Fun things to safely do this weekend in Philly

Celebrate Fried Chicken Fridays at The Bourse.

Looking for some fun, unique and safe ways to spend your weekend? In the age of social distancing, Metro has you covered. A few Philly establishments have come up with inventive ways to still have fun this weekend while staying healthy.

Poi Dog and Musi BYOB Collaboration

If you’re a lover of hummus, this Friday you are certainly in luck. Musi BYOB Chef Ari Miller and Poi Dog owner Kiki Aranita have decided to team up to offer Musi’s hummus in a special Poi Dog flavor for one day only, and the new creation will be available at both locations on July 24. The hummus is an ode to Poi Dog’s Mochi Nori Chicken and features togarashi-yuzu olive oil and furikake. Each pint, which is said to be “insanely fluffy and creamy,” costs $12 apiece, and also uses Soom tahini. Orders can be placed by visiting or, and pickups can be made between 1 and 6 p.m. at Poi Dog (100.5 S. 21st St.), and 1 and 5 p.m. at Musi (100 Morris St.) While picking up, Philadelphians can also explore Poi Dog’s fresh ahi poke bowls, Hawaiian-style plate lunches, musubi, snacks and mochi flour desserts or Musi’s Israeli inspired fare including the popular Frizwit cheesesteak. 

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Fried Chicken Fridays at The Bourse

The Bourse has figured out another way to celebrate the start of the weekend with their new weekly series, Fried Chicken Fridays on the patio. The crispy and juicy event kicks off this weekend on July 24 and will run through Aug. 14. Diners can experience grab and go items directly from the patio across from Independence Mall featuring offerings from FreeByrd Chicken and beers to pair with it as well. Menu highlights include The FreeByrd Chicken Sandwiches ($10) with buttermilk brined fried chicken, Alabama white BBQ sauce and homemade pickles on a soft roll, plus cans of Yeungling ($4), Miller Lite ($4), and Yards Brawler ($5). Guests will be able to order in-person with credit card, and social distancing will also be enforced to help keep everyone safe and healthy. According to the release, Freebyrd Chicken’s sandwiches are also available for delivery at or via a third-party app. Freebyrd Chicken also offers a Weekend Family Bundle, including four sandwiches and two sides with the option to add drinks for just $40. Additionally, The Bourse Food Hall has recently partnered with Snack Pass to offer delivery and pick-up from multiple vendors in one order with participating vendors including Prescription Chicken, Abunai Poke, Scoop DeVille and Marino Bros. Cheesesteaks.

Devil’s Den Virtual Comedy Show 

This Friday, July 24, Devil’s Den will be hosting an online comedy show ‘Devilish Grins’ with host Alyssa Al-Dookhi. Tickets ($5) can be purchased online and the price will range depending on if you choose to also sip on a beverage while watching (choices range from a 6-pack of Founders Brewing Company or All Day IPA or a quart of Starfruit Sparkler.) Beers and cocktails can be picked up prior to the show at Devil’s Den.

Hornblower Cruises 

This weekend, starting July 24, Philadelphians will have a way to cruise the seas on the Delaware River Waterfront while still maintaining a healthy social distance. Hornblower cruises will once again be sailing out on the Spirit of Philadelphia from their berth in Penns Landing, and guests will not only get to see the landscape of the City of Brotherly Love from the water, they will also be able to enjoy a unique outdoor dining experience while aboard. On top of the fun that guests will be having while sailing the seas, they can also expect a slew of safety and health regulations that will keep everyone safe. On the more exciting side of things, while aboard, guests can enjoy DJ entertainment plus an informative and engaging narration about the city’s storied history and landmarks. Cruises also feature freshly prepared multi-course menus and a selection of wine, craft beers and specialty cocktails. Prices start at $52.90 for lunch and $79.90 for dinner, and for private groups, Hornblower Private Yachts also operates charter options.


Ride For Solidarity to Honor Will Lindsay

On July 12, a tragic event took place when 32-year-old Will Lindsay, an avid cyclist was hit and killed less than a mile from his home. To help show solidarity for Will, there is an event happening this Sunday, July 26, that all Philadelphians can join in on. At 1 p.m., cyclists can head to Dell Music Center and continue for 12 miles to Laurel Hill Cemetery in front of the area where he was struck. If you’re not a rider but would still like to show support to the Lindsay family, you can also donate to Will’s Memorial GoFundMe, which is less than $1,000 away from its $50,000 goal. All proceeds will be split between two cycling-centered nonprofits of Philadelphia: Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and Neighborhood Bike Works of Philadelphia. Additionally, the driver who fatally struck Will Lindsay was driving a white 2010-2015 Chevy Camaro with a moon roof and red stripes on the hood and trunk and is still at large. Any information regarding the driver can be relayed to the Philadelphia police at 215-686-8477. There is a $5,000 reward in this case. 

Iron Hill Center City 

This weekend, Philadelphians can head to Iron Hill’s location in East Market to enjoy some of their latest revamped menu items and beers on tap. With their new patio seating, guests will be able to enjoy the look and feel of the city while staying safe and healthy at the same time. New menu items include the beer-inspired Fried Chicken Sandwich ($13.70, served with a brand new-house made IPA sriracha ranch sauce) and the Chicken and Baby Back Ribs ($19.30, featuring whole chicken wings in a spicy Vienna Red Lager barbeque sauce and a half rack of ribs served in Bedotter Ale barbeque glaze), plus some old favorites including hearth baked pizzas, gourmet tacos, and specialty grilled cheeses. On the more spirited side of things, diners can also order up a variety of drafts including the Philly Special IPA, Lavender Triple, The New Normal and more.


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