Unique Eats of Philadelphia

Sure, the town is known for its sandwiches (and Rocky, obviously), but we did eat a few non-sandwich meals while exploring Philadelphia. What we found was a town full of food opportunities that we never get in Seattle, and a few that I don't think are found anywhere outside of those specific restaurants. Taco pizza, anyone? Read on for the bits, bites, and meals that are worth a stop in Philly. Red Gravy at Villa di Roma Ignore this entry if you're in New York or New Jersey, because you can probably find this kind of thing near home. The food is nothing like the uber-authentic Italian … [Read more...]

The Philadelphia Sandwich Scene

Not too long after I got back from my trip to Philadelphia, I heard a story on NPR about Philly residents wearing sweatpants more than people in any other city. It explored a variety of reasons: climate, influence of Rocky, high proportion of college students, and so on. I know the real reason, though, I learned it through experience on my recent trip there. It is the only comfortable attire when you're consuming such amazing sandwiches in such high quantities. Coming in, with only a rudimentary knowledge of Philly cuisine, I expected it to be all cheesesteak all the time, but in fact, of … [Read more...]