This has been another crazy week and I have lots of fun announcements coming up! There is lots (and lots!) to celebrate, so in honor of my big news and Mere’s new job, we went out to celebrate in Center City Philadelphia!
We decided to first hit up Marmont on Market Street for a drink and a bite. This was my first time here so I was excited to try it out!
I love being able to sit outside and enjoy a nice cold beer on a hot summer day! Nothing better!
I tried the local Walt Wit beer. It was delightful.
Mere enjoyed a cocktail too.
We also split some shoestring fries, which were delish!
I also enjoyed the Marmont Salad – which featured mixed greens, red delicious apples, toasted almonds, smoked Gruyere and honey poppy seed dressing. It was incredible.
Mere had the Ahi tuna salad.
After our little mini meal we headed over to enjoy the afternoon at the Continental Martini Bar on Market Street. This restaurant/bar is a staple to Philadelphia. There are two locations and the place is always packed with tons of people. It is known for fun food and amazing cocktails! It’s also got great atmosphere too!
I love the olive bar stools!
After making some big decisions regarding the drink menu, I decided to order my very first martini.
I have always been scared of ordering a martini before, I sort of thought they were too cool (and too strong!) for me. I ordered this bad boy dirty. It’s not so scary looking is it?
I felt so Sex & The City with my first martini!
Mere got one too!
After a while, Kevin (Mere’s hubby) joined us for drinks!
Aren’t they such a cute couple? Love them!
Then we got a few more appetizers for the table – Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps: bibb lettuce and spicy peanut dipping sauce
And the Cheesesteak Eggroll: crispy onions and sriracha ketchup. I had a few bites of each. They were yummy!
It was a lovely way to spend an afternoon celebrating lots of good news with friends!
Back to the martini – I really enjoyed it! It is a very different taste and I believe it can take some getting used to, but I really enjoyed it. It was strong, but good!
Do you like Martini’s?