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By Brian Freedman, Timaree Schmit, Bill Chenevert & Stephen Segal

The hottest happy hours and coolest cocktails across Philly this summer

Need a suggestion for where to drink each day of the week? Here are some amazing places to start.

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Posted Jul. 22, 2015 | Comments: 0

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By Sheena Lester

Shop local: Vinnebago insulated bottle at Swag

Its sleek insulated canteen keeps beverages chilled for 25 hours—or hot, if you prefer, for 12—so it’s the summer must-have for tossing into a beach bag or backpack.

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Posted Jul. 22, 2015 | Comments: 0

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By Sheena Lester

Shop local: Largo picnic basket at Pinot Boutique

It comes with all you need: wine glasses, ceramic plates, cotton napkins and stainless steel flatware, plus its main lined compartment has room for whatever you’re hungry for.

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Posted Jul. 22, 2015 | Comments: 0

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By Sheena Lester

Make this ASAP: "Booze Cakes: Confections Spiked with Spirits, Wine and Beer"

This innovative cookbook’s loaded with details on how to make an array of desserts categorized very clearly—Classic Booze Cakes, Cocktail Cakes, Cake Shots and Cakes with a Twist.

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Posted Jul. 22, 2015 | Comments: 0

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Shop local: Largo picnic basket at Pinot Boutique
By Sheena Lester

It comes with all you need: wine glasses, ceramic plates, cotton napkins and stainless steel flatware, plus its main lined compartment has room for whatever you’re hungry for.

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East Passyunk's Bottle Shop offers up the perfect beers for Labor Day and beyond
By Brian Freedman

I headed on over to The Bottle Shop and enlisted the help of Gena Montebello, its deeply knowledgeable, supremely helpful owner. The five brews we settled on represent an excellent, delicious range of late-summer-appropriate canned beers

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Jim Koch, founder of Boston-based Sam Adams, has ties here in PA
By Eric San Juan

When Jim Koch, founder of the Boston Beer Co.—producer of the Samuel Adams brand—dropped in on Philly Beer Week last Wednesday, it wasn’t as much a visit as it was a homecoming. See, the roots of Samuel Adams’ success are almost as interwoven with Southeastern Pennsylvania as they are with Boston.

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10 great craft brews to blow the novice drinker’s mind
By Eric San Juan

Never tried craft beer? Here are some great ones recently spotted around town. Sometimes they’re on tap—sometimes they’re not. The hunt is part of the fun.