Regarding Nicole Finkbiner’s cover story about a digital media agency and performance space in Northern Liberties:
So glad to see the MBN people getting the recognition they deserve. They are an absolutely amazing bunch of guys, especially Izzy Atkinson and Ben “for future reference” Barnett. Inspiring and creative entrepreneurs! Love, love, love.
COZMIC CAT, via philadelphiaweekly.com
I worked on an upcoming web series which we shot at the Media Bureau earlier this month. Bernard who runs the acting school out of Media Bureau helped us with casting, as well as acting in a supporting character role. There is no limit to the resources or talent that flow through the Media Bureau. It is wonderful to finally see this place get the recognition it deserves, great article. Keep up the good work MB!
CHESTER COPERPOT, via philadelphiaweekly.com
This was my third experience at the Media Bureau. I had been there a few times for the Philly Independent Film Festival, which was great. I have to say this was my best experience there despite the heat. They provided plenty of water which was great! I was blown away by the bands and how organized the show actually was. Even at “real venues” sometimes the sound is horrible or bands are late to play but this was very professional. Very Impressed! Go Harmonica Lewinskies!
ROB BETTEGA, via philadelphiaweekly.com
Regarding Brian Freedman’s review of wine lists in Philadelphia:
One thing that bothers me as a wine buff is the outrageously high markups on so many wine lists, usually 300 percent or more over their own cost. I can often purchase a bottle at Canal for about what the restaurants charge for one glass of the same exact wine. Therefore, I was very interested in learning where those “more affordable” wine lists are that are promised in the headline.
What a ripoff! In the entire article there is not one price cited of either a glass or a bottle of more affordable wine at any restaurant, just some generalizations and quotes about wine lists having more unfamiliar choices than they used to. Could this have something to do with the fact that Freedman is a restaurant wine consultant?
LEN LEAR, via philadelphiaweekly.com
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