The Round Up

Get to Know Winnetka Bowling League, This Wed. at WCL (w/ Sasha Sloan)

Although we’re more than happy to finally have less-than-sweltering weather in Philthy in the Fall of 2019, we never get sick of mid-‘90s summertime jams… which our new friends in Winnetka Bowling League would seem to have in spades.  The band,...

Best Cajun and Creole Restaurants in Philadelphia

Where to Get Cajun and Creole Food in Philadelphia Catahoula - Classic New Orleans flavors are served up all day, at this pub with game-day specials & patio seating. 775 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Beck's Cajun Café - Bustling counter-serve dishing...

Best Cajun and Creole Restaurants in Philadelphia

Where to Get Cajun and Creole Food in Philadelphia Catahoula - Classic New Orleans flavors are served up all day, at this pub with game-day specials & patio seating. 775 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Beck's Cajun Café - Bustling counter-serve dishing...

Native American comic artists tell story of 1763 massacre of Conestoga tribe in Lancaster, Pa.

Action, fight scenes, and violence have long been used to sell comic books. But when two Native American comic artists took on the true story of the Paxton Boys’ 1763 massacre of the Conestoga tribe in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, they decided they didn’t want...

Illegal pot farms on public land create environmental hazard

Two months after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the...

‘We still have the faith’: 2 months after Dulce vanished, community still searching for answers

Two months to the day after 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez disappeared without a trace from a Bridgeton, New Jersey, park, roughly 30 people gathered in the backyard of a nearby home to keep her in the community’s thoughts. At the vigil, clutching rosaries and...

Big study casts doubt on need for many heart procedures

People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won’t cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the...

What we learned from the first week of impeachment hearings

The first week of Trump impeachment inquiry hearings is in the books. If you were paying attention to the thousands of pages of closed-door testimonies, you would recognize some of the details that emerged. But there were some new and important wrinkles from the...

Is Pa. heading toward a $9.50 an hour minimum wage? Tune in next week when lawmakers return to Harrisburg

This article originally appeared on PA Post. – Discussions surrounding an increase in Pennsylvania’s $7.25 hourly minimum wage have been heating up again as the Legislature prepares to head back to Harrisburg next week. A proposal generating a lot of talk...

The Sullivan Way is celebrated and dedicated in North Philly

North Broad Street between Oxford Street and Girard Avenue is now known as Rev. Dr. Leon H. Sullivan Way. Dozens attended the unveiling ceremony Saturday in North Philly at the Human Services Center named for Sullivan.  It was billed as a celebration of “a...

Widespread tidal flooding of Shore roadways possible Sunday, Monday

Widespread moderate tidal flooding is possible along the Jersey Shore Sunday and Monday, forecasters say. It’s due to onshore flow from a storm that will be tracking offshore toward New England through Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The...

Marine mammal experts rescue ‘cold-stunned’ sea turtles near Long Beach Island

The ongoing unseasonable cold snap is putting migrating sea turtles at risk of washing ashore on New Jersey beaches as either “cold-stunned” or dead, wildlife experts say. The nonprofit Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Atlantic County’s Brigantine...

Costumes from Netflix’s The Crown boost attendance at Winterthur Museum

Winterthur Museum is not exactly a “pop culture” destination. The Delaware museum is known for its massive collection of American decorative arts made from 1640 to 1860. The museum grounds include a 1,000-acre preserve of rolling meadows that creates a...

The 10 Best Steakhouses in Philadelphia

10 Essential Steakhouses in PhillyButcher and Singer - Trendy take on an Old Hollywood chophouse offering classic surf 'n' turf plus a raw bar & cocktails. 1500 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House - Chilled martinis & prime cuts...

Illegal pot farms on public land create environmental hazard

Two months after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the...

What’s Going On?

23 Awesome Things To Do In Philly, November 11-17

While it’s not exactly the most wonderful time of the year just yet, it’s sure starting to feel like it in Philly! The magnificent Franklin Square Holiday Festival — featuring more than 80,000 twinkling lights in the Electrical Spectacle Light Show...

10 More Reasons To Check Out Fashion District Philadelphia

Occupying three Center City blocks, Fashion District Philadelphia — which opened in September — has transformed the old Gallery mall into a destination for retail, offering 800,000 square feet of flagship, full-price, off-price and branded outlet shopping....

Shcity Sounds

5 Reasons to Come See Clairo This Thursday at Union Transfer

Clairo is officially our favorite YouTube-sensation-turned-legitimate-musical-force of 2019.  The 21-year-old has been recording music since she was 13 and become a star on both SoundCloud and YouTube, but this summer she both released her debut LP, Immunity...

Charming Disaster, Your Last Chance for a Great Halloween Party (Tonight at JB’s, w/ Rasputina)

Although the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection did host a number of noteworthy shows this actual Halloween, most notably Angel Olsen at Franklin Music Hall and Chelsea Wolfe at Union Transfer, I suspect that the city’s best Halloween celebration of...

17 of the Best Concerts In Philadelphia This November

November is full of fantastic concerts in Philadelphia on stadium stages, at intimate venues and in outdoor spaces. This month, the wealth of major-league talent coming to Philly includes Erykah Badu, Taking Back Sunday and The 1975 — a roster of artists...

