Philadelphia has a new bagel shop, and it's instantly the best in the city. Knead Bagels, from long time Matyson chef Adam Willner and wife Cheri Willner, is now open at 725 Walnut Street by Washington Square, right next to El Fuego. Knead's hours are 6:30 am - 2:00 pm on weekdays and from 8:00 am until they sell out on weekends, and their menu is like nothing you've ever seen at any bagel shop, anywhere. Go in and eat and you'll leave happy. Want some bagels to bring home? A baker's dozen is $13 (compare this to $18 for a dozen at Spread, and Knead's bagels are much, much better). Coffee is from elixr and it's only $2 for a 12 ounce cup.
The best way to check 'em out is to just go in and eat, but if you wanna do it online first or just keep up with what they're up to, here's where you can follow:
twitter: http://twitter.com/kneadbagels (@kneadbagels)
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014
If you're a writer who's ever had a piece rejected (and if you're a writer whose name isn't William Faulkner (rest in peace), you've had a piece rejected sometime), then Lee Klein's Thanks and Sorry and Good Luck is a must read. Here's my review:
Monday, June 23, 2014
This was the scene in Philly on Locust between 15th and 16th, where attendees were rightfully furious with organizers for staging the screen too low for anyone beyond the first row to see more than the top 1/2 - 2/3 of the screen, immediately following the Star Spangled Banner:
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Highly recommend this book to fans of Chandler or just noir and pulp in general. Marlowe's at his best here.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Two 5 star reviews this week from me. RIP DFW, wish you were still here to share your scattered thoughts with the world:
Sunday, January 19, 2014
This book left me a little spooked each night that I put it down this week, and more than a little deep in thought, alternatingly introspective and extrospective. After writing my review (link below), I read some others, and I'm not shocked that in general men seem to have enjoyed the novel more so than women, but I think its a must read for either sex:
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Here's a two minute video I took today of Pennsport String Band playing Scrap Iron (thanks, Mike Drzal for helping me out with their i.d. via youtube comment) on the west side of Broad Street between Jackson and Wolf . New Year's Day in Philly isn't quite Mardi Gras Day in NOLA, and this video just shows PSB stopping to play for the crowd along their way up Broad toward City Hall, but when you consider the crazy Comic and talented String and painstakingly elaborate, meticulously arranged Fancy Brigades, and how much of the city pours onto the streets to celebrate from sunrise to sundown, it certainly has an equal spirit.