I hit Philly whenever the Army Navy game is there and stay overnight nearby the stadium. Outside of that, no desire to go into town and mingle with the lovely locals.
Keep your head on a swivel.
Agreed 1000%. Back when i had extensive travel for my work I used to fly into Philly 2 or 3 times per month. I hated the times when I was forced to have to venture into that cesspool of a downtown. The only city that was less comfortable to be in was Detroit, and that says it all.
the choice at cheesesteak ground zero has always been between the grittier superior original Pats and the shinier gristly knockoff genos. Pats has been a bit of a letdown lately, their roast pork has improved tho. For that delicacy you gotta go to johns on Snyder/weccacoe or Danic's at the terminal.
Roast beef - for me nicks at Jackson. Best fresh ravioli - P + S. best bakery - Isgro.