Yo, readers. Listen up. We’re here on the internet for the summer and we’re not going anywhere, but we know you guys are off doing all sorts of things. What sorts of things, exactly, is what we’d like to know so we can post the stuff that you’re gonna find worthwhile. After all, why would we post cool Philly summer events if no one’s gonna be there? Why would we find cool stuff to distract you at your internship if you’re doing the most meaningful work of your life? We’re tryna make this work for you. So give us a heads-up: what’s going on for summer 2011?
The boys are not back in town. Along with its glitzy Entourage makeover, it appears the Coup De Taco gang are pulling a Vinny Chase and shooting for the big time. The truck’s owners are blogging that they will be taking the truck downtown a few days a week, beginning tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »
Everybody freak out! (It’s okay, we already know you are!) Last night, Penn ’09 grad Abdi Farah won Bravo’s Work of Art. The show had many excited Penn devotees, though as one former UTB editor noted, “the shocking oversight is that he wasn’t on cultural elite ’08!”
Did you know Abdi while he was at Penn? Let us know.
As dedicated readers will know, we here at UTB take extreme delight in covering the opening of new food trucks in the Penn hood. Today, we present you with news of the newly opened La Vie Natural Juice and Smoothie.
La Vie set up shop on the southwest corner of 38th and Spruce (right next to Carribean food truck Gigi’s) two weeks ago, after doing a test run on 10th and University in Center City. The truck is run by Fednel St. Fort, a Philadelphian who grew up in Haiti. As the name would indicate, La Vie will serve up smoothies and natural juices: mangoes, carrots, bananas and the like. Read the rest of this entry »
Woohoo! Reports have surfaced that the Sansom Street spot formerly occupied by Bubble House will be taken over by Baby Blues, a BBQ restaurant. The menu (from a California branch) looks excellent. The restaurant hopes to open by the end of the year (ha, yeah right).
UTB investigation/salivation forthcoming.
We hooked ya up in June with a Hoodie Allen track
And for the end of summer he’s coming right back
With a chill new song you can jam to on the go
Or by yourself in your room with the AC on low
Another download brought to you by UTB
Just right-click, “save link as” and it’s all free
“Words of Wisdom” should put Hoodie on the map
Bet y’all hataz didn’t think that a blog could rap!
On the off chance you’re interested in status, prestige, or yellow highlight on a blue font, you can now search through the New York Times wedding announcements at WeddingCredential. Penn has our own category right on the homepage, along with our Ivy Plus (ew) friends.
The most fun comes in searching for terms like “Goldman Sachs” or “on the board” to hone in on your homewrecking targets. In case you don’t want to wait around for the divorce, you can also search for the terms “brother” or “sister” and gold-dig your way to glory.
Can you string together a coherent sentence and search things on Google or perhaps make nice things in Photoshop or edit a video clip? If so, maybe you can join our gang!
We’ve got a steady team of veteran bloggers, but we’re always looking for brazen new team members to join our ranks. Though it’s a fun gig, be prepared to make a steady commitment! Tell us what you can do for us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To overly eager incoming freshmen: hi! We won’t be accepting applications for semester-long positions from ’14ers just yet, but hold tight! We’ll be holding info sessions shortly after NSO for us, and our parent publication, 34th Street. If you have ideas in the meantime, however (perhaps you’d like to chronicle your first trip to a frat party?), feel free to drop us a line.
Update: For some clarification…on the writing end, we are currently looking for staff reporters. So, if you want, pitch us a beat you’d like to cover or a column you’d like to write. If you take good pictures or make videos, tell us about that too.
This Saturday you can drink beer and watch a bunch of animals doing cute things at the same time! Okay, yes, this is what we do most nights, but this time we’re not talking about watching sleepy kittens on YouTube. It’s the Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Festival!
The event is going to have beer from nineteen different breweries, plus a bunch of local food and a chance to kick back and hang out with the animals. You can also learn lots of eco-friendly tips and tricks as well as support the zoo’s Creatures of Habit initiative, so we’re sure the animals will be extra cute to say thank you. Did we mention the lifesize LEGO animals??? Buy your tickets here!
But don’t worry, she will be back! Career Services guru/Queen of Your Inbox Claire Klieger mentioned in an email today that she will be going to Zimbabwe! What do you think she is doing there?!?!
Fortunately, friend to UTB Helen Cheung (and Kelly Cleary) will be holding down the fort.