• Your weekend brunch is about to get so, so much more epic, you guys. Three words: Almond Joy pancakes. They’re Paleo and gluten-free, too! [Greatist]
Just a quick redirect here: The folks over at Zagat Philly have a post this week about secret menu items (i.e. off-menu dishes you have to know to ask for) at 20 Philly restaurants. Color me surprised to find a delicious-sounding item from one of my favorite lunch spots, HipCityVeg: a vegan grilled chick’n club sandwich that apparently only people in the know have been enjoying for who knows how long. I feel robbed.
The Color Run just announced that it will host the U.S.’s first nighttime Color Run in Philly on October 18th. Why our city? “Because we love Philly so much,” organizers say on the website, but also (and probably more to the point) because the Color Run Philly has sold out every single year so far.
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A California company has recalled peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. While no one as of yet has been reported ill, the company, Wawona, says in a statement that it shut down and sanitized its processing facility when a sample tested positive for the bacteria, which can cause flu-like symptoms; they are using other facilities to maintain normal operations while the problem is being dealt with.
Looks like whole “If you build it, they will come” thing might actually be true when it comes to bike lanes and bike paths. A new study out of the UK and published in the American Journal of Public Health found that people who live near bike lanes get more exercise each week than people for whom such infrastructure isn’t as easily accessible.
Short of, you know, actually pedaling in the Tour de France, this is a pretty epic way to celebrate the end of the race: with a 75-minute Tour de France-themed ride on Sunday at 9 a.m. at Body Cycle Studio.
Just a friendly reminder that the 2014 Philadelphia Marathon on November 23rd is just less than 18 weeks away, so it’s time to get your butt in gear if you’re planning on running it.
Here are some of your training options, whether you’re running the full or half:
Just a quick update to our post a few weeks back about the newly rekindled Medals4Mettle program in Philly, which invites runners to donate finishers’ medals to be redistributed to sick kids at CHOP. When last we talked about it, you were instructed to mail your medals to Philly chapter leader Malinda Hill. But now she tells me she’s worked with a few local businesses to install donation boxes so you can avoid the mail costs.
Here’s where to find them: