Comic books, Ninja Turtles arcade games, and an LP from early-80s hip-hop trio The Fat Boys. On the surface, these things don’t seem to share much in common. But they all belong to the Guinness-approved Largest Collection of Pizza-Related Items in the World. You can find this oddball collection at Pizza Brain in Philadelphia, a self-described “pizza museum” that also happens to dish out delicious pies of its own. The museum may pay homage to pizza’s colorful past, but the following pizza joints serve slices that speak to its glorious present.Read More
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When the two main ingredients of your city’s most iconic dish are sliced beef and what’s loosely defined as cheese, it can be hard for vegans and vegetarians to fit in. Luckily the past decade has seen a surge of meat-free restaurants in Philadelphia, with a few places even attempting their own spins on the classic cheesesteak. One is Soy Café, which uses soy versions of both beef and cheese, and another is Vgë Café, which layers seitan with onions and the cleverly named Vgë Whiz.Read More
It seems fitting that Philadelphia is home to one of the country’s oldest bars _and_ one of the country’s oldest cocktails. The bar in question is City Tavern in Old City, where chefs prepare an 18th-century menu of braised rabbit and rack of lamb. If that sounds appetizing, you probably won’t need much convincing to order a Colonial Raspberry Shrub from the bar. A blend of rum, fresh raspberries, cider vinegar, and sugar, this cocktail must steep for a whole day before it’s ready to drink. But the best things in life require time and patience, and this one is no different. According to City Tavern, the drink first appeared in Martha Washington’s _Booke of Cookery_ all the way back in 1753.Read More