Philadelphia-based emergency physician Dr Bon Ku believes that design can help create solutions to improve patient health.

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South Philly Barbacoa

Mexican restaurant
1140 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, United States
South Philly Barbacoa

"I have several favorite eateries — one is South Philly Barbacoa, near the Italian market. The head chef is Christina Martinez, and she has a wonderful story of coming to the US from Mexico and bringing her style of cooking barbacoa to Philadelphia. They also make the best tacos I've ever eaten."

Bon KU

Royal Sushi & Izakaya

Japanese restaurant
780 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, United States
Royal Sushi & Izakaya

"Another place is Royal Izakaya. They have an incredible omakase, and it's an intimate eight-seat sushi bar. The chef there is just Jesse Ito, and it rivals any sushi place that I've been to in the country — it's so good."

Bon KU

Southwark Restaurant

New american restaurant
701 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, United States
Southwark Restaurant

"For drinks, Southwark. They have some of the best cocktails in the city. It's an incredibly sexy, amazing, diverse bar, with unique cocktails."

Bon KU

FDR Skatepark

Skateboard park
Broad Street &, Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148, United States
FDR Skatepark

"FDR Skatepark is the largest DIY skate park in the world. It was created by a skater, and it's such a visual experience going to the park. It's a concrete paradise, very colorful, and there are tags and art on the concrete. It's always changing because the skaters there are working on it all year round."

Bon KU

Wissahickon Valley Park

Park
Valley Green Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19128, United States
Wissahickon Valley Park

"Philadelphia has a great urban park called Wissahickon Valley Park: it's this 1800-acre gorge across forests and meadows, and it drops 100 feet in altitude before it goes into the river. So it's pretty steep, and there's a whole mountain biking community around it, because you can access this park from Center City Philadelphia."

Bon KU

Italian Market

Market
919 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, United States
Italian Market

"South Philadelphia is the most diverse part of our city, and one of my favorite parts is the Italian Market. It's one of the oldest and largest open–air markets in the country — there are cheese shops, butcher shops, and Mexican taquerias. It's just a wonderful feast for all the senses.I love going there."

Bon KU

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