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Trip Review - First time in Philadelphia

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Trip Review - First time in Philadelphia

tuftsauto | Feb 3, 2014 06:09 AM

Just returned from my first trip to Philadelphia, and I have to say that I'm very impressed. An overview follows:

Breakfasts:
-Capogiro Gelato - Very good wheat bagel with cream cheese

Lunches:
-Zavino: excellent margherita pizza; great eggplant/roasted red foccaccia
-Paesano: excellent Gustaio, but a bit wet(flatbread was soaked through)
-DiBruno Brothers: great ficelle, cheddar, and roasted veggies for a make-your-own sandwich
-DiNiC's: good roast pork sandwich
-Federal Doughnut: excellent fried chicken

Dinners:
-Zavino: excellent gnocci with red sauce; great brussel sprouts; good "Joey" pizza with sausage; good tiramisu
-Bistro Romano: okay fish; okay pasta; great tiramisu; good cannoli
-Amada: excellent pork flatbread; good avocado/greens salad; excellent berenjenas(whipped ricotta eggplant dish); good patatas bravas; excellent creme catalana

Snacks/Other:
-Bassett's Ice Cream: good cookie dough; great WHYY
-Federal Doughnut: excellent latte donut; good chocolate sea salt donut; good gingerbread donut
-4th street bakery: ok double chocolate chip cookie(tasted like Tollhouse cookies)
-Metropolitan bakery: good almond polenta cake; good fig bars; millet muffin TBD
-Wilbur's: great dark and milk chocolate kisses
-Blue Mountain Vineyards: great white wines; okay red wines
-Weyerbacher Belgian tripel: great Belgian

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