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2015 NCAA Lacrosse Tournament: Philadelphia Visitor's Guide: Eating and Night Life

Welcome to Part II of College Crosse's "What Should We Do Today" series. Are you hungry and/or looking for something to do? Good! Here is where you should eat and play!

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Eri_Barrister is a regular Philadelphia man about town. He Lives in Philly and wants to share all his secrets with you to maximize your fun during Championship Weekend.

Welcome back, everyone! This is Part II of College Crosse's "What Should We Do Today" series about fun things to do in and around Philly. This time we are going to look at great places to eat and play in Philadelphia. There are too many fantastic restaurants in Philly for one blog post, so don't be offended if your favorite place is not found below. Additionally, we left off cheesesteak establishments from the list, as we are doing a whole separate post on the best steak places in Philadelphia. Got all that? Good! Let's get it!

Places to Eat

Breakfast: It's the most important meal of the day, so you better do it right.

  • Green Eggs Cafe: There are four locations throughout Philadelphia, the one in Center City can be found at 212 S. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.
  • Famous 4th Street Delicatessen: Fabric Row Shopping Center, 700 S. 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147.

Brunch: Look: Nobody is going to mind if you go out to brunch after hitting one of the above breakfast places. We don't believe in tattling about a person's early morning eating patterns. Philly is a safe place.

  • Jones: 700 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106.
  • Talula's Garden: 210 W. Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Outdoor/Sidewalk Dining: There are no better outdoor dining options than Parc or Rouge, especially if you like some sunshine to go with your breakfast/brunch. Located on 18th St. and off of Rittenhouse Square, both locations offer great food and great views of Rittenhouse Square for people watching. My advice: Check them out on Saturday morning as there is a great farmer's market on Rittenhouse Square every Saturday that you can check out after you eat.

Lunch: Some might scoff when they see "Food Trucks" on a places to eat list. Those people are double-agent commie spies, sent by Russia to steal our lacrosse talent and should not be trusted.

Dinner: There are a ton of affordable and delicious dinner choices for anyone who is looking for something different than a burger/bar joint.
  • Japanese -- Crazy Sushi: 1837 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.
  • Chinese -- Original Dim Sum Garden59 N. 11th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.
  • Vegetarian -- Vedge: 1221 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.
  • Mexican -- Jose Pistola's: 263 S. 15th St., Philadelphia PA 19107.
  • Asian Fusion -- Buddakan: 325 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106; Morimoto: 723 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106.
  • Malaysian -- Banana Leaf: 1009 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.
  • Cuban -- Amada Philadelphia217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Fine Dining: Here are a bunch of excellent dinner choices for those ballers out there who have some coin in their pocket and want to take dinner up a notch.
Dessert: Any of the below establishments are great for satisfying your sweet tooth:
  • Insomnia Cookies: (Insomnia has several locations in Philly, but there are two in Center City -- one is at 108 S. 16th St. and the other is at 135 S. 13th St.) Additionally, Insomnia delivers . . . so, yeah, the future is awesome.
  • Max Brenner Chocolate Bar: 1500 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19102.
  • Scoop DeVille Ice Cream Palor: 1315 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.
  • Beiler's Bakery: Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.
  • Federal Donuts: Multiple locations. The one in Center City is located at 1632 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Night Life: You're a Lannister, act like one!