The Scent of Basil on South Street

giant basil plant at L2

Notes:     If any restaurant ever wanted to get my attention, all it would need to do is just put a big pot of basil out in front. I was walking past L2 on South Street recently, and stopped in my tracks – is that basil? And possibly a little rosemary too? And… are they offering it to me? Well, I decided that the mere fact that they had put a giant basil plant out in front was not exactly license to take some, even though I had already half rationalized to myself that I would be helping to prune the plant. Fortunately for L2, I was on my way to dinner elsewhere so my pruning fingers did not accost their plant.

But I have to say that I was intrigued by their exterior decor enough to check out their menu, and it looks quite good. I think I would start with the Pan Seared Sea Scallops appetizer. Maybe also split the Fried Tomatoes with whoever I was with. And then I would go for the Chilean Sea Bass entree.

Now that I’m all decided, I think I might need to go there sometime. Anyone actually go there in real life instead of just sitting at home imagining it?

Location:     L2 Restaurant and Bar, 2201 South Street
Camera:     Canon EOS 350D Digital Rebel XT, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
EXIF:     Aperture Priority, Pattern Metering, EV 0, 1/200 sec, F/5.6, ISO-100, 55 mm (88 mm equivalent)

Please add your Philadelphia photos to the Metroblogging Philadelphia Flickr group. Readers’ photos will be featured here on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

2 Comments so far

  1. Marisa (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 11:29 am

    What a gorgeous picture! I’ve never been to the restaurant, but I’ve walked by many a time. Sounds yummy!

  2. Jennifer (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 3:46 pm

    I’ve been there. They have a nice bar with live jazz some nights and the dining room is cozy and romantic. Food was great. I had the fresh halibut and a yummy salad with goat cheese. I would highly recommend it. Great date place. Sort of expensive though.

Terms of use | Privacy Policy | Content: Creative Commons | Site and Design © 2009 | Metroblogging ® and Metblogs ® are registered trademarks of Bode Media, Inc.