[Sept 12-14] When Salt-n-Pepa recorded their seminal classic "Let's Talk About Sex" in 1990, it's likely that they didn't have the geriatric set in mind — but that's not going to stop the randy senior citizens in this Fringe show.
[Sept. 12] Murder ballads, jilted lovers' laments and vengeance anthems are older than rock 'n' roll, but it's been a long time since we've heard anything quite as exhilaratingly, beautifully batshit wrathful as the first song on the new Scout Niblett record.
Looks like Parc is going to be getting a run for its money. The Insider is reporting that Pierre and Charlotte Calmels, the couple behind everyone's favorite BYO Bibou are taking over the Rittenhouse...
High Street on Market (308 Market St.), the reincarnation of Fork etc. is opening next week and Meal Ticket had a chance to chat with chef Eli Kulp about his plans for the new, high concept breakfast...
The solo performer plays eight real-life individuals who have dedicated their lives to improving the human condition, like Madeline Albright, Arianna Huffington, Kiran Beth Sethi and Wangari Maathai. Also, some dirty jokes.
One could argue that including South Asian dance performances in the Fringe lineup is very consistent with the festival's principles, since audiences will be exposed to something they may have never seen.
Last week, Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell said that a water bill indicating that she had apparently not turned on a tap or flushed a toilet at her official residence for several months was "erroneous." Additional Water Revenue Bureau documents that have surfaced, apparently through a porous bill pay website, seemed to show that Council President Darrell Clarke had not paid his water bill in years. Clarke's office immediately responded with information disputing the seemingly outstanding bill for his home on Jefferson Street in Kensington.
A few hours after his office was notified of the bill listing a balance of nearly $755, the City Paper received a copy of a signed letter from Revenue Department Commissioner Clarena Tolson to Clarke, apologizing for the Council President's account being erroneously charged.
"We regret that due to a problem in our system you had been incorrectly billed," Tolson said in the letter, which did not go into the specific nature of the error.
It's not every day you find a Cornish hen in your curry. Actually, its not every day you find chicken in stateside Thai spots that isn't of the dull boneless-skinless variety. Circles has plenty of that at both it's locations, but at their Northern Liberties outpost (812 N. 2nd St.), you can order the Southern Islam Massaman Curry, a mouthful starring a crispy-skinned braised poussin charged with cardamom, cloves, bay and mace. The moist, delicate bird makes a pretty presentation, and the mix-ins of elegantly slender carrots, grilled roasted pearl onions and unbelievably good (I can't overstate this enough) fingerling potatoes give this curry a puttin'-on-the-ritz feel. I had it last week, and I don't think I'll ever order anything else from Circles again. Eat this immediately.
Once upon a time, I was tasked by a chemistry teacher to design, conduct and present an experiment. Now, I was always a bit of a lazy student when it came to the hard sciences, but the parameters of...
Today, Mayor Michael Nutter made an appeal to the public for school supply donations for the cash-strapped school system. Yesterday, however, Michael Nutter also asked his large donor list to cough up money for his cash-strapped political campaign.
Cigar aficionados take note, Ashton Cigar Bar(1522 Walnut St.) is opening up its doors tomorrow at 4 p.m. This swanky spot boasts a walk in humidor with more than 200 stogie options brought to you by the folks behind neighboring Holt's Cigar Company. But if the words Macanudo and Partagas don't get you excited, there's plenty more than puffin' going on at Ashton.
Ashton's bar is some serious business with a staggering number of cigar-friendly spirits. They've got over 200 bottles of whiskey, bourbon and scotch along with a cocktail menu designed to compliment cigars. Last night we had a chance to sample the Whiskey Revelation, a mix of Knob Creek, Amaro Nonino, green chartreuse and bitters finished with a flamed orange peel and it was pretty damn tasty. We're also kind of intrigued by the Ashton Martini, a vodka martini poured into a scotch-rinsed glass finished with provolone-stuffed olives.
For the non-cigar smokers they've installed an air purification system to keep the air fresh.
Many of the Cambridge Footlights' pieces were clever, like "Sketch for One," where a curtain was put up in front of the performers to make the action visible only to a single audience member pulled onstage, and its counterpart "Sketch for All But One," which reversed the joke.
In this week's South Philly Review resident restaurant critic Phyllis Stein-Novack is on a pizza quest in Fairmount. But when she discovers that the only slice options in the area are take out (Pizzeria Vetri excluded) she settles on Mediterranean BYO Figs (2501 Meredith St.). With trusty dining companion/husband Edward and a bottle of wine in tow, PSN began the meal with warm bread (always a plus) and white bean hummus.
Appetizers were an enjoyable eggplant dish and an appealing to the eye sashimi. Sashimi at a Mediterranean joint? Go figure. PSN was plenty happy with the thin slices of tuna served with "squiggles of creamy wasabi" and chopsticks.
Entrees-wise a filet of sole stuffed with with crab meat was "fine" but the crispy duck breast didn't fare quite as well. "Boneless breast of duck is a favorite of mine. Unfortunately, it was neither crisp or medium rare." On the plus side the fig and apple cider sauce and fruit bread pudding that accompanied the duck won points despite PSN's aversion to fruit in savory dishes, "I am not too fond of fruit in savory dishes, but the use of the in-season, fresh and sweet figs helped make the bread pudding shine."
Dinner concluded with Moroccan sweet mint tea, poured table side, pistachio ice cream and a warm peach cobbler.
All in all, Figs was "fine" according to PSN, earning a solid three tips of the toque.
Urban farming in Philadelphia has been, with a few exceptions, the territory of community activists, nutrition and anti-hunger advocates and individuals growing food to serve their own families. But...
I loved you with all my heart I gave you everything I could. If it was up to you I would be homeless and you wouldn't care as long as you were getting my money. I treated you like a king cater to you...