NFT Travel Guides: Phillies World Series Champion Edition

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One of our travel guides partners, Not For Tourists, has several unique
offerings on their website this week. Check out the following
highlights from their World Champion Phillies - Philadelphia correspondents...


A Nettled Public, by Allison Lowrey

JL Sullivan's Speakeasy

Philly is known for its rabid, and sometimes ornery, sports fans. Everyone has heard about the time Eagles fans threw snowballs at Santa Claus. And that's just a G-rated example of our fans' antics. On game days, Philadelphia sports bars are crawling with fans. Just head to any venue with a TV and you'll find booze-fueled natives to bump fists with and high five during big plays. One of the newest sports bars to hit the market, JL Sullivan's Speakeasy is a swanky underground sports bar with posh leather booths and flat-screens galore.


And The Music Was Awesome, by Nikki Volpicelli

Memphis Taproom

Apparently, after Craig Laban's review of the pickles here, everyone flocks for the beer-battered kosher dills. I didn't. The waitress advised me that after a platter of ten, I would no longer have my drinking waist on. And I didn't want that. Instead, I opted for two of her favorites: the Pilsner Brines Hot Wings with Blue Cheese and the Suicide Sweet & Spicy Onion Rings with Habanero Cream. She wasn't lying. The onion "rings" were actually thinly sliced, lightly breaded and delicate enough to fall apart in the thick, creamy and quite spicy habanero dip. It was a Lonestar "bloomin' onion" fit for a queen, as opposed to a bunch of hungry ten year olds and their mini-van driving mom.


Curioser and Curioser, by Julius DeAngelus

The Random Tea Room and Curiosity Shop

The Random Tea Room might slip your eye. It's small... very small, but has a wealth of treasures for the discerning tea lover. Boasting over 40 artisanal teas, including Assam, Darjeeling, Keemun, Chinese Greens, Chinese whites, and Oolongs just to name a few, you will find yourself taking as much time looking over the menu as the quaint and comfortable decor. All teas can be bought loose or by the cup or pot.


Phillies in the World Series, Suckers!, by Allison Lowrey

Citizens Bank Park

If you watched any national sports coverage at the beginning of the playoffs, you probably never saw it coming. Seemingly, the entire sports community was rooting for the long-cursed Chicago Cubs. Surely this would be their year. Everyone could feel it--it was destiny!... or not. Looking for a new angle, sportscasters then jumped on the 'wouldn't-it-be-great-to-see-Manny-face-off-against-his-former-Sox-teammates' train, confident that the epic battle would come to fruition. Except it didn't. Sorry, ESPN guys. While you were busy crafting dramatic stories, the Philadelphia Phillies worked their bats and slid under your radar. And now they're in the World Series. What do those sports analysts know, anyway? Congrats, Phillies. We're pulling for you.


Classy, Confused, by Rebecca Troutman

Jack's Firehouse

On a seemingly empty Monday night near Eastern State Penitentiary, Jack's Firehouse takes on the air of an after-hours mafia lounge. While we enjoyed our drinks at the bar in the center of the old firehouse, there appeared the most smartly dressed young men wining and dining an old man in a tux with a British accent. Mafia or no, Jack's is fantastic to feast your eyes on. I'm told the 30-some foot tall structure is made from now extinct wood--and it's still beautiful.


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