NewsOctober 6, 2013 at 6:00 pm

The Food Frenzy Continues

SMOKES.OCT5Smokes has food. Did you know that? Even better than that revelation is this one: Jonah Fliegelman and Nathan Winkler-Rhoades, the guys behind the Pitruco’s pizza truck, will be debuting an upgraded menu on October 18th at our fave bar on campus (sorry, Blarn).

Enjay’s Pizza Kitchen at Smokey Joe’s will not only feature several signature pies, but also snacks, hoagies, dessert, and—wait for it—vegetable side dishes.

The latest in a series of food news to hit Penn—some good, some great, and some unforgivable—we wonder if people will actually make it a point to order anything other than booze come the menu makeover. In our opinion, that fried donut filled with sweet ricotta sounds like the perfect cure for the drunchies. Just sayin’.

What's HapPENNingAugust 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm

What’s HapPENNing, NSO Edition

what's happenningThat’s right. It’s hap(PENN)ing. NSO is officially underway and we’re one blur-of-an-academic-year away from reaching May. Keeping that in mind, ahem seniors, this NSO season should be a time to play with our new kittens before classes bitch slap their entire faces, respectively. That’s why we’ve come up with a few way(s) to have your own re-introduction to campus.

Thursday, August 22

Freshmen: Move-in. Time to make bffs with your roomie and hall-mates. Prepare to never talk to them again after this year.

Upperclassmen: $3 dollar cover and $1 drinks 9pm-12am at Blarney. It’s the first night of NSO, so pace yourselves accordingly (aka die, in the metaphorical, blackout sense).


Friday, August 23

Freshmen: Penn Library Social 9pm-11pm & PennFest 11pm-1am

Upperclassmen: A re-introduction to Smokes. We hear the renovations over the summer are spectacular.

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NewsApril 15, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Help Kweder Make A Documentary

KwederI pledge allegiance…to the band…of Mr. Kweder–or so he hopes.

Kenn Kweder is the latest to jump on the crowdfunding bandwagon, trying to raise money Kickstarter-style to make a documentary about his life.

“An icon” and “a pioneer” in the Philly music scene (according to his website), but more accurately a cross between Mr. Schneebly and a fratty Bruce Springsteen, Kweder is looking for your support. A 5 dollar donation buys you exclusive production updates while they shoot the film. 50 bucks gets you a digital copy of the film. $1000 earns you a private house concert.

Let’s rock today!

FeaturesFebruary 23, 2013 at 7:56 pm

Flyer of the Week: MasqueRAGE

Small Flyers

We have a winner! Flyer of the Week goes to the artistic and talented members of the Jewish Renaissance Project for their MasqueRAGE masterpiece. Not only does this flyer have alluring color fades, but the clever pun and promise of an open bar really have us psyched to party for Purim! Added bonus, 30% of proceeds go to Jewish Family & Children Service of Greater Philadelphia. So throw on that mask you saved from high school, and over to Smoke’s tonight from 8-10 to celebrate a worthwhile cause.
Get all the details here!
The Perks Of Being A Senior– Hey, seniors! Trynna get a drink later tonight at Smoke's before classes come back to haunt us? Flash your PennCard (printed with its impending August 2013 doom) and you get a pint on the house. See you there!
NewsOctober 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm

The Comprehensive Guide To Surviving Family Weekend 2012

Your parents have been away from you for just over a month, and already they’re worried that something dire has happened: you’ve used up all six bottles of shampoo, the labels on your underwear came off in the wash, you haven’t found a nice Jewish boy yet…

So they’ve decided to come to campus this weekend, staying in the room at the Inn at Penn that they’ve had reserved since December 15th, to “see your life on campus” and “get to know your friends a little better.” [Subtitle: "We can't wait to meet Smoke! Ya know, that kid whose dorm you go to every Thursday and Saturday night?"]. Midterms or OCR can’t stop them now. They’re here for 3 days, and they want to see it all. Here’s your guide to skip-able events as well as those to not miss! Click here for a day-by-day guide…

NewsMay 3, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Smokey Joe’s, Open to Close

Anticipating boredom on Friday? Done with finals and hangin’ around? Stop by the first ever “Smoke’s Sit In,” which will be happening tomorrow from 11am until 2am. That’s right, fifteen straight hours of drinking, games and mayhem at every 21 plus’ favorite campus watering hole.

Though you won’t get your name on a plaque, there’s a good chance you end up drinking more on this one day than Feb Club goers did in four years at Penn.

NewsApril 19, 2012 at 3:59 pm

URGENT: University City Bar Crawl!

Get your drinking pants on now because registration ends tomorrow for what sounds like a winning combo: a team scavenger hunt and bar crawl through some of our favorite (…and not so favorite) UCity spots on Cinco de Mayo! (For you Anglophiles, that’s May 5th.)

According to uwishunu, Young Friends of University City, which exists, is partnering with six bars and restaurants to put on the first (annual, we hope) “Hunt ‘n Crawl”. Participants form teams of up to 10, and then complete a list of tasks and challenges throughout University City at spots like City Tap House, Landmark Americana Tap & Grill, New Deck Tavern, Smokey Joe’s, The Blockley, and Pizza Rustica.

All participants get in on the drink specials offered at each locale, as well as a few other perks. We’re hearing reports of “Hunt N Crawl” promotional T-shirts, and in culturally insensitive Cinco de Mayo fashion, a team sombrero. The winners will receive a complimentary brunch at City Tap House and a $75 bar credit at Blockley. Take us out for a drink after you claim your prize!

What's HapPENNingApril 9, 2012 at 9:03 am

What’s HapPENNing?

You wanna know what’s hapPENNing? Spring Fling is happening. That’s it. Boom.

(Just kidding. The world doesn’t stop entirely for Fling! Read on for other cool events this week.)

Red Giants and Fat Panther at Smoke’s
Who: Red Giants and Fat Panther
When and where: Tonight, 10:30; Smoke’s
Why: Well, it certainly is an excuse to start Fling on a Monday. Not that you need one.

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NewsMarch 11, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Will Trade Booze For Notes

Everybody’s HAD IT with those kids who email an entire class listserv three days before a midterm begging someone, anyone, to send them the entire semester’s worth of notes because their computer “mysteriously crashed” or they “missed class.” Nobody has fallen for it. Ever. And carelessly losing your laptop in Mexico during Spring Break isn’t likely to garner any sympathy, but the email below sent to one HIST431 class may be the most enticing plea ever:

Dear frienemies and people I have never met,

I come to you all in a time of great need, dare I say great peril. I returned on Friday from Puerto Vallarta minus one shiny new Macbook, with which I had embarked. Is it currently in the hands of Mexican Banditos, using its awesome computing power to gain control of the cocaine trade, or was it taken by the lady who cleaned my villa? The answer: I may never know. Read the rest of this entry »