Good morning, Philadelphia. Last night's Eagles win was rough, and it feels like the city's holding its breath for Wentz news. In the meantime I'm distracting myself with Craig LaBan's top 25 restaurants while keeping an eye on the state gerrymandering trial.
— Aubrey Nagle
There was no update on Wentz's status after the game, though there are fears that he tore his ACL; we'll know more pending an MRI today. Are Super Bowl dreams dashed without him? Columnist Mike Sielski certainly thinks so. With Wentz's fearlessness, an injury was inevitable, reporter Jeff McLane writes.
That's right, it's end-of-year-list season, and restaurant critic Craig LaBan is no exception. He's put together a new list of his top 25 Philadelphia restaurants, just in time for entertaining visitors this holiday.
Look for updated reviews for best-of veterans, too. Vernick is still "Philly's best overall restaurant" and "Vedge is rightfully now a national destination."
When creating the current congressional map, GOP lawmakers had access to data giving them a granular look at Pennsylvania's partisan makeup. Did they use it to make a skewed map? That's what a federal gerrymandering trial will try to decide.
What we do know: state Republicans fought to keep the data private. And Pennsylvania is one of the most extreme congressional gerrymanders in the country.
We want to see what our community looks like through your eyes. Show us the park that your family walks through every weekend with the dog, the block party in your neighborhood or the historic stretch you see every morning on your commute to work.