for meals.

Others are doing what is being done on all yard sale sites by looking at what you have but don’t use and thinking that maybe someone else would use, want or need this more.

Whether you belong to one of these groups or a similar one know that it’s best practice to use common courtesy.

Occasionally sales fall through or someone that commented on a post showing initial interest may change their mind.

One safeguard against this is that other people who are interested in the item will comment "next" signifying that they are "next in line" if the sale doesn't go through.

The administrators themselves also have the ability to remove people from the group if they see a recurring pattern with certain group members.

All of the administrators are volunteers and the only profit they make is if they post their own item to sell. The rules they put in place are to ensure a comfortable and safe group environment for everyone.

If there's an item you want to sell or a whole closet worth of things you no longer use, there's no need to wait for the annual community yard sale, all you have to do is log onto Facebook.



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<![CDATA[Time Lapse of Day 1 of Made in America]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:29:48 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/217*120/MAde+in+America+Timelapse.JPG See what it looked like as Kanye West and others took the stage along the Ben Franklin Parkway.

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<![CDATA[Beachgoers Turned Away After Beach Reaches Capacity]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:53:41 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/heat-santa-cruz-6-30-ksbw.jpg

The Labor Day Weekend crush of guests led to a Jersey Shore beach turning away beachgoers by midday Saturday.

Park management closed the gates at Island Beach State Park around noon.

Park officials told NBC10 that they were forced to close the gates of after all 1,800 parking spaces at the Ocean County beach became occupied. At that point, management considers the beach to be at full capacity.

On the public beach’s website, park management warns of potential closures warning for people to get to the beach early – the gates opened at 7 a.m. Saturday.

“This is a fairly common occurrence during summer weekends and holidays so be sure to plan accordingly,” reads the website.

The beach charges $10 for New Jersey residents and $20 for other visitors per car during the Labor Day Weekend.
 



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<![CDATA[Philly Taco Makes 'Outrageous' Food List]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:46:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*160/fb6e20f82c7011e3b7ba22000aaa21618.jpg

Ever had a Philly taco? It's when you get a cheesesteak and then roll it up into a giant slice of pizza.

The creation is getting national attention from a CityPass list of outrageous foods around the country.

Now, there's not a place (that we know of) who will actually make the whole thing for you.

But this bizarre Frankenfood seems to be the brainchild of a few inebriated who patron South Street.

 

 

Philly.com's Michael Klein points out how it works. First, you go to Jim's Steaks and get a cheesesteak. Then you trudge a block down South to Lorenzo's pizza. Once there, order a jumbo plain slice.

Take the tapered end of the pizza, wrap it inside the steak, then roll and viola! you have the epitome of drunk food in your hands.

[Philly.com]



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<![CDATA[Cards Against Humanity Creator Designs New Card Game]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:10:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Wild-West.jpg

One of the creators of Cards Against Humanity has come up with a new card game.

Chicagoan Max Temkin and a team of six other designers, have started a Kickstarter fundraising page hoping to fund the release of a new card game called Slap .45.

The Wild West card game intends to capture the feeling of a Western shootout, the game’s creators said.

Players group into teams and use the cards, which act as guns and events,  to “duel."

“Slap .45 is an old Western-themed duel game with a slap mechanic,” Temkin said in a video on the campaign page. “It’s crazy intense fun and it’s one of those games that everyone can learn in like 30 seconds and it escalates so quickly into this really competitive experience.”

The campaign, which still has 20 days left, has already raised nearly triple the original goal of $18,850.

Temkin also runs Chicago design firm Maxistentialism, where fellow Slap .45 creator and Chicagoan Ade Hogue works as a graphic designer.

The game was created by Baltimore-based Gnarwhal Studios, the same studio that created Humans vs. Zombies, dubbed the largest game of tag in the world.

It is available with a $35 pledge to the Kickstarter campaign, which runs through Sept. 17.

Copyright Associated Press / NBC 10 Philadelphia



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<![CDATA[Strut Your Mutt]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:20:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/313*120/PAWS+Walk.jpg

Make a pawsitive difference in the lives of Philly’s homeless, abandoned and unwanted animals this fall. Join dog lovers from all over the Delaware Valley and beyond for a tail-wagging dog walk and festival at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. You don’t even have to own a doggie to have a howling good time... Rent one for a day or adopt a new best friend at the festival!

The festival kicks off with a 1.5 mile walk around the Yard and continues through the day with live music, food trucks, giveaways, raffles and oodles of fun activities for pooches and the whole family:

  • Dog agility and lure courses
  • Costume and talent contests
  • Paw prints and painting
  • "Ask the Vet" and "Ask the Trainer" vendors
  • Microchipping and basic grooming services
  • Pet portrait photography
  • Reiki energy treatments
  • Pet adoption services

You’ll fetch all this dog-gone good fun for just $25 (free for ages 12 and under) and all the proceeds go to PAWS. Advance registration gets you your very own fundraising webpage so you can ask family, friends and colleagues to help support your efforts on behalf of Philadelphia's homeless animals. Top fundraisers will fetch some bark-worthy prizes, like a 5 day/4 night stay in Cancun, Mexico, a two-hour photo shoot, a Kindle Fire HD and Super Box Flyers tickets.

