Happy, happy, happiest of Fridays! I don’t know why but I have been 100% OVER this week since about Wednesday at 3pm. Combined with a lack of sleep, and a rather ridiculous start to my morning, and I am counting down the minutes until I cruise out of Old City and head home tonight.
That being said, I wanted to use my Friday Faves as an opportunity to touch on one of the MANY reasons I adore working in the city of Philadelphia. Honestly, the only reasons I DON’T adore my office location are paying for parking, city wage tax and the commute from home… But I digress, let’s talk about something much happier: Food.
If you’re ever visiting Philadelphia, please let me know so I can send you a 10 page outline of the most amazing places to visit – OR, you can check out one of the three awesome restaurants listed below if you don’t feel like dealing with a crazy Type-A planner extraordinaire ; )
First and foremost: Giorgio on Pine. This small Italian BYOB is tucked away on the corner of (you guessed it) Pine & Juniper and I can honestly say I’ve hardly ever had a better meal in the entire city – and I’ve eaten here too many times to count! I’ve mentioned Giorgio before when chatting about Friendsgiving or random dinner recaps, but I thought I’d officially put them at the top of my Philly Food list today. Best Dishes: the Bucatini and the Chicken a la Valentina.
If I could only eat one salad for the rest of my life, the Cobb at Farmicia is my EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY #1 CHOICE. We did the Restaurant Week 3-course meal last month and I can also vouch for the Turkey Club and the FarmiCEASER salad – see what they did there? This brunch/lunch/dinner spot is a must-eat if you’re in the Old City area.
Speaking of Old City, (this list may be biased…) my third and final recommendation for today is the Red Owl Tavern, located at 5th and Chestnut, right near the many wonderful historical attractions our city has to offer! My Crab and Corn Fritters (see above) were out of this world, and the Apple Pie with Franklin Fountain ice cream is no joke. Ask to be seated upstairs – the view of Independence National Historic Park is perfect for a sightseeing lunch break!
I could go on and on and on about the wonderfulness that is the Philly food scene, but I’ll keep it short and sweet for today and leave you with these 3 particularly delicious recommendations. If you’re planning a visit to Philadelphia anytime soon – please let me know so I can follow/stalk your trip to see all the great places you visit! ; )
Have a wonderful weekend!