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Phillies’ Wives Dish About Their Favorite Philadelphia Foods And Restaurants

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Tonight the Phillies fight for their chance to continue playing in the post-season and yes, we know, this is a food blog, not sports. But, earlier today our friends at Visit Philly checked in with a few of the Phillies’ wives (and one fiancé) to find out their favorite places in Philadelphia.

Jennifer Utley, Johari Rollins, Lindsay Lidge, Stephenie Kendrick and Krystle Campbell, Ryan Howard’s fiancé all share their favorite local foods and restaurant recommendations below. We think we spot a true locavore in Lindsay Lidge, although, it’s kind of cheating because we’ve been following her Food Trust blog for quite some time now.

Enjoy, and GO PHILLIES!

Visit Philly: What’s your favorite Philly delicacy, and where is your go-to spot for it?

Campbell: Chickie’s and Pete’s crab fries are a must! The side of melted American cheese makes them extra tasty.

Rollins: Sarcone’s Deli for a specialty hoagie, and Lorenzo and Sons Pizza on South Street for the biggest and best slice of cheese pizza. For water ice, John’s on 7th & Christian Street. For gelato, Capogiro’s. And for fro-yo, Sweet Ending!

Lidge: It may not be from Philly, but Jersey corn grown just over the river is the sweetest on the planet if you ask me.

Kendrick: Philly cheesesteak with wiz from Jim’s Steaks on South Street. It’s a must!

Visit Philly: Name your favorite Philly restaurants. Have a favorite dish?

Utley: Barbuzzo Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar is amazing; Pizzeria Stella is a go-to favorite; and stracciatella gelato at Capogiro is the best.

Campbell: Del Frisco’s is one of my favorite restaurants to eat at if I’m craving a steak. Don’t forget to order the lemon cake for dessert.

Rollins: Love, love Parc near Rittenhouse Square. Their omelets, Chicken Paillard and French onion soup are to die for, as is their freshly baked bread and extensive wine list. I also like Osteria and Mama Palma’s for brick-oven pizza. Our favorite bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB) spot is Audrey Claire, where they serve delicious Mediterranean food. Oh, and Alma de Cuba! Can’t go wrong with any restaurants by Stephen Starr, Marc Vetri or Jose Garces.

Lidge: The Farm and Fisherman has a smashed beet “steak” that is out of this world.

Kendrick: At Gigi restaurant and lounge, the filet mignon pizza is to die for. So are many of the other dishes and tapas.

To read the complete interview which includes everything from shopping to museums, check out Visit Philly’s full article.