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in the developed world. The problem is not money. The problem is the school district wasting it.
In response to Tara Murtha’s interview with actress Holland Taylor, who conceived and stars in Ann, based on the life of Texas governor Ann Richards:
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Holland Taylor is inspiring to no end in this role. I think Ann Richards would be proud and honored of the wonderful tribute bestowed upon her. I can think of no better way to keep her memory alive than by educating us about the woman behind the accent!
In response to Randy LoBasso’s blog about food stamp funds getting cut:
JULIA RAMIREZ via philadelphiaweekly.com I recall seeing Ann and Liz together in New York City, where I live. Having grown up in the South, I would have loved to have had brunch with them. GARY via philadelphiaweekly.com
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Regarding Randy LoBasso blog about a large group of Philadelphia students who marched down Broad Street for school funding: It’s way past time the school district stopped wasting money each year. There are 30-odd unions for school district
employees, but none for the students; i.e., they are last in line for this taxpayer-funded morass. We need our school district to run a whole lot more efficiently, rather than throwing an ever-increasing amount of money after the problem, to the tune of $15,000 per student per year currently— among the highest spending per student
So how long before the millions upon millions of people both the Republicans and Democrats are severely dicking over realize that if only they could get behind a third-party candidate who actually puts people above money, they might see real actual change here? What’s the point of Obama in the White House if this is what happens? And what’s the point of austerity if we kill ourselves in the process? Neither of these parties knows what they’re doing, and both are so far beyond the realm of the actual American that they have no idea what real life is like any more. Vote Green, vote Socialist, vote anything but these people. JOE via phillynow.com
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Balcony Bar Buffet A Benefit for the Phreak N’ Queer Arts & Music Festival With the passage of Councilman Jim Kenney’s LGBT equality bill earlier this month, Philadelphia officially became the most LGBTQ-friendly city in the country—so LGBTQ folks and the people who love them will have lots to celebrate at this year’s third annual, four-day Phreak N’ Queer Arts & Music Festival in August. Founded by social-worker-by-day, DJ-by-night Kate Gormley, Phreak N’ Queer is inspired by Atlanta’s legendary MondoHomo, the similarly sprawling, queer-radical love affair of music, art and unapologetic politics. After spinning at the party in Georgia, she thought: We need this in Philly. When she put out some feelers, queer Philly responded, FUCK YES, WE DO! And thus, “the illegitimate love child of eight Philly organizers” was born. They’re upping the visual-arts factor this time, with collections spanning across four galleries and an interactive component. This year’s call for submissions from queer/trans musicians, artists and performers just went out, so if that’s you—or the you that stars in your glittery day dreams—now is the time to contact organizers to get on the bill. Among last year’s highlights: a 1950s-themed sock hop featuring a full-on gospel choir and a closing party packed with artists, DJs, musicians, performers and gender-guerilla radicals of all stripes. But alas, before we raise the roof, they must raise the funds. Enter the Balcony Bar Buffet benefit. Performers include the “patron saint of all that is sweet and sticky,” Miss Mary Wanna, a burlesque performer whose hip-shaking can move the mountains of her native North Carolina. There’s also “post-gender sartorialist” Messapotamia Lefae, performance artist Ruby L.L. Voyager, Ben Storey, Tyler Velasco, Joey Parzanese, Brooks Banker as Golden Delicious, musician-choreographer Sebastian and Lance Pawling as “Alaya Richmin’s surgically removed conjoined fraternal twin, Miss Rhonda Weiss” and more. / TARA MURTHA 10pm. $5. The Balcony Bar at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St. 215.922.6888. thetroc.com. For info on how to participate at Phreak N’ Queer, go to phreaknqueerfestival.wordpress.com.
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Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson, who make up the Uncluded, would seem to be an unlikely pairing. Ace is a hypnotically dense rapper with acclaimed production skills, while Dawson is best known for her time with the folksy Moldy Peaches and her work on the soundtrack for Juno. Somehow, it works. Their debut album, Hokey Fright, was released into the wild this month. 8pm. $18-$20. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com L E C TU R E
Zeev Weiss: Sepphoris: From Galilean Town to Roman Polis
Sepphoris, also known as Tzippori and several other names, was
the capital of the Roman city of Galilee and has been destroyed and repeatedly rebuilt by different cultures over the last 3,000 years. Dr. Zeev Weiss will explain how artifacts from Sepphoris show the change from important Galilean town to sprawling, Roman city. 9am. Free. Hagerty Library, 3300 Market St. 215.895.6388. drexel.edu ART
Karen S. Davies
The work Davies set up at the Twenty-Two Gallery has a love for uneven geometric shapes and shadowy, abstract landscapes. Her imagination has spawned trees that look like bleached bones of skeletons, splotched and sprawling in the heart of the darkest jungle. Through June 9. Twenty-Two Gallery 236 S. 22nd St. 215.772.1911. twenty-twogallery.com
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Fall Out Boy Back in February, the Fall Out Boy boys announced that they were reuniting (Did you even know they’d separated?), a tour was coming and—surprise!—they had a finished record all prepped, too. Save Rock and Roll surprised fans and nonfans alike in April, with one of their most distinguished collections to date. FOB’s seen its share of phases and mutations, and this latest incarnation is probably their most palatable. They’re not really making pop-punk anymore; they keep it light on the emo and screamo, focusing mostly on big, loud and arenafriendly rock. The first single, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up),” doesn’t really make a ton of sense, but the video’s dark and creepy in an awesome way, and the soaring chorus is hard to hate. As they have in the past, they pull in some heavy-hitting producers and guests: Big Sean’s on “The Mighty Fall;” Courtney Love makes a hilarious cameo on “Rat a Tat,” and Elton John shows up on the finale and title track. The LP’s pretty much wowed most critics, so it’s no surprise that fans are flocking to the Electric Factory tonight. Yes, lead singer Patrick Stump’s voice feels eternally angsty, but with this newest one, he’s not consciously channeling emo teen drama. This band’s cultivated a devout fanbase, and those folks will lose their minds tonight, as it seems the newest version of Fall Out Boy might be their best. / BILL CHENEVERT
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Hungry for something different? Try: Fencing – the oldest modern Olympic sport.
Hungry for something different? Try: “A Taste of Olympic Steel” Fencing – the oldest modern Olympic sport.
8pm. Sold out. With New Politics. Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St. electricfactory.info
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Questions? need more info? Big Sam’s Funk Nation email the Fencing Academy of Philadelphia, Inc. + Orgone firstname.lastname@example.org. Quality fencing instruction in the Delaware Valley Fat trombone blasts that would sound fitting for over 25 years. All instructors certified by USFA or USFCA. coming out of a jazz-enthused elephant are a clear sign that the Funk Nation has clambered onto the stage. And while they bring the big band funk we all dearly need to get up, Orgone, the other headliner, has the strong flowing soul to help us all come down. 9pm. $17-$20. The Blockley, 3801 Chestnut St. 215.222.1234. theblockley.com
A good portion of the population was still wearing onesies (no judgment if you still do) the last time the Monochrome Set graced us with their presence. These post-punk monoliths were empowering figures to bands like the Smiths and Echo & the Bunnymen, so pay your damn respects, ya hooligan, thinking you know best with your iPacks and your jetPods. 8pm. $12-$14. Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art, 531 N. 12th St. 267.519.9651. philamoca.org
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Ants will definitely be marching tonight at Milkboy. Acting as lead singer and lyricist for his melodic Philly fivesome, Popejoy’s voice seems to swing in pitch from word to word, just like another singer we know whose name is also the name of his band. 9pm. $10. Milkboy, 1100 Chestnut St. 215.925.6455. milkboyphilly.com
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David Uosikkinen’s “In the Pocket Live” Record Release
Since David Uosikkinen first began assembling a supergroup of local musicians three years ago to begin recording new versions of the city’s most classic rock and pop songs, he says, “I’ve had a lot of former Philly musicians living out of town tell me over the phone, ‘Sure, just send me your track, and I’ll lay my stuff down [over it].’ And I’ll say, ‘You know, that’s just not how we’re doing it.’” Uosikkinen, best known as the Hooters’ drummer before launching this new project, dubbed In the Pocket, isn’t being a luddite; to the contrary—in the late ‘90s, he was a key member of the team at MP3.com, helping to pioneer the digital music revolution. He’s just eager to capture the particular ephemeral magic that only comes from musicians bouncing sounds off each other face-to-face in real time. Leading the band from the back as its drummer, Uosikkinen gets to savor the rich variety of In the Pocket’s rotating lead vocalists. Ben Arnold, for instance, sings their version of Robert Hazard’s “Change Reaction,” while Eric Bazilian fronts “I Ain’t Searchin’” by the American Dream. There’s Tommy Conwell heading up a rendition of The Dovells’ “You Can’t Sit Down,” then Richard Bush doing the Hooters’ “Beat Up Guitar.” Those performances and 10 more show up on the new In the Pocket Live CD, which will be unveiled tonight. And Uosikkinen says this is just the beginning. Here’s hoping they’ll get around someday to covering the rockingest Philly song ever: the Action News theme. / STEPHEN H. SEGAL 9pm. $20-$25. 23 East, 23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore. 610.694.8389. 23east.com, songsinthepocket.org
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Beyond the Surface: Environmental Art in Action
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The Keeper’s Project
Her Spirit Was for Dancing
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that all good art, music and film can be a major catalyst for change. This conference brings together environmental artists and arts professionals from around the country to discuss ways in which their work can create awareness and restore ecological systems. 9am. $40-$80. The Schuylkill Center, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Rd. 215.484.7300. schuylkillcenter.org
The Keeper’s Project is a full-length dance theater video work conceived and choreographed by Anne-Marie Mulgrew in collaboration with video artist Carmella Vassor Johnson. The project was inspired by Mulgrew’s free workshops for senior citizens that focus on examining family history. Through June 2. $15-$20. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 North American St. annemariemulgrewdancersco.org
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Mount Kimbie, the duo responsible for ushering in the post-dub step genre, formed in 2009 while both members were attending school in London. Aside from their own two albums, they have done remixes for some pretty big names like the Big Pink, Foals and the xx. 8:30pm. $15. With Holy Other (Live) and Vinyl Williams. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. 215.232.2100. utphilly.com
These Massachusetts metal heads formed in 1998 by ex-Shadows Fall singer Phil Labonte and guitarist Oli Herbert. In 2012, they released their sixth record, A War You Cannot Win, which, much like the rest of their cannon, is an eclectic affair, casually genre-hopping in between songs. 7:30pm. $20. With Pop Evil, Seeds of Perdition + Travia. Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215.922.6888. thetroc.com
Her Spirit Was for Dancing chronicles the co-existence of Christian and African traditions by taking a look at the death rituals performed for Phyllis Gordon, a 92-year-old Etu member and Yoruba descendant in Jamaica. The film’s director, Morenike Olabunmi, will be available after the screening for a discussion. 7pm. $5. Scribe Video Center, 4212 Chestnut St. 215.222.4201. scribe.org M U SIC
The Soul Rebels
Leave it to a couple drum majors from prestigious university marching bands to combine elements of hip-hop with a traditional brass band sound to create something radically different. Their latest, but first nationally distributed album, Unlock Your Mind, features a cover of the Eurythmics’ classic “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” with horns replacing the synths. 9pm. $15-$18. The Blockley, 3801 Chestnut St. 215.222.1234. theblockley.com
Theatre Horizon Autism Drama Program: Intro to Playwriting
Learn how to create dynamic characters, rich dialogue and engaging story lines through improv and acting exercises. This program is funded in part by the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the Autism Society of America. Sat., May 4, 11:30am. $60-$175. Theatre Horizon, 401 Dekalb St. Norristown. theatrehorizon.org PERFORMANCE
Cirque Du Soleil: TOTEM
In its dazzling acrobatic style, Cirque Du Soleil tells the story of human evolution from amphibian state to human flight experimentation. TOTEM plays with science, legend and the connection between all species. Through June 23. $50-$130. Camden Waterfront, 1 Cooper St., Camden, N.J. cirquedusoleil. com/totem STAGE
Broadway is coming to Broadway ... in Pitman, N.J. Relive some of the best female roles in Broadway history with some of the best voices around, including Jennie Eisenhower and other all-star performers. The live band accompaniment is sure to put stars in your eyes. Through June 2. $20. The Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman, N.J. thebroadwaytheatre.org ANIMALS
Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
We owe a lot to our horse friends. Somewhere down the line, horses went from wild animals to means of transportation, to military weapon and then to entertainment in competition. The Devon Horse Show is the nation’s oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition. The event is accompanied by the Country Fair, featuring live music, food, shopping and, of course, a hat contest. Through June 2. 23 Dorset Rd., Devon-Berwyn. devonhorseshow.net FILM
The SPE@K Project Movie Screening
Tackling serious subjects like dating violence, substance abuse, bullying, mental illness and LGBT homelessness, this project, with local teens in lead roles, presses the issue that we all have voices that need to be heard. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Covenant House AC. Wed., May 29, 6pm. $10. Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., Atlantic City. beunltd.com
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A free, public event, visitors are invited to watch artists create larger-than-life sand sculptures in head-to-head contests on the beach. missouri ave Beach Just south of the pier shops at Caesars
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Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con While it may not compare to the international ComicCon in San Diego, for the hordes of sci-fi, gaming, martial arts, anime and comic book fans across Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley, Wizard World’s annual Philly convention is the ultimate event of the year. And regardless of where your level of interest falls on the nerd spectrum, it always guarantees a good time. For super fans, the biggest draw of the four-day fest, which begins on Thursday, is the daily lineup of panels, Q&As, lectures and other offbeat happenings, most notably a cosplay fashion show, various costume contests, sci-fi speed dating and, making its Wizard World debut, Super Art Fight, a live art competition featuring pro-wrestling style characters and storytelling, along with improvised commentary. Aside from the usual crew of celebrity guests/panelists—Stan Lee, Lou Ferrigno, Dean Cain and William Shatner—among the biggest stars making an appearance this year are Henry “The Fonz” Winkler; actors Norman Reedus, Jon Bernthal and Michael Rooker from The Walking Dead; Ramones drummer Marky Ramone, X-Men’s Shawn Ashmore, aka Iceman, and a reunion of the Firefly cast. Perhaps even more famous are the classic TV and film vehicles of which guests will have a chance to have their photo taken behind the wheel—from Scooby Doo’s Mystery Machine and The Dukes of Hazzard’s General Lee to the DeLorean and the Batmobile. / NICOLE FINKBINER 10am-7pm. $45-$85. Through June 2. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. wizardworld.com
Some Other Kind of Person
Some Other Kind of Person is a relentless tale of misguided American goodwill abroad, featuring a hapless businessman attempting to save an underage sex worker in Cambodia by buying her. Through June 23. 8pm. $22. InterAct Theatre, 2030 Sansom St. 215.568.8077. interacttheatre.org LGBT
A Reading with Bill Whiting
Artist Bill Whiting recently released his first book, An Early Work Late in Life: The Art and Life of Danny Allen, a biography written from the standpoints of admirer and lover that includes autobiographical elements. Sometimes funny and sometimes heartbreaking, Whiting’s work is a tribute to a young artist who lived through times that just weren’t ready for him. 5:30pm. Free. Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St. giovannisroom.com
