The Wonder Of Sidewalk Cafes

Rick Nichols paints the serene but bustling picture of 20th Street off of Rittenhouse Square with its wonderful sidewalk cafes and restaurants.

The urban enclave is just a block off Rittenhouse Square, around the corner from the Ethical Society draped with a “Stop Torture” banner. And if it is not subdued exactly, it exudes a soothing mellowness; the sidewalk diners aren’t here to jockey for a prime seat – a blood sport at the new bistro Parc on the glittering edge of the park – so much as, well, to have a social drink or light supper.

On the Side: Back on the sidewalks, sipping, supping, civility [Philadelphia Inquirer]