Our first four days of staycation were plenty busy, so for the last day before heading back to work, we decided to take it pretty easy and focus on relaxing rather than doing a lot of running around. The day started with breakfast at home and a leisurely morning hanging out at our place.
We didn’t venture out until lunch and decided to break from our plan of trying new places to go somewhere we like that’s often crazy crowded.We figured a Tuesday afternoon was the perfect time to hit up Good Dog Bar & Restaurant. Good Dog features an impressive beer list and high-end pub food. Holly had a lamb belly sandwich. The lamb was brined in red wine and then roasted. It was topped with roasted tomatoes, pickled red onions, arugula and lemon aioli served on a rosemary focaccia.
I had a shrimp po’ boy, Buffalo style. The shrimp was crusted with panko, then fried and tossed with a homemade Buffalo sauce. It was topped with a blue cheese sauce and celery leaves and served on a French baguette.
And, of course, we washed those down with a couple of beers. I had a Port Brewing Company Summer Pale Ale and a Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company, which became a go-to beer for me during the summer. Holly had a Farmhouse Summer Ale by Flying Fish Brewing Company and a Hennepin Farmhouse Saison by Brewery Ommegang.
After lunch, we walked over to the Rodin Museum hoping to end our staycation the way we began it by going to a museum. Alas, we thought the Rodin was closed only on Mondays, but as it turned out, it also was closed on Tuesdays. We then decided to see if we could go to the top of City Hall, but there was a 2 hour wait until the next available trip up, so we opted to just go home.
For dinner, we followed suit from lunch and just went somewhere close by and familiar. Twenty Manning Grill is only a few blocks away and had been a place we had gone to somewhat regularly when we first moved to Philly but hadn’t been to in a while. We weren’t all that hungry, stuffed from lunch and from 4 days of staycation, so we had a couple of drinks and some snacks at the bar.
The bar was fairly crowded while we were there, so we didn’t take any pictures, but here’s one a my favorite pics I took from outside back in the fall.
We didn’t stay there long and headed home early to rest up from 5 great days of hanging out in the city that we are happy to call home. We love our immediate neighborhood and love all that Philadelphia has to offer and enjoyed being able to really engage with it. As much as we got to do on staycation, our lists of places we want to get to seems endless. What a city!
- Staycation Day 1
- Staycation Day 2
- Staycation Day 3
- Staycation Day 4
- Holly’s Staycation Photoset
- Tom’s Staycation Photoset