Philly’s South Street

After driving a little over four hours, yesterday Chris and I arrived in Philadelphia, PA! Chris has a conference here this week so he brought me along with him to explore. We are staying in Old City, which is the historic part of town.

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Does this guy’s name look familiar?

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Yes, the twin bridges in the Capital Region are named after him! I knew his name looked familiar!

Anyway, after we checked into our hotel, we went for a walk to South Street to check things out.

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Interesting fact for those 90s kids (like me) out there: Boyz II Men’s video for “Motown Philly” was filmed on South Street…Interesting!

First stop: Lorenzo’s Pizza for some cheese slices!

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The special thing about this pizza place is that you can only order cheese slices, no toppings!

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The slices were huge! They had to fold over the end of the slice so it would fit on the plate. The cheese got everywhere! The pizza was really good but I would have liked the crust to be a bit more firm…it kind of flopped everywhere. I guess I’m just a thick crust kind of girl. ;-)

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We ate in the restaurant, but they didn’t have any seating, just a back room with mirrors, which was a little bit weird to be honest.

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Lorenzo & Son Pizza on Urbanspoon

I couldn’t eat the whole slice of pizza, so chris gladly ate the rest of mine. I needed to save room for self-serve frozen yogurt!

After pizza, we walked down the street to Phileo Yogurt. It was so bright and cheery inside. I love self-serve yogurt places! (Can we start a petition to get one in Albany, please?!)

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They had so many flavors to choose from, but I had to go with the low-fat cupcake batter frozen yogurt with the following toppings:

  • raspberries
  • strawberries
  • chopped peanut butter cups
  • graham cracker crumbs
  • white chocolate chips

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I tried not to go overboard with the toppings! It was delicious, of course!

Chris got some too.

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I was pretty happy with my tasty froyo. :-)

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Phileo on Urbanspoon

After frozen yogurt, we continued to walk down South Street, and we came across a the Big Green Earth Store.

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They had tons of recycled products, and earth-friendly things. It was neat!

They had a bag made out of plastic grocery bags!

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It was an awesome store!

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The lady working there told us to go check out the Magic Gardens a few blocks down the street. The Magic Gardens are buildings covered in mosaics created by the artist Isaiah Zigar. According to their website, “the Magic Gardens includes a fully mosaiced indoor gallery and a massive outdoor labyrinthine mosaic sculpture. The installation, primarily consisting of found objects and contributions from the community, covers half a city block with myriads of tile, texture, and color.”

Words can’t even describe how cool this was!

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This is from outside of the gate.

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So after walking around town, we headed back to our hotel to rest up before dinner. We had reservations at FARMiCiA and it was one of the BEST meals I’ve ever had…

TO BE CONTINUED!!!

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7 comments to Philly’s South Street

  • Please tell me that Chris will eat a real Philly Cheese Steak from Jim’s on South Street. Best I ever had.

    Did you run into some of the other “interesting” things on South Street?

    Have fun in my home city.
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  • Love Philly – my sister lives there! You have to go to Reading Terminal Market!
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  • this looks like so much fun! i want to go to Philly NOW.

    also – yes. i will gladly sign the petition for albany fro-yo. or maybe scotia.
    actually, Ryan at J. Watt’s is seriously devoted to try to get Plum Dandy to open a “side store” at the coffee shop, in the summers- as in, they want to buy a fro yo machine and get a toppings bar in the shop! AMEN!

    (do not allow me to eat froyo every day if this indeed takes place)

  • Love these photos! It brings back so many memories. One being the marathon that was 3 months ago. I encourage anyone to run either the 1/2 or the full marathon in Philly!!! It was a great event. I got to run through the best parts of the city!

    Too bad it’s not spring time yet. You and Chris would love running down around boat house row next to the river…behind the art museum. Plus, the zoo is a nice place too!

    I can’t wait to see more pics!!! Did you get any of Rocky?

  • Philly looks like sooooo much fun! I have never been there and it has definitely been one of the places I have always wanted to go to and see all of the sights. Maybe I’ll finally get to make a trip down there this summer :)

    Umm, I will be right behind you to back you up for a froyo place in Albany, because I have definitely driven 40 minutes by myself to Saratoga when I had a craving once :-X hahahahaha

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