Plan B Turns Up Gold Once Again

I mentioned at the end of my Seinfeld post that I had something special planned for this week’s cheesesteak outing, but that it wasn’t guaranteed to pan out. It didn’t – but not for the reason I had feared. As luck would have it, the friend I was supposed to go with had to postpone,Continue reading “Plan B Turns Up Gold Once Again”

The Top Ten Seinfeld Episodes

Although I watch very little TV now, like most people, for much of my life I’ve had favorite shows. During most of the 1990s, Seinfeld was the show I could least stand missing on a week-to-week basis. Its brand of humor struck a chord with me – and many millions of other people that helpedContinue reading “The Top Ten Seinfeld Episodes”

Behold: The Cheeseburger Hoagie

I have what I hope will be a significant cheesesteak outing planned for this weekend. But in the meantime, the thought of another long-roll sandwich that I haven’t had in quite a few years lodged itself in the part of my brain that focuses on food – which admittedly doesn’t leave much room for otherContinue reading “Behold: The Cheeseburger Hoagie”

Passing the Milkshake Torch

There are certain life events that are extremely unimportant in the big scheme of things, but which stand out in one’s memory.  I still vividly remember the day in 1980 that a new color TV was delivered to my family’s home to replace the one that had stopped working months earlier; that one having beenContinue reading “Passing the Milkshake Torch”

Returning to the Reading Terminal Market

It’s almost beyond the point of debate that the Reading Terminal Market – a.k.a. The Terminal – is Philadelphia’s most iconic food-related institution. The two indoor markets that eventually evolved into The Terminal were founded in 1859. For as long as I can remember, it’s been a combination farmers market and atmospheric food-court. It’s alsoContinue reading “Returning to the Reading Terminal Market”

A Welcome Midweek Brunch in Media, PA

It was a banner day in that I succeeded in knocking two items off my very long lists of restaurants to try and foods to eat. The former was Bittersweet Kitchen of Media, PA, the county seat of Delaware County. The latter was the classic American breakfast of biscuits topped with sausage gravy.  I liveContinue reading “A Welcome Midweek Brunch in Media, PA”

Wolf’s Superior Sandwiches: Another Stellar Steak

That mini cheesesteak hiatus I mentioned at the end of my last post didn’t materialize. The lunch plans I had for today fell through, so it was on to Plan B, which was to try one of the highly rated cheesesteaks in my area that I haven’t sampled yet. I didn’t want to drive tooContinue reading “Wolf’s Superior Sandwiches: Another Stellar Steak”

My Annual Birthday Roadfood Outing

As is probably common among couples, my wife and I have always gone out to eat for each other’s birthdays, with the birthday girl or boy choosing the dining location. When we lived in Center City, we were within walking distance of many of Philadelphia’s top restaurants, and we usually went to one of thoseContinue reading “My Annual Birthday Roadfood Outing”

The First Bite Was a Revelation

I suppose there are people who could eat whatever else they want while going through a year of downing as many cheesesteaks as I have since last summer. But I’m not one of them. I’ve hardly touched certain other foods I would normally eat at least occasionally in an effort to partially offset whatever damageContinue reading “The First Bite Was a Revelation”

The Collegeville Italian Bakery: Part 2

As I’m sure regular readers have noticed, in addition to working my way through the last handful of steak shops on my list that I’ve yet to visit, I have also been revisiting some of the places I wrote about last year. Aside from the need to refresh my memory on how a few ofContinue reading “The Collegeville Italian Bakery: Part 2”