My First Bagel Shop Cheesesteak

As we’ve seen a few times, even the best laid plans don’t always come off as anticipated. I had indicated an intent to split four cheesesteaks with a pair of friends this week – two Tuesday and two more today – in my last post. Unfortunately, due to unforeseeable circumstances, the friend who was supposedContinue reading “My First Bagel Shop Cheesesteak”

Something Old – Something New

I mentioned in my last post that I had a big week of cheesesteak-eating ahead of me. It got underway Tuesday, when my friend Robert joined me for a pair. I’ll be accompanied by another friend Friday as well. The plan is to split steaks from two different shops both days. That would enable meContinue reading “Something Old – Something New”

Return to Curly’s – and Where to Find Shaved Ribeye

In last week’s post on Angelo’s Pizzeria, I mentioned that there had been a tremendous sense of anticipation leading up to my first visit to Curly’s Creations in the northern suburb of Levittown, Pennsylvania. While it’s a little less clear-cut now, they were unquestionably the most popular steak shop among the roughly 70,000 members ofContinue reading “Return to Curly’s – and Where to Find Shaved Ribeye”

Belated Visit to a Vaunted South Philly Standout

As was the case for my visit to Curly’s in March, there had been a huge amount of anticipation building up within me for almost as long as I’ve been blogging about cheesesteaks to try the steak – and pizza – at Angelo’s Pizzeria in South Philly. Their reputation is at a lofty level thatContinue reading “Belated Visit to a Vaunted South Philly Standout”

Manayunk’s The Rook

Manayunk is one of Philadelphia’s more interesting neighborhoods. It’s main drag – conveniently called Main Street – is home to an array of shops and restaurants, while its side streets are lined with old houses, extremely narrow and, in some cases, on small, but steep hills. While I’m by no means anti-Manayunk, for whatever reasons,Continue reading “Manayunk’s The Rook”

Late Addition to My Steak List – with Pizza to Boot

There are probably hundreds of cheesesteaks available in Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs. I have never had any intention of attempting to try anywhere near all of them. After casting a wider net during the early months of this project, in the interest of saving time and calories, I’ve limited myself to visiting shops thatContinue reading “Late Addition to My Steak List – with Pizza to Boot”

Plan B Turns Up Gold Once Again

I mentioned at the end of my Seinfeld post that I had something special planned for this week’s cheesesteak outing, but that it wasn’t guaranteed to pan out. It didn’t – but not for the reason I had feared. As luck would have it, the friend I was supposed to go with had to postpone,Continue reading “Plan B Turns Up Gold Once Again”

Returning to the Reading Terminal Market

It’s almost beyond the point of debate that the Reading Terminal Market – a.k.a. The Terminal – is Philadelphia’s most iconic food-related institution. The two indoor markets that eventually evolved into The Terminal were founded in 1859. For as long as I can remember, it’s been a combination farmers market and atmospheric food-court. It’s alsoContinue reading “Returning to the Reading Terminal Market”

Wolf’s Superior Sandwiches: Another Stellar Steak

That mini cheesesteak hiatus I mentioned at the end of my last post didn’t materialize. The lunch plans I had for today fell through, so it was on to Plan B, which was to try one of the highly rated cheesesteaks in my area that I haven’t sampled yet. I didn’t want to drive tooContinue reading “Wolf’s Superior Sandwiches: Another Stellar Steak”

The Collegeville Italian Bakery: Part 2

As I’m sure regular readers have noticed, in addition to working my way through the last handful of steak shops on my list that I’ve yet to visit, I have also been revisiting some of the places I wrote about last year. Aside from the need to refresh my memory on how a few ofContinue reading “The Collegeville Italian Bakery: Part 2”