The Best Pizza I Ate on the Cheesesteak Trail

When I was growing up, almost all of the places I was aware of that sold cheesesteaks also had pizza on the menu. That’s probably still the case more often than not in the Philly region. So when I knew in advance that a restaurant I would be visiting for a cheesesteak was known toContinue reading “The Best Pizza I Ate on the Cheesesteak Trail”

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”

A Final Pair in Jersey

I was able to close out the New Jersey portion of my cheesesteaks list today with the help of my friend Pete. There were two destinations remaining on it this morning, and we split a steak at each.  Both places were a fairly short ride from two of the bridges that link Philly and SouthContinue reading “A Final Pair in Jersey”

The Meat and Cheese: When Is a Lot Too Much?

I’ve increasingly been touching on what may be the cheesesteak issue of our time lately. That would be the split between those who look for massive quantities of meat and cheese on every steak they order and aren’t satisfied unless they get it; and those who can be perfectly happy with a moderate amount ofContinue reading “The Meat and Cheese: When Is a Lot Too Much?”

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”

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”

A New Contender: Lillo’s of Hainesport, New Jersey

Last week’s visit to one of the area’s most highly touted steak shops didn’t turn out as anticipated. I moved on to another red hot purveyor of Philly’s trademark sandwich today. As was the case the last time I crossed the Betsy Ross Bridge to sample two of South Jersey’s best cheesesteaks, my friend JimContinue reading “A New Contender: Lillo’s of Hainesport, New Jersey”

A Tale of Two Cheesesteaks: Jersey Style

After threatening to do so in a post a couple weeks ago, I finally crossed the Delaware today – not to fight Hessian mercenaries, but to eat cheesesteaks. Granted, like General Washington and his troops on that fateful night, I didn’t venture very deep into New Jersey to take care of business.  While most ofContinue reading “A Tale of Two Cheesesteaks: Jersey Style”