Well, today is the 199th birthday of Charles Dickens, and probably more relevant to my life, exactly one week since my 26th! It's been a fun week of celebrating, for both me and Charlie (Evan and I went to a dramatic reading of some of his works yesterday near his statue at Clark Park, complete with a birthday cake and singing. It was quite the experience). My birthday festivities were aptly surrounded with food -my friends obviously know me well- and I thought I'd share some pictures! It started out with a trip to Terrain and lunch at Styers! The food was ah-may-zing and I could have easily spent my year's salary in the shop.
|Short rib sandy with fingerlings|
|Scallops with raisin sauce and bulger wheat|
The next night, my roommates made me dinner, and this decadent chocolate ganache layered cake. Which I then ate multiple times a day for the rest of the week.
And to top off the birthday celebrations, I got to cheer on the 76ers with my family. The computers shut down before the start of the game, and so they actually hand wrote our tickets. Stay classy, Philly.