Sunday, January 13, 2013
Fun In Philly
Last night, we made an impromptu trip to Philadelphia. Had a terrific time. What motivated me to go were some Magic Socks I picked up earlier in the week. I had been killing time in Nordstrom Rack, waiting for my takeout dinner from next door, when I spied these rare and colorful socks in the Men's department. The socks make me want to walk and walk and walk...
Here's a picture of the colorful Ben Franklin Bridge which leads into the city.
We visited two of the hottest places there. Informed by rave reviews in The New York Times, I ate a phenomenal dinner at a Sichuan Chinese restaurant. This is not your father's Chinese restaurant -- the food was authentic, spicy and fun. Each dish is rated 1 to 10 for degree of spiciness, with 10 being the hottest. I ordered the only dish having a 10-rating and loved it. Very flavorful and hot right up to my tolerance-level.
Afterward we waited in line to get into the hippest place in town -- an underground cocktail lounge. It's where the cool kids hang out. I knew the place was hip when I saw a girl next to me wearing a fascinator. The crowd ranged in age from 28 to 30. I was the only old guy there. Fortunately nobody called me "Pops."
After cocktails, there is nothing better -- or worse -- than a few slices of pizza. We paid a visit to The Famous King of Pizza whose domain is not as regal as you might expect. But the pie was fine. Your probably familiar with the phenomenon of one's standards plummeting after a night of drinking. I left the waitress a big tip (130%) which made her smile. Ya gotta spread the love...
I had a great evening. The only thing that would have improved it is if I could have worn heels and a sparkly dress. Such is life. :-)
Do you like cities? Which are your favorites?