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03-03-2010, 07:21 AM
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The only real restaurants in the area is Chickies and Petes or Benny the Bums at the hotel.

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hello I'm heading to the game Sunday night vs the Leafs with 3 friends. Can you guys give me a good restaurant near the Wachovia center. I was going to go to an Italian joint named D'Angelos but they are closed on Sundays. I know there's a Chicky and Petes nearby but was looking for something a little fancier. It can be steaks, italian, seafood. I'll be down in the area by 4 so I'll have plenty of time before the game to sit down somewhere. Thanks for any help.
Your best bet would probably be just to head somewhere down Broad St. toward Center City. Like they said above me, those two places are about it. I know there's a lot of places just off of Broad going toward city hall, and all you have to do is turn around to get back to the stadiums.

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Not hockey related, but coming to Philly for the USA vs Turkey Soccer game. Need some more not well known American Revolution sites to visit before the game.
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Go to Popi's Restaurant...About a 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk from the arena...Very good Italian...I think their website is www.popisrestaurant.com so you can check out the menu

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My friends had it down to Scannichios and McCormack and Schmidts. They were leaning towards McCormacks is this near the Wachovia Center? If these aren't nearby we are going to Popis. Thanks


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My friends had it down to Scannichios and McCormack and Schmidts. They were leaning towards McCormacks is this near the Wachovia Center? Thanks
No, I think that's right by City Hall.

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I've had a bad experience both times at Schneichos (once service and once food)...Your other choice is near City Hall but not more than a 10-15 ride down Broad...If you want Italian, like I said in my last post, Popi's is the place to go...Steaks and seafood, I would take the ride down Broad St.

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Not hockey related, but coming to Philly for the USA vs Turkey Soccer game. Need some more not well known American Revolution sites to visit before the game.
...define not well known? Or, I guess more specifically, what sites do you know?

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...define not well known? Or, I guess more specifically, what sites do you know?
It's not even a matter of that. It's a matter of "what sites are still extant in any form more than a commemorative plaque"?

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well, valley forge is like...an hour-ish away? 30 minutes away is the mass grave and memorial for the Massacre of Paoli, and an additional 5 minutes from that is General Wayne's house. I'm not sure you'll be able to fine any "less-well known" sites still standing in the city, that kind of thing tends to get developed over time. im not an expert though so i could be wrong.

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It's not even a matter of that. It's a matter of "what sites are still extant in any form more than a commemorative plaque"?
Now, now, those commemorative plaques do capture the zeitgeist.

There are the battlefields in the area if you're willing to drive around (Germantown, and Brandywine), Fort Mifflin...The obvious stuff is in Olde City obviously, but there's some other stuff out there.

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The USS New Jersey is right there.


but its in Camden...so yeah.

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The USS New Jersey is right there.


but its in Camden...so yeah.
Not Revolution era, but cool, yes.

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a time machine would fix that. i'll get right on it.

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The USS New Jersey is right there.


but its in Camden...so yeah.
Don't go hatin'. I work in Camden.

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Hi guys,
I'm going up there friday for the game with 4 friends.
I've seen the first page and it gives good individual pointers, but I'd like to know what you guys recommend for a tour after the game with a combination of these, in any order:

1- A good Philly Cheese Steak
2- A gentlemen's club
3- A good irish style pub - nothing too trendy, not too rowdy either, a good laid back place for 30 year olds.

Thanks (btw I'm a Bruins fan but I'll be rooting for the Flyers for this one)

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Hi guys,
I'm going up there friday for the game with 4 friends.
I've seen the first page and it gives good individual pointers, but I'd like to know what you guys recommend for a tour after the game with a combination of these, in any order:

1- A good Philly Cheese Steak
2- A gentlemen's club
3- A good irish style pub - nothing too trendy, not too rowdy either, a good laid back place for 30 year olds.

Thanks (btw I'm a Bruins fan but I'll be rooting for the Flyers for this one)
1- Jims on 4th and South, but Tony Luke's is closer to the stadium and just as good.
2- Never been in there but there's Show and Tell and one other one on Delaware Ave not too far from Tony Luke's.
3- Moriarty's on Walnut off of 11th, which also has The Irish Pub across the street. The Plough and the Stars in Olde city, McFaddens (either off of Spring Garden or at Citizen's Bank Park, but I'm not a big fan of either), and there's Tir na Nog off of Arch. There's also Finnegan's Wake near McFadden's that's right on Spring Garden.

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1- Jims on 4th and South, but Tony Luke's is closer to the stadium and just as good.
2- Never been in there but there's Show and Tell and one other one on Delaware Ave not too far from Tony Luke's.
3- Moriarty's on Walnut off of 11th, which also has The Irish Pub across the street. The Plough and the Stars in Olde city, McFaddens (either off of Spring Garden or at Citizen's Bank Park, but I'm not a big fan of either), and there's Tir na Nog off of Arch. There's also Finnegan's Wake near McFadden's that's right on Spring Garden.
Sounds like a good plan, I'll go with that unless someone else can convince me otherwise.

Thanks for the tip!

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03-31-2010, 07:17 AM
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Sounds like a good plan, I'll go with that unless someone else can convince me otherwise.

Thanks for the tip!
No problem! Hope you enjoy your trip!

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My dad and I are planning on coming to Philly one weekend next fall to see a Flyers and Birds game in the same weekend. Were looking at the Holiday Inn right by the sports complex down there, does anyone know much about it and how easy it is to get to the arenas and stadiums from it? Walking distance?

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My dad and I are planning on coming to Philly one weekend next fall to see a Flyers and Birds game in the same weekend. Were looking at the Holiday Inn right by the sports complex down there, does anyone know much about it and how easy it is to get to the arenas and stadiums from it? Walking distance?
EASSSYYYYY walking distance. But from what I have heard, it is a crap hotel.

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Like really crappy? 'Cause we really only need a decent hotel for 2-3 nights, and we've stayed at atleast a dozen different Holiday Inn's, no joke. Stayed in Holiday Inn's ranging from Bozeman, Montana to Page, Arizona to Vancouver Island.

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Like really crappy? 'Cause we really only need a decent hotel for 2-3 nights, and we've stayed at atleast a dozen different Holiday Inn's, no joke. Stayed in Holiday Inn's ranging from Bozeman, Montana to Page, Arizona to Vancouver Island.
Never stayed there, but heard its not the nicest place in the world. Maybe someone has been there??

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well, valley forge is like...an hour-ish away? 30 minutes away is the mass grave and memorial for the Massacre of Paoli, and an additional 5 minutes from that is General Wayne's house. I'm not sure you'll be able to fine any "less-well known" sites still standing in the city, that kind of thing tends to get developed over time. im not an expert though so i could be wrong.
thanx for the heads up on that

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Hey guys, Is parking in Philly as difficult and infamous to deal with as a certain TV show makes it out to be or should I just Amtrak it from NYC?

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