Date Night in Philadelphia: Drinks at 1 Tippling Place + Dinner at Veda Modern Indian

This weekend we were able to sneak away after the kids went to sleep for a few hours of uninterrupted adult time in the form of a date night in the city!

I haven’t talked about it much on the blog yet, but we are in the early stages of house hunting and hope to move sometime this Spring/Summer before Brooks starts Kindergarten in the Fall.

So along with everything else going on, I’ve starting the process of organizing, purging and figuring out how we are going to set up our house to get it ready to sell. I’m getting my #KonMarie on all over the place, and it’s an amazing way to start out the new year!

Because we are preparing ourselves for the move, we are trying to soak up the city as much as we can the next few months – which calls for extra Date Nights, and I’m not mad about it. We aren’t planning on moving too far from the city, but going out to dinner here will never be as easy as it is right now, so we are planning to take full advantage and hit up all our favorite spots.

This Saturday night we hit up an old favorite + a new favorite during our time out and about in the city.

First up, 1 Tippling Place.

This is an awesome little spot we stumbled upon years ago. It has no signage out front, so you only go if you know – or if you know someone who knows!

It’s a cocktail bar that serves specialty drinks and the room is filled with couches and art. It’s a really cool little spot to sit and chill – and the drinks are always on point. This time I tried the Penicillin – Scotch, Lemon, Honey, Ginger – it was amazing!

After finishing our drinks, we made our way one block over to Veda. We wanted to try something new for our dinner plans and decided to go for Indian food! I asked a few friends for recommendations and their suggestions along with good ol’ Yelp, and reservations were made. I’m so happy we tried something new, because this place was delicious!

Another cool spot with an awesome vibe.

We started off with drinks and I got the Old Fashioned Gabbar – it was DELICIOUS! And how sweet is this little orange peel on the side of the glass with a mini wooden clothes pin?! I’ve never seen anything like it, it was tasty and adorable.

For appetizers we started out with the Chicken Murmuri Rolls : Shredded Spiced Chicken / Roasted Peppers / Kasoori Methi / Garam Masala – it was DELICIOUS!

We also got the Tandoori Chicken, which was also incredible.

Because we had a lot of chicken for our appetizers, I went a little on the lighter side for my main course. First was the Lassoni Gobi :
Tangy Cauliflower / Garlic / Cilantro / Ginger / Tomato Sauce – this was INCREDIBLE. A little on the heavy side but the flavors were so good!

And because it was freezing and snowy out, I wanted to warm up a little with the Spicy Corn Soup – Roasted Sweet Corn / Fresh Cilantro / Pepper. It was so good, just like the rest of the meal.

Charles got the Lamb Roganjosh – Boneless Lamb / Shallots / Kashmiri Red Chili / Garam- Masala / Black Cardamoms. It’s his go-to Indian food favorite and he said it didn’t disappoint!

It was a tasty + fun night out in the city, made even more magical to finishing our meal and coming outside to a snow covered Philly!

We’ve got a few more date nights lined up in the next coming weeks and I’d love to hear from you – where should we go next? What are some of your favorite restaurants in Philadelphia! Tell us where to go!

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  • Reply Colleen Wood January 14, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Have you been to Green Soul yet? It’s right in the Fairmount/ Spring garden area. It’s our new favorite! Also, Bufad – BYO + pizza!

  • Reply Patty January 15, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Looks like an amazing date night!

  • Reply Caitlin January 28, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Are you moving out because you aren’t happy with the K options in the neighborhood? We are currently doing the open house/tour circuit, but would be 2020 start for K

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