2023 is here and there is already much to talk about.
Regardless of your political preferences, many Philadelphia citizens are excited about the possibility of former Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter running for the same office, though nothing has been officially announced yet. While leading the city, no-nonsense Nutter worked to reduce youth violence, strengthen the K-12 education system, earned status in the Philadelphia Reserve, and the man was his DJ’s Mixmaster Mike . From now on, you can use Fun Grooving at City Hall.
Doylestown’s Alecia Moore – Pink – How much do you love singing and flying across the stage in Cirque du Soleil fashion? Pink schedules Philadelphia Citizens Bank Park for Summer Carnival 2023 tour with Brandi Carlyle Added a second date to : Monday 18th September and Tuesday 19th September.
When you weren’t looking, Rittenhouse Square’s Rouge Rob and Maggie Wasserman turned the annual Philadelphia Burger Brawl, which benefits Philadelphia schools, into a Philadelphia Burger. crawlWell, until January 31st, take a walk with the judges, sample 30 burgers from contest chefs, and wait until February 5th for Crawl’s awards ceremony at Xfinity Live. See who won.
Philadelphia rapper and activist Meek Mill will release not one but four new albums in 2023 with a massive video component. Meek took to Instagram and Twitter to announce the title of his first album, “Dream Catching.” “‘I’m loading for a reason!'” he wrote before displaying Meek’s visuals in the gym and on the street. I teased it, captioning it, “This one has to hit the streets ASAP too!” # “Philly motion.”
Night Shyamalan’s 2023 kicks off on January 14 with the final season of Apple TV+’s ‘Servant’ filmed in Philadelphia, and then follows with the locally-filmed horror thriller ‘Servant’ starring Rupert Grint, Dave Bautista and Jonathan Groff. Knock at the Cabin” premieres. From ‘Mindhunter’ before its release on February 3rd.
Not all new news is good news. Local favorite Memphis Taproom in Kensington will close at the end of this month. A new schematic of Jim’s Steak on South Street (which was nearly lost in an electrical fire with his adjacent Eyes gallery last July) aired last week, though no reopening date has been given. And the long-loved kitten-lined “Welcome to Fishtown” mural will soon be gone as condos are being built in front of the grand painting. sad.
January Spotlight: Kory Aversa
If you’re obsessed with eating around Philadelphia, or if you’re addicted to social media, Kory Aversa is for you. With over 150 local restaurants and businesses opening as a PR/media creator in 2022 and going viral on Instagram and TikTok, his 2023 at Aversa is poised to go from strength to strength.
“For 2023, I am aiming to open 32 restaurants, retail stores, a new Wildwood hotel and even a new casino at Parcs Shippensburg,” says Aversa. “It’s the first time he’s opened a large hotel or casino grand, so he’s excited.”
Aversa has used his Insta-TikTok fame to create a collection of t-shirts featuring “The Hippo Crunch Heard Round the World” and “Philly Publicist,” a hippopotamus crunching a pumpkin at the Philadelphia Zoo. , representing his top viral videos with 10 emojis. “We are committed to selling in our online store in 2023 and raising funds for our favorite charities.”
Aversa’s personal life is also thriving. Aversa’s new boyfriend Ben and 70-pound puppy Otis, who have both converted to full-blown Philadelphia sports fanatics, have just completed phase one of their renovation of a condo on the Delaware River. .
“Each morning, I look out through the large floor-to-ceiling windows and soak up the tranquil waterfront atmosphere. As a restaurant spokesperson, I’ve already started exercising to burn calories.”
Aversa, Ben, and Otis induction stovetops and cookware learning how to make healthier meals at home may also shed unwanted pounds. “So far I’ve burned most things as I’ve gotten the hang of it.”
Plus, Otis has four nearby dog parks to indulge in.
Another thing the PR guru has taken time out of in 2022 is to turn his attention to the music he loves. As well as seeing “the most concerts of my life” with Backstreet Boys, En Vogue, The Weeknd, Michael Bolton, Sam Smith and The Chicks’ “Epic Show”, Aversa echoes I love Smith’s new TikTok tracks (“Cool Kids”) and Rosa Linn (“Snap”).
“I am driving Otis and Ben crazy with my music, and I look forward to having the public singing on my lungs again in 2023.”