The weekend before last, I drove to Philadelphia to spend 27 hours with a high school friend. I’m not sure when Emily and I last saw each other — maybe early January 2009? — but it was too long ago. We were overdue for another visit!
Knowing nothing about Philadelphia, I left everything in Emily’s hands. My only requests were that we have good food — particularly cheesesteaks.
So, upon my arrival on Friday the 4th, Emily whisked me to Jim’s Steaks…
…where we ordered the same thing. It was delicious.
We then had frozen yogurt (with fruit and other toppings), even though it was somewhere in the 30′s and pretty windy.
Later that night, we walked over to a small wine-cheese-beer bar called Biba. I’ve never been a cheese person, nor have I ever been able to tell a good wine.
But we struck lucky on the cheeses we chose, and I was thrilled with my wine selection. I’ve never really had a red wine I liked, so I was pleasantly surprised that I absolutely loved the Cabardès.
Oh, and the food was great, too. I’d go back in a heartbeat. Wine bars are no longer establishments for me to overlook.
More Philadelphia photos coming soon!