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10 I 50 THINGS YOU MUST EAT
PW’s annual food & drink issue offers a tasting tour of local eateries’ best.
6 I NEWS BRIEFS
In honor of Movember, we present five Philly mustaches.
8 I THE BREAKDOWN
Tara Murtha surveys her N.J. hometown after Hurricane Sandy.
ARTS & CULTURE 18 I CALENDAR
Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas; Four Hot Men and an Old Lady; Philadelphia Improv Festival and more.
LGBT 22 I ON THE GAYDAR
Leather Pride, Losing the Faith and more LGBT events happening this month in Philly.
FOOD 24 I FORKING STUPID
Nicole learns about soup from Prohibition’s chef.
STAGE 26 I A FEAST FOR THE EARS
Fabulous storytellers and special guests including Janeane Garofalo come to the First Person Arts Festival.
SCREEN 28 I SKYFALL
Daniel Craig is an awesome 007, but Sam Mendes can’t decide if he’s shooting a chilly noir or a camp classic.
MUSIC 32 I MIRAH AND THE COLD WATER The hometown heroine is prepping a new tour that starts right here at Johnny Brenda’s.
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PHILLYNOW [FACIAL HAIR FOR A CAUSE]
In Honor of Movember, Here Are 5 Philly Mustaches
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t was free professional razor shaves during Frankford Hall’s happy hour last Thursday. (“Shave the date,” the invite read.) And if you were a little nervous about all that, well, liter drafts were only $10—grow some beer muscles. But why the occasion? Movember, of course. For the entire month of November, men grow mustaches for a cause: prostate cancer. You know, the cancer that can cause erectile dysfunction, among other embarrassing symptoms that guys don’t really like to think about. “Mo Bros commit to growing a moustache for the 30 days of Movember, and in doing so become walking and talking billboards for the cause. The moustache is our ribbon, the symbol by which we generate conversations, awareness and raise funds for men’s health,” reads the official Movember website. We like causes. Especially when said causes don’t require too much effort. (Don’t shave = not too much effort.) So in honor of Movember—and a break from election coverage—here are five great Philly mustaches.
1. MIKE SCHMIDT, FORMER PHILLIE No list of sports, Philly sports, mustaches or Philly mustaches would be complete without a mention of Mike Schmidt (at right). I mean, you’ve seen those “Schmidt Happens” T-shirts, right? Dude played his first full season with the Phillies in 1973 (though he was brought up in ’72), and would stay with the team until 1989. In that time, he was a 12-time all-star, eight-time home-run champion, 10-time Gold Glove winner and three-time MVP. Since his retirement, he’s stayed around in baseball, working with the Phillies here and there, getting elected to the Hall of Fame in 1991 and later coaching a minor league Phillies affiliate. Now, apparently, he’s really into golf. Though not as full (or brown), he still sports the same upper-lip hair he began sporting in the mid’70s. 2. FRAN DUNPHY, TEMPLE BASKETBALL COACH When Dunphy shaved his mustache last December, it was very public and he was very proud. See, he’d made a deal with former Temple player Dionte Christmas: If the guy graduated, Dunphy would shave. He did, and he did. “It’s not a story about me,” Dunphy told the Inquirer at the time. “I’m just proud to be part of these guys’ lives. I’d do it once a year, by the way. I got a text from a former player who said, ‘I’m sure you hope he doesn’t go to grad school. Then what would you have to get rid of?’” 3. J. HAMPTON MOORE, FORMER PHILADELPHIA MAYOR In the 1920s, people weren’t just really worried about being on the verge of losing all their money; they also saw mustaches as incredibly masculine. Just take a look at any
old-timey movie. So, of course, it made sense that Philadelphia decided to elect Republican J. Hampton Moore as mayor in 1920. His facial hair aside, the dude had worked as a reporter for the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Court Combination from 1881 to 1894, then had multiple jobs within city government thereafter. He would serve as mayor in a second nonconsecutive term, from 1932-1935, during the heart of the Depression. And if you can’t tell from the photo (below; Moore in center), taken at a homeless shelter, dude was quite the humanitarian. 4. THE GUYS FROM MUSTACHES FOR KIDS The aptly named Mustaches for Kids’ Philadelphia chapter (note: not the name of a child porn Internet ring taken from a Law & Order: SVU episode) has raised more than $1 million since its founding in 1999 for children’s charities. They grow mustaches for DonorsChoose. org, Make a Wish, San Francisco Legal Services for Children and the Children’s Hospiral of New Orleans. Taking place between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the growers collect money and hold a pageant for kids at the end. 5. ZACK STALBERG, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE COMMITTEE OF SEVENTY Since coming on the job in 2005, Stalberg has become one of the most quoted personalities in Philly media, leading the charge against things like the city’s DROP pension debacle and Voter ID. When applicable, Seventy has led information campaigns on election ballot questions and has provided tools and resources on figuring the basics and complications of the local political arena. Dude’s got a ’stache we must salute. (Randy LoBasso)
>> MIKE SCHMIDT
In the 1920s, people weren’t just really worried about being on the verge of losing all their money; they also saw mustaches as incredibly masculine. >> J. HAMPTON MOORE
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PHILLYNOW // THE BREAKDOWN
Visiting My N.J. Hometown in the Wake of Sandy
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Text and photos by Tara Murtha // firstname.lastname@example.org NION BEACH, N.J. — Union Beach sits on the edge of Raritan Bay in Monmouth County. On a clear day, you can look across the water and see the pale blue outline of New York. The town’s so small—not even 2 square miles—that it doesn’t have its own high school. It’s the kind of town where you can get a large original pie from Jerzee Boyz pizza shop for $7.99. When I grew up here, I knew everyone who sold you strawberry licorice laces and Big League Chew at Little League games. Parents didn’t worry about their kids riding their bikes alone to Carmen’s deli to buy hand-packed brown bags of Swedish fish. Friends’ parents were truck drivers, police dispatchers and bank tellers. Before Hurricane Sandy, the town consisted of approximately 2,700 houses. Since Hurricane Sandy, at least 100 homes are already completely gone—punched into smithereens by a wall of water that surged out of the bay—and many more will need to be demolished. Almost every home in the town is damaged. But attention is largely focused on New York and smashed-boardwalk Jersey tourist towns to the south—not small working-class communities like Union Beach. Michael Harriott, 62, emergency management coordinator for Union Beach, has lived here all of his life. He snorts when asked if the rumors are true that the president and governor will be here today. “We haven’t had the governor here,” he says. “They all fly over and then they take off.” The other rampant rumor is of missing people and deaths. Everyone has a number they’ve heard—“15 dead, 22 missing”—but no one has names. “We have no loss of life in Union Beach,” says Harriott. The police officials say the same, though a cop on the street told me that he heard about six deaths. Harriott says there were, however, many close calls. “We had people … going up into their attics to hide. You can imagine if we didn’t get there… there’s nowhere to go from there.” The town’s grade school was damaged so badly that students will be heading back to class at Holy Family School, the recently closed Catholic grammar school across the highway in Hazlet. A teacher who didn’t want to be identified said she heard that it could be three to six months before the school building re-opens. Harriott wonders how many families will even stick around.
“They said [the new school] might be set up in two weeks, but in two weeks you might not have people living in town,” says senior deputy of emergency management John Harriott, 57, who is Michael’s brother-in-law. “So how are you setting up school if you don’t have the kids living here?” Traffic lights are out for miles, stores are empty and the line for gas can be up to four hours long. People are waiting in line at Romeo’s pizza to buy hot meals—cash only— and shopping in Target for clothes and boots by flashlight. The top two-thirds of a small blue house that was ripped off its foundation sits in the weeds behind Scholer Park. On the other side of the park, the remnants of another house that used to be somewhere else lies in a crumpled heap; the roof rests like a paperback book on top of the pile of splintered boards. A house sits in the middle of Union Avenue. Water scraped the bricks off the facade of the Veterans Association building. The damage is worse closer to the shore. On these houses, spray-paint slashes means authorities have already searched for bodies. A red sticker means the house is condemned. Sets of concrete steps leading to nowhere mean the house has been tossed to another part of town or was washed out in the bay. The Harriotts are driving around trying to make sure that people don’t try to re-enter homes to salvage belongings without an official escort. They just caught a guy trying to reenter what’s left of a home on Brook Avenue, one of the worst hit. “If that collapses on him and nobody knows he’s in there, then what?” asks Harriott, before yelling out the window at the man, who told him he wanted to pick his microwave up from the curb before making a break for the house. The Harriotts have been working for four days on little sleep. They’ve been coordinating Red Cross meals coming in, and pulling shredded American flags from out of the rubble and storing them in the back of the truck so they can dispose of them “respectfully.” Between tasks, they drive around town checking in on friends and acquaintances. Bob and Maryann live just west of Florence Avenue, about four blocks from the water. “It was unreal. Remember in 1963?” says Bob. “That was Hurricane Donna. It was bad but still not as bad as this.” Bob and Maryann say they have no idea where to begin assessing the damage to their house. John Harriott says
Assessing the damage: Before Hurricane Sandy, Union Beach, N.J., consisted of about 2,700 houses. Now, at least 100 homes are completely gone, and many more will need to be demolished.
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Cleaning up: Pat Klich (right) and her husband, waiting for a FEMA representative, gather a huge pile of their filthy wet belongings on their front yard. The family has lived in Union Beach for 22 years.
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yanked him out the door and threw him into a telephone pole across the street. “My back is killing me,” he says. “The water just came up. It was so fast.” Like many other residents, the Kliches heard that President Obama was here, or is coming. They say they haven’t seen a politician, a newspaper reporter or a disaster relief representative from the outside. The National Guard is there to deter looters. “Nothing’s being said about this town,” says Stacey Klich, 23, one of the Kliches’ daughters. “I know it’s a small town, but its good people.” “They’re only talking about the areas that bring in money,” says her sister, Jen. “I want to say something,” says Pat. “The cops in this town and the first responders in this town, are the bomb … they’re being kind to us, and not nasty. I just wanted to say that in case no one else does.” “We have more than some people, and we’re going to rebuild,” she adds. “Just someplace else. n
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in philly ere’s what we love about food in Philadelphia: everything. No, seriously. From the street vendor’s commonest cheesesteak to the most subtly spiced French-Asian hybrid delicacy, it’s all good. But some of it? Some of it is awesome. So here are 50 suggestions for dishes, ranging from sophisticated to speedy, that you’ve just got to try—whether you’re in town for the day or here for keeps. by Brian Freedman, Nina Hoffmann, Sheena Lester, Anastasia Barbalios, Randy LoBasso, Tara Murtha & Stephen H. Segal
50 THINGS you must EAT in philly MEAT & FISH FRIED CHICKEN AT FEDERAL DONUTS
1219 S. Second St. 267.687.8258. federaldonuts.com Why it’s great: It’s a gusty move indeed to try to bring the heretofore niche glories of Korean fried chicken ($9–$17) to the masses, but that’s exactly what Federal Donuts has done here, and with gusto. Shattering skin, incomprehensibly moist flesh, and a use of spice unrivaled anywhere. What to have with it: Doughnuts, of course ($1.25–$2 each). OK, not with them, but afterward. And it doesn’t matter what kind, either: Indian cinnamon, Creamsicle, vanilla-lavender and more. They’re all hot, unexpectedly complex miracles.
BEER-BATTERED FISH AND CHIPS AT DANDELION
ROAST PORK AND ROAST DUCK NOODLE SOUP AT SANG KEE
238 N. 9th St. 215.925.7532. sangkeechinatown.com Why it’s great: The hangover remedy of choice for a generation of Philadelphians is as good today as it’s ever been. The honeysweet pork, the funky cuts of duck, the fat globules glistening atop the broth: It’s a better remedy for a rough night out or a cold winter afternoon than any over-thecounter medication. Cheaper, too. ($7.25) What to have with it: Hair of the dog: Beer. An ice-cold Tsingtao alongside this is perfect. So, too, is an accompanying dish of fried wontons.
TACOS AT TAQUERIA LA VERACRUZANA
908 Washington Ave. 215.465.1440. Why it’s great: It’s hard to find a better way to spend $6 than on these three soft-shell beauties. My go-to selection includes al pastor (with pineapple), casing-less chorizo
PIG’S HEAD AT ALLA SPINA
1410 Mt. Vernon St. 215.600.0017. allaspinaphilly.com Why it’s great: Because it’s a whole pig’s head, that’s why. Because all the little succulent bits and pieces that you usually don’t get a chance to chow on—the nubs behind the mandible, the tongue like a piece of candy, the pillowy, almost gamy eyeballs. And because with its glistening, taut skin, it’s a pork-lover’s fantasy come to life. What to have with it: Beer. Or lambrusco. Just make sure there are bubbles and enough acid or bitterness to slice through all that succulence.
CHEESESTEAK PRETZEL AT PHILLY PRETZEL FACTORY
1532 Sansom St., 215.569.3988, phillysoftpretzelfactory.com Why it’s great: If we were recommending, in and of themselves, those archetypal Philly street foods, the cheesesteak or pretzel—and we will soon—we’d send you elsewhere. But what if you want the sublime experience of having a hot, gooey Philly cheesesteak baked right goddamn inside your pretzel? Here’s a hint: You do. ($3.50) What to have with it: The Factory’s just a take-out counter, so pop a few doors down the block and pick up one of the city’s best milkshakes at 500 Degrees. Recommended: chocolate banana ($5.75) or dulche ($5.50).
CHICKEN AND WAFFLES AT SBRAGA
440 S. Broad St. 215.735.1913. sbraga.com Why it’s great: Part of the new “breakfast at dinner” menu at Sbraga, this is reason enough to skip your real breakfast and hold out the 12 hours until dinnertime. The chicken itself is majestic—textbook crust, generous meat—but laid atop the waffle and dragged through the foie gras butter, it’s astounding. What to have with it: Spirits magician Anwar Morgan mixed up, tableside, a maple-bacon rye manhattan that echoed even more flavors of the breakfast table, and re-imagined one of the great cocktails in a wholly new, thoroughly exciting way.
LARDO PIZZA AT BARBUZZO
110 S. 13th St. 215.546.9300.
barbuzzo.com/barbuzzo Why it’s great: Anything with “lardo” in the name is OK by me, but this pie sails even beyond the majestically succulent heights its name implies. And while the combination of hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, taleggio, rosemary and artichoke is near perfect, it’s the lardo cured in-house that blasts it all into the stratosphere. ($14) What to have with it: A brightly acidic red wine or, perhaps even better, a hoppy beer to cut through those pieces of lardo.
