A FOOD.D in Philly - Take the Tour With Me!
Last month my hubby and I went to one of his favorite cities, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the weekend to attend a Philadelphia Eagles game. Of course, we took the opportunity to visit some old favorite food and drink haunts and sought out several new places we had been wanting to try out. Below are some foodie highlights of our trip, including a couple of spots I recommend from past visits.
|Mimosa at Red Owl Tavern|
|The Healthy Bennie room service breakfast|
at Hotel Monaco
|Great brews on tap at Triumph Brewing Company|
|Soft German Pretzels at Triumph Brewing Company|
|Mustard-Braised Rabbit with housemade|
tagliatelle pasta and rabbit jus
|Salmon Tartare: mustard vinaigrette,|
puy lentils, creme fraiche,
blood orange vinaigrette
|Butter-basted 1/2 Lancaster chicken,|
slow-cooked green beans, red bliss potatoes,
lemon chicken jus
Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House: After a long day freezing our booties off in a snowstorm at the Eagles game, the only thing that sounded good for dinner was a piping bowl of Chinese noodle soup. Luckily, Philadelphia has a great Chinatown with lots of restaurant options. A quick Yelp search taught us that Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House is the place to go in Philly. Nan Zhou is very clean and modest, like an updated diner, and the noodle soups are excellent. They make all the noodles fresh by hand, which are perfectly chewy, and they are served in a delicious rich broth with several different meat and seafood options. We enjoyed the House Special Meat Ball Soup (the meat balls are like tiny wontons), the Beef Brisket Noodle Soup and steamed Pork and Chive Dumplings. Everything was out of this world delicious and SO cheap! I think our entire bill was less than $25. Amazing food at phenomenal prices. Definitely do not miss this place when you visit Philly!
|House Special Meat Ball Soup - tiny wontons, fresh|
hand-drawn noodles, fresh basil and cilantro on top
|Steamed Pork & Chive Dumplings|
Tommy DiNic's at the Reading Terminal Market: No trip to Philly would be complete without stopping off at the bustling food mecca that is Reading Terminal Market for a giant sandwich at Tommy DiNic's, affectionately known as "DiNic's." This busy sandwich stand is famous for its very long lines and its Roast Pork Sandwich, which was recently named the "Best Sandwich in America" by the Travel Channel's Adam Richman. DiNic's originally started as a butcher shop, and all of the sandwich meats start as giant pork and beef roasts that are prepared right there in the sandwich stand in the middle of the Reading Terminal Market. Served on fresh, crusty Italian rolls topped with sharp provolone cheese, each sandwich is topped with your choice of sauteed broccoli rabe or sauteed spinach. I chose the Meatball Sandwich with sauteed spinach, and it was out of this world! My husband got his favorite, the Roast Pork Sandwich with Broccoli Rabe.
|The Best Sandwich in America: Roast Pork, sharp provolone, broccoli rabe|
|Watching the magic happen at DiNic's|
|Meatball Sandwich with Sauteed Spinach|
|There's always a line at Pat's!|