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tlubow Jul 5, 2011 07:23 AM

My husband and I are coming in next Sat. for a long weekend. We have reservations at Zahav, Osteria and Matyson. What is the dress code? We're from south Florida where everything is pretty casual and we're hoping we can get away with just a carry-on. Thanks in advance for your advice.

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    Buckethead Jul 5, 2011 07:42 AM

    All those places are pretty casual, a jacket would not be out of place at Osteria but you'll see most people dressed like they'd dress to work in an office. Nice jeans and a button-down shirt would cover you (your husband, I mean) at all three.

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      tlubow Jul 5, 2011 07:56 AM

      Perfect. Just what I was hoping to hear. Thank you.

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        urbanfabric Jul 5, 2011 08:57 AM

        agreed, it's pretty casual here, especially in the summer. good choices too, enjoy!

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          tlubow Jul 5, 2011 09:06 AM

          Thanks. We are really looking forward to those meals. We are going with two other couples to Zahav who don't eat meat, but I called the restaurant and they are arranging for me and my husband to have the lamb anyway. I hope they follow through. I've been reading some posts about problems with the lamb lately. I'll keep my fingers crossed!

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            Hungryin theBurbs Jul 5, 2011 09:13 AM

            Just making sure you know that Matyson is BYOB. It's one of my favorites, just be sure to pick up a bottle of wine before you go (if you want to drink wine).

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              tlubow Jul 5, 2011 09:27 AM

              We are staying at 17th and Sansom. Any decent liquor stores close by? Are liquor stores open on Sunday?

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                Bigley9 Jul 5, 2011 10:21 AM

                there are stores at 18th and Chestnut and 12th and Chestnut that are open Sundays. We have state stores here, so there are no idependently owned stores. 12th and Chestnut has a decent selection, not sure about 18th street

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                  urbanfabric Jul 5, 2011 10:29 AM

                  The 12th and Chestnut one is probably your best bet and they are open on Sundays. A little further but better curated is the mini-store inside of Garces Trading Company on the 1100 block of Locust. Also, open on Sundays.

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                    Buckethead Jul 5, 2011 10:41 AM

                    I would go with the 19th St. store (it's at 19th and Chestnut, not 18th), the past several times I've been in the 12th St. store the temperature has been way, way above what's good for storing wine. The 19th St. store also has a separate, temperature-controlled room for their better bottles. But if you have the time, I'd go with the Garces Trading store, the selection is smaller but better.

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                      Bigley9 Jul 5, 2011 10:46 AM

                      Thanks for the address correction - I'm not over there very often! I will throw in a 3rd vote for the store in Garces Trading Co though - it has a nice selection and knowledgeable employees

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                        tlubow Jul 5, 2011 01:30 PM

                        Thanks for the info. I'm sure I'll either make it to Garces or 19th & Chestnut on Sunday.

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