I’m not too much of a book reader (which is why it’s shocking I have so many books I my to read list right now). Almost every book I read in high school English class needed to be explained to me. The words were too big, and they spoke in sentences that I just couldn’t understand. After seeing An Ideal Husband at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia tonight with my friend Erin I realized that it might not be that I couldn’t understand them, it might be that I just wasn’t hearing them correctly. The witty comments this evening were wonderful, but even as I was listening to them I thought to myself if this were in print, I would have no idea that this was what was supposed to be happening. So I wanted to take some time this evening to appreciate some wonderful quotes from the evening, ones that I would not have caught if it weren’t for the incredible cast of the Walnut Street Theatre. (Also, I want to give ridiculous props to the stage crew dressed in fancy tuxedos. I’ve never seen such transformational set changes happen on stage before, and it was all choreographed just as if it were part of the show. Incredible work.)
Top 15 Quotes from Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband
(in chronological order)
Also, there was one quote that describes the way I feel every time I walk into a room – “I can’t find anyone in this house to talk to and I am full of interesting information”. Which I’m pretty sure my roommate can attest to.
Do you have a favorite Oscar Wilde quote?
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In honor of Center City restaurant week this week in Philadelphia, I thought I’d take this chance to share with y’all my favorite restaurants around the city (from Center City and more). I know you’ve seen the restaurant list and I know that you’ve seen the lists of places (1, 2) that I’ve taken people that I’m showing around the city, but I thought to myself wouldn’t it be great if this was all in one place? And now it is.
I want to preface this list by saying these are my top restaurants in Philadelphia as of January 2013. I also only commented on the sections of town that I felt that I have the experience to do it justice (which reminded me that I really need to get to fairmount, northern liberties, the graduate hospital, and south philly more often). There are still so many on my list that are left to try – so please share some of your favorites in the comments.
On my “to try” list right now is: green eggs cafe, federal donuts, franklin mortgage, farm and the fisherman, hop sing laundromat, jet wine bar, amis, el rey, pizzeria stella, pumpkin, nypd pizza, brauhaus schmitz, lolita, barbuzzo, vetri, and more.
Also, fun fact – this post was inspired by a philadelphia dining infographic sent my direction.
What are some of your favorite restaurants around the city?
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This is the end of another long (but awesome) weekend in Philadelphia. I’ve spent the past 5 days showing a friend from Louisiana around Philadelphia, and it has been an absolute blast. The last time we did a weekend tour of Philadelphia, my boss did most of the planning of the trip. This means that it was a lot of nightlife. This time I planned the trip, and I’ve got to say, I’m much more of a foodie. (Here’s the Excel spreadsheet of restaurants if you missed it, I recently hit 200 restaurants – and counting.) I also think that the best way to see the city is by foot – so there were approximately 20 miles of walking (no joke, I google maps-ed it up). And once again, I’m definitely above the $400 that I spent last time this happened, but I’ve got to tell you, it was absolutely worth it.
Arrive at 6:00pm.
Eat gnocchi at La Viola.
Go to Bob and Barbara’s.
Eat at 13th Street Pizza.
Go to Tavern on Camac.
Brunch from Sabrina’s.
Walk the Italian Market.
Walk South Street.
Walk to Independence Hall.
Go to First Friday in Old City.
Get drinks from the Ranstead Room.
Go see the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Show.
Drink mojitos at Cuba Libre.
Check out the techno/hipster scene at Voyeur.
Get cheesesteaks from Geno’s.
Stay up late talking.
Brunch at Kanella.
Buy a chai from Good Karma Cafe.
Shop your way down Walnut Street.
Get chicken wings, deviled eggs, and soup at Supper.
Go to Dandelion on an unfortunately half full stomach.
Dance at Woody’s.
Eat at 13th Street pizza.
Wait until the room stops spinning to go to sleep.
Wake up to go to church.
Eat home-cooked Indian food.
Drink homemade chai.
Take a nap.
See a concert at World Cafe Live.
Go back to Tavern on Camac.
Get a bagel sandwich from Good Karma Cafe.
Stop by the office to pick some things up.
See the screens in the Comcast Center.
Stop by Love Park.
Walk down the Ben Franklin Parkway.
Point out that TGIFridays is 1776 Ben Franklin Parkway.
Visit the Rocky Steps.
Walk through Fairmount.
See Eastern State Penitentiary.
Go to Reading Terminal.
Get Bubble Tea in Chinatown.
Eat a waffle from Bonte.
Happy hour at Tria.
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A few months ago you may have seen my post on a photoshoot of Lancaster County. This was not the first motorcycle ride that I went on, the first one we did was through Philadelphia. It was so much different to see the city from the back of a motorcycle. I had a blast. It’s also funny that in looking at these pictures you can definitely tell that I’m an engineer. There are so many buildings and so many straight lines. The only thing that really doesn’t add up is that I like to take crooked photos. My mother laughs at me for this.
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