Philadelphia: A 24-Hour Tasting Menu

Philadelphia’s recent marketing campaign is crafted to combat its reputation as the poor red-headed stepcousin of every other American city.

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Provolone in the Park

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“View of the Hudson River at Haverstraw Bay”-Robert Havell Jr. (1793-1878)

It rained throughout May. And much of June.  If this weather’s got you singing the blues, I’m suggesting a simple cure:  food and fresh air as soon as there’s a break in the grey skies.  Throw a blanket in the car and head to the Italian Food Center in West Haverstraw, about 30 miles north of NYC.  Once you’ve packed your picnic, spend the afternoon at the spectacular, riverfront Haverstraw Bay Park.

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