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And now...The 100 Best Things to Eat in Philadelphia

And now...The 100 Best Things to Eat in Philadelphia

Old Mar 16th, 2009, 01:48 AM
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And now...The 100 Best Things to Eat in Philadelphia

Since San Francisco and New York have had their turn, here's some love for Philadelphia food:

1. Roast pork with broccoli rabe (and sharp provolone) from Tony Luke's
2. Sarcone's rolls
3. Hot chocolate (I like the spicy one) at the Naked Chocolate Cafe
4. Salumeria's hoagies (Reading Terminal Market)
5. Cheesesteak, of course; open to debate, of course, as to the source
6. Cake from Bredenbeck's in Chestnut Hill
7. Capogiro gelato (love the herbal ones, like rosemary honey)
8. Fresh, hot soft pretzels
9. Black bean soup at Tequila's
10. Cheese fries--mozzarella version--from my neighborhood place (very occasional vice!)

I could go on, but I'll just leave with shout-out to the Philadelphians and visitors on here to join...(Suki? Birdie? Thin?...and all the rest )
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11. A Philadelphia tradition - TASTY KAKES

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12. A Pork Roll sandwich!
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13. scrapple at the diner in Reading Terminal
14. pretzel doughnuts and moon pies from the Amish bakery also in Reading terminal
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Shoo-fly Pie from the Amish stand at Reading Terminal Market

Peanut Butter Tandy Kakes from Tasty Kake.

Calamari paired with an ice-cold martini at Rouge on Rittenhouse Square.

Olive bread from Le Bus

Cheese omelette and scrapple from Little Pete's.

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Chinese BBQ pork ("char siu") from Sang Kee in Chinatown, 238 N 9th St

Chinese Egg tart from KC's Pastries in Chinatown, 109 North 10th Street

ditto on Capogiro gelato
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crab fries @ chickie and petes
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The fried asparagus and shrimp scampi appetisers at Villa di Roma--oh, so good!!
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Old Mar 16th, 2009, 12:58 PM
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Authentic soft pretzels from a street vendor.
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Old Mar 16th, 2009, 01:19 PM
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25. Delilah's macaroni and cheese...and collard greens
26. German Butter cake from one of the authentic old bakeries (like Holmesburg, Stock's, Haegele's...)
27. Sticky buns (NOT cinnamon rolls!) ditto
28. Walnut shrimp from Imperial Inn
29. Italian sausage sandwich from a cart
30. Chicken salad with grapes at More Than Just Ice Cream on Locust Street

(Goodness, it's no wonder we were the Fattest City in America. All that walking, and you just go from one great place to eat to another.)
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I love love love the different types of mussels and wonderful belgian beer at Monk's Belgian Cafe!

http://www.monkscafe.com/
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Oh, sticky buns with raisins!!!! I haven't had one in years. They sold them at the Acme and my mother would give them to us as a snack with butter smeared all over the sides. So good!

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I haven't had 'em for a long time either, Thin. Back in the day when I was young and lithe and could eat anything, I worked up the street from an Austrian bakery; the beautiful sad-eyed baker was an incredibly talented artist with a pastry bag who only got better the more he drank. The sticky buns, the real buttercream doughnuts, the Yule logs at Christmas, the butter cakes, the jelly sticks...mmmmmmmmmm. And his cakes were absolute works of art.

Probably a good thing the bakery's not there anymore, but it's a happy memory.

And Maria_so, my late brother LIVED at Monks! How could I have forgotten them.

32. Real fruit water ices
33. An everything pizza (all fresh veggies) from New Sunrise Pizza (a Greek place right across from the Irish deli in my Spanish neighborhood. Love)
34. I'm gonna take the Jersey shore as a Philadelphia annex (we all know it is, right?) and go for a slice of Mack and Manco's...but only on the boardwalk with the ocean in front of it
35. Pretty much any red-gravy joint in South Philly
36. The dessert cart at Le Bec Fin
37. Roast peppers at Ralph's
38. Ribs from the Rib Crib on Germantown Avenue
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Are ya goin' down the shore for some Grotto Pizza?

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Ah, downnashore for me (I do speak Philadelphian well, don't I?) is Ocean Ciddy, NJ. I've dabbled in Cape May, but Mack and Manco's in Ocean City is my place. (Grotto's in Rehoboth, right?)
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Oh Monks!!! I used to live around the corner from Monks! The only problem is that we'd have to be there at 5-6pm or else it would be a long wait. Everytime my parents came visit, they demanded a meal at Monks as they LOVE mussels!
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Where's Grotto's pizza?
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ohh, da shore. Ok then:

39. snapper soup at Henny's in Stone Harbor (but not after this past season)
40. ice cream at Springers's in Stone Harbor
41. caramel corn from that place in Ocean City (I can't remember the name)
42. the clambake plate eaten on the boat dock at the Lobster House in Cape May
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Good morning!!!

There are several Grotto Pizza places in Delaware--Rehoboth, Lewes, Bethany Beach.

I think there was one in Cape May, NJ years ago but it closed.

Love Rehoboth, especially Poodle Beach and the Blue Moon.

Growing up, my family always went to Point Pleasant, NJ for a day at the beach.

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Hmmm, now I have to check out Grotto's someday.

I think it's the 300 years of Quaker/Methodist/Salvation Army that made my family Ocean City folk, Thin. That and the...

Johnson's Popcorn! (that's the one, Birdie, for caramel popcorn.)

And while we're on the foods,

43. Famous 4th St Deli chocolate chip cookies
44. Cannolis from Isgro's (so it's not Termini's)
45. Birch beer...but you gotta get a time machine and go back and get a frosted mug of it at Max's, just above Burholme Park
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