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October 7, 1988 | By Steve Goldstein, Inquirer Staff Writer
The much-ballyhooed battle against the bottle in the Soviet Union is in ignominious retreat. For the first time in more than three years, draft beer is once again being sold on the streets of Moscow. Hordes of Muscovites queued yesterday in Indian-summer weather with glass jugs and two-gallon plastic containers at stands that formerly sold kvass, a nonalcoholic Russian fermented drink made from bread. As is usual before any holiday, the lines to buy alcohol were long on the eve of Soviet Constitution Day. Revelers were toasting a report in one newspaper that the state had decided to sharply increase the production of wine, beer, brandy and champagne.
NEWS
August 6, 2009
THE BUDWEISER Phillies. That should be their new name. After all, they promote it until you're drunk, puke, fight and murder. The alcoholic consumption in and out of the ballparks is ridiculous. Because of the tragedy recently there ought to be policy changes from the Phillies and the Eagles. There should be no-drinking sections, family days where there is no alcohol sold, and move last call up to the fifth inning. I can't take my 11-year-old son to a game without exposing him to a drunk, F-bomb cursing fan guzzling two beers at a time.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 2006 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
IN A STORY that will surprise no one but it's nice to see confirmed nonetheless, TMZ.com has video footage of underage Hollywood celebs getting into clubs - and drinking - while everybody not only turns a blind eye but helps facilitate the partying. Shown on the TMZ.com site is teen fave singer Jesse McCartney, 18, beer in hand, chatting up a woman at the ultra-trendy Hollywood club Mood. The problem is that in California, no one under 21 is permitted to enter a club like Mood, let alone be downing brewskis or vodka and Red Bull or Cognac and cough medicine or whatever the kids are drinking these days.
NEWS
January 12, 2011 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia police officer was charged Tuesday with drinking and driving while on duty, allegations that resulted in his being fired last month. William Haviland, 42, had been on the force for seven years and was assigned to the 26th District, which includes Fishtown and parts of Northern Liberties and Port Richmond. Police said Haviland had been working a night shift Sunday, Nov. 7, when he went to a bar in Northeast Philadelphia, in the 7100 block of Torresdale Avenue, in full uniform.
NEWS
August 7, 2011 | By Mari A. Schaefer and Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writers
The hit-and-run driver who critically injured a 9-year-old Bucks County boy leaving a Phillies game in San Francisco last week had been drinking before the accident, his passenger said. Police arrested Andrew Vargas, 21, of Hayward, Calif., Thursday, within hours of the crash that hospitalized Ryan White of Yardley. Preliminary tests indicated Vargas' blood-alcohol level exceeded the 0.08 legal definition of drunken driving. He was charged with felony hit-and-run, driving under the influence, and driving with an open container.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2010
NOBODY KNOWS who wrote the first drinking song, but it's a good bet that Zane Lamprey won't write the last. The booze hound/TV host is touring the country this fall in "Sing the Booze," a musical-comedy performance that showcases his decidedly dirty, inebriated songs. ("Beer, I Love You" imagines actual copulation with a cold glass of beer. "Baby, You're Beautiful When I'm Drunk" is a testament to the power of beer goggles.) Now, it's easy to write off Lamprey's show, stumbling into Philly tonight, as simple, dopey frat-boy humor.
NEWS
June 7, 2011 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
State Rep. John Galloway this afternoon admitted he had been drinking and driving early Tuesday morning and apologized for making "a very serious mistake. " The Bucks County Democrat was arrested in Harrisburg early Tuesday morning on charges of driving under the influence after refusing to take a Breathalyzer test, police said. Galloway, 50, was stopped about 3:15 a.m. on Second Street near Washington Street, not far from his apartment after a police officer spotted Galloway's car run a stop sign, said Capt.
NEWS
August 6, 2011 | By Mari A. Schaefer and Jeremy Roebuck, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The hit-and-run driver who critically injured a 9-year-old Bucks County boy leaving a Phillies game in San Francisco last week had been drinking before the wreck, his passenger said. Police arrested Andrew Vargas, 21, of Hayward, Calif., Thursday, within hours of the collision that hospitalized Ryan White of Yardley. Preliminary tests indicated that man had a blood-alcohol level that exceeded the 0.08 legal definition of drunken driving, He was charged with felony hit and run, driving under the influence and driving with an open container.
NEWS
May 23, 2000 | By Kathryn Masterson, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The halls of Upper Perkiomen High School seemed conspicuously lacking yesterday in gossip about drunken celebrations at Friday night's prom, students and teachers said. One week after an all-too-real mock accident and funeral brought an auditorium of students and teachers to tears, the teenagers said the blunt message of the "Every 30 Minutes" program was heard: Drinking and driving hurts an entire community - parents, teachers, emergency personnel and friends. Junior Michelle McCauley, 17, said that unlike two years ago, when seniors talked about drinking at the prom she attended as a freshman, she has not heard students this year talking about drinking at the prom or the traditional post-prom parties.
