Penn presidents share their favorite grub.
I have many, many favorite foods in Philadelphia… I have to say that my favorite is sushi from Sushi Do at Houston Market. I would like having it delivered to my office [if I could].
[Ed. Note: Really, Amy?… But, really? For some better sushi options shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org]
There’s nothing I like more than vegetarian food made specifically for an occasional meat craving. Add in a creative name, jolly staffers and credit card payability and you, my friends, have a winner.
The Double–Turkey–Bacon–Egg–&–Cheese–Green–Pepper–Hot–Sauce–Bui–Sauce long roll is my body’s fuel. It’s a breakfast of champions in a sandwich. I couldn’t ask for a more filling and satisfying start to the day. That, coupled with a WaWa coffee, is my typical breakfast and favorite meal.
So if my mom could fly out to Philadelphia and cook some original Persian food, then I’d say whatever she makes would be the best thing I’ve ever eaten in Philly. But otherwise, I’m all about the desserts. Hands–down one of the best I’ve ever had was the Chocolate Pot de Creme at Stephen Starr’s Morimoto restaurant. It’s a chocolate custard along with a slice of caramelized banana topped with light whipped cream and chocolate sauce drizzled on there. It’s filling, but it just melts in your mouth and tastes awesome.
Going to college in Philly, cheesesteak expertise is a must. Earlier in the year, my friends and I would orchestrate these “cheesesteak rampages,” like a bar crawl with cheesesteaks. We tried Pat’s, Geno’s, Abner’s, Allegro, Cosmi’s — all the relevant contenders. When we made it down to Jim’s on South Street, we knew we had found a clear winner. Steak w/wiz and onions as it was meant to be: gruff atmosphere, long lines and primo steak.