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Places to eat Downtown Philly

lulydonikian Jun 4, 2009 06:49 AM

We are going to Philadelphia first week of July we are staying on the Rittenhouse Square area in a hotel we kitchen. Any recomendation where to food shop? Also thinking of eating at Chifa and Tinto, are this good choices? Also any good cheese steak places? I know I am fool of questions.

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    Bigley9 RE: lulydonikian Jun 4, 2009 08:25 AM

    Food shop at the farmers market Tuesdays and Saturdays (Walnut Street side of the square) or the Reading Terminal Market everyday, but Wed thru Sat has the most vendors. Get a Roast Pork Sanwich at the Reading Terminal Market. Tinto is a great choice - haven't been to Chifa yet.

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      bluehensfan RE: Bigley9 Jun 4, 2009 10:27 AM

      You could also food shop at DiBruno's in Rittenhouse, and there are a few Whole Foods Markets about a 15 minute walk away. Do hit Reading Terminal though...it's great! You may want to also consider having gelato at Capogiro (across the street from Tinto) and also Estia is close by and has great seafood.

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      Boognish RE: lulydonikian Jun 4, 2009 11:23 AM

      Chifa and Tinto are great restaurants, but they're both Garces restos. You might want to try something different for a 2nd choice.

      BTW, it's probably a typo, but I love "fool of questions." Even better if it's intentional!

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        Bigley9 RE: Boognish Jun 4, 2009 12:47 PM

        I may begin calling myself a fool of questions!

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          crazyspice RE: Bigley9 Jun 4, 2009 02:31 PM

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! Thanks for that. It has been a long week!

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        lulydonikian RE: lulydonikian Jun 5, 2009 04:14 AM

        I am glad you all enjoy my fool of questions remark, I might drop Chifa there is plenty of Peruvian restaurant where I live, any suggestions for a substitute?

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          rocknroll52 RE: lulydonikian Jun 5, 2009 07:34 AM

          Two excellent BYOBs in the Rittenhouse area are Matyson (American) and Melograno (Italian)

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