Good ole’ Philadelphia. The welcoming home of our cozy campus. A place some of us have even been bold enough to call our city on Facebook.
But if recent, and past, BuzzFeed posts are good indicators, and they always are, we may know less about our dear city then we thought. As we read The Most Philadelphia Post To Ever Philly Philadelphia, ready to laugh and connect with our adoptive city, we were surprised to feel less like welcomed children, and more like morons. We get Wawa, and maybe even the Philly Pretzel Factory (whats with that shape? am I right?!), but for most of these references, the average Penn student is sadly out of the loop. Jawn? Crab fries? Glenn Schwartz?! What the phuck Filly!?
As if that wasn’t bad enough, the post then dares to mock Penn students for being too pretentious to belong! Slander we say! Our great-grandfathers who founded numerous important things will surely hear of this!
Despite this Philly, we still love you, and like a preteen girl who stalks her older brother’s super hot friend (not based in personal experience), we are sure some day you’ll love us back. See you in the fall, Glenn.
The folks at the Auntie Anne’s Pretzel outpost by CVS on Walnut are in a really good mood today. A really good, free regular or cinnamon sugar pretzel day kind of mood! When tipster Paige Rubin inquired as to the occasion, a worker replied, “Oh, just to celebrate! We want everyone to try a fresh, hot Auntie Anne’s pretzel!”
Update: Looks like the give-away was from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oh well.
Cheesesteaks' far superior, vegetarian-friendly Philly cousin.
Some people bike for affordable housing. Some people bike for mad street cred in France. And some people bike for getting places, we guess. But forget all of them; there are those who bike for a way worthier cause, and that cause is pretzels. Soft innards, a crispy shell, and salt the size of those crystals they throw on the street when it snows? Pretzels are so totally twisted. Literally!
In honor of the feature in tomorrow’s issue of 34th Street, which follows these valiant riders on a weekly pretzel mission, we present to you after the jump our top three Philly pretzel palaces that bring Philly its twisty, salty, fame. Get on your fixed gear and tell these pretzel princes to throw it in the (paper) bag. Read the rest of this entry »