Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Philly Lantern

I spent last weekend in the beautiful city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and boy, did I have fun! It was my first time ever visiting Philly. The city has a lot to offer, especially historically, but what I was really interested in was the food and the local comic shops.

The first comic shop I visited was Fat Jack's Comicrypt. It's a nice little shop with a large selection of back issues. I'd say if you're looking for just comics, this is definitely the shop for you.

X-Men Arcade Game
The second shop I visited was Atomic City Comics. Now this is my kind of comic shop! This place puts a lot more emphasis on the non-comic goodness such as t-shirts, action figures, and get this...superhero arcade games! It's like a comic shop arcade. Can you imagine anything better?

If I lived in Philly and I needed a good solid comic shop to pick up my comic subscription, I'd probably go to Fat Jack's. But as a visitor looking for a fun, different kind of shop, Atomic City Comics is the place to be. I bought a Flash t-shirt for 15 bucks. "When in Rome", right?

And now, the main event: The Philly cheesesteak.

Pat's Cheesesteak
Geno's Cheesesteak
Carmen's Hoagies Cheesesteak
I sampled three different Philly cheesesteaks. When it comes to food, I'm pretty easy. I'd say 90% of the time, I'd take quantity over quality. However, for those of you who are interested in my opinion of the cheesesteaks that I ate, here it is. They were all fantastic. They are definitely a specific type of food that I haven't really had in New York. "Wiz" cheese was way better than provolone because it gets all over the meat and your face. Pat's had the best cheesesteak, Carmen's was a close second, and Geno's came in third. In conclusion, go to Philadelphia and eat as many cheesesteaks as you can.

I did check out other sights in Philadelphia, but let's face it, this is The Fat Lantern. Slobs and comics is what we do here!

2 comments:

  1. Did you check out the Mutter Museum? My favorite place in Philly to visit but not for the faint of heart!

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  2. Yes! I did. I'm actually a Biologist, so all of that stuff was pretty interesting. And yeah it was gross too.

    No pictures from there, though. Definitely not...

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