Christmas Eve in Bethlehem – PA

Among the many joys that came with marrying my wife, one of my favorites is her family’s various holiday and birthday traditions; none more so than how they celebrate Christmas. While most of our meals together are eaten at one of our homes, on Christmas Eve the entire family dines out at a restaurant somewhereContinue reading “Christmas Eve in Bethlehem – PA”

Silvio’s Strombolis and the Price of Procrastination

When I last wrote about Silvio’s Deli, which sits in the charming little town of Hatboro, PA, I closed by saying I would return there soon for one of their cheesesteak strombolis and that I’d let you know about it when that happens. After passing on it in favor of sandwiches the last couple timesContinue reading “Silvio’s Strombolis and the Price of Procrastination”

The Media’s Role In Our Failure to Communicate

We’ve reached a point in the U.S. where almost all major media outlets are pushing a narrative that favors one side of our great national divide and vilifies the other. While the Right has its media behemoth in Fox News and plenty of websites, most of the other mainstream print and TV outlets veer inContinue reading “The Media’s Role In Our Failure to Communicate”

My Other Nearby Go-To Place for a Cheesesteak

My last post was about Cocco’s in Primos, one of the two purveyors of cheesesteaks near me that I turn to when craving one too badly to wait until my next planned outing. I concluded by mentioning an intent to revisit the other one – Johnny Paisano’s – in the near future. It happened aContinue reading “My Other Nearby Go-To Place for a Cheesesteak”

Another Great Under the Radar Cheesesteak

I’m fortunate to live close enough to a pair of places that are purveyors of top-flight cheesesteaks to always be able to get a good one on short notice when the craving strikes. While neither quite made my Top 10 list, they both put out a consistently stellar product. One is Johnny Paisano’s of Springfield,Continue reading “Another Great Under the Radar Cheesesteak”

Getting Off the Burger Schneid at Crisp Chik’n

It wasn’t that long ago that I mentioned a desire to get back into eating more burgers after a year of placing my hot sandwich focus almost exclusively on cheesesteaks. I’ve had a few since then, but they’ve been average at best. It had been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a really good hamburgerContinue reading “Getting Off the Burger Schneid at Crisp Chik’n”

Beethoven’s Symphonies: Which Recordings?

My regular readers know I like to branch out from food and post on other areas of interest to me with some regularity. But it’s been a while since I’ve written on one of my favorite side-topics – classical music. In keeping with the theme of my last couple such posts, in which I recommendedContinue reading “Beethoven’s Symphonies: Which Recordings?”

Checking Out an Elite South Jersey Pizzeria

After a solid but unexceptional pizza experience earlier this week, I had long-standing lunch plans for Friday at a well-known pizzeria in South Jersey. The original Tacconelli’s Pizzeria, where I once ate many years ago, has long been regarded as being among the top pie purveyors in Philadelphia. In fact, for many years – beforeContinue reading “Checking Out an Elite South Jersey Pizzeria”

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”