In Search of: The Meaning of This Sign

I’ve had the misfortune over the past decade of having to frequently drive on a stretch of Baltimore Pike in Delaware County, PA, that is hellishly congested much of the time. It’s an old road that connects Philadelphia and Baltimore and was probably a main route between the two cities in the pre-highway days.  MyContinue reading “In Search of: The Meaning of This Sign”

Going Old-School in Allentown, PA

My wife spent most of her pre-college years in Allentown – Pennsylvania’s third most populous city behind only Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. I’ve joined her for family meals at the home of her parents, who still live there, for many years. But we only eat out during those visits occasionally, and those meals are often atContinue reading “Going Old-School in Allentown, PA”

A Burger & Shake Day

During the last few years before Covid drove us from the office, several work-mates and I had a nice routine of getting hamburgers for lunch from one of several places that were either a short walk from our Center City (Philadelphia) office or close enough to deliver. They all had very good burgers, including aContinue reading “A Burger & Shake Day”

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”

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”

On the Road: The Leftovers

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any trip reports; be they old or new. After going through my online photo archives, I unfortunately determined that I don’t have any other vacations documented well enough to do a comprehensive report. But I do have some odds and ends from various trips and decided to combineContinue reading “On the Road: The Leftovers”

The Dandelion of Philadelphia, PA

For my final pre-holiday lunch, I met up with yet another friend and former colleague at The Dandelion, an English-themed restaurant in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia’s downtown. I’ve been there a few times before, including once for afternoon tea with my wife. But this was my first visit in a few years.  ItContinue reading “The Dandelion of Philadelphia, PA”

Old School Burgers: Willow Grove, PA

Yesterday I wrote about a place called The Hot Dog Stand that has better burgers than hot dogs. Today I am posting on Old School Burgers, which has better cheesesteaks than burgers. Actually, their full name is Old School Burgers, Dogs & Shakes, but that’s a bit much to put in a title and I’m notContinue reading “Old School Burgers: Willow Grove, PA”

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)”

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”