Ponte Vedra Beach - The Metro Diner is a cute neighborhood chain serving up a traditional American breakfast & lunch/dinner menu in an incredibly welcoming atmosphere. Recognized as Jacksonville’s original diner, The Metro surprised me and ended up being one of my new favorite breakfast spots in Florida.
Philadelphia, PA - When buying cheese, it’s best to find a reliable source, such as a specialty market, cheese shop, or gourmet foods store that specializes in cheeses. Often, your local farmer’s market and a cheesemaker’s Web site are excellent resources, as you will often speak directly to the cheese-makers, who will ensure that the products are in the best possible condition. When using a retail store, you will want to make sure that the staff is knowledgeable and that turnover is swift. Those consumers that are the most fortunate will live in larger cities like Philly and have cut-to-order or cut-and-wrap retailers.
Philadelphia's South Street - Ishkabibble, his pink-and-yellow vendor has been cooking up cheesesteaks and chicken cheesesteaks since 1979. They also operate a second location less than two blocks away. Favorites include Spanish fries and the original Gremlin, a half-lemonade, half-grape-juice concoction. 337 South Street, (215) 923-4337; 517 South Street, (215) 922-0494, ishka-philly.com