The Brahms Symphonies

In light of having to take a brief respite from posting on what I eat, it seemed like a good time to return to my periodic series on symphony recordings. Brahms has been one of my two or three favorite composers for nearly as long as I’ve been listening to classical music, so I’m pastContinue reading “The Brahms Symphonies”

Can Number One Remain on Its Lofty Perch

After Posting one of my all-time raves about the cheesesteak I had from Angelo’s Pizzeria in South Philadelphia last summer – then again after ranking them number one on my top ten list – I received mostly positive feedback from people who agreed with my lofty view of them. But there were also a fewContinue reading “Can Number One Remain on Its Lofty Perch”

Striking Burger Gold in Media, PA

Although cheesesteaks and pizza are two important parts of any balanced diet,  after focusing primarily on them for a couple weeks, I was ready for something different. What it would be was the question. The answer was determined by the fact that it had been nearly a couple months since my last good burger, andContinue reading “Striking Burger Gold in Media, PA”

Going Un-chopped in South Philly

Although I’ve written overwhelmingly about cheesesteaks that feature chopped meat, there are still stands and shops in the area that sell steaks with un-chopped – or slab – beef. The two notable slab-style sandwiches I’ve posted about have been those from Steve’s Prince of Steaks and Trev’s.  While neither of those places are in SouthContinue reading “Going Un-chopped in South Philly”

Finally Getting My Santucci’s Pizza Fix

On more than one occasion, when discussing sauce-on-top – or upside-down – pizza, I’ve mentioned a Philly-area chain of pizzerias called Santucci’s. While it’s taken much longer than it should have, I’m finally getting around to devoting an entire post to them.  It’s actually incorrect to refer to them as a single chain. There areContinue reading “Finally Getting My Santucci’s Pizza Fix”

Positive Trend in a Cheesesteak Hot Spot

There are various hot spots around the Philadelphia region where multiple steak shops with strong followings reside within a relatively small radius. One of the hottest right now is unquestionably an area that starts in far Northeast Philly, just across the city line from Bucks County, and works its way north and west into Feasterville-TrevoseContinue reading “Positive Trend in a Cheesesteak Hot Spot”

Blog Notes: Something Has to Give

It is with a touch of embarrassment that I need to confess to having bitten off more than I can chew. In early February – at the bottom of this post –  I committed to surveying the Philadelphia region’s Roast Pork Italiano sandwiches (R.P.I.) while continuing to do the same with cheesesteaks. That was aContinue reading “Blog Notes: Something Has to Give”

‘Tis the Season

It’s the time of year when seasonal ice cream businesses spring to life, including my  two favorites from among several soft-serve stands within a short drive from where I live. Barones, which I wrote about last year, and Richman’s both returned to serving their delicious concoctions within the past few weeks.  We’ve known about andContinue reading “‘Tis the Season”

Searching for a Great Slice of Pizza

The current primary topic of interest in my food-obsessed mind is pizza. I’ve been thinking about it increasingly since having the great pie at Joey’s Pizza that I wrote about a couple weeks ago. And as you’d expect, I don’t want to settle for just any pizza. So I started researching the best current optionsContinue reading “Searching for a Great Slice of Pizza”

Back on the Cheesesteak Trail

At least for blogging purposes, I’ve left the kitchen for the time-being and returned to more familiar territory – the steak shop circuit. It had been two weeks since my last cheesesteak going into Wednesday’s lunch.  That’s when I made the 20-minute drive over to Wolf’s Superior Sandwiches in Aston, PA. The steak I ateContinue reading “Back on the Cheesesteak Trail”