(can you tell I am trying to catch up?) Also ate at Pietro's in Center City one night this week when it was really nice outside. Been there a bunch of times before... a little pricey for what you get, but good food and convenient for eating outside if you can get a table. Love to people watch from their 17th and Walnut location. Never ate at the one on South Street but it looks nice too.
Weirdest thing though was our neighboring table. Bradd and I sat down, ordered fairly easily and starting having a reasonably intelligent conversation about the state of the investment market, private equity, and other financial topics that we deal with at work all day. But it was seriously impossible to ignore the couple next to us.
Maybe in their 40s... I assume they were married, but they instantly got in some fight over what food to order (she clearly only wanted spaghetti and meatballs and he thought that was stupid idea) and then proceeded to not say a single word to each other the rest of dinner. I heard something muttered about being rude and that was it. Once they finished eating their spaghetti and meatballs, and giant salad, and left... Bradd and I agreed that we were wondering the whole time if they were listening to our conversation while refusing to talk to each other... a definite shame.... at least they probably know more about private equity now than before.