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