Community Center Anniversary and Pro Cycling Clinic
Enjoy free health and dental screenings, face painting and Zumba at the UnitedHealthcare Multicultural Center’s anniversary celebration. Sit in on the professional cycling team’s bike clinic, and wish them good luck in the Philly Cycling Classic. Noon. Free. UnitedHealthcare Multicultural Center, 1900 S. Broad St. MUSIC
This Radiant Boy
This Philly-born power pop quintet have been formally retired since 2006, but are now breaking the hiatus for this onetime-only reunion gig. The group is led by vocalist/guitarist Michael C. Guggino, whose writing style combines a wide range of influences, from ‘60s psychedelic rock to Nirvana. 9pm. $10. With JJL and Dragon City. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. 215.739.9684. johnnybrendas.com
Manayunk Fit Fest
This all-day festival celebrates Manayunk’s fitness initiative, as well as kicks off their fitness week. Free 30-minute workout classes and on-site health consultations will be available and will serve to highlight some of the 18 fitness-related businesses located in the area. Also taking place is Walk the Wall, which is a family-friendly fundraising event to earn money for local nonprofit groups. 9am. Free. Main St. and Levering St., Levering St. Parking Lot. manayunk.com LECTURE
Green Night Out: Let’s Make the Rich Pay Their Fair Share
Anne Gemmell, political director of Fight for Philly, presents four ways in which we can place the proper amount of society’s burden on the wealthy. Aside from the discussion, there will be an abundance of food for everyone to enjoy. 6pm. $25. Singapore Restaurant, 1006 Race St. 215.922.3288. fightforphilly.org
Blind Dog Rescue Alliance Beef N’ Beer
The Blind Dog Rescue Alliance Inc. is a nonprofit dedicated to rescuing and rehoming man’s best visually impaired friends. Proceeds will go directly to supporting the veterinary costs of these pups. 6pm. $30-$35. Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein, 9130 Academy Rd. 215.332.0121. blinddogrescue.com WALKS
Philly Walk for Animals
Walk with animals for animals at this fundraising event. Participants must register to receive a sponsor packet to accept pledges from friends and family in support of the Humane League of Philadelphia. Bring your companion animal for a walk along the Schuylkill River Banks to the Festival for Animals at Lloyd Hall. 11am. Free. Ethical Society Building, 1906 Rittenhouse Square. thehumaneleague.com
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PHILLYNOW Sunday, June 2 EVENT
Emancipation Proclamation Jubilee Celebration Weekend
Abraham Lincoln, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass and more of your favorite Civil War-era figures are traveling 150 years to see you, so you’d better not miss this event. Enjoy re-enactments, a lecture by American Alliance of Museums’ award-winning historian/researcher Phillip Sietz and a museum-quality exhibit about Timbuktu African artifacts. Noon. Free. New Africa Center and Museum, 4243 Lancaster Ave. newafricacenter.com SP O R TS
Manayunk Bike Race
Need $30,000? Compete in the Manayunk Bike Race for a chance to split a $60,000 prize. The race is on again after the event was almost canceled earlier this year. The new course features a start and finish line at the top of the Manayunk Wall on Lyceum Avenue. 8:30am. Kelly Drive through East Falls. facebook.com/ManayunkBikeRace DAN CE
MM2 Modern Dance Company: Three
If you don’t feel like traveling to Florence, Italy, for this performance,
you can view it here in Philadelphia. This work is a compilation of 18 pieces choreographed by the nine company members who will be performing both here and overseas. 2pm. Free. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 118 N. Broad St. mm2dance.org FESTIVAL
Italian Festival and Craft Beer Day
Kick off Philly Beer Week on East Passyunk Avenue with events at Birra, the Bottle Shop, Lucky 13, Noir, the P.O.P.E., Stateside and more. Enjoy shopping discounts in the area, and celebrate Italian National Day with the free festival on East Passyunk between Mifflin and Moore streets. 11am. Along East Passyunk. MUSIC
Hands (Kill Rock Stars)
The overwhelmingly hypnotic sound of Hands will take you out of your element and into a sea of synth-pop versus rock. The project, which began as a two-piece from Philadelphia, has doubled in members and impact, playing at SXSW, jamming with Maps and Atlases and opening for Deerhoof, Foster the People and Kimbra. 8pm. $8$10. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. 215.291.4919. kungfunecktie.com
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Ross Mathews When NBC’s late-night talk-show debacle finally blows over once and for all, with Jimmy Fallon taking over The Tonight Show, Seth Meyers moving to Late Night and Jay Leno deservingly shoved into retirement, you know who’s going to be the real winner? The guy formerly known as “Ross the Intern.” Giving hope to lowly interns everywhere, Ross Mathews not only managed to go from a coffee-fetcher to a Tonight Show correspondent, but these days, he appears to be on the heels of the one-man media empire that is Ryan Seacrest. In addition to shedding 40 pounds on VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club, serving as one of few male guest hosts on The View and appearing each week as the only tolerable panelist on Chelsea Lately, Mathews has become a regular fixture over on the E! Network, covering the Oscars, the Olympics, even the 2012 presidential election. Now the undeniably endearing comic is hitting the road to promote his new book, Man Up! Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence, which traces all the hilarious and embarrassing moments of his journey from a chubby closeted gay kid in a small town to an ambitious super-fan in the big city. It just so happens that this fall, Mathews’ career will have officially come full circle when he serves as writer, co-producer and host of his own “interactive” talk show on E! called Hello Ross. / N.F. 8pm. $30. TLA, 334 South St. 215.922.1011. tlaphilly.com
Comedy Sportz: Introduction to Improv
Philly’s premier improv comedy troupe wants to teach you the basics of improvisation: spontaneity, active listening, risk-taking, nonverbal communication and more. “A willingness for silliness” is the only prerequisite for this eightweek course. 7:30pm. The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St. 877.985.2844. comedysportzphilly.com AR T
Suzanne Seesman: Lost Worlds on Television
Local artist Suzanne Seesman creates works in which Western histories of philosophy, education
and radicalism are memorialized, criticized, coveted and interrogated. Her latest piece is part play and part installation. Through July 20. Free. Moore College of Art and Design, 1916 Race St. 215.965.4000. moore.edu MUSIC
The Flobots have been cranking out their own brand of catchy rap rock for more than 13 years, with only minor mainstream success. Think Cake meets Matisyahu with a violin thrown in for good measure. 8pm. $15. With Wheelchair Sports Camp, Kuf Knotz. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. philly. worldcafelive.com
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There’s precious little left to be said about David Sedaris. He’s a great essayist! He’s funny and quirky! He’s to blame for the rise of the Western beta-male! His voice is hilarious! Many a pretentious college student applied for a Master of Fine Arts program falsely believing they’d become the next David Sedaris! They’re now paying off their student loans on a Barnes & Noble salary! So, in light of Sedaris’ reading/ signing at the University of Pennsylvania bookstore from his latest series of essays, the of-course-he-named-itthat Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, a call-out on social media garnered a few responses on what his local readings are like from those who, unlike me, have attended one before. “He read a piece he’d written that wasn’t published yet,” says Christina Scordia, who saw him at the Kimmel Center in 2008. “Parts were sad—and touching. The crowd was accustomed to him being funny, so they laughed. He said Philadelphians must really be tough if we could find humor in a story about love lost and loneliness.” Spoken-word artist Andrew Panebianco had a different opinion when he saw Sedaris a few years ago. “I saw him read in ‘07. It was right on the cusp of when he ran out of things to say and started drinking his own bath water.” All that said, expect a full house. / RANDY LOBASSO 6pm. Free. University of Pennsylvania Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St. 215.898.7595. upenn.bncollege.com
Beers include Russian River Sanctification, & Fegley's Funky Monkey, more to follow
11:35pm Late Nite with Joe Gunn
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Glow: Living Lights
This exhibit has one specific and awesome focus: bioluminescent organisms, creatures with the incredible ability to produce their own light. Dramatic video, live organisms and rare preserved specimens will enlighten and engage. Through Sept. 29. $13-15. The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. 215.299.1000. ansp.org
Tomahawk is Faith No More singer Mike Patton’s project, and the influence is obvious. Their latest album, Oddfellows, continues the tradition of varied musical and vocal styles laid over thumping bass with epic, majestic choruses. 8:30pm, $25. With Buke and Gase. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. 215.232.2100. utphilly.com
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THURSDAY, JUNE 6TH Lunch With Adam Avery 5pm Beer Dinner Night!
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Soul Collage: Celebrate Pride and Identity with Intuitive Collage Art Making
Celebrate LGBT Month with this expressive art process and class created by Seena Frost. Using magazine cutouts, personal photos, greeting cards and other personal items, learn to make collages that tell the story of you. 7pm. $20. 1315 Spruce St. soulcollage.com
A Perfect Fit: Fashioning Future for Women
At this 12th annual fundraising event, anchorwomen and other media personalities will donate clothing to the Career Wardrobe, a Philadelphia agency dedicated to helping low-income women prepare for a career. 6pm. $100. Crystal Tea Room, 100 E. Penn Square. careerwardrobe.com Compiled by Nicole Bonaccorso, Michael Brady, Drew O’Meara and Anthony Trivelli.
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Every year, craft-beer lovers journey across the country to be part of the extravaganza that is Philly Beer Week. Dave Heaton and Jill Goodheart are two of them. by Randy LoBasso • email@example.com
riginally from St. Louis, Mo., Dave Heaton and his wife, Jill Goodheart, moved to Philadelphia in 2004 so Jill could pursue a degree in speech language pathology at Temple University. They stayed for five years, during which time they became mainstays at Philly Beer Week, going so far as to take the entire week off together to get to as many events as possible—which Dave, a music journalist, calls an “endurance challenge.” They moved back to Missouri in 2009—to Kansas City—but have marked their calendars and made the trek halfway across the country to the City of Broth-
erly Love every year since. PW sat down with Dave to figure out what keeps them coming back. OK, so you two used to live in Philly. What keeps you coming back every year for Beer Week? Beer Week gives us a fun excuse to come back and see friends and visit a city that in a lot of ways we miss—to go to old favorite places and keep up with some of the newer bars and restaurants. Philly has great bars, so Beer Week’s an opportunity to visit many of them in a short period of time. Plus, we
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“The best beers are usually as much about when and where you’re drinking them, and with whom, as about the beers themselves.” get to drink a lot of beers that we can’t get at home. We were living there when Beer Week started, and I haven’t missed a year yet, so that’s another, somewhat silly reason: just to say I’ve been to them all. Of course it’s such a mammoth collection of events, and we’ll just be there for four days of it, so it’s not like you can ever really experience the whole thing.
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What’s the beer scene like in Kansas City? Is there anything remotely equivalent to Beer Week? Kansas City has a solid craft-beer scene that is getting better all of the time. There is one significant brewery, Boulevard, and some smaller ones just getting started, plus an ever-growing number of new breweries from the region—from the rest of Missouri, and nearby states including Kansas and Nebraska. There are just a few great craft-beer bars, though more seem to be opening regularly. The best one is a few blocks from our house now; it and a few others do have “meet the brewer” events and beer dinners and such fairly often, including a bunch recently for American Craft Beer Week. But no—there’s nothing anywhere close to the scale of Philly Beer Week, in terms of the number of events, bars, breweries, beers or drinkers. Is there a particular bar you always make sure you don’t miss during Philly Beer Week? Grace Tavern. It was our favorite bar when we lived in Philly, the one we went to pretty much every week. Going there every year during Beer Week isn’t as much about the particular events they have as it is the place being special to us. We also tend to go the Grey Lodge Pub most years for a beer breakfast. It used to be wheat beers; this time it’s wild-yeast beers. Your most memorable beer? Honestly, at this point in my life I don’t have the best memory. So, while I wish I could accurately recall all of my favorite beers from the past five years, I’m not sure I can. The best beers
are usually as much about when and where you’re drinking them, and with whom, as about the beers themselves. I usually try to drink at least some beers that I won’t ever have the chance to drink again. Two years ago, for example, I drank a Voodoo beer that had been brewed just for that occasion; the brewer couldn’t tell me the ABV, even, when I asked him. In general at Beer Week, I’ll be drinking beers from breweries I can’t get at home even if they’re easy to find in Philly, like Dogfish Head. The most colorful brewer you’ve ever met during your trip? Each year I do end up meeting, at least briefly, a good share of friendly and down-to-earth brewers and brewery reps, not to mention fellow drinkers. I’m not sure about most colorful, but there have been memorable conversations here and there. Bobo from Chimay is charming, and generous with the beer. I remember one East Coast brewer drunkenly telling me he was working on bringing their beer to Kansas City, though I’m not sure I believe him. One time I went to shake the hand of a Lagunitas rep and spilled my beer on him; he took it better than he probably should have. Sometimes the brewers seem a little overwhelmed—we talked with Larry Bell from Bell’s one time about how tiring it was at Beer Week to try and keep up, drinking-wise, with his fellow brewers. But Beer Week can be overwhelming for everybody. And what’s your general Philly Beer Week goal? We try to stay away from the crowds and chaos and hone in on smaller, quieter events where we can drink fantastic beers. My goal is always to see how many different beers I can taste without ever getting too drunk or hung over. It’s an athletic event, really, or the closest I’ll get to one. It takes focus to drink that many different beers at night and be ready for beer with your breakfast the next morning. n
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PHILLY BEER WEEK BEFORE IT’S EVEN HALFWAY DONE
Over the course of a week that somehow lasts 10 days, close to 250 venues across the Philadelphia region will host a thousand brew-related happenings. How do you choose? Here are three dozen unique options to start with. (Don’t worry— we’ll be back next issue with more.) Thurs., May 30 (pre-launch) Lex Luthor Beer Release Grease your lips with specially seasoned chicken wings as you indulge Iron Hill’s latest beer release, Lex Luthor IPA. 5pm. Pay as you go. Iron Hill Brewery, 8400 Germantown Ave. 215.948.5600. ironhillbrewery.com Duck Rabbit: Dinner, Beer and a Movie Dark beer enthusiasts will match their porters and stouts to the absurdity of Looney Tunes. Watch Daffy fail miserable as you eat his metaphorical (and delicious) corpse. 7pm. Pay as you go. Old Eagle Tavern, 177 Markle St. 215.483.5535. oldeagletavern.com
Fri., May 31 Hammer of Glory Relay with the Philly Roller Girls The glorious journey of the Hammer of Glory begins at Hop Angel with women on roller skates. Watch them zigzag their way to Grey Lodge, 4.5 miles away, indefatigable HOG in tow. 9:30am. Pay as you go. Hop Angel Brauhaus, 7980 Oxford Ave. 215.437.1939. hopangelbrauhaus.blogspot.com
Samuel Adams Ice Cream Social Mix the large and accessible Sam Adams lineup with delicious gelato from Capogiro. Nine beers and three types of gelato await your insatiable palate. 4pm. Pay as you go. City Tap House, 3925 Walnut St. 215.662.0105. citytaphouse.com Brotherly Suds For once, it’s a good thing to be from Jersey. If you have an out-of-state ID, you can get one of their many craft beers on tap for $3. 5pm. Pay as you go. The Irish Pol, 45 S. Third St. 267.761.9532. theirishpol.com Beer & Cheese with DiBruno’s & House of Cheese Book Signing Head cheese monger Emilio Mignucci will be matching up beautiful and delicious cheeses with beers on tap while discussing his love and knowledge of cheese. 6pm. Pay as you go. Village Belle, 757 S. Front St. 215.551.2200. thevillagebelle.com Opening Tap 2013 The exalted Hammer of Glory has finally found its home. Mayor Nutter will smash open the first official keg of the week and then we drink until the belches are long and the hiccups are frequent. 7pm. $45. Independence Visitor Center, Sixth and Market sts. phillybeerweek.com CON T I N U E D N E X T PAG E >>>
...and 10 great craft brews to blow the novice drinker’s mind Never tried craft beer? Here are some great ones recently spotted around town. Sometimes they’re on tap—sometimes they’re not. The hunt is part of the fun.
