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Gourmet dining only blocks away

Temple students have always found their starved stomachs filled at the Student Center Food Court, or even the lunch trucks surrounding Main Campus. However, there is another option, which seems to be right in front of our faces but somehow hidden just one block from the center of Main Campus.…

Romantic eats at Irish Pub bistro The Cafe

The Café, at 2011 Walnut St. has quite a different atmosphere than its sibling restaurant, the Irish Pub, located next door. These bistros feature similar retro artwork, but the similarities end there.…

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.…

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.…