foodie break: philadelphia BYOBs

One of the best parts of being back in Philadelphia is the abundance of quality bring-your-own-bottle restaurants. It was only after moving away from the Philadelphia area years ago that I learned BYOBs aren’t commonplace in other parts of the country. What’s not to love about going out to eat and being able to bring along your own reasonably priced (ok, sometimes cheap) bottle(s) of wine? As two people who love to go out, though can’t always afford to as much as we like, Sean and I have become avid explorers of the BYOB restaurants in our neighborhood. We only have to walk a few blocks in any direction from our apartment to eat at…

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a mini reunion & a failed ode to brunch

If there’s one thing we love, it’s brunch. Pair this with the fact that we were briefly together in Philadelphia this weekend, and you basically have the recipe for the most perfect Sunday Funday! Oh right, so, small confession: we’ve kinda been holding out on you. Last weekend, we were blissfully reunited in Philadelphia… for about five minutes. We meant to loop you in a bit more, and if you were paying close attention to Instagram and Twitter, you maybe picked up on the fact that we were in the same place at the same time! Ahhh, America. Unfortunately for us, due to the wino’s currently insane work schedule and the romantic’s tight turnaround —…

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the ultimate hunt for craft beer in philadelphia

After a short stint in the rural suburbs of Bucks County, I can happily announce that my fiancé and I have moved into our new Philadelphia apartment! It may have taken us a few more months than we initially planned, but we’ve finally made the transition from bagel-loving, bodega-shopping, subway-riding New Yorkers to cheesesteak-devouring, soft-pretzel eating, Santa-booing (jklol) Philadelphians. Now that we’re (somewhat) settled, we’re making it our mission to explore our new city as much as we possibly can. And where did we start? With the booze, of course! Over time, Sean has weened me off Miller Lite and introduced me to the more nuanced creations of craft breweries around the country. This has been…

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the perfect date night: philadelphia edition

In years past, date night was more in the romantic’s wheelhouse than my own. Now, since I’m an engaged lady (and with a fiancé that enjoys wining and dining as much as I do), I take full advantage of date night opportunities. Last week, we celebrated our two year anniversary (!!), meaning date night had to be above and beyond. And so, we made the drive from Bucks County to Philadelphia, where we’d spend the night drinking celebrating and discovering new favorites. Where we stayed The Dwight D, S. 256 16th St // When deciding where we wanted to stay the night, we knew we wanted a central location and something a bit different than the standard…

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city dwellers: philadelphia’s center city

We may have grown up outside of Philadelphia, but that doesn’t make us experts on the City of Brotherly Love. When we kicked off our weeklong tour of the patriotic east coast, we knew we wanted to spend some time re-exploring Philly, especially now that the wino will soon be calling it home. Like any city, Philadelphia is chock-full of fun neighborhoods, each with it’s own distinct vibe. Because we only had two short days, we chose to stick to Center City — mostly for convenience, but also because it’s loaded with hotspots (new and old) that we wanted to test out. Though we spent a good amount of out time in Center City drinking…

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