BONE MARROW AT BIBOU
1009 S. 8th St. 215.965.8290. biboubyob.com Why it’s great: Sauteed with homemade breadcrumbs, a gorgeous selection of mushrooms that changes regularly, shallots, garlic, parsley and heaping portion of love, this bone-canoe plating is toe-curlingly delicious. If there’s one dish in the city worth demolishing your cholesterol count for, this is it. ($24) What to have with it: Wine, wine and more wine. (Bibou is a BYOB.) There are a number of directions you could go with this dish: A crisp white to cut through the food’s richness, an earthy red to pair with it, or a glass of Champagne, which to me seems just about the perfect choice.
ANY BURGER AT PUB & KITCHEN
1946 Lombard St. 215.545.0350. thepubandkitchen.com Why they’re great: The burgers here are reliably among the best in the city. And unlike so many others, these are all about the quality of the beef, not necessarily the baroque-ness of the toppings. What to have with them: It’s a tough call here, but you can’t go wrong with a perfectly poured beer from their always interesting selection, or—and I’m generally not really a big proponent of cocktails with dinner—a barrel-aged manhattan, which really is that spectacular.
CRABFRIES AT CHICKIE’S & PETE’S
Various locations. chickiesandpetes.com Why it’s great: French fries with a chokeworthy helping of Old Bay seasoning can be found masquerading as Crabfries® on many menus around town, but the trademarked original lives at Chickie’s & Pete’s. Each basket of crispy-yet-soft deepfried potatoes is bathed in a secret blend of delicious spices that stick to every nook and cranny of the crinkly-cut fries. Once it was served with only one measly cup of their pour-it-all-over-anything-you-order white
cheese sauce, but the owners have finally come to their senses and doubled up the helping with each order. You’re welcome. What to have with it: Who cares? TWO servings of cheese sauce!
EL RANCHERO AT SAZON
941 Spring Garden St. 215.763.2500. sazonrestaurant.com Why it’s great: It’s not just that this Mexican-style scramble is appealing to carnivores and veggie lovers alike, loaded with spicy chorizo, red and green peppers, jalapeños, onions and tomatoes. The real draw at this delightful Venezuelen BYOB is the quality of the ingredients. Chef Judith Suzarra-Campbell cooks exclusively with olive oil, locally raised free-range eggs, local dairy and produce, and has an extensive corn-based gluten-free menu. ($11.) What to have with it: A mug of drinking chocolate made by Judy’s husband Bob, the “chocolate alchemist.” Try the Clasico (with five different cacao beans) or El Orgasmo (come to me, peanut butter, Kahlua and fresh banana). (Prices vary.)
CHARBROILED PORK BANH MI AT PHO CALI
1000 Arch St. 215.629.1888. Why it’s great: The price of these forearmlong sandwiches recently went up ... to still less than $5. For that almost inconceivably low number, you get a generous helping of sweet-smoky pork, crisp pickled vegetables, and a bun toasted so perfectly that the crumb is still moist inside the wafer-thin warmth of the crust. What to have with it: Sriracha. Not too much, of course, but a generous squiggle will set up the other flavors nicely.
BRAISED CHICKEN AND BISCUITS WITH HERBS AT THE MILDRED
824 S. Eighth St. 267.687.1600. the-mildred.com Why it’s great: For $8, what you get is a filling, hearty cast-iron skillet of poultry love, replete with biscuits of greater soulfulness than most ever achieve. More, please! What to have with it: A beer would be great, but a glass of amontillado or oloroso sherry, or even a slightly oxidized-tasting white, would be perfect. (Note: Brian Freedman consulted on the beverage program at The Mildred.) And make sure you get a basket of homemade bread to sop up all the wonderful leftovers sticking to the bottom of the dish.
THE CATALAN EXPRESS LUNCH AT AMADA
217-219 Chestnut St. 215.625.2450. amadarestaurant.com
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124 S. 18th St. 215.558.2500. thedandelionpub.com Why it’s great: In a world where so many versions of this English classic are flaccid and vaguely depressing, Dandelion’s Chatham cod is meaty and perfectly crunchy, and the fries—well, they are what all potatoes wish to become when they die. ($19.50) What to have with it: A beer, preferably one of the hand-pumped casks here. Cellartemperature ale with a great plate of fish and chips is one of the top pairings in the world.
with its oil glistening at the surface, and jalapeño rellenos, whose queso fresco filling is almost—but not quite—enough to balance out the heat of that pepper. What to have with it: Jarritos Tamarindo soda, and an order of the silky guacamole with just-oily-enough tortilla chips.
50 THINGS you must EAT in philly Why it’s great: Not only is the price right—$14.50 for soup and either a sandwich or salad, plus an iced tea or soda—but the options are more than generous. I love the skirt steak pepito sandwich with Cabrales cheese and gorgeously caramelized onions preceded by caldo gallego, a Galician stew of ham and beans. What to have with it: It may not be included, but since you’re saving so much money on the lunch itself, spring for a class of wine, preferably something crisp and refreshing, to wash it all down. Just because it’s midday doesn’t mean a drink is verboten.
HONEY DEAN SAUSAGE AT HONEY’S SIT ‘N EAT
800 N. 4th St. 215.925.1150. honeyssitneat.com Why it’s great: There’s no shortage of great ground-meat products in this city, but this one ($3) is consistently one of the best. It’s an innocent-looking patty that packs a serious punch, the honey sweetness balanced out by a gentle spicy tingle. Dragged through a fried egg’s yolk at breakfast, it’s possibly the simplest, most heartfelt forkful you’ll eat all day. What to have with it: The potato latke ($2.50), a fried wedge of crispety-crunchety carbolicious goodness.
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CHINESE FIVE SPICED PEKING DUCK BREAST AT BISTRO 7
7 N. 3rd St. 215.931.1560. bistro7restaurant.com Why it’s great: There’s a reason that Chef Michael O’Halloran’s Old City standout has been around for so long: Because it’s so consistently, remarkably good. And this dish embodies much of what makes it so: Generous seasoning, perfect cooking temps and the kind of complex flavor that keep you coming back for far more bites than you probably really need. ($32) What to have with it: Find a bottle of good Pinot Noir, or a Bordeaux with a couple of years of age to it, pop the corks, and don’t get up till your plate is clean and the bottle is empty.
BEER BRINED PORK LOIN AT PROHIBITION TAPROOM
501 N. 13th St. 215.238.1818. theprohibitiontaproom.com Why it’s great: If there was a zombie aporkalypse—we know, the thought of a post-bacon world is just too much to bear—you’d better damn well try to find this sammich before it’s too late. The combination of the serrano chili spread (yes, it’s spicy, go with it), caramelized onions,
aged cheddar and a side of jus makes this, in our opinion, the best, most creative and most filling sandwich in town. ($11) What to have with it: One of the many interesting and delicious beers on Prohibition’s ever-rotating tap.
RED WINE BRAISED SHORT RIB AT R2L
50 S. 16th St. 215.564.5337. r2lrestaurant.com Why it’s great: Chef Daniel Stern’s smart twists on classic dishes result in some of the most lusty, delicious meat courses in town. This one is as rib-sticking and soulsatisfying as any of them. ($32) What to have with it: A glass of rich red wine, preferably at sunset—the restaurant, on the 37th floor of Two Liberty Place, offers some of the most stunning views in Philadelphia.
ANY PLATTER AT LITTLE DELICIOUS
4821 Woodland Ave. 215.729.4911 Why it’s great: ’Cause, dammit, any time you can get this much sure-to-satisfy Jamaican food, you eat, not ask questions. The chicken—either jerk, curry or stew—is fall-off-the-bone tender, the goat and oxtail so succulent, you’ll cry; all of it with sauce for days, enough to nicely coat your rice and peas and spicily flavor whatever other sides you were wise enough to choose. A large platter ($10 to $12) will feed two people, unless one of you’s extra greedy. What to have with it: Ice-cold ginger beer, of course, or one of their specialty punches, like peanut, pineapple or sorrel.
SHRIMP PIL PIL AT DMITRI’S
795 S. Third St. / 2227 Pine St. / 944 N. Second St. dmitrisrestaurant.com Why it’s great: I transform into that crazy old man at the corner diner when I enter Dmitri’s, ordering the same exact dishes every time, taking note if anything has changed. Sauteed crisp with just enough spice to cool down with a chunk of feta or pita, the shrimp pil pil means warm cozy homey-ness on a chilly night in Philly. ($12) What to have with it: Greek salad with greens ($8.50), octopus ($12), hummus ($7.50).
FOIE GRAS AT LE BEC FIN
1523 Walnut St. 215.567.1000. lebecfin.com Why it’s great: The preparation changes, but the kitchen’s aptitude with this most maligned ingredient is second to none. I recently enjoyed it seared, and its tightrope walk between sweet and earthy, between snappy and unctuous, was worthy of the Cirque du Soleil. Amazing, really. (Part of the
prix fixe menu) What to have with it: Wine, preferably sweet, preferably French. And if you have the chance to enjoy it with a Sauternes, jump at it.
BONCHON KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN AT CAFE SOHO
468 W. Cheltenham Ave. 215.224.6800. Why it’s great: Few things in life justify a long car ride with more payoff than great fried chicken. Cafe SoHo is no different. It’s about a 20-minute ride from Old City and 25 from Center City, and worth every gallon of gas it takes. The skin is a marvel of delicacy, and the garlic soy version will rock your world like Axl Rose did back in 1992. What to have with it: More chicken. I’m reluctant to recommend eating anything else here, because it’ll take up valuable chicken room in your stomach. And that would be a crime.
SPICY RUB TUNA AT VERDAD
818 West Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr. 610.520.9100. verdadrestaurant.com Why it’s great: Forty-nine of the items on this list are from within Philadelphia’s city limits. We’re cheating this one because, Bryn Mawr or not, Verdad’s tapas are just that good. The spicy tuna rub is a perfect example, with avocado, tomato and red onion lending not just flavor but aesthetic beauty. What to have with it: Kobe beef tacos, featuring ground wagyu, queso, figs, jalapeño and pico, are out of this world ($10).
FRIED RICE WITH KING CRAB MEAT AT CHABAA THAI
4371 Main St. 215.483.1979. chabaathai.com Why it’s great: Jasmine rice, fresh cucumbers and cilantro bring a sparkling lightness to one of Chef Moon Krapugthong’s signature seafood dishes. Manayunk might be more popularly known as a weekend beerdrinking ‘hood, but Chabaa Thai’s elegant dining room is a quiet treasure. ($18) What to have with it: Go classic: crispy vegetable spring rolls ($5) and a Thai iced tea.
CHEESESTEAK AT PHILIP’S STEAKS
2234 West Passyunk Ave. 215.755.4820 Why it’s great: Any tourists reading? OK, so here’s what you ought to know: We don’t go to Pat’s or Geno’s. Not regularly, anyway— those are the designated out-of-towner magnets. There are lots of great local cheesesteak joints, and frankly, the $5 offerings by the street cart vendors are among the most reliable—but if we’re to pick a steakmonger with real South Philly cred, it’s Philip’s: soft Italian roll, foot-long, terrific sliced ribeye.
What to have with it: A root beer and this week’s new Spider-Man comics. Or maybe that’s just us.
VEGGIE ETC. SPICY CRISPY CUCUMBER AT HAN DYNASTY 108 Chestnut St. 215.922.1888. handynasty.net Why it’s great: After all the (literal) fireworks of the spice heat from so much of the rest of the menu, these red-glistening cucumbers find the perfect balance between hot and soothing. They serve as respite and focal point in equal measure— not bad for $6.95. What to have with it: My personal go-to is the dry pepper chicken ($13.95)—crispy, crunchy, and studded with ginger and garlic—but the pickled vegetable and pork soup ($6.95) also works beautifully. Mainly, though, have it with a beer—crisp, bright and not too high in alcohol.
MALAI KOFTA AT TIFFIN 710 W. Girard Ave. 215.922.1297. tiffin.com Why it’s great: Not every Indian menu features these sweet dumplings, made from vegetable dough, nuts and raisins. Tiffin serves them in a heavenly, creamy cashew sauce, abundant enough that you can also dip your naan aplenty while wondering if you’re eating dinner or dessert. ($12.) What to have with it: If you’re eating the malai kofta as your main course, pair it with a less-rich appetizer, such as the onion bhaji (onions/potato/spinach fritters, $3.50). Or, if you need some meat in your meal, share the malai kofta as a side dish to your mirchi tikka (spicy BBQ chicken cubes with green chilies, $14).
TOASTS AT VERNICK FOOD & DRINK 2031 Walnut St. 267.639.6644. vernickphilly.com Why they’re great: What seem so simple on paper become little tours de forces of flavor and technical accomplishment. There are half a dozen options to choose from, but the veg-friendly ones, like fromage blanc with pickled cherries, or charred spinach and leeks, are just remarkable. ($6–$14) What to have with them: Use these as starter courses while you’re perusing the rest of the fantastically appealing menu. From sea to land, this is a restaurant whose already delicious-sounding menu is actually even more impressive once you start eating.
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50 THINGS you must EAT in philly VEGETARIAN CHEESESTEAK WRAP AT SOY CAFÉ
630 N. 2nd St. 215-922-1003 Why it’s great: You know what the worst part about being a vegetarian is? All the fake meat. Everyone says their meat tastes like authentic cheesesteak, and they’re. All. LIARS. Except the Soy Café. They’ve got a meat-free cheesesteak wrap—on your choice of wheat, veggie or sun-dried tomato flavor wrap, packed with veggies and a tangy, spicy soy-based mayonnaise— which drips with grease and tastes like it’s really bad for you. ($7.50) What to have with it: Vitamin Water. Both make you feel like you’re doing something healthy when you’re not.
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THE CHEESE PLATES AT TALULA’S GARDEN
210 W. Washington Sq. 215.592.7787. talulasgarden.com What makes it great: Aimee Olexy is justifiably renowned for her knowledge of and passion for cheese. At her Washington Square restaurant, an ever-changing rotation of cheese plates includes selections both familiar and exotic. ($5 each or $16–$20 for plates) What to have with it: The cheesemongers at the Garden are some of the best in town, and their selection of house-crafted accompaniments—candied nuts, jams and chutneys—accomplish the impossible: making great cheese taste even better than it already does. (Accompaniments included.)
