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Old 12-03-2009, 02:13 PM
 
Location: New Forest, UK
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Makes sense. Getting lost and wandering into an 'iffy' part of town at night isn't a good move either.
It's happened to me before in London and was only funny once I was home safe for a few days and the adrenaline had worn off.
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:27 PM
 
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If heading to Harrisburg .. Herrs Potato chip tour (crisps)
Lancaster County is on the way and worth looking into, should time allow.
Ask your friends ..

Well ... today I am on the west coast and heading to a late lunch as you think about .. sleep ...
Good night !
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:47 PM
 
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Do NOT go to Pats or Genos!
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: New Forest, UK
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Why not?
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Old 12-03-2009, 04:35 PM
 
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Osteria by Marc Vetri (already mentioned, but MUST be seconded). The housemade cotechino sausage on polenta with a fried egg is to die for. And the chickenliver and sage pasta is amazing. I have never been there, but his more upscale restaurant, Vetri's, is supposed to be quite wonderful.
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Why not?
They're tourist traps that serve lousy food.
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:05 PM
 
Location: New Forest, UK
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Misueno, thanks for that. Sounds like good nosh!
Maf763, so where's the good cheesesteak then?
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Frankly, you can get a good cheesesteak at most local pizza joints. It's not exactly a high-skill dish.
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:53 PM
 
Location: New Forest, UK
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Noted. Thank you. I suspected not, but I want to try a good one, as I'm told they're delish; even though the photos I have seen don't exactly get my appetite raging....
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Keep in mind that winters are usually cold and dreary around here and that most people will be cooped up indoors. This is a very vibrant city when the weather cooperates.


If you are driving from NY to Philly and want a more scenic drive you might consider NOT taking I-95 which is a straight (but boring) highway to Philly.Weather permitting Instead take I-80 west through New Jersey and 476 South to Philly. This will take you thru the Pocono Mts Scranton Wilkes-barre and the Lehigh Valley, its not the Alps or Rockies by any means but its a much more scenic/pleasant drive than New Jersey.

If you have the time and are looking to see more than Philly I'd recommend nearby:
Valley Forge National Historic Park( thee auto tour is an awesome place for a nice cruise)
King of Prussia Mall(largest "shopping" mall in the US---Tax free shopping on clothes+shoes)
Chestnut Hill- Nice quaint section of NW Philadelphia.

You can hit all 3 of those spots within an hour or two, Valley Forge and King of Prussia abut one another.

Good luck.


Genos+Pats- South Philadelphia



Valley Forge PA 15 miles west of Center City Philadelphia




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