Is there anything worse than perusing Yelp for hours to find a decent place to throw back a slice in a new city? We think not. Luckily, Philly natives and indie-folk rising stars, Mt. Joy decided to give us the low down on what's good in their hometown when it comes to eats.
From Federal Donut to La Calaca Feliz, the five-piece broke down where to go, what to get, and what time of the day it's best to experience said greatness.
Fortunately the "Astrovan" performers won't have to wait too long to visit the spots on their list—they'll be performing in their hometown tomorrow, July 27 at Johnny Brenda's ahead of their set at Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island. Can't catch either show? Have no fear, they'll be hitting the road through October, making stops in Asheville, Louisville, Madison, and more alongside The Lone Bellow.
Check out their picks below, then make sure to Track Mt. Joy on Bandsintown to get notified when they'll be performing in your city.
There is literally no inappropriate time of morning to visit a Wawa. Great breakfast options including coffee, bagels, egg sandwiches—whatever you want they've got you covered.
A lovely little donut shop featuring the best donuts and coffee (and for some reason fried chicken sandwiches) you could imagine.
There is literally no inappropriate time of the afternoon to visit a Wawa. Great lunch options, hoagies, wraps, fruit—whatever you want they've got you covered.
If the Spotify money just came in or you're feeling richer than you are, there are literally too many gems to name. Philly has arguably the best food depth on the planet. But one of our all-time favorites (at a relatively fairly affordable price) is the delicious, creative Mexican food at La Calaca Feliz in Philly's Fairmount neighborhood. Literally everything here is delicious. If the weather's nice you can sit outside in the back and enjoy the feeling of not being in a van. We like eating tacos at anytime, but especially day of show because they are light on the stomach, which helps keep the reflux under control for the show at night. These are fancy tacos to be sure, but worth it if you are willing to spend around 10 to 15 bucks.
There is literally no inappropriate time of the evening to visit a Wawa. Great dinner options including chicken, meatball sandwiches, mashed potatoes—whatever you want, they've got you covered.
If it's a weekend night you can head to one of our all time favorite establishments, Bob and Barbara's on South Street. Bob and Barbara's features an incredible trio that's been there as long as we can remember with amazing jazz organ and guitar and drums jams of old funk and soul standards. Meanwhile, enjoy the "Special"—a shot of Jim Beam and a can of PBR for $3.50. Philly knows how to have a good time, and if you don't enjoy dancing to funk tunes with cheap alcohol at Bob and Barbara's, we can't help ya!