Last Sunday was unexpectedly nice out, so Holly and I went for a walk along the Schuylkill River Trail. The trail is one of our favorite places to walk. It begins near where we live and we sometimes walk a small section of it on the way to work.
We anticipated taking a short walk but since it was so nice out, we wound up walking for nearly three hours.
We walked along the trail and then crossed part of the Spring Garden Bridge to get some nice pictures of the Philadelphia skyline.
We usually walk on the east side of the trail. We knew there is a trail on the west side of the river but only realized how to cross over to it on the past walk. Taking the other side of the trail gave us a new perspective on some of our favorite views:
I have a Flickr set with all my pictures from our walk, but since this is a food blog I need to get to the part where we eat dinner!
After walking so much, we were starving and headed to one of our local places, Grace Tavern. We have been to Grace several times to sit at the bar. They have a nice beer selection with a mix of local, other domestic and international beers. Previously, we’ve only snacked on their fries and their super delicious blackened green beans. We had heard good things about their burgers and have been wanting to try them. Coming home after a three hour walk seemed like the perfect time.
I got the South Street Burger which comes with sautéed onions, bleu cheese and a house made mayo. Holly got the Kelly Burger with bacon, cheddar and the mayo. And, of course, we couldn’t resist the beans.
Grace Tavern has worked its way into our rotation thanks to its great beer selection and delicious pub fare. It was an excellent destination for after our long walk and a nice relaxing atmosphere for winding down the weekend.