Philly Finds Vol. 35 – sharing new places in the city

I’ll ask the question that’s been on everyone’s mind… HOW IS IT ALREADY AUGUST?!? I famously despise summer, but I have to say I am enjoying this one and will be sad when it ends. #andthatsongrowth

If you’re new to these parts, welcome to Philly Finds. This is a series where I highlight the things I’m loving around Philly. You can check out past Philly Finds here.

Also, if you enjoy pop culture takes, music, and personal writings, then I have a sneaking suspicion you might enjoy my weekly newsletter. I have some fun things coming up in the next few months with this newsletter, so be sure to subscribe 🙂


Rowhome Coffee

Recently opened in my old neck of the woods is Rowhome Coffee. On my visit, I intended to just pick up an iced coffee, but when I saw that they had freshly-made soft pretzels my priorities shifted. This will certainly be added to the coffee shops to work outside at list.

Vibrant Coffee

Rittenhouse has welcomed Vibrant Coffee, which is founded by two Philadelphians. What I particularly enjoyed about Vibrant is there wide range of flavor shots – buy me an iced coffee with oat milk and lavender and I’ll love you forever. I have a feeling this spot is going to do just fine.

Sonny’s Cocktail Joint

One of my former favorite places in Philly – the Cambridge – has rebranded and reopened as Sonny’s Cocktail Joint. I went to their opening night party with my friend Steph, and really enjoyed the new atmosphere. The bar owners also own Hawthornes, Wine Dive, Pivot Coffee, Tio Flores and Quick Sip, so you know it’s good. Finally, the backyard/patio area is really beautiful.

Amada

After spending much of my time (and money) exploring Philly’s culinary scene, I’m embarrassed to say I’ve only recently went to Amada. A large group of friends went – after we made our reservation well in advance – and it was the perfect place for us, who was a mix of Philly gals and visitors from NYC. The selection of tapas was unbeatable (I’m still thinking about the pulpo) and we ordered many. We declared ourselves too full, even though their famous paella was shortly making its way to the table. Somehow, SOMEWAY, we managed to devour the entirety of it.

Pulpo – octopus, potato and paprika
Patatas bravas
Paella Valenciana

Finally, I wanted to give a shout out to the burger at Village Whiskey. I rarely ever get burgers, but felt compelled to do so at Village Whiskey – I’m very happy I did.

Have a great week friends, talk soon! ❤

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