This past weekend was delicious.
Saturday was spent roaming around the city of Philadelphia, eating and eating and did I mention eating? We hit up two hole in the wall food places, neither of which I’d even be able to find on my own. The first was Charlie’s, and I had the best fast burger I’ve ever tasted. It almost melted in my mouth. It was a simple burger, on a bun you’d find in a grocery store and normal condiments, but somehow it was made to taste amazing enough that if there hadn’t been a line twelve people long, I’d have gone back for about five more burgers. The second was John’s Roast Pork. The place was a tiny shop with a line out the door and winding along the street. They serve hot meat sandwiches, the best one being the roast pork on a bun. No cheese or toppings needed for that one, and the cheese steak was very tasty. I have to say that as tasty as everything up til then was, they must have been salty beyond belief because I chugged down three soda glasses in ten minutes once we reached the Barcade.
There was no feed eaten at the Barcade, but there were a ton of arcade games and a bar, thus the name ‘Barcade’. It was a nice place to relax and enjoy yourself with good drinks and fun games. My Love tried two new beers there, both were tasty and well worth staying around for. (I only take sips of his adult beverages, most of the time I dislike the taste of alcohol but now and then he gets a new beverage that I really like the taste of.)
For dinner, we went to a Mexican restaurant that was packed full of people and had an amazing menu. Duck tacos, pork shank over rice, short-rib empanadas and the best tortilla chips and salsa verde I’ve ever had. We vastly over-estimated the amount of food we could eat for dinner after all the food previously eaten. Have no fear, though, since the pork shank got turned into empanadas for dinner last night.
Easter dinner consisted of roast lamb, risotto, potatoes and veggies. We went home with leftovers of that, too. The lamb was very flavorful, and went perfectly with fried eggs in the morning. Oh, and dessert! Crumb-topped apple pie, with ice cream. I have such a soft spot for fruit pies. Peach, apple, pear, berry…it doesn’t matter really, so long as it’s in a pie. I never can tell what I love more, the filling or the crust. I prefer a butter crust, but the flaky and light texture of shortening crust is tasty too. I always save the edge of the pie crust for last, no matter the ingredients in it.
Since I had to work Easter Sunday, dinner was a little late, but still amazing. I’m so happy to know that My Love’s parents both would rather wait for all of us to eat together than to eat without me. Happy and grateful. Being able to have such a great relationship with his parents is wonderful. I currently live very far away from my family, so it’s just great to be accepted and welcomed as I am.
In the next few months, there are trips down South to have Adam meet my family, and one out West to meet the rest of his family. Travel is never easy for me, but it gets easier the more I do it, plus taking a trip with My Love and his parents will be fun. I promised my parents that I’d take pictures, both of my trips and of where I live up North, so I have to remember to pack my camera. Oh, and socks, since my toes always get cold on flights. Maybe some new flip-flops and sandals…