Back on the Cheesesteak Treadmill

I had an errand to run today that took me through Havertown, Pennsylvania, which is where Centrella’s Deli and Italian Market is located. I’ve read good things about their cheesesteaks, so I decided to stop in and take one out on my way home. Their standard cheesesteak comes with American cheese, but I upgraded toContinue reading “Back on the Cheesesteak Treadmill”

Sang Kee Peking Duck House

While Sang Kee Peking Duck House does not fit into the mold of old-school Cantonese restaurants that I posted on recently, they are one of the oldest surviving restaurants in Philadelphia’s Chinatown. They were also one of the first that didn’t fit that mold. Sang Kee’s reputation was built on its Kong-style barbecued meats andContinue reading “Sang Kee Peking Duck House”

Early Midwest Trips III

If you’ve kept up with this report the past couple days, you may be wondering why we traveled to Indiana so often during this period. In addition to feeding my various cravings, another reason for these repeat trips was to keep close tabs on the young daughter of our Bloomington friends. She was in herContinue reading “Early Midwest Trips III”

Early Midwest Trips II

We hit the road for Kentucky and Indiana again two years later to see another significant Lincoln-related sight, visit our Bloomington friends, and, of course, sample more regional food specialties.  Rather than driving straight through, as we did in 2010, we stopped in Pittsburgh for the night. One of my closest friends lives there withContinue reading “Early Midwest Trips II”

Early Midwest Trips I

Due to personal circumstances, I haven’t posted here for almost a week. I left my job of 26 years in early September after accepting an optional buy-out offer. That left me with lots of time to write blog posts, not to mention the uptick in my cheesesteak intake. But I’m too young to retire andContinue reading “Early Midwest Trips I”

A New Favorite Cheesesteak, at least for now

I met a former colleague for lunch today at Charlie’s Roast Pork in South Philadelphia. While they have a very traditional South Philly sandwich shop name and menu, Charlie’s has only been around for a couple years. May they stay in business for 100 more based on the tremendous dining experience I had there. MyContinue reading “A New Favorite Cheesesteak, at least for now”

Lunch Truck Heaven: Denver 2016 (conclusion)

Later that day, after our great food-truck lunch, we went to the luxurious and classic Brown Palace Hotel for afternoon tea. The lobby is spectacular and reminded me somewhat of the Ritz Carlton in Philadelphia. They also had a bar named after one of my favorite historical figures. The tea service itself was a realContinue reading “Lunch Truck Heaven: Denver 2016 (conclusion)”

Lunch Truck Heaven: Denver 2016

My only trip to the Mountain time zone took place in 2016, when my wife and I flew to Denver. We initially planned to hit a couple other spots outside of Colorado’s biggest city and state capital, possibly Colorado Springs or somewhere scenic in the Rockies. But we made what I consider to be theContinue reading “Lunch Truck Heaven: Denver 2016”