What: It was my first time visiting the City of Brotherly Love, and I only had a few hours to spend there. Prior to going, I scoured Yelp and Googled the heck out of Philly to figure out how to make the best use of my time, and this is what I ended up with…
Mode(s) of Transportation: feet, taxi
Price Point: $$
- Start: Lunch at Tommy DiNiC’s at the Reading Terminal Market [Market East]
- Walk to: Wander around Reading Terminal Market – get a pretzel from Miller’s Twist before you leave [Market East]
- Walk to: Check out Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell [Center City East]
- Taxi to: Run up and down the “Rocky Steps” and take some crazy pictures at the Philadelphia Museum of Art [Art Museum District]
Unfortunately, that was as much as I was able to cram in before I had to catch the train back to NYC. If I had had time for dinner, though, I would’ve loved to check out one of these spots: Morimoto (Japanese), Zahav (Middle Eastern), or Amada (Tapas Bar). They all look amazing! (Oh, in case you’re wondering why I didn’t make a beeline for one of the famous Philly cheese steak places – I don’t really eat beef. Oops.)
Tommy DiNiC’s: You just have to take one look at their website to know what their specialty is – pork. That stuff literally melts in your mouth!
Miller’s Twist: I was already full from scarfing down the sandwich pictured above, but the “twists” at Miller’s looked so good that I just had to have
a bite an entire pretzel.