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Sip a spring cocktail at Red Owl Tavern

Let Dellevigne at Red Owl craft you a cocktail.Credit: ProvidedAt Red Owl Tavern at Fifth and Chestnut, head bartender Paul Dellevigne just introduced a new spring cocktail list with local ingredients and fresh juices. Here are three to try:Philly 50: A classic martini with Bluecoat American Dry...

Sunday, May 11, 2014, 10:32 PM

Pinot Boutique launches wine cruises

Sunset Wine Cruises sail along the Delaware River.Credit: ArtChick PhotographyWe may not have a yacht — or even a raft — but sipping wine on the water instyle is still an option this summer. Old City’s Pinot Boutique and PhillyByBoat are launching Sunset Wine Cruises on the Delaware River.The...

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 7:28 PM

South Street Spring Festival celebrates the season with music and food

Join the crowds on South Street on May 3.Credit: South Street Headhouse DistrictThe South Street Spring Festival is back Saturday, with three stages, eight performance areas, 40 bands, 30 restaurants and bars, 100 vendors and a two-story-tall May Pole with 50-foot ribbons. They’re going big this...

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 9:28 PM

Where to watch 'Mad Men' in Philly

Head to Square 1682 (121 S. 17th St.) and watch with the Rittenhouse crowd. The bar/restaurant in the Hotel Palomar will offer retro cocktails with retro pricing: From 10-11 p.m., martinis and old fashioneds are $5. The special continues all season.Pennsylvania 6 (114 S. 12th St.) is turning in Mad...

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 8:27 PM

Cocktails inspired by the Cherry Blossom Festival

The 2014 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing, and we're happy to toast to spring with these cherry blossom–inspired concoctions from the new Library Bar in the lobby of the posh Rittenhouse Hotel (210 W. Rittenhouse Sq.), and Bar 210 in the hotel's elegant Lacroix restaurant, where the...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 6:17 PM

Giovanni & Pileggi is moving to new Midtown Village location

Say farewell to the old Giovanni & Pileggi. The new space opens April 1.Giovanni Mele is moving his Best of Philly salon to a new, bigger location in Midtown Village. Opening April 1, Giovanni & Pileggi will be at 308 S. 12th St., in a 1,500-square-foot space with a team of stylists and a...

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 9:47 PM

Victory Brewing Company introduces 1337 Ale

Pennsylvania brewer Victory has a new production brewery, and now a new brew. The company is also building a second brewpub, in Kennett Square.1337 Ale, a limited edition beer named for the legislation that legalized homebrewing, is now available along the East Coast. Use Victory’s Beerfinder to...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 10:08 PM

Cocktails for a cause at Philadelphia Charity Cocktail Social

Let Vince at Vernick pour you a drink.Credit: Stuart GoldenbergThe cocktail revolution continues with the Philadelphia Charity Cocktail Social, taking place four Monday nights in March, April and May, starting March 24. Top bartenders in the city will visit bars other than their own in a “cocktail...

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 10:27 PM

Sin and Salvation at Eastern State Penitentiary

Credit: Collection of Eastern State Penitentiary Historic SiteThe drafty ruin that is Eastern State Penitentiary today — once the most famous and expensive prison in the world — is not the ideal place to display fragile, climate-sensitive historic artifacts. But for the second year in a row the...

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 9:21 PM

'Rocky' the musical brings the boxer to Broadway

Credit: Roy Beusker FotografieAlmost 40 years after Rocky Balboa ran up the art museum steps, he's back for more — but this time he sings. "Rocky" is opening on Broadway March 13, withSylvester Stallone as co-writer and producer.Visit Philadelphia is getting into the act with the Quintessential...

Sunday, March 9, 2014, 10:29 PM

'Book of Mormon' tickets go on sale March 16

"The Book of Mormon" is coming to the Forrest Theatre in July.Credit: ProvidedAcclaimed Tony Award winning musical “The Book of Mormon” is coming to Philly’s Forrest Theatre this summer and tickets are about to go on sale. Starting March 16 at 10 a.m., you can snag seats for the show at www....

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 7:24 PM

Restaurant opening in historic Doylestown inn

The Doylestown Inn, opened in 1902, is getting a New American restaurant.Doylestown is getting a new dining option in April. The Hattery Stove & Still, an 150-seat restaurant, will open in the Doylestown Inn, 18 W. State Street. The building dates back to the 1800s; the inn opened in 1902.The...

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 7:57 PM

Valentine's Day dinner: 3 budget-conscious picks

Splurge on your date at Barclay Prime.On the cheapShake Shack, 2000 Sansom St.; 3200 Chestnut St.; 160 North Gulph Rd., King of PrussiaClink your fries together and toast to your romance, then grab two spoons and dig into Shake Shack’s featured frozen custard flavor, Cupid’s Passion, available...

Thursday, February 13, 2014, 4:46 AM

Taste Test: Deschutes Brewery brings big taste from Oregon

Bend, Ore.-based Deschutes might just be “the best brewery you never heard of,” said Deschutes’ Aaron Calihan at Jose Pistola’s (263 S. 15th St.) last week, where representatives of the brewer were on hand to pass out samples of their award-winning Mirror Pond Pale Ale and other beers.Deschutes...

Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 5:21 PM

Yards Brewing Company goes PYNK for fall

Yards' PYNK is tart, not sweet.Move over, pumpkin. This fall we’re reaching for raspberry. Local craft brewery Yards just released PYNK, a seasonal berry ale with a tart kick.Each batch of the pink-hued beer is made with more than 3,000 pounds of raspberries, sweet cherries and sour cherries.It...

Sunday, September 8, 2013, 8:33 PM

Eat your way through Feastival

Sample food from Philly's top chefs at Feastival.Credit: Yoni NimrodGet your culture and your culinary fix at this year’s Feastival, a food extravaganza benefiting FringeArts and its 16-day Fringe Festival, which kicks off this week.Dozens of Philly’s top chefs will lay out a gourmet spread, while...

Monday, September 2, 2013, 9:24 PM

This Labor Day weekend party at Pool After Dark

The Pool After Dark is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.Harrah’s Pool After Dark is known for its steamy parties — the glass-enclosed, tree-filled space heats up, literally — and you can bet Labor Day Weekend isn’t going to be any different. After all, this is the club...

Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 8:35 PM