Molly Eichel of the Philadelphia Daily News tracked down Brendan Bownes, the man who downed the Irish Bus Bomb at the Pen & Pencil during Anthony Bourdain’s Philadelphia episode of The Layover. Why was Bownes at the Pen & Pencil that day? Well of course he was on stop 15 of a bar crawl.
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Pulitzer Prize winning Jim MacMillan snagged some photos of the just refurbished Pen & Pencil Club. The country’s oldest press club has gotten a thorough sprucing up that includes new art work, all-new bar furniture, Internet jukebox and two flat-screen TVs.
We’re more than just a little freaked that natural light can get into the P&P. We also worry that maybe it has always been that way and we just were in no condition to notice.
New Look for America’s oldest press club [JimMacMillan.net]
Photo by Jim MacMillan