Less than a week after getting some well–earned accolades from Philadelphia Magazine, the landmark bar at 22nd and Lombard has been sharply criticized in the Philadelphia Real Estate Blog for not being pretty enough for the post's author. People are pissed!
PREB—which, despite its name, is ordinarily much more than and better than just a blog about real estate—isn't the only site to have picked up a few page hits from the controversy. In its spirited defense of Doobies (Listen, You Gentrifier Scum: You Shut Your Piehole About Doobies And You Shut It Right Now), Philebrity made a persuasive point:
Personally, I enjoyed reading the screed (shrill, obnoxious and amateurish though it is) because it reminded me of all the things that make Patti & Co. monumentally awesome. But I wanted to see others weigh in on this, too.Of course it’s filthy. So is your mom.