INDIAN RED LOPEZ GUACAMOLE AT EL VEZ
121 S. 13th St. 215.928.9800. elvezrestaurant.com Why it’s great: Do you think the chefs at El Vez look at avocados and say, “Man, the things I’d do to you …”? Because, seriously, this place clearly respects and loves guacamole. For one, it offers seven different preparations. The traditional El Vez ($13) easily impresses, but the Red Lopez takes guac lovers to places they’ve never been. First of all, and actually second of all, it’s got spicy crab in it. Fresh pieces of lump crab. OMG. ($17.) What to have with it: Either the Macho Nachos (with steak, $11.5) or the Nacho Mamma (no meat, $9). Wash it all down with a frozen blood orange margarita. Yeah, yeah, winter’s coming, but watch how fast this thing warms you up. ($9 for a glass; $36 for a pitcher.)
ALOO AUR PAPRI CHAT AT EKTA
250 E. Girard Ave. 215.426.2277. ektaindianrestaurant.com
What it’s great: I don’t know how they do it, but even a delivery aloo aur papri chat from Ekta keeps its composure: The lentil wafers stay crunchy, the tamarind and yogurt fail to soggify everything else, and the potato cubes and chickpeas remain cool and toothsome. ($4.99.) As for the flavor, it’s a tangy-sweet-and-sour wonder, a perfect app for two, and a great partner to an IPA. What to have with it: Follow up this chaat with an order of creamy, dusk-colored butter chicken ($13.99) or an unexpectedly spicy version of saag aur paneer ($11.99).
BAKED BEANS AT BLUE BELLY BBQ
600 Catherine St. 215.238.0615. bluebellybbq.com Why it’s great: Unlike the one-note sweetness of the beans at so many BBQ joints, these are complicated by an ethereal swirl of smoke and studded with fennel seeds for perfume. ($4) What to have with it: The St. Louis-style ribs ($16), their dry rub charred at the edges from the flame of the grill. Or any of the sandwiches on the menu. Also a side of red slaw. Followed by Maalox and a nap ... just like all great BBQ requires.
PICKLES AT STATESIDE
1536 E. Passyunk Ave. 215.551.2500. statesidephilly.com Why they’re great: Philly is a city that’s really embraced with whole artisanal pickle thing, and few restaurants have done so with more vinegary gusto than Stateside, whose selection ranges from beets to carrots and beyond. Each is a perfect little example of creatively spiced snack heaven. ($4) What to have with them: The foie gras terrine ($15) wraps its richness around the pickles’ high-toned vinegar like a Snuggie, but the Amish chicken breast ($21) is also a nice option, a great example of the heights that comfort food can achieve.
BLACK BEAN TACOS AT CANTINA DOS SEGUNDOS
931 N. 2nd St. 215-629-0500. cantinadossegundos.com Why it’s great: Dos Segundos’ daily menu features 11 options for tacos, burritos or chimichangas, three of which—black bean, vegan beef and vegetable—are great for vegetarians. The black beans slipped between the small double-stacked corn tortillas have only a slight Mexican flavor, if any. But the toppings take it home: cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, jalepenos, sour cream, guacamole and whatever hot sauce
the wait staff stuck on your table. ($8 plus toppings) What to have with it: A Kenzinger. Tacos and beer go pretty well together. Might as well make it a good one.
SHEEP’S MILK RICOTTA AT PIZZERIA STELLA
420 S. 2nd St. 215.320.8000. starr-restaurant.com/stella Why it’s great: It arrives looking simple enough: A snowy mound of cheese and a plate of innocent flatbreads. But then you dip the chewy, rosemary-perfumed bread into that ricotta, itself as light and delicate as cheese gets. The creaminess wraps around your tongue. The rosemary lingers. You’re addicted: Don’t bother fighting it. ($10) What to have with it: A glass of Verdicchio ($8) and an hour of time to enjoy this at a sidewalk table.
HUMMUS AT ZAHAV
237 St. James Place. 215.625.8800. zahavrestaurant.com Why it’s great: Because the selection of hummus here ($8 or $12) will forever make you rethink the supposedly humble chickpea. Try them all: With warm favas, with tehina, with garlic and butter. You’ll never be able to go back to the storebought stuff again. What to have with it: The hummus here is a great start to any meal, no matter what it consists of. Personally, I love to follow it up with something on the meaty end of the spectrum, like merguez with shallots, figs and cilantro ($12).
VEGGIE BURGER AT NATIONAL MECHANICS
22 S. Third St. 215.701.4883. nationalmechanics.com Why it’s great: National Mechanics doesn’t slip you weak-ass faux meat—they serve up a burger that’s proud to be made of julienned veggies. It’s solid, it’s robust, it’s freaking tasty, and it comes alongside a heap of steak fries. ($9) What to have with it: The hummus plate ($8) and a Guinness, or whatever rotating craft beer on tap comes recommended.
TONNARELLI CACIO E PEPE AT AMIS
412 S. 13th St. 215.732.2647. amisphilly.com Why it’s great: Classic Italian cooking is predicated on simplicity and great ingredients. This pasta dish ($14) embodies that impeccably. And while it really is as straightforward as the name implies—pasta with pecorino and pepper—the interaction
of each with the others lifts this seemingly humble plate of noodles to levels of flavor that even most steaks rarely achieve. What to have with it: Ask your waiter or sommelier to pair a wine that you’ve never heard of before, from a grape variety that means nothing to you and from a region that may as well be on the moon. The combination and sense of discovery will be phenomenal.
RADICCHIO PIE AT PITRUCO PIZZA
33rd & Arch or 10th & Fitzwater (check Twitter @pitrucopizza for locations). 484.602.5454. pitrucopizza.com Why it’s great: It takes guts to rig up a pizza oven to the back of a truck. Even more to try to turn out great pies (which Pitruco does). But to serve up one with braised radicchio, reduced balsamic, wild mushrooms and a perfect hit of parmesan and mozzarella, and have it be one of the top pies in town? That’s little short of alchemy. ($9) What to have with it: Your beverage choices are fairly limited here, but Pitruco sells one of my favorite carbonated ones around: San Pellegrino Chinotto, a bitter, citrusy drink that more Philadelphians should be enjoying.
DESSERT CHEESECAKE AT VEDGE
1221 Locust St. 215.320.7500. vedgerestaurant.com Why it’s great: So many reasons. It’s dense and light and not too sweet. Its crust informs the flavor of each bite without overwhelming it. And it’s vegan, which both boggles the mind and reaffirms our collective faith, like so much else at this remarkable restaurant, that vegan food can be truly game-changing. ($9) What to have with it: A cup of coffee, followed by an after-dinner drink from the excellent selection that’s been assembled here. Because believe it or not, you’ll be full and satisfied at the end of your meal here, and a sip to settle it all down is a good idea.
JEAN’S ROAD TRIP CUPCAKE AT BROWN BETTY DESSERT BOUTIQUE
Various locations. brownbettydesserts.com Why it’s great: The cupcake craze doesn’t seem to be slowing down. And yet so many red velvets we’ve tried in this town—we won’t name names—have just been too dry. Obviously, Brown Betty has a secret recipe
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237 St. James Place. 215.625.8800. zahavrestaurant.com Why it’s great: Halva, like most Middle Eastern and Indian desserts, isn’t necessarily a widely appreciated sweettooth satiation. Chickpeas, too, probably wouldn’t come to mind for an after-dinner treat. Yet these are the two ingredients that make this dessert sing. Normally dense and pasty, halva is transformed here into a light and airy mousse, complemented by delicate chickpea pralines. Served in a glass like a parfait, the result is an incredible layering of flavors and textures that will leave you wondering what America’s fascination with chocolate is all about. ($8) What to have with it: A New Year’s Jerusalem Cocktail, with apple cider, walnut and sparkling wine. ($10.)
s’Mores Deluxe Cookie at insoMnia Cookies
Various locations. 877.632.6654. insomniacookies.com Why it’s great: Here’s the thing about cookies: The traditional chocolate chip is as dull as the newfangled flavors are ridiculous. (Bacon cookies? Really? Is it still 2006?) Insomia Cookies finds the sweet spot: The S’mores Deluxe is a warm, gooey chocolate disc with hunks of chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallow—crispy on the outside but perfectly underdone in the center. Bonus: Insomnia delivers all across town till 3 a.m. ($2.50) What to have with it: A huge scoop of Basset’s vanilla ice cream and a container of milk ($2.25).
sweet potato pie at lawrenCe Bakery
423 W. Girard Ave. 215.232.0638 Why it’s great: It’s sweet potato pie, for crissakes. But better than that, it’s the kind of buttery, vanilla- and cinnamon-laden treat that, if you’re lucky, Big Mama makes by the half-dozen during the holidays. Lawrence not only sells ’em by the pie— and boy, do they go quickly—but also by the quarter, the perfect slice to chase off the munchies. What to have with it: Coffee you picked up on the way. It isn’t a sit-and-eat kind of spot.
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7 N. Third St. 215.931.1560. bistro7restaurant.com
Why it’s great: It’s the crème de la crème of pot de crèmes in this town and a menu staple ever since the doors first opened. The key is in the combination of bittersweet chocolate and slightly nutty malt sweetener, coaxed into silky smoothness over three hours in a stovetop water bath. Confection perfection. ($8) What to have with it: Stopped in just for a romantic dessert? Have your s.o. share the Pierre Robert: French triple cream with ginger-plum jam, pine nut brittle and local honeycomb ($15).
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16th & Sansom sts. / 19th & Market sts. /19th & Spruce sts. / eatmarathon.com Why it’s great: Three fluffy, buttery pancakes the size of your face are stuffed with chocolate chip cookie dough and topped with powdered sugar and whipped cream. Each dense bite creates a chocolate explosion in your mouth. ($8.50) What to have with it: Two slices of crispy Applewood bacon ($2.75) create the perfect combination of salty and sweet.
stoCk Market CrunCH sunDae at Franklin Fountain
116 Market St. 215.627.1899. franklinfountain.com Why it’s great: I’ve yet to have a non-great sundae at this Old City stalwart, but this is my go-to: Rocky road ice cream, pretzel bits, PB sauce, and as much love as you can enjoy with a spoon. What to have with it: Absolutely nothing: Everything is already there.
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7619 Germantown Ave. 215.753.1500. trolleycardiner.com Why it’s great: It’s one thing to order a milkshake that’s full of chocolate, banana and Kahlua. It’s another to actually receive said milkshake and realize it’s the size of two large milkshakes and it’s got a damn lot of booze in it. ($7.50) What to have with it: An appropriately themed match is the Trolley Car’s “grown-up mac ‘n’ cheese” ($13.95): penne tossed with sweet shrimp in a seafood cheddar sauce. n the time is upon us for pw’s sixth annual taste of philly event! Come out and enjoy primo dishes and drink samples from some of the city’s most delicious restaurants on wed., nov. 14, at the Crystal tea room. tickets are only $25 through tues., nov. 13—purchase online at philadelphiaweekly.com/ taste2012—or $35 at the door.
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FOUR HOT MEN AND AN OLD LADY
SHARP Dance Company will debut two nights of new material in Four Hot Men and an Old Lady. While Diane Sharp-Nachsin, SHARP’s artistic director, is hardly old, the four men in question are definitely hot. Steven Vaughn (Parsons Dance Company); Charles Tyson (Underground Danceworks); Kevin Ferguson (Doug Elkins Dance Company); and Joe Cotler (Koresh Dance Company) have choreographed new works for this home season performance. SharpNachsin will debut a piece called White Rabbit, which will be part of Aquarian Exposition: A Trip Back to the Original Woodstock in this spring’s Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Eight dancers will bring these unique pieces to life at the beloved Painted Bride. This is a showcase that is not to be missed, if not for the dance, then definitely for the hot men. KATELYNN HARTMAN
8pm. $15-$25. Through Nov. 10. The Painted Bride Arts Center, 230 Vine St. 215.880.2306. sharpdance.org
Kicking off a month-long comedy extravaganza, the Philly Improv Festival returns for its eighth year, hosting five consecutive nights of shows featuring a mix of Philly’s best improvisational talents, as well as several out-of-town acts from some of the most distinguished comedy institutions in the country. Split between two shows, tonight’s lineup includes Philly Improv Theater house teams Hot Dish and Davenger, along with local indie troupes Rintersplit, Neilson and Beauty School Dropouts, a female trio from Toronto. You’ll also get to sit in on a hilariously awkward first date, compliments of local group Chaperone. Should you like what you see, you’ll have plenty of chances to see more of it. Headlining the festival on Saturday is Austin-based troupe Live Nude Improv, which incorporates a bit of bare flesh into its spur-of-the-moment storytelling. NICOLE FINKBINER 7:30pm and 9pm. Through Nov. 11. $10-$20. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. 267.441.4780. phlcomedy.com [MUSIC]
MS. LAURYN HILL + NAS
Is she just eccentric or way ahead of her time? Call Ms. Lauryn Hill both. As the rapper/singer/actress heads to Philadelphia—her first appearance since ripping the Parkway as the best surprise on the Roots’ “Welcome America” stage on Independence Day—it’s hard to predict just which one you’ll get. The multiple Grammy winner parlayed success with the Fugees into international superstardom, then disappeared to raise her six children. Since then, her career track and public appearances have been erratic, but, as proven by her July 4th set, the magic that made 1998’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is still strong. As for Nasir Jones, the rap star was in fine form at his recent Philly show on the Heineken Red Star Access tour, running through throwbacks and new joints with equal verve. From youngest in charge to mature elder statesman, Nas continues to move into hip-hop history with Life Is Good, one of the standout releases in a standout career. Expect a rare live duet from this dynamic duo on their 1996 hit collab “If I Ruled The World.” TONYA PENDLETON 8:30pm. $59.50-63. With Jhene Aiko. Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St. 215.627.1332. electricfactory.info
Kathleen Volk-Miller of the Painted Bride Quarterly, co-owners of L’Etage Jim Caiola and David Salama and comedian, booker and all-around great guy Corey Cohen, will espouse Philadelphia’s finest tale-teller with the gift of eternal bragging rights. ABIGAIL BRULEY 8-10pm. $20. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St. 215.922.1695. firstpersonarts.org [MUSIC]
Hailing from Perth, Western Australia, the wonderfully named Tame Impala are a band on a mission, seemingly hell-bent on recreating a slice of the late ‘60s where speaker blowing, mind expanding, sun-kissed psyche-rock is the order of the day, and all is impossibly groovy with the world. Theirs is an internal universe where everything sounds better with a head full of hallucinogens, drums are looped and phased into infinity, and vast armies of guitars surge back and forth and sideways to agreeably disorientating effect. Of course, those of a more jaded disposition would be well within their rights to dismiss all of this tripped-out tomfoolery as little more than beautifully executed pastiche, but there’s so much raw, unbridled enthusiasm and saucer-eyed love contained within, that you’d be a cold hearted, utterly joyless cynic to remain immune to Tame Impala’s undeniable charms. NEIL FERGUSON 8:30pm. $16-$18. With The Amazing. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. 215.232.2100. utphilly.com [ART]
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART CRAFT SHOW
No need to weed through a bunch of uninteresting trinkets in order to find a great piece of art at this craft show. The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show offers artwork from artists who have been hand-picked from more than 1,300 applicants. Each artist was chosen for producing crafts worthy of being deemed “museum quality.” The show will include artwork from a wide variety of genres, including ceramics, fiber, jewelry and mixed media. All pieces are available for purchase, and you’ll also have the opportunity to meet the artists, many of whom have traveled across the globe to come and share their wares. Proceeds are used to purchase works of art for the permanent collections, support education programs and contribute to conservation and publication projects. LINDSAY KENNEY
11am-9pm. $5-$20. Through Nov. 11. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch sts. pmacraftshow.org
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They’ve been training all year for it—practicing over campfires, recanting to their pets, waxing poetic in the shower—all for this, the Grand Slam Storytelling contest. Winners from each month’s First Person Art’s Story Slam will finally face off on stage, pitting their finest story against others for a chance to be crowned “The Best Storyteller in Philadelphia.” A special judges panel featuring
CHICK COREA AND GARY BURTON
If he did nothing else, Chick Corea’s time playing with Miles Davis would forever cement his role in jazz history. In his two-year span as one of Davis’ pianists, Corea caught the jazz legend at one of his most important periods—the start of his “electric” years and the essential trilogy of In A Silent Way, Bitches Brew and A Tribute To Jack Johnson, mixing
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CALENDAR // NOV. 7 13 in rock soundscapes and funk rhythms to help form what became known as jazz-fusion. Having already used his Latin-based stylings to experiment with the avant-garde as a sideman and leader—including his excellent 1968 solo record Now He Sings, Now He Sobs, Corea spent the ‘70s continuing to journey into these new sounds with his crossover fusion group, Return To Forever. In 1972, he teamed up with vibraphonist Gary Burton for Crystal Silence, beginning decades of collaboration between the two. Their latest album is Hot House, featuring interpretations of songs by Dave Brubeck, Kurt Weill and the Beatles. For this special performance, the duo will also be joined by the Harlem String Quartet. BRYAN BIERMAN
sleeper hit. Charming without being overly sentimental, Finn’s insightful and humorous score captures the determination and courage of the Spelling Bee’s awkward pre-pubescent competitors, and the outrageous behavior of the infantile adult judges who are forced to come to terms with the tragic realization that their best years are behind them. Director Bill Fennelly (who previously served as the resident director for the national tour of The Lion King) says the production benefits from having a relatively young cast. Whereas professional productions often cast adult actors in the show’s major roles, Fennelly feels that the Drexel cast’s youth is a big advantage both in terms of portraying the adolescent “spellers” and giving the production the sense of exuberance and optimism that Finn intends. J.C.R.
