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Old 06-09-2011, 05:38 AM
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Will be in Philli in a few weeks with the kids...... If only one - which would u pick....




Any other restaurant suggestions would be greatly appreciated....
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Pat's I started there first at 12years old some say Jims's is the best
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Legendary places but for me the best sandwich in town is a roast pork (w/ hots and sharp provolone) at DiNic's @ Reading Terminal Market. Market is a cool place to browse and people watch too. Very busy at lunchtime. http://www.readingterminalmarket.org/merchants/view/56

Also better is John's
http://www.johnsroastpork.com/

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Legendary places but for me the best sandwich in town is a roast pork (w/ hots and sharp provolone) at DiNic's @ Reading Terminal Market. Market is a cool place to browse and people watch too. Very busy at lunchtime. http://www.readingterminalmarket.org/merchants/view/56

Also better is John's
http://www.johnsroastpork.com/
Will put them on the list ........

I hear Phili has some good italian as well.....
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Legendary places but for me the best sandwich in town is a roast pork (w/ hots and sharp provolone) at DiNic's @ Reading Terminal Market. Market is a cool place to browse and people watch too. Very busy at lunchtime. http://www.readingterminalmarket.org/merchants/view/56
best sandwich i have EVER had, ever...
i dream about that that sandwich
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They're all good! Philadelphia is fun city with lots of stuff for the kids. A good side-trip if you have time is Atlantic City or Cape May.
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A good side-trip if you have time is Atlantic City or Cape May.
I was thinking AC for a day.... Bast time I was there is was a hole ....

We are driving down to Asheville after Phili (NYC, Phili, Ash) so the cape may be a bit out of the way.....
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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
I hear Phili has some good italian as well.....
Yo! It's Philly, not Phili
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I was thinking AC for a day.... Bast time I was there is was a hole ....

We are driving down to Asheville after Phili (NYC, Phili, Ash) so the cape may be a bit out of the way.....
White House Sub Shop in AC is a must. And The Dizzy Dolphin Bar at the Hilton is a good spot too.
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Top itailian places my not be good for "kids". How old?
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Yo! It's Philly, not Phili
Funny - One of my best friends is from "Philly" and blasts me every time I write it incorrectly ... Guess its a habit now...

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Top itailian places my not be good for "kids". How old?
11,15,17.....


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Criniti's on S.Broad is "South Philly" and a cool place in an old church. It's more laid-back than the top, fancier places. Food isn't tippy-top but neither are prices. Homemade pastas and brick oven pizza for kids if needed. I'm thinking it's byob during the week or something if it matters....

http://www.crinitirestaurant.com/
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Those three, while the most well known, do not make it into the top 3 of most of the local best of lists (not that you can go wrong with any of them). But, I would say for the experience, I would go down to South Philly and choose either Pat's or Geno's (or better yet, try both). It is interesting to see the two Philly Cheesesteak heavyweights across the street from each other.
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Originally Posted by NJLorelei View Post
Those three, while the most well known, do not make it into the top 3 of most of the local best of lists (not that you can go wrong with any of them). But, I would say for the experience, I would go down to South Philly and choose either Pat's or Geno's (or better yet, try both). It is interesting to see the two Philly Cheesesteak heavyweights across the street from each other.
I agree - they each have their own unique flavor. Buy a couple from each one and split them up. Then the family can decide who is best!

With that said, I find myself at Jim's more often - probably because when I get a steak I am down on South Street hitting the bars. If you end up going to Jim's save some time so you can walk around South Street!
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Geno's and Pat's are across the street from one another. It is easy to eat one of each.

Now don't go to either place and ask for a cheesesteak. They will look at you like you are from Mars and know you are not a local and probably make fun of you. Go up to the counter and ask the following if you want a cheesesteak:

"I want one wit".

If you want a plain steak then it's:

"I want one wit-out". Witout is one word.

The cheese is cheese wiz. So... It's either wit wiz or witout wiz.

This is NOT a joke.
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And if you're at Geno's you'll have to do it in english
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Geno's and Pat's are across the street from one another. It is easy to eat one of each.

Now don't go to either place and ask for a cheesesteak. They will look at you like you are from Mars and know you are not a local and probably make fun of you. Go up to the counter and ask the following if you want a cheesesteak:

"I want one wit".

If you want a plain steak then it's:

"I want one wit-out". Witout is one word.

The cheese is cheese wiz. So... It's either wit wiz or witout wiz.

This is NOT a joke.
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Should I snort a crestor before getting in line ????

Thanks guys... Now if I could just lose a few pounds before I leave that will be great..

4 days NYC, 3 Days "Philly" and 4 days in Asheville eating BBQ - may have to move up a size in pants :-)
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This might be a good stop that the kids will enjoy.

http://www.visitphilly.com/museums-a...Fcbc4AodylvWMw

The Mütter Museum is a riveting storehouse for the anatomically strange. The Museum’s display of 20,000 provocative items is designed to give a beneath-the-surface perspective of what physicians study.

Inside the Museum, you’ll find a wide smattering of abnormal body parts preserved in fluid. You’ll encounter skeletal formations — like that of a 7’6” man — that don’t seem quite possible. Diseased and enlarged organs are tastefully displayed within glass-encased oak frames.

For the sake of comparison, illustrations of normal anatomical formations are cast in wax, plaster and papier mâché throughout the museum.

Connections to the famous include Marie Curie’s electrometer, Dr. Benjamin Rush’s medicine chest and, most spectacularly, the death cast of Chang and Eng, the original “Siamese Twins,” whose autopsy was performed in the museum.

History
Philadelphia physician Thomas Mütter donated $30,000 and his 1,700-item personal museum of bones, plaster casts, medical illustrations and other pathological artifacts to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The College has continued to add to the collection since it opened as a museum in 1863.

The Mütter collection moved into its current building, which boasts grand marble and oak halls, in 1908.
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TN- If you are a "foodie", visit the Italian market around 9th and South Street. If you like kitchen gadgets, visit Fante's. There is a restaurant on Christian Street called Sabrina's. GO THERE for breakfast or lunch. You will thank me later. In another part of the city is a place called Honey's (800 N. 4th Street). Another great place for breakfast or lunch. There is also Carmen's Country Kitchen on 13th and South 11th Street. Her motto on her sign and business card reads, "Carmen's Country Kitchen, She puts the c*nt back into country". She completely spells the "C" word in unedited fashion. I am NOT joking. The food is fantastic! Many great places to eat. Get ready to be shocked though, Philadelphia is Filthadelphia. It sure is not anything like Florida.

Mutter Museum is very interesting if you like anatomy and the Art Musuem is top shelf!
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I would not recommend a visit to AC, but if you are planning a stop (and still have enough time to make a reservation) and need a dinner rec. mine would be Chef Vola's

http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.c...atlantic-city/

Chef Vola’s – Italian
111 South Albion Place
Atlantic City 08401
609-345-2022

It's a unique place. The phone number is not list. There is no sign outside the place, which is located in the basement of a house on a residential street. To go to the bathroom you must walk through the kitchen. And the place is always packed.
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