Been to Philly a few times, but want to get a bit more into the food this trip. Arriving on Thursday, departing on Sunday, weekend before Christmas. Staying at 18th/Market, but probably hanging out a bit more east of Broad. No car, but not adverse to cabbing it to a worthwhile destination. Two guys, both foodies, but not food snobs - enjoy places that are both fun as well as having memorable/special food. OK, so a few questions:
1. It seems like there are quite a few BYOB's, which is certainly appealing. Are there any unique rules of the road when it comes to this type of place? Is the food as good as at places that serve alcohol? Are there some recommended wine shops in this neck of the woods?
2. The roast pork with rabe sandwich sounds like a great lunch. Tony Luke's appears a bit far. Is DiNic's a good option for this?
3. I love a good greasy spoon breakfast place, either early in the morning or very late at night. Any suggestions?
4. For good, but not super high-priced Italian, Melograno is closer to where we will be, but Modo Mio also sounds great. Thoughts on these (or others)?\
Thanks for any advice you can offer!!