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Last night I stopped by the Edison for Radio Room — a speakeasy-themed cabaret show that was, in all truth, light on the cabaret and heavy on the belly dancing. With high-profile events like Lucent Dossier, Radio Room and this weekend's upcoming Jules Verne film festival, the swanky underground bunker of club Edison is quickly becoming a haven for exotic and subversive performance (as well as for expensive drinks). Just blocks away from Downtown's tent city, sipping a cocktail of champagne, rum and honey at Radio Room felt so wrong, but tasted so right. Before getting my drink on, I was handed a cup of lemon punch, compliments of the house, and told by a waiter that in the late 1700s it was traditional to serve punch before any drinking session. He added that this particular “Philadelphia Fish House Punch” was made popular by George Washington and his fishing buddies back in the day. Who knew?