Philadelphia Tourism: Where (The) Roots Meets Rocky

by NATASHA STORER · May 26, 2010

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Philadelphia Tourism and The Roots held an intimate, press-only cocktail party at Buddakan NYC to promote upcoming programs and activities in the Philly culture calendar.

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Citizen's Bank Park and a trip to Geno's at 3am weren't mentioned, but The Roots Picnic, a Cleopatra exhibition and $10 million Philadelphia International Festival for the Arts are all big events that hope to draw as many tourists to the city of brotherly love as the Liberty Bell.

A bit too culturally high-brow for your tastes? Don't despair, there is also a Beer Week, which is being heralded as Philly's answer to Oktoberfest.

With Philly's news-makers mingling in the lush confines of Buddakan, one couldn't help but wondering, where among all the Asian fusion morsels was the Philly cheese steak?