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  1. Booze News
    Breaking: Turzai Unveils His Plan to Privatize the LCB; Corbett StillThe plan boasts a windfall for the state, but doesn’t explain what will replace lost revenue.
  2. Booze News
    PA Lawmaker Vows Liquor Store Privatization Bill Coming Sometime Next WeekThe bill is coming but will anyone be there when it’s introduced?
  3. Quote of the Day
    LCB’s Windfall Just Doesn’t Add Up For Marc VetriThe chef wonders why the state is broke, even after recieving more than a half-billion dollars from the booze agency.
  4. Mediavore
    Corbett Taps GOP Crony For LCB Seat; House Republicans Won’t Side With Obama onPlus: Famous Food is called a ‘Train Wreck’; and rioting over food prices rattles Kenya, all in our morning news roundup.
  5. Booze News
    Liquor Store Privatization Is DeadHouse Republicans appear to be caving to union pressure and giving the booze authority what ti wants.
  6. Booze News
    LCB Finally Gets Something Right!The liquor board’s chairman cited the soft economy for his decision to keep prices on booze as is.
  7. Booze News
    Think Tank: Private Liquor Sales Create More DrunksWith privatization comes more aggressive marketing and sales efforts, which ultimately results in increased drinking.
  8. Booze News
    It’s Game Over For Wine Kiosks at WegmansWegmans announced its ending its participation in the PLCB’s wine kiosk program.
  9. Booze You Can Use
    Republican Lawmaker Bucks Efforts to Privatize PA’s Liquor StoresIn the latest round of drama, the state’s Chairman of the Senate Law and Justice Committee says change is good, but privatization is too ambitious.
  10. Booze You Can Use
    The CDC Opposes Liquor Store PrivatizationPer capita consumption of alcohol jumped in states where liquor sales were privatized.
  11. Mediavore
    Police Blame ‘Ineffective’ Liquor Laws For Increased Violence atPlus: Humans are hardwired to emotionally eat; and a proposed giant market celebrating France’s cuisine has no funding, all in our morning news roundup.
  12. Booze You Can Use
    LCB to PA Lawmakers: Really, It’s Not Our Fault We Suck So Much!Someone should’ve threatened to ax the LCB decades ago.
  13. Booze You Can Use
    Philadelphia Distilling Simultaneously Works on a White Whiskey and Easing PAThe local distillery is working on legislation to give craft distillers a break on licensing fees.
  14. Booze You Can Use
    Gov. Corbett and Co. Back Off From Liquor Store SalesIn the face of fundraising and lobbying efforts by state store workers, the Corbett administration is backing off its campaign promise to sell of the LCB’s retail arm.
  15. Mediavore
    Senators Endure the First Round of Liquor Store Privatization Arguments; A HongPlus: Those who eat more fiber tend to live longer; and chefs lose weight just like everyone else, all in our morning news roundup.
  16. Mediavore
    French Fries Provoke Shooting in Old City; Breakfast Pizza: It’s Not JustPlus flooding in Sri Lanka decimates food crops and drives up costs, and any legislation to sell off PA’s liquor stores will likely review all issues related to alcohol sales in the state, all in our morning news roundup.
  17. Mediavore
    Stars Align for Selling Off of PA’s State-Owned Liquor Stores; BisonPlus South Carolina governor Mark Sanford now spends less on food, and the time is right to finally try kombucha, all in our daily news roundup.
  18. Menus
    Adsum’s Matt Levin Leads Philly’s ‘Loko-Vore’ MovementWhat started as a joke has ballooned into a full-fledged, but surely short lived, movement.
  19. Booze You Can Use
    LCB Is Unfazed by Corbett; Continues Its Roll Out of Fine Wine and Good SpiritsPhiladelphia’s new Fine Wine and Good Spirits store is LCB’s way of thumbing its nose at Corbett.
  20. Mediavore
    Drink Cheap or Die: Governor-Elect Tom Corbett Takes Aim at PLCB Price Hikes;Plus fire damages a historic Bucks County inn, and scientists discover a new species of lizard on restaurant menus in Vietnam, all in our morning news roundup.
  21. Mediavore
    Sarah Palin Fights For Kids Right to be Obese; Restaurateurs Still at Odds withPlus smoked turkeys gain popularity, and Japanese chefs in America prefer water bottled in Japan, all in our morning news roundup.
  22. Mediavore
    PLCB Ratchets Up Its War on Four Loko; Giant Food Will Absorb TwoPlus Bobby Flay’s horse won a high-stakes race at the Breeder’s Cup, and USDA simultaneously pushes high fat cheese to consumers while issuing warnings on obesity, all in our morning news roundup.
