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Mags81

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Philly Tour 2007 - Lots of Pics! Thu, 05/17/07 1:37 PM (permalink)
Although I now live in Virginia Beach, Virginia - I still call Philadelphia/South Jersey home. I've lived in that area for the first 23 years of my life. I do go back from some good eats every now and again, the following pics are from my last trip up to Philly (on May 14, 2007)


First stop was for some Philadelphia soft pretzels


The pretzels, my brother couldn't wait till after the pic to taste


The cookies are just one of the items that are known to be good here - I also recommend the tuna sandwich/hoagie (not pictured)


I don't really know what it is about these cookies but they're some of the best cookies I've ever eaten in my life - crunchy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside. These are chocolate chip, the also offer chocalte walnut and oatmeal raisin. They usually offer penut butter as well but they weren't available the day we were there??


Next stop was John's Roast Pork, home of possibly the best cheesesteak/roast pork sandwhich in Philly!


A True roadfood find


The roast pork sandwhich - we divided the sandwich ourselves so that we could all taste - Oh man it was good!


The cheesesteak - A locals favorite, most people from Philly don't usually go to Pats or Genos (tourist traps) - a lot of locals, including myself recommend this sandwhich


Go figure.....Texas weiners in Philly, I don't get it either?


One of their specialties is what's known as the "texas tommy"


Cacias bakery is known for their breads and cold/warm pizzas


I got the red slice


My brother got the while slice - both are very good!


A view down one of the side streets in South Philly - looking toward the center city skyline


Me and my girlfriend getting ready to for one of my other favorite's...Tony Lukes


This cheesesteak is very good but I think John's has them beat - the flavor of the meat differs here than from John's


Oh no, we're not done yet - we have yet to try a hoagie. My brother (who works in Philly) took us to his favorite place to get one - Reds


I'll admit, one of the better hoagies in the city - they requested to have only half with tomatos


We still couldn't leave without getting some real south Philly water ice


Here we have vanilla, mango and ice tea flavors


Before we left, my sister-in-law insisted that we get a canoli from one of the local bakeries (I don't remember the name, maybe Franelli's??)


Oh yea, and she decided to grab a glazed doughnut while there as well - both were excellent!

Well that concludes the Philly Tour 2007 - there wasn't much we left out, it definitely was a lot of food - but worth every bite!
 
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    HotDogHead

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    RE: Philly Tour 2007 - Lots of Pics! Thu, 05/17/07 2:00 PM (permalink)
    Excellent post! Keep them coming. One of these days I'll make it to PA just for the food.
     
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      cornfed

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      RE: Philly Tour 2007 - Lots of Pics! Thu, 05/17/07 2:33 PM (permalink)
      Fantastic report. Nice to hear from a native re-visiting the city. Very informative. Cool pix. Wish I'd be going to Philly now; sick of Pat's and Jim's, don't even start with Geno's.
       
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        kland01s

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        RE: Philly Tour 2007 - Lots of Pics! Thu, 05/17/07 2:49 PM (permalink)
        Very nice report! I'll probably never go to Philly but it sure was nice to see what there is to offer.
         
        #4
          wheregreggeats.com

          RE: Philly Tour 2007 - Lots of Pics! Thu, 05/17/07 3:07 PM (permalink)
          Everything looks great.
           
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            wanderingjew

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            RE: Philly Tour 2007 - Lots of Pics! Thu, 05/17/07 3:17 PM (permalink)
            Great Pics and Report

            I hope to try John's the next time I'm in Philly!
             
            #6
              buffetbuster

              RE: Philly Tour 2007 - Lots of Pics! Thu, 05/17/07 3:23 PM (permalink)
              What a great report! I am glad you included my favorite in Philly, Tony Luke's. It looks like you are turning your girlfriend into a Roadfooder.
               
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                desertdog

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                RE: Philly Tour 2007 - Lots of Pics! Thu, 05/17/07 5:03 PM (permalink)


                Awesome! Gotta get there one day. Maybe Sept before the Hotdog tour up in Jersey?

                Great pics SBman! Thanks for sharing.

                DD

                 
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                  Bushie

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                  RE: Philly Tour 2007 - Lots of Pics! Thu, 05/17/07 5:15 PM (permalink)
                  Fabulous!
                   
