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Bridging generations with tasty desserts

Nostalgic for your grandmother’s warm, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies? Take a trip to Brown Betty Dessert Boutique, at 1030 N. 2nd St., where impeccable dessert meets three generations of family-oriented businesswomen.…

No more pitchers of margaritas for underagers

In an early episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the bartenders notice a rise in underage patrons at their bar. True to the show’s backwards morals and silly shtick, they decide to make a profit on these young teenagers.…

Stayin’ fresh in the neighborhood

Many times it can be hard to find healthy eating options when you’re a busy college student. Luckily, Philadelphia is home to budget- and diet-friendly farmers markets. Some are big, some are small, but all are friendly and accessible.…

Restaurant Week dishes $30 deals on three-course meals

REVIEW – All you hungry kids out there with sophisticated palates but unsophisticated wallets are in for a treat. Restaurant Week is soon to be upon us. That means you can eat as much Maine lobster tail and overpriced crème brulee as your little heart desires – that is, as much as the restricted menu allows – for as little as $30 a head.…

40 ounces of booze on the wall

40s are quite the anomaly: they are consumed by both dark-alley dwellers and frat boys alike. But the 40 ounces of cheap booze (count ’em, that’s well over a liter of drunk juice) don’t really serve much purpose outside of getting intoxicated – quickly.…

Local insomniacs unite in booths around town

In my hometown of Bethlehem, Pa., there isn’t much to do if you’re young and living on a minimum wage salary — except go to diners. When I first came to Philadelphia, I expected to find similar late-night amusement in the form of endless cups of coffee and big slices of pie, but city diners are an entirely different breed of restaurant entirely.…

A win-win ‘Triumph’ for local brewery

If you’re looking for something besides the usual Miller Lite special at your local bar, Patrick Jones and Triumph Brewing Company have something new to offer the burgeoning beer connoisseur. As the head brewer at the newly opened Old City location, Jones is the man behind the scenes who creates the distinctive beers that now flow at Triumph’s third location in the tri-state area.…

Beeradelphia

Brewing beer isn’t much different than baking Rice Krispies treats. It’s a lot of cereal grain, sugar and waiting around for the good stuff. Boil some fresh water and add malt.…