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”

Our Long Weekend in Virginia: Part 3

By our vacationing standards, it felt like Sunday had already been a busy and productive day by the time we returned to our hotel following our visit to the Civil War museum and brunch at Perly’s. But we still had another tourist stop and meal on the itinerary before packing it in for the eveningContinue reading “Our Long Weekend in Virginia: Part 3”

Our Long Weekend in Virginia: Part 1

My wife and I hit the road for the first time in a while this past weekend. Our destination was Virginia, where we spent a night in Staunton before heading southwest to Richmond, the state capital, for a couple more days and nights. Those of you who have read some of my old travel postsContinue reading “Our Long Weekend in Virginia: Part 1”

Passing the Milkshake Torch

There are certain life events that are extremely unimportant in the big scheme of things, but which stand out in one’s memory.  I still vividly remember the day in 1980 that a new color TV was delivered to my family’s home to replace the one that had stopped working months earlier; that one having beenContinue reading “Passing the Milkshake Torch”

My Annual Birthday Roadfood Outing

As is probably common among couples, my wife and I have always gone out to eat for each other’s birthdays, with the birthday girl or boy choosing the dining location. When we lived in Center City, we were within walking distance of many of Philadelphia’s top restaurants, and we usually went to one of thoseContinue reading “My Annual Birthday Roadfood Outing”

My Steak and Pizza Momentum Continues

While my main eating focus going back to last summer has obviously been cheesesteaks, a handful of the restaurants I’ve visited for those have also excelled at pizza. At least one place’s pizza even outshined its steak in my opinion. And two of the past three restaurants I had visited for steaks – Da Vinci’sContinue reading “My Steak and Pizza Momentum Continues”

The Art of Sundae and Milkshake Preparation

I’ve written a couple posts that showed off my ice cream sundae-making capabilities, including one centered on a hot-fudge brownie sundae. There was another piece in which I briefly put the spotlight on Barone’s Italian Water Ice & Ice Cream of Drexel Hill, PA. My wife and I returned there this evening. The experience leftContinue reading “The Art of Sundae and Milkshake Preparation”

Eating Closer to Home

I’m back to follow up on Tuesday’s post, which was a hodge-podge of partial trip reports. Today, I’ll focus on food I’ve enjoyed and photographically documented in my home region. Most of these meals go back to before the creation of this blog. It’s too bad I couldn’t see into the future well enough toContinue reading “Eating Closer to Home”

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”