snacks and a concert

29 Sep

If you’re a student either living in or visiting Philly, forget the tired dinner-and-a-movie date night.  Instead, check out one of the many FREE CONCERTS at the Kimmel Center, which is where I went tonight with a bunch of classmates to see the Philadelphia Orchestra and Joshua Bell.  There was even a reception held afterward in the lobby catered by Wolfgang Puck.  And Verizon Hall is shaped like the inside of a cello.

Don’t think you can make it until 10pm to enjoy free dinner?  With happy hour until 7pm and just two blocks away, Tria is a great option, especially in the middle of the week when the crowds are minimal and the service is super fast.  Order a $5 Happy Hour special of their house wine, the Mission Figs stuffed with Gorgonzola and Prosciutto di Parma, and the fennel spiced almonds.  Trust me.

John’s at a conference in Las Vegas (and otherwise living in Boston), so my dates were Jon and Jamie (another pair of old married farts like us), Doria, and Christina.  Somewhere in the middle of J. Bell’s delicious rendition of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto it occurred to me: I have friends here…actual friends.  I think Philadelphia is becoming my home.


2 Responses to “snacks and a concert”

  1. Liz September 30, 2010 at 8:13 pm #

    I can’t wait to come visit you 🙂

    • annaojesus September 30, 2010 at 11:55 pm #

      Hooray! I promise to show you a good time! I cannot wait to see you so soon!

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