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Posted on: Fri, 02/24/2006 - 1:57pm
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Hello:

I will be going to the Please Touch museum in March & am wondering if anyone has any suggestions of places to eat in that area of Philadelphia.

Thanks.

Ellen
PS: I am using Firefox & the search function doesn't work so if there are any threads on Philly I wouldn't be able to find it.

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Allergic to Shellfish/ Mom to Jesse 9/01 who has PA

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Posted on: Sat, 02/25/2006 - 12:35am
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Posted on: Sat, 02/25/2006 - 7:36am
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ElleMo,
We went to the Please Touch museum in May. BTW, it's great. There really were no restaurants in that immediate area. It is across the street from the Franklin Institute but we didn't want to deal with a museum cafeteria. So we hopped back on the Phlash bus, which loops through Philly and went back to Center City, where we stopped at a Wendy's.
There is a McCormick and Schmick's right near City Hall and they were great about DD's allergy. I'd emailed weeks before our trip. There's also a Chili's that was across the street from our hotel (Courtyard by Marriott across from City Hall).
We were in town for my sister's graduation from St. Joe's and did go out to lunch at Vinnie T's in Bryn Mawr but there was nothing DD could eat and they were clueless.

Posted on: Mon, 02/27/2006 - 3:01am
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Funny that this topic came into view for me -- I have been meaning to ask a similar question...
We are taking a 6th grade Girl Scout trip to Philadelphia for an overnight (to make up for a long standing school field trip that has been canceled this year due to higher gas prices) & we are trying to figure out the food options from long distance. We *think* we will be going to Reading Terminal for lunch one day & food court at the Bourse (?) the next day. Not sure what we are doing for dinner. Does anyone have any experience/input/thoughts about these places? My daughter and one other child in the troop are PA/TNA (w/ a few other FA too, but none as serious as nuts.)
Thanks for any help you can provide!
Anne

Posted on: Fri, 03/17/2006 - 6:43am
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Paninoteca at 18th & Samson is a short taxi ride or walk from TPTM for kids. It is a Panini sandwich cafe. My sister owns it and if you let me know when you will be in town she will take great care of you as will her wait staff. My daughter is PN/TN--she eats there all the time. This is for lunch only. It is not exactly full of kid choices (there is no nuggets, fries, grilled cheese etc) but if you want somewhere that truly understands, this is one option. I don't eat out for lunch frequently with my daughter in the city so this is the best I can offer. Rittenhouse Square area has several great restaurants and I am sure if you focus on some of the better known you will do OK.
For dinner, The Continental (Chestnut Street & 18th) is very good with Food Allergies, as is Audrey Claire and Twenty Manning (both at 20th & Spruce and again, both owned by another one of my sisters)(again, my daughter is PN/TN). All of these places use TN, but I can recommend great experiences in them all.
I read the post about Vinnie T's. We go out to the one in Wynnewood all the time (don't know of one in Bryn Mawr) and they are EXCELLENT with PN/TN FA'as is BERTUCCI's in Bryn Mawr and GEORGES (George Perrier in Wayne) if you are out in the Main Line Suburbs. So too is RUBY's in Ardmore, and also THE PUB OF PENN VALLEY where we are going to eat tonight(Very busy local place! Great food and kid friendly!). I can provide you with more info if you like. My daughter is ANAPHYLACTIC and we take this very seriously yet we eat out all the time, especially for dinner. Our city has lots of great places.
SusieT-R

Posted on: Tue, 04/11/2006 - 4:26am
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How does the historic City Tavern rate with regard to understanding of food allergies and ability to prepare a peanut-free meal? Would we be able to visit just for drinks?

Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 12:57pm
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I'm going to be in Philadelphia in a couple of weeks, so I'm raising this in case anybody has additional info. We'll also be going to the Please Touch Museum.

Posted on: Tue, 01/09/2007 - 1:05pm
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I am headed to philly in June...for the King Tut Exhibit...what is this Please Touch Museum???

Posted on: Tue, 01/09/2007 - 9:47pm
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We recently visited the Please Touch Museum with my daughter for the first time. She had a great time! Anyway I just wanted to let you know that the play grocery store has jars of peanut butter in it- they are unopened and taped shut though. There was a kid there who was really upset when he saw the peanut butter - I heard him say that he thought the peanut butter was going to hurt him. I just wanted to give you the heads up.
There is a little room that has some vending machines that you can eat in- they don't have a cafeteria.
The Please touch muesum is for kids under 7 I think and they have all kinds of little exhibits (they have a bus you can walk through and pretend to drive, an airplane, some organized crafts, a barnyard exhibit for kids under 3).

Posted on: Wed, 01/10/2007 - 5:43am
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here is a link to please touch.. [url="http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/"]http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/[/url]
its a great place for preschoolers -- the only caveat i would add-- if i recall correctly, folks can bring their own food into the cafeteria area - i'd be concerned about kids w/packed PB&J for lunch later on TOUCHING everything.. visiting before lunch might be best..
it has been a good 4 yrs since i've been there (and that was pre-PA) so bringing food in may have changed..
[This message has been edited by Luc's Mom (edited January 10, 2007).]

Posted on: Sat, 02/25/2006 - 12:35am
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