“A new revolution is brewing here.
It doesn’t represent the worldwide impact of that squabble with the British 230 years ago. And save for one cheese steak purveyor, this development is far less controversial.
Still, passions are high. Philadelphia, you see, has gone nuts about food.
…Amada illustrates Philadelphia’s culinary revolution. Like so many other eateries here, it’s packed nightly with diners in their 20s and 30s. Wednesdays and Fridays are particularly festive; between bites of serrano ham and cantaloupe, revelers enjoy flamenco-dancing shows.
Philadelphia also has emerged into the nation’s hottest “BYOB” destination, with an estimated 175 restaurants now inviting diners to bring wine, beer or liquor — and many charging no fee to open and serve it. Even Perrier, whose Le Bec-Fin wine list is renowned, has introduced a BYOB in the next block, Brasserie Perrier.”
source: “No shots fired for this food revolution” by Harry Shattuck (Houston Chronicle, Jun.30,2006)
BYOB’s in Philly
posted on WaiterBell (Mar.13,2006)