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                    Greymo

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                    RE: Philly Tour 2007 - Lots of Pics! Thu, 05/17/07 5:23 PM (permalink)
                    Loved reading this and seeing the pictures but wondering why you did not treat your gal to one of the best sandwiches in the world which is roast pork and rabe at Tony Luke's.

                    It looks like you had a fantastic time............Philadelphia is one of our favorite "food" cities in the world!
                     
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                      lleechef

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                      RE: Philly Tour 2007 - Lots of Pics! Thu, 05/17/07 6:04 PM (permalink)
                      Great report and even greater pictures! Being from Pittsburgh, we don't often travel across the state for food........but it looks like I'm missing out on a LOT!
                       
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                        CajunKing

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                        RE: Philly Tour 2007 - Lots of Pics! Fri, 05/18/07 5:25 PM (permalink)
                        Oh yeah Tony Lukes..... (insert drooling smilie here)

                        Great RF report, I am now craving a soft pretzel and there are none to be found around here
                         
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                          Sundancer7

                          RE: Philly Tour 2007 - Lots of Pics! Fri, 05/18/07 6:00 PM (permalink)
                          During my career with the pharmaceutical business, I spent way too much time in Philly but I did explore the south part of Philly which I assume you were at. A great part of the city with great food within walking distance.

                          I enjoyed the Market.

                          Paul E. Smith
                          Knoxville, TN
                           
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                            Adjudicator

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                            RE: Philly Tour 2007 - Lots of Pics! Fri, 05/18/07 7:23 PM (permalink)
                            Great pics of decent food. Thanks!
                             
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                              Bobs

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                              RE: Philly Tour 2007 - Lots of Pics! Fri, 05/18/07 7:45 PM (permalink)
                              You did a great job with your tour! Where next?
                               
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                                morningglory

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                                RE: Philly Tour 2007 - Lots of Pics! Sat, 05/19/07 2:58 AM (permalink)
                                I grew up in Flemington, NJ and used to go to Philly alot. Great report and pictures which brought back great memories. Was visiting family last June and ended up taking a wrong turn and ended up in Philly, and stumbled upon a great deli, but can't remember the name.

                                Thanks for the memory making report and pictures!
                                 
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                                  CheeseWit

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                                  RE: Philly Tour 2007 - Lots of Pics! Sat, 05/19/07 5:28 AM (permalink)
                                  Nice job! Every stop on your tour was/is a favorite of mine and I find myself in South Philly every week to enjoy one or two of the iconic Philly roadfoods.
                                   
                                  #17
                                    BigGlenn

                                    RE: Philly Tour 2007 - Lots of Pics! Sat, 05/19/07 5:37 AM (permalink)
                                    Great Pictures and you have a candidate there in your girlfriend to replace Vanna White if she chooses to retire anytime soon. Some day, I too will get a real Cheese Steak Sandwhich. Someday.........
                                     
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                                      Yankeesfan

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                                      RE: Philly Tour 2007 - Lots of Pics! Sat, 05/19/07 6:09 PM (permalink)
                                      That cannoli has me practically drooling. Did it taste as good as it looks?
                                       
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                                        MikeS.

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                                        RE: Philly Tour 2007 - Lots of Pics! Sat, 05/19/07 7:25 PM (permalink)
                                        Nicely done! Thanks for sharing it with us.

                                        What was the cannoli filled with?

                                        MikeS.
                                         
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                                          KOK

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                                          RE: Philly Tour 2007 - Lots of Pics! Tue, 05/22/07 9:33 AM (permalink)
                                          Excellent trip!! The only thing I can think to add would be a sausage, peppers and egg sandwich at Shank & Evelyn, or maybe their very good eggplant parm (of course everything is great at Shank & Evelyn).

                                          Thanks,

                                          Kevin
                                           
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                                            roossy90

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                                            RE: Philly Tour 2007 - Lots of Pics! Sat, 05/26/07 2:20 PM (permalink)
                                            Sure, thanks a lot!
                                            Making me hungry and not a thing to eat in the house.
                                            Those roast pork sandwiches looked delicious....
                                            Great photos and review..
                                            Thanks for sharing!
                                             
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