Hello Philly Chowhounds - my wife has decided to treat me to a long weekend in Philly for my birthday in June (we're from Chicago). Have heard great things about your restaurants, looking forward to it!
I've picked up some suggestions from people in our Philadelphia office - Saloon, Le Bec Fin. I've read about these before in the travel/food mags, which raises my "over-rated" radar. I think they're playing it safe and steering me to the most likely subjects.
Can you offer us some ideas on where to get a great meal downtown (maybe one Italian and one regional American)? We're assuming South Philadelphia is a must for lunch and strolling on Saturday.
Thanks in advance for your help!