Absolutely. Philadelphia was the only place in the U.S.A. that felt like home immediately. I had good friends and lots of success.
I didn't eat so much in China Town because a lot of the restaurants American-ized their food, but shopping at the grocery store on Arch St. always yielded something good and I'd usually end up on South St. afterwards or down at Penn's Landing, if there was some music thingee.
It hasn't been the biggest city for a long time, nor a national capitol.
I'd never been to Roxborough/Manayunk because it was the yuppie area, but a singer/songwriter friend of mine from the Los Angeles area played somewhere in that area once.
I always liked the food in Philly, whether you were slummin' it or you had big money. I gotta say that the best Chinese food I got in the city was from a truck that worked the UPenn and Drexel campus area. They had a huge line because they cooked the food fresh in front of you.