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dagoose | | Aug 2, 2012 03:30 PM

I'm coming into Philadelphia for Labor day weekend, and I've been doing some research and have a basic itinerary outlined, but I'd love feedback/suggestions of the type that only those who live there can offer!

One thing missing from this list is scrapple--I have never had it, but love regional random foods, and would love to try. Where should I do that?

We're staying in Mount Airy, without a car, so we'll be on foot/public transport/cabs the whole time

Fri eve:
-Dinner on the way back from airport with my Aunt and Uncle in Center city. Undecided where, suggestions welcome--would love maybe old school Italian?
-Drinks: Hop Sing Laundromat (what would lines/wait be like on a fri eve?)

Saturday: The big long Philly Walking tour. We tend to eat some at each place then find a nice local homeless person to donate the rest too, so yes, it seems like a lot of food, but we don't eat it all!
-Reading Terminal Market: DiNic's Roast Pork, Metropolitan Twist pretzel, XLB and shenjiangbao at Dim Sum garden, (I am not normally a sweets person, but Beck's bread pudding and dutch eating place pancakes are noted)
-Visit Liberty Bell
-Italian Market: Paesano's (Which 'which?), Taqueria Veracruzano
-Capogiro Gelato? (depends how hot and sweaty we are)
-San Lucas Pizzeria (I'm fascinated by weird fusions too)
-Tony Lukes
-Dinner reservations at Osteria (maybe home, shower first?)

That might be too much--we can always split some off for Sunday...We'll see

-Headhouse Farmers Market (Taquitos de puebla)
-Ben Franklin touristy Stuff
-Han Dynysty
-Dinner reservations at Zahav

Mon: Have most of the day...maybe Eastern State Pen?

So, would love your commentary, also other suggestions of weird, wacky, or only in Philadelphia--also, we'll probably hit D'alessandro at some point, because it's right by where we're staying.