8pm. $30-$65. Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St. 215.893.1999. kimmelcenter.org
2pm. $15. Mandell Theater, 33rd and Chestnut sts. 215.895.1275. drexel.edu/westphal
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Unplug your Nooks and Kindles, check your coats and wash your hands, because today you’ll be handling rare vintage books at the Rosenbach museum’s “Besotted: Wine and Words” tour. Curator Patrick Rodgers will use the books you’re holding as platforms highlighting the multiple roles wine has played throughout history. Manuscripts dating back to 1732 will be ripe for the plucking off the Rosenbach’s mahogany shelves. Wine-stained pages of a 19th-century American haggadah are uncorked and given room to breathe. This versatile beverage appears in Shakespeare’s Henry IV as Falstaff ’s cup of sack; turns Keat’s mouth purple; makes him forget in Ode to a Nightingale; and doubles as both hero and villain in the scrapbook of satirist-turned-prohibitionist illustrator George Cruikshank. No wine is served, but you’ll walk away a literary sommelier. JESSICA FOLEY 3pm. $5 plus general admission. Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008 Delancey Place. rosenbach.org [MUSIC]
ROBERT RANDOLPH AND THE FAMILY BAND
When the Orange, N.J.-born steel guitar virtuoso Robert Randolph brings his soul-stirred, swang/ twang sound to the Keswick Theatre, he’ll prove that you can take boy out of the South, but you can’t take the South out of the boy. At first blush, it seems odd: a northern brother playing that Grand Ole Opry-fied steel guitar, the kind of Dixie instrument you heard on Hee-Haw or on a NASCAR commercial. But if the banjo made the trip from Mother Africa to Appalachia, it should be no surprise to find a black man on the steel guitar. In Randolph’s case, his love affair with the instrument began when he played it as a teen in his church. Further inspired by the Texas blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, Randolph transported the sonic citizenship of the instrument from below the Mason-Dixie Line to the north, where it speaks rock, soul, gospel, R&B and hip-hop with a syncopated southern accent. While amassing a number of genre-crossing, critically acclaimed CDs— including Colorblind, Unclassified and We Walk This Road—Randolph also enjoyed success opening for Eric Clapton and the Dave Matthews Band and as a sideman with Elton John, Ringo Starr and the jamband Soulive. When he and his Family Band do their thing, don’t be confused if the gig feels like a simultaneous juke joint and a Sunday morning
>> Brian Ratcliff and Lizzie Spellmann star in Red Cross, past of Shepard/Beckett at the Walnut Street Theatre. (Photo by Dave Sarrafian) church service. EUGENE HOLLEY, JR. 8pm. $29.50-$39.50. With Billy Cox Band of Gypsys Experience with Andy Aledort. Keswick Theatre, 2 91 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. 215.572.7650. keswicktheatre.com
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InVersion Theatre opens its sophomore season with a quadruple header consisting of two short plays each from Samuel Beckett and Sam Shepard. At first glance, it may seem like an odd pairing putting the works of the rebellious rock ‘n’ roll scribe Shepard alongside Beckett, the leading experimental dramatist of the 20th century. InVersion artistic director William Steinberger, however, sees a number of similarities in the plays of the two pioneering playwrights. “Despite writing in such different milieus, both writers more than know their way around a joke,” says Steinberger. Simply titled Shepard/ Beckett, the evening of one-acts includes Shepard’s early plays Red Cross and Killers Head alongside Beckett’s Catastrophe and Footfalls. All four plays focus on characters trying to find some semblance of purpose in a bleak and often inexplicable world. Featuring a four-member ensemble playing multiple roles, the homegrown cast includes Will Thompson, Brian Ratcliffe, Lizzie Spellman and the excellent Hannah Gold. J. COOPER ROBB 8pm. $15. Through Nov. 18. Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5, 825 Walnut St. brownpapertickets.com/ event/282140
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Though no re-creator, Ani Difranco is, clearly, well aware of the Guthrie-Seeger-Baez-Ochs tradition of politically engaged folk and blues that precedes
her. And in fact, it was a duet with Bruce Cockburn, a rendition of Pete Seeger’s famous “Which Side Are You On?” at the folk legend’s 90th birthday party, that led to the centerpiece (and title) of DiFranco’s latest album. Her fiery, updated-to-theminute version exoriates Reaganomics, predatory lenders and anti-feminists. “J” considers environmental catastrophe from a porch stoop with a view of the damage from the Deep Water Horizon oil spill. All that said, though, the artist with the honeyed voice and stinging guitar is ultimately hopeful, positive and life-affirming. Her shows have the welcoming aura of revival meetings, with fans calling out favorite titles and asserting their love for the singer. Choosing sides? I’d stick with whatever one DiFranco’s on. JENNIFER KELLY 7:30pm. $25-$45. With Pearl and the Beard. Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. 215.572.7650. keswicktheatre.com [FILM]
FIRST GLANCE FILM FESTIVAL
The Philly-born First Glance Film Festival, now in its 15th year, has grown exponentially since its inception in 1996. Then, it was held in the basement of a small Center City theater for 150 people. Now, it has two sister festivals in Hollywood and Vegas, a library of nationally-celebrated films and directors and accolades from every major film rag in the biz. Time magazine calls it “one of the festivals for the rest of us,” because despite its current mainstream popularity, it’s still one of the only major festivals that keeps bringing indie shorts and features to the people before they hit theaters. A.B. 1:45pm and 7:45pm. $8-$12. Franklin Theater at The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St. 215.448.1200. firstglancefilms.com [THEATER]
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM SPELLING BEE
Drexel University’s production of William Finn’s popular musical The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee is a likely candidate for the holiday season’s
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TITANIC: THE ARTIFACT EXHIBIT
The Franklin Institute welcomes Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit to Philadelphia, marking the 100th anniversary of the White Star Line ship’s sinking. This exhibit takes visitors on an emotional and educational journey of what life was like aboard the RMS Titanic. With more than 300 artifacts and room recreations, the exhibits pulls on the emotional heart strings of all who pass through. To further add to the emotional force of the tragic event, visitors will be issued a boarding pass and find out the fate of their passenger at the end of the exhibit. JORDYN KLINE Through April 7. $19.50- $29.50. Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St. 215.448.1200. fi.edu
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DIRTIEST SKETCH IN PHILADELPHIA COMPETITION
From bestiality to bodily fluids, nothing is off limits as the best sketch comics in town compete once again to deliver the sickest/funniest material they can conceive. Expect local troupes ManiPedi, Secret Pants and Camp Woods to really up the ick factor this year in hopes of unseating reigning champs, Billy Bob Thompson and Christian Alsis (aka The Feeko Brothers), who have now taken home the trophy two years in a row. Last year, the duo set a new bar for awesomely distasteful comedy with a sketch that entailed deep throating a variety of lollipops (in a few different positions) and a spit jar that was passed through the audience. So, if you have a weak stomach, this may or may not be one show you want to skip. Fortunately, the competition marks the second night of the 5th Annual Philly Sketchfest, which will be hosting slightly less offensive shows each night through Nov. 16. N.F. 8pm. $10-$20. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. 267.441.4780. phlcomedy.com
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PHILADELPHIA LEATHER PRIDE Leather Pride is a weekend-long celebration of leather as a way of life, not a fashion statement. The highlight is Saturday’s soiree at Voyeur, hosted by leather icons Jill Carter and Onyx Rod. In addition to partying, attendees can get their boots polished and let their “puppies” romp in a supervised dog run. There’s also a silent auction benefitting leather organizations. Pleasure Rush kicks things off on Thursday with “Whipped,” an evening of kinky, queer erotica and sex-positive demos. Those with a yen to be flogged in public should head to the Bike Stop on Friday for the Kinky Karnival. Kinky fun aside, PLP has a serious educational purpose. Workshops at William Way include Back in the Day, a public conversation with three generations of leather-folk, and Master Taino’s frank discussion, The Reality of Abuse in M/s Relationships. Throughout the weekend, the Carter/ Johnson Leather Library will display its impressive collection of artifacts related to the leather tribe’s history. Slip on leather chaps, lace up those well-worn combat boots and come out.
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DIABOLIQUE BALL 2012 Diabolique is the premier local event for kinksters of all stripes—gay, straight and in between. The theme of its 15th fabulous shindig is “Agony & Ecstasy: A Religious Experience,” which reflects the mood of the body politic and also allows attendees to slip on sexy nuns’ habits. Don’t risk the wrath of the fashion police: Dress according to the theme or choose those old standbys, latex and leather. Once inside, it’ll be a smorgasbord of sensual pleasures for erotic adventurers. Guests are encouraged to explore the well-equipped dungeon, complete with charity play stations. DJ Mighty Mike Saga and his cohorts will spin industrial, house, techno and whatever else helps the crowd to get its groove on. Performances include celebrated fetish model Jean Bardot; a fashion show featuring Reneé Masoomian’s line, Baby Love’s Latex; and rubber enthusiast LovinLatex. Best of all, this polymorphous perversity is for a good cause: The party benefits Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue and One Step Away.
SEXUALITY & CHRISTIANITY: KEEPING THE SEXY WITHOUT LOSING THE FAITH Sunday School isn’t sexy, but the Rev. Dr. Beverly Dale wants to rectify that. Rev Bev, as she’s affectionately known, isn’t just a woman of the cloth; she’s also a sex educator and staunch ally of the LGBT community. For this Passion 101 class, she’ll discuss how to balance sexuality and spirituality, as well as affirming the carnal, passionate aspect of Christianity, which is often overlooked. A graduate of the Chicago Theological Seminary, she can defend her sexually empowering message with passages from scripture, but she’s more likely to share her personal story. Raised in a sex-negative culture, Rev Bev cheerfully dismisses talk of shame and guilt, focusing instead on acceptance, choice and pleasure. She’ll describe how a healthy embrace of sexuality can help people to transcend that background, and she’ll add a bit of role-play (not that kind!) to demonstrate how to deflect scriptural assaults unleashed by Puritans. Here’s a Gospel where the lion lies down with the lamb, the vanilla with the kinky and the straight with the gay. Amen to that! Pre-register online for a discount.
