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BYOB: Superior service and varied cuisine, but minimal taste

Trio, a small BYOB restaurant north of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, offers guests more in the categories of service and ambiance than in first-rate food. This dinner-only restaurant opened in February of last year by three friends Tom Jamavan, Van Chau, and Michael Poole.…

BYOB: Get your Greek grapes at Effie’s

This tiny slice of Greece will surprise and delight. Effie’s Greek Restaurant is an intimate Greek BYOB that electrifies the palate in a romantic atmosphere. The restaurant consists of a main room and patio outdoor seating.…

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.…

BYOB: Salt & Pepper

Salt and Pepper shakes up the BYOB scene (and your taste buds) with great food and service. For appetizers, the mixed greens salad was the perfect blend of favors, as was the wild mushroom tart.…

BYOB: Las Cazuelas

BYOB should be renamed BYOT (for tequila) at this diamond in the rough. Las Cazuelas, a Mexican BYOB on the corner of 4th Street and Girard Avenue, is the place to go on the weekend with a group of your friends to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.…

BYOB: One potato, two potato, Hot Potato

In the heart of Fishtown, just six minutes from Center City, the new Hot Potato Cafe is serving the neighborhood something it needs – a casual dining restaurant that just happens to be 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.…