Cheesesteaks: The great craving of 2021 has passed

As I mentioned last week in a post on this blog, l have been laboring under an intense craving for cheesesteaks during roughly the past month-and-a-half. I’ve loved cheesesteaks for many years, but I’m fairly sure I’ve never eaten as many in the span of a couple months as I have since July. Actually, theContinue reading “Cheesesteaks: The great craving of 2021 has passed”

Relish Trays, Wood Paneling and Cornfields: My 2018 Trip to Iowa and Nebraska (part 3)

The next morning, we had one remaining piece of business in Iowa to take care of before moving on to Nebraska. While knocking down a breaded pork tenderloin the previous day was partially about duty, eating a loosemeat sandwich was all desire. They are similar to sloppy joes, but without so much sauce.  Iowa isContinue reading “Relish Trays, Wood Paneling and Cornfields: My 2018 Trip to Iowa and Nebraska (part 3)”

Relish Trays, Wood Paneling and Cornfields: My 2018 Trip to Iowa and Nebraska (part 2)

The following day began with breakfast in another small town; Winterset, Iowa, which is in Madison County, as in The Bridges of Madison County. But that wasn’t why we were there. I’ll get to that in a bit. First, breakfast. There are many sub genres within road food. One of my favorites is old-school drugContinue reading “Relish Trays, Wood Paneling and Cornfields: My 2018 Trip to Iowa and Nebraska (part 2)”

Relish Trays, Wood Paneling and Cornfields: My 2018 Trip to Iowa and Nebraska (part 1)

One of my major trip reports on the old roadfood message board was on a 2018 vacation my wife and I took to Iowa and eastern Nebraska. I was very disappointed to lose that report and am going to try my best to recreate it here. This one is going to be too long forContinue reading “Relish Trays, Wood Paneling and Cornfields: My 2018 Trip to Iowa and Nebraska (part 1)”

The Jeremy Dow Story

I didn’t like Westerns for much of my life. They dominated American popular culture for decades, then fizzled out as a genre just in time for my formative years. But a dozen or so years ago I suddenly had a hankering to watch classic Western films, a desire I didn’t fight. Then maybe six or sevenContinue reading “The Jeremy Dow Story”

Charlie’s Hamburgers

I grew up in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia, then lived in Center City – downtown Philly for those not from these parts – for 15 years before moving out to Delaware County, which is southwest of the city, in 2012. We did so for logistical reasons having to do with my wife’s commute toContinue reading “Charlie’s Hamburgers”