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Quintessential or Fun/Funky Philly

Terrific suggestions, folks. Keep 'em comin'!

Looks like Philly cheesesteaks and roast pork sandwiches are big hits there. And I know the area is rich in Italian culture. The gastropub sounds terrific, too.

Anything special we should order at any of the Italian restaurants that are classic Philly fare?

Oct 06, 2009
Macy Mae in Pennsylvania

heading to Kansas city for the day

I agree with powillie about keeping your visit focused closer in to the center of the ciity and south toward Westport and the Plaza. For quintessential KC dining, I suggest barbecue. My personal favorite it Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue in the Crossroads area just north of the historic Union Station (there's an Andy Warhol exhibit there now) and the fabulous World War I Memorial (which is worth a visit). Crown Center is in that area, too, for a nice shopping experience. Have fun!

Quintessential or Fun/Funky Philly

Arriving at airport Tue-Oct-13 5pm. Looking for quintessential or fun/funky Philly dining experience. Inexpensive to moderate price. Favor interesting, charming, or old neighborhood establishments that aren't too hard to find (though we have GPS). Anything from diner to upscale casual but we will be dressed in jeans so no dressy places, please. Suggestions for what to order cheerfully accepted. Looking for foods that are unique or signature to Philly. We will be driving to Oxford, PA/Maryland border after dinner so prefer on that side of town rather than all the way on the other side. This is our one crack at a good Philly meal experience on this trip so really want something memorable and truly Philly. Thank you in advance.

Oct 04, 2009
Macy Mae in Pennsylvania