If you are a fan of Will Smith, the Rocky franchise, Philadelphia cream cheese or the color "midnight green," you may find Boston a pretty hostile place to be until Monday, February 5!
In support of the New England Patriots, several Boston hotspots - including the entire Charles River Esplanade! - have banned all items, celebrities and sportswear that may be reminiscent of their nemeses, the Philadelphia Eagles.
Fenway's Craft Beer Cellar has pulled their supply of Philly-based Evil Genius beer from the shelves until after Super Bowl LII. Owner Phil DiCarlo said, “We’re showing our pride in New England.”
Craft Beer Cellar Fenway will not be selling any Philadelphia beer now until February 5th. pic.twitter.com/C9oOjACZCD— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) January 24, 2018
The flip side of the sign reads: "It’s a Don Henley-free zone. No Eagles!"
The Pats fans at Montilio’s Baking Company in Braintree, Brockton, Quincy, and Weymouth have suspended the use of Philadelphia cream cheese from all of their baked goods. They even sent back 12 30-pound bulk boxes totalling more than 350 pounds of the stuff to their distributor!
They are now using a new cream cheese from Wisconsin to serve with bagels and create their cheesecakes. Company owner, George Montilio does not plan to purchase the Philly brand ever again, stating that "if we don’t win, that’s another reason not to buy it.”
And then of course, there's the Esplanade, which announced an everything-Philadelphia ban throughout the 3.5-mile stretch from the Museum of Science to the Boston University Bridge until February 5!
Effective today through Monday, February 5, the Esplanade Association announces a series of rule changes to ban Philadelphia-Themed Products in the Park. pic.twitter.com/KX4YkRaqpP— Charles River Esplanade (@EsplanadeBoston) January 23, 2018
What does that mean exactly? Here is a list of all banned people/things:
- Actors, Will Smith and Sylvester Stallone - notorious Eagles fans
- All Philadelphia sports attire — including the Eagles, Flyers, 76ers, and Phillies
- Anything in the color "midnight green"
- cheesesteak sandwiches
- soft pretzels
- Philadelphia cream cheese
- cracked copper bells
- and, eagles (“yes, even bald eagles,” the Esplanade Association joked)
Do you know of any other New England spots that have chosen to ban Philly items in support of the Patriots! Let us know!