Kansas City 2017: Burgers, Barbecue, History (part 2)

We had more history-oriented sight-seeing on tap the day after our side-trip to central Missouri. Sight-seeing requires energy, so we stopped for another burger and malt first.  One of the Kansas City burger joints I’d known about for years due to its presence on the roadfood web site was Winstead’s. They have fifties style decorContinue reading “Kansas City 2017: Burgers, Barbecue, History (part 2)”

Kansas City 2017: Burgers, Barbecue, History (part 1)

All barbecue lovers dream of visiting Kansas City at some point. I had thought about doing so for years when it finally happened in 2017. But barbecue turned out to be only a minor part of what I consider to be the most enjoyable and informative vacation I’ve ever taken. In fact, barbecue wasn’t evenContinue reading “Kansas City 2017: Burgers, Barbecue, History (part 1)”

On the Road Again, Finally

Although my wife and I spent a weekend in Lambertville, NJ, for her birthday during Spring, it didn’t feel like we were going away, as Lambertville can be considered part of the Philadelphia region. We had a trip to New England planned over the summer, but a temporary health concern caused it to be cancelled.Continue reading “On the Road Again, Finally”

Learning to Smoke Meat on a Kettle Charcoal Grill

During the 15 years that I lived in Center City, Philadelphia, most of my activities involved taking advantage of the near-by surroundings. I took a lot of walks to different sections of town to enjoy the shops and general vibe of the city, enjoyed the restaurant scene in my immediate area frequently, and was aContinue reading “Learning to Smoke Meat on a Kettle Charcoal Grill”

Cheesesteaks: The great craving of 2021 has passed

As I mentioned last week in a post on this blog, l have been laboring under an intense craving for cheesesteaks during roughly the past month-and-a-half. I’ve loved cheesesteaks for many years, but I’m fairly sure I’ve never eaten as many in the span of a couple months as I have since July. Actually, theContinue reading “Cheesesteaks: The great craving of 2021 has passed”

Relish Trays, Wood Paneling and Cornfields: My 2018 Trip to Iowa and Nebraska (part 3)

The next morning, we had one remaining piece of business in Iowa to take care of before moving on to Nebraska. While knocking down a breaded pork tenderloin the previous day was partially about duty, eating a loosemeat sandwich was all desire. They are similar to sloppy joes, but without so much sauce.  Iowa isContinue reading “Relish Trays, Wood Paneling and Cornfields: My 2018 Trip to Iowa and Nebraska (part 3)”

Relish Trays, Wood Paneling and Cornfields: My 2018 Trip to Iowa and Nebraska (part 2)

The following day began with breakfast in another small town; Winterset, Iowa, which is in Madison County, as in The Bridges of Madison County. But that wasn’t why we were there. I’ll get to that in a bit. First, breakfast. There are many sub genres within road food. One of my favorites is old-school drugContinue reading “Relish Trays, Wood Paneling and Cornfields: My 2018 Trip to Iowa and Nebraska (part 2)”

Relish Trays, Wood Paneling and Cornfields: My 2018 Trip to Iowa and Nebraska (part 1)

One of my major trip reports on the old roadfood message board was on a 2018 vacation my wife and I took to Iowa and eastern Nebraska. I was very disappointed to lose that report and am going to try my best to recreate it here. This one is going to be too long forContinue reading “Relish Trays, Wood Paneling and Cornfields: My 2018 Trip to Iowa and Nebraska (part 1)”

Charlie’s Hamburgers

I grew up in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia, then lived in Center City – downtown Philly for those not from these parts – for 15 years before moving out to Delaware County, which is southwest of the city, in 2012. We did so for logistical reasons having to do with my wife’s commute toContinue reading “Charlie’s Hamburgers”