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”

Red Sausage Gravy

I’ve posted several times about my Sunday or red gravy. I tend to crave it, as well as the process of making it, when the weather starts to turn cooler in the fall.  The types of meat I use to flavor the gravy sometimes depends on what I have in the freezer. That happened toContinue reading “Red Sausage Gravy”

Our Long Weekend in Virginia: Part 3

By our vacationing standards, it felt like Sunday had already been a busy and productive day by the time we returned to our hotel following our visit to the Civil War museum and brunch at Perly’s. But we still had another tourist stop and meal on the itinerary before packing it in for the eveningContinue reading “Our Long Weekend in Virginia: Part 3”

Our Long Weekend in Virginia: Part 2

I’ve mentioned in a post or two that I have a particular fondness for old drug stores that are still filling prescriptions and also have a soda fountain and/or lunch counter. They are probably a rarity in every region of the country at this point, but the Southeast seems to have a few more leftContinue reading “Our Long Weekend in Virginia: Part 2”

Our Long Weekend in Virginia: Part 1

My wife and I hit the road for the first time in a while this past weekend. Our destination was Virginia, where we spent a night in Staunton before heading southwest to Richmond, the state capital, for a couple more days and nights. Those of you who have read some of my old travel postsContinue reading “Our Long Weekend in Virginia: Part 1”