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birdie Apr 8, 2007 05:38 PM

I'm taking my son to Drexel's accepted student day in Philly next weekend. Since he'll probably end up there next year I'd like to introduce him to the neighborhood. I lived there 20 years ago so I'm not completely clueless but I am aware that some things have changed. I'd like to take him to one casual student hangout-type place one night and something a little nicer another. He's not a big fan of asian food but anything else would be ok. BTW his favorite restaurant in Philly is Tangerine.
Also, any breakfast places in the neighborhood? Thanks.

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    JanR Apr 9, 2007 05:56 AM

    For the nicer one, I'd suggest Marigold.

    1. saturninus Apr 9, 2007 06:46 AM

      Rx for breakfast

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        Susan H Apr 9, 2007 10:54 AM

        For the student hang-out place, try Abner's for a Philly steak (with or without cheese).

        1. StinaFeminista Apr 10, 2007 05:21 AM

          Definitely take him to the White Dog Cafe, right off of Penn's campus. I absolutely LOVE that place. It's a big student hang out with an ecclectic menu, good prices and is really great for breakfast. I go to Temple and it's a bit of a hike for me to get there, but I relish every time I can go. Don't pass it up.

          If you get the chance, take a walk on South Street. Although it's starting to get filled with teeny boppers and highschool kids (unfortunately), you can still find some cool places to eat there. Try Bridget Foy's.

          I also second Marigold's. :)

          Hope you guys enjoy your stay!

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            anita7707 Apr 10, 2007 01:07 PM

            Don't forget Cereality. Lots of students in their pajama bottoms. It's like Saturday morning breakfast.

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