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Visiting next weekend ~ help with where to eat, please :)


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Visiting next weekend ~ help with where to eat, please :)

FleurdeLis504 | Mar 14, 2010 01:23 PM

Hi everyone! I'll be visiting next weekend w/ my beau and would love some suggestions on where to eat. Niether of us have ever been to Philly. We'll be staying at the Doubletree on South Broad in Center City. We'd prefer walking distance, but cabs are fine, too. We'll have Friday evening thru Sunday midday.

The only place that I think I really want to go so far is Ortlieb's for dinner, music and dancing. That's probably going to be Saturday. We love live music, which is how I found Ortlieb's ~ and was happily surprised that they have what looks like a great menu. How's the food? We can always go somewhere else for dinner and then head over for some music and dancing. Being from New Orleans, we'll probably be skipping the items on the menu that we can get here.

We both love Irish Pubs and there are two near the hotel that I've found ~ Fado's and Fergies. Which has better food and is more fun? Do both have music? We may go to one of them on Friday nite just to unwind from traveling.

Village Whiskey looks like a good place to have a couple of cocktails and nosh a bit. Reviews?

So, we're looking for somewhere for lunch on Saturday that's near Independance Hall (that's where the Liberty Bell is, oui?) b/c that's where most of the day will probably be spent. I'm thinking cheesesteak. Where's the best spot to go in that area? Also looking somewhere for brunch/breakfast on Sunday.

Other than the mentioned cheesesteak, is there anything that one just has to eat while in Philly?

And any suggestions for places that just can't be missed is very appreciated. Our schedule is flexible and not a single thing (other than hotel location) is set in stone ~ just a fun little getaway. :)

Merci Beaucoup!!

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