July 16, 2020
Happy 98th birthday to my precious Great Aunt Lillian in Wisconsin! I love her and thank God for her. She is a gift to our family via marriage. ♡
Although I know that the world has slowed down for COVID-19, the lack of traffic at 8:15 a.m. in downtown Philly was surprising.
We spent our day on foot, walking seven miles around Philadelphia, enjoying the sights and the cuisine.
First stop was Reading Terminal Market. Such a FUN place! It reminded us of Central Market Hall in downtown Budapest, Granville Market in Vancouver, and Seattle’s Fish Market.
There were a number of breakfast options, including Bacon Egg and Cheese in a pretzel roll. But Down Home Diner got me at biscuits. They had a few tables outside so we enjoyed our breakfast in the shade with a nice breeze.
I had a bacon egg and cheese biscuit; Gregg had eggs over easy and a biscuit that came with sour cherry jam. Both orders were served with potatoes. Gregg loves home fries. I’m not such a fan. But if all home fries were like these, I would change mind. They were not greasy at all and had nice yet subtle spices.
Second breakfast was soon to follow since Bassetts Ice Cream was a few booths away. Bassetts was highlighted in an old PBS series on ice cream. They are known for their vanilla bean flecks so we ordered one dish of vanilla and shared it.
They will take their ice cream to a location for an ice cream sundae bar.
Ratings on a scale of -5 to 5:
- Creativity: 4
- Flavor: 5
- Texture: 5
- Temperature: 5
- Selection: 4
- Type: hard packed/scooped
- Worth the Drive? 3