Lunch at an Old-School Pizzeria and Steak Shop

My friend Joe was back in the area to visit family and asked if I was free for lunch Saturday. It was an offer I couldn’t refuse and we set about determining where to go. As Broomall, PA is centrally located between my home and where he’d be, we looked at a couple restaurants thereContinue reading “Lunch at an Old-School Pizzeria and Steak Shop”

Why Not?: The Duck Cheesesteak

In a few of my earlier posts, I mentioned grabbing something to eat while on the way to visit my father. I drive a little less than an hour to see him each week, and while I don’t always mix a meal into the outing, it’s become fairly common. I need to eat a coupleContinue reading “Why Not?: The Duck Cheesesteak”

Elite Cheesesteaks Made on Four Wheels

I added a note to the bottom of my last post to alert you that I’d be checking out a new sandwich shop that serves a highly touted cheesesteak Tuesday. It turned out I was only partially right about that. Gazzos Steaks of Pottstown, PA, serves those steaks out of a food truck rather thanContinue reading “Elite Cheesesteaks Made on Four Wheels”

The Ten Best Things I Ate In 2022

I pondered several different approaches to writing a year-end round-up and settled on picking the ten best things I ate away from home during 2022. The year was disproportionately devoted to cheesesteaks. I’ve eaten more of them than in any other year by a wide margin. But I’ve already posted my list of the tenContinue reading “The Ten Best Things I Ate In 2022”

Returning to a Northeast Philly Standout

No other eatery that I’ve written about has left me with more conflicted feelings than Cafe Carmela of Northeast Philadelphia. It’s not a stretch to call it one of my favorite restaurants in the area in an overall sense. In addition to the food being at a higher level than you’ll find at most placesContinue reading “Returning to a Northeast Philly Standout”

Silvio’s Strombolis and the Price of Procrastination

When I last wrote about Silvio’s Deli, which sits in the charming little town of Hatboro, PA, I closed by saying I would return there soon for one of their cheesesteak strombolis and that I’d let you know about it when that happens. After passing on it in favor of sandwiches the last couple timesContinue reading “Silvio’s Strombolis and the Price of Procrastination”

My Other Nearby Go-To Place for a Cheesesteak

My last post was about Cocco’s in Primos, one of the two purveyors of cheesesteaks near me that I turn to when craving one too badly to wait until my next planned outing. I concluded by mentioning an intent to revisit the other one – Johnny Paisano’s – in the near future. It happened aContinue reading “My Other Nearby Go-To Place for a Cheesesteak”

Another Great Under the Radar Cheesesteak

I’m fortunate to live close enough to a pair of places that are purveyors of top-flight cheesesteaks to always be able to get a good one on short notice when the craving strikes. While neither quite made my Top 10 list, they both put out a consistently stellar product. One is Johnny Paisano’s of Springfield,Continue reading “Another Great Under the Radar Cheesesteak”

Lunch at a Neighborhood Pizzeria in Northeast Philly

I mentioned at the end of my last post that if all goes according to plan, I’d be writing about one of my favorite Philadelphia pizzerias in this one. While that plan didn’t fall through for any reason, I made a late decision to instead try a place I had never been to and thatContinue reading “Lunch at a Neighborhood Pizzeria in Northeast Philly”

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”