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Ham for $159 a Pound?!

Would you pay $159 a pound for ham? Oink! In the above video, Philadelphia food and wine writer Brian Freedman takes us on a tour of some pretty fancy spots in the City of Brotherly Love that are serving up more than just cheesesteaks. The fancy ham comes from the Iberian pig and is aged [...]

Army-Navy: Football’s Greatest Rivalry

I spent the last 3.5 hours watching the 112th Army-Navy game. It’s a particularly personal game in my family: my grandfather served in the Army; his first son, my dad, was born at West Point and went on to attend the Naval Academy, serving 20 years in the Navy; his eldest son, my brother, is [...]

Glory Day: Lancaster’s Brief Stint as Our Nation’s Capital

© Richard T. Nowitz/CORBIS If you’ve visited Lancaster, Penn., you probably remember it as a nice mid-sized city right in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country. What you might not know is that 234 years ago today, it became our young country’s third capital city, a position it held only briefly. Very, very briefly. Let’s take [...]

The Late Movies: Awesomely Bad 80s Football Team Videos

In the 80s—a decade which I grow happier and happier I was mostly comatose during—it became fashionable for NFL teams to make delightfully cheesy team videos. Tonight for the Late Movies, here are a few samples which are just delightfully awful. Superbowl Shuffle Starting off tonight, here is the famous Superbowl Shuffle, courtesy of the 1985 Bears. Ram [...]

A Love Letter For You, Murals by Stephen Powers

Urban art comes in all kinds of flavor, but this may be my favorite: “A Love Letter For You,” a project by Stephen Powers where he paints various murals with lovey-dovey messages around Philadelphia (yes, the City of Brotherly Love – how appropriate!) Just in time for Valentine’s Day, too! Link – via 30gms