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Duck meatballs and buttermilk chicken: 5 sandwiches you need in your mouth

Published On 10/04/2013 Published On 10/04/2013
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1. Nick's Old Original Roast Beef 2149 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19145 (South Philadelphia)

Old Original Nick's is an institution of Philly roast beef, serving up the sammies with au jus and Provolone, the way nature intended.

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2. The Twisted Tail 509 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (South Street)

The Twisted Tail's a hulking two-story joint from a classically trained actor who, while touring Tennessee with his theater company, fell in love with the Deep South's food, drink, and music, and has now launched his tribute to bourbon and blues, the most notable Southern combination since Brooks & Dunn.

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3. Pub & Kitchen 1946 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1411 (Rittenhouse)

Pub & Kitchen's name pretty much says it for you -- this chic corner eatery in south Rittenhouse houses a homely kitchen and restaurant in the front of house, serving a simple menu of bar snacks and game- and vegetable-heavy dishes like rabbit meatballs and cornish chicken. In the back of house lies a dark, polished pub decked in black paint and wall-to-wall brown leather booths, serving up the same dishes from the kitchen plus a handful of wines, draft beers, and seasonal specialty cocktails.

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4. High Street on Market 308 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Old City)

You’ve never had bread quite like the ancient grains, roasted potato, or anadama on grill at High Street on Market. The New American haunt in Old City centers its menu on local grains, which High Street refines and finesses at the crack of dawn each day into the stuff of sandwiches, pastries, and pastas that bedeck the breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. For lunch, it is sinful to miss out on the smoky and briny pastrami on rye, dressed with cabbage slaw, Russian dressing, and Gulden’s mustard. Opt for the pastas at dinner; they’re decidedly un-Italian and, therefore, entirely unforgettable.

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5. Rotisseur 102 S 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Rittenhouse)

A Philly roast-master runs Rotisseur, a brick-and-mortar ode to wood-fired bird, where you can get sandwiches and platters stuffed with melt-in-your-mouth chicken.

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