Forget classified personals, speed dating, or other Pennsylvania dating sites or chat rooms, you've found the best!Latest activity in Pennsylvania Chat: Illinois to be DISOLVED as a state.ever mind that grazing at the Reading Terminal Market is the equivalent of shad swimming upstream.The Philadelphia tourist attraction, an expanse of 80 or so vendors below a former train shed, is where Rick Nichols says we should meet for lunch, and if the city’s unofficial food ambassador says to eat it, you’d best bite. Most people are nice and are there to talk to when you need the help. =DThis site is the one chat room I come to when stressed.Easy to spot in the mass of shoppers and noshers with his tuft of white hair, quick smile and eyes often set at amazed, Nichols has agreed to give me a curated tour of one of the best-known food halls in the country.Our rendezvous location: the Rick Nichols Room, an event space in the rear of the market that was named in honor of the longtime Philadelphia Inquirer columnist after his retirement.
There’s ice cream, too, from Bassetts, the nation’s oldest ice cream company, where the many flavors (Guatemalan Ripple, Raspberry Truffle) are matched by flavored sugar or cake cones that will be rolled in crushed peanuts or sprinkles by request.
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But first, my host wants to make sure the British strangers he befriended on the train from the near suburbs find their way to the market’s best attributes. Within minutes of his good deed, Nichols and I are darting in and out of the aisles, “cracking open the door to see what’s in Philadelphia’s pantry,” as he puts it.
Here we are, chatting up Ezekial Ferguson, the amiable cheesemonger behind the counter of Valley Shepherd Creamery, which offers classes in pulling mozzarella, one of the two cheeses produced on-site, and makes feta and halloumi for Zahav, the esteemed modern Israeli restaurant.