Tutti Frutti just opened in Philadelphia at the corner of Juniper & Walnut, where a Bonté used to be (across from Naked Chocolate).
Benedikt and I ducked in there on Friday to escape the heat and to see if it was anything special in the rapidly expanding microcosm of Philly froyo.
It's self-serve with maybe 10 flavors, including blueberry, peanut, acai berry, and cake. You can add lots of your own toppings, from fruit to nuts to gummi bears. You pay by the ounce at the end, pretty reasonably priced.
The frozen yogurt was cold and of a good consistency, the fruit toppings were fresh. It wasn't awesome but it was definitely good.
I feel full just looking at the pictures. We picked up burgers (and fries, sometimes) from
500 Degrees (linking to their Twitter account since they don't seem to have a website...)
It was cooler the other day when the crane was there destroying most
of the building.
I flew back to the US from Germany on the same day that Christian, Judith, and Ole came over on their vacation. First they went for about a week to spend time with a friend in New York, and then they came down for few days to see Philadelphia. I think the only thing we didn't do was eat cheesesteaks (next time!)
It was one of the beautiful Saturdays in March 2010 -- the 20th, to be exact. A motley crue assembled itself, almost by accident and made the journey up through Chestnut Hill to walk the Forbidden Drive, which follows the Wissahickon Creek. The Wissahickon Valley Park is part of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park system.
We tried to get ice cream, but the place was closed so we ended up at Bruno's Restaurant instead for a variety of artery-clogging food.
Our merry hikers: Helmut Altneder, Benedikt zur Hausen, Michael, John Sands, Bayrex Marti, and yours truly.
Despite this being planned for months, I forgot and had already agreed to go to a seder earlier this night. The seder was awesome (my first!) but I was so full from all the great food that I couldn't eat anything at Pod.
It was great to see Poliana again, and to finally meet Jen, Severin, and their friend Mike.