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July 26, 2016

WATCH: NBC's 'Today' show hosts chow down on iconic Philadelphia food

Philadelphia Soft Pretzels
072616_food_philly_copy Screen shot/NBC 'Today'

As you might already know, the national media have descended upon Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention.

Some out-of-towners did not waste any time complaining about the city, but a couple of television hosts embraced the opportunity to educate themselves about local culinary delights.

'Today' show hosts Carson Daly and Al Roker dedicated an entire segment of Tuesday's broadcast on Independence Mall to Philadelphia's best foods.

Give NBC credit where it's due, the segment did not feature any cheesesteaks. (For that reason, let's give Daly a pass for misidentifying the roast pork sandwiches as cheesesteaks.)

The Phillie Phanatic and local chef Brian Duffy guided the hosts through the spread of strombolis, hoagies, soft pretzels, tomato pies and roast pork sandwiches with broccoli rabe.

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