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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Make a Craft-Beer Run to Philadelphia


2. Where to Eat

The dining room of BYOB fave Lolita.  

Shed your monkish inhibitions at Beneluxx Tasting Old City. The beer-sampling menu is heavy on Belgian Trappist ales and comes paired with an array of international cheeses and French chocolates.

Philly has plenty of BYO restaurants, so stop first at the Foodery to create a bespoke six-pack from among 900 bottles. Bring your picks to Lolita for some of the city’s best upscale Mexican. For dessert, stop by the newly opened Verde next door for Philadelphia Brewing Co.’s Fleur de Lehigh craft-beer truffles ($11.95).

Rest your liver and sip a butterscotch milkshake at SquareBurger. Restaurant impresario Stephen Starr (Philly’s Danny Meyer equivalent) just opened the burger stand in July 2009.

Published on Sep 2, 2009 as a web exclusive.

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