Short trip report - sorry, no pics! :(
I do apologize for not having pics but don't have a digital camera!
Returned Monday afternoon from spending the weekend in the Philadelphia area. My Dad lives in Mount Airy, one brother in Norristown and another brother in Elkins Park, and yet another brother was visiting from California (Walnut Creek). I had a great time seeing my family, but while I was in the Philly area, I had hoped to get some hoagies and/or cheese steaks and some Philly sticky buns - a bonus to seeing my family.
I stayed at a hotel with my brother who was visiting from CA, out in the Plymouth Meeting/Norristown area. We made not one but two visits to Corropolese bakery, but did not get to Eve's Lunch, unfortunately. We first visited the bakery on Friday afternoon, around 1:30 pm; they only had one batch of cinnamon buns left; they were not sticky buns, but we got them anyways. *laughs* They were good (and the frosting was delicious!), but they didn't satisfy my craving for a good Philadelphia sticky bun, which ideally should be very caramel-y and preferably have -a lot- of walnuts!! We returned on Saturday afternoon and got two Italian hoagies - before I noticed that they actually did have a Zep listed on the menu. The sandwich maker offered to make it a zep, but I decided to stick with the hoagie. Now that was a good hoagie! The bread was soft, which is definitely a plus in my book; and the sandwich was very reasonably priced ($4.75 I think) for a good sized hoagie. I also picked up a brownie at the cash register; it was quite large and cost $1.25 and let me share that it was almost like eating a piece of fudge!! It was the most delicious brownie I've had in a really long time!! Not a cakey brownie at all - very fudgy and moist, almost melted in my mouth! YUM!
We ate out nearly every night; my Dad has had some health problems (he had cataract surgery and a corneal transplant in one eye in July, then in October developed a very serious infection in that eye); he's still recovering (and in fact has a detached retina and is having surgery to try to re-attach that on 12/20), so we didn't want him to try to be hosting dinners for us and such.
Friday night, we ate at Scoogi's Italian restaurant in Flourtown, I believe. Sunday night we ate at Inn Flight in Jenkintown. I had crab meat in a marinara sauce over linguini at the Italian restaurant (it was good, but I didn't really like crab in tomato), and at Inn Flight I had lamb chops, which were served with mint jelly and were very good. No room for dessert ... although I made up for that with the brownie from Corropolese Bakery, I think!
Anyways, it's back to regular meals now. *laughs* I'm really glad that I got to see most of my family (I have yet another brother in Texas; he couldn't make the trip right now).