Okay, so what are some of the restaurants you can tell us
about? Old City has a cool restaurant scene. I like the
Continental. You start with the salad, and it's one of those big
bowls where they throw different ingredients in, your greens,
tomatoes, different cheeses, maybe some seafood. Or maybe they mix
you up a big old Caesar. Then you hit the calamari or grilled
salmon. If you're into meat, go for the filet mignon. The
Continental also has an award-winning martini selection. I also
like Tangerine with its Mediterranean food and Kasbah atmosphere.
Or go over to the Palm on Broad Street. It's a terrific steak house
with huge steaks and chops, real tasty crab cakes, and potatoes
cooked in every way.
Any restaurant in the area that comes close to reproducing your
mom's home cooking? I'm biased, but I'd have to say no. I just
can't get those red beans and rice like Mom makes them, or that
macaroni and cheese, you know.
Speaking of, where do you like to take your parents when they
visit? They like to go to the Palm, too. It's a classic
When you go out with your boys, where do you chow down?
Well, you can't bring everyone, because that bill can be pretty
expensive with the boys. We'll meet up at the Capital Grille on
Chestnut. The fish is outstanding. Their steak is tops. You want to
make sure your appetizers are well balanced with your main course.
Then you top things off with dessert - the different chocolate
cakes, the killer cheesecakes. [Laughs] Not that I've tried those,
you know? I just kinda look at them.
You said the fans were better in Philly. But how does the food
at the stadiums in Philadelphia rate compared with others across
the country? The stromboli at the [Wachovia Center], where the
76ers play, cannot be missed. Now that's great Italian fast