5 Reasons to Come See Clairo This Thursday at Union Transfer

Clairo is officially our favorite YouTube-sensation-turned-legitimate-musical-force of 2019.  The 21-year-old has been recording music since she was 13 and become a star on both SoundCloud and YouTube, but this summer she both released her debut LP, Immunity...

How to Act Sustainably (Through Art)

Local environmental activist Ron Whyte, for Restored Spaces. Photo by Teishka Smith. At the intersection of public art, community space, and the environment, the Restored Spaces initiative uses art as a tool for conversation and learning. You may have seen their...

How to Ignite Change in Perspectives

Having fun with Legacy, by Walé Oyéjidé. Photo by Steve Weinik. Whether you lean in close to see the details or zoom out for the full panorama, perspective changes everything. Our murals can shift views on a neighborhood, help frame an issue of...

Art in Person

Artists in Conversation event planning and research meeting at the Free Library of Philadelphia. From left: Alina Josan, Starfire, and Ginger Rudolph. Photo by Steve Weinik. Our first Artists in Conversation event is this Wednesday, July 17, and we thought we’d...

Introducing the James Prigoff Archive

James Prigoff Archive, 1992 For five decades, James Prigoff has built a reputation as one of the world’s most respected photographers of public murals, graffiti, and spray can art. In an era when these types of artwork were largely dismissed and rarely...

How to Ignite Change in Places

The Electric Street © David Guinn. Photo by Steve Weinik. From skylines to flower boxes, portraits to abstract images, Mural Arts is always reflecting and igniting change in places. Projects bring communities closer together, create new connections, and inspire...

Eat Out Philly

Best Cajun and Creole Restaurants in Philadelphia

Where to Get Cajun and Creole Food in Philadelphia Catahoula - Classic New Orleans flavors are served up all day, at this pub with game-day specials & patio seating. 775 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Beck's Cajun Café - Bustling counter-serve dishing...

The 10 Best Steakhouses in Philadelphia

10 Essential Steakhouses in PhillyButcher and Singer - Trendy take on an Old Hollywood chophouse offering classic surf 'n' turf plus a raw bar & cocktails. 1500 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House - Chilled martinis & prime cuts...

Where to Find Keto-Friendly Restaurants in Philadelphia

Keto-Friendly Restaurants Around PhiladelphiaFarmer’s Keep - Diners choose ingredients to make their meals at this farm-to-table fast-casual spot. 10 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Suraya – A chic Lebanese cafe, market, and restaurant with a bar and...

Where to Find The Best Tiramisu in Philadelphia

Top Tiramisu In Philadelphia Dante & Luigi's - Old-world Italian cuisine like red-sauce pasta & osso buco served in 2 converted townhouses. 762 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 The Victor Café - Classic Italian eats served with a side of opera at a...

Top Tiki Bars Around Philadelphia

 The Tiki-est Tiki Bars In PhiladelphiaThe Franklin Bar - An unmarked entrance leads to this chic, subterranean cocktail spot with a casual tiki bar upstairs. 112 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Tiki - Laid-back bar with roof deck & tiki decor serving South...

Where to Get Burgers in Philadelphia

Where To Find the Best Burgers In PhiladelphiaLucky's Last Chance - Lively bar with gourmet burgers, craft cocktails & a substantial beer menu, plus dancing upstairs. 4421 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127 Village Whiskey - Gourmet pub grub & raw-bar items...

5 Philadelphia Christmas Tree Celebrations in 2019

1) South Street Headhouse District - Celebrate the spirit of the season as South Street Headhouse District reveals its annual Winter Wonderland on Sunday, December 1, 2019, from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm at the Historic Headhouse Shambles on 2nd Street, 200 Lombard Street,...

Eagles vs. Patriots: Prediction Week 11

Coming off a bye, Philly has a chance to really start a push for the playoffs. The issue is that their next opponent will be the New England Patriots, who took their first loss of the season last week. The Pats are also coming off a bye week, and figure to regroup...

Best Places for Sandwiches in Philadelphia

Top 10 Sandwich Shops in Philadelphia, PAAngelo's Pizzeria South Philly - Simple parlor is also known for classic & creative sandwiches, fried snacks & breakfast options. 736 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Pastrami & Things - Unassuming sandwich shop...

Philadelphia’s Top 5 Spots For Hot Dogs

 Hot Dogs in Philly: Where to Get ThemDestination Dogs - A global menu of elevated hot dogs & cocktails inspired by the owners' extensive travels. 1111 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Lucky's Last Chance Queen Village - Lively bar with gourmet burgers,...

Top Tiki Bars Around Philadelphia

 The Tiki-est Tiki Bars In PhiladelphiaThe Franklin Bar - An unmarked entrance leads to this chic, subterranean cocktail spot with a casual tiki bar upstairs. 112 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Tiki - Laid-back bar with roof deck & tiki decor serving South...

Where to Get Burgers in Philadelphia

Where To Find the Best Burgers In PhiladelphiaLucky's Last Chance - Lively bar with gourmet burgers, craft cocktails & a substantial beer menu, plus dancing upstairs. 4421 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127 Village Whiskey - Gourmet pub grub & raw-bar items...

5 Philadelphia Christmas Tree Celebrations in 2019

1) South Street Headhouse District - Celebrate the spirit of the season as South Street Headhouse District reveals its annual Winter Wonderland on Sunday, December 1, 2019, from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm at the Historic Headhouse Shambles on 2nd Street, 200 Lombard Street,...