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Dec 6, 2005 09:17 PM

my Philly food itinerary - opinions?

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this is my first time going to philly (celebrating my 1 year anniversary with the boyfriend, it's his birthplace) . we're coming in from nyc, we're quite excited! we are staying at the sofitel, and here's where we hope to eat. please let me know if you have any additional suggestions! thanks!

fri dinner: matyson (spelling)
sat breakfast: reading terminal market
sat lunch: jim's cheesesteaks
sat dinner: morimoto (figure we should go just to go)
sun breakfast: la collette (since it's in the hotel)
sun lunch: one last stop at jim's (this is the bf's favorite place)

thanks! was thinking of going to some coffeeshops, maybe pete's diner, and miel patisserie somewhere in b/t all that?

any late night dessert places you'd recommend?

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  1. Late night dessert place (until 10? 11? midnight? I don't know their winter hours): Capogiro gelato!

    Their new location is at 20th & Sansom street (only 3 blocks from the Sofitel). Their 1st location is at 13th & Samson, on the walk back from your Morimoto dinner, be sure to see the City Hall all lit up.



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    1. re: JugglerDave

      I second Capogiro. I'm from NYC, too - Capogiro is unequalled in the greater NY area.

    2. I like Dessert in Queen Village.

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      1. re: JanR

        I liked it well enough until I found a hair in my dessert that didn't belong to me. Even without that, what I had was nothing to write home about.

        1. re: Buckethead

          Dessert is dull, I tried to support it as much as possible, as it was my local, but eventually gave up on Mothers Day when they were trying to shsshh my 3 yr old child, who was paying her fair way to support their ok Mothers day effort. If you want a good dessert place take a $29 flight to Providence, RHode Island and go to Pastiche (just off the Square) on Federal Hill.

      2. I'd replace La Collete breakfast with brunch at Lacroix. It's quite awesome.

        1. For Saturday breakfast, you may want to say "the Dutch Eating Place at Reading Terminal Market" (very, very good) as opposed to "the Down Home Diner" (very, very bad!).

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          1. re: Bluehensfan

            The Dutch Place has the best creamed chipped beef that I've ever had in my life.

          2. I like the chocolate dessert buffet at the 4 Seasons.