While Jose Garces has made high-class tapas a Philly food staple with Amada, he reinterprets the small plate at Tinto. The ordering format — a number of small dishes to be shared — is the same, but this Basque-influenced restaurant proves that for delicate palates and wine connoisseurs, pintxos are the new tapas.
Upon arriving at Tinto, patrons are greeted with rustic-turned-classy decor and mood lighting, making the feel of the restaurant akin to entering a small, underground bar in the Basque country.
As much as we masquerade as grown-up constituents of the “real world” in the summer — what, with our high falutin’ occupations and very own summer sublets — there is something about these humidity-filled summer months that makes us just want to be kids again.
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You may have gotten your firework fix last Saturday, but this weekend, a different red, white and blue flag will be flying in Philly.
As the summer weeks pass and we become veritable members of the workforce (five weeks of Excel and counting!) or delve deep into the throes of academia (what up, Summer Session Two), we’ve come to appreciate the beauty of hump day more than ever.
Is there any single day of the year more stimulating than Independence Day? Filled with explosions of fireworks (and, perhaps, drunken lighter fluid mishaps on the grill), the Fourth of July is a colorful event in any American city.
If your summer job has kept you away from campus this month, get your ass in gear this week and trek down Locust Walk to Addams Gallery. While the Fine Arts Hall may be shrouded in a cave of construction, brave the scaffolding to check out the last week of “East West South North,” an exhibition featuring photos and art by Penn students who were in China this spring.
Though it may be the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and cheesesteaks, our beloved ultra-American Philadelphia can sometimes leave us yearning for influences from other hemispheres.
As the prospect of the ever-daunting “real world” looms over the senior class, this job market’s slim pickings have inspired some seniors to jump on their 10-speeds and trade hedge funds for hard hats.
While some of us have only worn tool-belts as accessories for our Village People Halloween costumes, the do-gooders among us have already taken many an opportunity to make us look lame, rebuilding the world through Habitat for Humanity and Alternate Spring Break programs.