Ten Defunct Food & Drink Products I Miss

Would you be surprised if I told you in advance that each and every product on this list was crawling with sugar? Would you expect anything less from me? Some of these have nostalgic value going back to my youth. Others are from more recent times. But I loved them all. Häagen–Dazs Five: Lemon: IContinue reading “Ten Defunct Food & Drink Products I Miss”

Phil & Jim’s Cheesesteaks: The Sum of its parts

I gave credit to Jim Pappas and his Cheesesteak Adventure blog in a couple of my early cheesesteak posts back in September of last year. He is currently running his third annual March Cheesesteak Madness contest, which has local judges picking the best cheesesteak in the Philly region. There are 64 sandwiches broken down intoContinue reading “Phil & Jim’s Cheesesteaks: The Sum of its parts”

A Tale of Two Cheesesteaks: Jersey Style

After threatening to do so in a post a couple weeks ago, I finally crossed the Delaware today – not to fight Hessian mercenaries, but to eat cheesesteaks. Granted, like General Washington and his troops on that fateful night, I didn’t venture very deep into New Jersey to take care of business.  While most ofContinue reading “A Tale of Two Cheesesteaks: Jersey Style”

Things Worth Fighting For, by Bari Weiss

If you only listen to one podcast this year, make it this one: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/honestly-with-bari-weiss/id1570872415?i=1000554190603 It’s about the heroism of President Zelenskyy and the rest of the Ukrainians and the lessons Americans should take from it. While those of you in other countries may find it just as worthwhile, she addresses her points to Americans becauseContinue reading “Things Worth Fighting For, by Bari Weiss”

Ten Favorite Westerns

I’ve addressed my fondness for Westerns – both movies and TV shows – in past posts. Here are ten of my favorite films from the genre.  I am not claiming they are the ten greatest Westerns ever made, although a few of them would also make that list. But these all struck a major chordContinue reading “Ten Favorite Westerns”

Tchaikovsky Didn’t Invade Ukraine

Whatever one feels were the geopolitical causes of Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine, I’m not going out on a limb when I say that the Russian military’s actions in recent days and weeks have been nothing short of evil. The suffering we’re seeing on TV and online on a daily basis is absolutely heartbreaking.Continue reading “Tchaikovsky Didn’t Invade Ukraine”

Johnny Paisano’s of Springfield, PA

Johnny Paisano’s was one of the first cheesesteak joints that I reported on here. I loved the first steak that I took out from them, but there was an issue with the second one. It was assembled haphazardly, with the meat and cheese distributed very unevenly. I had a feeling that was not their normContinue reading “Johnny Paisano’s of Springfield, PA”

It’s About Time: Curly’s Creations of Levittown, PA

I struggled a bit with how to headline this post. It includes reports on three different cheesesteak shops I’ve eaten at over the past couple days, one of which was a second visit to the place that served the cheesesteak I picked as the best I ate during 2021. But one of the two sandwichesContinue reading “It’s About Time: Curly’s Creations of Levittown, PA”