Hymie’s Deli of Merion, PA

I neglected to include Hymie’s in the ode to corned beef on rye I wrote in October. It wasn’t an intended slight. They just don’t figure significantly in my personal history with the sandwich. While they are one of the better known Jewish style delis in the Philadelphia region, at least among locals, I neverContinue reading “Hymie’s Deli of Merion, PA”

My 2021 Food Highlights

Another unusual year has come and just about gone. It would be remiss of me to pass up an opportunity to do a year-end roundup of my culinary highlights of 2021. I’ve actually only been blogging since September and don’t have a record of everything I’ve eaten going back to the start of the year.Continue reading “My 2021 Food Highlights”

2019 Eating Excursion to the Midwest and Kentucky (part 1)

Our last significant pre-pandemic trip was four years in the making. During a 2015 vacation, we planned a stop in Henderson, Kentucky, in large part to try what was frequently billed among my roadfood circle of friends as the best fried chicken in the country. It was known at that time as Bon Ton Chicken,Continue reading “2019 Eating Excursion to the Midwest and Kentucky (part 1)”

My Lifelong Love Affair with Corned Beef on Rye

While I write frequently here about cheesesteaks – and yes, I do love them deeply – there is another sandwich for which I have had serious affection since an extremely early age. I refer to the Jewish delicatessen stand-by, corned beef on rye.  It was my maternal grandmother, the late-great Mom-Mom Bess, who turned meContinue reading “My Lifelong Love Affair with Corned Beef on Rye”