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Ice Cream, Suckers

Goddamn, Philadelphians. You’re not that stupid, are you? I mean, really, you’re on a line three abreast stretching from Bassett’s Ice Cream in the Reading Terminal Market to well past Pearl’s Oyster Bar. I know it’s hot out, it’s July … Continue reading

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The Stepford Cookies–Famous 4th St. Cookie

It started innocently enough–girl craving sweets smells cookies baking in the distance. She finds the Famous Fourth Street Cookie Co. in the Reading Terminal Market, where women are mechanically shaping and stacking cookies. The array being offered is tempting. Softly … Continue reading

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The Best Bread in Philadelphia?–Metropolitan Bakery

Metropolitan Bakery first came into my consciousness several years ago. I was in Philadelphia to attend an academic conference and stopped by Reading Terminal Market on my way to the Marriott. Wanting to treat myself, I chose a raspberry filled … Continue reading

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