But I digress. On to the food! We went to Gullifty's, a place that has decent beer, pretty good food, and is relatively casual. Gullifty's has been around for awhile - I remember going there in second grade, and that was about 20 years ago. Their menu has a ton of options from apps to salads to burgers to grinders (hot hoagies, again for those of you not from the Philadelphia area) to handspun pizzas to full sized entrees to sandwiches. There really is something for everyone, at a fairly reasonable price. Clearly it was the perfect spot for my mom to take her two fabulous daughters whom she rarely sees because they live too far away. Of course, she does always have the option to visit...
We started with a couple of appetizers - my sister got a Caesar salad and I ordered the goat cheese bruschetta. C thought the salad needed more croutons, but it tasted pretty good. It seemed to be exactly what she wanted. I was really excited to try the bruschetta after reading the description: garlic bread topped with a roasted red pepper & goat cheese spread and chopped tomatoes and onions with a balsamic reduction. It was good, but not as good as I had expected. Probably because I hyped it up too much in my head. It was a ton of food though. The bread was crispy around the edges, but got a little soggy after being bogged down with the toppings. Still good flavors, but I might try something else next time.
|Caesar salad. Just what you would expect.|
|Bruschetta. Lots of tomatoes, not as much spread as I would have liked.|
My sister, the dessert queen (seriously...she actually went to school to be a pastry chef), ordered what I think was chocolate chip cheesecake to cap off dinner. I was so full from my fajitas that I only managed a bite or two, but wow. It was creamy and chocolate-y and delicious. The whipped cream and additional chocolate chips on top were a pretty nice touch too.
|Look at that huge layer of whipped cream!|