Recently took a long weekend in Philadelphia. Have been many times but this is the first time I'm attempting a report with pictures.
We started out Thursday at Tony Luke's
. In all my trips to Philly, somehow I had never been.
We had the Roast Pork Italian with spinach and sharp provolone (under the pork). The other option was broccoli rabe, but was very happy with the spinach.
I recently saw on an episode of Food Wars that they finish off par-baked rolls from Liscio’s Bakery on site. Definitely the best roll of the trip.
We headed for the hotel and I got bollixed up with the one–way streets. On the way, I discovered where to go if I ever want a "big dish of beef chow mien" in Philly.
We were going to Villa Di Roma for dinner (no pictures – fail) so decided to have a snack at Franklin Fountain
after checking in.
A short walk down Market Street toward Penn’s Landing brought us to Franklin Fountain. We had seen this on Man v. Food and I guess we thought it was much bigger inside than it is. There’s a 3 stool counter past the cash register but other than that, no seating, except for the five or so tables outside. They did have a nice collection of root beers and assorted sodas in bottles.
We had the Homemade Hot Fudge Sundae and substituted cherry Vanilla for one of the 2 scoops of Vanilla Bean. Very good ice cream and the dark chocolate fudge was a plus, though a bit skimpy IMHO.
More to follow later (this is much harder than I thought it would be).
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