Fun in Manayunk

I spent Sunday at the Manauynk Arts Festival. I go every year, and it’s really fun. It’s big, it runs for quite a long stretch of main street, and there are many actually talented artists. Much of it’s ridiculous and expensive and unattainable for us regular folk, but there are many things that are affordable. I picked up a few necklaces this year, and even my frugalness wasn’t too upset by it.

There’s not much food actually at the festival. There’s some juice and water booths, a smoothie place, some chinese, some burgers, and some of the local restaurants set up something right outside their places. There are plenty of restaurant on main street that have outdoor dining though. We ended up browsing for much longer than planned, and a smoothie and a giant water ice just didn’t do it for us. We stopped at the Couch Tomato Cafe, an adorable pizza / salad joint just off of main street on Rector. They have all kinds of crazy pizzas, as well as regular ones, with a thin crust. I had a slice of bbq chicken, and it was damn good. They also have lots of specialty salads. On a previous visit I had a Strawberry Fields Forever salad, and it was basically candied lettuce in a bowl. So damn tasty. The service is a little spotty. They forgot about our slices being in the oven, so they got overcooked a bit, so the dough ended up a bit more crunchy than I would have liked, but it still tasted good. They are expanding though, and will have a new second floor full of dining. As of now, there is limited dining on the first floor and a few tables outside.

Walking back to Roxborough, we passed a mini park with a playground that had this cool soft pretzel sculpture. Now this is art I can get into. Is there other food related art in Philadelphia? If so, I want to capture them all for this here blog!

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