A couple of weekends ago, I met up with H in Philadelphia. We stayed with my cousin and her husband and we ate a ton of delicious food and did a lot of fun stuff. You can scroll down for the food or click over to my travel blog for the fun stuff. The food in Philly really impressed me. I ate so many amazing dishes that I am determined to recreate at home.
PHS Pop Up Garden
Vic Sushi Bar
The snack food wasn't enough so after the beer garden, we headed to Vic's for their crazy affordable sushi. There's a deal where you can order 3 rolls (8 pieces each) for $11. The sushi is super fresh and the rolls are really well made. We each made an order and then took our haul to Rittenhouse and enjoyed our raw fish al fresco.
Since the sushi bar itself is tiny (with enough seating for maybe eight people total), its proximity to Rittenhouse is awesome and I highly suggest taking your fare to go, weather permitting.
Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.
Prices here seemed cheap to me, but that's also because I've spent the bulk of my legal drinking years imbibing in New York City where a bottle of Coors costs $12. Anyway, the fancy cocktails are $10 each and the happy hour specials were all $7 or under.
This is definitely a spot to hit up if you're looking to feel a little fancy schmancy. The prices are a bit steeper, with cocktail prices between $12 and $15, but I think you're also paying for the ambiance.
And Tipping was where we ended our Friday night shenanigans. We decided we were tired and had enough so we hopped in an Uber (my promo share code is f3aoa if you're interested in saving $20) and headed home for the night.
Green Eggs Cafe
E had the lox eggs benedict. Crisp toast was slathered in cream cheese, topped with smoky lox, a thick slice of tomato, and topped with perfectly poached eggs and then blanketed in creamy hollandaise. The thick slice of tomato really made these for me. It added a freshness and a juiciness to offset the saltiness of the lox and the crunchy fried capers added a great texture.
To assemble, we tore off pieces of pita, slathered them with hummus, piled them with chicken and cucumber salad, sprinkled on some harif, and then shoved it into our greedy mouths. H and I both agreed that if we worked anywhere in the vicinity, we'd definitely be here for lunch (daily).
Thrillist on their list of best outdoor eating areas and it did not disappoint. There are several umbrella-covered tables snuggled between two huge and colorful murals and plenty of fairy lights zigzagged between them.
The beet salad was great. The sweet beets contrasted nicely with the bitter and spicy greens and the sharp goat cheese.
For her entree, H got the blue crab omelet. The eggs were super fluffy and crammed with crab meat. The crispy potatoes were drizzled with whole grain mustard and mayo and I've decided that's how I want to make my potatoes from now on, even though I'm not even a fan of mayo.
Green Aisle Grocery