Miles Table Breakfast Biscuit
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One thing you can always appreciate about Philadelphia is their abundance of BYOB Brunch spots. As we are always in the mood for one, Miles Table was the brunch of choice for our 24-hour rendezvous. To my surprise, there was no line and no wait for both the inside and outside area of the establishment. You order at the counter here, similar to some burger spots I’ve been to, take a number and have a seat. They run multiple specials every weekend in addition to their delicious looking menu, which of course, always makes it hard for me to decide. In the meantime, we sat down to pop the champagne!

Friends at brunch

The Nutella French toast won the battle along with the chicken on a biscuit paired with scrambled eggs and potatoes. The Nutella for once, didn’t overpower the french toast  as you could add what you wanted and they provided a good balance of fruits with the dish. The bread must have been taken off the skillet at the perfect time because the toast was fluffy, delightful, and a real sweet sight to see.

Nutella French Toast

The biscuit was certainly not a task for one person as I struggled through the three pieces of chicken they provide you with. In addition to that, there was a whole heap of potatoes waiting for me to devour. The chicken was perfectly breaded and juicy after every bite with great contrast provided by the crisp biscuit. It was a hearty meal that would allow you to consume two bottles of champagne on your own and still be fine, not that I did that or anything. If Green eggs is packed which it almost always is then definitely sit at Miles Table in Philadelphia.

Breakfast Biscuit

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Red Velvet Pancakes - Green Eggs Cafe
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Thank you Genius in HD for accompanying me on a 6-hour trip to Philadelphia just for brunch at Green Eggs Cafe.

Mimosas

Wasn’t it worth it?

As I jumped into my dress for a birthday shindig that evening, exhausted from traveling and possibly still mimosa-drunk, that’s all I kept telling myself.

Friends

I had been to Green eggs before and as you may recall, the pancakes left a lasting impression on me. Possibly some of thee best red velvet pancakes I have had to date and I wish someone could tell me different. This is what pancakes for two looks like, because seriously, you cannot finish this alone. Three huge pancakes hugging one another with delicious mascarpone in between and oozing out of the sides…I have died and gone to heaven.

Red Velvet Pancakes - Green Eggs Cafe

But the great thing about Green eggs, aside from it being BYOB, is that ALL the food is pretty amazing and my fork was on every plate at my table.

Brunch - Green eggs cafe

About 7 bottles of Andre later…I was full and the waitress, Logan, who’s a doll, just knew I wasn’t going to make it. So she shared with me what I thought at the time was the craziest idea ever; take the pancakes home and make it into a milkshake. Is this lady for real? And she was, so I listened to her because these pancakes man, they really are THAT good.

Creme Brule French Toast - green eggs cafe

Not going to lie, I was nervous. Pancakes? Into a milkshake? That’s suppose to taste good? HELL. TO. THE. YES. I whipped up my milkshake and haven’t looked back since. When I tell you it was amazing though…Logan, I owe you. I put half of the pancakes, with one scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, a cup of milk and a tablespoon of syrup into the blender to make it. Can’t wait to head back to Philly to do this all again.

Marcy & Cass

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Brown Betty icecream
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After a Taste of Chicago, I had high expectations for A Taste of Philly. I happened to be visiting Philadelphia for two days and lucky me, I was just in time for the event. Outside of the entrance, plenty of food trucks lined up and I also got to try some of the worst mac and cheese ever, very sad.

Taste of Philadelphia banner

But that didn’t stop me from buying more tickets to get more food. Like the Taste of Chicago, you pay for a few tickets and then they are used as “money” when you visit the stands. Surprisingly here, the tickets can only get you one size portion,  in comparison to Chicago where they actually offered “a taste” and then that same portion doubled for a few more tickets.

Taste of Philadelphia tickets

The sun was scorching that day so the first thing I got my hands on was an ice cream sandwich from Brown Betty Icecream Truck.Brown Betty

I love strawberry ice cream so I really got a chance to appreciate the authenticity and quality of this sandwich. Did this woman make this ice cream from scratch? I could really taste that she did. The chocolate portion that kept it all together was more like a brownie to me, rich and creamy even, pulling all the flavors together.

Brown Betty icecream

Then I realized I needed some kind of “real” food in my system so I tried the chicken satay at the Twisted Tail stand. It’s always exciting to see the food being cooked fresh right in front of me.

Twisted Tail

And even better was the chicken I got to try.

Twisted Tail chicken satay

The rest of the festival was mainly theme park stands that sold your everyday theme park food, no specialties. I would try to return but towards the beginning of the festival for sure.

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