I'm coming down to Philadelphia from Ontario for a birthday weekend celebration with friends next month.
I already have a reservation at Morimoto for the birthday dinner on Sunday and would like some recommendations for less expensive dining on the Saturday night. I would like to experience a BYOB (type of food really isn't an issue, just not Japanese for obvious reasons!), preferably in/around Center City and not too expensive (say around $50 or under per person?). Also, one of us is Vegetarian. Up here we have BYOB but always have to pay corkage so would like a BYOB without corkage fees.
Also, we would like to go out for drinks after dinner on Saturday night. Any ideas as to Lounges with an older crowd (late 30's/early 40's)? We are not looking to shake our booties (too old - ha!) but to just have some good drinks/talk with a great vibe.
One last thing, any suggestions as to handmade chocolate shops I should check out (big chocolate freak here)? Or bakeries?
Thanks for your help.