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5 Great Happy Hour Places in the Philly Gayborhood that Aren’t Gay Bars

One of the coolest things about the Philly Gayborhood is the fact that it is infused with so many other “straight” businesses, so to speak. Sure, we have a ton of gay bars, but there are also great eateries that cater to anyone who wants a fantastic cocktail and a delicious bite to eat. We rounded up our picks of five great places in the Gayborhood to grab happy hour that aren’t gay bars, but given their proximity in the ‘hood, you’ll be joined by plenty of great company as you wash down some tasty nibbles with a cocktail or two.

Three Tasting Menus And A Snowy Start To The Year Of The Horse


Happy Chinese New Year, everyone. And welcome to the Year of the Horse. Despite the snow, the ice, the cold and everything else, we’ve got three Philly restaurants running Year of the Horse tasting menus this week–Sampan, Matyson and Meritage. Check out the details after the jump.

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Another Top Chef Contestant in Town

travis masar top chef kitchenWell what do you know. While we were focusing on Top Chef locals Nicholas Elmi and Jason Cichonski, Travis Masar quietly began working at Sampan.

Eater has the details (and careful, some Top Chef spoilers).

Top Chef’s Travis Masar Working at Sampan [Eater]


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