Checking out Another Neighborhood Pizzeria

In sticking with the theme of my last post, I visited another neighborhood pizzeria that has been on my radar for a while after seeing their cheesesteaks praised online. America’s Pie Pizza of Essington, PA is perhaps a bit more well known than many others, as it sits just off and within view of Rt.Continue reading “Checking out Another Neighborhood Pizzeria”

Nick’s Roast Beef: Philly’s Ray’s Pizza

The closest thing Philadelphia has to Ray’s Pizza in New York City – a seemingly ubiquitous restaurant name that has achieved legendary and comic status – is Nick’s Roast Beef. The most well-known, and probably the oldest, is Old Original Nick’s Roast Beef in South Philly. They have a couple suburban outposts, one of whichContinue reading “Nick’s Roast Beef: Philly’s Ray’s Pizza”

A Return to Big Al’s Eatery of Media, PA

I broke from my standard ordering pattern the first time I visited Big Al’s Eatery of Media, PA, back in early February. Rather than getting a cheesesteak on their optional seeded roll, I tried it on seedless garlic bread. While it was an enjoyable sandwich from a flavor standpoint, I didn’t like how moist theContinue reading “A Return to Big Al’s Eatery of Media, PA”

A Classic Small-Town Cafe Closer to Home

During the stretch of years when I was road-tripping around the interior of the country fairly regularly, one of the restaurant genres I always sought out when drawing up my pre-trip dining itinerary was small-town cafes and luncheonettes. There is a place called The Coffee Station that is not far from where I’ve lived forContinue reading “A Classic Small-Town Cafe Closer to Home”

After Weeks Without One, I Needed a Cheesesteak!

After eating at least one cheesesteak per week for a year, I felt the need to take a break from Philly’s trademark sandwich. But after a few weeks, the craving for one started to build within me until I couldn’t hold out any longer. The question was where to go to satisfy it.  While IContinue reading “After Weeks Without One, I Needed a Cheesesteak!”

Top Five Cheesesteak Rolls

Those of you who have read at least a few of my cheesesteak posts probably realize by now that I prefer sturdy to soft rolls. In this context, ‘sturdy’ relates primarily to the crust and can mean that it either is at least slightly crispy or has a chewy quality to it that is usuallyContinue reading “Top Five Cheesesteak Rolls”

My Year-Long Cheesesteak Odyssey – and What’s Next

*There is an alphabetical list of links to all of my cheesesteak posts at the bottom of this post. While I’ve always lived in the Philadelphia region, I didn’t start eating cheesesteaks at the rate of a little over one per week until roughly a year ago. It was at that point that circumstances andContinue reading “My Year-Long Cheesesteak Odyssey – and What’s Next”

Another Late Addition: Michael’s of Woodlyn, PA

After eating less than expected yesterday, I didn’t feel the need to wait until late in the week to get my next cheesesteak. I’m hoping to finish off all of the steak shops I want to include in my survey by Friday or Saturday, so I can put out my “Best-of” posts next week. ThatContinue reading “Another Late Addition: Michael’s of Woodlyn, PA”

Another Between-Cheesesteaks Interlude

I discovered the power of marketing today – in the form of a restaurant’s name and how it is displayed on its front facade. But before getting that far, my wife and I went bowling. It had probably been a couple months since our last outing to Sproul Lanes in Springfield, PA. I previously addressedContinue reading “Another Between-Cheesesteaks Interlude”

Behold: The Cheeseburger Hoagie

I have what I hope will be a significant cheesesteak outing planned for this weekend. But in the meantime, the thought of another long-roll sandwich that I haven’t had in quite a few years lodged itself in the part of my brain that focuses on food – which admittedly doesn’t leave much room for otherContinue reading “Behold: The Cheeseburger Hoagie”