Chris found it online and knew it sounded perfect for us! It is a restaurant that "captures the pleasures of simply crafted food and excellent beverages served in a relaxed yet lively environment. The emphasis is on great tasting food and beverages crafted from local, organic, and artisanal producers." Sounds good to me!
I LOVED the decor in this restaurant! They even had green apples on the table, which I assume were for decoration. And sitting at our table was actually relaxing!!
Another awesome thing is that it allows you to bring your own alcoholic beverages. I brought a bottle of Adirondack Wine's Blueberry Shiraz for the occasion!
Everything on the menu looked delicious.
Chris and I split an appetizer, the Capellini & Sauteed Tofu (vegan)roasted tomatoes, red chili, mint, crushed pine nuts. It was fantastic! The tofu was cooked perfectly, not too mushy, how I like it!
It could have been an entire meal for someone!
The waitress also brought a selection of fresh bread to choose from, and we went with whole grain, which was served with a herb butter. The bread was amazing! I loved the crispy crust.
And onto dinner...I had such a hard time choosing, but I wanted to get something I don't normally order when eating out. I went with the Tres Tamales: vegan chorizo/vegetable filling, re-fried black beans, pickled cactus salad, spicy salsa roja.
I had never had tamales before and they were incredible!!!! You have to take them out of the corn husk to get to the good stuff! It was filled with vegan chorizo and was extremely tasty and flavorful. I topped it with a little bit of the black beans, sauce and some of the green peppers. I ended up eating two tamales and gave the third to Chris to try. They were filling!
The blueberry shiraz we had with dinner was also delicious. It was sweet just how I like it. This bottle could be dangerous!
I was so impressed with this place. I want to go back!
After dinner, we went directly across the street to a bar called National Mechanics, which had a really awesome vibe.
I stuck to water but Chris enjoyed a few locally brewed beers off the tap! The had a large selection of beer! We had fun just hanging out at the bar.
I really love the atmospshere in Old City--its historic but also had a lot of trendy restaurants and clubs. Its my kind of place! So far I'm really enjoying Philly! Okay- off to explore! Hope you are all having a great weekend!