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Philly’s 5 Best New Winter Cocktails

Published On 12/18/2014 Published On 12/18/2014
CHONA KASINGER
Estia
Harvest Seasonal Grill - Philadelphia
Instagram/@cubalibrerestaurant
Peter Brewslow PR
Marielle Mondon
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1. Estia 1405 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

The cozy Greek restaurant on Locust is a laid-back neighborhood spot with seafood & traditional Greek dishes, plus Mediterranean-style decor.

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2. Harvest 200 South 40th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (West Phillyu City)

We’re not sure how Harvest does it, but the University City restaurant manages to serve a menu consisting almost entirely of under-500-calorie dishes. Instead of what you're expecting (rabbit food), the seasonal selections include flatbreads, brick-oven pizzas, sandwiches, composed salads, and entrees like macadamia nut-crusted halibut and three-bean turkey chili. However, the best is saved for last: shrunken-down portions of chocolate salted caramel mousse, zucchini bread cake, and peanut butter cups are all standout desserts.

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3. Cuba Libre 10 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Old City)

Get a taste of Peru this Fri night when Old City rum bar Cuba Libre celebrates National Pisco Day with a 2hr happy hour offering three $5 takes on the brandy 'tail, (including a garapa sugar cane punch), plus $5 ceviche samplers and discount beer, wine, and sangria 'til 7p. Drink it all and you'll likely have machu pee...chu.

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4. Verdad 818 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 (Main Line)

Serial restaurateur Howard Taylor's teamed up with CIA alum Nick Farina to open a Euro-Latin tapas restaurant & tequila bar, occupying a seductively dimmed 85-seater with soft drapery and wrought iron dividers separating front and rear dining rooms from the central bar area and its smattering of banquettes covered in leopard print. Stop in for their weekly brunch offerings as well.

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5. McGillin's Olde Ale House 1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (Market East)

Imagine: the year was 1860, Lincoln was elected, and McGillin's Olde Ale House first opened. It's safe to say they place is doing something right, because generations of people can't be wrong. This is the oldest continuously operating tavern in Philly. They have since changed the beer taps, we promise.

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