Philadelphia, PA - The original home of the cheesesteak, Pat’s King of Steaks has been owned and operated by the Olivieri family for over 87 years and counting. A 24-hour shop, Pat’s shuts down for only 48 hours each year: Thanksgiving and Christmas. 1237 E. Passyunk Avenue, (215) 468-1546, patskingofsteaks.com
Philadelphia's South Street, Nora’s Taqueria – Tacos, burritos, bowls and chicken and rice plates make up the menu at this fast-casual, family-run Mexican spot. Attention to detail and house-made everything ensure that even the simplest orders satisfy. 248 South Street, (267) 819-1557
Philadelphia, PA - This August, Cake Life Bake Shop introduced their dessert and beverage pairing series. They will host these pairings every Thursday evening this summer, for each pairing event, Cake Life will be joined by a special beverage expert from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to learn what best to drink with their favorite desserts. The menu will include a flight of five wines, cocktails, or liquors. 1306 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125.
Philadelphia, The Mayfair Diner - Located in the Mayfair section of Northeast Philadelphia, The Mayfair Diner has been a local favorite since 1932. President Obama has even eaten here. The classic diner-style restaurant is 125 feet in length, making it one of the longest diners in the area. NB: we still recommend getting there early on the weekends. Details: 7373 Frankford Ave, (215) 624-8886