Philly, Without the Cheese
No, Philadelphia has not suddenly turned into Miami. But between the town's two raddest neighborhoods - Old City and Northern Liberties - you'll find stores that get it right, kick-ass BYO restaurants, and bars that care more about local craft beers than the Eagles game. Call it Philly's awakening.
Best of the Fest
Grab your stein and fill it high with a hearty Oktoberfest brew
In this holiday of abundance, of overflowing steins and bars and dirndls, let's pause to consider the fuel of this debaucherous blaze: the beer. The time is Oktoberfest and the style is Märzen. Named for the month in which it's brewed (March), this caramel lager spends its summer fermenting cool and slow—before refrigeration, the beer was stored in Bavarian caves—emerging dark, rich and autumnally mature in color and taste in the fall.
Golf heavyweight ECCO bows a transitional Junior Street line that goes from course to playground.
THE FIRST HYBRID golf shoe to hit the men’s market, the ECCO Street, was notably worm by two-time PGA Tour Player of the Year Fred Couples at the 2010 Master’s Tournament. Despite Couples coming in sixth place that year, the sidewalk-to-course pair had heads turning almost instantaneously and imitators scrambling to develop their own versions.
TGIF: Warren Bobrow’s cocktail hour – Rhuby Friday Martini
Warren Bobrow, Mixology Guru extraordinaire, tells us that he is on a serious Gin kick. Apparently, it’s got him working in all sorts of ways. Yesterday he received a bottle of a new and unique spirit from his friends at Art in the Age located in Philadelphia. They are the inventors of USDA Certified Root-Snap-Hendrick’s Gin, Sailor Jerry Rum and now Rhuby.
Phillies Specials for the Weekend
It’s another Red October as the Phillies head into the playoffs. Citizens Bank Park will of course be the place to be and there are two new beer gardens opening for the post-season (Sections 210 and 317). In addition to all the great local beers the ballpark normally serves, look for Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald, 21st Amendment Back in Black, Weyerbacher Harvest, Abita Purple Haze and Lagunitas IPA. [Beer List via Joe Sixpack]
Drago Centro Drops New Fall Cocktails, Discounted Tonight in Downtown
Drago Centro just dropped a new cocktail list for fall, employing strong names, curios such as coca-infused tequila, quince gastrique, and fig and basil water, and co-habituating spirits like Del Maguey mezcal with Bulleit Bourbon, on this list of eleven new libations. In a possible effort to make you forget that one of these drinks is named after a Phish song ("Lushington"), tonight and only tonight, the drinks will each be available for only eight dollars at the Downtown Italian, a nice 33.33% discount off of their normal price-tag. Check out Drago Centro's full new cocktail menu below to gauge just how close we all finally came to a drink named for Organized Konfusion.