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”

Shrimp & Scrambled Eggs with Corned Beef Hash

I didn’t intend to post about my home cooking adventures three times in a week. But as the name of the blog indicates, I write mostly about what I eat. And between having a sudden rush of ideas for things I wanted to cook and feeling the need to take a couple extra days betweenContinue reading “Shrimp & Scrambled Eggs with Corned Beef Hash”

My Next Roast Pork – at a Northeast Philly Deli

While I am enjoying my Roast Pork sandwich project, I’ve already concluded that I simply can’t eat those every week like I did with cheesesteaks for roughly a year. The fact that I’m still averaging a steak every 1-2 weeks undoubtedly plays a role in that. There are only so many long-roll sandwiches I canContinue reading “My Next Roast Pork – at a Northeast Philly Deli”

My First Go at Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

Although biscuits with sausage gravy has been a popular breakfast staple in large swaths of the United States for virtually as long as the country has existed, it wasn’t particularly big where I grew up. In fact, I must have been at least well into my thirties before trying it for the first time andContinue reading “My First Go at Biscuits with Sausage Gravy”