heading to philly tommorow from ny. wish me luck every one lol
and have fun in the City of Brotherly Love.
not Pat's King of Steaks, if you want a good Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich" I had heard so much over the years about Pat's. I realize in the 30's it must have been good, but not when I was there. Bon Appetit!
hey guys just back home from philly. i had a great time. i didnt get to try the philly cheesesteak from Pats but i did try it from Jim's Steaks it was pretty good. did some site seeing lots of free site (ie us mint, liberty bell, rocky statue, national constitution center independence hall.)
by the way if anyone is short on time and planning to visit the independence hall, you can reserve up to 10 tickets, there's a reserve fee for about $1 each but you can resevere the date and exact time you want. i resevered for 11am and when i went to will call around 1030 to pick my tickets, i saw that the earliest tickets they were giving out were for 4:30 pm yikes
The National Constitution Center, even though they charged admission (we got a BOGO) was one of the best things I've ever seen in Philly, or any other city. Made me proud to be an American.
If you get back to Philly, I recommend Steve's Prince of Steaks in NE Philly off of Bustleton.
....I need to go back and check it out.
Philadelphia seems to be the perfect size/density downtown to visit. Not too big, not too small. Just right. Plenty of variety and local flavor.
yeah it looked really nice. we were planning to go but after we went to the us mint( right across the street) it was almost time to go to independence hall. IMO the us mint in philly isnt as good as dc but its pretty much a self guided tour with lots of displays on the wall. In dc there you went with a guide and the was a lot more things to see.
Try to go to Elfreth's Alley if you can. It is the first established neighborhood in America. That's what our tour guide told us.
It is a neat place to see. Look for emblems on some of the doors and find out what they are.
Edit: By the way my 71 year old husband RAN up the steps that Rocky ran!!!
a young 71!!
thats great to hear. i dont think Rocky was able to run up those stairs in his last Movie lol
He has been running on a treadmill since he was in his 40's 5 days a week. We had the treadmill in the bedroom for years but now have it in his work shop.
When he was working I can remember hearing it while I was trying to sleep!!! I should have used it then, maybe I could run on it, all I can do is walk on it!! (I don't stick to 5 days a week either)
It's interesting to see what people say about a place, when you have to work there day in, day out...LOL
i went to pats the other day and i have to agree it wasnt anything special. genos across the street has cheese steaks too, but they have big slice of meat. I dont think the cheese would really go threw the meat the way its supposed too, and i was too afraid that id pull too much of the meat out during a bite.
Went to Philly last year but didn't get to see what a cheese steak was. Never had one and haven't even seen one. Not sure just what it is.
The owner of Geno's Steak passed away of a massive heart attack last Tuesday 8/23
For those not familiar with the area Geno’s Steak is located caddy corner with Pat’s Steaks on 9th st. where Wharton St & E Passyunk Ave meet in South Philly
Sounds like an Arby's sandwitch but with longer bread.
It may LOOK like an Arby's but the taste is so much better, you really have to try one to understand. For one a true south Philly steak uses sliced Rib Eye meat, not some processed junk like Arby's does.
There are places around the country to claim to make a Philly Cheese steak, they don't, again, it's all about the flavor, and that comes from the right combination of meat, cheese and roll, and not all rolls are created equal.
Not even remotely close to arby. its like comparing grandmas homemade apple pies to mcdonalds apple pie. yeah they might sound the same but the quality if its content is astronomically different
Joey Vento owner of Geno's just turned over in his recently dug grave.
Living in Texas all my life I had no idea.
If I ever get back to Philly I will try several.
Maybe that will make Joey turn back over in his grave...
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