1. Founders Porter
Porter is a core style of beer with a rich, impressive history. There are lots of porters out there, some of them pretty mediocre—but Founders Porter is one of the very best on the market; it gets a perfect 100 at ratebeer.com for a reason. Pouring a brown so deep it might as well be black, the frothy tan head kicks up aromas of chocolate, toffee, and a hint of coffee, and the taste is pure bliss. You know that “ooooh” sound some people make when they bite into a rich chocolate cake? Yeah, it’s like that: pure sex in a glass. Drinking it in public feels like an indecent act. Founders Porter is sometimes available at South Philadelphia Tap Room, the Farmer’s Cabinet, American Sardine Bar and the Greeks Next Door.
2. Ithaca Apricot Wheat
Your rambunctious buddies are going to bust your chops for this. Apricot beer? Really? And your answer is, hell yes. Because all it takes is a taste. Ithaca is very quietly one of the best brewers on the East Coast; they really deserve to be held in higher esteem than they are, and Apricot Wheat is a good example of how high-impact they can be. This isn’t a beer for someone who doesn’t like sweet beverages. The apricot is not subtle; it’s right up front and in your face, making this a fruity brew perfect for a hot day. Try one of these while sitting poolside and you’ll be in a small slice of heaven. Ithaca Apricot Wheat is sometimes available at the Abbaye, Westbury Bar, Pinocchio’s Beer Garden, Redwood, and Garrett Hill Ale House.
3. Troëgs Mad Elf I don’t know if Satanists or pagans or
something are getting together in the woods each winter to bust cherries, but I DO know that each winter they—and everyone else—are scrambling to get Tröegs Mad Elf ale, which is the sort of beer you’d get if a bunch of drunk Pagans brewed the most cherry-poppin’ beer they could imagine. That, and the devil himself would have to have thought of adding honey to the mix. So, yeah. Once done stretching analogies as far as possible, you’ll find yourself struggling with the insane 11 percent ABV, even as you revel in the sweet sin of this beer’s fruity nectar. Those nutty Tröegs people—they know how to do it, don’t they? Oh, and here’s a secret not many people know, since folks scoop this up CON T I N U E D N E X T PAG E >>>
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Strange Brew Screening Watch the ‘delicately’ aged ‘80s comedy Strange Brew while eating a bunch of snacks. Any chance to watch Rick Moranis parade around—acting as Canadian as possible— in search of free beer should be taken. 8pm. Free. Malt House Ltd., 7101 Emlen St. 215.242.1700. malthouseltd.com Post Opening Party Honky tonk rock and bluegrass from John Train will serve as your lullaby as you gulp down Fergie’s nice collection of Sly Fox brews until you fall asleep on the bar. 10:30pm. Pay as you go. Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom St. 215.928.8118. fergies.com
Sat., June 1 4th Annual Fruit Beer Event Get your daily dose of vitamin C via the tangy selection of lambics, ciders and sours available at the Institute Bar. 11am. Pay as you go. The Institute Bar, 549 N. 12th St. 267.318.7772. institutebar.com Pennsylvania Brewer’s Block Party Three Pennsylvania breweries come together to host a block party featuring a number of carnival games and, of course, beer. Noon. Pay as you go. Philadelphia Bar and Restaurant, 120 Market St. 215.925.7691. philadelphiabarandrestaurant.com Weiss is Right Test your sudsy knowledge, bid on fancy craft beers and play carnival games for prizes. 1pm. $10. The Blockley, 3801 Chestnut St. 215.222.1234. theblockley.com International Great Beer Expo Enter the Naval Yard and just weep. More than 50 brewers from around the world
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are available to an obviously thirsty public. 1:30pm. $46. Naval Yard, 4747 S. Broad St. greatbeerexpo.com/philly Take It In The Can!! A Celebration of Canned Craft Beers! Some damn good brewers have started to sell their beers in cans, which has finally started to become a thing. Doobies Bar has brought a bunch of them together. Now you can feel dignified when you crush the beer can on your forehead. 3pm. Pay as you go. Doobies Bar, 2201 Lombard St. 215.546.0316. Superheroes vs. Supervillains with Bella Vista Beer Distributor Mix your love for comics and good beer at this costume contest. Wear your favorite superhero or supervillain outfit for prizes. 7pm. Pay as you go. Prohibition Taproom, 501 N. 13th St. 215.238.1818. theprohibitiontaproom.com 4th Annual Broads, Brews & Queens Celebrate the female presence in the beer industry by partaking in the beverages they have had a hand in creating. 9pm. Pay as you go. Smokin’ Betty’s, 116. S. 11th St. 215.922.6500. smokinbettys.com
Sun., June 2 Craft Beer Day on East Passyunk The bars and restaurants on East Passyunk want you to create a personal pub crawl, using their stores as pit stops on your way to craft beer oblivion. Various Times. Pay as you go. 1904 E. Passyunk Ave. 6th Annual Coffee Beer Brunch Coffee stouts and a specially designed brunch menu by the folks at Eulogy are all you need to recover from the rowdy start
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every winter and drink it ASAP: This beer ages pretty well. If you have a few bottles, don’t be shy about stashing them away for a few years. Tröegs Mad Elf may still be available at Kyber Pass Pub, and this winter will be back in most fine establishments.
4. Avery Brewing’s Mephistopheles Get your crash helmets on, folks, because
this ride isn’t for the faint of heart. Colorado’s Avery Brewing puts out a “Demons of Ale” series that might as well mark the end of days—that’s how aggressively evil these beers are. Mephistopheles is a big ol’ stout that tends to hover in the 16 percent ABV range. To put that in perspective, one bottle of this has the same alcohol impact of four bottles of the best known stout in the world, Guinness. This ridiculously big beer should be consumed like a fine wine, with slow sips to appreciate its complex flavors. Be ready for a big, boozy syrup with notes of chocolate, coffee, cocoa, licorice and more. Imagine burnt Kahlua turned into a beer turned into a wine, and you are maybe getting close. It’s as intimidating as a demon should be. Try it at least once. There is nothing else like it. Avery Mephistopheles is sometimes available at the Belgian Café.
5. Ommegang Hennepin Ever step out onto a grassy field or fresh farmland and
been invigorated by the lush, clean, earthy smell of the air? That’s Hennepin. It’s made by Ommegang, one of America’s best brewers of Belgian styles, and it’s one of the definitive examples of the elusive saison style. Saison is a broad category, but the basics are that they tend to be pale, musty and have some herbal spice kick. This beer is exactly that to perfection. Hennepin is CON T I N U E D N E X T PAG E >>>
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of Philly Beer Week. 11am. Pay as you go. Eulogy Tavern, 136 Chestnut St. 215.413.1918. eulogybar.com 2nd Annual DAY of GAMES w/ Johnny Goodtimes Beer-based games meant to embarrass and make you feel bloated are hiding out at the City Tap House. If you wish to participate, bring three foolish/brave companions and make sure to dress with a theme in mind. 1pm. Pay as you go. City Tap House, 3925 Walnut St. 215.662.0105. citytaphouse.com Bike to Saint Benjamin Brewery Dress in colonial clothing and bike to the future site of the Saint Benjamin Brewing Company in Kensington. Along the way, get schooled on the history of brewing in Philadelphia. And of course there will be beer samples, silly. 3pm. Free. Franklin Court, 314. Market St. stbenjaminbrewing.com Christian DeBenedetti Book Dinner Papa Vetri will be doling out drool-worthy courses at this food and beer pairing event. 5pm. $45. Alla Spina, 1410 Mt. Vernon St. 215.600.0017. allaspinaphilly.com
Mon., June 3 Spend $10, Get $25 Match Play! Eat some food and manage to gamble away more money than you thought you could at the SugarHouse Casino. Eat $10 worth of food and the lovely folks at the casino will offer you a $25 match play. 11am. $10. SugarHouse Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Ave. sugarhousecasino.com
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Philly on Tap Pub Tour Visit three popular bars in Philly during happy hour while drinking a beer at each stop. The tour guide will discuss the history of beer in Philadelphia as well as the beer-making process. 5pm. $35. Clothes Pin Sculpture, 1501 Market St. 215.280.3746. philadelphiaurbanadventures.com Philadelphia Premiere of Beer Hunter the Movie Michael Jackson (not that one) was one of the most influential voices in regards to beer and whisky in the world. A documentary about his life and work will premier in Philly at Dock Street Brewery. Cost of admission includes two beers and a whisky toast. 7pm. $15. Dock Street Brewery, 701 S. 50th St. dockstreetbeer.com Ancient Beers with Dr. Patrick McGovern Yes, even the people who didn’t wear pants or have Google were better at making alcohol than you. Dr. Patrick McGovern will discuss the research he put in to the DogFish Head’s ancient ales collection. Philly Homebrew will be giving out samples of said beer after McGovern’s lecture. 7pm. $15. Christ Church Burial Ground, Fifth and Arch sts. christchurchphila.org High Gravity & Face Melting ‘80s Karaoke The beer being supplied tonight will make you sweat just through alcohol content alone. Apply the mascara thickly if you are heading to the Cambridge for this ‘80s karaoke showdown. 8pm. Pay as you go. The Cambridge, 1508 South St. 215.455.0647. cambridgeonsouth.com CON T I N U E D N E X T PAG E >>>
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effervescent but complex, easy drinking but strong (7.7 percent ABV), and so good it will leaving you pining for the glorious taste of horse blanket (that may sound gross, but it’s actually a real flavor description in the beer world). Ommegang Hennepin is sometimes available at Kennett Restaurant, City Tap House and elsewhere.
6. Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout
I have a confession to make. When I was a teenager, I had a giant wall of yellow in my bedroom made up of nothing but Yoo-Hoo cans. Until beer came along, it was the greatest beverage known to man. I drank so much of it, my zits had zits. Also, I failed to rinse out the cans before I stacked them up, resulting in an awful spider problem best left for a horror novel. A horror novel that features Terrapin’s Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout, however, is one I’d read twice. Maybe three times. This seasonal beer is a milk stout brewed with loads of chocolate, and it’s creamy, delicious—and tastes like the adult version of Yoo-Hoo. If this was around when I was 15, I would have died by the age of 19 of liver failure. As it stands, I’ll have to hold out for 59. Terrapin Moo-Hoo has sometimes been available at City Tap House.
7. Flying Fish Exit 16
“What exit?” is a Jersey thing, so it’s fitting that New Jersey’s largest craft brewery, Flying Fish, has a whole series of beers devoted to New Jersey Turnpike exits. Previously one-time beers only available in 750ml bottles, a few have now made their way to six-packs. Exit 16 is one that sounds odd but tastes so right. This is a wild rice Double IPA—and yes, it’s actually brewed with rice. If that brings to mind tasteless macro lagers, set your fears aside. This is a complex yet utterly drinkable beer that gives off aromas of citrus and tangerine, and drinks far easier than an 8 percent IPA should drink. It has all the flavor of a great Double IPA, but with a softness on the palate that really makes it stand out. Maybe the second best thing to CON T I N U E D N E X T PAG E >>>
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5K Run with Adam Avery Exercise with Adam Avery of Avery Brewing by running a 5K through South Philly and then immediately negate any work you did by drinking some of his beers and eating the great fried food at Hawthorne’s. 11am. Pay as you go. Hawthorne’s Cafe, 738 S. 11th St. 215.627.3012. hawthornecafe.com Bier und Klassike Rock The people at Neshaminy Creek Brewing not only make good beer, but they can rock with the best of them as well. Members of the brewery will take to the stage to show off their chops as well as people off the street. 8pm. Pay as you go. Brauhaus Schmitz, 718 South St. 267.909.8814. brauhausschmitz.com Southern Tier & Cupcakes This event doesn’t need much of an introduction. Beers from Southern tier are paired with cupcakes from Sweet Elizabeth’s. And then you eat them. It will be the best thing you did all day. 8pm. Pay as you go. Lucky’s Last Chance, 4421 Main St. 215.509.6005. luckyslastchance.com Dank Dark Beers & Jazz Trio A great collection of cellared, dark beers will be unveiled and drank in dim lighting as cool, fancypants jazz trickles around the bar. 9:30pm. Pay as you go. 1508 South St. 215.455.0647. cambridgeonsouth.com
Crafting A Nation Movie Premier Be a part of the narrative when you drink a craft beer while watching a documentary about craft beer. 5pm. $15. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St. undergroundarts.org Browse & Brews Books and beer don’t always go together, and the Free Library of Philadelphia is wondering, why not? Sample local brews with specialized appetizer pairings with George Hummel and Nancy Rigberg of Home Sweet Homebrew and beer historian and author Rich Wagner. Proceeds will support the library. 6pm. $30. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St. freelibrary.org American Cancer Society Beer & Coffee Triangulation Competition It’s like the Pepsi challenge, but with beer. Competitors will be asked to try three cups of beer, two being the same and one being different. Identify the different beer first and win a prize! Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. 6pm. $10. Mugshots Coffeehouse, 2831 Girard Ave. mugshotscoffeehouse.com Philly Beer Week: Beer Tasting 101 All this talk of beer can be confusing, especially if you’ve been drinking all of it. Learn the basics at this one-hour overview of beer components and production. 7pm. $19. Pinot Boutique, 277 Market St. pinotboutique.com New Holland Presents Olde City Sideshow Get weird in more ways that one. Join New Holland Brewing Co. and Olde City Sideshow for a night of contortionism, insectivore acts, sword swallowing and more. 8pm. Pay as you go. Pub on Passyunk East (POPE), 501 E. Passyunk Ave. pubonpassyunkeast.com / MICHAEL BRADY
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8. Troëgs Dreamweaver If we’re honest with ourselves, we’ll admit that the greatest
thing Harrisburg has to offer is Tröegs Brewery, one of the best of Pennsylvania’s many amazing craft breweries. (Seriously, folks, Pennsylvania is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to beer. Only California, Michigan and Oregon can compete.) So when Tröegs puts out a modest little wheat beer, we expect something special. And yes, Dreamweaver is something special. Sure, it’s just a German-style wheat beer, but it’s a super great one, with spicy clove, musty yeast and easy drinkability. Without straying too far into hyperbole, it just might be one of the very best American interpretations of a German wheat beer. Suitable for all occasions. Tröegs Dreamweaver is sometimes available at City Tap House, The Grey Lodge Pub, Perch Pub and Kildare’s Irish Pub.
