We'll be on a road trip, stopping in Philly for 3 nights and traveling with a 2 year old. We normally travel by finding interesting places to eat, and sight seeing along the way.
We're staying near Rittenhouse square, and expect to spend the first full day wandering around the standard touristy areas, with lunch at Reading Terminal. Beyond that, I'm looking for suggestions on interesting local dining, anything from DDD up to a family friendly bistro in terms of formality (nothing high end or that would require more than an hour of sitting still).
Coming from Toronto, I'm especially looking for things that don't translate well across the boarder, like Mexican, BBQ, meals involving chunks of meat, and obviously a cheesesteak. We're happy to drive for a good dinner, but would prefer to walk or take transit for breakfast and lunch. Portable lunches are also a plus.
I saw this link in another thread, which led me to Max Brenner (!?): http://philadelphia.foobooz.com/2010/... . How would a 2-year old fare there?