Hello all, posted earlier about staying at the Mariott.
After due consideration of your suggestions and other posts on this board, we have come up with the following plan of attack.
We land at noon next Friday, so we check in and sprint across the street to Reading Terminal Market (thank you Bob).
Since its our first trip, we need to do the must sees. So over to Independence Mall and Society Hill and by late afternoon I'm sure we'll be famished. Quick jaunt down to the Italian market, where we shall sample the steaks at Pat's AND Geno's. Maybe a hoagie at Sarcone's for dessert ;-)
Grab a bottle of Brunello, rest and then onwards to Tre Scalini for a late dinner.
Saturday, we roll out of bed and back to RTM for breakfast Dutch Eating Place & Down Home Diner. Then over to the Eastern State Pen to pay homage to our native son Al, then to the Art Museum (exterior only, food is priority), and a stroll down Ben Franklin Parkway, and wind our way down to Rittenhouse Square for late lunch at Brasserie Perrier. Leisurely stroll & cocktail, maybe pop into Sanson Street Oyster House for a quick snack.
Crawl back to our hotel, then La Buca for dinner.
Flight leaves at 1pm on Sunday, so maybe a little bite for breakfast at hotel, then have the cabbie stop at Tony Luke's on the way to the airport for a quick roast pork with aged provolone & brocolli rabe. I've already arranged for an onboard angioplasty on our flight back.
Love to eat on vacation, three days of cheat meals - gotta make 'em count (although I am getting concerned about that Sunday morning breakfast). Thanks again for sharing your great ideas, this will be a fun trip!
Peter & Tracey