Showing posts with the label Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Railroad Suburban Station

One morning, I wandered around Philadelphia taking in a few sights and came across this stunner of a building facade for the Pennsylvania Railroad Suburban Station .  Beautiful sign isn't it?  I'm sure the daily commuters who go through here everyday have become numb to seeing it everyday, but it jumped out to me and made me stop and snap this photo.

Join, or Die - At The Logan in Philly

Earlier this Summer, I found myself in Philadelphia for a few days.  I posted about the beer I drank while waiting for my delayed flight home and the not-so-great steak I had at the airport , too.   I stayed at a placed called The Logan that had quite a collection of art around the place.  In the areas by the elevators on my floor, down the hallways and in various places around the lobby were mixed media, paintings, sculptures and more.  They're pretty proud of the art and it seems to be a big part of the hotel's personality.   Here's the page showing off a bunch of it on the hotel's site . The piece that I took a photo of above is called - of course - "Join, or Die".  Here's a look at the little plaque to the left of the piece.  It is right across from the main elevators and one of the more prominent pieces. The description from the Logan's site : “Join, or Die” is a well-known political cartoon, created by Benjamin Franklin and first pu

Walt Wit - A Taste of Philly

A few days ago, I posted a photo of a cheesesteak that I (sadly) ate at the Philadelphia airport and bemoaned by lack of time/availability to do anything while I was in town for the brief trip.  But, while I didn't get to enjoy a pretzel or a proper cheesesteak @ Steve's, I did get a chance during the delay before boarding my flight home to enjoy one of these:  Walt Wit from Philadelphia Brewing Company.   BeerAdvocate lists it in the 'okay' range with a score of 79 , so don't go out of your way to pick one of these up, but I do like the bottle (cute label, right?) and maybe it was the sour taste in my mouth of having my flight be delayed, but I enjoyed this. Looks like, if you can find it, the Philadelphia Brewing Company beer to get is their Schwarzinger.   Scores a 86 @ BA .

Trip to Philadelphia - Steaks

I found myself in Philadelphia recently and unfortunately, I didn't have time for much outside of the scheduled events.  (sounds familiar, right?  Just like my recent trip to Denver where I didn't get to go to the Cherry Cricket !)  And that means my trip didn't include a visit to Pat's and Geno's for the typical tourist showdown.  Let alone Steve's - which I think the eaters have coalesced around as being tops in town, right?   I did, however, have time for a steak at the airport where Geno's has an outpost. I got my 'with wiz' and it wasn't awesome. But, shame on me for thinking it was going to be right?  Kinda like the equivalent of getting pie at the DiFara's in Vegas at the Ceasar's Food Court , right?  You know what you're doing when you enter into an agreement like this.  It always turns out the same.