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Plough & the Stars: CHEERS!
My favorite bar in the city. And with good reason. It's not too young, not too old, not too stuffy and uptight, but not a dive bar... it's juuuuuust right.
Good mussels and Irish bread. The Burgers and traditional Irish Breakfast are good on a Saturday or Sunday for Brunch. They now have a large tv for watching football.
I believe the building housing the Plough used to be a corn exchange when philly was just a wee one. Well, I guess philly is always a wee one in comparision to other countries, but you know what I mean.
Favorite Dish: The bartenders are my favorite thing here: Leslie, Ed, Randy and the occassional appearance from Moby Paul and Deidre.
Jamie has moved uptown the Capital Grill... visit him on a Tuesday or Friday night and tell him Stacey sent you!
Outside tables are DOG FRIENDLY!
Plough & the Stars: Good Food & Good Nightlife
Really this place should be considered as both restaurant and nightlife. The set-up inside is more of a pub appearance than a swanky restaurant, but don't let that fool you as the food here is consistantly good and high quality.
Friday and Saturday nights here get PACKED and are a lot of fun, so long as you understand that you may be standing 2mm from the stranger next to you. Still the drinks are good and after all it's easy to meet new people anyway when you're all standing that close.
Plough & the Stars: A great meeting place
What Cafe Spice does for Indian coolness, Plough & the Stars does for the Irish. This is a trendy, hot spot that serves fancified (yes, that's a word) Irish foods like a Duck Salad with Irish Pickled Beetroot (what is that anyways?) alongside traditional favorites like fish and chips.
The Old City location in the Corn Exchange Building is the main reason I go here occasionally. After all, my brother-in-law's office is just upstairs. When the weahter is good, they put tables outside on 2nd Street and it makes for great people watching in this happening neighborhood.
Favorite Dish: More often than not, I go here for a drink, but I'd recommend the traditional Irish breakfast if you come for Brunch.
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