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Quick Philly pre-trip advice

TrishUntrapped | Aug 20, 2014 04:12 PM

At the last minute I've decided to attend a convention in Philadelphia. Staying at the Marriott near the center. Knowing I have a bit of a Chowhoundish background a few others who are going have asked me to do some research on nearby spots to eat and drink. Everything needs to be casual. My husband is grudgingly wearing shirts with collars.

I combed through this board and here's what I've come up with, your advice is appreciated:

Breakfast/Lunch: Convention is covering a few of these meals. Otherwise they need to be quick and easy.

So I'm thinking Reading Terminal for breakfast and lunches:

— Dutch Eating, pancakes, apple dumplings
— Beiler's, doughnuts
— DiNic's, sandwiches A few years ago I had a brisket sandwich at DiNic's that was excellent. Hubby had the roast pork one.
— SungKee, Peking duck rolls
— Bassett's, ice cream

Need dinner two nights:
— Garces Trading Co. (I love Jose Garces, my husband might enjoy that all you can eat Steak Frites thing.)
— Zavino, thin crust pizza, pasta
— Ting Wong, Chinese BBQ
— The Dandelion Pub
Need more help. I'm allergic to seafood, not fond of Mexican. Love French, American. Other thoughts?

—Capogino Gelato

Citizen Bank Park (one ball game)
— Federal Donuts, section 140, fried chicken and donuts
— Chickie's and Pete's, section 102, crab fries (for those who like that kind of thing)
— McNally's, The Schmitter, section 140

Need some advice:

Bars/restaurants in the area that make craft cocktails (I appreciate a fine Mojito or Planter's Punch, others in my gang will just want beer) and also serve better than average food? (Is this where Dandelion Pub would fit?)

Also, bars for a good "let's go out for a drink."

Thanks for any and all suggestions!

Ting Wong,
Pete's Famous Pizza,
Garces Trading Company,
Federal Donuts
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