Raise a glass for Mike Welsh and the elite team of bartenders at Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. The subterranean Center City cocktail spot was just named to Esquire’s list of The Best Bars in America 2011. The magazine praises the Franklin’s “grown-up drinks for a grown-up clientele” for their ability to be “sophisticated without being frilly.” Meanwhile, PETA has downgraded Citizens Bank Park to number two on its Top Ten Veg-Friendly Major League Ballparks list. Breaking CBP’s four-year run as the top baseball stadium for non-meat eaters, the animal rights group put San Francisco’s AT&T; Park at the top of its list this year. [Esquire]
Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. Photo: Courtesy of Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.