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To-Do List: Pork, plants, hanging out with Dad – or say screw it and go see boy bands

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Check out the ruins of Fort Mifflin near the airport. Pic from Hidden City


Feel like slumming it, deliciously? Go to John’s Roast Pork, 14 E. Snyder Ave. Been a while since you been there, right? Get there before 3:30 when they turn off the grill. Then head to Bonnie’s Capistrano on 13th near Dickinson. Yeah, it’s a dive, and it’s not as weird as you think.

At 1908 E. Passyunk, you could head to Pollyodd, where they’ll be serving snow cones made with the shop’s homemade lemoncello from 5 to 7 p.m. The store is open from 1 to 9.

Also Saturday, you could pretend you’re in 1990 and go to the Wells Fargo Center to see New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men. Tickets – they’re still available OMG! – on Stubhub were going for as low as $7 plus fees yesterday. This is not a recommendation, but hey, if we were in the right mood and drunk enough…


Buy your Dad a beer at The Industry, Reed and Moyamensing (or at least call him).

Or, if he’s a history buff or a gardener, bring him on a botanical tour of the ruins of Fort Mifflin, which is near the airport, as part of the Hidden City Festival. Free, but you need a ticket, which you can get here. 2 to 4 p.m.

Have other ideas? Put them in the comments.

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4 Responses to To-Do List: Pork, plants, hanging out with Dad – or say screw it and go see boy bands

  1. David G June 14, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    Tonight, EPX is holding a bowling night fundraiser at St. Monica’s Lanes from 7PM to 11PM. $25 gets you beer (sponsored by Yards), food, shoes, and bowling.

  2. Mike June 14, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    The ticket to the Hidden City Festival Fort Mifflin event might be free, but you still need to buy a pass to use the ticket.

    • Albert Stumm June 14, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

      Interesting, Mike. I didn’t realize that.

  3. Joanna June 14, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    And it’s the Lebanese Festival at St. Maron’s on 10th and Ellsworth!

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