A Final Pair in Jersey

I was able to close out the New Jersey portion of my cheesesteaks list today with the help of my friend Pete. There were two destinations remaining on it this morning, and we split a steak at each.  Both places were a fairly short ride from two of the bridges that link Philly and SouthContinue reading “A Final Pair in Jersey”

Back to South Philly to Revisit Last Year’s Best

The restaurant that serves the best cheesesteak to cross my lips in 2021 is going through a branding change. Granted – I didn’t get to most of the heavy hitters until this year. But the steak I had there with Cheese Whiz – rather than the usual Cooper Sharp or American – back in DecemberContinue reading “Back to South Philly to Revisit Last Year’s Best”

Another Between-Cheesesteaks Interlude

I discovered the power of marketing today – in the form of a restaurant’s name and how it is displayed on its front facade. But before getting that far, my wife and I went bowling. It had probably been a couple months since our last outing to Sproul Lanes in Springfield, PA. I previously addressedContinue reading “Another Between-Cheesesteaks Interlude”

Guido’s: Bringing a Little Brooklyn to Philly Steaks

I’ve returned to a couple places that confirmed their top tier status recently. But it’s been a few weeks since I have tried a steak that was both new to me and extremely impressive. That mini slump came to an end today with my first visit to Guido’s Steaks of Bensalem, PA, which is inContinue reading “Guido’s: Bringing a Little Brooklyn to Philly Steaks”

The Meat and Cheese: When Is a Lot Too Much?

I’ve increasingly been touching on what may be the cheesesteak issue of our time lately. That would be the split between those who look for massive quantities of meat and cheese on every steak they order and aren’t satisfied unless they get it; and those who can be perfectly happy with a moderate amount ofContinue reading “The Meat and Cheese: When Is a Lot Too Much?”

An Aussie Comic Classic

For a few years at the turn of the century, I lived within a short walk of Philadelphia’s three Ritz theater complexes, which specialized in art, foreign and independent films. It wasn’t unusual for me to go to a movie alone on weeknights after work. The theaters were often close to empty, and I enjoyedContinue reading “An Aussie Comic Classic”

My First Bagel Shop Cheesesteak

As we’ve seen a few times, even the best laid plans don’t always come off as anticipated. I had indicated an intent to split four cheesesteaks with a pair of friends this week – two Tuesday and two more today – in my last post. Unfortunately, due to unforeseeable circumstances, the friend who was supposedContinue reading “My First Bagel Shop Cheesesteak”

Something Old – Something New

I mentioned in my last post that I had a big week of cheesesteak-eating ahead of me. It got underway Tuesday, when my friend Robert joined me for a pair. I’ll be accompanied by another friend Friday as well. The plan is to split steaks from two different shops both days. That would enable meContinue reading “Something Old – Something New”

Lunch at the Yardley Inn of Bucks County, PA

My wife and I had a lovely Saturday afternoon that was centered around lunch with our friends Tom and Bernadette.  They live in North Jersey, at least a couple hours from us, so we decided to pick a place that was relatively close to the half-way point between our two homes and settled on TheContinue reading “Lunch at the Yardley Inn of Bucks County, PA”