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Manayunk: Lucky’s Last Chance Is Not Your Average Burger Joint

Manayunk: Lucky’s Last Chance Is Not Your Average Burger Joint

Since the restaurant’s opening in 2011, Lucky’s Last Chance has earned recognition for its selection of specialty burgers, hot dogs and craft beers. In 2013, the peanut butter and bacon burger even earned the restaurant the People’s Choice Award at the Philly Burger Brawl. Now, the restaurant is also earning recognition for its role in […]

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University City: Keeping The Printed Page Alive

University City: Keeping The Printed Page Alive

Among the bright blue walls and posters full of literary puns, Kathleen Volk Miller (below) sits in a sea of papers and books. It’s a scene some might find overwhelming, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. As a writer, professor and the director of Drexel’s new graduate program in publishing, Miller says of all […]

 By Damon Fillman

Manayunk: An Author Returns Home

Manayunk: An Author Returns Home

Author Tom McAllister, who grew up on the 300 block of Hermitage Street, returned last week to Manayunk to promote his book, Bury Me in My Jersey, a memoir describing his obsession with football and how it helped him cope with the loss of his father. McAllister, 29, who now lives in New Jersey, remembered a […]

 By Damon Fillman and Julie Achilles

Manayunk: The Spiral Bookcase

Manayunk: The Spiral Bookcase

The Spiral Bookcase, an independent bookstore at 112 Cotton St., welcomed local author Tom McAllister on Saturday to discuss his recent book Bury Me in My Jersey—a memoir detailing the events of a fanatical Philadelphia Eagles’ fan and a tribute to his father. Ann Tetreault, who founded the store last July, tries to host events […]