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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.…

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.…

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.…

Organic foods in high demand

The 21st century is known for its focus on healthy choices and environmentally friendly involvement, so it’s no surprise that sales of organic foods have sky-rocketed over the last decade. Contrary to what people suspect, organic farming has a long history.…

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.…