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“The Heritage Club” in “Trading Places”

What is the real name and historical background of "the Heritage Club” in the movie "Trading Places”? I was an undergraduate in the city of Philadelphia in the early 1970s, and completely missed this until I saw the movie.
posted by Daddysugar on Mar 6, 2009 - 3 answers

Vintage dress shopping in Philadelphia recommendations

I’ve been tasked with taking a friend shopping for a dress for an upcoming formal event. We live in Philly and would like to buy locally - details inside. [more inside]
posted by 8dot3 on Mar 5, 2009 - 9 answers

Affordable Massage Philly?

Where can I find the community wellness center in Philadelphia that offers affordable massages? [more inside]
posted by harnharn on Mar 4, 2009 - 3 answers

Opera Hanks Lipsyncs in Philadelphia?

In Jonathan Demme's Philadelphia, what is the aria that Tom Hanks is lip syncing in front of Denzel? He is also narrating what the aria is about. From the soundtrack information. It must be one of the following... [more inside]
posted by shortbooks on Feb 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Throwing a party, where can I get a foam machine?

Throwing a party, where can I get a foam machine? Hosting a party on Friday in the Philadelphia area. Cant seem to find a place to get a foam machine (either online or brick and mortar). Any recommendations/suggestions?
posted by Blandanomics on Feb 18, 2009 - 2 answers

Undergraduate clinical psychology experience?

I'm a junior in college looking for clinical psychology experience in the Philadelphia area for this summer, especially in and around the Main Line. Where should I inquire? [more inside]
posted by DeucesHigh on Feb 10, 2009 - 3 answers

PhillyFilter: Pittsburgh-themed bar in Philly?

PhillyFilter: Looking for a Pittsburgh-themed bar in Philly to watch the SuperBowl, and Steelers regular season games in the future. [more inside]
posted by nayten on Jan 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Pick my restaurant, not my nose

Philly Restaurant Filter: I need your advice in picking one for an outing this weekend! Creativity is welcome! [more inside]
posted by galimatias on Jan 15, 2009 - 17 answers

Cheaper alternative to Comcast DSL?

I'm thinking of signing up with a new ISP that doesn't cost as much as Comcast, but the choices are overwhelming. Help! [more inside]
posted by chihiro on Jan 5, 2009 - 11 answers

Help this man keep his van.

How can I tell if my '87 GMC Safari Van is up to driving from Philadelphia to Louisiana? [more inside]
posted by pantsonfire on Dec 9, 2008 - 11 answers

I'm Not Going To Pay A Lot For This Video!

Calling all East Coast video production pros! Price check. [more inside]
posted by Mister_A on Dec 5, 2008 - 1 answer

Laser hair removal in Philadelphia

Where should I go for laser hair removal in Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Nov 21, 2008 - 2 answers

How can I have a Christmas dinner delivered anonymously?

How can I have a Christmas dinner delivered anonymously? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2008 - 10 answers

Burying my hamster.

Where can I bury hamster in an urban East Coast US city? [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine on Nov 20, 2008 - 14 answers

Weird noctilucent clouds over Philly

Anyone else in the Philadelphia area seeing this? There are some strange, vertical clouds in the area that look a lot like aurorae (it's well into darkness here), but they aren't moving. They look like they might be high-altitude noctilucent clouds, but I think it's the wrong time of year for those. What are they? I've never seen anything like them.
posted by drinkcoffee on Nov 19, 2008 - 11 answers

Cab Fare to Berwyn, PA?

What will a cab cost from Philadelphia's airport to Berwyn, PA? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Nov 12, 2008 - 15 answers

Philly bachelorette ideas needed!

Philly Philter: I am looking for a pre-dinner activity for a very low key bachelorette party. [more inside]
posted by als129 on Oct 31, 2008 - 5 answers

Evert-fresh Bags in Phildelphia

Evert-Fresh bags in Philly? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Oct 29, 2008 - 3 answers

Denied boarding on overbooked flight - now wish to be pampered by airline. Advice?

I got bumped from a US Air flight (involuntarily) after the gate agent made an error and let *all* the bump volunteers board. How can I get US Air to go above and beyond their default offer? [more inside]
posted by zippy on Oct 19, 2008 - 13 answers

Timeframe for looking for an apartment in Philadelphia?

How much of a lead time is required to lease an apartment in Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by chengjih on Oct 12, 2008 - 5 answers

Cheap travel from Delaware to NYC?

What are the cheapest ways to get from Newark, Delaware, to New York City? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Oct 7, 2008 - 12 answers

Flying to Philly, looking for cheesesteak

Flying into Philly next Tuesday around 530pm, then driving up to Bethlehem. I'd love to stop in Philly and grab a killer cheesesteak- but I'll have my family with me so I'd probably only be able to do this if its somewhat near the airport or on the way toward Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton. [more inside]
posted by Chuck Cheeze on Sep 18, 2008 - 20 answers

Good Eats in Philly

MeFi Foodies: Can you recommend good (cheap-ish) eats in or around Philly's Convention Center and Art Museum areas? [more inside]
posted by missuswayne on Aug 31, 2008 - 11 answers

Help finding a new place to live?