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Sours are surging these days, but let’s be honest: Sour isn’t for everyone. Their acidic, tart bite is heaven in a glass for those who enjoy the style, but can be puckeringly off-putting for those who don’t. This beer, though, this is a sour for the masses. Brewed for the legendary Monk’s Café, this red ale is only mildly sour, with a nice, fruity CON T I N U E D PAG E 3 2 >>>
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joys the interaction the gig provides. She’s got an easy rapport with folks, and says that meeting new people is a high point of the job. Even for a circus performer who spends most of her time dangling from a strip of silk, Sharyn has seen some weirdness in her viewpoint behind the bar. Like back when she worked down the shore: “A guy came in with an iguana on his shoulder. An iguana! And it was just sitting there. He was just walking around, with this lizard on his shoulder. Like it was normal.” Sharyn didn’t remember what the man ordered—something self-consciously quirky, no doubt—but she did recall that the iguana didn’t drink anything. Which seems kind of rude, really, if you’re going to take the little guy all the way to the bar.
ake is dancing like a boxer behind the bar, staying on his toes, shifting back and forth. He’s not sure what to say. He’s known for listening, not talking. Luckily, the drinkers sitting at the bar at Kennett Restaurant are more than happy to give him tips. “You have to be witty, Jake,” one young woman says. There’s an arch tone to her speech, but plenty of warmth all the same. When she sees that her suggestion isn’t helping, she tries a new tactic. “Just talk about how much you love beer.” Jake laughs at that. Jake laughs at a lot of things, an infectious, easy laugh that quickly spreads to those seated at the bar. He laughs at his favorite things about bartending: “The women, haha!—no, no, that’s a joke. No, it’s that there’s something different every day.” He laughs at his least favorite things: “Riding my bike home at 3 a.m. dressed in all black with a large wad of money in my pocket. Haha!” Again: joke. He laughs with his co-workers, with the patrons. Jake’s laugh fills the place. “We had a customer one night, he was from out of town. And somebody—I don’t
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he relaxed atmosphere at the City Tap House allows the customers to feel a little chatty. Sharyn’s at the bar, and her lazy smile is all the invitation they need. They talk about where they’re from, why they’re here, and why they do or don’t drink what Sharyn suggests for them. She’s a patient bartender, happy to let the patrons gab a bit before sliding a pint glass toward them. “I love the hearty autumn beers,” one customer says as Sharyn leads her through the bar’s extensive beer list. “But I can’t drink a seasonal beer out of season. It seems like sacrilege, doesn’t it?” The bartender nods, her bright pink curls bouncing, and suggests a more seasonally appropriate saison pale ale. Sharyn has the look of the circus about her, and for good reason: When this petite woman with powerful arms isn’t serving up cold ones at the City Tap House in West Philadelphia or at Revolution House in Old City, she’s taking classes at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts. “I’m learning the trapeze and aerial silks,” she says, as offhandedly as someone else might mention doing crosswords or Sudoku. Her lackadaisical tone makes a pleasant contrast to the controlled energy in her movements; it’s easy to imagine her soaring through the air beneath the Big Top. “I’ve always been interested in acrobatics, you know? Gymnastics, things like that. I’m also working on contortion. I finally got my foot behind my head.” While she clearly has the muscles to do these physically grueling stunts, she hasn’t mastered all the carnival arts. “I am no good at juggling,” she laughs. “My boyfriend is a juggler, but I just can’t do it. I can juggle jobs, but I can’t juggle balls.” Sharyn has been working at City Tap House for almost a year. While the late nights that can come with bartending have been known to leave a body weary, Sharyn en-
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know who—rounded the tip up. So he phones us the next day and says hey, you overcharged me. By twenty-two cents. I told him, I said, ‘I’m sorry—if you want to come by, I’ll give you a quarter.’ But that’s not what he wants. He lives too far away to come here. He wants us to credit his card. So we do that. But for some reason, the card company never gives him the credit. He calls here every week for three months, asking where’s his twentytwo cents. Three months! He complained about it on Yelp! Johnny, the owner, offers him a gift certificate. No dice. He wants his twenty-two cents. On his card.” Jake laughs. “I think he finally got his twenty-two cents back. He stopped calling, anyway.” Kennett is a swank place in Queen Village, a strictly “green” restaurant that’s aiming to reduce its impact on the environment in every way possible. The oven in the back was built with the same bricks that formed the wall that had to be knocked down to make room for the oven. The booths are repur-
posed church pews, covered in fabric made from recycled plastic bottles. Everything is direct sourced at Kennett, from the mushrooms that come from a local forager to the frosty glass of Yards Extra Special Ale cask that Jake pulls with a practiced arm. Jake hasn’t always been serving beer at a place this nice. “I used to work in this dive, and there was a guy, Lenny, who would always tip one hundred dollars. Always. And we would fight over him! ‘Who’s gonna get Lenny tonight? Who’s gonna get Lenny?’ There’d be arguments! Who got him last time, who deserves him this time. It was nuts.” Jake’s energy and jubilant demeanor isn’t just for work. The other night, he spontaneously ran up on stage at the Philly Beer Scene Awards. “I accepted an award for Best Local Brew in Delaware.” It wasn’t his award, mind you: “No one came up when the award was announced, so I just bounded up to the stage, took the award and yelled, ‘Delaware rules!’ into the mic. It got a lot of laughs.”
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Jake laughs, too, remembering it. And the bar laughs with him.
hen there’s Mike. Mike’s a big guy, and takes up a lot of space behind the bar at the Local 44 in University City. But he balances that with the quiet, controlled demeanor of a librarian. He doesn’t move his body any more than he has to. Mike’s calm, confident cadence and uncanny stillness backs up his words; he’s not trying to convince you of anything. When he tells you that, in the past, at rougher dives he’s happy to have left behind, pepper spray was his chosen method of dealing with unruly customers, it’s simply because he wants you to know that it was the best method, bar none. You’d be a fool to argue. “I used to work in a place much worse than this,” Mike says, motioning to the tasteful rough-wood interior of Local 44 with his head. “And there would be guys who want to start a fight. ‘Cause they all want to mouth off, y’know? So you go up, tap them on the shoulder and ask, ‘Are you going to be a problem?’” Once in a while, he says, a bartender will see assholishness on display that stops shy of physical force, yet feels more unpleasant. “There were this couple at the bar,” he remembers. “It sounded like these two were on a first date, and everything seemed to be going well. And he just started being what I like to call ‘relentlessly awful.’ I don’t know how they started talking about abortion, but they did, and he asked her if she had one. She had, and he kept needling her about it—did she regret it, why she should regret it, and why didn’t she regret it. On and on. She started to sob, but she didn’t walk away so he just kept being awful. In public. In a bar. In front of everyone. I was mystified.” Mike shakes his head, unable to understand the event, even now. “I tweeted about it, because I just could not believe it. Terrible story. You had to be there.”
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“A guy came in with an iguana on his shoulder. An iguana! He was just walking around with this lizard like it was normal.” Tonight, though, is mellow. It’s a steaming, humid evening, and the customers file in shaking umbrellas and light raincoats. Mike doesn’t drink on the job, but he does have an experienced palate that he uses to guide Local 44 patrons to the proper purchase. “I’m partial to gin. I’m also partial to the whiskey family, scotch and burbon and the like. And I work at a place that specializes in craft beer, and I definitely like craft beer.” Mike looks out at the swinging front doors at the weather outside. “On a hot, rainy day like today, I’d have to go with Liepziger Gose. It’s made with coriander and salt. I’d drink it to replace some electrolytes.” He folds his arms and reconsiders. “Of course, a gin and tonic is fine, too.” As much as he likes the beer and the people, Mike won’t dispute that the career’s long hours are something to endure: “It’s rough being on your feet for eight hours at a time. They should invent a bartending chair.” He pauses for a minute, picturing it. The idea bestows upon his normally implacable expression a brief smile. “It would have to be on wheels. Or legs. Like, a spider-thing, clanking and crawling around.” He nods. “I’m all for that.” n
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sweetness that does a fine job of balancing the beer’s acidity. It’s a brew that goes especially well with a meal (a salad, a spicy fish, or chocolate make great pairings), but that also stands up nicely on its own. There are few sours as approachable as this one. It drinks so smooth and easy even your finicky friends will find themselves enjoying it. If you’ve never had a sour beer before, this is a great place to start. Monk’s Café Flemish Sour Ale is sometimes on draft at 12 Steps Down and Alla Spina, and is always available at Monk’s.
10. Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils Pilsner. Among beer snobs, it’s
nothing but a whipping boy, and for good reason: All those fizzy yellow drinks made by the Mega Brewers that beer snobs scorn are pilsners or light lagers (which is kind of redundant, actually, since pilsner IS a light lager). Tasteless, they say! Watery, they say! And that’s mostly true. But Oskar Blues’ Mama’s Little Yella Pils puts the lie to the notion with a crisp, smooth, tasty and stupidly drinkable pilsner that will rock your BBQ in the same way Def Leppard rocked ages. Or something. I’m pretty bad at analogies, but I’m GREAT at drinking beer, and this beer is great to drink. If you want to convert your lousy-beer-loving friends to craft beer, this is a great place start. Even better? If you’re not having it on draft in or around Philly, it’s available in the container nonsnobs prefer: cans! Mama’s Little Yella Pils is sometimes available at the Greeks Next Door and Field House. / ERIC SAN JUAN
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’ve decided on my fallback career should this whole writing thing fall through: competitive eating. Not only has my insatiable appetite earned me such endearing (and enduring) nicknames as “Mini Fridge” and “The Garbage Disposal,” I also recall coming in either first or second place in a pie-eating contest back in the day when I possessed the metabolism of a humming bird. But devouring the core of a blueberry pie in less than a minute was child’s play compared with the gastrointestinal feat I pulled off a few weeks ago. It all started when I accepted an invitation to a media dinner at Square 1682 (inside the Hotel Palomar on 17th and Sansom streets) to show off the restaurant’s newly renovated interior and revamped menu. With several no-shows, the night’s feast was shared between a table of five, and from the time we sat down to the time we got up, the food never stopped coming. After trying at least six different appetizers, I ordered the New York strip as my main course, housing every last bite of the one-pound slab. Finally, we capped it all off with a buffet of heavenly desserts. Despite the various side effects that I continued to endure for the next 48 hours, I do look back on the experience fondly. I knew I had to be reunited with the woman responsible, Chef de Cuisine Caitlin Mateo, to both thank her and possibly learn a thing or two about making good food. Thankfully, both of us practiced some restraint this time around. In fact, Caitlin’s chosen dish—chilled pea soup—proved to be the easiest, quickest and most versatile dish I’ve made for this column so far. Consisting of just raw veggies, water, olive oil and seasonings blended together, it may also be the healthiest. “It’s like a superfood soup,” Caitlin says. Technically, the soup is 100 percent vegan, but because it’s simply a base, you’re free to build upon it however you choose. The ingredient combinations are endless. Caitlin recommends a combination of seafood (shellfish, lobster, crabmeat, grilled shrimp, oysters), various vegetables (frisee lettuce, poached baby potatoes, celeriac) and/or a type of fruit (peaches, golden raisins, apples). Personally, I recommend getting some crackers or Italian bread and calling it a day. You even have a little leeway with the base ingredients. If, like Caitlin, you like your soup a little sweeter, add a teaspoon of
Simple plan: Raw veggies, water, olive oil and seasonings are all you need for a delicious pea soup, Nicole learns. (Photo by Ashley Catharine Smith)
honey (or sugar or agave if you’re vegan). If you like it a little spicy but don’t have time to go to an Asian market to pick up some Togarashi spice, add a pinch of cayenne to the blender. If the ingredients seem insufficient compared with the amount of water you’re using, don’t worry—the avocado and olive oil are what create a smooth, thick body. As for the peas, Caitlin says the taste of fresh versus frozen peas isn’t worth the time and hassle of shucking them. And she would know. “At a restaurant that I worked at before, we would have a pea or fava bean shucking party,” she laughs. “We would go back to my apartment, buy a case of beer and bring everybody back just to shuck.” Man, I’ve heard you chefs can get pretty wild afterhours, but I didn’t know you were that wild. After only about 10 minutes in the kitchen, Caitlin was ushering me out to go get situated at a table while she “plated up” the soup. Knowing full well what that meant (like she was going to serve me plain old pea soup), I wasn’t too surprised when the soup returned to me with chucks of poached lobster, apples and scallions, along with a dash
of chili oil, a pinch of Togarashi spice, a sprinkling of shaved fennel and a dollop of crème fraiche (a less sour version of sour cream). Even if I were starving in the dead of August, I most likely would have never dared to order a chilled soup combining peas, poached lobster and Fuji apples. And I would have missed out on quite an experience. A little sweet, a little spicy; it all made sense when it hit my tongue. Even more surprising was just how filling the soup was. I swear it took me longer to reach the bottom of that bowl than it did to devour that entire pound of steak a few weeks ago. Perhaps Caitlin’s healthconsciousness had suddenly inspired me to start thinking of my body as a temple, not as a bottomless pit. Or maybe being at the restaurant again brought back memories of that dinner and the subsequent digestive horrors I endured. Whatever the reason, I think it’s probably best that I stick to my day job for the time being. Find all the recipes Nicole has learned from Philly chefs so far online at forkingstupid.com.
