Traveling while hungry Philly
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When you think of Philadelphia, your mind probably goes to its infamous cheesesteak. And we don’t blame you; it is a mouth-watering staple. However, you’d be missing out if you thought the food adventure ends there. Philadelphia is also known for a bevy of delectable cuisine that is not only fun, eclectic and tasty, but it won’t break the bank either. We’re talking soft pretzels, hoagies, barbecue hot dogs, Italian rolls and so much more. Don’t want to simply take our word for it? Come and join us for the next installment of our Traveling While Hungry Series as we make a much-needed stop in the City of Brotherly Love.

Departing from Manhattan on April 8, attendees will travel via bus to enjoy all the food Philly has to offer. One ticket covers a full day at the Philly Farm and Food Fest, where you can devour Mid-Atlantic eats (and some boozy libations), share in great laughter and create authentic connections with fellow foodies. And trust us, you’ll have plenty of time to venture out of your taste bud comfort zone. In addition to a cheesesteak run (yum!), the day will include an opportunity to explore the tastiest brunch spots, hit up the Italian Market and take part in the prohibition mixology tour. But no worries! We’ll be hanging as group so you’ll never be alone. Food truly brings people together and you’re guaranteed a memorable experience that will last a lifetime.

Tickets are available for purchase for $147.00 per individual. Please visit link to RSVP and get more details here. Each attendee will also get a Must Eat Guide to help get the most out of their trip. Sound like fun? See you soon!

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Traveling while hungry Philly

 

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Revolution Tacos Korean Short Rib
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In my latest trip to Philadelphia, I was on the hunt for the best tacos and came across Revolution Tacos. It was a close walk from my hotel, so I figured why not go check it out? It was early afternoon and I walked in anticipating a long line. There were only a few people ahead of me so I was beyond pleased. After all, my stomach was begging for some grub.

What I loved about the menu, was that they weren’t afraid to play around with ingredients. From cauliflower tacos, to braised pork ribs and duck confit, my eyes widened over the options. Revolution Tacos also offers burritos, empanadas and rice bowls so there’s defintely something for everyone. Before I ordered my two tacos, I had to get a jarrito. Jarritos are popular Mexican sodas and they pack a punch in flavor. It was so refreshing to kick back and wait for my order with my jarrito in hand.

Revolution Tacos Jarrito's

Finally, the Korean short rib and Chipotle BBQ brisket tacos were ready for me and my sweetheart. Because we ordered two tacos each, it was perfect to mix and match without having to share. The short rib was lathered in the aoli sauce. It didn’t cause for a mess and it was sticky against the tortilla. The meat was tender and paired well with the freshness of the cilantro sprinkled over it.

Revolution Tacos Korean Short Rib

However, the Chipotle BBQ Brisket tacos stole the show. I’m not a huge fan of slaw but the crunchiness of it, with the heat of the jalapenos, just made it a bite worth bragging about. There was an additional crunchy texture brought to the table by the crispy shallots. This diminished the original qualities the shallots would normally have, which I’m not a huge fan of. It was instead replaced for texture and allowed the other flavors to blossom. Revolution Tacos had to have served me one of the best tacos I’ve ever had. The chicken was also dipped in a sauce that served up a kick and it was a happy marriage in between the tortilla. I plan to return again.

Revolution Tacos Chipotle BBQ Brisket

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rose petals cafe
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After two long hours of waiting for Lauryn Hill to show up and a few long hours of her interesting performance, I was ready for bed just to be that much closer to brunch. As I am accustomed to the BYOC (C for champagne) policy in Philadelphia, The red wine where the hell was the champagne? went in the car for my first time at Rose Petals Cafe. I absolutely hate waiting for a free table but it’s usually worth it for brunch in other cities and we skipped the table in front of us, ha!

The menu is drenched with words that make your stomach growl, and a million different ways to serve up waffles and french toast. Rose Petals Cafe seemed like the kind of the place you needed to try about five times to get a real taste of it all and believe me, I have every intention of coming back. The service needs some improvement as it took a long time for us to get wine glasses, and some water but I felt positive about my meal making up for it.

rose petals cafe

As recommended, I opted for the catfish over a waffle smothered in gravy with a side of grits. I feel myself turning into a grits snob *covers face* but these had a pretty good consistency and the temperature was just right. Then the food coma came on. There was no need for syrup because the waffle and catfish were both completely covered in the gravy which was the best chance to try it all together. The catfish was very tender which worked well against the waffle which wasn’t as soft as expected. They did pair well together but you must come with an appetite because it’s a dish not made for the weak.

rose petals cafe

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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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