Getting Our Kicks on the Mother Road: Chicago to St. Louis, 2011

I would guess most people that like to drive around less touristy parts of the country in search of charming small towns, historical gems and regional food specialties, like I do, have given some thought to driving Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles. Some have been fortunate enough to do it. I’m not oneContinue reading “Getting Our Kicks on the Mother Road: Chicago to St. Louis, 2011”

I see a cheesesteak pattern developing

While the intensity of my cheesesteak craving has died down a bit from where it was for much of the Summer, the completist within is driving me to push forward in a foolish quest to try all of the highly-rated steaks I’ve read about since discovering the cheesesteak blog and Facebook group I referred toContinue reading “I see a cheesesteak pattern developing”

My Ten Favorite Roadfood Restaurants

I know. I said at the top of my post on Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse that it would be difficult to list my ten favorite restaurants. Well that got me to thinking. While it really would be nearly impossible to list my ten favorites across all restaurant-genres, it would be a tad easier if I stuckContinue reading “My Ten Favorite Roadfood Restaurants”

Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse

It would be difficult for me to pick the best or ten best restaurants I’ve ever eaten at. I love food and have had a lot of memorable meals out at a wide array of restaurants, from hole-in-the-wall roadfood joints to fine-dining establishments.  But when it comes to picking the funnest restaurant I’ve ever beenContinue reading “Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse”

Charlotte 2017: Road to the Super Bowl

The 2017 NFL season was a magical one for Philadelphia Eagles fans. We had spent a lifetime watching our rivals hoist the Lombardi Trophy after winning the Super Bowl while all we had was an occasional close call and an overload of agonizing frustration. That all came to an end in early 2018, when theContinue reading “Charlotte 2017: Road to the Super Bowl”

Dry-Aging Steak at Home the Easy Way

There aren’t many things I find more enticing than a good, dry-aged steak. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed them occasionally from restaurants or one of the few Philadelphia butchers that offer them. But the notion of trying the dry-aging process at home had also bounced around the back of my mind for a fairly longContinue reading “Dry-Aging Steak at Home the Easy Way”

The Best Cheesesteak Rivalry in Philly

Had I called this post, “The Most Famous Cheesesteak Rivalry in Philly,” there would be little doubt as to which two steak shops I was referring. Pat’s, the originator of the cheesesteak, and Geno’ sit across a busy South Philly intersection from each other, iconic neon light displays blasting away.  However, many cheesesteak aficionados considerContinue reading “The Best Cheesesteak Rivalry in Philly”

Kansas City 2017: Burgers, Barbecue, History (part 3)

For the final full day of the trip, we remained in Kansas City, taking advantage of the best the city has to offer in terms of both history and food. Our first stop was the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, which shares a building with the American Jazz Museum. Nearly every available square foot of spaceContinue reading “Kansas City 2017: Burgers, Barbecue, History (part 3)”