Not A Mini Red Bull

Here’s to a great day.  Have you had your coffee or Red Bull yet?  Hope your not sitting in traffic this fine morning!  What gets you started in each day?

Mini Cooper

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Dinner in Philly – El Vez

We had a nice dinner with friends this weekend in Philadelphia.  We went to a place called El Vez which is popular for Mexican dishes.

El Vez El Vez Sign

El Vez Bike too

We had a delicious “BAZOOKA” LIMON guacamole as an appetizer.  It is made with goat cheese, pistachio, chile flake and roasted tomato.

El Vez Guac

We tried the pulled pork tacos with slow roasted pork, avocado salsa and smoked jalapeno vinaigrette and sea bass tacos made with sweet potato puree, grilled scallions and fried jalapeno.  Delicious!

El Vez Tacos

For dessert we enjoyed the El Vez flourless chocolate cake, peanut custard with caramelized bananas, chocolate sauce, peanut butter ice cream.  Also, the tres leches cake and orange flan.

El Vez Deserts

Also pictured are shots of Philadelphia City Hall and a local landmark known as The Union League which was established in 1862.  The “League” was founded to suppress the rebellion of the American Civil War and to preserve the Union.

Philadelphia City Hall

Union League

The best scallops I ever tasted!

I don’t golf but if you do,and your ever in the area, be sure to check out the Crystal Spring Resort in Sussex County, NJ.  We stayed there over a weekend and had a very relaxing time.  The views were amazing!  The food was great!

This resort is were I went and then posted about my encounter with the bears.  So great hiking in the area as well.  The bears were not near this part of the resort!  It is near the Appalachian Trail.

Below are some pictures from the Bistro.  I had the steak and my wife had the seafood over risotto. (I can do without the foam)  The complimentary lobster with black pasta was a nice touch.  My wife never had scallops before.  I tasted them and I told her that after she eats these, she should never eats scallops again.  Others will never live up to her expectations after this meal!

From the website:

Crystal Springs Resort is a spectacular NJ vacation destination, acclaimed as the New York Metro area’s most unique four-season resort. Located in the rolling farmland of the Garden State’s picturesque northwest, our world-class NJ resort is just an hour from New York City.

What’s your poison?

Don’t you love traveling and finding a new favorite beverage?  Or do you stick with your old stand by?  I like to change it up a bit, so I will usually ask what the locals drink.  Then, if it doesn’t sound good, I stick with a beer or a vodka drink.

So, what’s your poison or your plan when you travel?