The basics: Philadelphia is a food town and a city of neighborhoods. So, the coolest way to eat in Philly is in those personality-packed 'hoods.
Here are a few ways to approach the scene like a…dare we say, local:
1. Philadelphians take the term "gastropub" seriously—lauded beer lists (often including a cask!) share equal billing with impressive dishes. Hit stalwart Standard Tap and fried chicken expert Resurrection Ale House.
2. Philly's been building tremendous pie cred. James Beard winner Marc Vetri recently opened his ode to the dough, Pizzeria Vetri. Longtime fave Marra's got its oven bricks from Mt. Vesuvius. For real.
3. South Philly. It's magical. Think stoop-dwelling grandmothers and outrageous holiday displays. In these parts, gravy (read: red pasta sauce) reigns supreme. Try Villa di Roma and Paradiso.
So much to taste, so little time—so stay awhile. Book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package™ and plan your trip at visitphilly.com/neighborhoods. >>