Thursday, September 18, 2014

I HEAR THERE'S A MEAT AND CHEESE SANDWICH I OUGHT TO TRY:  So, I have about 24 hours in the City of Brotherly Love next week (Wednesday late afternoon-Thursday late afternoon) before I head to a wedding down the Shore.  I'm staying in the historic district (right near the Constitution Center), and will have a car.  What do I need to eat, see, and do, folks?

12 comments:

  1. Jordan5:42 PM

    You need to start by calling it Old City. No one will know what "the historic district" means.

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  2. Racharooni9:13 PM

    Without a doubt, go to the Reading Terminal Market: http://www.readingterminalmarket.org
    Get a roast pork sammich at DeNick's.

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  3. Eat Capogiro gelato. Preferably the chiocolato nero flavor. Also eat at Magnolia for brunch nom nom nom biscuits. Actually I only have food recommendations. Except The Mint. I really really really like visiting the Mint and watching the machines.

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  4. Whoops I meant Morning Glory. Not Magnolia. Where did I get Magnolia from? Whatever.

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  5. Watts1:09 PM

    Rosenbach Museum! Although it's a shame you won't be there on Friday for the Hands-on Tour. http://rosenbach.org/

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  6. Adam B.1:25 PM

    Rosenbach is losing most of its Sendak stuff, per the terms of his will. :(

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  7. Adam C.1:38 PM

    But not yet - go see it while you can! (Also, it's just down the street from Louis's/Billy Ray's house from Trading Places.)

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  8. Adam C.1:40 PM

    For the most part, don't bother with the car, as Center City is highly walkable. Unless it'll be hot. Then all bets are off.

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  9. Adam B.3:13 PM

    While it is Erev Rosh, I think I'll be able to organize a Quizzo outing for anyone who's interested. Details soon.

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  10. Watts4:18 PM

    Even without the Sendak stuff, the Rosenbach collection is impressive. But, yes, like Adam C. says - go see the Sendak while you can.

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  11. Watts4:21 PM

    I went to the Reading Terminal Market when I was in Philadelphia for a library conference. At the time there was what purported to be a "Southern food" diner kind of place. (This would not have been my choice of places to eat - never understand going to somewhere and eating the food that comes from where you live.) Anyway. I asked for Coke, they said they had Pepsi. I said, well then, have you got sweet tea? No sweet tea. I almost walked out. Don't call yourself "Southern" if you don't have Coca-Cola or sweet iced tea.

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  12. I have the car because it made sense to have one for the trip down the shore (to Avalon), and I didn't want to have to shuffle bags between PHL, 30th Street, and wherever I was staying to rent a car in Center City. (I drive back from Avalon Sunday, flying out Sunday night.)

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