Sunday, January 6, 2013

History and Independence

Sorry for such a absence of late, but with this work thing and visiting guest here, there hasn't been much time for writing. But all said parties have departed and all is back to normal. After a two day work week, I took Friday off to take Mistress Maddie's #1 Fan into Philadelphia for he wanted to go see the Historic District which meant Independence Hall and the such. No complaints from me as it gave me a chance to wear my new Superdry jacket and scarf I received as gifts. I just love Superdry's jackets, they are sooooooo warm, and cut perfect for a smaller frame, and he captured me taking a squat.


Now I must admit, in my twelve years of living here ,I must confess to never going to do the tourist thing to the Independence Hall park area. I've been to view the exterior, but never been inside. Living in one of the oldest cities seeped in history, you can imagine I receive many guest coming to the city, I often play tour guide and don't mind really. Auntie Flame even sent me a copy of 1776 awhile back, and I must admit they did a wonderful job of re-creating the interiors. So it was off for some history. We passed the oldest funeral parlor on the way down, look at the dated look and building....... love the names.....

Then we arrived to the history.........

The seeds of liberty were sown in Philadelphia's Independence Hall. It was here that the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, the Articles of Confederation uniting the 13 colonies was ratified in 1781, and the Constitution of the United States was adopted in 1787.

 
And then there was Assembly Hall, where the Second Continental Congress met to debate whether to remain a colony or fight for independence from British rule. It was here that George Washington was chosen as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. The table where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the chair in which Washington sat is still present. The Declaration was first read in public in Independence Square a few days after its signing.The Liberty bell is just across the way.

It was, I must admit, very interesting to see and hear about,only I felt I need an ascot to wear maybe. Then it was off to Supper.....literally.....


Supper just ranked in the Top 50 Restaurants in the country for a favorite of foodies. The place has a “urban farmhouse feel” showcasing a design of natural materials, wood and whitewashed exposed brick within the cityscape of Philadelphia. Supper has an open exhibition kitchen with table seating, which is cool to see the cooking going on, and they believe in the concept of seasonal American cooking with a true "farm to table" aesthetic. I started with from the Hor d’Oeuvres menu.....

Soft Pretzels with Green Chile-and-Beer Fondue.....


followed by the Duck and Waffles, which was a crispy Cofit Duck with Pecan Sage Waffle, Red Cabbage and Maple Bourbon Jus....


And a happy ending of Maple Panna Cotta with Bourbon soaked Cranberries & Bacon Cookies.....


I must admit it was a really nice way to spend a weekday, but with the Casa now back to normal, the holiday finery down, guest all departed, and a clear schedule for a couple weeks now, I'd be re missed if I didn't say I'll enjoy some time for some quite and hibernation now. And maybe a nice polar bear dip!

22 comments:

  1. The pretzels and fondue look wonderful! Fascinating history, too.

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  2. Interesting post and yummy dinner! The Engineer made bacon cookies once. Tasty.

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    1. I had never had, and they were very intresting I must say.

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  3. Next visit I need to go see this. And I'll say Philly does have some great food. Loving that jacket too.

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  4. The tour and supper looks so good, as do those gams above! I haven't been to Independence Hall is years.

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  5. great post, so nice to see someone enjoying the old history the city offers. the dinners looks like a perfect end to the day,and the jacket becomes you!

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  6. It's funny I too have lived here almost 25 years and have never been inside either, except in grade school. LOVE Supper! Major yum!

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  7. What a nice post! Why I have been to Goldsteins Funeral Home, would you believe? You see see the inside. It is nice to collect one's self after the hoildays isn't it?

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  8. Thanks for hosting me this week at the Casa dear! It was quite the time, and a great year to ring in the new year!

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    1. we so enjoyed you at the Casa and do come again!

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  9. I have several Superdry jackets and love them. There clothes are very comfortable too. Great way to spend a day off, enjoyed the sites!

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  10. You always seem to put the best looking clothes together, and it helps me more than you know. I hope if one day to come to Philly I'll get the grand tour!

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  11. You mean to tell me you didn't wear one of your peroid white wigs to the Hall?

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  12. Those soft pretzels sound amazing.I remember when visiting Philly in the summer months once, the area around the hall gets very congested, but so nice to see. And I'll take the jacket whenyour done with it!

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  13. It's quite amazing to think that all the is still here, it would be neat to see sometime. And what a dinner! I love the look of the place.

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  14. Now that's all we need. The Mistress arrested for skinny dipping in the public fountain. Not that some might mind.

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  15. never heard of superdry but i like the coat.
    so 70s!

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  16. From the new jacket and scarf to the panna cotta, it looks like a scrumptious day!

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  17. I'd gladly miss a week of blogging for a day like that, luv!!!

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  18. Looking very tight and sexy in the new coat! Looks like a wonderful dinner, I love places like that.

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  19. How adorable you look in your new jacket and scarf! You're an excellent host and tour guide. Hope to see you again soon. :-) xoxoxoxoxo

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  20. You look so sexy in the jacket! I can't wear Super Dry, it just doesn't fit right on me:( Looks like a great weekend. And btw,, I'll be coming to Philly at the end of the mouth...know of any guides to show me around?????????

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