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I’m back home after a visit to Texas, where I ate the best BBQ and realized in conversation that I have never been to Ralph’s Italian Restaurant. So if anyone wants to join me for an adventure towards the Italian Market, you know where to find me.
Here is some Philly news that I’m excited about:
- PhilaMOCA is coming back to life
- Wm. Mulherin’s Sons is opening a second restaurant
- There are so many food pop-ups to try out this summer, including one I recently visited
While we all fantasize about being on a boat in the summer, it’s likely we don’t have access to one in the city (unless you have an “in” somewhere with someone. And in that case, hit me up). But I will tell you that The Ben Franklin Yacht is the ideal solution when you want to be on the water and see gorgeous skyline views of the city. Not to mention a wide variety of drinks, and the best chicken tenders this side of the Mississippi. We had SO much fun during out three hours cruise. You can book your own private cruise, or hit a happy hour or boozy brunch. As Saweetie once said, it’s “something fun, something for the summertime.”
Address: 2449 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
If you’re trying to be a better consumer without breaking the bank, I recommend Minda Living. I more so recommend visiting it in person to see their beautiful boutique space.
Address: 125 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
A dirty martini with oysters is an unparalleled culinary experience, as the salt from the martini and brine of the oysters pair perfectly together. For this experience, head to the Olde Bar, located in the Bookbinders building. The crab fingers are also a must have. I left 5 pounds fuller – my wallet not so much.
Address: 1500 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
For one of the best iced coffees I’ve had this side of Broad.
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