April 9, 2013
Is there a better way to celebrate this gorgeous spring weather than with free ice cream? We don’t think so — and neither does Ben & Jerry’s. Today, April 9, marks the 34th annual Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day. Drop by any of the three Philly scoop shops in University City from noon to [...]Read more»
October 5, 2012
Federal Donuts just opened their second location this week, at 16th and Sansom Streets in Center City. They’ve also recently partnered up with other local food and drink pros on Federal Donuts-inspired creations, like Art in the Age-inspired donuts. Know where else you can now taste the crispy gourmet donuts? At Franklin Fountain in Old City. The two sweets experts have teamed up to present Chocolate Appolonia Bisque Ice Cream, made with Israeli appolonia spice from FedNuts. A delicious donut in homemade ice cream form? Sold. [Franklin Fountain]
July 31, 2012
Good news, ice cream lovers: delicious local ice cream venture Little Baby’s Ice Cream, solely mobile until now, is setting up shop in East Kensington. Help them celebrate the grand opening of their brick-and-mortar store on Frankford Avenue with a special celebration on Friday, August 3 at 5 p.m. Enjoy ice cream in the form [...]Read more»
July 18, 2012
Summer’s favorite trio of treats — burgers, fries and ice cream — makes an appearance at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, Rittenhouse’s historic institution dedicated to the advancement and appreciation of innovative contemporary art, for a special evening with Franklin Fountain’s Eric Berley and his event “The Craft of Ice Cream,” Thursday, July 26. Beginning with [...]Read more»
July 12, 2012
Here’s another dose of creamy sweetness to add to your weekend agenda. Bassett’s, the country’s oldest Civil War-era creamery (it celebrated its 150th birthday last year), hosts The Ultimate Philadelphia Ice Cream Festival on Saturday, July 21 at Reading Terminal Market. Serving everything cold and topping-loaded, Bassetts along with the Market’s own Miller’s Twist, Franklin [...]Read more»
July 10, 2012
The good people at Hidden City Philadelphia are back in action: they’re relaunching a series of limited-access tours of obscure and interesting sites in Philadelphia, the first of which is a preview of the new location of super popular mobile ice cream venture Little Baby’s Ice Cream on Frankford Avenue. After the huge success of [...]Read more»
June 27, 2012
Remember that dream you had as a kid of an unlimited ice cream buffet stocked with tub after tub of deliciously creamy cold rocky road and mint chip and cookie dough? Wawa Welcome America’s making that dream a reality with the return of the Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival. This Saturday and Sunday, June [...]Read more»
June 20, 2012
From the just-opened Shake Shack (replete with locally themed shakes) to the artisan vegan ice cream sold from Little Baby’s tricycle, there are all sorts of ways to get and stay cool in Philadelphia this summer. And, with today’s RealFeel 100 degree forecast, there couldn’t be a better time for a guide to all things [...]Read more»
June 6, 2012
Happy Shake Shack Day, everybody! Today, Wednesday, June 6, is the day you’ve all been waiting for — today’s the day the brand new Shake Shack Philadelphia opens to the public at 20th and Sansom Streets in Rittenhouse Square. Last week we gave you a sneak peek at the opening menu, but today we have [...]Read more»
Watch today’s Philly 101 video to meet one of Philadelphia’s beloved public figures, Derrick Pitts, the Chief Astronomer at the Franklin Institute.
The Franklin Institute’s Joel N. Bloom Observatory, operated and maintained by Pitts and his staff, treats visitors to day and nighttime viewing with its 10-inch Zeiss refractor and four Celestron CPC 800 GPS Computerized Telescopes. The instruments provide visitors with views of most planets and bright stars, several star clusters and nebulae and even a few galaxies.
It is also one of a handful of observatories in the whole country to provide optically safe, real-time direct observation of solar activity. Pretty cool.
Meet Derrick and find out what he wishes more people knew about in Philadelphia, and why.
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Watch today’s Philly 101 video to meet one of Philadelphia’s beloved public figures, Derrick Pitts, the Chief Astronomer at the Franklin Institute. The Franklin Institute’s Joel N. Bloom Observatory, operated and maintained by Pitts and his staff, treats visitors to day and nighttime viewing with its 10-inch Zeiss refractor and four Celestron CPC 800 GPS [...]Read more»