Taste 17 whiskeys at New Liberty Distillery
At one point in time, more whiskey was produced in Pennsylvania than Kentucky -- so what better place to beat the heat and get into some whiskey business than at New Liberty Distillery in North Philly? The historic three-floor facility is a former horse barn that is now open for tours, where very knowledgeable staff guide you through the whiskey-making areas, rick house, and tasting room. Craft bourbon and rye tastings are included, but why stop sipping when the upstairs bar serves delectable mixed cocktails? Have the bartender make you both a Strawberry Smash -- you won’t regret it.
Hosted in different neighborhoods on most weekends, these indoor/outdoor flea markets are awesome for scoring eclectic trinkets and Philly-specific finds. Grab a morning coffee and head there early when the pickings are best. Bring cash, weave your way through tons of vendors, and impress your date with your haggling skills.
Indulge in a decadent class at Cook
If you’re looking to really (like, really) impress your date, a class at Cook will certainly deliver. In this intimate demonstration kitchen, you’ll sip delectable swills and watch a meal be prepared by one of our city’s best chefs -- and then you'll get to eat it. (Maybe you’ll even pick up a few tips in the kitchen, a gift that keeps on giving!) Scrumptious seasonal classes include: Brooklyn Beer Dinner, Forgotten Cocktails, Meat-za Pizza, Indian Holiday Dishes, and many more. Demos sell out fairly quickly, so check back soon for the winter schedule.