Cheesesteaks, Tastycakes and BYOB Oh my!

This weekend we road tripped a couple hours North to the city of brotherly love (otherwise known as philadelphia) to visit my older sister who is interning there for the Summer.  If I could say one thing about Philly I would say the mass quantities of delicious food is amazing!  Our weekend was spent enjoying each others company and all the savory bites the city had to offer.

First stop, Reading Terminal market

Then, the most bizarre Art Garden we've ever been to

Then exploring South Street

Then dinner at Lolita.  For those of you who don't know most restaurants in Philly are bring your own liquor, which is such a strange concept to me.  But essentially the restaurants sell mixers and you bring the alcohol.  So we picked up a bottle of tequila for our mexican dinner.

Blood orange margaritas, made with the tequila we brought

Ladies dinner

Lime marinated salmon

Queso Fundido

Carne Asada

Penn's Landing for the Carribean Festival

Then the Eastern State Penitentiary for the reenactment of the beheading of Marie Antoinette for Bastille day.  Where it is tradition to throw Tasty Cakes into the crowd.

Pretending to be French

The penitentiary

And finally a Barbecue at a friends, complete with a very intense Jenga session.

Nothing better than sleeping in and then visiting the little Italy of Philadelphia.  Now of course a trip to Philly wouldn't be complete without a cheesesteak so we stopped at Geno's

which is directly across the street from its biggest competitor, Pat's

And since we were touring Little Italy we had to stop in an Italian cheese and meat shop to make some purchases of real delicious cheese.

An Iced Latte completed our last afternoon in Philly and it was back to D.C.


  1. This post just made me so hungry!
    And I love the mustaches!
    C'est fantastique!

    Hilary Mae

  2. Thanks Hilary! I definitely have an obsession with mustaches! Not on men, just for fun. Ha ha.