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  1. Christine @ BookishlyB
    August 18, 2011

    I had Cuban food for the first time a few months ago from a hole in the wall on the sketchy part of the Las Vegas Strip and it was delicious! I was a little sketpical when we pulled up the painting next door said “Prostitutes are People Too.” It was awesome and I guess had a pretty high Zagat rating (not that necessarily means anything). Can’t judge a book by it’s cover, that’s for sure.
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  2. Army Amy*
    August 19, 2011

    Sounds like a great “appetizer” to the HLS weekend!*
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  3. Sana
    August 19, 2011

    Ahh, Sabrina looks super duper cute πŸ™‚
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  4. Chelsey @ Chew with Your Mouth Open
    August 19, 2011

    Looks like so much fun! I just saw a recap on Kath’s blog as well. Fun, fun, fun! I am sure HLS is going to be GREAT!
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  5. Joyce @ Jranola Joyce
    August 19, 2011

    those yucca rolls. oh man. look so amazing!!

  6. Allie
    August 19, 2011

    Wow all the food looks so good! I don’t think I’ve ever had Cuban food. Its not very popular over here in the UK!
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  7. christne
    August 19, 2011

    Chica, I read your blog all of the time and you always look pretty but girl you look exceptionally gorgeous in these pics! I love that your man was there to see you in all of your glory!

    • Heather
      August 19, 2011

      I was just about to comment the exact same thing!

  8. Sophie
    August 19, 2011

    Looks like a fab start to your weekend – have fun!
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  9. Cassie @ Back to Her Roots
    August 19, 2011

    I’ve never had Cuban food! Must try. πŸ™‚
    And you look adorable. I seriously love the controversial headband.
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  10. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance
    August 19, 2011

    WOAH! Total de ja vu! Just saw something very similar on Kath’s blog πŸ˜‰
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  11. SaraRM
    August 19, 2011

    Cute outfit, like the tank and shorts with those shoes! πŸ™‚

  12. Ashley
    August 19, 2011

    What a fun day! My boyfriend is also joining me in Philly this weekend. Isn’t it great to have their support?
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  13. Mia
    August 19, 2011

    I love Alma de Cuba, but it is ridiculously expensive. I took my husband there on his bday a few years ago and haven’t been back since.
    I highly recommend Distrito’s in University City..you would have to take a cab there, but it’s worth it – Mexican tapas, doesn’t get much better than that.
    Another really good place around your hotel is Barbuzzo (13th and Sansom)
    Right next to Barbuzzo there is a great Mexican BYOT (bring your own tequila) called Lolita’s…one of my favorite places in the city.
    There is also a really great wine bar not too far from the Mariott called Tria (at 12th and Spruce), they also have a GREAT beer selection.
    Garces Trading Company on 11th and Locust is also great…they have a wine store instead where you can buy great bottles for retail value ($10 – 20) and take them to your table…they have awesome food.
    If you want an Italian place, there is Mercato which is one of the most popular BYOBs in the city on Spruce between 12th and 13th…they don’t take reservations, but it’s totally worth the wait IMO.

    Just a few recommendations from a Philadelphian who eats out a lot πŸ™‚

  14. Hope
    August 19, 2011

    I love Stephen Starr restaurants! I’ve never been to Alma De Cuba. I’m nervous to try Cuban food but it looks delicious! So nice of Sabrina to have dessert set up for you guys! πŸ™‚
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  15. Hillary
    August 19, 2011

    What an awesome first night in Philly—and your outfit is adorable ; )
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  16. Shayla @ The Good Life
    August 19, 2011

    What a fun night! And I absolutely love your outfit, too cute and you look gorgeous πŸ™‚
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  17. mel
    August 19, 2011

    You look beautiful! have fun

  18. Cait’s Plate
    August 19, 2011

    That place is SUPER nice! Love that picture of you and Derek!

  19. Alaina
    August 19, 2011

    The cafeteria where I work serves yucca fries sometimes. They are so good!

    There’s an upscale Cuban restaurant in Boston called Noche that I’ve been dying to try out. The menu looks so good!

    Looks like a great kick off to the summit! πŸ™‚

  20. Marisa E
    August 19, 2011

    Woot Woot to the tostones with ketchup!!!! Those were a staple growing up- I’m Puerto Rican. I’ve heard so many great things about Alma de Cuba but never been…may have to hit that up when Restaurant Week arrives.

    Fake Twitter names- ha!! I saw that yesterday- gotta love the haters!

    Have fun in the city today and I will see you tonight!!!!!!!!!

  21. Baking N Books
    August 19, 2011

    This is my first time to your blog. Are you one of the “founding” HLS’s then? I had heard of a Megan before – but that the site had the name “graduate” in it? Perhaps you changed.

    Either way, looks like your having a fun time!
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  22. Victoria
    August 19, 2011

    I loved that you rocked the bow. It looked awesome. Just sayin’ πŸ˜‰
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  23. Ali @ Ali Runs
    August 19, 2011

    I love your hair and headband!! Where did you get it?
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  24. Megan
    August 19, 2011

    It looks like you had a great night and I really wish I could have made it this weekend! Although, given the choice between staying in Philadelphia or finally moving to Orlando, I’d say I made the right choice.

    Have to say that I have never been a big fan of Stephen Starr restaurants. They are always pricey and the food isn’t really worth the cost. If you have some time, check out the restaurants that are owned by the Iron Chef’s in Philadelphia. Morimoto’s flagship restaurant is not far from where you’re staying and Jose Garces has several restaurants in Philly. I visited Amada with my my cousin last year and we loved it. It would have been more fun if the people we were with weren’t such picky eaters. I’d love to go there again.

    Anyways, I hope to run into you at Lucky’s Lake some weekend and I’ll definitely be checking out some of the places that you’ve written about in this area in the future!
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  25. Gabriela D.
    August 19, 2011

    I read but never comment, so you won’t recognize my name.
    I just felt complied to comment today , you look so warm and friendly in these pictures. I really like your outfit. And you and Derek are a really cute couple!

  26. stephanie*
    August 19, 2011

    I am a newbie reader, and I just had to comment on the tostones πŸ™‚ my dads family is puerto rican, and we cannot eat those without ketchup as you said- dressed up with some lime juice, and hot sauce πŸ™‚ yumm-o!

  27. Heather
    September 15, 2011

    just a quick note: Heather’s friend, Emily, has a blog and reads HLBs – aladyinlove.com


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