In addition to being a dog on PBS who taught literary history to children in the ‘90s, Wishbone is also a fried chicken restaurant in University City. They batter their chicken in buttermilk and a crunchy pretzel coating, and it’s completely delicious whether you get it in wing form or as a basket of chicken tenders. It’s a fast-casual place, so there aren’t a ton of tables inside, but if it’s a nice day there are usually a few tables outside where you can chase your spicy donfire sauce-covered wings with a fountain soda.
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Han Dynasty in University City serves two main purposes - a place to eat some of the best Sichuan food around, and a full-on sports bar.
Kilimandjaro is a casual Senegalese spot in a West Philly strip mall that’s great for lunch or dinner.
Gojjo Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant
Gojjo in West Philly is an Ethiopian spot that has things like wings and burgers, along with more traditional Ethiopian food.
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Helm is a good date spot in Rittenhouse where you can have a few drinks and split some seasonal small plates.
John’s Roast Pork
There are a lot of places you can go for a cheesesteak in Philly, but John’s Roast Pork in South Philly is the best.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
When you want to eat a steak inside of a bank vault, go to Del Frisco’s.
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Goldie is a fast casual falafel shop in Rittenhouse that’s good for a healthy lunch or casual dinner.
The Terakawa in University City is an offshoot of the original one in Chinatown, and it has some of the better ramen in the area.
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