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BYOB: Bring the tequila, hold the worm

The decor of El Azteca II is reminiscent of a traditional Mexican homestead. Mismatched folk art adorns the walls, including a few drawings that seemed like they were created by child artists.…

A “Kiss” worth telling about

The corner of 4th and Race streets is home to a quaint sushi bar that attracts anyone who enjoys fine Japanese cuisine without alcohol consumption limits – as long as you bring it, you can drink it.…

Feel at home at the House of Kabob

The Aromatic House of Kabob, a small corner restaurant in Old City, has the ambience of a Middle Eastern cafe. While serving some of the best Persian food in the city, they also offer one of the greatest gifts known to mankind: the BYOB.…

Gluttony’s not a sin when it tastes this good

With its modest exterior and the Continental and Bleu Martini nearby, it’s easy to overlook La Locanda del Ghiottone, roughly translating to “The Place of the Gluttons,” in Old City. The next time you crave authentic Italian and a trip to Italy is not in your budget, check out the corner of 3rd and Cherry streets to find this cozy, family-owned BYOB.…

Skip the TUMS for beets worth bumping

For a person who has spent most of her life afraid of beets, I’m patting myself on the back for taking a leap and trying Borscht soup at Warsaw Cafe. A woman who left Poland for a new life in the U.S.…

Drop the Guinness, grab a cocktail

The calendar is closing in on Saint Patrick’s Day, but maybe you’re tired of drinking Guinness and Killians at the pub. Still, you have to throw back a few to commemorate all things Irish (and alcoholic).…

At midnight, Cinderella can get her drink on

Remember when you hit the double digits, the excitement of seeing that car in your driveway at 16, and the “turning legal” party you threw on your 18th birthday? But when it comes to your 21st, you draw a blank – especially between the hours of 10 p.m.…

All stops for drinking on the Erin Express

For the most dedicated drinkers, Saint Patrick’s Day elevates binge drinking from a hobby to a profession. If you’re looking for an internship in work-day drinking, consider riding the Erin Express.…

FARMiCiA fills prescription for a chemical-free taste

There was a time not too long ago when I imagined organic food restaurants to be like the puppy “bar” of treats at PETCO. When I moved in with an organic-eating vegan, however, she introduced me to the world of fake sausage, chocolate milk made from rice and the most expensive grocery stores I have ever stepped foot into.…

Carnivore craving

What foods are Philadelphia known for? Cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, hoagies and definitely water ice. Never before have burgers been on the list.But don’t write off Philly for its red meat. More than ever, burgers are making a comeback in the City of Brotherly Love, and with so many restaurants, finding a good burger spot is as easy as buying a new pair of shoes.…