We’re in that twilight zone of time, when it feels like summer out but school’s back in, before leaf piles and Halloween decorations hit the streets, when a pumpkin latte feels premature (to some) but the time for saltwater taffy is over. Fall is percolating, though. You can tell by the events.
There’s the autumn edition of Center City District Restaurant Week, which is back on Sunday and runs through Sept. 27; with more than 125 restaurants on the list, we spotlighted 12 to make it more manageable.
Also, it’s Hispanic Heritage Month, which grew out of the National Hispanic Heritage Week that President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law in 1968. Here’s a guide for how, when, and where to celebrate.
There are more signs — we’re getting close to marathon season, as the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon teases, and it’s time for scarecrows in Peddler’s Village. Besides that, there’s the return of Meek Mill, who’s in Camden Friday, and the Philadelphia Burger Brawl. — Jenn Ladd (@jrladd, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Philadelphia Burger Brawl
Sixty restaurants have signed on for this patty throwdown at the Navy Yard. Yes, you’ve got your burger joints, like BurgerFi and Outlaw’s Burger Barn, but upscale restaurants like the Bercy and Rouge, and neighborhood spots like the Pineville Tavern and Three Monkeys Cafe will also serve up sliders. Returning champion Lucky’s Last Chance will be there, too, possibly with a peanut butter-and-jelly burger. The event has raised more than $283,000 over the last eight years, funding technology-based literacy programming for underserved Philadelphia schools. All tickets include a free cocktail for those 21 and older. — Grace Dickinson
2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, the Navy Yard, 4747 S. Broad St., $45, free for ages 10 and under, phillyburgerbrawl.com