Some good news for Philadelphians: Forbes says we’re pretty flexible.
According to a recent study by the business mag, the nation’s fifth largest city is its third best city for yoga, behind Seattle and San Francisco.
Through reader surveys, Forbes found that Philly residents are 42 percent more likely to break out into a downward dog or cobra than the general population. Part of the 58 percent still sitting at home? The Friends of Mifflin Square Park want to change that.
Another spring weekend, another set of block parties in South Philly (that’s three weeks in a row, maybe we should diversify).
Nah, these are worth it.
South Philly Tap Room, 1509 Mifflin St., is busting outside for a block party, it’s 8th annual wheat beer festival. More than 30 wheat brews will be flowing for only $3 a piece. Plus expect BBQ from chef Scott Schroeder and live music from West Philadelphia Orchestra, Adam and Dave’s Bloodline, Arrah and the Ferns, and Robotrippers.
This should be interesting: 730 Montrose St. #E costs $1.2 million, but it’s HUGE – the biggest house to be featured on SoPhilly Spotlight.
We don’t care for the Beige! Beige! Beige! everywhere, but it’s certainly luxurious and grand. And if you have that kind of money, we’re sure you will just spend another million to redecorate as you see fit.
Want to turn your smallish concrete yard patch into a verdant green oasis? Start with the upcoming free pallet gardening workshop at South Philadelphia High, hosted by the ever-growing South Philly Food Co-op.
This workshop – which comes with a free pallet - is a great way to get a jump on your garden, recycle, and hang out with some fellow green thumbs. Plus, photos of robust pallet gardens are all the rage for followers of garden porn.
Ahhh, so that’s what a pallet garden is. Pics provided by the Co-op
Old Swede’s Church is hosting another one of their fantastic flea markets this Saturday, May 18. Past years have seen the grounds of the church, at Christian Street and Delaware Ave., filled with more than 100 vendors selling jewelry or art, old books, candlesticks, trinkets, etc.
Old Swede’s Flea
The flea market, which runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., also will feature several food trucks plus live music.
Zagat, which we normally consider a reliable source, reeeaaaaalllly missed the mark on this one. Here are their top three choices for outside eating on Passyunk Avenue: 1) Adobe Cafe, 2) Pat’s 3) Geno’s.
Are you kidding?
Adobe, that paragon of outdoor dining. Pic from TripAdvisor
The wall he had lined up fell through (the arrangement, not the structure itself). “I’m running out of walls,” he told us.
The wall for the class has to be big enough to accommodate nine or 10 people, but it can be any exterior wall on your house, in your back yard or in an alley. He told us there is no cost to the homeowner. All you have to do is own the wall.