1. PYT1050 N Hancock St, Philadelphia
2. Potito's Bakery1314 Walnut St, Philadelphia
3. Luke's Lobster130 S 17th St, Philadelphia
4. Strangelove's216 S 11th St, Philadelphia
5. Pennsylvania 6114 S 12th St, Philadelphia
6. Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen2370 E Norris St, Philadelphia
7. Cookie Confidential517 S 5th St, Philadelphia
It's hard to go wrong with consuming a half-pound of red-sauced meatball flattened between two fried lasagna patties. If you don't catch that, you can always back it up with a summery Jamaican jerk chicken burger bundled between fried plantains.
If you've got a sweet tooth, chances are Potito's Bakery has a cannoli-shaped missile aimed square at it. With homemade Italian cookies, magnificent pastries, some of which you can't pronounce (sfogliatelle) and other salty-sweet goods to boot, you may need to invest in a track suit to walk it off.
Luke's Lobster is a Maine lobster-slinging New England seafood joint, offering you buttered rolls stuffed with knuckle and claw meat, as well as a rotating lineup of seafood soups.
Strangelove's is a Midtown gastropub dishing out Southern cuisine (and bacon-cheddar tater tots), and serving up a huge beer selection on the two levels of their huge space.
Pennsylvania 6 is an American bistro with marrow luges for your bourbon. MARROW LUGES FOR YOUR BOURBON. Nuff said.
NoLibs southern bruncherie A Full Plate's reopened in Fishtown as Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen (don't worry, their plates are still full), where the ladies behind the soul-cooking Piazza BYO are serving an expanded menu of meaty comforts like brisket-stuffed johnnycakes and pimento cheeseburgers you can finally pair with full glasses of craft ales and 'tails.
This airy cafe serves up One Village coffees and ice cream from Franklin Fountain along with fresh-baked cookies (chocolate/vanilla-swirled peppermint; key lime coconut), muffins, brownies, and macaroons.