Top Chef Kevin Sbraga Finally Bringing Something Tasty to the Linc, But Don't Get Too Excited

Top Chef Kevin Sbraga Finally Bringing Something Tasty to the Linc, But Don't Get Too Excited

I look forward to eating at Citizens Bank Park when we're making a day of a Phillies game. From Tony Luke's to Bull's BBQ, there are plenty of tasty food items. Whenever I make the trip to the Linc for an Eagles game or soccer match, on the other hand, I typically do my best to avoid having to eat anything sold there.
So I got excited today when I first read that Top Chef and Philly native Kevin Sbraga would be adding a tasty new sandwich to the Linc's offerings.
That good taste quickly faded when I continued to read and learned his sandwich -- dubbed "the Sloppy Jose" -- would only be offered on the club level.
Philly.com's Michael Klein has the skinny on the sandwich:

short rib and chorizo seasoned with cumin, cinnamon and coriander,
topped with grated queso Chihuahua and a homemade coleslaw made of
shaved radish and jalapeno as well as carrots and cabbage plus chipotle
lime mayo, and served on a toasted sesame seed roll. Price: $14,
including housemade chips.

Sounds solid. If you've got club level access.
You can watch Sbraga and Friend of the Level John Gonzalez do some taste testing at CBP earlier this summer at the top of this post. Cannoli cupcakes are the truth.
>>'Top Chef' adds to Eagles' menu [Philly.com, via Eater]

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Malcolm Jenkins is prepared for both a zombie apocalypse or Donald Trump as president

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Malcolm Jenkins is prepared for both a zombie apocalypse or Donald Trump as president

A zombie apocalypse or Donald Trump becoming the President of the United States of America are both nightmare scenarios for many people. But Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins is prepared in the case of either.

At least that's what he says.

The Philadelphia Eagles have a bye this week, so Jenkins found the time to post the below video to Twitter, teaching us a little bit about his quirks.

"Something you might not know about me is that I'm a half-hearted doomsday prepper. For the last two or three years I've been silently preparing myself for a zombie apocalypse... or Donald Trump becoming President, whichever comes first. Communications, food, protection, everything, I've been stockpiling. I took a zombie survival course a couple of years ago," Jenkins said.

"Hopefully I won't have to use my skills."

 

Tonight's lineup: Tommy Joseph's last start of the year?

Tonight's lineup: Tommy Joseph's last start of the year?

Tommy Joseph, who has been missing from the lineup lately, starts at first base and bats fourth tonight.

Joseph will most likely be making his final start of the season with Ryan Howard expected to start the final games of the season. Joseph is batting just .235 against the Braves this season, but does have two home runs. The rookie first baseman has 21 home runs and 15 doubles in 104 games during his first season in the majors. 

Howard will be playing what are almost definitely his final games in a Phillies uniform this weekend vs. the Mets.

Maikel Franco bats fifth and plays third base. Franco, who has been hot lately, has three home runs and is batting .320 over his last 25 at-bats. He will look to continue his success against the Braves, as five of his 25 home runs this season have come against them.

Cameron Rupp gets a day off behind the plate and will be replaced by veteran catcher A.J. Ellis. Ellis has exceeded expectations in a short sample since coming over in the Carlos Ruiz trade last month. Ellis is 8 for 28 with a home run and nine RBIs in 10 games with the Phils. He's batting .285, which is astronomically better than his paltry .194 mark with the Dodgers. 

Part of the reason for Ellis' start could be his history against Braves starter Josh Collmenter. He is 4 for 11 with two home runs and four walks against the former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher.

Here is tonight's lineup:

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Freddy Galvis, SS
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Tommy Joseph, 1B
5. Maikel Franco, 3B
6. Cody Asche, LF
7. A.J. Ellis, C
8. Aaron Altherr, RF
9. Jeremy Hellickson, P

And for the Braves:

1. Mallex Smith, CF
2. Dansby Swanson, SS
3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
4. Matt Kemp, LF
5. Nick Markakis, RF
6. Anthony Recker, C
7. Jace Peterson, 2B
8. Rio Ruiz, 3B
9. Josh Collmenter, P