Con­ven­tion Cen­ter

Where Philadelphia - - The Guide -

BRICK AND MOR­TAR— Amer­i­can. Chef Michael O’Mara com­mands the multi-lay­ered menu at this in­dus­trial-chic, north-of-Chi­na­town restau­rant called ‘BAM!’ for short. Ricci cer­tainly adds an ex­cla­ma­tion point to dishes such as tomato-curry rock shrimp, buck­wheat lin­guine with kale pesto, and black pep­per pork belly. At the bar, cock­tails can be exclusive, but none cost more than 10 bucks. Come early for “You’ll Never Watch Alone” Premier League Satur­days, where matches are shown on a 9 ft. screen. D (daily), Brunch (Sa-Su). www.brickand­mor­tarphilly.com. 315 N. 12th St., 215.923.1596. Map 1, I3

HARD ROCK CAFE— Amer­i­can. Philly’s out­post of the in­ter­na­tional phe­nom­e­non is just steps from the Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, and a few blocks from the historic dis­trict. L, D (daily). www.hardrock.com. 1113-31 Mar­ket St., 215.238.1000. Map 1, I4

READ­ING TER­MI­NAL MAR­KET— In­ter­na­tional. Founded in 1893, Read­ing Ter­mi­nal Mar­ket has evolved into one of Philadel­phia’s ma­jor din­ing des­ti­na­tions, a food mecca where you can taste in­ter­na­tional and lo­cal spe­cial­ties, in­clud­ing cheeses­teaks and Penn­syl­va­nia Dutch treats. B,L, D (Daily). www. read­ingter­mi­nal­mar­ket.org. 12th and Arch streets, 215.922.2317. Map 1, I4

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