South Philly & Ital­ian Mar­ket

Where Philadelphia - - THE GUIDE | DINING -

CAFE YNEZ— Mex­i­can. This Wash­ing­ton Av­enue lo­ca­tion is the place to go for a Mex­i­can diner-style ex­pe­ri­ence. Daily lunch spe­cials, and at the to-go counter, you can get a half ro­tis­serie chicken and two sides for $10. B,L, D (M-F), Br (Sa-Su). BYOB. 2025 Wash­ing­ton Ave., 215.278.7579.

DEVIL’S DEN — Tav­ern. This South Philly beer bar con­sis­tently at­tracts neigh­bor­hood pa­trons for its selection of craft and im­ported beers—17 on tap and 200 by the bot­tle. Food trends to­ward gas­tropub fare; try dishes like duck fries, duck buns, and a beer-bat­tered fish sand­wich. If you’re into mus­sels, this den serves them with five dif­fer­ent prepa­ra­tions. L and D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). 1148 S. 11th St., 215.339.0855.

FED­ERAL DONUTS— Sweets. This lit­tle gem of­fers fresh cake donuts bright and early at 7 am, then serves Korean-style fried chicken start­ing at noon un­til the daily sup­ply runs out. B, L (daily). 1219 S. Sec­ond St., 267.687.8258; 1632 San­som St., 215.665.1101.

GENO’S STEAKS — Cheeses­teaks. Geno’s serves up clas­sic steaks with Philly at­ti­tude. The inevitable line will leave time for fig­ur­ing out what to or­der; when you get to the counter, make it fast and sim­ple. Open 24 hours daily. (Cash only). 1219 S. Ninth St., 215.389.0659

PAT’S KING OF STEAKS — Cheeses­teaks. Billed as the orig­i­na­tor of the cheeses­teak sand­wich, this shop is of­ten rec­og­nized as the best by peo­ple world­wide. Or­der “Whiz wit.” Open 24 hours daily. 1237 E. Passyunk Ave., 215.468.1546.

RESTAU­RANT NEUF — French Fu­sion. Noord’s chefowner Jon­carl Lach­man is bring­ing a de­li­ciously di­verse new bistro to the famed Ital­ian Mar­ket. North African-in­spired French dishes are the fo­cus here—their deca­dent menu of braised goat leg, baked monk­fish, and fried oys­ters will have you plan­ning your re­turn visit be­fore you re­quest the check. D (Daily). 943 S. 9th St., 215.309.5847.

SOUTH PHILADEL­PHIA TAP ROOM — Pub/Bar. This ca­sual es­tab­lish­ment ap­peals to both pro­fes­sion­als and the bo­hemian/hip­ster crowd. Known for an out­stand­ing beer selection from around the globe, the “Tap Room” also serves a range of homestyle ap­pe­tiz­ers, sand­wiches, sal­ads, burg­ers, and com­fort food en­trées. L, D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 1509 Mif­flin St., 215.271.SPTR.

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