  23. Health Concerns
    PLCB Wants Four Loko Pulled Off Store ShelvesIt’s not an outright ban, but more like a polite request.
  24. Mediavore
    City Council Blocks Expansion of an Upper Roxborough Community Garden;Plus Iron Chef tanks in Australia, and college administrators crack down on “drunkorexia” all in our morning news roundup.
  25. Booze You Can Use
    Beers, Booze and More Starts Flowing at Garces Trading Co. TonightGarces Trading Co.’s liquor license has been secured and will be in play begining tonight.
  26. Mediavore
    PLCB’s Proposed Handling Fees Will Likely Increase Liquor Costs; AmericansPlus last year’s canned pumpkin shortage is over, and the body of one-time Kitchen Nightmares chef was recovered from the Hudson River, all in our morning news roundup.
  27. Closings
    Gone Fishing: Mike Stollenwerk Bought Warsaw Cafe’s Liquor LicenseStollenwerk bought the liquor license, but what;’s in store for Warsaw Cafe remains a mystery.
  28. Openings
    After Lengthy Series of Ordeals, Watkins Drinkery Is Set to Open FridayEveryone from Frank DiCicco to L&I to the State’s Attorney General’s office tried to block Watkins Drinkery from Opening.
  29. Empire Building
    Liquor and Reservations Are the Only Changes Coming to Garces Trading Co.Both moves are based on customers desires.
  30. Mediavore
    PA Tavern Owners Support Changes to the State’s Liquor Laws; Young Americans DoPlus 56 food recalls affected Pennsylvania since food-safety legislation hit a roadblock in Congress, and Joe Biden handed out hot dogs on the Colbert Report last night, all in our morning news roundup.
  31. Empire Building
    Is Garces Trading Company Transforming Into a Restaurant?First came news that the market was applying for its own liquor license, and no it’s accepting reservations.
  32. PLCB Shenanigans
    Wine Kiosk Pilot Program Exceeds ExpectationsWine sales during the pilot program surpassed projections by 20 to 30 percent.
  33. PLCB Shenanigans
    Garces Trading Co. Is Applying For a Liquor LicenseThe application for a liquor license is certainly the sign that something big is happening.
  34. Mediavore
    PLCB Gets Hip to Customer Service; Lansdale Bar Owners Struggle to Overcome aPlus pretzel makers Snyder’s of Hanover Inc. plan to merge with Lance Inc., and a proposed lobstering ban gets nixed.
  35. Mediavore
    PLCB Fires Up Its First Two Wine Kiosks; Chipotle Opens Its 1,000 RestaurantPlus calorie counting may not be perfect at restaurants, and eating garlic and asparagus can alter body scents permanently, all in our morning news roundup.
  36. Beef
    Restaurateurs File Suit Against PLCB Over Garces Trading Company’s WineThe Coalition of Restaurant Owners for Liquor Control Fairness officially filed suit against PLCB in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
  37. PLCB Shenanigans
    Beer Week’s Opening Tap Ceremony Saved by the Grace of GodSt. Timothy’s Episcopal Church stepped in to be the event’s permit holder.
  38. PLCB Shenanigans
    Boring Beer Raid HearingsNot much happened in Harrisburg
  39. Scandals
    Politicians Not Super Psyched About Speakeasy SchoolThe finger-pointing begins
  40. PLCB Shenanigans
    After a Year, Brew Finally Coming to BrewDeep South Philly gets its first craft bottle shop
  41. PLCB Shenanigans
    Johnstown Flood Tax Drying Up?Another proposal to modernize the PLCB
  42. PLCB Shenanigans
    Beer Raid Updates from the BreweratiCatch up on the latest on the bar raid fallout
  43. PLCB Shenanigans
    Beer Raids Anger the BreweratiDon’t mess with craft beer enthusiasts
  44. PLCB Shenanigans
    More Fallout from PLCB Bar RaidsThe PLCB’s actions have angered the Brewerati and others
  45. PLCB Shenanigans
    What Kind of Concerned Citizen Reports a Bar for Unregistered Beer?A bar raid called in by a “concerned citizen” raises some eyebrows
  46. PLCB Shenanigans
    Beer Distributors Not on Sixpack Sales BandwagonNot everyone’s thrilled about the proposed sale of beer in supermarkets
  47. PLCB Shenanigans
    Could Supermarket Sixpack Sales Become a Reality?A Republican state senator is attempting to reform PA beer laws
  48. Openings
    Garces Trading Company Will Open February 16Details on Jose Garces’ newest project
  49. PLCB Shenanigans
    PW Analyzes PLCB ShenanigansPW investigates the PLCB
  50. PLCB Shenanigans
    Wine Kiosks Coming to Supermarkets Everywhere But Center CityPLCB to Center City: Suck It!
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