Philadelphia December 19, 2017
9 Things Everyone Who’s Moved Away From Philadelphia Has Thought At Least Once
When we leave Philly, we bring a part of it with us wherever we go. Sadly, we can’t bring everything along with us, and these are things we’re constantly thinking when we’re away from home.
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That's not a cheesesteak...
No matter how authentic they claim to be, you can't get a good "Philly Cheesesteak" from any place outside of our area.
2. Where can I find a city-wide?
You can walk into pretty much any bar in Philly and ask for a "city-wide." For $3-$5, you'll be handed a shot of whiskey and a beer (typically a Kenzinger or PBR). For some reason, that hasn't caught on, and other cities don't run such amazing, widespread specials.
3. How can I watch the Eagles?
Photo Courtesy of Linda Braker
Yes, even when we're halfway across the world, our priorities remain rooted right here at home.
4. These buildings are all so new!
When you are used to your corner CVS being 320 years old, other cities just seem so shiny and new.
5. Where's the nearest Wawa?
In college, we used to go on Wawa runs - even though the closest store was almost two hours away. No other gas station / convenience store even comes close to matching Wawa. From delicious iced tea to perfectly made hoagie, you can't beat our favorite place.
6. Where are the crew teams?
We take for granted that we can look out the car window when we're stuck in traffic and watch a crew team rowing on the Schuylkill. That doesn't really happen anywhere else.
7. What's the plan for New Years... Day?
While most people plan their night out, we're used to waking up early for a day of parading, dancing, and celebrating with the Mummers.
8. ____________ drivers are the worst!
Fill in the blank. Jersey drivers? Horrible! Florida drivers? Terrifying. New Yorkers are in a league of their own. Why can't everyone just drive like us?
That's not a pretzel.
And we're right back where we started! Just like cheesesteaks outside of Philadelphia are pretty bad, pretzels just aren't the same if they aren't from a Philadelphia bakery.
When you do leave Philly, you’ll want to bring your new friends back to see the sights! Here are
12 Iconic Places Every True Philadelphian Will Instantly Recognize, so you can show off your home city wherever you travel