Archive for the 'History' Category

Celebrate American Jewish Heritage Month Early With Manischewitz

So May is National Jewish American Heritage Month, which we suppose was chosen because it coincides with The Fourth of Israeli July. But it doesn’t get much Jewier than right now, deep in the heart of Passover. If we were playing the $24,000 Pyramid and you were trying to get me to say, “Things on […]

The Beatles First Trip To The White House

In 2010, that one Beatle who people thought was dead that one time, was awarded the Gershwin Prize for songwriting and stuff. As he sang Michelle to Michelle, it was the first time he had met a sitting FLOTUS or a sitting POTUS and when people said it was the first time a Beatle had […]

Philadelphia Public History Truck Debuts Today With Pie, Cider.

The brainchild of Erin Bernard, a Public History grad student over at Temple , The Philadelphia Public History Truck makes its debut in just a couple hours. Today from 5:00 to 8:00 at the Little Berlin Fairgrounds the truck will be hosting an event called “Pie Am Kensington” featuring Pie, Cider and Memory Mapping. Hmmm, pie […]


It’s Whiskey Time

Bourbon might be having its moment right now as America’s whiskey, but it isn’t our first love when it comes to the drink. Before Bourbon County began distilling corn mash into charred barrels, farmers in Western PA were using their excess grain to create what would become rye whiskey. In spring of 1791, a group […]

From The Dept. Of Lists That Matter – We Love Beer

It’s no secret that beer is the drink of choice for most Philadelphians– from the classic Lager to a Dogfish Head Chicory Stout. We’ve always known this, and seems we’re not the only ones. CNN has put together a study of the top 8 beer cities across the country. They’ve measured each city using 4 […]


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