Shopping for wine on the Internet makes little sense for most of us right now. But that logic is changing as good liquor stores grow harder to find and small wine producers grow hungrier for customers. A few suggestions for Internet shoppers.
Wine-buying on-line is still pretty much in its infancy. Part of the problem is the law. But technology is overcoming that obstacle as well as many others. And even if you don't shop on-line, you can learn plenty.
Philly Beer Week is evidence of what much of the world already knows: Beer is complex, delightful and an interesting companion to good food. In many cases it's much more exciting than wine.
What's the best restaurant in Philadelphia? How about a place with no wine list, no sign and a tiny kitchen with a fanatic inside?
Let's face it, there's not much left that you can make at home that outshines its commercial equivalents. Homebrewed beer is the exception. And anyone who can make a good beef stew can make beer.
Sometimes a whole wave of delightful food creeps in under the cultural establishment’s radar. This may be the case with Philadelphia’s recent flowering of— forgive the slightly unappetizing term— gastropubs.
Monk’s, Standard Tap, Le Virtù, Memphis Taproom, Devil’s Den. Details below.
At these three restaurants, you leave contented but neither stuffed nor strapped.
How do we promote Philadelphia as a major arts center? How about one big symbolic, quixotic gesture? How about creating Philadelphia's Office of Laureates?
The Eagles Nest at Berchtesgaden is now a tourist attraction where nobody laughs at the ridiculousness of the “Eva Braun Tearoom.” And I tried to work up my indignation. Really I did.
The Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden is now a tourist attraction where nobody laughs at the ridiculousness of the “Eva Braun Tearoom.” I tried to work up my indignation. Really I did.