I’m on the train heading back to work in Northern Virginia and I can’t help but recall all of the Philly sights, sounds and smells that were everywhere Saturday at Plazapalooza at 23rd and South streets.
I joked that it should have been called Doggie-palooza because every kind of dog was out there. And Torie has NEVER met one that she didn’t have to ask to pet. Every time I heard an “awwww” coming from her I had to guess if it was a baby or a dog that had caught her eye.
Torie and I had a ton of fun playing bean bag toss and a few horrible attempts at playing ping pong. And as promised, we stopped in at Bicycle Therapy on South Street to get her a new helmet to celebrate her learning to ride a bike without training wheels.
But oh the food! First, the obligatory sausage from a cart … then to Igloo for frozen sunshine in a dish. I had THE best dark chocolate hazelnut gelato with hot caramel. Their self-serve offerings were too much for me. Of course the little one was up to the challenge and had some vanilla frozen yogurt topped with Oreo crumbs, Reese’s pieces minis, mini chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles. Somehow she finished it all. I must find someplace comparable in Northern Virginia.
We hit Phoebe’s Bar-B-Q to pick up dinner. Monster, monster Fred Flintstone brontosaurus bone beef ribs at this joint. And they have a very tasty dry rub for someone like me who has a tomato allergy and can’t have barbecue sauce.
Here are some pics of the places we went from my phone and other sites.