Perhaps the late Frank Zappa best described the relationship between international football and beer: “You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.”
If you happened to walk by Ken Geiser these days, he wouldn’t fault you for not recognizing him.
Last summer, I started a program called Philly Play right here in the Northeast. I did so because I was concerned about both the lack of access and information surrounding active play and the growing rate of childhood obesity in our city. We held play-oriented events around the 6th District, hosted community conversations around play and health and ended with a block-long street festival for families.
GOLDEN FRIENDS May 31. Delaware Park. $60 includes beer, soda, food and $25 slot play. 215-335-2287. More: Phillies games June 26, July 24, August 20 and Sept. 13 from $42 to $57. More: June 28. Crab feast and Riverboat. $92 includes all you can eat crab and refreshments. More: Aug. 9. Delaware Park. Buffet, horse racing and $25 slot play. $55. Leaves 10:45 a.m. More: Sept. 20 to 27. New England and Canada cruise. $1,275 includes taxes, baggage, and transportation. 215-335-2287.
From cheesesteaks to Tastykakes, Stephen Starr to Marc Vetri, the Reading Terminal to the Italian Market, Philly food gets a decent amount of attention. But one area of the city that has been virtually written off deserves recognition for its impressive lineup of hidden gems.
Even when Juan Namnun expects to lose, he still wins.
CELTIC HERITAGE FOUNDATION OF BRISTOL May 12. New York City. $85 includes bus trip to the 9/11 memorial, St. Paul’s Chapel, the Irish Hunger Memorial, and lunch at Ryan McGuire’s Irish Restaurant. 215-788-5232.