Philadelphia Travel Guide

Tony goes beyond the cheesesteak in Philadelphia. He dines on modern Israeli food with Marc Vetri, throws back the citywide special at Dirty Frank's and learns the real story behind the drinking and carousing ...

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American Sardine Bar

This bar/restaurant in South Philly has a great selection of beers and yummy comfort food. Plus, sardine sandwiches for only $2!

1800 Federal St
Philadelphia, PA 19146


Tony and Peter McAndrews have dinner at Chef Marc Vetri’s Italian restaurant, Amis.

412 South 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Bui’s Lunch Truck

This food truck offers many sandwiches, but their “Hangover Special” (filled with sausage, bacon, egg and special sauce) is one of their most popular items.

38th and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19195

Café Soho

Located in Cheltenham, Café Soho is the place to go for Korean fried chicken.

468 West Cheltenham Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19126

Chef Ken’s

Philadelphia native and former reality TV personality, Shawn Moreland takes Tony for a soul-food lunch at Chef Ken’s.

7135 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19119

City Tavern

City Tavern takes you back in history, all the way to the birth of America. Their bar features drinks and beers that are creations of America’s Founding Fathers.

138 South 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Czerw’s Kielbasy

Visit for Philadelphia’s best homemade Polish Kielbasa.

3370 Tilton St
Philadelphia, PA 19134

Di Bruno Bros.

Tony meets up with Emilio Mignucci at Di Bruno Bros. for a tour of the Italian Market.

930 South 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Dirty Frank’s

Just down the street from Amis, Peter McAndrews takes Tony to Dirty Frank’s, where they meet up with another local chef, Han Chiang.

347 South 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Han Dynasty

Han Chiang’s Chinese restaurant is utterly amazing, but be prepared for the intense spices that make Han’s dishes well-known.

108 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106


This family-run, Indonesian restaurant is a favorite in Philadelphia.

1754 S Hicks St
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Johnny Brenda’s

A fantastic bar/restaurant/music venue located in the heart of Fishtown.

1201 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Johnny’s Hots

A popular walk-up lunch spot featuring delicious hot dogs and sandwiches.

1234 North Delaware Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

John’s Roast Pork

A great place for a cheesesteak, but John’s Roast Pork is more well-known for their mouth-watering roast pork sandwiches.

14 Snyder Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148


Chef Konstantinos Pitsillides brings authentic Cypriot-Greek flavors to this very popular BYOB restaurant.

1001 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Tony stops by Paesano’s in the Italian Market to try one of Peter McAndrews’ famous sandwiches.

1017 South 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Pen & Pencil

Chefs Marc Vetri and Mike Solomonov take Tony to the local press and chef bar, Pen & Pencil, for some late-night drinks.

1522 Latimer St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Pho 75

Tony meets up with Chef Mike Solomonov for breakfast at one of Mike’s favorite spots, a Vietnamese restaurant called Pho 75.

1122 Washington Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19147


Southwark has an extensive drink and cocktail menu with great options for dinner and dessert.

701 South 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147


Tony drops by Stateside to sample their wide variety of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, as well as their amazing menu.

1536 East Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Syrenka Luncheonette

A great lunch spot that serves up traditional Polish cuisine.

3173 Richmond St
Philadelphia, PA 19134


Chef Marc Vetri and Tony have dinner at Mike Solomonov’s modern Israeli restaurant, Zahav.

237 Saint James Pl
Philadelphia, PA 19106


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