South Philly & Ital­ian Mar­ket

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AMER­I­CAN SARDINE BAR— Pub/Bar. From the own­ers of the South Philly Tap Room comes ASB, a resto-bar with a menu that fo­cuses on a se­lec­tion of craft beers (16 on tap), hearty sand­wiches and yummy pub grub. L, D (daily) Br (Su). www.amer­i­can sar­ 1800 Fed­eral St., 215.334.2337. $$ CHICKIE’S & PETE’S— Amer­i­can. This fa­mous bar and seafood house orig­i­nated in north­east Philly back in the ‘70s, and to­day has nearly a dozen lo­ca­tions. It is much loved by lo­cals for its sports fans and “crabfries,” fresh seafood and a party-like at­mos­phere. One of its most pop­u­lar lo­ca­tions sits mere steps from the city’s pro sports sta­di­ums in South Philadel­phia. Bar open daily un­til 2 am. L, D (daily). www.chick­iesand­ 4010 Rob­bins Ave., 215.338.3060.; 1526 Packer Ave., 215.218.0500. $$ FED­ERAL DONUTS— Sweets. James Beard Award­win­ner Michael Solomonov’s lit­tle gem of­fers fresh cake donuts at 7 am, and then serves Korean-style fried chicken start­ing at 11 am un­til they run out. Hours vary by lo­ca­tion. www.fed­er­al­ 1219 S. Sec­ond St., 267.687.8258. $; 1632 Sansom St., 215.665.1101. Map 1, H5

GENO’S STEAKS— Cheeses­teaks. Geno’s serves up clas­sic steaks with Philly flair. The in­evitable line pro­vides time to fig­ure out what to or­der; when you get to the counter, make it fast and sim­ple. Cash only. B, L, D (daily, 24 hours). www.genossteaks. com. 1219 S. Ninth St., 215.389.0659. $ GREEN EGGS CAFE— Amer­i­can. This brunch-style restau­rant with two lo­ca­tions is a fa­vorite for mouth-wa­ter­ing op­tions like smoked At­lantic salmon omelet, Bel­gian waffles and a va­ri­ety of sand­wiches and sal­ads. (Cash only). B, L, Br (Daily). 1306 Dick­in­son St., 215.266.3447. $; 719 N. Sec­ond St., 215.922.3447. JIM’S SOUTH STREET— Cheeses­teaks. Since 1976, vis­i­tors and lo­cals alike have been flock­ing to this tem­ple to cheeses­teak in­side an Art Deco store­front on lively South Street. Hoa­gies, too. L, D (daily). www.jimssouth­ 400 South St., 215.928.1911. $ Map 1, K7 PAT’S KING OF STEAKS— Cheeses­teaks. Billed as the orig­i­na­tor of the cheeses­teak sand­wich, this shop is a fa­vorite that at­tracts fans from around the world. Lo­cal tip: Or­der “Whiz wit.” B, L, D (daily 24 hours). www.patsk­ingof­ 1237 E. Passyunk Ave., 215.468.1546. $ POP’S HOME­MADE ITAL­IAN ICE— Ice Cream. Started in 1932 as a hum­ble push­cart by Filippo “Pop” Italiano, this lo­cal “best of” scoops Philly’s own wa­ter ice made daily with fresh ingredients in fla­vors like ginger ale, amaretto and iced tea. Frozen treat lovers also find “popalanches” (soft ice cream blended with candy top­pings), sun­daes, gelato, ice cream sand­wiches and shakes. Daily till 11 pm. www.pop­ 1337 Ore­gon Ave., 215.551.7677. $ SAB­RINA’S CAFE— Amer­i­can. Cozy up in one of three lo­ca­tions of this fam­ily-owned neighborhood cafe, her­alded for hav­ing one of the best brunches in town. BYOB. Hours vary by lo­ca­tion. www.sabri­ 910-912 Chris­tian St., 215.574.1599. $$ Map 1, J8; Art Museum, 1804 Cal­lowhill St., 215.636.9061. Map 1, G3; Univer­sity City, 34th and Pow­el­ton streets, 215.222.1022.

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