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Determination & Dumplings It’s the second real recipe I’ve ever tried, and I will master the use of a knife. By Nicole Finkbiner // firstname.lastname@example.org With cold and flu season kicking into high gear, what better dish to tackle in my second cooking lesson from a Philly chef than a comforting bowl of chicken dumpling soup? And who better to guide me than Jennifer Sherman, the executive chef behind Prohibition Taproom’s hearty menu? In order to beat the lunch crowd, I met up with Jen at the Eraserhood gastropub bright and early, and she immediately put on a pot of coffee so as to avoid any disasters that might ensue from under-caffeination. We got to chitchatting about Philly’s food scene—specifically, the fact that she’s one of very few female chefs in it. “Yeah, it’s definitely a boys club,” she says. “But I usually fit right in as one of the guys.” Women do, however, make up 90 percent of Prohibition’s staff, and Jen jokes about what an inhospitable environment it becomes at that time of the month. (That’s right, I just mentioned menstruation in a food column. Deal with it.) Coffee drank, it was time to tackle the actual task at hand. And what a task it was. Having decided to feature the soup as a special that day, Jen and I weren’t just making a bowl; I was going to be helping her prepare several gallons of it. I was a little apprehensive, but Jen reassured me. “If I can teach 18-year-old boys who don’t speak English how to cook,” she said, “then I can teach you.” Jen never went to culinary school herself; she taught herself to cook at home through trial and error. Perhaps because of that lack of formal training, it turns out she’s really good at simplifying a recipe for the inexperienced without using a bunch of fancy chef jargon. Example: “a stick of butter” vs. “four ounces of butter.” Determined to refine my knife skills, Jen showed a great deal of patience when it came to cutting the vegetables: carrots, celery, fennel and onions. If she wasn’t cracking up at my naturally haphazard technique, she was offering feedback and instructions: “Slice thinner.” “Take your time.” “Use the tip of your knife.” “Get down a little.” “Keep your palm up.” “Put it flat side down.” “Give it some elbow grease.” “Watch out for your fingers!” Along the way, I learned a few interesting things—like that you always want to cut the root of an onion last, since that’s where most of
A cut above: Nicole shows celery who’s boss under the watchful eye of Chef Jennifer Sherman. (Photo by Ashley Catharine Smith)
its eye-irritating acid is contained, and that the leaves are the most flavorful part of celery. Despite her many warnings, I did come very close to slicing off the tip of my thumb at one point, but by the last onion, I felt like a total pro. Actually, I was so proud looking at my perfectly diced cubes that I think I may have got a tiny food boner. (Jen rewarded my good work with a “chef snack”: a raw carrot. I would have much preferred a brownie, but whatever.) While the vegetables sautéed, she explained that chicken dumpling soup “has been around since, like, Little House on the Prairie,” and was once popular “peasant food,” since it was both cheap and filling. In other words, right up my alley. If you’re cooking for one, Jen recommends buying a full roasted chicken, using half of it in the soup and refrigerating the rest: “You can make a sandwich out of it, put it in tacos or mix it with mayo and make a chicken salad.”
Once the dough for the dumplings was mixed, and we began scooping it into balls, I had an abrupt realization: These were not Chinese dumplings we were making. In my defense, I didn’t know that “dumpling” was such a broad term. When I saw how they ballooned up in the pan, I then thought, Oh, so this is basically like matzo ball soup with veggies. But, again, wrong. While the consistency may have been similar, Jen’s dumplings were surprisingly sweet— which wound up really complementing the creamy broth. In fact, I sort of felt like I was eating lunch and dessert at the same time. “If you make a good stock,” she says, “it doesn’t matter what you put in it.” As for the vegetables I so painstakingly chopped—well, next time, I’d probably cut them smaller, if only to help trick myself into eating them. ■ Find the chicken dumpling soup recipe Chef Sherman taught Nicole online at blogs.philadelphiaweekly.com/style.
FOOD & DRINK // RECENT REVIEWS 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. (Brian Freedman)
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El Loco Pez seems to be a nice middle ground where all people can feel comfortable. It’s a bar with 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. For something more adventurous, check out the Monte Carlo, whose sweetly perfumed hibiscus water is balanced out by an in-house infusion of tequila and chipotle. Simple food prepared with confidence and care, and served in an atmosphere that’s welcoming and un-selfconsciously cool. (B.F.)
Spencer ETA Burger is doing burgers in a new way: with loads of toppings. As a meat-eater, I never had the desire to try a veggie burger but upon trying the patty from Spencer ETA Burger, I’ve concluded that veggie burgers are a solid option for vegetarians and non-vegheads looking for a healthier option. I ordered mine as a Greek burger: The Vesuvius of sweet roasted bell peppers, the tangle of spinach capped with tomato and grilled eggplant, the funky black olive tapenade and tangy feta, the onion-chickpea-cucumber slaw, the roasted garlic aioli—all of it lent the veg patty an excitement it’s rarely lavished with. The homemade toppings here take center stage, not just over the meatless burgers but over the beef as well. The meat is fine, mind you—plenty juicy and seasoned with a deft hand—but the toppings tend to be so generously applied, and occasionally so baroque in their constituent combination of components, they simply steal the proverbial show. (B.F.)
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Ramen has the potential to be one of the more deeply comforting and affordable meals around and Nom Nom Ramen, on 18th Street just off of Market, is doing a nice job of promoting it. Shio is arguably the standard-bearer here. It’s built on the base of a tonkotsu broth, amped up with salt and white soy sauce, that benefits from having been simmered with pork bone. Shoyu is more savory still—the addition of soy sauce highlights the darker flavors of the broth, the meatiness of it. Karai miso sizzles with a pleasant, tingling heat. The broth itself, a creamy miso tonkotsu, glows sunset-toned, and the sweet-earthy black garlic sauce atop the pork belly provides an excellent counter-
Square Peg’s Sunday brunch menu offers enough tweaks to keep things interesting. Grilled cheese is stuffed with mac ’n’ cheese; it’s a gluttonous, satisfyingly uncomplicated dish, successfully mixing the gooey and the crisp. An omelet is filled with a smoked goat cheese that highlights the sweetness of the eggs themselves. The breakfast sandwich is a massive, fat torpedo, the eggs just drippy enough, the chihuahua cheese melting throughout, the homemade chorizo sizzling with a low-level spice that’s more implied than realized; porkiness is the focus here. All in all, an appealing addition to our everexpanding base of weekend-morning dining options. (B.F.)
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best movies ever. Yes. And on behalf of Michael Showalter and David Wain, I thank you. So what can you tell me about RISK!? What can the audience expect? Well, it’s an ongoing show for Kevin. Occasionally, I’ve done it with him in other places. It’s sort of a storytelling comedy show that he does a lot. He mounts the show in different places. He has it on his podcast, and he’s been doing it a while. It isn’t just a one-time thing; he does it fairly frequently. There are a number of people who do it. Some are comics, some aren’t. Kevin hosts it with four or five other people, gives them a theme, and they just go with it. The theme changes all the time, and this one, the one in Philadelphia, is guilty pleasures. It’s incumbent on the participants to come up with a true story that involves that concept. And hopefully, it’ll be entertaining. So you’ve done storytelling before! Is there a difference between storytelling and stand-up? For me, the medium of storytelling, spoken-word and stand-up are not very different. I’m not a “jokey” type of comic, a strong joke writer. I just don’t have that discipline, to write those strong short jokes. So I have a style that’s, much to the chagrin of the audience, very chatty. It’s a lot of me just talking to you. I talk about things that are going on or have happened, and there are certainly jokes in there, I hope. I enjoy doing shows like RISK! because, for me, it’s just like doing stand-up. I enjoy it. And also what’s nice about it is the audience is much more patient because they aren’t expecting make-me-laugh jokes; they are there just waiting to hear what you want to say. And some stories aren’t meant to be funny. Some storytellers get poignant, shocking and unexpectedly melancholy, which can be really interesting. And while people aren’t always expecting jokes, they also aren’t always expecting someone to reveal a personal, painful thing. Since we’re on the subject of storytelling, read anything good lately?
Funny girl: Janeane Garofalo is one of the hosts of RISK! at the First Person Arts Festival.
Anything you’d like to recommend? I just read a book called Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce, and I’m starting Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman. Any interesting projects in the works we should be looking forward to? I’ve been doing this show called Delocated on Adult Swim. I play a network executive on it, responsible for a reality show about a family in a witness protection program. It has John Glazer and Eugene Mermon in it, there’s lots of improv, and it’s very funny. There’s a final episode coming up that’s pretty good. It will be airing soon, a parody of The Bourne Identity. Keep your eyes peeled. And lastly, this year, the First Person Arts Festival is encouraging audience members to share six-word memoirs. Any chance you have one you’d like to share? Only six words? Can we hyphenate them so it counts? “Hi-I’m-Janeane. You-mayremember me from the 90s.” There. For a full schedule of First Person Arts Festival events and venues, visit firstpersonarts.org.
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Crispin Glover’s dad was a Bond villain: Bruce Glover, who sired George McFly, is an actor, too—most famously in Diamonds Are Forever as Mr. Wint, the quippy, not-soambiguously gay assassin alongside Mr. Kidd, played by jazz bassist Putter Smith. Bond was nearly played by Michael Billington: I know, right? Who? Though never a household name, this dashing TV vet was Broccoli’s first choice (after Roger Moore), and between 1973 and 1983, he was thrice screen-tested. Eventually. he was given a tiny role in The Spy Who Loved Me, one of his few film appearances. The 1954 Live and Let Die novel is grotesquely old-school racist: It includes a chapter titled “Nigger Paradise.” The 1973 film drops Ian Fleming’s persistent use of the word “negro,” but still generally fears a black planet. Sean Connery is three years younger than Roger Moore: In 1983, competing Bonds emerged: Octopussy and Never Say Never Again, the latter from independent producers who forked out a sum for Connery. In the latter, Connery, 53, plays an aging 007 called back into the field. Meanwhile, in Octopussy, it was business as usual, with a 56-year old Moore. He still had one more to go. n
James Bond Doesn’t Get His Day in Sam Mendes’ Skyfall Daniel Craig is an awesome 007, but the director can’t decide if he’s shooting a chilly noir or a Roger Moore camp classic. By Sean Burns // email@example.com ere we go again. Ian Fleming’s 007 was retrofitted and re-booted in 2006’s Casino Royale, going back to the beginning and reconfiguring the secret agent as a cutthroat rookie in over his head with the girl of his dreams. Bad things happened, and I don’t feel like I gave enough credit to the picture at the time, but it wears extremely well over repeat viewings— which is largely the pleasure of James Bond movies. Look, none of these films is particularly great, but the formula works like comfort food. Indeed, when the new Daniel Craig administration deviated from it in 2008’s Quantum of Solace—depicting Bond as a rogue psychopath out to avenge the events of Casino Royale—audiences revolted. I still maintain that it’s a more interesting film than most. Despite being hobbled by the writers strike and a terrible director, Quantum dealt out real-world consequences for the young 007, laid the groundwork for a super-terrorist organization that would presumably pay off in sequels, and built to an ending in which Craig had come of age and could at last step into that iconic gun-barrel opening we used to see at the start of every Bond movie. Skyfall scraps all that, beginning with the notion that James Bond is an overthe-hill, prehistoric relic from a distant era. (This strikes me as odd, since we’ve seen Craig assigned to exactly two missions thus far, and he looks a little youngish for all these jokes about how old he is.) Ditching all the breadcrumbs left behind in Quantum and even abandoning beloved supporting characters (We miss you, Felix Leiter!), the movie begins with a pulse-pounding, genuinely amazing action sequence that Skyfall never tops, and the opening credits kick off with Bond left for dead by Her Majesty’s Secret Service. He spends a lot of his free time drinking and outwitting scorpions, only to come back to England months later when M is threatened by a mysterious terrorist played by Javier Bardem. Judi Dench’s off-handedly maternal rapport with 007 has been such a highlight of
This Bond’s a bad-ass: Daniel Craig is once again phenomenal as secret agent 007 in Skyfall.
