Lunch at a Neighborhood Pizzeria in Northeast Philly

I mentioned at the end of my last post that if all goes according to plan, I’d be writing about one of my favorite Philadelphia pizzerias in this one. While that plan didn’t fall through for any reason, I made a late decision to instead try a place I had never been to and thatContinue reading “Lunch at a Neighborhood Pizzeria in Northeast Philly”

Philadelphia’s Mr. Cool

The Philadelphia Eagles are 11-1. That’s the best record in the NFL. And it’s about what Eagles fans envisioned for the team’s future after they won the Super Bowl in February of 2018. But we didn’t see it coming this way. Carson Wentz was the man who we were convinced would lead us to yearsContinue reading “Philadelphia’s Mr. Cool”

Provincial Pork Shoulder at Peking Media

Our friends Andy and Stacy were in the Philly region for the weekend. That inevitably meant we’d be eating Chinese food at some point between Friday night and Sunday afternoon. It turned out to be dinner Saturday night at Peking Media, a stylish restaurant I hadn’t visited since it changed ownership and its name aContinue reading “Provincial Pork Shoulder at Peking Media”

In Search of: The Meaning of This Sign

I’ve had the misfortune over the past decade of having to frequently drive on a stretch of Baltimore Pike in Delaware County, PA, that is hellishly congested much of the time. It’s an old road that connects Philadelphia and Baltimore and was probably a main route between the two cities in the pre-highway days.  MyContinue reading “In Search of: The Meaning of This Sign”

My Return to Barbecue: Jesse’s of Souderton, PA

I bemoaned not having any barbecue during our recent long weekend in Virginia. In fact, the only time I’ve had it all year was when I smoked a rack of ribs on my back patio a couple months ago. The last time I ate it away from home was the lunch at Holy Que SmokehouseContinue reading “My Return to Barbecue: Jesse’s of Souderton, PA”

A Light Interlude While I Continue to Digest

Like many other couples, my wife and I attended two Thanksgiving dinners; one with each of our families. We did get a break between the two, as the annual meal at my in-law’s home is always the Saturday after the holiday; although that break included a Friday dinner of leftovers from the night before. ThenContinue reading “A Light Interlude While I Continue to Digest”

It’s Good To Have Options

The title of this post is a line my wife and I have used with each other for years when apt circumstances arise. But it could also work to describe the experience of ordering a cheesesteak at Trev’s Philly Steaks of Feasterville, PA. While there has been an unmistakable trend of steak purveyors adding additionalContinue reading “It’s Good To Have Options”

A Pre-Meal Warm-Up: This Year’s Thanksgiving Recipe

This blog was only a couple months old last Thanksgiving when I marked the holiday by sharing the corn pudding recipe that I usually prepare for a Turkey Day side dish. For 2022, I’m posting the recipe for another dish we’ve had annually on Thanksgiving for at least the past 30 years; but as anContinue reading “A Pre-Meal Warm-Up: This Year’s Thanksgiving Recipe”

Going Old-School in Allentown, PA

My wife spent most of her pre-college years in Allentown – Pennsylvania’s third most populous city behind only Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. I’ve joined her for family meals at the home of her parents, who still live there, for many years. But we only eat out during those visits occasionally, and those meals are often atContinue reading “Going Old-School in Allentown, PA”