The great part about living in the city is that there’s something for everything. And so for my brother’s 18th birthday, he and my parents, along with his best friend, Sam, decided to come into town for a birthday dinner. They settled on El Camino Real, a restaurant on 2nd near Girard, in the revitalized Northern Liberties section of the city. NoLibs has a lot of great restaurants, and while I don’t get much time to explore out there, it was nice to eat with the family.
My sister, Meghan, and I drove out to the restaurant, parked the car, and met the family. We were able to catch the end of the Phillies-Rockies game, a series near and dear to my heart after seeing the Rocks play so often this summer, and hear the yells from the dramatic 4th quarter of the Eagles’ season opener.
El Camino Real is a Tex-Mex restaurant, and after living in Texas for nearly a decade, our family certainly has high standards when it comes to Mexican food. I ordered the chicken tacos, which were delicious, albeit terribly spicy! Jeremy got to open his presents, as well, which included a London 2012 Team USA picture frame with five photos of us from Colorado in the each of the Olympic rings. With great weather, we were able to sit outside on the patio, and it was a lovely dinner.
Afterwards, I was able to go home and watch the Paralympics Closing Ceremony where my absolute favorite band, Coldplay, headlined, and keep an eye out for Connor, who was lucky enough to attend, keeping me updating with its awesomeness the whole time.
It was definitely great to spend the afternoon with my whole family and eat some great food in the city! Happy Birthday, Brudder!