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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.…

Starlight, starbright: Stellastar* shoots at North Star bar

Two hours of traffic and a wrong number later, I was finally able to speak with Amanda Tannen, bassist for Stellastarr*. “Shaun, Arthur and I met at art school and we were in different bands and broke up [from each respective band] when school ended.…

Margaritaville south of Broad

Philadelphia went far south of the Rio Grande with the opening of the new Mexican cuisine restaurant and tequila bar Xochitl (pronounced So Cheet) last month. While the weather still isn’t any better, the heat is on at Xochitl with an extensive offering of the best in hot and spicy across-the-border food and a 50-bottle selection of tequila as varied as the wine list of any high-end restaurant.…

Curry up and get in line at Tandoor India

When it comes to restaurants with an all-you-can-eat sign on the front door, I am, as I recently saw on a teenager’s shirt, a “buffet molester.” For cheap, yet savory Indian food, Tandoor India is a must for those who think four trips to the buffet line are never enough.…

Instant Classic: For years, students have indulged in ramen…

…Without knowing the side effects. College students owe a lot to Momofuku Ando. He helped create a well-known cuisine appreciated by students because it is cheap, tasty and filling. But despite the low monetary price, consuming it on a regular basis may result in a debt to one’s health.…

Getting beyond the velvet rope

Broke college student syndrome affects most of Temple’s campus, but so does the need to get out and party after a hard week of classes. With wallets permanently running on empty, going out to a posh Center City or Old City bar requires etiquette.…