Raise two glasses this weekend for Yelp Cocktail Week

Mary will make your morning all better.

As anyone who has ever needed to find a dry cleaner, Mexican restaurant with vegan options and a dog groomer in close proximity to both knows, Yelp.com is a useful little tool.

But this week, the local business review website is doing more than just talking the talk: Running through Sunday, Yelp Cocktails Week features half-price specialty drinks at 21 bars across the city.

That’s a lot of cocktails, but the deal lasts from opening to midnight, so you’ve got some time. Our recommendation for a balanced meal? A Basil Zinger at Knock (225 S. 12th St.) to cleanse the palate; a proper margarita at Kokopelli (1904 Chestnut St.); and then a chocolate whipped vodka shot at Locust Rendezvous (1415 Locust St.) for dessert.

Yelp Cocktails Week runs through Sunday. Visit www.yelp.com for a full list of participating venues.

Picking your poison

Yelp conducted a poll to get a better pulse on our sipping style.

» Iconic Philly drink?
Citywide Special: 53.8 percent
Old fashioned: 19.2 percent
Beermosa: 7.7 percent
Martini: 19.2 percent

» Go-to “hair of the dog” drink?
Bloody Mary: 36.5 percent
Mimosa: 25 percent
Bellini: 11.5 percent
Beer: 26.9 percent

Follow Monica Weymouth on Twitter at @MonicaatMetro.


Cleavage complaint: Disneyland staffer orders curvy mom to…

A curvy mom-of-three says she filed a formal complaint after staff at Disneyland Resort in California ordered her to cover up her boobs. Melissa Behnken,…


Supporters say man accused of robbery was misidentified

A Liberian immigrant couple charged with extorting money from an elderly woman in March will be in court Thursday for a bail hearing, but supporters say it's a case of…


Canadian charged in 'Heartbleed' attack on tax agency

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian police have arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him in connection with exploiting the "Heartbleed" bug to steal taxpayer data from…


Could this be the end of ICE holds…

Mayor Michael Nutter directed city agencies to stop cooperating with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer holds via executive order today.


‘Survivor: Cagayan’ recap: Episode 8

Sure, it's called Survivor. But this season should really be called 'The Tony Show.'


Jim Rash talks 'The Writer's Room' and amazing…

For Jim Rash, as the fifth season of "Community" comes to a close, the second season of "The Writer's Room" begins.


'Dexter' star Jennifer Carpenter moves into producing role

The actress who played the title character's sister in "Dexter" is teaming up with producer George Stelzner to adapt Erika Hayasaki's book "The Death Class:…

The Word

Wahlburgers announce North America domination

Tuesday was a huge day for Donnie Wahlberg.


2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April version

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April version


Flyers, Rangers meet in playoffs for 11th time

The Flyers and Rangers will start a new chapter in a historic rivalry.


MLB Power Rankings: A's are baseball's best, Brewers…

MLB Power Rankings: A's are baseball's best, Brewers and Braves right behind


Top 5 Philadelphia storylines for Flyers-Rangers

The slate is clean for the Flyers and the Rangers. Which is good news for the Flyers.


This Week in Health: chocolate may prevent obesity…

Can chocolate prevent obesity and diabetes? Location of study: U.S. Study subjects: Mice Results: The positive health benefits of chocolate have been studied increasingly more…


This Week in Health News: breastfed infants trying…

Are breastfed infants trying to prevent mom from having another baby? Theory: The act of breastfeeding not only brings mom and baby closer together –…


Unexplained infertility may be caused by lack of…

Researchers have identified a protein on the egg's surface that interacts with another protein on the surface of sperm, allowing the two cells to join.


5 surprising facts about Google Glass

Your sex life could get more interesting.