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4th of July in Philly
  • Bella Luna July 2, 2013 - 11:47 am #78504 Reply

    Any suggestions to events taking place in Philly for 4th of July?

    newty25 July 2, 2013 - 2:49 pm #78522 Reply

    Perhaps you should ask this over at PHILLYnow?

    fedworker July 2, 2013 - 3:13 pm #78527 Reply

    Yo, check out the fireworks.

    halj July 2, 2013 - 3:19 pm #78530 Reply

    Go hear the Roots: http://www.visitphilly.com/c/july-4th-in-philadelphia/.  When you return, post here about how great Wawa is and lament the lack of Wawa in Arlington.

    Hank July 2, 2013 - 3:48 pm #78533 Reply

    At halj: You hit her pretty hard there, Rick.

    Sunshine July 2, 2013 - 4:19 pm #78535 Reply

    Go to Reading Terminal Market, get a big fat cheesesteak, Italian hoagie or roast pork and broccoli rabe hoagie. Oh, and a soft pretzel from the Amish stand; dipped in melted butter if you are not counting calories. Then walk yourself up to The Philadelphia Art Museum. It’s really not that far plus you will work up an appetite. There is live music and then fireworks. Have fun!

    Sunshine July 2, 2013 - 6:43 pm #78541 Reply

    Never mind about Reading Terminal Market, I forgot they will be closed for the holiday.

    AKB July 2, 2013 - 9:43 pm #78542 Reply

    Bella – Howdy! Philly is a great place for the 4th. This is where the grand-but-still-running Experiment began. While you are there, may I please suggest you stop over Vedge Restaurant, http://www.vedgerestaurant.com. The Best Vegan Restaurant in America. You could ask the owner: Why not have a branch in Arlington? The museum of art is wonderful, and centrally located. Post your successes here on the ARLnow.

    nom de guerre July 2, 2013 - 10:00 pm #78544 Reply

    So, this is last post. If no one hears from me again, then I am not trying any restaurant. My silent protest, too.

    NB: I have called places, like that little serow and hill country, only to be laughed at. I still went with my group, but had nothing. Yes, it may work to call but my experience says it will rarely work. Okay, bye. My eating home only and not posting here begins now.

    @AKB-please refer to your last quote above-please give your vegan restaurant crusade a rest.  Maybe you will have more luck in Philly off of THE I-95 regarding the elimination of the Cheesesteak.  I suggest that you take a cooking class and eat at home as you previously indicated you would.  Bon appétit.

    Quoth the Raven July 3, 2013 - 8:47 am #78551 Reply

    I thought AKB would be too busy hitting meat-friendly restaurants with his “lawyer”.  Surprised he has time to post here!

    Sunshine July 3, 2013 - 10:44 am #78574 Reply

    No, no, no. If you go to Philly and you eat meat, you must have a real deal cheesesteak, chicken cheesesteak, Italian hoagie or roast pork, provolone, broccoli rabe hoagie. And stay away from Pat’s and Gino’s they are horrible tourist traps. If you are vegan or vegetarian then go to Vedge. But you might want to first try a broccoli rabe, fried onion, mushroom, green pepper, provolone, American cheese (no cheese for vegans) hoagie. It’s pretty divine.

    Bella Luna July 3, 2013 - 11:25 am #78576 Reply

    Thank you all for your suggestions!


    newty25 July 3, 2013 - 1:40 pm #78587 Reply

    Sunshine, you are very wrong.

    Pat’s King of Steaks is the “real deal” cheese steak. The Olivieri brothers who founded Pat’s in the 1930s are credited with the creation of the cheese steak. It is THE one and only original. I’m not sure how much more “real deal” it can get than that. In fact, it’s location has been deemed a historical landmark.

    So, if you want a “real deal” steak sandwich, the only place in Philly to go is Pat’s King of Steaks.

    Pat's King of Steaks

    Sunshine July 3, 2013 - 1:56 pm #78589 Reply

    Nope. Sorry. Born and raised Philly here. Pat’s and Geno’s have always been horrible. But now there is a historical sign. So now they are not only horrible but they are tourist traps too. You can toss a stone in any direction in that town and find a faaaaarrrr better cheesesteak.

    AKB July 3, 2013 - 8:54 pm #78621 Reply

    Nom de Guerre and Quoth the Raven:

    Well, enjoy ganging up on me. I was just doing a public service by suggesting Vedge. It after all made it as the best restaurant in March issue of GQ. Have fun tomorrow, wherever you are in DCVAMD – or in Philly.

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