The City of Brotherly Love

I realize it’s only Tuesday (well, almost Wednesday…) but I can’t help but look forward to the weekend. Especially when it’s a three-day weekend!

Usually, J and I try to head north to my parent’s lake house on Winnipesaukee for three-day weekends. It’s getting harder to make the trek though – life keeps getting in the way 😉 We didn’t get to go up much last summer because our honeymoon and two holiday weekend weddings got in the way. Unfortunately this summer isn’t looking much better which is a bummer because I love the lake!

This Memorial Day weekend takes us to Philly.

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Good friends of ours will be town for a wedding that weekend so we’re meeting up. I’m extra excited to see them because they’re expecting their first little one!

At our wedding. They were groomsmen in each other’s wedding.

We try to visit Philly a couple of times a year. Each visit usually includes the following:

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We love Reading Terminal Market.  We usually stop by Blue Mountain Vineyard’s store for some wine. (J is *obsessed* with their Cabernet Franc!) And grab some goodies from one of the Pennsylvania Dutch vendors. They have awesome fruit butters, oatmeal and granola! Nevermind the fresh-baked goods – yum!

During one of our first visits down there, way back in 2007, we stumbled across THE most amazing bar. No joke. Eulogy Belgian Tavern.

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Eulogy has a menu of over 300 bottled beers (you name it – international, domestic craft, strong, fruit, etc.) and 21 different draught beers. We’ve been known to park ourselves at the bar for a few too many hours… It’s just that awesome of a place. Upstairs, near the bathroom, they have this “coffin room” – each table is a glass-topped coffin with a plastic skeleton inside.

A couple of years ago, the owners of Eulogy opened another restaurant nearby, Beneluxx, which has a huge beer selection as well and specializes in fondue. Simply mention fondue and J and I will be there!

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That’s usually what our Philly visits consist of – Reading Terminal Market, beer and fondue. Nothing wrong with that, right? 😉

We’ve done Independence Hall (slash the Liberty Bell through the window), the Rocky Statute and cheese steaks at Pat’s and Geno’s. I tried looking for events for Memorial Day weekend but found nothing of interest.

Anyone ever been to Philly? Any other suggestions of things to do/see?

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2 responses to “The City of Brotherly Love

  1. I’m originally from about 20 mins south of Philly. I would recommend the Continental for a fun dinner out (tapas) or El Vez (mexican– haven’t been here but lots of friends have and loved it).

  2. I love Lake Winnipesaukee. I grew up in New Hampshire and that’s the lake I learned to swim in as a kid.

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