Friday in Philly
HLS Cocktail Party At Reading Terminal
Saturday at HLS: The Sessions
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Saturday night I got together with a group and we found ourselves a place to have dinner. It was early though, so we decided to walk down to The Liberty Bell first.
Neat! On my last visit to Philly, two years ago, my mom and I got to the Liberty Bell too late to go in, so this was my first time seeing it up close. We didn't have a lot of time to spend here though, and Erin and I actually high-tailed out of there before everyone else to make sure we made it to the restaurant on time for our reservation.
For dinner we went to The Corner. A few of us had noticed this place on our walk to lunch the day before and thought it looked cool.
I pretty much saw that they had a beet salad on the menu and was sold...
Our group was kind of a spectacle with all of our cameras being whipped out every couple seconds the whole time we were there!
I sat next to my fellow Charlottean, Andrea.
I started with a glass of Gryphus Sauvingon Blanc (Chilean).
It was cool and refreshing and perfect for a warm summer night!
We were given Corner style biscuits and butter to start.
They were definitely different from southern style biscuits, but I found them very tasty.
For dinner, I of course ordered the beet salad I had noticed when initially checking out the menu.
The beets almost look like chucks of steak in my pictures, don't they? This was golden and red beets, thinly sliced squash, capers, lemon and a sour cream based dressing. I loved it. I basically went very light with the dressing, just dipping my fork in before spearing a beet.
For my entree, I went with something very unusual: a seafood hotdog. The waitress described it to us as ground scallops, flute, and I think shrimp, binded together with egg white, mixed with spices and grilled.
She said it was her favorite option on the menu. I had to try it...
It came with cole slaw and homemade chips.
It was extremely good. It resembled a crab cake, but in a different shape, with some different flavors and textures.
I think everyone in our group enjoyed their meal at The Corner.
A bunch of us followed of dinner with a round of cocktails with some of the other HLS attendees.
Mine was the blue one, I think it was called The Mistique!
Andrea looked extremely chic with her martini.
Even though I had a great evening, I was really tired after this round of drinks, and Erin and I opted to go back to our room and crash, while some of the other girls headed to a gay bar for more fun and silliness. I'll admit, it looked like a fun time, but I probably would have been passed out in the corner if I'd gone! I'm old!
Anyway, it was a great night with my Blends (blog friends) in Philly!