The “legal tampering” period of free agency is underway. From noon Saturday through 4 p.m. Tuesday, teams are allowed to negotiate with the representation of pending free agents. No deals can be executed during this time, but this is when many of the contracts get hammered out.
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We’ve all had one of these days: You know, when you leave the office and your stomach is growling, and by the time you make it home you’re ready to eat absolutely anything. Anything that can be prepared in under 10 minutes, that is. Like that entire box of, who-knows-how-old-they-are pizza Hot Pockets, for example.
Needless to say, these are dangerous days.
To make sure you never resort to Hot Pockets (or Velveeta, or White Castle frozen burgers) again, this week we’ve brought you five healthy and totally scrumptious meals that cook in under 10 minutes. Who knew that was possible? Enjoy, folks!
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Just a little something to read in between your many, many opportunities to drink yourselves stupid this weekend. Here’s what you might’ve missed this week…
Little Nonna’s In The New York Times Man, does everyone love this place? Yes, they do.
Pliny The Younger Hits Philly In case you were wondering where that special beer nerd in your life disappeared to
Rare Pasta Series At Le Virtu Yeah, we said ‘rare pasta series’
Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey Eat Pica’s Pizza How to make your neighborhood pizza joint go viral
UCity FedNuts Is Coming You might want to start lining up now
Stephen Starr Is Making News In Philly And Washington D.C. Some of it is good and some of it is…not
Cheu Noodle Bar Crew Is Headed For East Passyunk But they’re not opening a second Cheu
Year Of The Cheesesteak Does the best cheesesteak in town come from a food truck?
Do Philly Restaurants Need Letter Grades To Let You Know How Dirty They Are? Take our poll
Where We’re Eating The bar at Avance
Here are five questions to get you ready for free agency.
When can the Eagles sign players?
Starting today at noon, teams can (officially) talk to agents and negotiate deals for free agents. However, players can’t sign until Tuesday at 4 p.m. In other words, there is a three-day “legal tampering” window. Of course, the worst-kept secret in the league is that agents and teams have already been talking now for weeks.
Last year, the Eagles struck fairly quickly, signing Isaac Sopoaga, Bradley Fletcher, Patrick Chung, James Casey and Jason Phillips on the first day of free agency. They let the market play out a bit with guys like Connor Barwin. Read more »
The unofficial start to the free agency period begins at noon Saturday when clubs are able to enter into contract negotiations with pending free agents. While deals can’t be executed until March 11 at 4 p.m., many will be structured over the coming hours.
With the time nearly upon us, here’s what we’re hearing on the outside linebacker front:
– The Eagles are showing some interest in Cincinnati free agent Michael Johnson.
The 27-year-old played defensive end in the Bengals’ 4-3 scheme but multiple teams are looking at him as a 3-4 outside linebacker. Read more »
Last night I attended the opening of the Container Store in King of Prussia. The turnout was amazing, with about 500 people in the store at any given time perusing the “lifestyle” aisles packed with some of the best products for organizing your home or office.
Many of the people I talked to told me how excited they were that they would no longer have to drive to the Cherry Hill Container store for their purchases. Catering was provided by Feast Your Eyes and the Vincent James Band provided the entertainment.
Traditionally, I always go to the Container Store the first week in January in hopes that it will encourage me to organize my life. I found this great item to keep track of my keys and phone in my briefcase and bought it back in January (when I Instagrammed this photo).
During the King of Prussia Container Store’s grand opening weekend, 10% of your purchase will be donated to Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.
More of HughE’s photos from the grand opening of the King of Prussia Container Store after the jump »
Every Friday we roundup the best shots from some of Philly’s most celebrated LGBT Instagram hams. This week: shots that are gradually spring-inspiring, plus someone got bitch-slapped on Ash Wednesday.
Living space of 153 Kalos Street.
Visiting these two homes in Manayunk and two in West Mt. Airy could determine which has the most living appeal– although, they all have their pros.
First, the Kalos Street home has been completely rehabbed and sits near a small truss of restaurants surrounding Ridge Avenue (FYI, the neighborhood is one of a handful in the city with a high density of pizzerias). Meanwhile, the Grape Street residence is just a little over a 10-minute walk from Never Give Up Training, a studio offering intensive fitness classes. It’s also been updated and includes a sizable roof deck with views of the city.
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Every Friday we spotlight the buzz-worthiest new movie opening in Philadelphia.
Name: 300: Rise of an Empire
Genre: Action/Swords/Chiseled Abs
Logline: Sin City meets Troy
Quick Review: Zack Snyder only produced and wrote this grisly follow-up to his successful 300, but his handprints are all over the thing, from the inane dialogue to the beyond silly physics-defying action sequences, all totted up in CGI-enhanced overload. The story very loosely follows the Persian attack on Greece lead by the golden-Speedo sporting King Xerxes (played by Rodrigo Santoro), and his naval commander Artemisia (Eva Green), a fierce female warrior, who is slightly smitten with her formidable Greek opponent, Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton). Much blood and many body parts later, the issue is laid to rest, but not before giving us beheadings, disembowelment, fantastical sea serpents, and a 3-D sex/fight scene that ends with no one getting what they want. Welcome to the club.
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If you’ve lived in Fairmount, you know that one of the challenges to making your home in the leafy, fireworks-adjacent neighborhood is the parking situation. Which is probably why sellers at this North 25th Street home are throwing in six months of pre-paid parking at a nearby lot with the deal. Six months without having to drive in concentric circles around the Art Museum while stalking pedestrians and hoping they are about to get in a car and drive away could be worth a lot to the right buyer.
If the half year of free parking isn’t enough enticement, the home itself is lovely. It features many period details like high ceilings with intricate medallions and plenty of interesting woodwork as well as a decorative fireplace. One of the three bedrooms features an original arched doorway and an enormous bay window bench positively begging for the newspaper and a cup of coffee. And of course the charming old-timey details are paired with a thoroughly modern kitchen, replete with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Read more »