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philly recs for 1st timers!

unocal | Jan 15, 200812:21 PM

hey everyone ill be heading to philly w/ a friend this weekend, and need some good decently priced spots that are uniquely philadelphian. ive been to philly only once very briefly for a cheesesteak @ jim's a few years ago, so i am very ready to expand my philly eating repertoire. we will be staying at the holiday inn old town (we will have a car), but if there's anything great w/in walking distance, please let me know. all i know is i HAVE to go to the reading terminal market and the mutter museum. we probably wont be getting in until friday late afternoon, so maybe we can do the museum when we get there since it's open till 9 pm. is the RTM a total zoo on saturday; i imagine it must be. i would like to try the roast pork sandwich at dinic's (is it just as good w/ spinach as broccoli rabe? i feel the rabe would make it too bittery tasting), the cannoli @ termini and a cookie from famous 4th street cookies. i guess i really only need a rec then for dinner friday & saturday nights. referring to some old notes, i was wondering how tritone, tria, monk's (i love belgian beer!), n.3rd and the abbaye are (if they're all still around; i know monks is). i'm not into fancy places, and dont have a lot of $$, but i like good food and a glass of wine or 2 w/ dinner. music too is a +, and i read that tritone has live music. i could also possibly be in the mood for a cute neighborhood italian, have any good locals only places? and lastly, sunday brunch may be a possibility; is there anything good not too far from our hotel? sorry for the long post...thanks in advance tho!

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