Adventures in Eating & Cooking
I took my lovely lady Jan-Jan on a mock date to Landmark Americana (right on the first floor of Drexel’s gym, 34th & Market) and we had a marvelous time. Stress had messed up her appetite over the past week, but the good food at Landmark got her eating again, which was definitely a plus!
Jan-Jan loves the Buffalo Chicken Tenders here, so I treated her to a some of that. I also had a bite of it, and found the spicy, vinegary buffalo sauce quite formidable. I probably would have preferred wings though, since I think the bone would help the flavor soak in more. It came with a side of celery and blue cheese dip, a nice complementary sauce.
The Seafood Bisque was blissfully creamy, warm, and savory with little bits of crab meat floating around. It shared many qualities with clam chowder, but had a more seafoody and less heavy feeling. The cup size was Goldilocks perfect, since it was large enough to satiate, but not too large to induce seasickness.
But I must say the most epic part of our meal was the dessert: the Americana Sundae. It was soo GINORMOUS that we called Jeu over for an extra stomach. The sundae is meant for 2-4 people, though I think 5-6 would be a more accurate estimation. It came in a huge martini glass topped with loads of whipped cream, chocolate syrup, caramel syrup, and fake cherries (which I find yucky, but Jeu likes them). The ice cream flavors were awesome: French vanilla, butterscotch, and CINNAMON! The best flavor was definitely cinnamon, since it has such a memorable and unique taste.
And we obliterated that sundae! At first our waitress seemed doubtful that we would be able to finish, but we gave her a shock when we left that martini glass dry. It was a great stress-relieving treat! I’d love to go back to Landmark sometime just for ice cream, hehe.