Greetings! There are two of us staying in your beautiful city next week. One short day and night, first timers. We are west coasters and would love some suggestions that are uniquely Philly. We will be flying out the next morning for Italy (long plane trip) so maybe some suggestions on picking up a few items at Reading Terminal Market to avoid plane food, would be welcomed.
Looking for good "street food".
Is Steve's prince of cheesesteak a decent "representation" of a good Philly cheesesteak? I think there is one close to our hotel. Whiz is fine, onions preferred....basic but quality is what I am looking for.
Would a pork/ rabe sandwich be good to take on the plane? Get one at the market? Are they sloppy?
We prefer west coast Chinese and pizza unless there is something that would really change our minds about that ....that we " gotta try" :) We get our fill of "Trendy" eating in Vegas, Seattle, Vancouver, Portland and CA cities.
We will be looking for a sit down dinner, not BYOB probably (too much hassle), casual, unique to Philly either due to location/ view/atmosphere- or the food. I like classic east coast Italian -American food ( just not the pizza) and it can be hard to come by where I am, same with Jewish deli. We like gastropub style places. Not much we don't like.
We are thinking of unwinding at Hop Sings Laundromat or another specialty cocktail lounge (Franklin Mortgage? Is it quiet?) before going back to the hotel for the night, any feedback on that? Are cabs easy to use where we are? Looking for a quiet place to sip and put finishing touches on our travel plans...where we can hear each other talk!
Thanks so much!