I spent Tuesday-Thursday in Philadelphia for work, and I just have to say that each time I visit that city, I enjoy it more and more. Granted, every time I start to feel like I know my way around a little bit, I end up completely lost, but oh well.It's a great mix of city and not-city, and I always enjoy discovering new things and places.
1 // On Wednesday, my team had lunch at Devil's Alley. My co-worker and I split the daily special, which was a tuna melt (yum!), and the fried green tomato BLT. Both were fantastic. It was a great lunch spot - check it out if you're in the area!
2 // Being in Philly meant I got to see my BFF, Lizzy, for a few hours! She picked me up from my hotel on Tuesday night & we grilled on the patio at her apartment building - it was great to see her and visit for a bit without any other plans going on! Definite perk of this particular work trip. Between our recent girls' weekend and the bachelorette party in Philadelphia, I've seen her several times over the last few months, and I love it.
3 // A co-worker managed to snag dinner reservations at Zahav for Wednesday night, which was a huge deal - everyone was super excited for the chance to try this renowned dining experience. I wasn't really sure what I was getting myself into - Israeli / Indian / Middle-Eastern food is not my cup of tea, usually - but I was pleasantly surprised by what we experienced. We opted for the tasting menu, which included a variety of salads to start, multiple small-plate appetizers, and multiple entrees, so that everyone could try a few bites of a ton of different things. With the exception of a few dishes, I enjoyed everything I tasted!
4 // I traveled to Philadelphia via Amtrak - my first train ride! That's a lie, since I ride the commuter train to work every day, but it was my first time on Amtrak. I was very pleased with the service. Will definitely look into that in the future when we are booking trips north.
5 // We took a quick trip through Reading Terminal Market yesterday afternoon before heading out of the city, and I stopped at Flying Monkey Bakery to pick up a treat for the road. Enter chocolate-dipped banana whoopie pies. Ohhhhh my heavens. So delicious! I am already thinking of ways that I can re-create at home. Yum!!
It's wedding weekend for my sweet friend, Brittany, and her fiance - can't wait to see them tie the knot tomorrow and begin their lives together as newlyweds! What fun Memorial Day plans do you have? I'm hoping for a cook out with C on Monday. Burgers on the grill sound amazing.