The Rest of the Weekend Wasn’t Too Shabby

Picking up where Tom left off with Saturday Mornings, little did we know after he posted that the rest of the weekend would turn out to be so awesome.

Beer

1612er Zwicklbier

After our morning routine, despite the heat we decided to take a walk and headed east. We ended up at Brauhaus Schmitz and enjoyed a few rare German beers. The menu looks promising, so I’m sure we’ll head back there some other time for food.

On the way back, we stopped by Isgro Pastries to pick up a few of their famous cannoli for after dinner. It was our first time trying them, and wow, they were exquisite. The shell was firm and not too crumbly, and the filling was delicious and not too sweet.

Isgro Cannoli

Isgro Cannoli

When we got home, we cooked up some clams that we had picked up earlier in the day from Shore Catch, a vendor that sells fresh sustainable New Jersey day boat seafood at the Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market. We cooked them with chorizo from Di Bruno Brothers, white wine, parsley from our CSA, and of course, tons of garlic.

Clams with Chorizo and White Wine and Garlic

Clams with Chorizo and White Wine and Garlic

On Sunday morning, we started with our usual routine of getting the Sunday paper and reading it at home. We decided to go out for brunch, but we have such a long list of places to try, it’s always so hard to decide. We settled on nearby Marathon Grill. We rarely go there, but the food always pleasantly surprises us when we do. Tom got some delicious whole wheat pancakes with bananas and almonds (the bananas were an homage to our upcoming read of Gravity’s Rainbow), and I got a breakfast burrito. Most of the breakfast burritos I’ve tried in Philly so far have been bland and disappointing, but this one was actually pretty good, made with chorizo, black beans, pepperjack cheese, jalapeño, spinach, and onions, topped with tomatillo salsa.

Breakfast Burrito at Marathon Grill

Breakfast Burrito at Marathon Grill

Our Sunday afternoon was much like our Saturday afternoon. We walked the same direction but this time ended up at Tapestry, a pleasant gastropub. We only had beers, but the cocktails looked well made, as did the food. I’m sure we’ll be back soon.

That night, we cooked up some vegetable enchiladas, for the second week in a row. I’ll post the recipe in a forthcoming post, but for now, here’s a picture:

Enchiladas with Veggies and Black Beans

Enchiladas with Veggies and Black Beans

What a delicious weekend! Let’s do it again!