these past couple pictures, so of course Skyfall has to go and fucking blow it by explaining everything. (Yes, this is exactly what we needed: expository monologues about James Bond’s sad childhood.) It takes about an hour to get to the point, when Bardem finally appears in an ostentatious long-shot, once again boasting an absurdly comic haircut. He minces and insinuates, shoots women in the head and even strokes Bond’s cock while he’s got him tied to a chair. It’s a deliriously over-the-top turn, perhaps the most outlandish Bond villain since Michael Lonsdale in Moonraker. So what’s it doing in this movie? Don’t ask director Sam Mendes. He can’t decide if he’s shooting a chilly noir or a Roger Moore camp classic. Ostentatiously bearing the load of 007’s 50th big-screen anniversary, Skyfall is chockablock with references to previous Bond pictures, constantly interrupting the action so aficionados can pat themselves on the back and say, “I recognize that from a movie I saw before!” Fan service is familiarity that breeds contempt, so when an otherwise compelling scene is interrupted just so Bond can fight Goldfinger’s Odd-Job in a kooky CGI lizard pit while reprising action beats from Live and Let
Die, I began to feel like I was on a theme park ride. Daniel Craig is still a phenomenal 007, lethal and brusque in ways Pierce Brosnan could only dream. There’s also a terrific supporting turn here by Ralph Fiennes, who manages to make his receding hairline look menacing. And attention must be paid to the gobsmacking digital photography by the legendary Roger Deakins. Skyfall might be the most gorgeously shot movie I have seen all year, and I say this as somebody who hates digital. But Skyfall’s problems are the same that riddled The Dark Knight Rises. Much like the interminable amount of time spent waiting for Batman to become Batman again, we have already spent two movies wanting to see Daniel Craig finally become James Bond—and before the opening credits, they’ve knocked him out of commission. And then we have to start all over again. ■
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Paolo Sorrentino, of the athletic Italian biopic Il Divo, is far from the first international director to make a road trip picture through America. He is, however, the first to make one in which a two-time Oscar-winner, dolled up to look like the Cure’s Robert Smith, hunts down Nazis. There are several layers of silliness to This Must Be the Place, which stars Sean Penn as John “Cheyenne” Smith, a former pop god who still wears his hair big, as though it was blow dried in a tornado, and dons enough makeup to look like a dead drag queen. His general demeanor is akin to a tranquilized zombie, his voice a nasal whimper, reminiscent of Kids in the Hall teen pop queen Tammy. When he giggles, he sounds like a schoolgirl. Place shares with Il Divo a reliably static grotesque for a protagonist, although Penn’s rocker is far more amusing: His disengaged quips, jazzily deployed by a rarely funnier Penn, are worth filling up a notebook. (“Do you know about the Holocaust?”“In a general sort of way.”) Sorrentino’s direction is staid compared with Il Divo, where the camera swooped and charged and did somersaults, as if to distract viewers from the single, lone thing it had to say about its subject. Place features a subtly developing protagonist, who ultimately undergoes a symbolic lookectomy—a move that’s traditionally a cliché but is, as wielded by Sorrentino, rather startling. And it has a plot: Spurred by the looming death of his errant father, John goes from Ireland to America, soon hopping from NYC to New Mexico to Utah and elsewhere to find an Auschwitz guard. Even with the heavy subject matter, the goal is never important, even sucking into its orbit Judd Hirsch as a longtime Nazi hunter. Journey trumps destination, with pit stops that range from the absurd to the strangely moving, including a boy who does a boffo rendition of the Talking Heads title song. The quirky-sad tone is a problem, although there’s still no film I can think of that looks or feels quite like this one. Sorrentino has few grand things to say about America—Obama and Palin are spied on background hotel TVs, but that’s about it—and hopefully we can agree that’s a good thing. ■
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Twenty years ago, when Serrano owners Rich Machlin and Jude Erwin decided to open their second floor as an acoustic performance space, Old City was a different place. The Khyber Pass Pub—as it was known—hosted acts like the Bats and Surgery; hungry denizens ate at Café Einsteinand Equator, and WDRE was in its very first week of existence. And on Fri., Nov. 13, 1992, local legend Ben Vaughn inaugurated the Tin Angel stage. Tickets were $8. So it’s fitting that now, 20 years later, he returns to Old City for the venerable venue’s big birthday. Vaughn kicked off the first weekend of music there, along with Essra Mohawk and Joseph Parsons on Saturday night. (Where art thou now, opener Les Lokey?) The first month’s bookings established the blend that the Tin Angel still boasts today—local favorites (Vaughn, Robert Hazard, Kenn Kweder) and national headliners (John Hammond, David Massengill, the Persuasions) sharing the same stage. “Playing in Philly is a big deal for me,” he said in a PW interview before the 2010 XPoNential Music Fest, where he reunited with old bandmates. “I get a lot of emails asking when I’m going to come back, and the time has never felt more right to be playing with these guys there.” He’s since hit local venues such as the Sellersville Theater and a VFW hall in Radnor, Pa. One thing less predictable this time around, though, is what kind of Ben Vaughn show you’ll see. In the intervening decades, he’s become a genre-spanning music scholar and can mix in long, jazzy improvisations with his flawless, three-minute pop ditties. “The guys I play with, I’ve been with for 20 years now,” he said. “We’re able to shift and go together really well, so whatever the occasion calls for will happen.” (Jeffrey Barg) Tues., Nov. 13, 8pm. $16. Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St. 215.928.0770. tinangel.com
t’s quite windy, gusty winds, but it’s not like a downpour,” says Mirah by phone from Brooklyn, late in the afternoon of Oct. 29 just hours before Hurricane Sandy made landfall southwest of Atlantic City. “I just was on a little walk to a friend’s house a couple of blocks away. I was inside of his house, and every time the wind started shaking the windows, I was like, ‘Maybe I should go home.’” Mirah recently moved back to the East Coast for the first time in 20 years, just in time for epic bad weather, and is now plotting a brief welcome home tour that hits Johnny Brenda’s next week. The K Records mainstay—more often associated with Olympia, Wash., and Portland, Ore., and, now, San Francisco—was born Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn in Mt. Airy, and she lived from age 5 to 17 in Bala Cynwyd. Her family owns a farm in northeastern Pennsylvania, where her mother grew up and where she visits from time to time to recharge and reconnect with her roots. That’s a common theme right now in Mirah’s life, as she returns to old East Coast haunts and revisits older material in preparation for the tour, which will lean on old favorites, she says. A new album, the first to follow 2009’s (a)spera, has been delayed by the dislocations and logistical challenges of her move, but she hopes to get back into the studio in early 2013. “The tour is not in support of a new album,” she says. “But for us musicians, the reason why we play music is not just to promote a product. It’s because we love playing, and that’s what our life is. The tour is in support of being alive and loving to play music for people.” Mirah says she may be unveiling some new songs, but only a few. “I think most touring musicians would also probably agree that there’s a never-ending, sort of insatiable desire by your audience to hear you play the classics,” she says. “People like to hear stuff that they’re familiar with.” That means you can damned near count on a rendition of “Cold, Cold Water,” a crowd favorite from her second album Advisory Committee, and perhaps one or two tracks from 2000’s You Think It’s Like This But Really It’s Like This. “I was a baby when I wrote those,” says Mirah, “but people still seem to really want to hear them.” Her band is full of vets as well. Arriving in
Here she comes again: “The tour is not in support of a new album,” says Mirah. “The tour is in support of being alive and loving to play music for people.”
New York this fall, she knew she didn’t have time to put together an all-new ensemble before an early-November tour launch, so she flew in some long-time collaborators from the West Coast to fill out her sound. Cellist Lori Goldston, also of Black Cat Orchestra, is making the trip, as is violinist/violist Alex Guy of Led to Sea. The sole new face is Andrew McGuire, a San Francisco-based percussionist and vibraphone player. Mirah’s show at JB’s falls roughly a week after the presidential election, too late to urge people to vote, as she has been doing for weeks on her Twitter feed, but not too late to share her thoughts on who she hoped would win: “The Republican party—and specifically Romney and Ryan—have shown a real lack of support on women’s issues, women’s health issues, gay rights and marriage equality and environmental issues. It just seems like bad things could happen.” Still, she says, listeners from all parts of the political spectrum are welcome, and she encourages even the most
conservative of her fans to join the dialogue. “I don’t mean to only be communicating with people who feel as I do. One of the unfortunate things that has happened, especially within the left, is people end up communing amongst themselves and preaching to the choir. It really is useful for people to have a chance to talk to each other, not in a combative way or at the polls or through referendums, to actually try to connect with each other.” It is, ironically, just about then, as we chat about dialogue and open lines of communications that—at Sandy’s wicked hand—my power cuts out and the wind howls, lashing at the windows with the icy rain. And Mirah— her warm, knowing voice made specifically for times like these—wishes me luck in the storm. n Tues., Nov. 13, 8pm. $14. With Mount Moriah. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. 215.739.9684. johnnybrendas.com
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Landing On A Hundred (Red Eye Label) Sounds like: It’s been 10 years since his twodisc Headphone Masterpiece; the 44-year-old soul singer’s back with a beautiful blend of blues, hip-hop and funk. Free association: “I used to smoke crack back in the day” has never been so charming. For fans of: The Roots x CeeLo, D’Angelo/ Maxwell/Raphael Saadiq, veterans. (B.C.)
2 (Captured Tracks) Sounds like: The sleazeglamball from Toronto’s proper LP debut is a more mature progression from his party-vibed EP, with a subtle, smart batch of tracks. Free association: “Rock and Roll Nightclub” caught us in the spring, and we’re still sold. For fans of: Hunx (sans Punx) + Ariel Pink x Liz Phair, morning cigarette glamour. (B.C.)
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Thursdays, 8pm, ABC Captive audience: Crimson Tide fans, people who love seeing Andre Braugher in bad-ass mode. Moment of truth: My pick for the season’s most awesomely addictive new show that everyone should be watching is this weekly thriller, co-created by Shawn Ryan (The Shield). The unlikely yet electric duo of Andre Braugher (Homicide, Men of a Certain Age) and Scott Speedman (Felicity) star as the head officers of a U.S. ballistic submarine that goes rogue once it gets hit by a U.S. missile after they question a command to launch a missile at Pakistan. As the crew dodges everything from enemy subs to island warlords, this show will definitely keep you watching to see how it all goes down. Emmy or phlegmmy: Emmy. (Craig D. Lindsay)
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Wednesdays, 9pm, Lifetime Captive audience: Whitney Houston fans, people who are still waiting for Being Bobby Brown to drop on DVD. Moment of truth: What better way for the family of a recently deceased pop superstar to mourn than to put all their business in the damn street? That’s exactly what happens on this reality show, which takes trifling shamelessness to a whole ‘nutha level. The show follows around Whitney Houston’s manager/ sister-in-law Pat and her family as they pick up the pieces after Whitney’s untimely death. They also take on the responsibility of looking after niece (and Whitney’s gap-toothed pride and joy) Bobbi Kristina. Yeah, I gave up on this embarrassing-ass mess in the middle of the second episode. Emmy or phlegmmy: Oh, hell to the naw! Phlegmmy. (C.D.L.)
Premiering Saturday, 10pm, TBS Captive audience: Wedding Crashers fans, middle-aged rock-star wannabes who think they still got it. Moment of truth: Finally, a show that reminds all those past-their-prime musicians that just because they never made it doesn’t mean they can’t rock. This hour-long comedy—yeah, you heard me—is centered around a coverband quartet (whose members include Beverly Hills, 90210’s Brian Austin Green and Lost’s Harold Perrineau) and their rowdy experiences as they play weddings, bachelor parties, sci-fi conventions, etc. Let’s just say if the lame (and therefore quite accurate) musical numbers don’t keep you away, the show’s tired, tawdry attempts at making you laugh for an hour will. Emmy or phlegmmy: Phlemmy. (C.D.L.)
Through Nov. 11, The Sedgewick Theater. quintessence.org Overall vibe: The Sedgwick Theater, a Roaring Twenties movie palace stripped bare of all its art deco opulence, still majestic, like this Shakespeare play on its vacant runway stage. Most memorable moment: You forget to breathe when, in this all-guy production, Othello says, “Here comes the lady, let her witness it.” Blue light floods the stage, electronic crunchy beats of Philadelphia’s own Mad Decent spills out of the speakers, and Ross Bennett Hurwitz enters in spotlight as the gentle lady, Desdemona. Scene stealer: Director Alex Burns, who left the actors barefooted, bare chested, on a bare black stage, the audience surrounding them, with only the Bard’s words holding them up. (Jessica Foley)
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By David Ebenbach (Washington Writers’ Publishing House) In summary: A collection of 14 stories about parenthood—including wanting babies, having babies, dealing with children of divorce and helping kids through heartbreak—that whisper truths and raise questions instead of preach. Akin to: The stories you don’t hear from parents because they’d rather not admit they ever thought they were unfit to raise kids. Author fun fact: Ebenbach, born and raised in Philly, now lives with his wife in Washington, D.C., where he teaches at Georgetown. (Rosella Eleanor LaFevre)
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ARTIST GALLERY SPACE for Rent- very inexpensive. 3000sf for $250 for 4 days. 1 day set up, 2 day show, 1 day breakdown. Located at the Papermill in Kensington this gallery features vast amount of wall and floor space as well as 16ft high ceilings. Fantastic industrial look.Works well for group or collaborative shows. Info at: www.papermillar ts.com Contact Karyn 215.687.8391
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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 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE 7 T H A N N I N D U P L E X- 1 S T. FLR.,1BDRM.,LG.BATH,2ND/3RD FLRS.,4BDRMS., E-I-K. LDRY RM, D EC K , H D W D. F L R S . $ 3 69, 0 0 0 . 215-334-5817. 20 ACRES FREE: BUY 40-Get 60 acres. $0-Down, $168/month. Money back guarantee. NO CREDIT CHECKS. Beautiful views. Roads/surveyed. Near El Paso Texas. 1-800-843-7537 www.SunsetRanches.com
STUDIO/EFFICIENCY 25XX S. BROAD 2nd flr., heat/water incl. $550/mo. Roe 215-463-2394. 1158 S. 10TH, 3RD FLR: $775/MO Studio unit, tons of character, roof deck, CALL RYAN MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-558-2118 21ST & SPRING GARDEN V.Cool Studio, Close to all. HWF & MORE. $750+. PMG 215-545-7007x303 HOPKINSON HOUSE L-shaped Studio w/Sep Kit & Dressing rm, Balcony. Wash Sq view. $1035/mo, all utils/ cable incl. Avail immed. Call 215687-5843 T H E C H AT H A M - O P E N H O U S E SAT, 12n-4PM 135 S.20TH (20TH & WALNUT). Spacious Studios in High rise, Doorman bldg w/Mag Western/Southern exposure, view of Ritt Sq, HWF, Laundry on site, High floor. Prof Managed. AVAIL NOV! ALL UTILS INCL. FROM $1,325. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www. MichaelSingerRealEstate.com THE CLAREMONT (10TH & CLINTON)- Studio on beautiful tree lined street, Great loc. HWF, Laundry on prem. AVAIL DEC! All UTILS INCL. $745. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www. MichaelSingerRealEstate.com THE PHILADELPHIAN Large Studio, High fl, Dressing rm, Balcony, Lovely view. New sink/Cabinets, C-tops & island. $1035/mo, All utils, cable, pv t b u s i n c l . Ava i l i m m e d . Ca l l 215-687-5843 THE ROOSEVELT (2220 Walnut Street) - Beautifully renovated apts. in the RITTENHOUSE SQUARE AREA of Philadelphia. STUDIO’S starting at only $765/mo. and ONE BEDROOMS starting at only $965/mo. Call 215-640-8880 for an appointment.
ONE BEDROOM $845/ - 1 Br, w/Den or 2nd bedroom, 1st Flr Patio/rear yard. g/d, HW Flrs, a/c, w/d in bldg. Avail Nov 1, 2012. $845.00+ utilities (215) 205-7900 1021 S. Seventh Street - Bella Vista 16XX S.10TH ST.1ST.Flr, 1BDRM.,YARD, E-I-KIT. $800/mo.+ Elec/Heat. Call 215-334-5817. 25XX S.BROAD ST 2nd flr.,(1person) A/C, renovated. $650/mo.Ht/Water inc. Roe.215-463-2394. 1118 LOMBARD Comp renovated 1BR, 1st fl. Sec sys, WD, fridge, DW, GD, CA. A MUST SEE. $1075/mo+. Donna, 215-768-6415 1214-16 JUNIPER: STARTING AT $1,700/MO 3, 1-2BD rental units, roof deck, parking, wide plank hardwood floors, granite & stainless kitchen, c/a, CALL LAUREN ACKER PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-440-2097 11TH & RITNER 1bedrm., 2nd flr., $875/mo. Good Credit. No Smoking. 215-510-0797. 12TH & BAINBRIDGE 1BR, LR, $1050+ Water/Elec. 215-389-8063, or cell 215-760-8630
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12TH & CHESTNUT- Brand new 1BR, Beautiful HWF, Great light, Nice kit, C/A. AVAIL NOW! $985. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www.MichaelSingerRealEstate.com
1 6 X X S. O R K N E Y ST 3bedrms., 1bath. $1,000/mo.+utils. Call 609923-0435.
