trish bendix

On the playground is where I spent most of my days

Posted in Uncategorized by trishbendix on March 26, 2008

Day Three: We brunched at a little place called Sabrina’s, which reaffirmed that Philadelphia is fat because of all of the amazing food available to them in mass quantity. It was like Toast but more vintage and with specialties in combinations that seem too odd to work, yet they do.

We were right by the Italian Market, and I bought some fruit which was cheap and of good quality. It might inspire me to start making the rounds to the Logan Square Farmer’s Market on the weekends now.

Jamie and I headed back to South Street with McKenna’s friend, Allison, and visited shops on South Street. The Eyes Gallery was the most spectacular, as it was lined with Latin American folk art and tons of items dedicated to Frida Kahlo. There was also a quaint bookstore with first editions of select books. It was separated into Fiction, Art, Photography, and “No Fiction.”

The rest of the day and evening was spent preparing for a dinner party at Beth’s. She has a massive three-floor apartment that she shares with two housemates. The entire top floor is hers. So much space, so much light, and so cheap.

We passed some time in the kitchen eating McKenna’s homemade cookies and reading definitions from an aged Random House dictionary. I accompanied Beth and Rachel on a trip for beer from the beer distributor, where you can only purchase in bulk. Beth chose 24 packs of National Bohemian Beer, which is referred to affectionately as “Natty Bo” in those parts.

At night, we had a potluck and enjoyed meeting some more of our friends’ friends. We were the last ones standing at the end of the night, until we couldn’t stand to keep our eyes open any longer.

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