Sam Calagione of Delaware’s Dogfish Head, meanwhile, won the nation's top award for “wine, spirits or beer” professional. Of course, the wins are especially gratifying after years of frustration, watching the city’s top nominees leave empty-handed in a dry spell dating to 2011.“The first keg of beer I ever sold outside of my state was to Tom Peters at Copa Too,” he said. If you’re a Philadelphian, you’ve mastered the underdog pose. It's a mash-up of kolsch, gose, and berlinerweiss with sea salt from Maine. Calagione: Music and reading -- and I really don't read beer books. Solomonov: I head down to the Jersey Shore to surf, or in the winter, I snowboard. on Thursday morning, Curry spoke briefly about the beard and suggested that it’s most likely here to stay.So we thought we would help everyone get used to it by trying to answer some of the questions people have had about it over the course of the last few months.“Dogfish Head would have gone bankrupt if it wasn’t for the city of Philadelphia in the late '90s.” Yeah, we're most outstanding at a lot of things — including drinking beer. That undeniably deep sense of pride in who we are, whom we cheer for, and also what we eat and drink, has always been tempered by the gnawing sense that we’re forever misunderstood, underestimated, and underappreciated by the national media.
He graciously shares that award with business partner Steven Cook. That would be Philly’s Stephen Starr, who, after many years as a “just-honored-to-be-nominated” finalist in that category, with an empire of 32 restaurants, also scored the prize for the nation’s best new restaurant, the exquisite Le Coucou in New York.Beverley eclipsed 40% from three-point range for the first time. He didn’t make any of the three All-NBA teams, a reminder that the highest class of superstar is not allowed to lose his locker room, no matter the extenuating circumstances.At the end of the worst year of his life—the term he uses, and not lightly, having grown up in a mobile home on the outskirts of Compton—Harden gathered his four best friends, high school teammates who now live in Houston, to review summer plans.Greg Vernick won best chef in the Mid-Atlantic region.The Cherry Hill native's Vernick Food & Drink last year earned four bells and my nod as the city’s best overall restaurant. Philadelphia was also represented by other finalists: Rich Landau from Vedge (best chef, Mid-Atlantic); Zahav (for outstanding service, and pastry chef Camille Cogswell was nominated for rising star chef).Back in 2015, Curry walked onto the court for Game 1 of the NBA Finals looking like this: Sometime around the NBA All-Star break back in February—more on this later—Curry decided that he was going to try and grow a beard, even though he’s spent most of his college and NBA careers playing the role of the "Baby Faced Assassin." And it’s left a lot of fans wondering what the deal is with it.