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Philadelphia!

So what's to do in Philly? What local things should I not miss? I hear
  • Yuengling, and
  • Scrapple


I also make the assumption that I should find a cheesesteak while I am here. What's the right cheesteak?

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alierak
Feb. 22nd, 2006 04:15 am (UTC)
Don't miss the Reading Terminal Market. You could probably find a half dozen different cheesesteaks in there.
alierak
Feb. 22nd, 2006 04:23 am (UTC)
I also seem to recall a pretty nice collection of Rodin sculptures there.
shostack
Feb. 22nd, 2006 04:24 am (UTC)
...and when in the Reading Terminal Market, be absolutely sure to get a pretzel from the Amish people. Yes, a pretzel. Trust me.
rjpb
Feb. 22nd, 2006 05:26 am (UTC)
I have to agree with this. Philly has the best soft pretzels. Put on some mustard.

Skip the scrapple. It's just gross, even smothered in ketchup. I don't even know what a yuengling is.

Go to Pat's for the cheesesteak. If it's good enough for Rocky, it's good enough for you. Order a "cheez wit'" (cheesesteak with onions) and get the cherry soda too. While you're in the neighborhood, stroll down the Italian Market; it's like Haymarket, but a mile long. Don't mind the trashcans; they're supposed on fire.

The Ben Franklin exhibit sounds interesting, and you might also visit the Franklin Institute or the Art Museum if you have time.
melted_snowball
Feb. 22nd, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
Scrapple is the best thing ever.

[The fact that I grew up in Lancaster, which is where you really should be getting your scrapple, may have something to do with my opinion...]
chenoameg
Feb. 22nd, 2006 04:51 am (UTC)
There were ads in the Boston subway for a Ben Franklin exhibit in Philly that sounded cool.
navrins
Feb. 22nd, 2006 05:26 am (UTC)
There's the Franklin Institute, which is sort of like the Museum of Science of Philadelphia. I really don't remember much about it except for the Foucault Pendulum and the giant walk-through heart, but I haven't been there in over 15 years.
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gmpe
Feb. 22nd, 2006 12:56 pm (UTC)
Find out if it is school vacation week in Philly like it is here. If it is, take that into consideration before embarking on an adventure like the Franklin Institute. :)
svenden
Feb. 22nd, 2006 03:45 pm (UTC)
Been a long time since I was there, but the friends we stayed with seemed to treat stromboli (a folded pizza of sorts) as a gift from god, and they claimed it as a Philadelphia original. Don't know if that's true or not.
tirianmal
Feb. 22nd, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC)
should have paid attention to the Food Network's shows recently. There was one on cheesesteaks. Bet if you did a search on FNTV you could find it.
kvarko
Feb. 22nd, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
"One Saturday, I took a walk to Zipperhead..."
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