Philadelphia’s Christmas Village at Love Park kicks off Thanksgiving Day and runs through Sunday, December 28th. And although the Christmas Village is mainly about the shopping, there will be lots of food and some fun food and drink events as well.
If you’re looking for something seriously relaxing to do this Friday night, we found it for you: Chadds Ford’s Ten Gallon Hat Winery is teaming up with Athleta Glen Mills and Vita Coco for a special yoga-and-wine-tasting event.
It’s election day! You should be elated to have the freedom to vote today — and then to head to the bars afterward. It’s not a right you’ve always had in Pennsylvania.
All bars were closed in Pennsylvania on election day until 1973. That’s when an exemption was granted to bars that make 30 percent of their revenues from food and nonalcoholic beverages. Bars below that percentage had to close on voting days until 2001, when the state’s liquor laws were changed.
It wasn’t just Pennsylvania. A report by the federal government’s 1971 National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse said most states prohibited alcohol sales on election day, at least in part. A 1906 report of the Pennsylvania Bar Association said retail and wholesale liquor sellers must be closed between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. on election day in the state.
It’s easy to drop a lot of money at the Borgata, and not just at the blackjack table. The Borgata’s restaurants, which feature celebrity chefs like Bobby Flay and Wolfgang Puck, flaunt prices as high as many of their customers. But one recent diner seems to have been a bit more shocked than most when he got the check. Read more »
I come bearing exciting news, folks. Remember a few weeks ago, when we told you guys that registration for next year’s Run the Vineyards 5-Miler in Mullica Hill, New Jersey was open? Well, this morning we got word that four more vineyards have been added to the Run the Vineyards 2015 race schedule. Meaning: More free wine for us all!
Currently on draft is Conshohocken Brewing Co.’s La Colombe Tandem, a Belgian-style coffee ale and a version of Yards Brewing’s Love Stout with Corsica coffee from La Colombe.
Happy hour at La Colombe is available Monday to Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m.
La Colombe – Fishtown [Foobooz]
Rich Landau is in the final stretch for his about to open V Street, just off of Rittenhouse Square. Landau is promising V Street will be a vegan street food bar because “you just can’t get a good Langos or Jallab in Philly.”
The menu is broken down into “Street Snacks (papdums with whipped dal), “Market” plates (langos with sauerkraut puree and smoked chioggia beets) and “Hot Pots,” (funky kimchee stew) sections. Inspiration comes from street food from around the world. Landau promises bold flavors and lots of spice.
We asked 25 of the city’s best chefs, bartenders, beer geeks, cork dorks and professional drinkers to weigh in on the best bars in Philly. Here, in order, are the 50 best places to drink in a city made for drinking. Philadelphia, meet the 50 Best Bars Class of 2014.
13 bars are new to the list from last year.
18 bars have been on the list for all six years we’ve compiled it.
Another 4 bars have been on the Best Bars list at least 5 years.