1)500 Degrees (1504 Sansom) Get off your ass, put on your favorite spring playlist and walk across the Walnut Street bridge.
Their special thing: Truffle oil. Truffle items on the menu include truffle cheese and truffle oil as toppings, a truffle burger, and truffle fries.
What we got: Humpty Dumpty burger ($8.50- Arugula, sunny side up egg, potato crisp, braised bacon), Classic burger with raw onion and a chocolate banana milkshake ($13- burger has cheese of your choice, bibb lettuce, tomato and your choice of one topping- mine was raw onion), Truffle fries ($4)
Our experience: You have arrived at one of the best burger places ever. Literally a guy bumped into me in there and instead of just saying “Sorry” he said “Sorry- it’s the best burger place in town, right?” It’s a really busy place, but if you want to do this food route/picnic right you’re going to do take out anyways. You can tell immediately by the menu that this is one of those fancy burger pl
aces- lots of unique options, which does make it slightly more expensive than something like Bobby’s.
Name and Year: Sarah Lindstedt, C’15
Hometown: Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Street: How did you first get into music?
Sarah Lindstedt: I grew up in a family where music was a high priority.
Penn students are coming back from their breaks with tank tops in their suitcases, meaning one thing: spring is coming. The sun is peeping out from the clouds and we’re all tired of going to Pottruck, so get some walking exercise and learn some Philly history by checking out these architectural gems.
Upon entering "White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart" at the Institute of Contemporary Art on campus, you’ll be greeted by Rip Cord Rex—a futuristic tribal figurine that ferociously glares at you with his gaping, bottomless sockets.
2001 Frankford Ave.
Adjacent to the Rocket Cat Café in the Fishtown area of Philly is a large mural of a woman wearing a traditional rice paddy hat while holding a machine gun with a rose petal at the tip of her barrel.
Name and Year: Legarlin Li, SEAS’14
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Major: Digital Media Design
Street: You define yourself as the “confluence of a programmer and a doodler.” How is this reflected in your creations?
Legarlin Li: I’ve always been detail-oriented, but with the two combined, they’ve propelled me to a hyper-level of precision.