12th LOMBARD: MODERN BI-LVL, HRWD & TILE, WLK-IN-CLOSET, DW, GD, MICRO WD/bldg. Avl Nov. $1175+elc. 215-733-0480 www.CentraAssociates.com 15TH & SPRUCE: Lrg 1BD apt in sought after location! Beautiful art-deco details, Renov. Kitchen, HW Flrs, Front Desk Attendant, Onsite Laundr y, Wonderful City Views. Short term lease avail. $1270/mo. Avail Dec. 215-735-8030. 20TH & LOCUST Lg 1BR w/HW flrs, Close to all. Includes heat. $995+. PMG 215-545-7007x302 ART AREA: 22XX WALLACE- 1BR w/ LR, DR, Kit, HW flrs, Heat INCLUDED. Avl. Oct. 215-232-1660 BROAD & PINE Gorg 1BR w/Lg rooms, HWF, Incl heat. $1095+. PMG 215545-7007 x302 BROAD AND REED VIC 3rd fl rear, 1BR, WD in bsmt, $875/mo+. Call Joe, 609-217-1198 C.C. 19th CHESNUT, SMALL 1BDRM, WW, SEP/KIT Avail Jan. 2013 $750+utils (215)735-8414 GRAD HOSPITAL 1BR, hw/flrs, w/d, c/a,d/w,gd, deck $1050/mo 267258-5777
TWO BEDROOM 18XX S.BROAD 1st.flr.,2bths, C/A, W/D,D/W. 1st/last/sec. Good Cred. $1,000/mo.+. 215-462-2338. 1215 S. BROAD: STARTING AT $1,800/ MO 3, 2BD rental units, parking, roof deck, fireplace mantles, high ceilings, moldings, stained glass windows, c/a, CALL LAUREN ACKER PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-440-2097 13TH & SPRUCE: Fab 2BR bilevel. Includes heat. $1595+. PMG 215545-7007 x302 171 GRAPE, #201: $1,595/MO 2BD/1BA, washer and dryer, great location, C/A, CALL RYAN MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-558-2118 23RD & PINE- Spacious 2BR, Lots o f l i g h t , H i g h c e i l i n g s, H W f l s, Laundry on prem. AVAIL NOV! HEAT/ HOT WATER INCL. $1,750. MSRE, 215925-RENT(7368), www.MichaelSingerRealEstate.com 38 32 BA R I N G, # 1 : $ 1 , 35 0/ M O 2BD/2BA, high ceilings, hardwood floors, granite + stainless kitchen, wide open yard, C/A, CALL NATHAN NANESS PRU FOX & ROACH 215-6276005/ 215-440-2098
3RD & JACKSON ALL NEW TOWNHOUSE. C/A, HDWD FLRS., 2BEDS., 1BATH. $1050/MO. 215-292-2176.
15TH & PORTER VIC. 3bedrm., 1bath, c/A, hdwd. flr., new const. $1295/mo.+. 215-432-6222.
22 N D JAC K S O N 4bedrms.,1bth, W/D,Hdwd.Flrs.,Ceiling fans.Sec.8 OK.$1100/mo.+. 215-432-6222.
2BR HOUSE, $1450 AVAIL 1/1/2013, new kitchen and bath, stainless steel appliances, g/d, w/d, yard, c/a, basement, 215-582-0054
BELLA VISTA- Great 3BR TH w/Large outdoor space. All amens. $1695+. PMG 215-545-7007 x110
C O U N T RY L I V I N G S O. P H I L A . SECLUDED, NEWLY RENOVATED 2Bdrms., HARDWOOD FLRS.,AND TILE, CENTRAL-AIR, LOTS OF PARKING. LG. BACKYARD. $1300/mo.+utils. No Pets. 215-755-6900.
SO.PHILLY.19TH MIFFLIN, ALL NEW, MAGNIFICENT. 2BDRMS.,1BTH.$590/ MO.215-292-2176
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124 LOMBARD the HEART OF CENTER CITY, SOCIETY HILL, HEAD HOUSE SQ. “TOKIO B&B” STUDIOS. WALK to HISTORIC LOCATIONS, RESTAURANTS, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. TOURIST are WELCOME! Reasonable daily rates ($55-$100) wkly rates ($300-$500) TOURIST ARE WELCOME! WE also OFFER SPECIAL monthly rates. Website http:// sushi.madamesaito.com MADAME SAITO 215-922-2515
13TH & SPRUCE- Parker Hotel CC. Fully Furn’d Rms, no sec. deposit. Utils & housekeeping incld. WK: $165-$203; Day: $40-$56. 215-735-2300.
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GRADUATE HOSITAL AREA 2000 Pemberton St Newly renvt 2BR, LR/DR, Kitchen, Fin sm basement. HW flrs, Mod bath. CA, WD, MUST SEE! $1850+. Avail immed. Call Joe, 267-250-8139
ARTIST STUDIOS FOR RENT- $65$325 for 100-500sf. Open & private studios in beautiful 5 story warehouse in Kensington. Exposed beams & bricks with lots of natural light. Utilities & wifi included. Info at: www.papermillarts.com Contact Karyn 215.687.8391
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23RD & CHRISTIAN Huge 3BR w/2BA, All amenities. $1375+. PMG 215-5457007 x302 1019 S.FAIRHILL (Queen Village) 3BR 2BA TH, WD, DW, CA. $1700+. firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMERCIAL/PROFESSIONAL SPACE PRIME HIGH TRAFFIC LOCATION W/ OFF-STREET, PARKING, SPORTS COMPLEX. VIC. 1200 SQ.FT. C/A, W/W Carpet, SUITABLE FOR GYM/DAYCARE/ SCHOOL/FOOD ESTABLISHMENT/ OFFICES. 215-755-6900.
1941 WAVERLY ST (RITTENHOUSE SQ) 2BR house w/Great yard. WD, DW. Must see. $1850. mcolaizzo@ comcast.net
16TH and SPRUCE 1 parking spot available. $175/mo. 215-636-0100
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THE CLAREMONT (10TH & CLINTON)
– Studio on beautiful tree lined street, Great
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$575-1000 Locust & 21st Studios & 1Bd's, laundry, heat incl. $850-950 Pine & 21st 1Bd's, hardwood, heat incl., yard $700-1000 Pine & 22nd 1 & 2Bd, hardwood, heat incl. $750-1100 $975-$1100 broaD &Lombard sprUCe&Mod W/W,bi-level, C/A W/D 23rd1BR, 1 &2Bd, A/C $875-1000 $865-$900 Chestnut & 20th Ultra mod 1Bd's, C/A, great location sprUCe & 13tH Great Studio’s & 1BR, HW floors $875-1700 Lombard & 19th Newly renov, mod studio, & 2Bd's $770-995 Walnut & 23rd 1 &12Bd's, hardwood, laundry $575-1000 $800-850 Locust & C/A, 21st heat Studios & 1Bd's, laundry, heat incl. Broad & Spruce Mod 1Bd's, W/D, incl. $850-950 Pine & 21st 1Bd's, hardwood, yard $850-995 Lombard & 9th 1Bd & 2Bd, w/d, hardwood, laundry heat incl., $700-1000 Pine & 22nd 1 & 2Bd, hardwood, heat incl. CHristian && 2nD HWW/D floors, Heat1 &2Bd, & Hotbi-level, water$995-1100 incl $795 Pine 9thSunny 2Bd's, Studio, h/w floors, $750-1100 Lombard & 23rd A/C $995location $875-1000 & 20thlaundry Ultra mod 1Bd's, C/A, great Spruce & 12th 2Bd, 1-1/2Chestnut bath, bi-level, $875-1700 & 19th Newly renov, mod$995-1350 studio, 1 & 2Bd's Spruce & 16th Old World,Lombard 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood $800-850 Broad & Spruce Mod 1Bd's, W/D, C/A, heat incl. $950-1750 Art Area Ultra Mod 1 & 3Bd's, W/D,&Deck, Parking $850-995 Lombard 9th 1Bd & 2Bd, w/d, hardwood, laundry Green &Old 21st New1 kit, Yard $900 $995-1100 & 9th 2Bd's, h/w floors, W/D $825-1375 City1BR, Fab W/W, ultra mod &Pine 2Bd's, deck Spruce 12th 2Bd, 1-1/2 bath, bi-level, laundry sprinG GarDen 19tH3Bd, 1BR2 bath, with Den,& HW floors, New Eat-in kit, Yard $1275$995 $1950 University&City totally renovated $995-1350 Spruce & 16th Old World, 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood Garden Collonade-Extremely Nice Studio $950-1750 parrisHSpring & 23rD Cozy Studio, HW New kit, Laundry $725 Artfloors, Area Ultra Mod 1& 3Bd's, W/D, Deck,$700 Parking $825-1375 City Fab ultraC/A mod 1 & 2Bd's, deck $600-675 & Bambridge 1Old & 2Bd's, W/W, aspen &Q.V. 26tH3rd Great Studio & 1BR’s, HW floors, Laundry $745-$875 $1950 University City 3Bd, 2 bath, totally renovated $375 Spring Garden & 19th Studio, hardwood, Heat incl. $700 Spring Garden Collonade-Extremely Nice Studio Fairmount & 18th Mod 1Bd, $600-675 Q.V.C/A, 3rd W/D & Bambridge 1 & 2Bd's, W/W,$625 C/A $375 Spring Yard, Garden & 19th Studio, hardwood,$600 Heat incl. Mt. Vernon & 21st Gret Studio, Laundry $625 Fairmount & 18th Mod 1Bd, C/A, W/D $700 Wallace & 20th spot 1Bd, parquet floors, yard sprUCe & 16tH Parking avail $175$600 Mt. Vernon & 21st Gret Studio, Yard, Laundry Aspen & 26th 1Bd, W/W, Wallace laundry & 20th 1Bd, parquet floors, yard$600 $700
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– Bright & Spacious Studio with HW floors, High ceilings. AVAILABLE DECEMBER! HEAT/HOT WATER INCL. $950
pine & 21st Lg 1BR, HW, Heat incl $1250 loCUst & 21st Fab Studio on tree line st. HW $725 soUtH & 26tH Studio’s, W/W, Eat-in kit $680 CHerry & 21st Sunny Jr 1BR, HW floors $775 23rd Studio’s 1 & 2Bd's,&hardwood, WalnUt Walnut & 23rD&Great 1BR’s, HWlaundry floors, Laundry $770-995 $725-$875
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135 S.20TH ST (20TH & WALNUT) – Spacious Studios in High rise, Doorman bldg w/ Magnificent Western & Southern exposure, view of Rittenhouse Square, HW floors, Laundry on site, High floor. Professionally Managed. AVAILABLE NOVEMBER! ALL UTILITIES INCL. FROM $1,325
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NEW/OPEN 2PM - 4PM 1830 Addison St.11:30AM Rittenhouse OPEN SUNDAY - 1PM Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 24 Hr Maintenance 1110 Terrace, Wayne 3 Bd/2 RenovatedTownhome, 1 Bedrooms $175,000 to $225,000 3 Bd/2 Ba;Grandview RenovatedTownhome, 507Ba; Addison Court, Society Hill 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, at “The Enclave” 3 4BD/3.1BA Bd/2 Ba;Contemporary RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 2BD/2.1BA; 3-Story Contemporary $525,000 2 Bedrooms $250,000 to $400,000 $525,000 4,249 Sq. Ft.; Updated $750,000 $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Studios $115,000 to $150,000 $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bedrooms $525,000 1,836 Sq.Ft; Renovated, “Smart Home” $899,000 $400,000 to $500,000 NEWAddison - 10814 Valley Forge Circle, KOP 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 St.Sq.Ft. 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Haverford Reserve 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 3BD/2.1BA Renovated Townhouse; $399,000 $525,000 $525,000 3BD/3.1BA; Sq.Ft. 1830 Addison St.Ave, Rittenhouse Includes real 9-6pm estate tax • No12-3pm transfer tax Tues-Fri | Sat 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. 3,850 Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; 1615 Fairmount Art MuseumSq. 1 year oldRenovatedTownhome, Carriage House $935,000 3 Bd/2 Ba;2,476 RenovatedTownhome, 4BD/2.2BA; Sq.Ft. Twnhse; 1-Car Garage $525,000 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba;Bobarn RenovatedTownhome, 1348 Drive, Penn Valley Open Sun 11-4pm | Mon 12-6pm New - 1409 Wesley’s Run, Gladwyne $550,000 (also for Rent) $3,200/month $525,000 5BD/4.1BA, 5588 Contemporary $525,000 519-21st Street, Phila, Rittenhouse Square 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Tues-Fri 9-6pm | Sat 12-3pm 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. 2-3 Car Addison Garage; .89 Acres REDUCED $799,000 5BD/4.1BA French Colonial; 5,478 Sq.Ft. MultiUnit; Corner Property $1,000,000Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1407 County Line Rd., Bryn Mawr 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Northwoods $1,150,000 3508 Hamilton Street Powelton Village 5BD/3BA; Renovated Colonial 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba;3,300 RenovatedTownhome, 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 6BD/3.1BA; Sq. Ft. REDUCED $627K 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3/4 Acres; Walk to Train - REDUCED $710K 617 Woodcrest Ave., Ardmore NEW - 2 Leverinton Ave., #39 $525,000 608 Braeburn Lane, Penn Valley $525,000 $525,000 1830 Addison Rittenhouse Sq. - TheSt. Watermill 1830 Addison St.3,368 Rittenhouse Sq. 3Bed/1Bath Twin;St. Ardmore Park $198,700 5BD/3.1BA; Sq. Ft. 1830 Addison Rittenhouse Sq. 3BD/3BA; 1,658 Sq. Ft. Condo Stone Colonial; 3-Car Garage $795,000 3 Bd/2Addison Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba;Abrahams RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Updated w/ private Balcony $300K 264 Lane, Villanova 49 Cornell Rd., Bala Cynwyd 3$525,000 Bd/2 RenovatedTownhome, 3$525,000 Bd/25BD/2.2Ba Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 500Ba; S. Front Street, Society Hill 3,314 Sq. Ft. Colonial 4BD/3BA; 2,900 Sq.Ft. Cape $3,400/month $525,0004BD/3BA; 2,031 Sq.Ft. Finished, Walk-out LL $549K $525,000 $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 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SALE OPEN HOUSES SUNDAY 11/11/2012 11:00AM - 2:00PM GRADUATE HOSPITAL 1018 S 22nd Street $387,400 FOR SALE BY OWNER 11:30AM - 1:00PM SOCIETY HILL 507 Addison Court $899,000 PRUDENTIAL FOX & ROACH 12:00 - 1:00PM SOCIETY HILL 32 St. James, #36 $535,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH SOUTH PHILADELPHIA 2318 S. 11TH Street $209,900 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH QUEEN VILLAGE 739 S.5th St., 3rd Fl $214,900 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH
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UNIVERSITY CITY/ WEST PHILADELPHIA
