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Help Bartender Theo Webb

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Theo Webb has been serving drinks to Philadelphians for years, most recently at Brü. He was also a popular bartender at spots like James and Fish. Webb was seriously injured in a bicycle accident on Saturday morning. Webb was taken to Hahnemann Hospital where he remains unconscious in the intensive care unit. Without his ID, Webb was a John Doe at the hospital and his family filed a missing persons report for him on Sunday.

His coworkers and friends are hosting a fundraiser for him on Sunday, November 16th at Brü. The event will run from 3 to 6 p.m. and a $50 donation will requested at the door, food and drink will be included. A silent auction will also be part of the fundraiser.

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New Age Rathskeller Coming to Chestnut Street


Teddy Sourias opened Brü last year at 1318-20 Chestnut. And now he’s working to open U-Bahn, a subterranean bar below Bru in the old Jeans West clothing store. The 3,300 square foot space will include two bars and a new kitchen. U-Bahn will offer local beers and food including cured meats, cheeses and specialty sandwiches.

The space will feature an open layout and 16-foot ceilings. Tables will be incorporate reclaimed wood from local barns and tables built from tree slabs. Classic arcade games will also be installed. A private area will offer audio/visual equipment and videoconferencing technology for business meetings.

This isn't the first rathskeller for Chestnut Street. Soula's Cafe and Rathskeller was located in the Betz Building at Broad and Chestnut in the early 20th century.

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Mark Your Calendars: Midtown Village Fall Fest


Boy, Midtown Village sure has changed in the eight years since it started throwing its annual Fall Fest. First of all, are we all really calling it Midtown Village now? Second, it had East Passyunk’s dining scene before East Passyunk did. Third, are we really calling it Midtown Village?

Anyway, the neighborhood’s fall fest has always been a fully legit event, regardless of the name, and this year may be even better. For one, Chestnut Street will be closed for the first time from 12th Street to Broad, and it’s being held on a Sunday – Oct. 6 – from noon to 7 p.m. Trivia tidbit: last year, 40,000 people showed up.

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