On the Lighter Side
or many of us, the tendency this time of year is to begin the slow process of dumbing down what we drink. It makes sense in theory: Winter’s chill is the perfect time to find ourselves elbow-deep in a layered, more demanding cocktail, for setting up an Everest-style base-camp at the bar and scaling a mountain of drinks that requires real care and attention to consume. After months of drinking like that, who can blame us for craving something lighter and perhaps a bit fruity? Heres the thing, though: Imbibing more warm-weather-appropriate concoctions doesn’t mean drinking like someone who just turned 21. And no, just because it’s T-shirt weather doesn’t mean all of your drinks have to be saccharine-sweet and neon-bright in color. Which is where the new springtime cocktail menu at Emmanuelle comes in. Created by Phoebe Esmon and Christian Gaal, it has been a work in progress for months, the two of them cooking up cauldrons of magical potions at home and at the NoLibs bar. The result is a gathering of cocktails that’s instantly appealing and appropriate for the season, yet never panders down to a lowest common denominator of stereotypical warm-weather inanity. Several weeks ago, I had a chance to check out a number of the new drinks as they were approaching their final stages of development, and the results, as I expected, were stunning. One drink in particular I can’t stop thinking about is the Satyricon, a brilliant assembly of gin, dry curaçao, lemon, cinnamon and cardamom tinctures, and an ingenious red peppercarrot-ginger syrup. An hour after I tasted it, I was still trying to parse it in my mind: It goes down both dangerously easily (as is the goal of this season’s drinks) and lingers on the palate beautifully. Esmon and Gaal are alchemists as much as they are mixologists, and the payoff of their painstaking work is evident in every sip. The Baberaham Lincoln, an unexpected gathering of blended scotch, creme de mure, Aperol, absinthe and lemon, starts on a launchpad of the whisky’s smoke and spice and takes off from there into a remarkably bright stratosphere of vivid flavor. Components ranging from pineapple syrup to orgeat to falernum are crafted by hand, and the result is a palette of flavors that is both familiar in its character and brand new in its intensity and clarity. My advice? Start hydrating, load up on carbs, and get over to Emmanuelle as soon as possible. You deserve to drink well this summer. / BRIAN FREEDMAN
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FOOD & DRINK / Recent Reviews AMERICAN SARDINE BAR 1800 Federal St. americansardinebar.com Cuisine: American comfort. Eating here is a two-faced experience, both forward-looking and retro, a throwback to a time when comfort trumped detail, but of-the-moment in its occasional willingness to leap-frog convention and play in the sandbox of more modern flavor combinations. How else to explain the Frosted Flake-crusted and fried PB & J? It’s with the simpler constructs that ASB is at its most charming. Grilled cheese embodied the holy trinity of sensations for this Norman Rockwell construct. The bread had been perfectly crisped up in copious amounts of butter, the cheese tucked inside stretched from the teeth with each bite as if performing for a commercial, and the tomatoes, even out of season, brought enough acid to balance out the fattiness. Quintessential beer food. (Brian Freedman) BLUE BELLY BBQ 600 Catherine St. 215.238.0615. bluebellybbq.com Cuisine: Multi-regional barbeque. The menu at Blue Belly takes us on a barbecue flavor odyssey through Korea, St. Louis, Jamaica, Mexico and more. For all that, it’s a simple and affordable lineup, broken up into sandwiches, smoked meats and sides: It’s all so easy to navigate and makes grabbing a quick sandwich on the way home from work very simple. Standing at the pinnacle of the sandwich menu is the Korean beef sandwich; the meat is tender, juicy and full of sweet and savory flavor. Delightfully sour kimchi mixes with sweet pear ginger vinaigrette, threatening to reinvent your concept of what’s fundamental to the palate. (Cristina Perachio) BLUE CAT 1921 Fairmount Ave. bluecatrestaurant.com Cuisine: Latin-inspired comfort food. Blue Cat’s airy, friendly atmosphere, casual and competent service, and comfortable pan-Latin food bring new freshness and life to its Fairmount neighborhood. Salmon filet, beneath a gorgeous crust from the cast-iron skillet, is a simple, delicate dish, topped with a mango salsa as straightforward as it is bright. Chacarero, a riff on the Chilean sandwich, is piled high with avocado, string beans, red pepper and grilled chicken; this is a sandwich that’s as filling as it is unexpectedly good for you. (B.F.) ELA 627 S. Third St. 267.687.8512. Cuisine: Modern, creative American. This ambitious restaurant in the former Ansill space in Queen Village is well on its way to becoming one of the city’s most interesting, rewarding destinations. The skate arrived curled up like some sort of loose nautilus shell, its butter-browned flank a visual reference to the addictive whole-grain mustard crisps off to the side. A massive portion of thick, subtly gamy duck magret, the center glistening like a ruby, found its counterpart in a silky puree of smoked butternut squash. Get in while you can. I have a feeling, in another few months, once the national press “discovers” it, landing a table will be a justifiably difficult endeavor. (B.F.) EL LOCO PEZ 2401 E. Norris St. 267.886.8061. locopez.com Cuisine: Mexican-American done right. El Loco Pez seems to be a nice middle ground where all people can feel comfortable. It’s a bar with
a grind of meat so intensely flavorful, so impeccably perfumed with a hint of bell pepper’s vegetal brightness, a note of spice heat giving shape to the otherwise sweet notes of onion, that you may very well look at your next meatball, or beef burrito, and wonder what you’re doing. It’s encased in a perfectly crisp pastry—think of it as an African version of an empanada, also made in-house—and impossible to stop eating well beyond the point of fullness. Simple grilled tilapia used that ordinarily unexciting fish as a launching pad for a range of flavors from the savory to the sweet and a palette for what Chef Youma Ba calls African salsa—onion, green and red peppers, lemon, mustard and a bit of oil. It cut each bite and prepared you for the next. It was a thing of beauty. (B.F.)
a sense of inclusion, humor ... and damn good tacos and drinks. Carne asada was the most familiar, the short ribs tender and deeply seasoned with cumin, as well as Worcestershire and soy. Taco al pastor is nearly halfway between dinner and dessert, the distinct whiff of cinnamon and clove in the tender chunks of pork combine with the pineapple in ways that are distinctly reminiscent of an old-school pineapple upside-down cake. Order two of these. The menu encourages overconsumption. On the drink tip: The margarita at El Loco Pez is a balanced gem, neither teeth-suckingly tart nor cavity-causing sweet. (B.F.) HOP SING LAUNDROMAT 1029 Race St. hopsinglaundromat.com Cuisine: Flawless $10 cocktails. The names of Hop Sing Laundromat’s signature cocktails pay homage, in one way or another, to America. The “Montana Payback” is named after the Battle of Little Bighorn. “A Failed Entertainment” was the working title of Infinite Jest. “Nevermore” is in honor of Edgar Allan Poe. The new craft-cocktail bar’s owner, Lêe, spent months driving around the U.S., exploring its various food and drink cultures; aside from clever drink names, the experience left him resolved to build a place whose bartenders would serve high-quality well liquors without snooty pretension. For all its colorful quirk, Hop Sing pulls it off brilliantly. (B.F.) HONEY’S 2101 South St. honeysitneat.com Cuisine: Comfort food, with particular love lavished on breakfast and brunch. When I first walked into the new Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat, on the 2100 block of South Street, I was prepared
to take a mental inventory of all that had been cynically copied and stage-managed in an effort to recreate the magic of its NoLibs sibling. I was prepared, but I failed. Because the thing is, it works. The food shares the same DNA as the original, the same menu of comforting, fairly priced classics and riffs. The potato latkes remain addictive: With apologies to certain family members who shall remain nameless here, Honey’s thick-crusted, moistcentered latkes are what I fantasize about when dutifully gnashing through my desultory plateful of oil-bombs at the annual Hanukkah party. (B.F.) JANE G’S 1930 Chestnut St. 215.563.8800. janegsrestaurant.com Cuisine: Pan-Asian. Center City’s newest Pan-Asian joint is raising the bar for this part of town. While the dishes are mostly familiar, they’re somehow more memorable, like the beef rendang: rich cubes of beef soaked for hours in coconut milk and finally caramelized to perfection. Or the popcorn rock shrimp; don’t let the small size fool you, these little undersea invertebrates boast a big flavor, with the most well fried carapace I’ve had in a while. The serious consideration of each flavor is very clearly evident in Chef Michael Chan’s work. (B.F.) KILIMANDJARO 4317 Chestnut St. 215.387.1970 Cuisine: African Pull into the shopping center at 43rd and Chestnut, walk through the unprepossessing door, and enter a whole new world, borne along by food that rarely falls short of the utterly delicious. Start with an order of fataya, homemade beef patties built on
TAPESTRY 700 S. Fifth St. 215.923.1620. tapestryphilly.com Cuisine: American casual. At Tapestry, you really can’t go wrong with a brew and almost anything fried. Order a Ballast Point Piper Down Scottish-style ale from California and tear into a plate of fried chicken, a salty, dizzyingly crispy, thick-crusted plateful that’s among the better versions in the city right now. The vegetarian chili is also a standout: the pinto, cannellini, red kidney and black beans are all relatively toothsome despite the fact that they’re canned, and the sweetness of paprika and cooked-down tomatoes lend it contrast. Pizzas are generally a solid go-to as well with their leopard-spotted and yeasty crusts. With a few tweaks here and there, Tapestry will reach its potential and do the very pleasant space justice. In the meantime, stop by, check out the new brews and tear into that fried chicken. (B.F.) VERNICK FOOD & DRINK 2301 Walnut St. 267.639.6644. Cuisine: Internationally inspired American bistro. vernickphilly.com One of the most exciting new entries into Philadelphia’s ever-expanding restaurant scene, Vernick presents food that’s inventive yet rooted, global in inspiration yet American at its core. Start with red and gold beets dressed up with a red-wine vinaigrette, squares of nutty-sharp Moliterno cheese and sweet pistachios candied with fennel seeds. Move on to pork blade medallions; mustard greens and marmalade; flavorful potato ravioli. Finish with an impossibly moist carrot cake whose cream-cheeseand-fromage-blanc-vanilla icing is as addictive as anything in the city. (B.F.) WILL 1911 E. Passyunk Ave. 215.271.7683. willbyob.com Cuisine: Inspired by France. Roasted hen-of-the-woods mushroom sees its inherently earthy character distilled and highlighted through careful searing and additions of orange zest, garlic, thyme and shallots, as well as less expected hits of a spice blend of rose hips, sesame and sumac. As if that weren’t enough, he accompanies the mushroom with smoked ricotta, a Madeira puree, greens and black radish. The pork belly appetizer could be the swine version of Ecstacy. Like some kind of savory, thick-bacon candy bar, the belly was joined by a winter bean cassoulet that was actually a brilliant play on the classic stew. White miso cavatelli—toothy, dense and delicious—was paired with silky butternut squash that found its flavor opposite in the perfectly calibrated black garlic painted across the plate and lying in wait beneath the pasta. (B.F.)
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Things Come Together A pair of the Roots’ mural-makers share their journal entries penned during the project.
t’s no secret: The people of Philadelphia love them some Roots. And why wouldn’t they? The Roots crew is easily one of the most skilled, widely respected groups—not to mention the only credible hip-hop band— in modern music. Not only have they earned enough statuettes and acclaim to forever seal their spot on the Illadelph’s sacred roster of native legends, they are immeasurably inspiring fans across the nation and worldwide to boot—and they’re doing it all while representing their hometown 24/7/365. It’s almost too fitting that the city officially respond in kind, erecting a glorious, finely detailed mural, designed and presided over by a local collective of passionate artists, one that captures the awesome history of, and lore surrounding, these iconic, South Philly-founded melody makers. More than two years of panel discussions, community painting gatherings and “Roots 101” classes will soon culminate in the Roots Mural Project’s “big reveal,” as they call it, following the exhaustive planning and expert execution by the Amber Arts & Design team and their collaborator, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh— with welcome assistance from countless volunteers of all ages, and teens from the Mural Arts Program’s Art Education program and its Youth Violence Reduction Partnership. This Friday morning, mere blocks from where the Roots’ Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter met at the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts and launched themselves into the stratosphere, Mural Arts will unveil the Roots mural at a public dedication, scheduled for 11:30 a.m., at World Communications Charter School, where their legacy is now permanently affixed on the facility’s west-facing stone wall. While ably creating the latest entry to the city’s estimable collection of public art, two members of the Amber Art & Design team, Charles Barbin and Keir Johnston, kept journals of their in-the-studio exploits—and were nice enough to share some of their undated entries with PW to help commemorate the occasion. Charles Barbin: Roots Mural kickoff was a great success: live painting, Dice Raw killed it with the cello player, shit was like whoa! [Loved the] speeches from the parties involved, especially Jane Golden reminiscing about her times with Tariq back in the day with the Anti-Graffiti Network. The music was
The artists themselves: In this early 2012 photo, the Roots mural artists (from left) Charles Barbin, Ernel Martinez, Keir Johnston, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh and Willis “Nomo” Humphrey pause for the cause. (Kathryn Poole photo)
dope, the vibe was tight. People had options to “be the crowd” or participate in live painting, hand clappin’ or cold chillin.’ The camera flashes were like fireworks. To get Quest and Tariq in Philly these days is rare. Being a fan since the early days, when you could see The Roots playing at a Drexel or UPenn gymnasium … It is an honor to be a part of the visual legacy that will further commemorate these Philadelphia artists and possibly bring their long list of dope tracks, amazing performances and Grammy-winning albums to a larger audience. The day was a success. … Went back to the studio and got busy. Keir Johnston: Our studio, Stew, is 2,500 square feet of sexy. We operate it with five main characters, plus one: Ernel Martinez, Willis “Nomo” Humphries, Charles Barbin, Linda Fernandez and myself. Theodore Harris, who has space upstairs, is also a constant presence. Poverty is also a presence, but we warm ourselves with ongoing success. A career in the arts is often of feast/famine; we
battle every day to survive and build on the right side of the fence. … Today, we measure the wall. C.B.: The second time I saw The Roots was in a gymnasium at Drexel or Penn, probably both at some point. I was still living in South Jersey and had heard of them from my Philly friends coming out of Fox Chase, the Northeast, Cottman Avenue area. I was there two weeks before and got jumped on the ave for my jacket, which my friend was actually wearing (I had his jacket on). The next day, his mom took me to The Gap to get a fresh denim hoodie, with my friend, Drew, staring at me with a black eye. Despite the drama, I was back in Philly 14 days later to see this hip-hop band that I was so proud to be the first to introduce to my small beach community—and last week, I saw those guys at the House of Blues in Atlantic City. [At the launch event] I mentioned to Tariq that I would be in town for the show between Xmas and New Year’s, and my favorite rapper
told me, “Yo, I got you, dog!” We exchanged numbers, and I put “Riq” in my new iPhone, grabbed a few Heinekens left over from the event, grabbed Keir, Ernel, Will and bounced. When I turned right left on 4th off South Street, I was like “Tariq just invited us to the show at the House of Blues!” “That’s what’s up!” K.J.: Yesterday, Tatyana finally showed and will now have an ongoing weekly presence. Her feminine energy will only increase our good relations around the Stew and increase production. She told us about her assisting Mickalene Thomas and what [working with] an artist of world-renowned status entails. She is timely in her arrival. C.B.: [Mural Arts’ YVRP Guild Program participants] started working at the studio this week, a good group of young fellas. They respect art; they’re proud to be a part of the project and are dedicated to doing their part to make sure CO N TI N U E D O N PAGE 4 2 >>>
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the mural comes correct. There’s a healthy amount of clowning, true stories and opinions. This relaxed vibe helps the day go by with high energy and mass production. Sometimes the lines get blurred as to what’s fact or fiction, but when truth be told … he who says “real rap!” is speaking the truth. And as picky as the Guild is about their hip-hop, with all the new artists and how close they “stay to the streets,” after hearing Tariq spit a few verses, all that could be said was: “Real rap!”
drawing on a table designed and painted by Willis and Charles. Things are starting to pan out.
