Fishtown, a newly gentrified section of Philadelphia, may have the best cheesesteak in the citywhich is saying somethingas well as a fine bacon-wrapped meatloaf (Serious Eaters do love their bacon-wrapped meatloaf). The New York Times takes a look at food options in the neighborhood:
Johnny Brenda's: Gastropub, goat cheese, watermelon, and arugula salad, $8. 1201 N. Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19125; 215-739-9684; johnnybrendas.com
Ida Mae's Bruncherie: Irish breakfast, $9. 2302 East Norris Street, Philadelphia PA 19125; 215-426-4209; idamaesbruncherie.com
Hot Potato Cafe: Bacon-wrapped meatloaf, $12. 529 East Girard Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19125; 215-425-0905; hotpotatocafe.com
Johnny's Hots: Hot sausages on a fresh, crusty Italian torpedo roll with "the works" (mustard, relish, and pepper hash), $3.25; hot sausage with a fish cake smashed on top, $5.25; cheesesteak named best cheesesteak in Philly by Philadelphia magazine. 1234 North Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19125; 215-423-2280; johnnyshots.com
My first stop would certainly be Johnny's Hots for a sausage with the works and a cheesesteak. Next would be the Hot Potato Cafe for its bacon-wrapped meatloaf.
Any Serious Eaters been to any of these places?
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