1. Little Pete’s, 216 S. 17th St. Wedged into a tiny nook near Rittenhouse Square, Little Pete’s serves up some of the finest diner food in Philly, 24 hours a day. Stop in any hour of the night and sample the delicious American fare, as well as the waitresses’ famous bad attitudes.
2. South Street Diner, 140 South St. Another famous Philly diner, only this one is nine times the size of Little Pete’s, and they sell delicious pastries.
3. Makkah Market, 4249 Walnut St. Makkah is a hidden gem in West Philly. It’s a grocery/Muslim bookstore/dine-in and take-out restaurant that delivers Middle-Eastern food 24 hours a day. ’Nuff said.
4. Pat’s/Geno’s, Ninth Street and Passyunk Avenue. Neither Pat’s nor Geno’s makes the best steaks in Philly. However, these steak purveyors can be like an oasis in a hot desert at 2 a.m. when the room is spinning and you’re craving something hot and filling. (Michael Polinsky)
1. Carnival Pizza and Wings, 3062 N. 23rd St. Carnival serves the Temple University area with fast delivery and unbelievably good and inexpensive food.
2. Tiffin, 710 W. Girard Ave. Out-of-this-world Indian cuisine, delivered to your home or dorm, at reasonable prices. What more do you want?
3. Pattaya, 4006 Chestnut St. Thai food done right. Their hours aren’t the best but it’s well worth waiting until dinner time to feast on this.
4. Greek Lady, 224 S. 40th St. Ever had a gyro? Ever had a gyro with french fries inside? Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. The classic lamb, the chicken and the veggie gyros are all worth the nominal price. (M.P.)
1. Check out all the books appropriate to your topic from the library. Construct a fort and hide from all responsibilities/deadlines.
2. Develop a sudden keen interest in a time-consuming hobby, eg. oil painting, scrapbooking, long-distance running, Tetris.
3. Realize you’ve been missing out on a cultural phenomenon and scramble to catch up on Lost / Mad Men/14 cycles of America’s Next Top Model … before the due date.
4. Call your parents. You’ve haven’t spoken to them since they refused to fund Mexico Spring Break 2011 (fuckers) but they’d love to hear from you now. So would your grandparents. And Aunt Sue. And your second cousins from Wisconsin.
5. Wonder what happened to your seventh-grade crush/the exchange student from Chile/elementary school pen pal? Google can turn up their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn profile, inevitable food blog, and tax records so you can fill in the holes.
6. Did you know you can play Oregon Trail online? Grueling pace, bare-bones rations, and go! (Lauren Smith)
1. If the street is large enough for two cars to fit side by side, it’s a two-way street, even if the cars are only inches apart. Don’t be the person driving straight down the middle.
Make the most of your shoebox. For example, put your bottle opener where you can see it: On the wall!
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