Philly Restaurant Week 2011, The Capital Grille

Volunteering at Cliveden Park, Germantown, Philadelphia
 Hello Philadelphia!

While I will always be a small town girl at heart, I got used to the city pretty quickly. Spending your first two years in Philadelphia without a car can be tough, but manageable. After a crash course in public transportation, I have developed a complicated relationship with SEPTA. Despite its faults, Regional Rail, buses, and occasionally subways and the EL get me around.

  Ask anyone, Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods, each one different and unique.
I have been lucky to get around the city. My stomping grounds include Center City, University City, Old City, and many places West, Northeast, and even South Philly. The burbs are underrated and many of my favorite places are on the Main Line, still there's nothing quite like the city. If you have never lived in Philadelphia, please do not believe all you hear. This city is not as dirty or as dangerous as some might have you believe, but very cool and without being redundant, very Philly.


Center City September 2010

As this blog evolves, I will write more on the city and its restaurants, markets, and cool places.

I love that Philadelphia is an all weather city, no matter the temperature, people are out doing something.

My Favorite Philly Spots:

Zorba's- 2230 Fairmount Avenue Fairmont Best Greek food in Philadelphia!
Reading Terminal Market- 12th and Filbert Street Center City/Market East
Bistro St. Tropez- 2400 Market Street Center City West
Brown Betty Dessert Boutique- 1030 NO. 2nd Street (Liberites Walk) Northern Liberties
Le Bus- 4266 Main Street Manayunk
Mugshots CoffeeHouse- 21st & Fairmont Ave. Fairmont (I also like their smaller location in Manayunk)  
Hymie's Merion Deli- 342 Montgomery Avenue Merion Station
Cuba Libre- 10 S. 2nd Street (2nd & Market Streets) Old City
Village Whiskey- 118 South 20th Street Center City West/Rittenhouse
and many more...

Mugshots CoffeeHouse, Manayunk, November 2010

Check out my Philly Reviews:

Cuba Libre
The Franklin Fountain
Philly Night Market-Northern Liberties
Silk City Diner
Tria Cafe
As budget allows, many more to come...

Places to Visit at Least Once:

Marrakesh- Morraccan food 517 S Leithgow St. (South Street Between 4th and 5th)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
South Street (So everyone you know will stop talking about it!)
Blue Cross River Rink
City Hall
The Philadelphia Zoo
Independence Hall
The Franklin Fountain Ice Cream Shop- 116 Market Street 

Blue Cross River Rink, Winter 2010

Philadelphia Zoo (I love the non-conformist flamingo in the middle)

South Street, Philadelphia, October 2010



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