K.J.: When we eat, especially when without money, which is often, we commune communist style. One person cooks—for a while, it was me, which earned me the moniker Dr. Richard Beans, Esq.—and cooks for all. Healthy food usually … When in season, there is a large garden across from my house, many a day the one-stop for a fresh bag of veggies that get cooked and distributed, usually with rice and beans. There are sometimes small portions of meat, of which I take no part. We all pause for a culinary break, where music and words are shared. After, Ernel is often straight into a siesta. Right this second, we listen to “Stone Junkie” by Curtis Mayfield.
K.J.: We have a deadline at this point: the end of May. Things have been moving right along, but there is a need for a definite final push. Got accepted to Yaddo residency, which is a great honor. Again, there is a question arising; for the same work that got accepted at a world-renowned program did not get project acceptance here in Philly at least twice.
C.B.: It’s amazing how many volunteers have stepped up to contribute their time and energy to the project, from students to senior citizens and everyone in between. Nice to see the range of fans The Roots have managed to accumulate! There’s a nice buzz in the city about the project, and people of Philly have not hesitated to ask to lend a hand. K.J.: We possess power in numbers. As a group, we start to outpace the work that is in front of us, and we still have volunteers coming. I am setting up our first wall for painting, and we will start color mixing this week. C.B.: The YVRP guys are holding tight. They come every Tuesday and Thursday and really put it in. The group has skills at art and are pretty damn funny with how they interact with each other, as well as with Amber. Having their help makes me confident we’ll finish on time, and it will be dope. K.J.: Today is the fullest of full houses: Will, Ernel, myself, Logan (Willis’ son, who is sick), Gloria, Mike, Sam, Chris, Anthony, Brandon and Khamir. We started painting and are in the last run of projections. Power in numbers. [There’s] great social dynamics as well, as conversations vary. This week, Dice Raw’s new video came out [“Somebody Loves You,” featuring Raheem DeVaughn], in which much of the footage involves a shoot we did with him here in the studio. … He commissioned Ernel to make a drawing of this woman in the video, who he was infatuated with. There are many shots of Dice drawing on top of the
C.B.: The YVRP Guild painted in the boom box today. They’re in their early 20s, so they didn’t really come of age till after the millennium and have likely never seen an old-school radio box except for in a movie! But then again, did they even see Do the Right Thing? Radio Raheem who?!
C.B.: When we first applied and eventually landed the Roots Mural gig, people were somewhat skeptical about having so many cooks in the kitchen. But with all of our other projects in full effect, like the 3-D installation at Friends Select school, the interior mural at Audenreid, the residency at the National Museum of American Jewish History and a group of side mural projects through Mural Arts, Keir and Ernel will be leaving for their artists-in-residence in Tulsa at the end of the project, likely having to miss the final stretch at the wall—so I think us approaching the project formed as a “band,” as well as getting Tatyana on board, will be our strength, when all’s said and done. K.J.: This week was supposed to be the [YVRP] guys’ last week working with us. We wanted to celebrate with a lunch and introduce them to a new cuisine. We all decided Indian, via Tiffin, was a good choice. Robyn, who runs the program, protested and said it would be too foreign, too spicy. We all let her know that the idea was to introduce them to a new food they would not normally get. I also said that there was a safe road in Indian—rice, tandoori chicken, samosas—that could be gone down with low risk. Truth be told, we all wanted some free Tiffin as well. Many, if not all of us, hadn’t eaten out in weeks. Not one of the guys—and it was a full house—had eaten Indian food before … many had said they were not excited and [mistakenly thought Indian food meant they would have to] eat rabbit. Even after it arrived, it was perceived as a spectacle and try-as-you-go basis. After tastes and confirmations spread, they were doubling and tripling up to grab seconds. A good time was had, many leftovers left. Later in the week, we get confirmation that they got their funding renewed for another month, assuring that we have another closing, cultural introduction meal to go.
C.B.: Another late night in the studio last night. It’s cool to see parts of the mural come together and starting to watch the metamorphic progression from a series of 5x5 panels to a large-scale mural. Ernel knocked out the Dice Raw portrait at the crib, so we’re officially on the way to bringing the legendary Roots supergroup from all the ages to life! K.J.: Things are starting to really pick up, but not out of the mud yet. Each month, there is a struggle to get studio rent. Sometimes things happen to show that you are walking on the right path. The day before rent was due, we did not have it all together. We got hit with our first job from within the building. We pulled an all-nighter and finished a backdrop project for a lady, Anna, on our floor, who sells oils, objects, bags and things. It was painful in the moment, but we, as a group, made it happen. That timing of the project almost made it seem like it was sent from above. It also is another project in a long line that strengthens our bond as a group. Some high-stress instances like these might cause conflict in others, but for us, it brings us together.
K.J.: History repeats while sometimes aiming to defeat / runners’ stride for distant lines / their Achilles heels are broken Tragedy at the Boston Marathon. Not understanding why this race was a target. To target athletes or artists as an institution is a lame action of intent, an atrocious attempt at a statement. Feeling very appreciative of positive influences. Mural Arts as a career initiator. Friends, family. New blossoms of life and relationships. Other opportunities that are coming to life. My last ounces of health and freedom. No such tragedies to date. A number of tragedies averted. Life, with the opportunity of growth.
C.B.: I like the very specific requests we’ve been getting from the band, like “Can you tighten up my beard?” or “Is it possible to add a chew stick in my mouth?” I think usually, when a mural is approved, changes are frowned upon and often denied, but we’ve been more than happy to accommodate The Roots and how they will be immortalized on South Street. The group always comes with good ideas; their requests are never a burden. And we find them quite comical. K.J.: The wall continues—definitely crash time. Within two weeks, we see the light at the end of the tunnel. Need things to align to truly finish. Saddened by thought I will be absent the last week. … The energy and air on South Street day and night is intoxicating. The importance of the work we are doing on the wall is garnished by the response and reaction we get, both in content and mural design. C.B.: Getting down to the last week! The final countdown! The mural has come a long way. We’ve had our fair share of obstacles, but we’re in a good place with the painting, and I must say, it’s looking quite epic. We’re working around the clock to meet our dedi-
cation deadline. We have the flood lights to work nights, rotating painting shifts to keep a brush moving at all times and the motivation “specials” at Bob and Barbara’s has to offer right down the street. As the scaffolding comes down, and the mural is revealed, the people of Philadelphia will be given a legendary piece of public art, the band will have a much-deserved homage and visual stamp on the city, and Amber Art & Design will have had the honor of making it all happen. The Roots Mural Dedication is Fri., May 31, 11:30am. World Communications Charter School, 512 S. Broad St. muralarts.org
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Family Ties, Family Lies Actress-director Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell explores her parents’ deeply hidden truths. By Sean Burns // firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here What’s missing from The Hangover Part III? The hangover. And the humor.
n ugly, unpleasant contractual obligation wrenched like dental surgery from unwilling participants, The Hangover Part III is a singularly joyless experience, soaked in so much anger and desperation that the movie almost becomes interesting in spite of itself. I can’t think of a half-decent comedy sequel. Most just make you retroactively hate the originals, the way The Hangover Part II recycled old jokes with such an edge of nasty contempt for the audience that it’s now almost impossible to remember what a wonderful surprise that first 2009 movie was. As with Austin Powers and Meet the Fockers, these cash-grab follow-ups do nothing but sour your affections for previous pictures. The Hangover Part III might be an even more unique case because it doesn’t even bother trying to be a Hangover movie. Nobody has more than a drink or two, and it doesn’t even bother repeating jokes—or writing any new ones at all. This is a meanspirited, gun-crazy action picture that just so happens to feature characters from that comedy you probably really enjoyed four years ago. “The Wolfpack” (Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis) are kidnapped by John Goodman’s blustery racist bad guy, forced at gunpoint to return to Vegas and track down Ken Jeong’s perverted gangster Chow. There’s a built-in metaphor here: The entire cast is going through the motions against their will, with guns at their heads. I’ve always had a hard time relating to Bradley Cooper in movies, his slick handsome smirk so often off-putting. But here, Cooper is our welcome audience surrogate, as every line of dialogue consists of some variation of “What the fuck? Are you fucking kidding me? Why the fuck is this happening again, and what the fuck do we have to do to get this all fucking over with already?” (I toned down some of the swear words in that particular paraphrase.) Director Todd Phillips has always had a pushy, juvenile sensibility, but lately has been developing serious chops behind the camera. The Hangover Part III, like its laughless predecessor, is one of the more intricately staged, strikingly well-photographed “comedies” we’ve seen in years. He’s growing into technical virtuoso territory that would put most frequently employed action directors to shame. Often gorgeously shot, this film feels like his audition for a gig on the next Die Hard sequel or something— anything but another Hangover movie. Nobody wants to be here. (Sean Burns)
very family has secrets. Hidden grudges, whispered revelations; dysfunction and deception are universal. Sarah Polley, the Canadian child actress prodigy who, at the ripe old age of 34, has already segued into an accomplished second career behind the camera with the startlingly mature marital-distress dramas Away From Her and Take This Waltz, now tries to tackle the trickiest, most confounding marriage she can find: her parents. Diane Polley was an exuberant stage actress often seen here mugging for a Super-8 home movie camera on so many occasions that you’ll begin to wonder if the family ever allowed a stray moment to remain undocumented. Diane died of cancer when Sarah was just 11, leaving this youngest daughter to be raised by Michael Polley, a slightly stodgy, under-achieving sometime-actor and would-be author, who seems to carry the invisible weight on his shoulders of knowing full well he’s been a disappointment to pretty much everybody—but hell, it was the best he could do. Sarah Polley gathers up her older sisters Susy and Joanna, as well as big brothers John and Mark, for story time, inviting each to take a turn before the camera telling what they know of Diane and Michael’s courtship. Dad is given two separate spotlights. The first finds him in a professional recording studio, reading from his own flowery handwritten account of the relationship. The second is a shade darker, grilled by his director-daughter at a cozy kitchen table with a seemingly endless supply of cigarettes. (As far as interviewers go, Torquemada might say that Sarah Polley pushes a little too hard sometimes.) It’s all cordial enough in the early going. There’s something really quite moving about Polley’s determination to understand more about the mother she never really got a chance to know by badgering her family for as much as they can remember. But as the interviews continue, we keep returning to a common theme, one which, in fact, became a running joke amongst the family over time: Sarah doesn’t look anything like her dad. That bright red hair is something of an anomaly in the Polley genealogy, and as it happens, the time-frame of Sarah’s conception occurred when Diane was out of town performing on the road with a theater troupe in another part of Canada altogether. Sure, Michael came to visit for one hot weekend, so technically anything is possible, but ... What follows is an extended, gender-swapped riff on the old children’s book Are You My Mother? with Sarah turning detective and tracking down veterans of the 1970s’ Great White North theater scene and getting a whole lot of contradictory information, leaping to false assumptions that eventually build up to one bombshell of a revelation. Here is where Stories We Tell jumps the shark. So far, the movie has pulled off an elegant job of exposing the way we need to order life’s events in our minds, forcing them to conform to tidy narrative structures, even if that means refusing to acknowledge the obvious. Polley pitting her father Michael’s written saga of the relationship against his
Sister Sarah: Filmmaker/actress Sarah Polley turned her director’s eye toward her own kin in the arresting Stories We Tell.
frank kitchen table talk is a wonderfully revealing device. But the movie falls apart when this subtext becomes the actual text. There’s a (not very) good half-hour or so of Stories We Tell during which the film stops dead in its tracks so every on-camera participant can muse, at not inconsiderable length, about what exactly they are trying to say here about the role storytelling plays in our lives. Polley goes from directing a movie to defending her dissertation. We lose track of the empathy that’s been built up for Diane’s struggle with secrets and broken dreams, settling down (and for) a husband who just wasn’t able to give her what she needed. All this emotion is scrapped for inert metapsychobabble before the film rips yet another rug out from under us regarding those old home movies. What began as a searching personal journey ends as narcissistic family therapy masturbation. Stay through the closing credits, and Stories We Tell ends on one hell of a punchline.