For more information, including sponsorship and vending opportunities, visit PawsMuttStrut.org or call 215.298.9680

PAWS Dog Walk and Festival

  • Saturday, October 11, 2014
  • 11 a.m. (Check-in begins at 9)
  • Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • 4747 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19112

Insider Tips

Check out a video of last year’s festival, after the jump!

Single? This event could be a great opportunity to meet the animal lover of your dreams!

About PAWS

PAWS is Philadelphia's largest no-kill shelter, and is dedicated to saving the city's homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. Through its adoption locations, special events and foster care network, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of pets each year. PAWS also operates two high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter and wellness clinics serving pet owners who cannot afford basic veterinary care, and rescue organizations that need affordable services to carry out their lifesaving work. These facilities serve more than 16,000 animals per year and play a critical role in achieving their mission to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, unnecessary killing of Philadelphia's animals.



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PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL]]> <![CDATA[Spruce Street Harbor Park's Season Extended ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:39:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/harbor_park_20140624_1416690791.jpg

The Delaware River Waterfront Corp. has extended the Spruce Street Harbor Park’s season through Sept. 28, because of the overwhelming response it’s received during its eight-week run.

"We thought the park would be popular, but had no idea just how popular it would be," said Thomas Corcoran, president of the DRWC.

An estimated 35,000 people per week came out to visit the park, with almost double the numbers on the Fourth of July weekend.

Read more about the pop-up park on PBJ.Com.



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PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL]]> <![CDATA[Owners of Zahav to Debut New Eatery]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:39:48 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/name_zahav.jpg

On Sept. 2, Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook (the restaurateurs behind Zahav and Federal Donuts) will debut their newest venture, restaurant Abe Fisher on 1623 Sansom St.

The restaurant's opening comes on the heel of the recently launched Dizengoff, the 600-square-foot hummus restaurant right next door on 1625 Sansom St.

The 1,500-square-foot Abe Fisher will have a 50-seat dining room, a 10-seat full-service bar and kitchen counter seats with a view of the kitchen that will be available every night for walk-in guests.

Abe Fisher will be the "inverse" of Zahav, Cook told me earlier, and will offer food of the Jewish diaspora.

To read more about Abe Fisher's cuisine, go to PBJ.Com.

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<![CDATA[Philly Beer Garden Happy Hour Series]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:25:37 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Beer-Tap-Generic.jpg

It’s not too late to enjoy the summer brew-haha at Philly's Beer Garden Happy Hour Series, but the clock's ticking. You’ve got just two more chances to hop in on the deal  at Independence Beer Garden (Aug. 22) and Morgan's Pier (Aug. 29).

Expect buzz-worthy people-watching, giveaways and cool deals on everything from light American fare to local craft beers from 4 – 7 p.m on select Fridays. Of course, don’t expect the party to end at 7. Both establishments stay open well into the evening.

Whether you're sipping a beer by the bell (drunk history, anyone?) or a cold one by the Ben Franklin, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more refreshing way to unwind after a long week of work.

Insider Tips

If you can’t make the Happy Hour Series, don't cry in your beer. You can continue to enjoy lunch, dinner and drinks at both open-air hangouts into the fall... Cheers to that!


Independence Beer Garden
100 South Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215.922.7100

The 30,000-square-foot outdoor area features 40 taps of regional and domestic craft beers, fire pits, games and American picnic fare from Top Chef alum Travis Masar.

Morgan’s Pier
221 North Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19123
215.279.7134

Named after George C. Morgan, the very first person to cross the Ben Franklin Bridge, the Pier features a sizeable deck, spectacular views, foodie picnic fare from chef David Gilberg and stellar craft beers. After sundown, dance the night away to live or DJ-spun music.

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<![CDATA[Spread Your Wings at Butterfly Festival]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:57:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Monarch+Butterflies.jpg Renee Chenault-Fattah interviews Amy Mawby, Director of Public Programs for Tyler Arboretum, about this weekend's Butterfly Festival.

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<![CDATA[4 Local Universities Are Most Polite Colleges: GrubHub]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:52:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/education+stock+diversity+college+students+happy+casual.jpg

Some say Philadelphians have a reputation for being, well, rude. We say we're honest. And GrubHub says a lot of our local college students are polite. 

Sounds good to us.

According to GrubHub, University of Pennylvania students are the most polite in the country. University of the Sciences came in third, Temple at No. 7 and Drexel University rounded out the top 10.

GrubHub, along with Spoon University, a food website for college students, looked at how many orders with special instructions were placed and the number of times that "please" or "thank you" was used.

The College of New Jersey in Ewing Township also made the top 10 coming in No. 5.

Copyright Associated Press / NBC 10 Philadelphia



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