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cheap food • dive bars • historic sites • fine dining • food markets • museums • history museum
What do you do and why do you do it?
I'm an event manager for a small business in the heart of Philly's center city, midtown village. I manager parties, different events, and organize fun for families with small infants and children. I do it because I love to see it all come together, and I love creating connections with different people in the city.
You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?
Sirens by Pearl Jam, If You Could Only See by Tonic, and the rest is private.
What are the best TV shows of all time?
Name some spots in Philadelphia that are good for a Tinder date.
I don't use tinder, but for a date, I really love Mid-Town Continental. The rooftop bar and seating are very nice. If you're looking for something very quiet and different, try Hop Sing Laundromat, business casual with nice shoes (minimal).
Who’s your hero and where in Philadelphia would you take them out for a serious hang?
My parents are my hero, they done so much for me. I tried taking them to philly, and they didn't like that walking was a must. Anyone else, try Bok Bar in south philly!
Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?
Old Navy or Ross!
What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
Northern Libs, I just can't.
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?
Drink until 5am in the morning. I've gotten drunk before, but I've never had an all night adventure like I've had in Texas. Waiting for it though.
What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Philadelphia and where did you get it?
I have this delicious pasta with pesto sauce that was unlike any typical pasta I've ever had at High Street Kitchen on Market. Paired with the best Malbec, it was definitely a treat.
Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Philadelphia that you particularly like?
Hop Sing Laundromat. Its a great, low key, speakeasy. Note, you're not allowed to take photos, or even talk to other people sitting to the tables next to you.
What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Philadelphia? How much did it cost and what did you get there?
The Warwick! Which is a beautiful hotel, just lovely! About $200 a night, but the bed and the service is impeccable.
What restaurant in Philadelphia looks crap, but the food’s amazing?
The Owl Breakfast and Lunch in Templetown, it doesn't look crappy, but just very generic, but it is so much more.
Where can you get the best cocktail in Philadelphia? Which one do you like?
Cuba Libre has the best/strongest drinks, their Mule de Sol will wipe you out!
Where would you take your partner in Philadelphia if you wanted to really pamper them?
Most likely, I would take him to the Barclays Prime. I've never been, but I hear it's amazing!
Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?
Whoopie Pies? And the best is at the bakeries in Reading Terminal Market!
What’s the one place you think is overrated in Philadelphia?
Starbucks. You can find better coffee 2 blocks either which way.
What’s the one place you think is underrated in Philadelphia?
WaWa! Its convenient and consistent. The best in philly is the one on 10th and Walnut.
What are the Philadelphia spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
The towers at Liberty Place, the very top of the building has the best views.
Tomorrow’s your last day in Philadelphia. How do you spend it?
Eating at all the restaurants in Old City.
What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?
Acapulco. The people are nice, it's not too touristy, and the beaches are beautiful!