Spent a few days in philly while interviewing for jobs, and had a bunch of down time.
Sunday – Did the Pat’s/Geno’s cheesesteak thing more just to say I did it. Found Geno’s better than Pat’s. Pat’s meat was way too dry. I now know the beauty of wiz, it covers up dry meat that’s been sitting on the grill all day.
Monday – DiNics Pork sandwich with greens, peppers, and cheese. This was the best thing I ate, and among the sandwiches I have ever experienced. I brought two home with me so my wife could try.
Monk’s for a drink with a friend. Ended up staying for a burger with fries. Beer was awesome, fries were great as was the amazing dipping sauce, burger was solid but nothing special.
Tuesday – Coffee and croissant at La Columbe, really cute place, great coffee and seems like a good place to sip coffee and read the paper.
My interesting find of the day was at the food court at the Bourse. Apparently the Mexican consulate is in the basement, and among the mediocrity of this food court is a little place called tiajuana tacqueria, which serves real Mexican food. I had a nice pork tamale there, but they also have tortas and nice looking tacos (including lengua). The place was by far the busiest place in the food court full of Mexican nationals after their visit to the consulate.
Hoagie from Campo’s, had the mama mia which was really nice. Philly does sandwiches quite well.
Wenesday – Carried home two DiNic’s sandwiches, a couple of soft pretzels from the dutch place in RTM (very good) and some cookies from 4th street (pretty good, nothing too exceptional though).
All in all, philly seems like a great eating town. We’ll see what happens with the interviews.