March 1, 2010

Preview of our Philadelphia Trip and GIVEAWAY WINNER!

Though snow canceled all flights and bus routes to Philadelphia from NYC on Friday, we managed to overcome Mother Nature and successfully made it to the City of Brotherly Love.

For the next few days, we will be sharing our weekend getaway with you.

(And since the ride back to the city gave us ample time to list and count the 300+ Cast Iron Skillet contest entries, we can reveal the winner at the end of this post!)

We stayed in Olde City and enjoyed a fair bit of historic Americana.
But it was the food that excited us:  from high-end dining at Iron Chef Jose Garces' Amada to delicious cheap eats at the Reading Terminal Market (DiNic's pork sandwiches pictured above), we filled our bellies with everything but cheesesteaks. 

(Though we enjoyed Pat's cheesesteaks the last time we were in town, we were in search of new eats).  Stay tuned for more on our Philly culinary adventure!
And now for the GIVEAWAY WINNER!  Thanks again to CSN stores for sponsoring this giveaway!  With low prices, fast shipping, and tons of products (including mailboxes!), CSN stores has something for everyone.

After listing all valid entries on a spreadsheet and assigning a number to each one, we used to choose the winner.  The winner is Dawns41 who said:  "I would make a carmelized apple cake and cornbread". 

Thank you to all of you who entered this contest and congratulations to Dawns41!  We will email you for your contact information.  For those interested in purchasing this cast iron skillet, it is currently on sale for $24.95 (with free shipping!). 


  1. Oooh - can't wait to read about the rest of your Philly adventures - I am heading there for nearly 10 days for two back to back conferences in June/July! Once again, I will be consulting HLFD for my resto recommendations!

  2. Love the Philly photos, brings back fond memories!

  3. @Mardi - Thanks so much! We should publish a travel guide! =)
    @RedKathy - Thanks! Many more pics to come!!


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