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.
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]
Where can I find the community wellness center in Philadelphia that offers affordable massages? [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
PhillyFilter: Looking for a Pittsburgh-themed bar in Philly to watch the SuperBowl, and Steelers regular season games in the future. [more inside]
Philly Restaurant Filter: I need your advice in picking one for an outing this weekend! Creativity is welcome! [more inside]
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]
How can I tell if my '87 GMC Safari Van is up to driving from Philadelphia to Louisiana? [more inside]
Calling all East Coast video production pros! Price check. [more inside]
Where should I go for laser hair removal in Philadelphia? [more inside]
How can I have a Christmas dinner delivered anonymously? [more inside]
Where can I bury hamster in an urban East Coast US city? [more inside]
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.
What will a cab cost from Philadelphia's airport to Berwyn, PA? [more inside]
Philly Philter: I am looking for a pre-dinner activity for a very low key bachelorette party. [more inside]
Evert-Fresh bags in Philly? [more inside]
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]
How much of a lead time is required to lease an apartment in Philadelphia? [more inside]
What are the cheapest ways to get from Newark, Delaware, to New York City? [more inside]
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]
MeFi Foodies: Can you recommend good (cheap-ish) eats in or around Philly's Convention Center and Art Museum areas? [more inside]
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
philly-philter: The Perseids Meteor Shower is coming! Where should I drive to outside of the city to get a good view? [more inside]
ROAD TRIP!!!!! Philadelphia to Atlanta and back in about 10 days for a couple in their thirties with no kids. [more inside]
What should we bring from Philadelphia as gifts for people we're visiting? [more inside]
Philadelphians: recommend me a good bar in University City. [more inside]
Recommendations for car rental in central Philadelphia? [more inside]
Philly haircut? Male, thick, curly hair. [more inside]
cheap longterm parking at philadelphia airport? [more inside]
Does anyone know where to find guayabera shirts in the Philadelphia area? (That's basically it, but a few more details inside.) [more inside]
What are the best restaurants specific to Philadelphia for vegetarian or seafood fare that you've been to this year? [more inside]
What can I do about an obnoxious parking lot buzzer in the building next door? [more inside]
Where in Philadelphia can I go to use a treadmill for free? [more inside]
Looking for cheap accommodation ($50-$60?) in Philadelphia near the university for end of July/beginning of August - any recommendations? [more inside]
new-to-Philly-filter: Casual, short dating activity--no food, coffee, or alcohol? [more inside]
I don't want to be a salesman! Can anyone help a recent grad find a sane, non-sales job in Philadelphia? [more inside]
Where in/around Philly to buy really snazzy eyeglass frames? [more inside]
Philly-filter. One evening, mid-June, mid-week. Need watering hole recommendations for city center. [more inside]
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.
Anyone know of honest car audio shops in or around Philadelphia?
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]
Can you help in finding a hotel in or near the Germantown section of Philadelphia? [more inside]
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?
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]
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.
Can you recommend a good photographer in the Philadelphia area who will come to an event and take a group portrait? [more inside]
Where can I trade spare change for bills in Seattle, without fees? [more inside]
Where can I get a cheap manicure/pedicure in Center City Philadelphia? [more inside]