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The Good Dog Bar – Philadelphia, PA

November 4th, 2009 · No Comments

Heading out with the guys before the big concert – we only had about an hour to get some food and have a pre-concert cocktail. I looked up the “50 best bars in Philadelphia” article on the Philadelphia Weekly website, and found the Good Dog at Number 3. Apparently, this place is more of a […]

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Tags: Beer · Philadelphia · Western Food

Rouge – Philadelphia, PA

November 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Sunday morning, after another late night. I am stadium-ed out after the concert, Flyers game, and 76ers game, and the lads are off to see the Eagles play. I’m going to laze around town today, having some brunch, and taking a leisurely stroll through Philadelphia’s awesome art museums. I look up best brunches in Philadelphia […]

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Tags: Bistro · Brunch · Philadelphia · Western Food

Pat's vs. Geno's: Philly Cheesesteak Showdown

November 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

When the lads suggested we go to Philly for a sports weekend this year, two words immediately came into my mind: Philly Cheesesteaks. Maybe it should have been “The Eagles” or “The Flyers”, but for me, as usual, my love of food just took over and all I could see was orange. There are a […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Inexpensive · Kid-friendly · Philadelphia · Western Food

Jon's Bar and Grille – Philadelphia, PA

November 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

We stopped here during a stroll down South Street on a Saturday night as the patio was pretty empty and we were in need of a cold drink. Service was friendly and fast, and the beer wasn’t over priced. The beer list wasn’t anything great, but they did have Colorado’s Blue Moon Belgian White, which […]

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Tags: Philadelphia · Western Food

Continental Mid-town – Philadelphia, PA

November 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

I’ve said before that I think “lets just go here” is a recipe for disaster when walking around town in terms of food, but once in a while, it just works out – as it did at the Continental (another one of the Starr restaurants like Butcher & Singer). Breakfast after a late night. We […]

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Tags: Brunch · Philadelphia · Western Food

Butcher & Singer – Philadelphia, PA

November 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

In town for a boys/sports weekend – needless to say, a steakhouse was in order for the tipoff dinner before the 76ers game. In Philadelphia, there is no shortage of steakhouses – all the chains are there (Morton’s, Smith & Wollensky, Ruth Chris’), but we were looking for something with some local flavour – and […]

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Tags: Philadelphia · Western Food

The Melrose Diner – Philadelphia, PA

November 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Landed in Philly and hungry after a milk run from Vancouver. First things first: get good food. The Crown Plaza on Market Street had free wi-fi in the lobby, so I checked out ‘best breakfasts philadelphia’ online – there were no shortage of opinions and places, but none came up that were either close to […]

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Tags: Brunch · Cheap Eats · Inexpensive · Kid-friendly · Philadelphia · Western Food