We'll be in Philly the July 4th weekend, actually leaving on the 4th to come home. We are going for my husband's 60th. There will be 7 of us ranging in age from 21 to 60. We are staying at The Doubletree on South Broad.
My husband and I have been to Philly a number of times and those trips do tend to center around dining. We've eaten at Amada, Tinto, Le Bec Fin, Monks, Tria, Parc, Rouge to name some.
This trip will be a bit differant as there are a group of us and some of them are very fussy eaters, meaning that rules out a lot of ethnic restaurants. Also they don't have as much money to spend.
Saturday will start with lunch at the Reading Market. Something for everyone there. I figure maybe on Saturday we'll wander the Rittenhouse area, hitting up local bars and eating snacks as we go, mussels here, cheese plate there, burger at the next bar.
We've never been to the South Street area, would that be a good option for us? My husband loves beers so beer bars are always an option.
Also looking for a place, with a liquor license to have dinner on Sunday. I was thinking maybe Parc, but also like the looks of some of the gastropub type of places like South Philly Tap room or Pub and Kitchen though I've never been to either.
Also thinking of going to the ice cream festival on Penn's Landing if that is worth it and then hitting up places in Old City. I am not that familiar with that area either.
So basically looking for help on some dining suggestions and great places to hang out, have fun, and get some good beers.
Thanks in advance.