Benjamin Franklin: Philadelphia’s favorite Founding Father continues to influence his adopted city. His name, likeness, and philosophies permeate Philadelphia, and for a good reason.
William Penn (October 14, 1644–July 30, 1718): Founded in 1682, Philadelphia was William Penn’s “Holy Experiment.” King Charles II repaid a debt he owed to Penn’s father by giving the young Quaker a parcel of land the king called Pennsylvania, meaning “Penn’s Woods.” Penn decided to design a city based on his religion’s ideal of equality—radical for the time—where Quakers, Catholics, Anglicans and Jews lived alongside one another. Resident’s welcoming nature harkens back to the city’s founder, who called the city Philadelphia, a combination of the Greek words for “brother” and “love.” (Fun fact: Humble Quaker that he was, Penn didn’t like the boastful name Pennsylvania.) Though many think it’s Benjamin Franklin that’s a statue of William Penn on top of City Hall.
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World-renowned dining destination, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, announces the opening of its newest location in Philadelphia on Monday, June 6, 2016. Located in the heart of Center City, the impeccably designed steak house will reside in the lobby level of the Sonesta Hotel at 1800 Market Street, just steps away from Rittenhouse Square, Logan Square and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Philadelphia, PA - After last week's Announcement that a Gigantic Slide would be coming to Philadelphia later this summer, Side the City has canceled the event for Philly.
Philadelphia PA - Beginning on Saturday, July 2, Old City’s landmark Fork restaurant will host Champagne and Oysters, a fun new weekend jazz series, every Saturday and Sunday through September. Fork’s popular brunch menu will “take the summer off” in favor of more casual selections, available from 12 noon until 4 p.m. In addition, guests will enjoy live jazz from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. on both days.
Old City, Philadelphia - On Saturday, June 4, High Street on Market will welcome back Plowshare Farms to kick off its second season of weekly Saturday Farmers Markets. Plowshare works with High Street to bring farm-fresh produce and other local, seasonal products to the heart of Old City Philadelphia throughout the summer.
Philadelphia, PA - Four Philly restaurants make the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America: OpenTable 2016 List - the online restaurant reservation service has named the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America for 2016.