How To: Become A Bouncer

How To: Become A Bouncer

In 2011, City Council enacted a law with requirements for bouncers, one that prohibits bars and other places from employing security who have not completed a training course. Security jobs are one gateway to the workforce for those who may not have completed higher levels of education. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean […]

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Manayunk: Five Unconventional Food Items You Can Find On Main Street

Manayunk: Five Unconventional Food Items You Can Find On Main Street

Main St. in Manayunk is the perfect place for anyone looking to escape the limitations of a mundane menu. These five eateries provide unique offerings for Philadelphia’s more adventurous food lovers. Tacos de Chapulines at Taqueria Feliz These grasshopper tacos are exactly what they sound like. The crispy insects have a taste similar to roasted […]

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Northeast Philadelphia: Five Unique Places To Grab A Drink

Northeast Philadelphia: Five Unique Places To Grab A Drink

Philadelphia is a melting pot of different cultures and backgrounds. This diversity gives the bars and restaurants their own special type of character and spunk. No two places are the same and here are a few that embody what the Northeast is all about.   Tio Pepe Tio Pepe is a Portuguese-owned bar/restaurant that draws a variety of […]

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Fishtown: Running To Beer and Toasting to Science

Fishtown: Running To Beer and Toasting to Science

When his life lost control, he found running. David April of Fishtown went out for a run one day in 2007 to distract himself from his recent divorce. He only ran for a block, but that was not enough. “I enjoyed it so much, I decided I wanted to run a 5K,” April said. April […]

 

Roxborough/Manayunk: Younger Population Can Make Positive Impact

Roxborough/Manayunk: Younger Population Can Make Positive Impact

Friday evenings in Manayunk often consist of recent college graduates preparing for a night out on Main Street. This has become the norm for the young adults who rent homes in this community and are taking advantage of the nightlife in their new neighborhood. Beginning in the mid-1990’s, college students and college graduates from the Philly area […]

 

Roxborough/Manayunk: Tensions Arise Between Renters And Homeowners

Roxborough/Manayunk: Tensions Arise Between Renters And Homeowners

For Mary McCarthy and other longtime homeowners, the communities of Manayunk and Roxborough are areas that have rapidly changed during the last 20 years. Since the mid-1990’s, the community has shifted from mostly family style homes to apartments rented primarily by young adults. This change in demographic has brought a multitude of changes to the area, […]

 

Sports: Five Bars for Fans of Out-of-Town Sports Teams

Sports: Five Bars for Fans of Out-of-Town Sports Teams

Philadelphia is known for having some of the most passionate fans in sports. Sometimes that’s a compliment. Other times, Philadelphians intimidate other team’s fans. For Philadelphia residents who are fans of out-of-town teams, gameday can present a dilemma. Is their team’s game being shown on their TV? Which bar might be showing the game they […]

 

Waterfront: Harbor Park Continues Riverfront Development

Waterfront: Harbor Park Continues Riverfront Development

Big changes are coming to Penn’s Landing on the Delaware waterfront. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is wrapping up plans that will transform the Spruce Street span of the river into a summertime carnival. Starting June 27, the project known as “Harbor Park” will be open to the public. Harbor Park will feature a boardwalk, […]

 

Center City: League Takes Rock Paper Scissors to a Whole New Level

Center City: League Takes Rock Paper Scissors to a Whole New Level

Rock, Paper, Scissors may seem like a childish game to most people but for the members of the Pabst Blue Ribbon Philadelphia Rock Paper Scissors City League Championship Series, it is a very serious endeavor. Although it would seem like it is a game of chance, there is a large amount of strategy that goes […]

 

Sports Beat: Five of the Best Places to Catch a Game

Sports Beat: Five of the Best Places to Catch a Game

Philadelphia’s vibrant bar scene may seem like too much too handle. So, we searched high and low for the five best sports bars in the city. Buffalo Billiards (118 Chestnut Street) Buffalo Billiards is located in historic Old City. This billiards-based bar provides a competitive atmosphere for its patrons. And if a game of 8-ball […]