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”

The Strawberry Milkshake

This is another in a series of occasional brief posts on my home soda jerk exploits. There are several ways to concoct a strawberry milkshake. I used to mix milk, strawberry ice cream and a few fresh strawberries in a blender. But fresh fruit doesn’t go well with the old-fashioned milkshake maker I now use.Continue reading “The Strawberry Milkshake”

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”

Checking out Another Neighborhood Pizzeria

In sticking with the theme of my last post, I visited another neighborhood pizzeria that has been on my radar for a while after seeing their cheesesteaks praised online. America’s Pie Pizza of Essington, PA is perhaps a bit more well known than many others, as it sits just off and within view of Rt.Continue reading “Checking out Another Neighborhood Pizzeria”

The Underappreciated Neighborhood Pizzeria

While the ranks of restaurants and sandwich shops that are primarily known for cheesesteaks continue to grow, many in the Philadelphia region still get their steaks from their local pizzeria. That was the case for the vast majority when I was coming of age. And I still don’t dismiss such places. Some of them –Continue reading “The Underappreciated Neighborhood Pizzeria”