NEWS
March 31, 1993 | By Denise Breslin Kachin, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It was billed as good, wholesome entertainment. Volleyball. Competition. Lots of kids. And most definitely, no drinking. Sponsored by Students Against Drunk Driving, Spring Fling at West Chester East High School on March 19 was to make a statement: Teens don't need booze to have fun. The event ended up saying much more about drinking than anyone expected. Eight seniors, including the student council president, a teacher's daughter, an officer of the school's SADD chapter and a popular athlete, were caught drinking beer at the event and suspended.
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April 15, 2016 | By Craig LaBan, RESTAURANT CRITIC
Every spring, new cookbooks will bloom like flowers. But this season, two worthy volumes have cropped up from familiar names. From an evocative guide to cooking seasonally with the sustainable meats raised at dreamy Wyebrook Farm in Chester County to a strong book on cocktails (and food pairings) from a coauthor also known as Madame Fromage, this pair of offerings has a decidedly delicious local flavor. Field & Feast, by Dean Carlson with Ian Knauer and Andrew Wood (Burgess Lea Press, $35)
NEWS
April 13, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
Moviegoers settling in to see Batman v Superman at Columbus Boulevard's United Artists Riverview Plaza Stadium 17 theater over the weekend got an argument on the sugary-beverage tax before the trailers ran. Theaters around the city are playing antitax commercials free of charge, as part of an effort to defeat Mayor Kenney's proposed three-cents-per-ounce tax. The tax would be levied on distributors, but theater owners say moviegoers could...
NEWS
April 10, 2016 | By Craig LaBan, Restaurant Critic
Much like the tequilas from Siembra Azul, the new line of Siembra Metl mezcals just introduced by David Suro-Piñera's locally based spirits company speak to his love of unique terroir and ancient Mexican artisan techniques. The rapidly growing category of mezcal - a wider family of agave spirits from which tequila sprang - tends to be more rustic and idiosyncratic than the now highly commericalized tequila field. But these bottles from master mescalero Jose Emilio Vieyra Rangel in Michoacán show a little more finesse than some of the campfire-pungent Oaxacan mezcals that first charmed the American market.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I have been dating an alcoholic for three years. He recently entered a treatment program because after his last binge he tried to kill himself. He seems to be committed to his program and staying sober. He has requested that I stay sober with him for at least a year. While I'm fully committed to our relationship and support him, I don't feel that it's fair that I should have to completely forgo drinking because he has a problem. I'm not looking to go out and party every night - those days are over for me - but I'd like to enjoy an occasional beer with a friend or a glass of wine with my mom. When I approached him about my doing so, he became upset.
NEWS
April 4, 2016 | By Craig LaBan, Restaurant Critic
I usually don't pay attention to celebrity wines. But the quality of some (see Wine Spectator's recent cover story on Sting's Tuscan wine, Il Palagio) has recently surged. The latest celeb vintner to make a splash will be familiar to college basketball fans. CBS sportcaster Jim Nantz, who's calling the Final Four and national championship game Monday, has put out a trio of surprisingly tasty Sonoma wines under the Calling label. The quality is no surprise, given that Nantz's partner, Peter Deutsch, is a veteran importer (CEO of W.J. Deutsch)
NEWS
April 1, 2016
TAXES ARE generally unpopular. So is Adolf Hitler . Maybe that's what Philadelphians Against the Grocery Tax, the group opposed to Mayor Kenney 's soda tax, was thinking when it paraphrased the late Pastor Martin Niemoeller 's famous quote about the Holocaust. "They came for soda, & I didn't speak out - I was not a soda drinker. Then they came for cheesesteaks . . . #NoPhillyTax," the group wrote Monday on its Twitter account, @NoPhillyTax. The antitax group, which (surprise!
NEWS
March 15, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, STAFF WRITER
Mayor Kenney's administration expects to see a 55-percent drop in consumption of sugary drinks in the first year should its controversial taxing plan be approved. That is far lower than the sales drop-off estimated by the soda industry - a staggering 79 percent. Those differing projections, one of many economic factors the two sides diverge on, also lead to considerably different revenue projections for what is the first major proposal of Kenney's tenure. His administration, in new revenue projections released Monday, says the tax would reap $432 million over five years.
NEWS
March 13, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
Mayor Kenney made waves this month by proposing the highest sugary-drink tax in the nation - three cents per ounce. But closer scrutiny of his plans shows the administration is aiming even higher when it comes to fountain drinks, served across the city at restaurants, stadiums, convenience stores, and theaters. The city wants to tax those at 4.5 cents per fluid ounce. The higher rate, uncovered through an analysis of the soda-tax legislation introduced to City Council last week, came as a surprise to groups already arguing that three cents is too much.
NEWS
March 13, 2016 | By Craig LaBan, Restaurant Critic
Among the many things Urban Farmer has become during its brief tenure as the restaurant tenant in the luxe new Logan hotel along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway (replacing the Four Seasons), its role as go-to cocktail destination may be its most successful to date. This will be especially true come the warm weather, when some exciting new outdoor spaces - along the Logan Square sidewalk and on a rooftop bar - open with stellar views over the Parkway. Already, with a long list of house cocktails inside making the most of local spirits, seasonal house-crafted mixers, and heavy chunks of ice sawed from a giant block, the craftsmanship and creativity has impressed.
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