Happy Halloween! What a fun and appropriate day to share this post. Last weekend, I went to Philadelphia because there was a Harry Potter festival. Apparently it's an annual thing now and it was awesome.
I'm a major Harry Potter fan. The books became super popular when I was in junior high; basically, I began reading them when I was eleven, which was how old HP was in The Sorceror's Stone so I feel like we're peers. I have the e-books on my phone, I have the hard copies on display in the living room, and I love the movie marathons on television. And of course, I'm a member of Pottermore (I recently found out my patronus is a Siberian cat).
I took the sorting quiz on Pottermore years ago and found out that I'm a Slytherin. I didn't want to go all out with a costume (that's just not my style) so for this trip, I just threw on my favorite 'Slytherin Seeker' tee.
Chicko Tako, which was great, Korean-inspired comfort food for a drizzly afternoon.
Terakawa Ramen, where there was a bit of a wait, but it was totally worth it.
apple crisp pie. The butterbeer cocktails were great (made with butterscotch schnapps and whipped cream vodka) and the pie was pretty good too. It was a great dessert.
The next morning, we got up bright and early to make liege waffles. They were chewy with a crisp exterior and the bits of crunchy sugar were so good.
Fogo de Chao for lunch
uwishunu is a great resource) and there's so much delicious food and it's an easily walkable city.