Coffee and Biscotti before everything.

coffee and biscotti

A great cup of Java and a so so biscotti.

But the start to a ter­rif­ic day. This was at Read­ing Ter­mi­nal Mar­ket in Philadel­phia. A great place for locals and tourists. I got there ear­ly and it was busy with stand work­ers stock­ing and get­ting ready for the day. Always a pleas­ant time for sketch­ing, think­ing, and tak­ing photos.

Sriracha Skewers please.

another butcher at Reading Terminal.

Yes. A trip to the Read­ing Ter­mi­nal Mar­ket and the butch­er. Lots of won­der­ful things. But Sriracha Skew­ers? Every­thing about that is awe­some. Whats the worse part about mak­ing skew­ers for oven or BBQ? The cut­ting bits of meat and putting it on skew­ers of course. Here it is ready to cook with one of my favorite hot sauces. Could­n’t resist.

Win­ner!

Oh and the lamb skew­ers were pret­ty awe­some too.

No Amish today.

empty stools at reading terminal market

Yes­ter­day as always we got to the mar­ket before it began to fill with tourists. We try to have all our shop­ping done and have a cof­fee and tea before the lunch rush and crunch begins. Even in sum­mer it can be impos­si­ble to find a chair. This vis­it we came when the Amish weren’t there. It’s a strange expe­ri­ence when their stalls are emp­ty, they occu­py such a large por­tion of the market.

I wan­dered past the emp­ty spaces. This pho­to is the Dutch Eat­ing Place where cus­tomers wait three deep for a stool to open up.