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“The City of Sisterly Love” to Honor the 100 Year Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

The city of Philadelphia, founded by William Penn, was named as such in 1682 because the word is Greek for “brotherly love.” Penn wanted his colony to be a place where those living in it could be free of persecution. Now, 338 years later, Philadelphia has temporarily changed its nickname from “The City of Brotherly Love,” to “The City of Sisterly Love.” This resolution will take place for the rest of 2020 in order to honor the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote. The 19th Amendment to the US constitution was ratified on August 18th of 1920. 

The temporary change to the slogan was announced by Philadelphia councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson and will celebrate the place of women in Philadelphia’s history. The resolution states that “the equal participation of women in politics and government is essential to building strong communities and a vibrant democracy that takes into consideration all facets of life, the workforce, family, and community.” This resolution wants to also stress that the 19th amendment did not benefit all women, especially not women of minorities. This slogan change is therefore meant equally to acknowledge the shortcomings that African American, Hispanic American, and Native American women had to face all the way until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed. 1965, 45 years later, all women were then allowed the right to vote. The city of Philadelphia is excited to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage while highlighting that women of color have only been able to celebrate 55 years. 

The resolution looks to celebrate the steps that have been taken in the direction towards equality and does not mean to exclude men, but rather uplift women. The tourism group Visit Philadelphia and the City Council hope that this will encourage visitors and residents of Philadelphia to explore the many contributions that women have made in Philadelphia throughout the centuries. They also want to encourage women and women groups to travel together to Philadelphia. 

Popular New 2020 Restaurants in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is many times thought about in the context of their food. Because Philadelphia is constantly expanding its list of restaurants, it can be hard to know where to visit next. This list does not just cover the high-end restaurants; it also highlights the casual lunch and dinner spots throughout the city. 

Porcos – 2204 Washington Ave Philadelphia, PA 19146

Porcos is primarily a sandwich destination that runs as a takeout window with vegan options also. You can get your sandwich there, and then go next door to the Small Oven Pastry Shop (with the same owner) to satisfy any and all of your pastry needs.

Via Locusta – 1723 Locust St Philadelphia, PA 19103

This is an intimate Italian restaurant that is known best for its handmade pasta focus. Located just near Rittenhouse Square, this pasta spot also offers fish and steak.

Cicala at the Divine Lorraine – 699 N Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19123

Featured in the Divine Lorraine Hotel, this restaurant that is owned by Joe and Angela Cicala has opened recently to show its stunning interior. The style of food that they serve is southern Italian, with courses such as salumi, lamb, and bruschetta. 

Gabi – 339 N Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19107

In North Philadelphia, this diner does not just focus on one meal time. Gabi has a menu that includes fancy dinner meals such as escargot with steak fries, and kir royales, as well as brunch meals. Because this destination is open all day, it allows for weekend brunch that features banana and Nutella crepes.

Gigi Pizza – 504 Bainbridge St Philadelphia, PA 19147 

In the mood for pizza? Then Gigi Pizza is the spot to go. This snug pizza restaurant serves specialty Neapolitan-style pizza. All of the pizza is wood-fired and goes perfectly with the many wines on the menu. 

Stove and Tap – 245 Lancaster Ave Malvern, PA 19355 

Stove and Tap owned by Justin Weathers and chef Joe Monnich have just opened their second location in Malvern of their popular restaurant. This restaurant offers extensive space with 188 seats available, as well as a long bar. Outside they also have a covered patio that hosts another bar. The kitchen is also remarkably set up with a wood-fire grill and oven, as well as a smoker. They feature dishes such as a brisket flatbread, chicken pit pies, and pulled pork sandwiches.