Last few weeks in Philly- what are musts??
Before we moving, trying to hit as much as possible (specialty food shops & restaurants). Made it to Capogiro (will really miss it) and Corropolese for tomato pie. What places/items would you consider musts before moving?
Franklin Fountain - the Mount Vesuvius
Il Cantuccio - the Romana (fusilli pasta w/sausage and zucchini in pink sauce)
Villa Di Roma - Baked Ziti
Cosmi's - Cheesesteak Hoagie / Meatball Parm
Barclay Prime - sliders
Pica's (Upper Darby) - large plain pizza w/double cheese and well done
Chickie's - the Chickie Special
Sarcone's - can't even decide on one b/c they are all amazing
Grace Tavern - burger w/cheddar and bacon
Vetri - sweet onion tart
El Fuego burrito
Holy moly - i'm hungry. is it lunch time yet??!
nice lists- covered some already--- so we went to Sarcone's last week, already made reservations for LaCroix brunch and Barclay, finally tried the HUGE corned beef hash from Famous 4th (we always watched it come out & had to try), opted to for Distrito instead of Amada since we'd never been, had a roast pork sandwich, many pretzels- will greatly miss.
Keep ideas coming! Also- Corropolese has the BEST tomato pies IMO (Norristown & Limerick locations)
Def Capogiro. Never been to Corroplese but tomato pie is a good call. My off the cuff list:
Cheesesteak from Steve's Price of Steaks
Cheesesteak from John's Roast Pork
Roast Pork sandwich from DiNic's
Many, many sandwiches from Sarcone's Deli
Nick's Roast Beef
Fresh soft pretzels from Center City Pretzel Co on Washington
Frequent soft pretzels from corner stores and street vendors
Christos' Truck (Falafel Nazi @ 20th & Market)
Burrito from Jose's (unless I was moving to Cali or somewhere else that actually has good burritos)
Amada (their most expensive tasting menu)
La Bec Fin (because I've never been there)
Brunch at LaCroix (again, because I've never been)
Lots of good Lancaster and Jersey tomatoes when they were in season
Many nights at Standard Tap, Royal Tavern, and POPE with friends drinking great beer
Shit, now I'm hungry.
re: Philly Ray
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Weird...when we went it was very pungent smelling and gamey...we actually gave away the leftovers to unsuspecting in laws and kept the leftover sides for ourselves! It was not at all like a good roast pork sandwich or Paesano's. The tapas were great though and I suspect from everyone's glowing comments that we caught them on an "off" day.