Lo Spiedo, Philadelphia

At the gate of the former Philadelphia Navy Yard, you’ll find Lo Spiedo, a restaurant that has repurposed one of the buildings.

Exterior of Lo Spiedo restaurant at the gate to the former Philadelphia Navy Yard.

Exterior of Lo Spiedo restaurant at the gate to the former Philadelphia Navy Yard.

You’ll find seating outside and inside on two levels. Here’s a look at the upstairs.

Upstairs at Lo Spiedo, Philadelphia.

Upstairs at Lo Spiedo, Philadelphia.

And here’s a look at one of the menu.

Menu at Lo Spiedo, Philadelphia.

Menu at Lo Spiedo, Philadelphia.

So let’s get a look at the food, the whole meal in a single shot, which was for two people.

Lunch for two at Lo Spiedo, Philadelphia.

Lunch for two at Lo Spiedo, Philadelphia.

That was the full brisket order, fries, tangy popcorn, squid, and beer. Phew! Lots to eat. Both the brisket and the squid were delicious and cooked perfectly. There’s a lot to eat with that amount of brisket. I’d probably go with the sandwich option next time. Prices here are steep, but the quality backs them up. Lots of on-site parking. Enjoy every meal.

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Cheeseburger!

Sometimes you crave those comfort foods that really hit the spot. For me, it too often is the cheeseburger, as you see in this glorious example:

Cheeseburger as enjoyed at The Classic Diner, Malvern, PA, USA.

Cheeseburger as enjoyed at The Classic Diner, Malvern, PA, USA.

And check out those onion rings, perfectly battered and fried. Wow. All this, and more, enjoyed with ice-cold Coca-Cola at The Classic Diner, Malvern, PA, USA>

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Restaurante Corrillo, Salamanca, Spain (2014)

Restaurante Corrillo is located around the corner from many of the major attractions in the heart of old Salamanca. Here you can have a tasty lunch, a decent bottle of wine, and enjoy the local scene.

Restaurante Corillo, Salamanca, Spain.

Restaurante Corrillo, Salamanca, Spain.

We went with choices from the menu of the day, starting with a shrimp cocktail:

Shrimp cocktail at Restaurante Corillo, Salamanca, Spain.

Shrimp cocktail at Restaurante Corrillo, Salamanca, Spain.

And squid in ink that you see next:

Squid in ink at Restaurante Corillo, Salamanca, Spain.

Squid in ink at Restaurante Corrillo, Salamanca, Spain.

Our main course was chicken in an apple reduction that was quite tasty:

Chicken with apple glaze at Restaurante Corillo, Salamanca, Spain.

Chicken with apple glaze at Restaurante Corrillo, Salamanca, Spain.

Of course there was a bottle of wine to enjoy, another delicious albariƱo:

Wine at Restaurante Corillo, Salamanca, Spain.

Wine at Restaurante Corrillo, Salamanca, Spain.

And don’t forget dessert!

Dessert at Restaurante Corillo, Salamanca, Spain.

Dessert at Restaurante Corrillo, Salamanca, Spain.

We lingered here, taking a break from walking through the heat of the day. There’s plenty to see and do in Salamanca, including a spectacular basilica. More on that soon.

The Continental, Philadelphia

Enjoyed a tasty business lunch at The Continental in Philadelphia. The restaurant is on the corner of 2nd and Market Streets, in the vicinity of several people with whom a do a lot business. So, it is a logical location. We were in a bit of hurry but hungry. Sat down at 1PM and by 1:15 we were eating. Service here is on top of everything. A couple of cups of minestrone (the soup of the day) and a grilled chicken melt with salad you see here:

Grilled Chicken Melt with Salad at The Continental, Philadelphia.

Grilled Chicken Melt with Salad at The Continental, Philadelphia.

Also a club sandwich that you see next:

Turkey Club at The Continental, Philadelphia.

Turkey Club at The Continental, Philadelphia.

Decent atmosphere here, especially if you get a booth by the windows from which you can watch the action in the street. Pay attention to business, but enjoy the meal. You can do both at The Continental, which is why I stop in here on a regular basis.

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