OLD CITY TOUR GUIDE
I am: An interior designer, artist, lover of Philadelphia, and ever in the pursuit of happiness.
Years in Philly: 6
Current Home: Old City
The Great Northeast and the Riverwards are a huge section of the city full of distinct neighborhoods, great food, and expanses of parks.
1. Pre-breakfast in the Port Richmond Polish District (submitted by Jonathan Levin)
Start your day off right with donuts, specifically, plum jelly-filled Paczki from Krakus Market, a Polish market in Port Richmond which also contains within its walls the delicious Staropolska restaurant.
First Date Tour
A couple months ago I fell hard for an amazing guy. I wanted to try and impress him with my Philly knowledge, so I took him on a “Philly Love Notes” date. Yes. I know. Super cheesy. But it was worth a try.
Here was my attempt to appear much cooler than I actually am…
1. Pickle Backs at Bar (submitted by Isabelle)
You can start a date off with a beer anywhere, but that’s kind of boring. At Bar (yes, it’s a bar called Bar), you can show off your Philly-savvy by ordering up pickle backs — shots of pickle juice followed by shots of whiskey. For those of you who like a little extra, ask for the homemade spicy pickle juice. Benefits of stopping here first: 1. Relax (especially if you are as nervous as I was) 2. weed out those who are not adventurous. Caution though: They are strong, and you will need to be prepared with gum.