Stories We Tell Starring: Joanna Polley, Mark Polley, Michael Polley and Sarah Polley Director: Sarah Polley
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Diva Cage Match: Kelly vs. Charli Can the looker from London take down the Child of Destiny? By Bill Chenevert // email@example.com ent, but Kelly’s got a nice diversity to her pipes; she can do slow and sultry, confessional (she annihilates it on her brand new “Dirty Laundry”), dance-floor banger or bouncy pop hit. Without much else to go on, looks like Kelz is gonna grab this one, too. Kelly: 3 points, Charli: 2 points
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ith everyone kickin’ back this past weekend, celebrating Memorial Day the best way we know how— by grillin’ and drinkin’ on porches and in Fairmount Park—we couldn’t help wondering what the scene would be like if a few of the slew pegged to turn in sets at the Roots Picnic this weekend were actually the Roots’ guests at a picnic at the Plat. What kind of party would that be? Would it involve cheesesteaks? Answer: Fun, and hopefully not. • Grimes would bring the metal armor and neon pink hair extensions she used in the outstanding 10 million-viewed video for “Genesis” for shits and giggles. As a Canuck, she’d be a wellbehaved guest who was sure to clean up after herself and bring a side dish in some Tupperware. Cole slaw, maybe? • How To Dress Well’s a toughie, being that Tom Krell’s a pretty low-key and quiet personality. He might bring a small keyboard for R&B jamming’s sake and would obviously be dressed well, perhaps in a modern summer-weight suit. • Gary Clark Jr. is a Texan, and Texans know how to barbecue. So we’re thinking he’d bring ribs, rub, some sauce and some blues to man the grill. No question he’d bring a guitar to the table to quietly wail out some American sadness. • Naughty By Nature? Stickers. They’d bring some “O.P.P.” stickers to quietly and secretively put them on cute girls’ butts, right? And styrofoam cups, with a jug of gin and juice. • Solange would be the belle of the ball, in all likelihood, the tall drink of water a vision before the Schuylkill in a sensible but stylish vintage dress, bearing small bottles of bubbly with straws and a handful of pansies. • Macklemore and Ryan Lewis would undoubtedly be in thrift store duds, and maybe Mack’d don a spring fur, but one thing’s for sure: His hair game would be tight, fully styled with product and perhaps packing backup in case it got windy. • Finally, the real party boy would be Trinidad James. He’d bring the kush, we’re pretty sure, or a bong or a blunt or papers or spliff. He’d hopefully sport plenty of gold to shine in the summer sun—ideally, in the form of gold-studded slippers as part of a tricked-out goody bag. And he’d win “Most Likely to Bring Purple Drink.” Hands down. (Bill Chenevert) Sat, June 1. Noon. $50. Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Blvd. and Spring Garden St. ticketmaster.com
SALES & SINGLES Not sure Charli’s got that much steam at this point. She went down hard in Round One but put up a fight in the last. She’s young! She’s inexperienced! She didn’t see this beating coming. Charli’s only 20, but her penned shared “I Love It” is 4x platinum in Australia and just regular ol’ platinum in the U.S. Not sure Kelly can say that about any one single, other than a Destiny’s Child number, that’s performed so well. But with four LPs and a hugely successful run with D-Child, Rowland’s beating the London Kitten to a pulp. Kelly: 4 points, Charli: 1 point
n Volume III of one of our favorite imaginary activities of all time, we’re caging up Kelly Rowland and Charli XCX to see who emerges as the last female standing in heels. Kelendria’s a fitting pick, too, seeing her tag team partner, Beyonce, has emerged victorious over Jill Scott and Rihanna in Volumes I and II. The chips are pretty stacked against the rookie Charli XCX, but her debut record’s pretty on-trend. The two have back-to-back Philadelphia tour stops (Kelz is at the TLA Friday, and Charli’s at Union Transfer Saturday), and word on the street is that they’re planning to squash some beef with a knockdown, drag-out brawl around midnight right after Charli’s set. Let’s preview who’ll prevail via deserved, accumulated points. HOODNESS Hoodness used here is meant to capture how nasty a diva will get. Sass is paramount in the grading of a pop singer’s divadom. Will she read you? Will she shame with a mere look when you disappoint her? Kelly’s got this one. She’s Atlanta-born, Houston-bred, and has been known to associate with some hood-ass dudes: Wiz Khalifa and Pusha T are on her June-expected Talk a Good Game; Lil Wayne and Big Sean are on 2011’s excellent Here I Am. Charli’s essentially just a quirky and fun-loving party girl with an edgy attitude. Doesn’t get you far on this one, little minx. Kelly: 4 points, Charli: 0 points VOCAL CHOPS Well, Charli’s vocal on the Icona Pop single “I Love It” certainly skyrocketed the hit into the stratosphere. And while True Romance has its moments of beautiful vocal barrages, it’s the production and the vibe that really pulls it into a strong cohesive statement. It’s fun, and fun tracks often don’t require range runs and throat acrobatics. Kelly’s proven herself to be a talented singer in her own way. Each of the Destiny’s Child girls have their own unique tal-
CLOUT Kelly’s solo albums have never done the kind of numbers that would establish her as an international star, but fans who know what’s what and are down with her honest R&B soul know the truth: Girl is fierce. “Commander?” That shit is club gold. But if Charli has anything going for her, it’s youth. Her solo album’s only just begun the journey she’s embarking on, and frankly, she’s got some of that M.I.A. culture-blending savvy that’s gonna take her far. But age has turned out to be Kelly’s strongest weapon. She’s stopped slamming Charli’s head against the mat as she straddles her shoulders, and the ref’s coming over to lift up Ms. Kelendria Rowland’s chiseled arm to end this one before it gets too ugly. Kelly: 3 points, Charli: 4 points GRAND TOTAL: Kelly 14 points, Charli 7 points.
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Mondays, 10pm, ABC Captive audience: Women, especially ratchet-ass hoes who crave to be somebody’s side chick. Moment of truth: Now that Scandal is gone for the summer, ABC has lined up another soapy show for people to watch, featuring women who get their creep on. This adaptation of a British TV show features a multicultural quartet of female friends (including former teen star turned MILF-in-training Alyssa Milano and Lost’s doomed goddess Yunjin Kim), each engaging in some form of adulterous, complicated fornication. While ABC is billing this as this summer’s guiltiest pleasure, what that really means is that it’s the most entertainingly dumb-ass show you won’t be able to stop watching. Emmy or phlegmmy: Phl-emmy. (C.D.L.)
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STUDIO/EFFICIENCY 15TH & SPRUCE: Beautiful Art Deco High-rise Studio Apartment, Renov. Kitchen, HW Flrs, Front Desk Attendant, Onsite Laundry, Intercom Entry, Amazing Location! $1060/Mo. Avail Aug. 215-735-8030. 15TH & SPRUCE: Large & Bright Studio in Charming Brownstone, HW Flrs, Large Closets, Fireplace, Onsite Laundry, Intercom Entry. $945/Mo. Avail June. 215-735-8030. 16th PINE, RITTENHOUSE SQ.: SML EFC. ELV/ bldg, WD/bsmnt, Elc./ht, $595+elec. 215-735-8414 EFFIC. OR OFFICE $800/mo util. includ. Everything new. Driveway. (215) 432-0333 RITTENHOUSE SQUARE: Lovely Studio in Beautiful Brownstone, ¨ Block to Square, New Kitchen, HW Flrs, Onsite Laundry, Intercom Entry. $1005/Mo. Avail June. 215-735-8030. THE CHATHAM: 20TH & WALNUT - Spacious Studios in High rise, Drmn bldg w/ Mag Western & Southern exp. View of Rittenhouse Squ, HWF, Laundry on site, Prof managed. AVAIL NOW and JUNE/JULY! ALL UTILS INCL. FROM $1285. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www. MichaelSingerRealEstate.com
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214 N 22ND, A: $2,400/MO 3BD/2.5BA, 1 parking spot, fireplace, granite + stainless kitchen, huge deck, w/d, c/a, CALL NATE NANESS PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-440-2098
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10TH MIFFLIN 2nd.flr.apt. Furnished kit.,bdrm. $775/includes heat. Tony, 215-468-1389.
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ROOM FOR RENT 13TH & SPRUCE- Parker Hotel CC. Fully Furn’d Rms, no sec. deposit. Utils & housekeeping incld. WK: $165-$203; Day: $40-$56. 215-735-2300. CENTER CITY, HEAD HOUSE SQUARE, SOCIETY HILL. “TOKIO B&B STUDIOS, 124 LOMBARD ST. Enjoy all of the City’s Historic Areas, Museums, Parks, Restaurants, etc. Everything within your reach! EVERYONE WELCOME to enjoy our Comfortable environment and Reasonable Rates. DAILY rates STARTING at $65. SPECIAL WEEKLY rates $300-$500. FANTASTIC MONTHLY rates $800-$1500. “TOKIO B&B” STUDIOS. Website http://sushi.madamesaito.com Call MADAME SAITO 215-922-2515
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EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to federal, state and localfair housing laws, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discriminationbased on race; color; religion;sex; disability; familial; (presence of children);national origin; age (Pennsylvania and New Jersey); martial status or sexual orientation(Pennsylvania and New Jersey), or source of Income (Philadelphia only) in the sale, rentalor ﬁnancing or insuring of housing. This paper will not knowingly accept any advertisingfor real estate which violates these laws. The law requires that all dwellings advertised beavailable on an equal opportunity basis. If you believe you have been discriminated againstin connection with the sale, rent, ﬁnancing or insuring of housing or commercial property,call HUD at 1-888-799-2085
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8 S. FRoNt St 4th FlR. NY-Style loft, hrd. Flrs, c/a,x-posed brick, w&d, large deck avail. 7-8-13
Sht 2Nd & locuSt Penthouse studio, hrd.flrs.,all utilities inc., pool, gym area, avail. now 819 N. FRANKlIN (NoRtheRN lIbeRtIeS) Large studio, c/a, w&d, w/w carpet 1010 RAce St Lg. Studio elevator bldg.,central air, w&d, convenient to Temple U. SocIety hIll toweRS Studio, hrd.flrs.,full river vu., all utilities included avail 7-15-13
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425 N. PReStoN St (weSt PhIlA) Bi- level, Lg 4 Brs., 2 Baths call Ellen 215-922-3600 ext. 211 1027 cARPeNteR St 3 Brs., 2 Bths, parking, hrd.flrs., c/a, w&d on 2nd flr.,patio 07/08/13 2623 SwAIN St (ARt MuSeuM) Corner house 3 Brs., 1 Bth., wod flrs., full bst, sm. Yard 768 S. MARvINe St 4 Brs., 2 Baths, Den, central air, g/d,w/d,w/w carpets, bst.,
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dramatic river and city views to the south, floor-to-ceiling $1,400 windows, 540 sf Corner 1 bedroom, with treetop views of Society Hill, floor-toceiling windows, 775 sf $1,625 Corner 1 bedroom, with custom finishes and features throughout, open chef’s kitchen, designer $2,200 bathroom, 775 sf
Corner 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom with city views to
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Penthouse, 3BR, 3BA, wrap around balcony, newly renovated kitchen, panoramic river and city $5,750 views, 2575 sf
wonderful city views to the south, newly renovated kitchen and bath, balcony, 1200 sf
CenteR City One 1326 spruce street Studio, seperate area for kitchen, balcony, lots of closet space, 494 sf $1,275
with balcony, galley kitchen, wood floors, and courtyard view, $1,550 778 sf
the dORChesteR 226 W. rItteNhouse sQ.
city views to the west, 624 sf $1,450 1 bedroom, spacious, has 1.5 baths, washer/dryer, south east views 865 sf $1,185
RittenhOuse squaRe the RittenhOuse 210 W. rItteNhouse sQ. Penthouse, 2 bedroom plus
plan, balcony, skyline view, washer/dryer, 1209 sf $2,200
den, 2.5 baths, private terrace, excellent closet space, washer/ dryer, high end appliances, 2122 sf $7,950
Old City/sOCiety hill
the WellingtOn 135 s. 19th street
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Studio, 301 sf
Studio on a high floor, partial view of Rittenhouse Square, 573 sf $1,500
1 bedroom, High floor, balcony, south views, 595sf
the CaRlyle 2031 Locust street 1 bedroom, large kitchen, eastern city views, 607 sf $1,395
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, washer and dryer, large open living and dining space, western city views, 1164 sf $2,550
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south and east views, 1375 sf $2,950
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windows, 587 sf $1,675 1 bedroom, lots of natural light from two exposures, generous living space, kitchen has excellent cabinet and counter space, 832 sf $2,100
313 s. 18th stReet Studio, updated kitchen and
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bath, W/D, 325 sf
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the WaRWiCK 1701 Locust street Studio, wood floors, marble
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PaRC RittenhOuse 225 s. 18th street Junior 1 bedroom, wood floors,
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kitchen with wood cabinetry, updated bathroom, 549 sf $1,495
1 bedroom plus den, 2 bathroom on a high floor, completely
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3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom
townhome with private street entrance, entire floor master suite and direct garage access, 1900 sf $3,800
the RittenhOuse saVOy 1810 south rItteNhouse sQ. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom on
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aRt MuseuM the PhiladelPhian 2401 peNNsyLvANIA Ave Studio overlooking the Art
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3 bedroom, 2 bathroom on
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the WellingtOn 135 s.19th street 601 sf professional office space $1,400
1 bedroom with den, 1 bath, fully renovated, brand new kitchen and bath, hardwood floors, 10ft ceilings, 778 sf
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250 s. 18th street Prime ground floor corner retail/ office space on Rittenhouse Square, 1857 sf, Triple net $4,500
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11:00-1:00PM Queen VillAge 810 6th St. #A $515,000 coldwell Banker Preferred
12:00-1:00PM germAntown 6329 greene St. $265,000 coldwell Banker Preferred Society Hill 419 Spruce St. c $315,000 Prudential, Fox, & roach old city 309-13 Arch St. 606 $229,900 Prudential, Fox, & roach wASHington SQuAre weSt 1110 lombard St. 21 $394,900 Prudential, Fox, & roach wASHington SQuAre weSt 838-40 lombard St. $1,695,000 Prudential, Fox, & roach
nortHern liBertieS 406 Brown St. $420,000 Prudential, Fox, & roach Art muSeum AreA 917 n. 29th St. $459,000 Prudential, Fox, & roach Queen VillAge 201 Queen St. #2 $550,000 Prudential, Fox, & roach Art muSeum/FAirmount 832 n Bucknell St. $359,900 Prudential, Fox, & roach Queen VillAge 216 montrose St. $289,900 Prudential, Fox, & roach Queen VillAge 516 1/2 carpenter St. $362,500 Prudential, Fox, & roach Queen VillAge 521 Fitzwater St. $600,000 Prudential, Fox, & roach
12:00-1:30PM Fitler SQuAre 212 S. 24th St. 214 $599,000 Prudential, Fox, & roach
12:00-5:00PM AVenue oF tHe ArtS 400-440 S. Broad St. #1202 $820,000 coldwell Banker Preferred
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3:00-4:00PM SoutH PHilAdelPHiA 1026 S. 5th St. $584,900 Prudential, Fox, & roach nortHern liBertieS 1013 n. lawrence St. $399,900 Prudential, Fox, & roach Society Hill 609 lombard St. $369,900 Prudential, Fox, & roach rittenHouSe SQuAre 510 S. 17th St. $584,000 Prudential, Fox, & roach girArd eStAte AreA 2420 woodstock St. $234,900 Prudential, Fox, & roach Fitler SQuAre 2520 naudain St. $549,500 coldwell Banker Preferred nortHern liBertieS 1019-25 n. 4th St. #d $239,900 coldwell Banker Preferred Queen VillAge 702 S. 3rd St $639,900 Prudential, Fox, & roach
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Beautifully updated 1BD/1BA unit with wide open space, hardwood ﬂoors, granite and stainless tile kitchen, and grand deck, also featuring tons of closet space and lovely details throughout!
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NORTHERN LIBERTIES $575,000/EA Phase II of Poplar View Townhomes! 4 brand new luxury construction 4BD/3.5BA extra wide homes featuring 1-car garage, 2 dens, 3 Juliet balconies, rooftop deck with fantastic views, stainless steel appliances, and solid hardwood ﬂoors!
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SOCIETY HILL $359,900
Modern loft-style 1BD/2BA home with 2-car indoor heated parking, like-new kitchen, and a wide open bedroom that holds the potential to be split into 2, also featuring indoor bike storage and stackable laundry.
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Breathtaking, pet friendly 2BD/2BA condo unit featuring 1-car garage, private balcony, and incredible wide open space with wood ﬂoors, offering an abundance of desirable amenities include indoor pool, ﬁtness center, full service spa, common deck, landscaped garden, 24hr concierge, security, and so much more!
