Philadelphia, South Street - Lorenzo and Sons, a massive mural of its namesake marks this late-night takeout for jumbo cheese slices & varied pies. These oversized slices served after-hours are the reason that this pie shop has been a South Street staple for decades. The rules here: no credit cards, no toppings, no utensils and no pretense. 305 South Street, (215) 800-1942, lorenzoandsonspizza.com
This South Street staple has been satisfying post-last callers with borderline novelty-sized slices since 1988. It's open nightly until 4 a.m. With the motto "Where the customer is never right," Lorenzo's no-nonsense menu consists of only one item — cheese slices cut from 28-inch pies (with the exception of "Toppings Tuesdays"). Closed for nearly a year after a 2012 fire, Lorenzo's is back, just as satisfying as ever and still sporting signage of a busty brunette straight out of a Def Leppard video, dripping slice in hand.
The Philly Taco, South Street Sushi, The Lorenzo's and Jim's Challenge - Are you searching for the ultimate Philadelphia frank'enfood, look no further, its The Philly Taco. A combination of a Philly cheesesteak and a slice of pizza. The combo gets its origins on South Street, where foodies of all kinds head over to both Jim's Steaks and Lorenzo's Pizza for their steaks and pizza. Just wrap your Jim's steak in your in your Lorenzo slice, and you just made The Philly Taco or South Street Sushi.
The Best of Philadelphia's Ginormous Foods - Are you searching for enormous foods in Philly? How about The Whale, a 14-pound bagel leviathan brimming with smoked salmon and whitefish salad at Spread Bagelry or the 9-pound superhero sandwich, a pile-up of bacon, pork, and cheese at Jake's Sandwich Board. Finish things off with the Car 23, a trolley-shaped loaf of French toast stuffed with berries and cream cheese at the Trolley Car Diner.