I love reading food Q and A’s and thought it would be fun to list my top 20 Philadelphia favorite foods:
- If I had to pick one Philadelphia area restaurant dish, what would it be? Vietnam’s B.B.Q. platter
- Favorite pasta dish? Fiorino’s tagliatelle bolognese
- Favorite pizza? Osteria’s Lombarda
- Favorite burger? The Dandelion
- Favorite French fries? The Dandelion
- Favorite place for breakfast or brunch? Parc Bistro
- Favorite Italian BYO? Modo Mio
- Favorite place to shop for food? Weaver’s Way Co-op
- Favorite source for grass fed meats? Breakaway Farms
- Favorite doughnut? Lydia Mae’s Bakery in the Lancaster County Farmer’s Market
- Favorite sandwich? DiNic’s roast pork
- Favorite Chinese dish? Han Dynasty’s Dan Dan noodles
- Favorite Burmese dish AND favorite salad? Rangoon Burmese’s spring ginger salad
- Favorite cake? Night Kitchen’s chocolate mocha cake
- Favorite shepherds pie? The Whip Tavern
- Favorite vegetable dish? The brussel sprouts at Johnny Brenda’s
- Favorite food destination to take out of town guests? Reading Terminal Market
- Favorite place to buy locally made cheese? Fair Food Farmstand in the Reading Terminal Market
- Favorite locally made chocolates? Eclat Chocolate
- Favorite place to celebrate? Talula’s Table
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Johnny Brenda’s is my first choice for a roll out of bed, and pull on the jeans, Sunday morning. You will be welcome even if you forgot the comb.
This is a major music venue for local bands and touring acts way too hip for me.
A Sunday morning serenade.
I come for one of my favorite burgers with a side of brussel sprouts.
As a sister restaurant to Standard Tap, Johnny Brenda’s has very good seasonal food, using local sources as much as possible. The menu changes so frequently that it is written on a chalkboard as you can see. Now if I could just branch out from their burger . . .
Local beer is big here with 10 taps and 2 handpumps. It takes a little time to pick just the right one.
The neighborhood is Fishtown, and parking is on the street.
1201 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Hours: Daily: 11:00 am to 2:00; Last orders for food must be taken by 12:55. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday.
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