Conshohocken, PA had a massive fire today at the Riverwalk Millenium Apartment/Condos. Luckily, from what we've seen there were no serious injuries, but the buildings look like they are a complete loss. Friends were supposed to move in to one of the new apartments next week, and are now trying to find a similar living situation to get into by September. One will be working in Philly, the other in Bryn Mawr, they don't really know the area that well, and can't get back to PA until next week. They sort of fell into this lease because of a lucky coincidence, and need some help figuring out where else to look that would be similarly convenient, new and clean. $1500 per month would be the maximum they could afford for a one bedroom. Thanks for any help
posted by mmf on Aug 13, 2008 - 12 answers

PhillyFilter: Where should I go view the Perseids Meteor Shower?

philly-philter: The Perseids Meteor Shower is coming! Where should I drive to outside of the city to get a good view? [more inside]
posted by nayten on Aug 10, 2008 - 9 answers

What's weird and fun and delicious on the East Coast?

ROAD TRIP!!!!! Philadelphia to Atlanta and back in about 10 days for a couple in their thirties with no kids. [more inside]
posted by killerinsideme on Aug 9, 2008 - 18 answers

What would you want brought to you from Philadelphia?

What should we bring from Philadelphia as gifts for people we're visiting? [more inside]
posted by killerinsideme on Aug 2, 2008 - 24 answers

What's a good bar in University City, Philadelphia?

Philadelphians: recommend me a good bar in University City. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 17, 2008 - 12 answers

Car Rental in Philadelphia

Recommendations for car rental in central Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by gravelshoes on Jul 15, 2008 - 5 answers

Curly hair cut in Philly?

Philly haircut? Male, thick, curly hair. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jul 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Cheap parking near Philly airport?

cheap longterm parking at philadelphia airport? [more inside]
posted by jujube on Jul 9, 2008 - 4 answers

Where can I find guayaberas in Philadelphia?

Does anyone know where to find guayabera shirts in the Philadelphia area? (That's basically it, but a few more details inside.) [more inside]
posted by 8dot3 on Jul 3, 2008 - 3 answers

Oh you have to go to this place

What are the best restaurants specific to Philadelphia for vegetarian or seafood fare that you've been to this year? [more inside]
posted by cashman on Jun 26, 2008 - 9 answers

How to stop an annoying buzzer next door?

What can I do about an obnoxious parking lot buzzer in the building next door? [more inside]
posted by i less than three nsima on Jun 23, 2008 - 5 answers

Where in Philadelphia can I go to use a treadmill for free?

Where in Philadelphia can I go to use a treadmill for free? [more inside]
posted by jrichards on Jun 23, 2008 - 2 answers

Accomodation in Philadelphia

Looking for cheap accommodation ($50-$60?) in Philadelphia near the university for end of July/beginning of August - any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by gravelshoes on Jun 23, 2008 - 8 answers

Philly quick and fun activities?

new-to-Philly-filter: Casual, short dating activity--no food, coffee, or alcohol? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jun 18, 2008 - 8 answers

I Don't Want to be Willy Loman!

I don't want to be a salesman! Can anyone help a recent grad find a sane, non-sales job in Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Jun 17, 2008 - 9 answers

Where to by good frames in Philly?

Where in/around Philly to buy really snazzy eyeglass frames? [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful on Jun 16, 2008 - 10 answers

Downtown Philadelphia Hot Spotss

Philly-filter. One evening, mid-June, mid-week. Need watering hole recommendations for city center. [more inside]
posted by priested on May 29, 2008 - 9 answers

Bachelor Party in Philly

What are some Bachelor Party options for Philadelphia on a Friday night? "Adult Entertainment" is probably out (Atlantic City for the next night). We're looking for fun places that a group of 8 guys in mid 20s would enjoy (early 20s places are always an option). Bars, BYOBs for dinner, cheesy dance clubs. Probably looking for places where the dude ratio is relatively low. Staying in center city.
posted by sandmanwv on May 27, 2008 - 3 answers

Honest car audio shops in or around Philadelphia?

Anyone know of honest car audio shops in or around Philadelphia?
posted by hcastro on May 20, 2008 - 1 answer

What is this hole in my backyard?

While digging out the backyard of our Philly rowhome to lay a patio, I came across a brick-lined pit with a pipe in it (pictures here and here). What is it? [more inside]
posted by zempf on May 14, 2008 - 9 answers

What hotels are in/near the Germantown section of Philadelphia?

Can you help in finding a hotel in or near the Germantown section of Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by Dreama on May 12, 2008 - 9 answers

I'm looking for a shirt Stephen Colbert held up on his show on 4/15.

Stephen Colbert was just holding up a jersey on The Colbert Report (4/15) that was: part (1/4) Flyers jersey, part Sixers jersey, part Eagles jersey, and part Phillies jersey. Like a beautiful Philadelphia sports patchwork quilt jersey shirt. Can I buy this jersey? Does it exist outside of The Colbert Report?
posted by melodykramer on Apr 15, 2008 - 5 answers

Family trip to NYC/Philly/DC

Taking the family to a game at Yankee Stadium before it closes, and would like suggestions for where to stay/what to do/what to see. [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis on Apr 15, 2008 - 13 answers

Mmm cupcakes. Where can I find yummy cupcakes in Philly?

Does anyone have any recommendation of where I can find tasty cupcakes in downtown Philadelphia? My SO is craving cupcakes and I promised to bring them home for dessert tonight, and I am at a loss as to where to find them. West of Broad is preferable, but anywhere Center City-ish would be fine.
posted by 8dot3 on Apr 11, 2008 - 8 answers

Shooting the mob?

Can you recommend a good photographer in the Philadelphia area who will come to an event and take a group portrait? [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Mar 19, 2008 - 4 answers

A change for the better...

Where can I trade spare change for bills in Seattle, without fees? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Mar 18, 2008 - 14 answers

Mani/Pedi in Center City Philly?

Where can I get a cheap manicure/pedicure in Center City Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by fancypants on Mar 15, 2008 - 1 answer

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