philadelphia

Type E shops at Greensgrow

Saturday afternoon in Kensington, Philadelphia

This week’s CSA share included Greensgrow bucks, which we spent on bread, heirloom tomato salsa, and a Port Fishington cookie. The resident chickens seemed in good spirits, and there were signs of fall at the farm, including mums.

Citizens Bank Park vs PNC Park

Citizens Bank Park vs PNC Park

Which Philadelphia city has the better baseball stadium? Pittsburgh has a location and aesthetic edge, and Philly wins for food.

I was there in spirit

I was there in spirit

Everyone was at Fergies on Saturday, along with Strolling Luna and her creepy x-ray camera. True, I wouldn’t mind losing that holiday weight, but I was thinking more like a few inches off the hips. Though I suppose that being transparent has its advantages (such as the ability to render the great Blankbaby speechless).

I hate you, I Love You I Hate You

I hate you, I Love You I Hate You

What is going on with the Philadelphia City Paper’s I Love You, I Hate You? I still peruse these reader-submitted rants over cereal, but the section ain’t what it used to be. I’ve said that before, but this time I really, really mean it. Admittedly, I am biased towards the former Love/Hate editor, who ensured […]

Mummers Parade

2006 Mummers Parade

After logging ten years in Philly and the surrounding ‘burbs, I finally dragged my caffeinated self down to Broad Street and the annual New Years Day Mummers Parade, where men wear sequined feathers and open container laws take a holiday break. After walking South from City Hall, cold and without drink, some familiar faces at […]

Wanamaker eagle

Undying tradition

Last weekend was the annual ritual. We meet at the eagle, that is, in the Grand Court of the old Wanamaker’s department store, grab a seat on the floor, and watch the Christmas light show. The Wanamaker’s light show has evolved from state-of-the-art to retro and kitschy to sadly neglected. Over the past few years, […]