They're Back Again: Boyz II Men’s 10 Motown Philly Must-Dos
Philadelphia skyline seen from the South Street Bridge (Photo: marianovksy/Flickr)
The City of Brotherly Love is known for many things — cheesesteaks, ornery football fans, “Rocky,” and, of course, Boyz II Men.
While R & B trio Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman, and Wanya Morris will soon be performing at the Mirage in Las Vegas, they haven’t forgotten their roots. Why would they? It’s is indeed so hard … to say goodbye … to yesterday.
We recently caught up with them at the Wendy’s karaoke booth in Times Square, where they spilled their favorite spots, sights to see, and things to do when they head home.
Here are their recommendations for a little East Coast swag whether you’re cooling on South Street or gorging on all the cheesesteaks you can eat.
1. Lunch: Ishkabibble’s, 337 South St.
Customers wait for their orders in front of the takeout windows of Ishkabibble’s in Philadelphia. (Photo: CJD/Flickr)
Forget Pat’s and Geno’s (too touristy). Ish has some of the best cheesesteaks (with heaps of cheese, fried onions, and peppers), accompanied by salty fries and their signature drink: the Gremlin (grape juice and lemonade). “It’s so sweet, your teeth hurt,” says Shawn. “You don’t go there to eat diet food. If you eat healthy, don’t go there!”
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2. Exercise: The “Rocky Steps” (Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway)
A tourist imitates the character Rocky Balboa from the 1976 movie “Rocky,” on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (Photo: Matt Rourke/AP)