Monday, April 4, 2011

Reading Terminal Market


I mentioned in my last post that we had beautiful weather over the weekend.  Our family took advantage of it by taking a trip into the city.

Do you ever watch this guy?


He's on the Travel Channel and a while back he visited Philadelphia.  On that show he went to the Reading Terminal Market and ate a world-famous broccoli-rabe pulled pork sandwich from DiNic's.  Ever since that show I've been dying to go there and get one of those sandwiches.

RTM is a food-lover's paradise.  Besides being a marketplace for fresh produce and flowers, it's open-air concept and clean surroundings make it a mecca for lovers of all different kinds of fare.  Here's a peek inside.








Who you callin' crabby???



Of course you can't visit Philadelphia without seeing one of these.


But it wasn't a cheesesteak I was after.


The line for my sandwich wrapped around the entire restaurant.  I was at least 50th in line and my wait was over an hour.  But trust me, it was worth it for this mouth-wateringly delicious piece of pork heaven.
In fact, the man in front of me (we became friends after waiting in line) came all the way from New York just for this sandwich.  

You don't think we left without getting dessert do you?
This is the famous Termini Bros. bakery.  We took home some mini-cakes and cookies.


Chocolate anyone??


Not in the mood for food?




All-in-all I'd say it was a great day for the whole family.  AND, it was Cole's first outing!  Here he is with Daddy and big sister Amy.


Well, I hope you enjoyed your tour of the Reading Terminal Market in the City of Brotherly Love.
Have a wonderful week!!

xoxo,
Kim

22 comments:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

How much fun! I could spend hours there!!! :D

Scarlett Fontaine said...

wow looks incredible! Scarlett x

Traci said...

We watch Man vs. Food all the time! That place looks like sooo much fun! The bakery looks divine!

Aimee said...

Wow! Thats so awesome. I am such a foodie and I LOVE LOVE Man vs. Food.

I am so jealous that you got to eat somewhere so awesome. I am always trying to find great food finds.

Looks like an awwesome weekend

Aimee said...

Wow! Thats so awesome. I am such a foodie and I LOVE LOVE Man vs. Food.

I am so jealous that you got to eat somewhere so awesome. I am always trying to find great food finds.

Looks like an awwesome weekend

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

Good trip good food you couldn't ask for more...lots of people think the same your pictures are prove of that. Trish

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like a fun place to shop. The food looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

This may be a dup. comment. computer doing strange things. Just wanted to say looks like a fun place to shop and the foods looks yummy. Thanks for sharing you trip with us.

Kimberly said...

never heard of this place, Kim. Thanks for sharing it.

Paula said...

It looks like a great place to spend a day. I'd like to try a sandwich that you were willing to wait and hour to get while tending to a baby. That must have been some kind of good!

Donnie said...

I lived outside of Philly for 5 years and got married in Bristol, Pa but never went there. Boy, was I sheltered...lol...That looks like a wonderful place.

Mariliz said...

I love Reading Market terminal. My friend and I were just talking about it today.

Pat said...

This looks like a place J and I would enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by the Back Porch, Kim.

Nancy H. said...

I went there this summer for the first time ever and loved it! So many food choices! We had an excellent time just hanging out at Reading Terminal...

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

I love Adam! I can never believe how much food that man can consume. And that place looks fantastic! One thing: How dare you NOT take a photo of the sandwich you waited an hour for!!!! I would have wanted to see it to drool over it. And did I spy Baby Bliss with Daddy Bliss in that last photo? If so, he is getting big! (Baby Bliss, NOT Daddy Bliss. LOL!)
Best,
Gloria

Wendy said...

One of our favorite places to visit and brings back fond memories of visiting Tony's Gram's house in the city!
Looks like a great day :)
Wendy

Linda said...

Wow, does this ever look like a fun day! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Tiff said...

Oh WoW! That market looks so amazing I would LOVE to go there! X

Brandi said...

Love RTM! Last summer when I was home it was of the first places I visited!

Lois@frugaldecormom said...

My hubby's going to Philly at the end of this month on business--I'll have to tell him to go there as we are total foodies and love trying new things! I'll be jealous if he actually gets a chance to go!

Kim said...

AHHHH, I miss cheese steaks! I live in Denver now,but grew up in Allentown and miss traveling down to philly for the authentic sandwiches...and the art museum. They are a tie for my fave things about Philadelphia!

Kim
www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

Sue said...

Kim- Oh I know what it is to wait in line! I spent 4 hours waiting to get my book signed by the Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. I wouldn't have wanted to wait that long for food, though. An hour would have been plenty. Wait a minute- I just realized that we waited for a dinner table for three hours on Mon. when we were at the furniture market this week. We waited at the bar, though... LOL
Thanks for taking us on this tour with you and for signing up to follow Sullivan and Murphy! ~ Sue