9. Red sauce, cheap Italian
While the sexed-up pizzas at Graffiato like the “Get Him to the Greek” certainly have a place in this world because they’re DELICIOUS, why don’t we have more red sauce, mom-coulda-made-it Italian restaurants that aren’t national chains or a rip-off?
10. Dive bars
Like real ones to give The Raven Grill, The Pug, Showtime Lounge, Dan’s Cafe, and Tune Inn some stiff competition. These chefs tried, but too many of their picks have cocktail lists, accept credit cards, or stock Japanese whisky.
Philly’s got so many, couldn't they share some of that brotherly love? Sure, corkage helps when you have a bottle you really want to sip, but true BYOBs would be even better.