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1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1409 Wesley’s Run, Gladwyne 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 5BD/4.1BA French Colonial; 5,478 Sq.Ft. $525,000 Northwoods $1,150,000
Customize Georgian Manor home $1,799,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. State, Gladwyne 3 Bd/2415 Ba;Conshy RenovatedTownhome, 4Bd/3.1Ba; 2912 Sq.Ft. 2-Story Contemporary.41 $525,000 Acre; 2-Car Attached; updated; $899K
200 Ford St., West Conshohocken 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 2nd Floor - 2Bd/1Ba, bi-level; w/d, $1200/month 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, “Oakhill” $525,000
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1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Rittenhouse 2-car garage, townhouse $425,000; Sq. 1830 Addison St. Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 500Ba; S. Front Street, Society Hill 3$525,000 Bd/2 RenovatedTownhome,
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3508 Hamilton - Powelton Village $525,000 1830 AddisonStreet St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3,300 Sq.St. Ft.Rittenhouse REDUCED $665,000 1830 Sq. 36BD/3.1BA; Bd/2Addison Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 881 N. 5th St., Northern Liberties 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 $525,000 3Bd/2.1Ba; 1,765 3-Story Townhouse $399,000
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2824 St. PhilaArt Museum Area 1830Poplar Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 5BD/2.1BA, 2502 sq. ft., 3 story twnhs $499,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome,
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5-6 Beds/3.2 baths; 5,419 Square Feet 1/2 Acre; $989,000
1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000
1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 33 Bd/2 Bd/2 Ba; Ba; RenovatedTownhome, RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 2305 Hartranft Packer Park-Sq. St.St. Rittenhouse 31830 Bd/2Addison Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Sienna Place $525,000 $525,000 3BD/ 1.5 BA, 2,961 sq. ft., 2 years young,
1830 Addison Rittenhouse Sq. 863 N. St. Uber St. # A 1Bd/1Ba Condo - $234,900 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1925 & 1927 Poplar Street $525,000
1600 Hagys Ford Rd. #5V
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1216 South St., West Wash Sq.
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1700 sq ft Townhouse, steps from Rittenhouse Sq. and South St. with all the great new restaurants. 3 plus Bdrms, 2 & 1/2 Bath, open Living/Dining combo with Oak ﬂrs, Kitchen w/ Corian counter tops, white cabinets and tile wainscotting, Garden & Deck. Needs updating but affordable. 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, Living & Dining area with oak ﬂrs, updated Kitchen w/ marble tile ﬂr, recessed lights & Breakfast Bar, Large yard and parking Grand Townhse, completely renov in 2007, overlooks Dickinson Square. 4 Brs, 2.5 Baths, 1st ﬂ w/ hardwood ﬂrs, Liv/Din combo w. 10’ clgs, recessed lighting, & crown mldg, 3rd ﬂ master suite 3 Story, 3 Bedrooms, clean and stylish artist’s house in East Kensington: newly remodeled w/ reﬁnished ﬂoors, new paint, great accents, open spaces, nice yard, great light & a short walk to train. Own your own in the inspiring East Kens community. One story double wide commercial property built in 1981, 2 Powder rms, Newly refreshed, Ready for you to move right in. Good location on developing blocks of Passyunk.
Spacious 3-story townhouse in Passyunk Square! Large living room, updated kitchen, patio garden, 2 spacious bedrooms, full hall bathroom & master suite with walk-in closets, private bath, sun room & roof deck.
Large corner property with Garage. Tiled foyer entrance leads to a separate professional ofﬁce space with half bath and to the main house with 4 bedrooms, tiled bathroom and large patio with Center City Views.
Sun-splashed condominium home overlooks the treetops on a gorgeous block of Pine Street in Rittenhouse Square. This one bedroom unit was renovated in 2005 and features high ceilings and skyline views from dramatic windows. Incredible restored original pine ﬂoors throughout. Deluxe, sun-drenched one-bedroom with ofﬁce & spacious patio garden on a fabulous Bella Vista block. The entire condominium is outﬁtted with hardwood ﬂooring, including the handsome kitchen, which is clad in stone and steel.
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QUEEN VILLAGE/ BELLA VISTA / GRADUATE HOSPITAL / SOUTH PHILA. 636 Earp St 2BR/1BA Well Maintained home in Italian Market area $ 164,900 1201-15 E Fitzwater #408 One Story Loft has 2 Story windows and tons of light, large gym, Free Laundry $249,000 2411 S 15th St 3BR/2.5BA, Hardwood ﬂoors, Ceramic Tile Kitchen OPEN HOUSE 6/2 12:30-2:30 $249,000 708 Saint Albans Recently Renovated, Great Value in Bella Vista with Roof Deck and Easy Walk to restaurants, transit and Much More! $309,900 829 Kimball St 3 Story, 4BR home adjacent to the shops of the Italian market, On a quiet family Street $314,800 1020 S Randolph St Unique rehabbed 3BR/2BA Queen Village Multi-level home with all the city living has to offer $324,900 912 E Passyunk Ave Charming 2BR/2BA in the Heart of Bella Vista, Featuring HW Floors, Updated Kitchen, Private Patio $325,000 532 S 8th St Beautiful 2BR/1.5BA with Gorgeous Hardwood Flrs, Exp Brick, Lovely Rear Patio $349,900 1241 S 6th St Corner Triplex with Garage $399,000 810 6th St #A Gorgeous QV Condo, Amazing 360 Degree Views from your spacious and private roof deck OPEN HOUSE 6/2 FROM 11-1:00 $515,000 2017 Carpenter St Fully Rehabbed 3BR/3.5BA home, Deluxe Kitchen, Lrg rear Garden, Tax Abate applied $524,900 1325 Christian St 4BR/2.5BA, Large Semi done basement, Outdoor spacing perfect for BBQ’S $549,000 1202 Reed St Custom Renovation 4BR/4.5BA In-Law Suite, 2 Decks $724,900 1518 Bainbridge St This 4 Story home boasts approximately 2800 Sq Ft, Parking, Amenities and lots of Outdoor space $749,000 144 Carpenter St 3000+ SF Single Family Home, Corner Property, 2 Car Garage, 3BR/3.5BA,Den, Family room, Finished basement built in 2004/5 $789,000 NORTHERN LIBERTIES / NORTH PHILADELPHIA 1019-25 N 4th St #D Spac 900+ condo, Granite, Stainless Kitch, New Bath, hi Ceilings, Wood Fl, Loft W/D Courtyard OPEN HOUSE 6/2 FROM 3-4:00 $239,900 407 Olive St Fantastic Home in Northern Liberties with Parking! $375,000 705 Brown St A 2BR/2BA Condo in a gated community 5 years young new construction ﬁnished basement $399,000 1130 N 4th St Spacious 3 Story townhome offers 3BR/2+BA, Garage, Patio, Fireplace, Eat in Kitch, den OPEN HOUSE 6/2 FROM 1:30-2:30 $439,990 144 N 52nd St Estate Sale! Large Home in West Phila, Property to be sold “as is where is” $25,000 5123 Locust St 4BR/1.5BA, Turn of the century twin on nice residential block in Univ City, Much Original Detail $199,500 600 S 49th St #2B Attractive, Well designed 2nd ﬂoor 2BR/2BA condo in the Cedar Park Area of Univ City $265,000 500 Admirals Way #427 Top Floor 1BR/1BA W/Den at Navel Sq! Kitchen W/Island, HW Flrs, French doors, Walkin Closet, Parking & Many More Amenitites $349,900 5125 Hazel Ave 5BR/2BA; 2007 Renovation in a great location near Baltimore Ave, Cook’s Kitchen + Orig Details $274,900
Brewerytown - 2605 W Oxford St This is an Excellent Opportunity for any investor or developer $29,995 Southwest – 5656 Windsor Ave Great Investment Opportunity $31,900 North Phila – 1345 W Sedgley Ave Near public Transportation, Priced to Sell, tenant occupied, Renovated in recent years, Decent size rooms and E I Kitchen, Small yard $60,000 Point Breeze – 2118 McClellan St Recently Renovated home with All New systems, Appliances and windows! $60,000 West Phila – 3220 N Etting St 3BR/1BA home Totally Rehabbed, 1.5 Years ago $67,500 North Central – 1905 W Norris St 3 Story Brick town home , Vacant, Need of a total renovation, Being Sold In As Is Condition $75,000 Fishtown - 2522 Tilton St 2BR/2BA in Fishtown $89,900 Elmwood Park – 7130 Guyer Ave Renovated Property on desirable St in SW Phila, Near Public transportation and park $89,900 Cobbs Creek – 727 S Cecil St 3BR/1.5BA Beautiful well kept home W/ newly updated kitchen, Large front porch $99,999 Holmesberg – 8020 Erdrick St 4 Bedroom and 1 Bath Home $109,000 Mill Creek – 923 N 48th St 5BR/2BA Unique Home with 2 Car Driveway Parking, Great Value $109,900 Cobbs Creek – 5811 Washington Ave Gracious 4BR/1.5BA W Original Detail and Character $125,000 West Phila – 617-31 S 56th St Raw Space containing 9656 Sq Ft, Potential for Distribution center or Laundry Mat $139,900 Mayfair – 3137 Longshore Ave gem in Mayfair, Tree Lined St $144,900 Point Breeze – 2066 Fernon St Great Rehab for 1st time buyers. All new from basement to Roof, This is one to see! $152,000 North Phila – 2656 N 16th St Great new Investment Property! The building has 2 gorgeous apts with all new energy efﬁcient appliances Tenants already in the apt until next year $155,000 Cheltenham – 1717 W Cheltenham 19027 $169,000 Harrowgate – 3659 Frankford Ave Corner Property kept in Great Shape and situated for great Exposure right on Frankford Ave $169,900 Bridgeburg – 2537 Casimir St Unique Opportunity, 3BR/1.5BA, Finished Basement, Large Rear Deck REDUCED! $169,500 Port Richmond – 2519 E Clearﬁeld Rare Corner Property in Port Richmond with Many Upgrades $179,900 West Phila – 4049 Baring St REDUCED! 5BR/2.5BA, Orig woodwork, Future Money earner, Needs TLC $180,000 North Phila – 1541 N Franklin St Huge 3 Story, 8BR/3BA, Close to Temple $199,900 Fishtown – 2683 Aramingo Ave Charming, Vintage, Inspired home with original Hardwood Floors $215,000 Manayunk – 107 Vassar St Don’t miss this Charming 3BR/1.5BA home ina super location, huge yard, Great layout, H/W ﬂoors tons of Closet space! $223,000 Fishtown – 2214 Cedar St 3BR/1.5BA Corner Home renovated but not a cookie cutter rehab! Great House on Great Fishtown Block $262,900 Germantown – 6239 Greene St Grand Victorian Home with Many Orig details; hardwood Floors, Pocket doors, 2 Fireplaces, and timbered Living room OPEN HOUSE 6/2 FROM 12-1:00 $265,000 Kensington – 1520 N 2nd St 3BR/2.5BA home with 2 Car Driveway Parking! Bargain – Below Comps $287,943 West Mt Airy – 118 W Sharpnack St 4BR/2/5BAContemporary New construction home, Full Finished Basement, Roof top Deck $298,900 Frankford – 4720 Oakland St 3 Story, 5 BR/2 Full Bath 2 half bath, High End marble and granite throughout, Completely Renovated $260,000 Manayunk – 4635 Mansion St Beautiful Victorian 3BR/1BA row home, Lots of Architectural details, Large landscaped garden $279,000 North Phila – 3253 N 16th St This Triplex offers great opportunity for owner occupant or savvy investor, Great shape Feels brand new $275,000 Fishtown – 1505 Frankford Ave Spacious 2600 Sq Ft Gorgeous 3Br/3.5BA with Giant master Suite, 3rd Fl Deck, Bamboo ﬂoors $349,000 Kensington – 2770-80 Jasper St Huge Warehouse $375,000 Fishtown – 1124 E Oxford St 4BR/3BA Custom Built, Large yard, Master Suite, Oversized bath, HW Flrs thru out $395,900 North Phila – 5205 N Broad St One of a Kind, Cash Cow right on Broad St Semi Detached Twin offering 5 Separate units, All rehabbed with 2 Car Parking $379,900
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CENTER CITY LUXURY SALES EAST SIdE 220 W. Washington square Entire floor home with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, 360 degree views including Washington Square, chef’s kitchen, large formal living and dining rooms, lavish master suite, 3720 sf
abbotts square 530 S 2nd Street 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, bi-level, great closetspace, balcony, excellent condition, 989 sf
$289,900 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, balcony, large kitchen,separate dining area, 842 sf $249,900
the bank building 421 CheStnut Street Raw space with high ceilings and exposed brick that can be built into a custom homes, $575,000 2017 sf 2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths, wood floors, custom open kitchen, $799,000 designer baths, 2117 sf 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, brand new and furnished, high barrel ceilings, exposed brick and ductwork, generous entertaining space custom finsihes throughout, 2101 sf OPen SundAY 6/2 1:30-2:00 $895,000 2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths, open floor plan, overlooks Independence Mall, custom finishes throughout, 2025 sf OPen SundAY 6/2 1:30-2:00 $1,100,000 Incredible opportunity to build your dream home in 3,068 sf of unfinished space overlooking Independence Hall, hotel amenities from the adjoining Omni Hotel available
Spacious bi-level 2 bedroom, 2 bath, completely renovated with brand new kitchen appliances & granite countertops, HW flrs, $269,900 1227sf
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$1,595,000 Bi-level penthouse with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, two kitchens, impeccably finished throughout, amazing river and city views, 4403 sf $1,800,000
center city one 1326 SPruCe Street 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, split floor plan, excellent closet space, juliet balcony, washer/dryer, 1209 sf $345,000
Penn’s landing square 130 SPruCe Street Bi-level 2 bedrooms with den, 2 baths, fully renovated kitchen and bathrooms, fireplace, built-ins, roof top deck, washer/dryer, 1 car parking included, 1650 sf $650,000
Pier 5 7 n. COlumbuS blvd 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, Ben Franklin Bridge views, large entertaining space with separate dining area, deck, 2229 sf $325,000
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2 bedrooms, 1 bath wood floors, river views, W/D, 1133 sf $399,000
220 W. rittenhouse square 1 bedroom, completely renovated with
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of natural light, eat-in kitchen, marble bath, beautiful original building details, 1136 sf
2031 delancey Place
Five story townhome with magnificent updates while remaining true to its original details, chef’s kitchen, lavish master suite, garage, elevator, outdoor deck, 6160 sf $3,600,000
academy house 1420 lOCuSt Street
Custom 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths home, updated kitchen and baths, built-in bar, generous closet space, hardwood floors, terrace, 1590 sf $750,000
the barclay 237 S. 18th St.
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, wood floors,
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Entire floor custom home with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, chef’s kitchen, amazing entertaining space, high end finishes throughout, 3422 sf $2,575,000
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2 bedrooms, 2 baths, furnished, floor-to-
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Spacious 1 bedroom, hardwood floors,
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rittenhouse Plaza 1901 WAlnut Street 1 bedroom plus den, 1.5 baths, can easily be converted to 2 bedrooms/2.5 baths, gourmet kitchen, generous living space, 270 $550,000 degree city views
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2 bedrooms, 2 baths, open renovated kit., new baths, wood fls, penthouse floor, 1146 sf OPen SundAY 6/2 1:45-2:15 $469,900
Wanamaker house 2020 WAlnut Street
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, eat-in-kitchen, large bay windows with city views, 1198 sf
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Brand new, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, all rooms overlook Rittenhouse Square, luxurious master suite, two sets ofJuliet balconies, 1709 sf
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