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Nov 18 2005

Philadelphia's Famed BYOB Restaurants Celebrate New Year's Eve

BYOC (Bring Your Own Champagne) — And Save a Bundle

Philadelphia region diners have a secret for ringing in the New Year in style and without breaking the bank: Dine at a cozy BYOB restaurant. Short for “bring your own bottle,” BYOBs are an integral part of the region’s booming dining scene. Every other night of the year, patrons sip self-selected chardonnays and cabernets. But on December 31, they’ll be toting champagne to their favorite neighborhood BYOBs. Typically petite and run by chef-owners, these bar-free bistros range from classic French to tropical vegetarian, with a heavy concentration on Italian and contemporary American cuisines. Here’s a look at what’s happening on


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Nov 16 2005

What's Happening In Gay Travel In Philadelphia For 2006?

Dance Parties, Drag Shows, Film Festivals And Pride Parades Make Philly Fabulous

Gay travelers to Philadelphia eager to get their "history straight" and “nightlife gay” will find an eclectic mix of fun and fabulous happenings throughout the year. Dance parties, drag shows, pride parades and cultural events are among the offerings for gay travelers in 2006-2007. And with the Philadelphia Freedom Hotel Package, sleeping over in Philadelphia is more fun than ever. For the most updated event information and to book a hotel package, visit

Ongoing Events Make Philly Fabulous Year-Round:

  • Sequins, high heels and divas abound at the Thursday Night Drag Show at Bob & Barbara's. This Philadelphia

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