Even though Philly is a large city, it was nice to get out of New York City to something a little quieter. Graham lived in Philly for the better part of a year, so we spent a lot of time visiting (meeting) friends and walking around.
Words of inspiration from P’unk Ave:
Termini Brothers Bakery has apparently been handed down from father to son for three generations and is still maintained by the family. I’m told these are the best cannolis around. We happened to go on a weekday when they weren’t slammed, so we got a tour of the back and how they make them!
The parking here is the worst in the whole country. With parking jobs like this one, it’s no wonder the Parking Wars show is based in Philly:
We met Tom at Mother’s in New Hope, PA (see previous post) and he told us about Brauhaus Schmitz, where we apparently needed to try the Kostritzer, a dark lager. Thanks for the great suggestion… this one’s for you, Tom!
On one of the overcast and rainy days, we drove into Amish Country to see a Sight and Sound Theatre show. Best musical ever: $50 for 3.5 hours of awesome entertainment, including live animals in the show. Save your Broadway money in NYC and make the drive out – it’s so worth it!
We had to try a “smorgasbord” so we drove out to Shady Maple, where there was 200 feet of food waiting for us. At $12.50/person for a lunch for a BUFFET, you can’t go wrong. If you’re in the Lancaster, PA area, I highly suggest experiencing this once in your life!
Philadelphia has a cool Mural Arts program, the city’s anti-graffiti movement, where they hire local artists to draw art all over the city. Every wall has something gorgeous painted on it. Here’s just a small sampling:
Boyce Avenue happened to be in town the same time we were, so we thought we’d buy some cheap tickets. I think I like hearing them better on YouTube, unfortunately. They have some practicing to do.
Thanks for being awesome, E… We’ll have to get a picture with you next time!