Best of South Jersey/Philadelphia

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Philadelphia Magazine usually publishes a “Best of list” of restaurants, bakeries, places to visit, celebrities etc. that focuses on Center City and the outlying Pennsylvania suburbs. My list is very provincial, mostly places in Camden and Burlington counties. It only reflects my tastes and I have very pedestrian tastes so buyer/reader beware! For amusement purposes only…

Best Breakfast Restaurants: 1. Amy’s Omelette House, Cherry Hill; 2. First Watch Cherry Hill; 3. Perkins, Moorestown NJ

Best Lunch Restaurants: 1. Tre Famiglia, Haddonfield 2. Dooneys, Voorhees; 3. Zoe’s Cherry Hill and Moorestown

Best Bar Food: Blue Monkey, Merchantville

Best Chain Restaurants: 1. Maggiano’s; 2. Brio’s; 3. Olive Garden

Best Diner: 1. Ponzio’s, Cherry Hill; 2. Silver Diner Cherry Hill

Best Buffalo Wings: Pronto, Merchantville

Best Milkshakes: 1. My wife’s; 2. Maple Shade Custard Stand

Best Pizza: 1. Tacconelli’s Maple Shade; 2. Manco and Manco, Ocean City; 3. Bertucci’s, Moorestown

Best Cheeseburger: 1. Habit Burger, Cherry Hill; 2. Five Guys, Cinnaminson

Best French Fries: 1. Five Guys, Cinnaminson; 2. McDonalds, Cinnaminson

Best Hoagies: 1. Jersey Mike’s, Cinnaminson 2. DiPascale’s at Meadowbrook, Pennsauken

Best Return on Investment: Purchase of Sunday New York Times on Kindle for $.99

Best Current Big 5 Coach: Jay Wright, Villanova

Best Big Five Coach Ever: Jay Wright, Villanova

Best Current Big Five Player Not Playing for Villanova: Ryan Daly, St Joseph’s

Best Current Philadelphia Sports Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Best Current Philadelphia 76er Player: Ben Simmons

Best Ever Philadelphia 76er Player: 1. Wilt Chamberlain; 2. Julius Erving

Best Philly Broadcaster All Time: 1. Harry Kalas; 2. Gene Hart; 3. Bill Campbell

Best Sports Event No Longer in Philadelphia: U.S. Pro Indoor Tennis Tournament

Current Sports Event that’s not like it use to be: Big 5 Palestra basketball games

Best Athletes from Willingboro NJ: 1. Carl Lewis; 2. Gino Marella (Gorilla Monsoon-WWE); 3. Ken Caldwell

Best Place to Play Pickleball: Anyplace where my friends are currently playing

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