Summer is the ultimate excuse to get outside with friends and family. Beer gardens are popping up everywhere and can be surprisingly versatile for after-work drinks with coworkers, catching up with friends or even enjoying dinner and a view with family.
Philadelphia has a growing alfresco dining scene with pop-up gardens all over the city. To compete with the growing trend, many restaurants renovated outdoor space and created an open-air venue with food trucks, string lights, television projections and more.
Memphis Taproom is a great beer garden in a converted, brick enclosure where guests sit at picnic tables under lights, flags and an open night sky with drinks.
Independence Beer Garden is a city favorite located on the South Independence Mall Lawn in Philadelphia. This venue offers an impressive 20,000-square-foot beer garden with a view of the Independence National Historic Park. With All-American food, décor and 40 beer taps to choose from, Independence Beer Garden will be a hot spot this summer.
La Peg is a great, contemporary, American-style dining venue located in Old City, inside the FringeArts building. This once high-pressure pumping station for the city’s fire hydrants during the turn of the century has been repurposed into a theater and dining space. The industrial style and incredibly high windows, ceilings and salvaged tanks, repurposed wood, original staircases, doors and maps decorating the dining room all contribute to what makes this space so unique and beautiful.
Head outside for the beautiful summer weather under the lights, or stay inside to beat the heat. Options abound.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Calabria may be the last authentic region of Italy undisturbed by hordes of international tourists, but northern Italians have long adored this southern destination for its dramatic cliff-side beaches, flocking to its ancient shores for centuries of idyllic summer holidays. The region is rife with medieval mountaintop villages overlooking sparkling beaches, each a fantasy postcard setting, and here are five of the most enchanting.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Over the last few years Airbnb has moved from an alternative lodging option to many people’s first choice for booking a place to stay. Despite its popularity, some people are still new to the service. If you’re using Airbnb for the first time, there are a few things to consider for a successful first stay.