Okay, here is my little issue. I'd like to do an overnight stay in Philly. (I am very familiar with the area but live just outside.) I'm looking to be in walking distance from Dirty Franks and the Reading Terminal Market.
I'd also like to walk to dinner. A B.Y.O. is always a bonus but I won't cry if we don't end up at one. I am presently on line looking to find a sweet deal on a decent hotel in the same area. (Don't want to see the car until we go home. Will cab to places if necessary but don't see why it should be that way.) I am looking for a very romantic restaurant with great service, and a cool menu. Don't get crazy. Can't afford to do a $300. dinner right now but would like something more moderately priced. This is not an extra special occasion so no need for taking out a loan from the bank in order to have fun. Not really in the mood for Italian. We don't do any hard core shellfish.
Please send your ideas!
Second issue: This whole thing sort of happened because of a gift certificate I recieved for the holidays for a place called the Cascade Lounge. You'll find their website on the net (www.cascadelodege.com) and the menu looks really interesting and really tasty. The problem is that it's really far. In a town called Kintnersville that is further than Doylestown I think. I wanted to go but am not interested in hauling butt all the way out there. Entertained the idea of getting a room at a nearby B&B but would rather spend the money in Philly. We like to have martinis before dinner and sometimes two bottles of wine with dinner. Don't even want to deal with the 10 minute drive back to the B&B from this restaurant. The certificate is for $100. I will sell it to one of you C. Hounds for $90. Any takers before I try Ebay?
Sorry to be so longwinded. Please help me!