Having realized that every beer I’ve reviewed so far has been from an American brewery, I’ve decided that it’s time to shift gears a bit and turn to a part of world where beer and brewing are very much part of the cultural identity: Bavaria. Many of the great beer styles originated in this southeastern […]
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Think back to the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012. Remember that song that you heard at every party, on every radio station and out of every car that drove by? It was one song and one song only: “N—-s in Paris.” The man responsible for bringing you that hit, along with A$AP […]
The greatest thing about magicians is their ability to amaze us by performing seemingly impossible parlor tricks. The greatest thing about “Now You See Me” is that it ends. The new film (released May 31) was directed by Louis Leterrier, a man known for cranking out disappointing blockbuster adaptations of beloved stories and characters that […]
I find myself standing in front of the Street Food Philly food truck again, with the sun shining and my mouth watering for the local dry-aged burger that I just ordered. I am waiting with a friend of mine who is about to experience Street Food Philly for the first time. Good food, good friends […]
Branzino Italian Ristorante — the first impression is really in the name. At least for me, Branzino has a certain flair to it, fancy but not unwelcoming. Mind you, this is disregarding the fact that “branzino” is actually a type of fish. Believe me, upon entering this place it becomes clear that Branzino (the restaurant) […]
This week has been rather warm, so I decided to crack open a lighter beer. I’ve been doing a lot of IPAs, so I went with a Belgian instead, grabbing Moab Brewery’s Tripel. Moab was started in 1996 by John Borkoski and Dave Sabey and claims to be the only brewery still in Utah, although […]
The popular South Philly spot Circles contemporary Asian restaurant opened its second location in Northern Liberties in June. The fusion restaurant’s menu is filled with generous portions of high quality Asian cuisine at inexpensive prices. Eager foodies north of Market Street have been salivating for months over Circles’ new location in Northern Liberties with dreams […]
The beer for this week is the third in a series I’m doing this summer on Troegs Anthology No. 1 variety pack. This case features a six-pack each of Dream Weaver unfiltered wheat, Pale Ale, Sunshine Pils pilsner and HopBack Amber Ale. I love all these beers and almost always have one of these variety […]
In two years, Chiddy Bang has moved from Drexel University’s favorite rap duo to No. 8 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200. Noah “Xaphoon Jones” pairs indie rock, soul and eight-bit electronica for Chidera’s slick rapping. It’s catchy hip-hop for the rock audience. Their newest album, “Breakfast,” offers more of the geek meets ganja-smoking player […]
“Some Nights,” the newest album by fun., was released Feb. 21, and to no one’s surprise, it amazes anyone who hears it. Opening the album differently than any other I have ever heard, with the addition of a chamber choir, “Some Nights” brings us back to the unique sound in the beginning of the album, […]
I’ll preface this column by claiming that I am not a wine expert; rather, I am a newly minted wine enthusiast following a summer abroad in southern France. The wines described here will be reasonably priced, and they are all available locally. Keep in mind that everyone has a different palate for wine, and thus […]
The Buffalo Trace Distillery is the oldest distillery site in the U.S., having opened its doors over 200 years ago on its 130-acre campus in Franklin County, Ky. The distillery is still family-owned and is currently run by Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley, under whose supervision the bourbon took the gold medal at the Los Angeles […]
A few weeks ago I reviewed Yuengling Traditional Lager, which got me wondering what other historic brews are available from Pennsylvania. The answer that quickly came to my mind is Straub, so I grabbed a case of their beer to try. Straub Brewery was founded by Peter Straub in 1872 when he bought the Benzinger […]
Cuba Libre is one restaurant in Philadelphia to which everyone must take a trip. It may be located in the heart of Old City, a section known for its nightlife, but this is one place that serves the rustic, simple homey foods that represent many of the islands of the Caribbean. My recent trip to […]
The ubiquitous Lady Gaga has conquered the charts, shocked us with her bizarre apparel and created an army of “Little Monsters” that live and breathe to the beat of her music. Born Stefani Germanotta, the edgy pop superstar released her second full studio album May 23, entitled “Born This Way.” She attained the first place […]
The Philadelphia Film Festival last year showed some much anticipated movies that turned into some of the must see movies of the year. At the forefront is “Hesher,” a film directed and partly written by Spencer Susser. This is a darkly comedic movie about a loner anarchist who forces his way into the lives of […]
Far gone are the days when Britney Spears was dressed in a Catholic school uniform, dating Justin Timberlake and shaving her head while attacking a car with an umbrella. Even though many doubted her, Britney Spears is officially back! This past week, Spears released her seventh studio album, entitled “Femme Fatale.” The deluxe version of […]
Wiz Khalifa has become a star. After his 2010 mixtape, “Kush & Orange Juice,” the buzz surrounding his name hit an all-time high. After signing his record deal with Atlantic, the hype continued to build in anticipation for his debut album “Rolling Papers.” With the success of the Pittsburgh Steelers this past season, Khalifa’s “Black […]
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