Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 2018

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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148 Landscape Architect and Specifier News at 8 p.m. or 10 p.m. on Friday or Saturday to hear saxophonist Eric Alexander with the Larry McKenna / John Swana Quintet, while sampling reasonably priced cuisine. To buy tickets to see Eric Alexander and to check out the menu, visit www.chrisjazzcafe.com. Getting Outside Philadelphia is home to several parks, such as the often- photographed JFK Plaza (also known as LOVE Park), Franklin Square and Independence Mall. The Mall is located in the middle of several historic sites, allowing people to relax in a green space in between visiting museums and engaging in other activities. If you are looking for some hiking destinations, there are several just a short car ride outside of the city. Valley Forge National Historical Park boasts beautiful views and historic structures dating back to the Revolution. It can be found only an hour outside Philadelphia. Find out more at www.nps.gov/vafo. Ridley Creek State Park, another National Historic Landmark, includes over 2,500 acres of trails and is also only an hour away. Learn about the park at https://tinyurl.com/ydyvg7u9. Even closer (by 30 minutes) is John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum. You can traverse 10 miles of flat trails, and you may potentially see some animal life while you are there. The diverse habitats located in the area support a variety of wildlife, including more than 300 species of birds, as well as many mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles and insects. www.fws.gov/refuge/john_heinz Food and Drink If you have never eaten a Philly cheesesteak IN Philly, you should probably try one on this trip. Head to Geno's Steaks or Pat's King of Steaks, both located on 9th Street. They serve the hungry public 24 hours a day, so stop by whenever you want for a bite of the sandwich that was made famous in the city by Italian immigrants. In fact, rumor has it that the original "Pat" of Pat's King of Steaks was the first to produce the Philly delicacy. Regardless of its origins, if you want to sink your teeth into the Right: In South Philadelphia, Pat's King of Steaks has been serving up its famous Philly cheesesteaks to residents and visitors since 1966. Pat's and its across-the-street rival, Geno's Steaks, stay open 24/7 to serve their patrons who line up outside both establishments at all times of day and night. PHOTO: VISIT PHILADELPHIA Left: Located in the original 1885 building of Weisbrod & Hess Oriental Brewing Company in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, the 40,000-square-foot Philadelphia Brewing Company offers free tours each Saturday. PHOTO: R. KENNEDY FOR GPTMC Continued on page 150 Philadelphia Continued from page 146

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