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quick trip to Philly- thoughts on itinerary?

i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream | Oct 14, 201302:04 PM

Hi all,
My husband and I will be in town from NY for a wedding soon. We will be arriving early evening (barring traffic jams) on a Friday and we have until about 3 PM the next day to eat and drink as much as possible near Center City before heading to Northeast Philly for the wedding. So we're looking at one dinner, multiple drink stops Friday night, a stop for dessert (Capogiro is mandatory), a breakfast, and a lunch near Center City. I've gotten some great ideas from perusing this board already.

We love beer, cheese, low key & laid back, farm to table, eclectic menus. Since this is a little mini-vacation for us, I'm looking for a festive dinner place, nothing sedate, and some fun bars for Friday night.

Zahav (my first choice, but only reservations available are at 5 and 10:30. 5 is too early and I'm not necessarily averse to that 10:30 reservation, but do they do bar dining?)
Any other ideas? No Italian and nothing too formal, max $125-$150 total with a drink each.

Ranstead Room
Franklin Bar
Monk's Cafe
Nodding Head Brewery
Good Dog (I think we've been here before)
Triumph Brewing


Is there a good place for grazing? We probably won't need a huge lunch.

Thanks in advance.

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