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Archive: July, 2013

POSTED: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 3:09 PM
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After a summer of arduously studying for the bar exam, law school graduates can now finally rejoice.

If you're ready to let loose, tackle another kind of bar exam by enjoying refreshing sips from the best bars, pubs and lounges in the city. There's no need for a subpoena to have a good time.

POSTED: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 12:16 PM
Dogfish Head Brewing Company (6 Cannery Village Center, Milton, DE): Now a legend among microbrewers, Sam Calagione (pictured) founded Dogfish Head in 1995. Available in 28 states, some of Dogfish Head's best known beers are the 60 and 90-minute IPAs, but don't miss out on their spring and summer seasonals, the Aprihop and the Festina Peche. (Staff File Photo)

The Daily Meal, known for its food lists, polled craft beer experts on their picks for the best craft breweries in the country.

That list was turned into a ballot, and after 11,500 votes from the general public, the resutts are in:

Dogfish Head, in Milton, Del., came out on top.

POSTED: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 10:41 AM

Jimmy John’s sandwich shops will throw a customer appreciation day at its Philadelphia-area shops.

During the promo, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, the chain will sell its sandwiches for $1.

It's one per person and limited to in-store purchase.

POSTED: Monday, July 29, 2013, 2:29 PM
(TABLE MATTERS)

"Pick up a pint or two of grape tomatoes while they’re at their best!" writes "Food in Jars" blogger Marisa McClellan in a piece for "Table Matters."

McClellan shares a swell recipe for a salad using the little red beauties, and since she's all about home canning, puts in a pitch for pickling them.

The article is here.

POSTED: Monday, July 29, 2013, 2:09 PM
("Table Matters")

"There was a time" - as Emma Janzen writes in Table Matters - "where you might enter a bar and leisurely peruse a tap selection of 10 or so beers with iconic and familiar handles, weighing simple decisions like 'Do I feel like a Dos Equis or Guinness today?'

"Now, serious programs boast anywhere from 25 to over 100 styles, colors, sizes, and strengths of beer from breweries across the globe.

"It’s never been a more exciting time for drinking good beer, or a more frustrating time to try and order one."

POSTED: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 1:20 PM

All this talk about the future king of England has us thinking oolong and hard about scones, clotted cream and finger sandwiches.

Here are a dozen options.

POSTED: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 10:27 AM
Momofuku Ssam Bar

A few months ago, Zahav chef/co-owner Michael Solomonov did a pop-up appearance at New York's Momofuku Ssäm Bar, whose chef de cuisine is Philly native and Vetri alum Matthew "Rudy" Rudofker.

It's payback time as Zahav hosts Momofuku Ssäm and Rudofker in a one-night-only pop-up that's part of Saam's late-night series.

Hence the ungodly starting tme of 11:45 p.m. on Aug. 13

POSTED: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 10:58 AM

It'll be up in the 90s today - and while doctors encourage you to be hydrated, they don't recommend consuming alcohol.

Meanwhile, Center City Sips - the Wednesday night happy-hour special run by the Center City District - continues.

Here are nine ideas where the a/c will be cranking, and the $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beers, half-price appetizers are a cool choice.

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