PROFILE: Philly Luncher “Mike”

As we try to do at Philly Lunch, some Tuesdays we turn over the site to a different lunch’er for his or her recommendations for the best lunch in Philadelphia. This week it’s Mike, representing the South Street District who will be hosting a huge party this Saturday- the South Street Spring Festival

Name: Mike

Age: 50

Occupation: Executive Director

Where in Philly do you Work?: South Street Headhouse District

Favorite Kind of Food: Mexican, Mediterranean, and Meatloaf

Least Favorite Kind of Food: Scrapple — just the name alone..

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Philly: For a quicker bite, Hot Diggity (630 South Street) is the place for hot dogs and fresh fries without equal. Keith Garabedian’s creations are nationally recognized. But when I have a few more minutes, I love the Headhouse Market Burger at Bridget Foy’s (200 South Street) or the fantastic Caldo Tlalpeno soup at Las Bugambilias (148 South Street). When I am not in the area, I try to make a stop for tater tots at Revolution House (200 Market Street) or a burrito at Tres Jalapenos (901 S. 8th Street).

“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? The new regular stop has become Dickey’s Barbecue Pit (650 South Street). This authentic Texas barbecue joint, which just recently opened and is the only one in Philly, has a tasty selection of meats, sauces, and sides.

Place you discovered thanks to Philly Lunch (if any) I did not know that there was a Dominican restaurant  (El Principe)  in the City

so, who will be at the Spring Festival this weekend?

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