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May 28, 2008 02:47 PM

LA Hound seeks chowish advice

My boyfriend and I will be in Philadelphia for four full days in June. We are adventurous eaters from LA, looking for a unique-to-Philadelphia chowish experience. We will be staying in the Swedesboro area, but we're willing to drive a bit. I'd appreciate it if anyone could offer suggestions.

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  1. Does anyone know how far Swedesboro is from the city? Or the areas surrounding it? I am not familiar.

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    1. re: saturninus

      I've heard of it (I think). Are you going to venture into Philly? If so, go to the Reading Terminal Market http://www.readingterminalmarket.org for the quintessential Philly food experience. There's also plenty of BYO's in town worthy of a visit, gelato at Capogiro, a trip to the Italian Market, and spots in Chinatown.

      1. re: saturninus

        It's in South Jersey, about 20 miles from the city down 95 and across the Commodore Barry bridge.

      2. try Carmen's Country Kitchen 1301 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, (215) 339-9613. Although i think she closes in the summer,but not sure when. Also try MONK'S CAFE , at 16th and Spruce. Excellent mussles and fries and good beer. Have fun!

        1. must stop by Capogiro for the BEST gelato! http://capogirogelato.com/