Ok Chowists, I know I have read many posts around these topics but apparently I am not choosing the correct search terms!
We have a friend who is impossible to buy for and we are seeing him Saturday for his Birthday. After much discussion we decided the best idea was a gift certificate to somewhere with REALLY good beer, and big food (a steak house with excellent beer would be perfect) and nice atmosphere in case he takes his wife who eats a little and will have a sweet drink or a glass of wine. Newer places better, expanded center city (Queen Village, fishtown, University city) or they live near Mt Airy. Thoughts?