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Old 05-31-2017, 12:05 PM
 
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If you are looking for fine dining, Zahav, Vernick, and Volver are excellent.


Some casual/high end restuarants that of notable mention are Bud & Marilyns, Barbuzzo, and Valanni.
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Old 05-31-2017, 12:11 PM
 
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Sam Pan on 13th is amaze balls.
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Old 06-01-2017, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Center City
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Lunch at Parc on Rittenhouse Square, for a view of Philly's posh side.

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Old 06-01-2017, 08:13 AM
 
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^parc is a great spot with a great atomsphere.

I think Federal Donuts fried chicken and donuts is an interesting place to check out. They only have those two things but they are damn good.
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:41 AM
 
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If you go to DiNics (and you should) you should get a roast pork with provolone and broccoli rabe. It is absurdly good. I am aware that DiNics has brisket but people typically go there for the pork.


I think the Pizza at Stogie Joes is underrated as well. It is typically sauce on top cheese on bottom. It is damn good. Also for pizza I would recommend checking out Tacconellis in Port Richmond (call way ahead to reserve your dough). If you find your self intoxicated near south street late at night a huge slice from Lorenzo's can't be beat.


If you want sit down comfort food maybe check out Bud and Marilyn's in the gayborhood. Get the cheese curds.
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Old 06-01-2017, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Dude...., I'm right here
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The last time I was at RTM, the line at DiNics was ridiculous.

With all the other alternatives at the market, I decided to go elsewhere. It was an easy decision to make unlike when one goes to Geno's and there is only one alternative across the street which is equally packed.


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If you go to DiNics (and you should) you should get a roast pork with provolone and broccoli rabe. It is absurdly good. I am aware that DiNics has brisket but people typically go there for the pork.

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Old 06-01-2017, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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If you go to DiNics (and you should) you should get a roast pork with provolone and broccoli rabe. It is absurdly good. I am aware that DiNics has brisket but people typically go there for the pork.



I used to be a dedicated subject of their roast pork until I tried the Italian style pork with the extra sharp provolone - WOW!

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Old 06-01-2017, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Either Pat's or Geno's for cheesesteaks. They are overpriced, underwhelming, employees are asses, and it's a huge tourist trap, but it is the most famous place for them.

I've eaten at Pat's once, and never again. Never bothered to try Geno's.
The steaks at Geno's are just fine - not the best, but not bad by any stretch ... the employees are great as far as I'm concerned - order sandwich, pay for sandwich, get sandwich. What more do you want? A hug and small talk?
AND, if they're such tourist traps, explain the long lines after every sporting event and concert ... the attendees are overwhelmingly local (Delaware Valley).

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Old 06-01-2017, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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John's water ice is good-but not too many flavors if I remember. I'm partial to Italiano's in South Philly and Tranzilli's in Germantown.

The best pizza in the city is Taconelli's in Port Richmond-but you have to call ahead and reserve the dough. If you are in Manayunk Marchianno's has the best tomato pie, and very very good strombolis.
Tacconelli's is excellent, been going regularly for twenty years ... I've yet to find a water ice as good as - do I dare? - Rita's. Hey, I like sugar.
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Old 06-01-2017, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I've never liked Rita's. Some tart, tart lemon sets my heart afire.
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