Remember freshman year BYOs at Dim Sum Garden, scarfing down their soup dumplings while tucking into a glass of wine—or more than a glass?
You may have to find a new spot. Billy Penn reported that Dim Sum Garden will be phasing out BYO: the restaurant is both instituting a corkage fee and rolling out a wine and beer list for customers. For now, the alcohol offerings are limited to wine, beer, and, naturally, a sake option.
Proprietor Sally Song told the Philadelphia news outlet that the "American young guys" can make the atmosphere at the restaurant uncomfortable, and that the switch aims to make the clientele a little less rowdy.
For now, though, the BYOB policy remains: with a catch. There's a $15 corkage fee. It's unclear when the full policy will take effect, but it's safe to say that, for the foreseeable future, Penn students looking for a rowdy night out in Chinatown will have to find another spot.
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