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5 Reasons You Should Be Going Wild for Strawberries

It’s getting to be that time of year — strawberry season! Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, snack time or after dinner, we’ll take any excuse to pop these delightful red berries into our mouths. They’re one of the world’s favorite fruits, and according to the history books, strawberries have played many important roles throughout the ages. Read on for everything you ever wanted to know about these juicy little treats.

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28 Raw Bars to Shell-ebrate Right Now

One of our favorite warm weather activities is kicking back with a platter of oysters and some cold beers or a bottle of rosé, a pastime that’s been popular for many years, in many places. Restaurants that offer live seafood, or a service known as a raw bar, began cropping up in Europe in the mid-1700s before landing in the United States in the early 1800s. Though the trend originally began with just oysters — the oldest oyster bar in the United States opened in 1826 in Boston — it wasn’t long before the craze expanded to include a variety …

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What Every Beer Lover Needs to Know: Ales vs. Lagers

Sometimes there’s nothing better than an ice-cold beer on a warm afternoon (or evening, or night…). But with so many styles of beer out there, it can be tough to choose which one to enjoy. Understanding beer fundamentals, along with the two basic types (ales and lagers), will help you navigate any drink list or intimidating row of taps. (Picking up some fun facts to impress your drinking buddies never really hurts, either.)

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19 Snacks and Bites to Share

Whether you’re dining solo, as a couple or in a group, small plates are a crowd favorite and a deliciously welcome addition to any table. A great way to sample a restaurant’s cuisine, fun to share with friends and perfect if you just want a light snack to complement your cocktail, these tasty dishes are sure to please no matter the occasion. Here are 19 snacks and bites that’ll help you kick your meal off on the right foot:

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12 Dishes That Go With Guinness

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up! Whether you’re planning to go all out in all green or not, downing a pint or two of the good stuff (along with some tasty bites) is never a bad idea. Guinness — the gold standard of Irish stout and the best-selling alcoholic drink in Ireland — has a creamy malt character that goes well with cakes, sweets, desserts and breads, as well as savory roasts, seafood and spicy food. Thirsty yet? You’re in luck! (See what we did there?) Here are some fantastic ideas for what to pair with a dark beer.

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Toast to the Holidays in Philadelphia

Looking for a way to celebrate the holidays and a great 2015? Try sipping on some bubbly, discovering a unique seasonal cocktail or getting cozy with a warm glass of red paired with exceptional cuisine. Searching for a fun non-alcoholic option? Explore house-made drinks you’ve never seen before. Here are Reserve’s picks for some great Philadelphia spots to ring in the holidays.