Sydney McElweePhiladelphia Staff Writer
Sydney grew up outside of Philadelphia, went to college in Nashville, and then moved to New York City to be an art director at either a large advertising agency or a sweatshop. From what she’s told us, we’re still unclear. After four years of failing to convince herself that her Big Pharma clients were good people deep, deep down, she left the industry to launch The Infatuation in Philadelphia. Contrary to what you may expect, she does not have a strong opinion on cheesesteaks or Allen Iverson. She hopes these confessions don’t ruin her credibility with her Philly audience.
Tiny’s Bottle Shop is a wine store behind The Lunar Inn in Port Richmond.
Milkcrate Cafe is a coffee shop and record store with a solid breakfast and free wifi.
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Liberty Kitchen is a deli and market in Fishtown that makes really good hoagies.
The Lunar Inn is a bar and restaurant in Port Richmond that’s attached to a great natural wine shop.
Palizzi Social Club is a members-only spot in East Passyunk. It’s hard to get a membership, but it’s worth it since the Italian food is so good.
Melograno is a small Italian BYOB in Rittenhouse that works well for date night or a big group dinner.
Bloomsday is an all-day cafe that turns into a wine bar at night and has an attached bottle shop with a great wine selection.
June BYOB is a tiny French spot on East Passyunk that’s good for a date night.
Di Bruno Bros is an expensive grocery store with a great wine selection.