Philadelphia Italian Market Festival this Weekend
- bluehensfan May 16, 2008 04:25 AM
I'm sure everyone knows, but the festival is this weekend. Bring on the pigs! http://www.9thstreetitalianmarketfest...
I see on the website that tonight's pasta dinner has been rescheduled to a yet-to-be-determined date. Any idea if they reschedule the whole thing due to inclement weather? Thanks!
Was at the Italian Market Festival yesterday, Sat. the 17th. For those who have never been there, get there asap! It's a blast. The only time I remember you can drink a beer or cup of wine walking down 9th Street. The smells of all the roasted foods is wonderful. I always get the Holy Trinity of sandwiches which is a George's Roast Pork with Broccoli Rabe and Provolone (this year Georges has it chunk style, not slices), it was beyond great, a steak from either Geno's or Pat's, ( this year went with Pat's) and a take home Hoagie from Sarcone's. Comment on Pat's: So many here think Pat's and Geno's are overrated. I myself have even commented on that fact.
The lines for both Geno's and Pat's stretched for what seemed like a mile, Pat's moved quicker, so I tried my luck there. This year's exception was that I had my steak with American Cheese wit onions, not Whiz, like I typically do. Geno's does not have this option. Let me say, the steak was better than I had expected, so good, that I now rate their steak as one of the best in Philly. The cheese does make the difference. Now I can actually taste the meet without the goo.
Sarcone's also did not disappoint. The rolls are to die for. I had the Old Fashioned Italian. The wait was well worth it.