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By Brian Freedman

Urban Enoteca's 'Wine Bar' Charges an Arm and a Leg for Even the Most Uninspired Brands

You know the moment at the end of a date, that nanosecond between the time you decide to go in for a kiss and the moment your lips actually touch for the first time? That’s kind of how I get right before opening the list at a wine bar I’ve never been to. But reading the glass list at Urban Enoteca was the equivalent of making out with a dead fish.

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Posted Aug. 29, 2012 | Comments: 7

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By PW Staff

Better Than Best: Bars

PW's drunks think Locust Bar is the best straight bar that's turning into a gay bar. They also think Abby's Desert Lounge is the best place to catch an awesome cover band. Cheers!

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Posted Oct. 27, 2011 | Comments: 1

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By Rachel Riot and Kunoichi Erica

Bar Review: Local 44

Finding a good bar is like finding a soul mate. The very air around you should sing softly of future memories forged on the strength of the bond created upon that first fateful meeting. When your foot crosses the threshold for the first time, the force of the atmosphere should drag you forward like a willing victim into Dracula’s castle. The personality of the bar should fold itself around you, whispering assurances that you have indeed entered a space that is alive: with excitement, with curiosity, with warmth.

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Posted Oct. 27, 2011 | Comments: 10

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Nan Yang is a charming Chinatown newcomer
By Brian Freedman

Clay pot noodles arrived in a rich, comforting broth thick with egg, livened up with crisp carrots and well-cooked pieces of pork, shrimp and squid.

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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.