BZMaestro Eats: Food, travel, and a little miscellaneous
I spent a lot of Saturdays and Sundays making gravy with an assortment of meats during 2020. As I indicated in an earlier post, it was a form of therapy for me as I joined everyone else in finding ways to keep my sanity without having much of a life away from home due toContinue reading “A Return to Sunday Gravy”
I can’t say whether the two are related in any way, but since around the time that Covid first hit the U.S., it’s been difficult to find kosher salami in supermarkets and other stores that used to stock it. I know this isn’t just a phenomenon of the Philadelphia area, where I live, because I’veContinue reading “Finally, Kosher Salami; and Another Cheesesteak”
The Lincoln Highway, which was dedicated in 1913 and was the first cross-country road for automobiles in the United States, cuts a path through Philadelphia’s western suburbs, including parts of the storied Main Line. In the central Chester County town of Thorndale, and right on the Lincoln Highway, sits Joey’s Pizza. Its food is worthyContinue reading “Taking the Lincoln Highway to Joey’s Pizza”
I need to start by sending out another big thank you to my father-in-law for passing along a couple more smoked ham hocks to me when we visited with my wife’s family last week. I could have taken two more, but our freezer is fairly full at the moment. You may recall that my firstContinue reading “More Fun with Ham Hocks: Soup”
The Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant of Conshohocken, PA, would be the closest thing to the Philly region’s living embodiment of the sort of old-school Chinese restaurants that appear not to have changed since the 70s or 80s. But they are part of a disturbing trend of Chinese restaurants – at least in this area, butContinue reading “Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant”
I just made and ate this sundae. I usually have what I need to make a shake, malt or sundae at home when the mood strikes. This one had the added bonus of homemade whipped cream that was left over from a recipe my wife made the other day. There were also roasted peanuts inContinue reading “Hot-Fudge Sundae”
Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs is a region of sandwich shops. I would doubt any other metropolitan area in the U.S. has as many family-owned deli’s, steak and hoagie shops and pizzerias that sell an array of long-roll sandwiches per capita. And among the suburban counties outside of Philly, my unscientific judgement is that DelawareContinue reading “Anna’s Sandwich Shop: Folsom, PA”
I’ve decided to demonstrate what a curmudgeon I now am with this post. For years before I was fanatical about cheesesteaks, burgers and barbecue, the Philly pro teams and a handful of individual athletes were my driving passion. But I have a difficult time working up any intensity over who wins or loses at thisContinue reading “Where Have You Gone, Barry Sanders?: The Decline of Sports”
I decided to break in 2022 before it has a chance to get settled. Of course, that means a cheesesteak. As I visited my father today, and he isn’t that far from Northeast Philly, my Plan A was to try an Italian deli in that part of the city that has a very highly ratedContinue reading “Whiz-Wit from Delco Steaks to Kick Off 2022”
Another unusual year has come and just about gone. It would be remiss of me to pass up an opportunity to do a year-end roundup of my culinary highlights of 2021. I’ve actually only been blogging since September and don’t have a record of everything I’ve eaten going back to the start of the year.Continue reading “My 2021 Food Highlights”
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