3031 Cambridge St Reduced! Totally Rehabbed 3BR/1.5BA Home , Perfect for First time homebuyers!
5839 Christian St 3BR/1BA Calling all Investors: Renovation Opportunity on a great Cobbs Creek Block
875 Taylor St Cute and Chic 2BR/1.5BA with Back yard A must See!
5228 Pentridge Investment – REDUCED Short Sale
4621 Pine St #G405 3BR/3BA Condo –space of a house & convenience of an amenity rich building, Lovely original details $269,000
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747 N 26th St Beautiful Renovated Victorian Home over 3500 Sq Ft, 4Bf/2.5BA, C/A, Large yard, Steps to the Museum
873 N 24th St Beautifully restored spacious 4BR/2.5BA, Lots of orig details, Built ins, Chef’s Kitchen, Patio, roof deck, Sound
418 N 41st St A Fantastic Triplex in University City
4948 Hazel Ave 5BR/2.5BA—All new Elec, Plumbing, dual-zone HVAC, redesigned and renovated kitchen and more
4543 Sansom St JUST REDUCED! Wonderfully maintained 4BR/3.5BA Home U/Penn
$685,000 RITTENHOUSE SQUARE / FITLER SQUARE / AVENUE OF THE ARTS
1919 Chestnut St #1007 Nice sized unit with great South View and lots of light
2220 Manning St Beautiful home located on the prettiest block in Center City in the Rittenhouse/Fitler Sq Area OPEN HOUSE $345,000 1709 Lombard St Char with Traditional Character and Modern Comforts with Garage
212-24 S 24th St #2413 Gorgeous Townhome with a Brand new Cook’s kitchen 3BR/2.5BA with Roof Deck
1204 S 17th St Ultra Chic New Construction in Graduate Hospital, 3BR/2.5BA Open Floor plan with custom features, Private roof deck , ﬁ n Basement and tax abatement
Fishtown – 2021 E Dauphin St 3BR/#BA Full Finished basement big fenced backyard, Gourmet kitchen with granite and SS appl
400-440 S Broad St #908 Symphony House Luxury 2BR/2BA condo with Lux. Resort amenities, 1 Year free condo dues purchased by 11/30/12
OPEN HOUSE FRI-SUN 12-5:00PM $799,000
OPEN HOUSE $269,000 Bella Vista – 1233-35 Bainbridge St #D New Construction 2BR Condos in 12 Unit boutique building-Private Balconies
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OPEN HOUSE NOV 10TH AND 11TH 12-4:00 $339,000
426 Moyer St New Construction 3BR/2BA with Bamboo ﬂoors, Finished Basement, Roof Deck, Rear Yard
114 Quarry St #2E 1BR/1BA loft style condo with soaring ceilings, Over sized windows, exp brick, beams
429 N 13th St #2A Urban Industrial Open Plan, Spacious bi-level loft space with contemporary kitchen and bath
Graduate Hopsital 1905 League St Kimberly Court – Newest Luxury development in Grad Hosp. Parking, Fab Floor plans,
141-45 N 2nd St #3E Fantastic Bi-Level Condo in the Heart of Old City!
Bella Vista – 1233-35 Bainbridge St Penhouse in 12 unit Boutique Building – roof Deck Views!
SOCIETY HILL / WASHINGTON SQUARE WEST 250 S 13th St #2G Large 2 Room 1 Bath condo with High ceilings, Huge walk-in closet and great light
OPEN HOUSE $165,000
250 S 13th St #4F REDUCED! 1BR/1BA condo with high ceiling, Hardwood ﬂoors, Large closet & great light
OPEN HOUSE $239,000
OPEN HOUSE NOV 10TH AND 11TH FROM 12-4:00 $649,000 COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT
250 S 13th St #11D REDUCED! Spacious 2BR/2BA condo with LR, DR, Newly renovated Kitchen, lots of light, Hi ceilings OPEN HOUSE $390,000 1326-42 Spruce St #2601 2BR/2BA Condo Fantastic View Great Location
420 S 11th St 4BR/2.5BA Fully Renovated rowhome, All Modern Upgrades. Includes
Northern Liberties – 614 N 2nd St Great Commercial Investment – 3 Units occupied, restaurant, 1BR/1BA with Deck, 2BR/2BA W Deck
1-Year parking, Must See!
OPEN HOUSE $865,000
105 Pine St Contemporary, Spacious Society Hill Townhome, Sumptious Master Suite with Garage/ 2 Car parking 520 Delancey St Society Hill Mansion Built in 1862 with 3BR/2BA and Garden
1039 S Chadwick St Best Price North of Washington! Contemporary high end renovation on a lovely tree lined block
525 Fitzwater St #9 2BR/1.5BA Gated Townhouse community OPEN HOUSE $250,000 2232 Pemberton St REDUCED! 2BR/1BA, Freshly painted, Open Kitchen, Lrg Backyard, more info at www.22332pembertonst.com $307,500 1834 Christian St Unit B Brand New 2BR/2BA Townhouse Style condo in Grad Hosp, Private deck, Near All!! OPEN HOUSE $310,000 758 S Hicks St Granite, SS Kitchen, Brick paved Patio, 3rd Floor deck, Gas Cooking, Fireplace 525 Fitzwater #11 3BR/2BA New Construction, Gated Entry, Gated Parking
$329,000 OPEN HOUSE $236,500
900 S Schell St 2BR/2BA, Finished Basement, Roof Deck
127 Monroe St Gorgeous Rehab 2BR/2BA, Finished Basement, granite counters, Top of the Line appliances 1013 Carpenter St 3BR/2BA, City Living W/Neighborhood feel 3BR/2BA, Parking, Fin Basement, FP, Move In Ready
OPEN HOUSE NOV 10TH FROM 12-2:00 $419,000 2548 Montrose St Beautiful New Construction with 1 Car Garage!
2229 Saint Albans Exquisite updated 3 story 4BR/2.5BA on a Wonderful block
OPEN HOUSE $429,000
1808 Christian St Better than Brand New Construction, 3BR/2 Full BA/2.5 Bath with Garage OPEN HOUSE $575,000 123-25 Monroe St Gorgeous Home 4BR/4.5BA double lot, 2 Car Garage, Rear yard, HW Flrs, Granite, Fireplace, Viking Appliances OPEN HOUSE $1,000,000 729-731 S Marshall St 4BRA, Superb Double Wide Home in Bella Vista with 2 Car Garage!
QUEEN VILLAGE/ BELLA VISTA / GRADUATE HOSPITAL / SOUTH PHILA.
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Kensington – 2770-80 Jasper Huge Warehouse
Grays Ferry – 1307 S 32nd St 868 SQ Ft Lot in Gray’s Ferry (Near Wharton). Zoned for R10 (now RM1)
West Phila - 5842 Windsor Investment Property: REDUCED
West Phila – 711 N 42nd St 5BR/2BA – Fixer Upper, New Electric, Water, roof, Plumbing installed
Southwest Phila – 2125 S 71st St SHORT SALE
Kensington – 2124 E Somerset Huge 3BR/1.5
Overbrook – 1660 N Felton St Well Maintained property in Overbrook with original details and Charm
Fishtown – 1832 Memphis St Attention investors Prime location
Northwood – 1517 Rosalie St 3BR/1BA rowhoome on small street in NE Phila
West Oak Lane – 1535 67th St Move right In! Bright 3BR/1.5BA, HW Flrs, Open Kitchen, Sep DR, Freshly Painted, New Carpets, Large basement, Close to public Trans Mayfair – 3138 Unruh Ave REDUCED! 3BR/1.5BA with Garage and driveway Parking!
$129,000 OPEN HOUSE $135,000
Fishtown – 2608 E York St Great Location in Fishtown TLC Needed
Morrell Park 10763 Helmer Dr Very Well Maintained home, Garage parking, Large rear outdoor space
Cobbs Creek – 6230 Carpenter St A Fab Spacious home in the Cobbs Creek Area
Point Breeze – 1737 Annin St Fantastic, Recently Rehabbed Townhome in Point Breeze
Fishtown – 2212 Tulip St New Rehab in prime location! 2BR/1BA, HW ﬂoors thru out Must See!
Fishtown – 1619 E Eyre St Elegance on Eyre St - Well Thought out ﬂoor plan with expansive rooms, Newly renovated with Style
NORTHERN LIBERTIES / NORTH PHILADELPHIA 642 N 8th St These Modern homes are 20 Ft wide and have great layouts with gourmet kitchens
$289,900 Fishtown – 1125 E Columbia Ave 3 Chic Condo lofts just listed in Historic Candy Factory from
930 Randolph St JUST REDUCED! Great block 4BR/2.5BA Family Home, HW Floors, Exp brick
414 Olive St Unique double carriage house 2BR, Den custom gourmet kit, wood ﬂ , Garden, FP, exp Stone, brick beams
Manayunk – 336 Leverington Ave New 3BR/2.5BA, Decks,Fin Basement, 2 Car Parking, SS Appl, 10 Yr Tax Abatement
1033 N 3rd St Beautiful Northern Liberties Townhome with Attached Garage
Manayunk – 340 Leverington Ave New 3BR/2.5 BA, Decks, Garage, Full Automation System, 10 Yr Tax Abatement
Point Breeze – 1246-56 S 17th St Church Building, Apartment building, Garage and lot all for one price
Fishtown – 2666-72 Coral St Pub for Sale, 3 Apartments, Up to 20 Car Parking Lot
1005-07 N Orianna St 4BR 3800 Square Ft mansion right in the heart of Northern Libs, W/ double wide lot and Garage! OPEN HOUSE $789,000
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CENTER CITY LUXURY CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE! Avenue of the Arts
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1 BR, city views, newly renovated bathroom, new carpet, excellent condition throughout, W/d 875 sf
dramatic 5 story town home, completely renovated throughout, beautifully restored original details, garage, elevator, outdoor space
4,455 sf 4560sf
3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 270 degree city views, wood floor, chef’s kitchen, marble baths 2000 sf
2 bedrooms, 3 baths, gourmet kitchen, new bathrooms, magnificent hardwood floors, no detail has been left undone.
3 bedrooms, 3 baths, all rooms overlook Rittenhouse square, 2 sets of Juliet balconies, lavish master suite, brand new 1,709sf
5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, highly coveted block, formal living space, large master suite, outdoor space open sundAy 11/11 • 12:45 - 1:15 pm
Bi-level penthouse with dramatic sunset views of the city, lavish entire flat master suite, great entertaining space open sundAy 11/11 • 12:00 - 12:30 pm
1828 delAncey sTReeT
entire floor home with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, lavish master suite, custom finishes and features throughout 3,446 sf
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, south view with lots of natural light, balcony, spacious living room area, 1281 sf
1 bedroom plus den, 1.5 bathroom (can easily be converted to 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths), custom kitchen, wood and marble floors, generous living space
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, eat-in kitchen, large bay windows with city views
2 bedrooms, 2 baths. penthouse floor, new bathrooms, updated kitchen, wood floors throughout 1,146 sf
220 W. RiTTenHouse sQuARe Completely Renovated , 1 bedroom, open chef’s kitchen, designer bathroom, partial view
of Rittenhouse square, no detail left undone 918 sf $450,000 1BR, 1BA, hardwood floors, marble BA, custom kitchen 712 sf $399,900 1 bedroom, corner unit with south and east views, hardwood floors, marble bathroom, galley kitchen 686 sf $389,900 1 bedroom, south views, spacious kitchen, hardwood floors, walk-in closet in master bedroom 651 sf $379,000 1 bedroom, high floor, panoramic city views, lots of natural light, open kitchen 704 sf
penthouse with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, magnificent city skyline views, renovated kitchen and master bathroom 2017 sf $775,000 2601 pARkWAy condominiums 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, Art museum and river views, wood floors throughout, washer/dryer in the unit 910 sf $204,900
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Raw space that can be designed and built into a custom home overlooking independence mall 3,068 sf $1,150,000 Brand new 2 BR + den, 2.5 BA home, lots of natural light, wood flrs, open chef’s kitchen, designer BA, services available 2,025 sf $1,100,000 from adjoining omni Hotel Brand new 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, furnished, all custom finishes, high barrel ceilings, exposed brick, 2101 sf $895,000 3 BR,3 Baths, completely renovated, hardwoodfloors, river and city views 1866sf $749,900 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, magnificent city and river views, lots of natural, open chef’s kitchen, brand new master bath 1515 sf $599,900 2 BR, 1 BA, parquet wood floors, washer/dryer, unobstructed river views, floor-to-ceiling windows 1,200 sf $399,000 corner 1 bedroom, totally furnished, renovated throughout with custom finishes and features, magnificent city views 803 sf $379,900 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, bi-level, great closet space, balcony, excellent condition 989 sf $289,900 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, balcony, large kitchen, separate dining area 842 sf $269,900 1BR, high floor, river view, investment opportunity 700 sf $269,900
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2 bedroom plus den, 3.5 bathroom home with views of Washington square, a designer kitchen, wonderful living/entertaining space and lavish master suite 3510 sf $3,500,000 220 W. WAsHingTon sQuARe entire floor 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home, Washington square views, custom finishes and features throughout 3,720sf sf $1,995,000 THe lippincoTT 3 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths, treetop views of Washington square, open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, high end finishes throughout 2716 sf $1,750,000 independence plAce Bi-level penthouse, 2BR. 2.5BA, 2 kitchens, impeccably finished throughout, amazing river and city views 4,500 sf $1,800,000 sTRicklAnd RoW 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, bi-level, wood floors, open kitchen, 857 sf $299,900 independence plAce 1BR, 1BA, wood floors throughout, upgraded kitchen and BA, custom closets, balcony 928 sf $269,900
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3 bedrooms, 3 baths, bridge and river views, updated kitchen, generous entertaining space, deck 2229 sf $325,000 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, lots of light, open floor plan 1300 sf $279,900
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corner 1 bedroom, furnished, chef’s kitchen, designer bath, 803 sf
3 bedrooms, 2 baths, balcony, penthouse, updated throughout, center city skyline views, 2017 sf
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths updated kitchen wood floors, balcony 1281 sf
condo fees: $1,393
condo fees: $807
monTHly AfTeR TAx cosT To oWn: $4,178
monTHly AfTeR TAx cosT To oWn: $2,642
$379,900 condo fees: $549 Taxes: $232 monthly cost After Tax to own: $1,846
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2 bedrooms, 2 baths, corner unit with lots of light, updated kitchen, beautiful hardwood floors throughout 1,050 sf
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studio, wood floors, large marble bath, panoramic sunset view 583 sf Junior 1 bedroom, wood floors, marble bath , open kitchen, sunrise city view 531 sf
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