3 Philly Events That Will Be Better Than Watching The Super Bowl
Whether you hate football or you’re just bummed that your team didn’t even make it to the playoffs, there are plenty of things to do this Sunday instead of watching the Big Game. Do you really hate the Patriots enough to watch them play for two hours in the hopes that they will lose? If the answer is no, we have a few suggestions of better ways to spend your Sunday evening.
Root for your hometown boys in the Big Game, no I’m not talking about the Birds, I’m talking about puppies. Two local pups from Morris Animal Refuge will compete in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XIII. Max, a 13-week old pit bull mix will be representing team Fluff and Chuchi, a five-and-a-half-month old chihuahua will be a back-up puppy for team Ruff.
If you want a chance to meet the football playing Fidos, make sure to head to South Philly’s Devil’s Den (1148 S 11th St,) this Sunday, Feb 5th, from 2pm until 5pm. Morris Animal Refuge will be on hand with both Max and Chuchi. While you’re there, have a cocktail for a good cause. All of the proceeds from the sales of Stateside Vodka Greyhounds (vodka & grapefruit juice) will be donated to Morris Animal Refuge. Morris Animal Refuge, America’s first animal shelter, helps the homeless, abandoned and unwanted pets of the Philadelphia region.
Devil’s Den Chef Paul Trowbridge has come up with an impressive line of specialty hot dogs to fit the theme. Guests can choose from bacon wrapped all-beef hot dogs served with honey mustard; all beef hot dogs served with saurkraut & mustard, all beef hot dogs topped with chili & cheddar, a spicy rendition topped with pico de gallo, sour cream, jalapenos & queso fresco. There’s even something for vegetarians, a Falafel dog topped with chipotle aioli and Colby cheese.
If you’re looking for a more hands-on way to spend your evening, why not go for the gold at Whetstone Tavern (700 S 5th St)? Grab your favorite pals and head down to the South Street/Headhouse eatery for a round or two of Golden Girls Bingo. The fun starts at 6pm, so you’ll have plenty of time to decide if you’re a Blanche, a Sophia, a Rose or a Dorothy while you watch episodes of your favorite group of mature Miami mamas. There will be cash and prizes for all Bingo winners! $3 Drafts, $4 Wines and $10 Golden Girls Cocktails will be flowing all night long. Of course, they’ll be serving cheesecake, no Golden Girls night would be complete without it!
Maybe games just aren’t your thing, don’t worry we’ve got you covered. Varga Bar (941 Spruce St) is hosting Superfowl VII. Watch as Varga Bar Chef Mike Barnisan defends his title against American Sardine Bar’s Chef Doreen DeMarco. Introductions start at 6pm. Each chef will be tasked with cooking three different types of wings. The categories are hot wing, non-American wing, and wild card. The wings will be voted on by a panel of judges and the audience. There will also be specials on draft beer, whiskey and Varga Bar’s wings.
So, if the only thing you’re looking forward to watching Sunday is the commercials, put down the remote and run as fast as you can to one of these events!!!