Food and Drink
Indie rocker Lucy Dacus is set to kick off the next leg of her tour supporting last year's lauded "Home Video" on Thursday at Franklin Music Hall in Philly, where she moved in 2019.
- I'd been wanting to ask her how she'd spend her Best Day Ever in the city since she told Pitchfork about ringing in 2020 at Johnny Brenda's (which, frankly, sounds like the Best Night Ever).
It's officially fall in Philly, and it shows in this weekend's lineup of things to do around the city. Check out these fun and frightening events:
- Get spooked at Eastern State Penitentiary's "Halloween Nights," which opens for the season Friday. The festival includes five haunted houses, live entertainment, immersive bars, and tours. Tickets: $34.
Tulip Pasta & Wine Bar, tucked away in Fishtown, might not be slinging anything new to Philadelphia, but it's a mighty fine addition to the neighborhood's scene.
What's happening: I checked out Tulip's second preview weekend on Friday, which featured four courses with wine pairings — but the spot is set to start its regular, a la carte service this weekend.
Some of Pennsylvania's largest craft breweries reported heady growth in the year after 2020's pandemic-fueled sales slump.
- Yes, but: Headwinds remain for the industry, including inflation, labor shortages and supply chain challenges, like a carbon dioxide shortage.
Thanh Nguyen came to the U.S. to study biochemistry but instead followed her passion and became a chef.
State of play: Nguyen is the owner of Gabriella's Vietnam in South Philly, where she serves up dishes from her native Saigon, Vietnam.
Philadelphians saw promising signs of a rebound from the pandemic this summer, but headwinds persist as many of our industries trail the nation and region in recovery.
- That's according to a new report by the Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation.
The fall fun has begun. Here are six ways to spend your weekend in Philly:
A pair of Restaurant Week events have dozens of eateries offering specials and discounts, with some award-winning places on the billing.
What's happening: The Center City District's Restaurant Week kicked off this week and runs through Sept. 24 at more than 70 participating locations.
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