Brunch in Philly: Top of the Tower’s new Sunday Sky Brunch in Pictures

Last week I headed over to the Top of the Tower’s new SkyBrunch (1717 Arch St), which is every Sunday on the 50th Floor of the event space. I think you already know it’s one of my favorite event spaces in the City, because besides the great service it has amazing views of the City even on rainy cloudy days.

 Chef Matt Lane’s stations include the Panorama (breakfast pastries,
fruit; Metropolitan Bakery granola, yogurt parfaits); The Sunny Side
(made-to-order omelets, home fries, pecan-smoked bacon, homemade pork
and turkey sausage, chive and crème fraîche scrambled eggs); The Outlook
(fried chicken, pecan waffles, crème brûlée French toast); The Sea
Scape (oyster and crab claw shooters, smoked salmon, and Zento sushi).
 There were at least 4 food stations
 Plenty of tables
 I got there a little late
 as the brunch runs 10AM to 2PM
 Parking is $10 in the garage below the building, enter on Cherry Street.
 But there was plenty of food left and it was fresh
 The cost of $50 per person ($25 for kids 12 and under; free for kids 5 and younger) covers all of this plus a brunch cocktail.
I went with my friend Alex Holley. The meal and company was terrific. It was a great place to give Alex an ariel view of Philly and show her all the neighborhoods from this vantage point.
Thanks to Top of the Tower for these photos, cause I was too busy eating to take any. I’ll be back.

Stolen Souls: Or My Day Photographing Things in Lancaster County

The Tim’s, Mike and I headed out to Lancaster
on a Sunday
to see the beauty of the countryside
and we weren’t disappointed
I love shooting the Amish in the most polite way possible. I think my fascination with them is the simple way of life I sometimes wish I could live, but I would be bored to death. Who am I kidding.
They’re friendly and always give a wave, mostly to each other but this kid waved to me. A few minutes after this the guy behind me tried to pass us both nearly running the buggy off the road. So seriously people don’t visit or move to Lancaster County if you don’t have patience. It was a NJ license plate and I wanted to throttle him.
Instead I continued my way to Starsburg to ride the rails. I HIGHLY recommend doing this. So much fun riding a train through the farm fields.
You might even get a chance to have Thomas the Train be your engineer.
The Tims. They just celebrated 7 years.
I love flags. Although this one shouldn’t be touching the ground.
So cool I caught the Amish kids in a swimming hole. I didn’t have my long lens, but their black pants and white shirts were all piled on the side. Until next time.