Giving Light Cheese a Shot

It should be obvious by now to those who have followed this blog that I don’t like extra-cheesy cheesesteaks. Rather I prefer the meat to be front and center with the cheese in more of a supporting role. On more than a few occasions it’s been recommended to me on social media that I orderContinue reading “Giving Light Cheese a Shot”

Heading to Paulie Gee’s for Slices and Nostalgia

Back in early April I wrote about my search for top-notch slice shops in the Philly region. While the area isn’t hurting for good pizzerias, many of the better ones don’t offer slices and I don’t always want to get an entire pie – especially at lunch-time. Online browsing turned up a couple of placesContinue reading “Heading to Paulie Gee’s for Slices and Nostalgia”

Celebrating Mother’s Day in Noisy Style

My wife and I spent part of this past weekend celebrating Mother’s Day with our two families. The festivities included dinner at CinCin, a classy Chinese restaurant in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia that is a favorite of my family and which I wrote about in late 2021.  The restaurant sits near the easternContinue reading “Celebrating Mother’s Day in Noisy Style”

Can Number One Remain on Its Lofty Perch

After Posting one of my all-time raves about the cheesesteak I had from Angelo’s Pizzeria in South Philadelphia last summer – then again after ranking them number one on my top ten list – I received mostly positive feedback from people who agreed with my lofty view of them. But there were also a fewContinue reading “Can Number One Remain on Its Lofty Perch”

Going Un-chopped in South Philly

Although I’ve written overwhelmingly about cheesesteaks that feature chopped meat, there are still stands and shops in the area that sell steaks with un-chopped – or slab – beef. The two notable slab-style sandwiches I’ve posted about have been those from Steve’s Prince of Steaks and Trev’s.  While neither of those places are in SouthContinue reading “Going Un-chopped in South Philly”

Finally Getting My Santucci’s Pizza Fix

On more than one occasion, when discussing sauce-on-top – or upside-down – pizza, I’ve mentioned a Philly-area chain of pizzerias called Santucci’s. While it’s taken much longer than it should have, I’m finally getting around to devoting an entire post to them.  It’s actually incorrect to refer to them as a single chain. There areContinue reading “Finally Getting My Santucci’s Pizza Fix”

Positive Trend in a Cheesesteak Hot Spot

There are various hot spots around the Philadelphia region where multiple steak shops with strong followings reside within a relatively small radius. One of the hottest right now is unquestionably an area that starts in far Northeast Philly, just across the city line from Bucks County, and works its way north and west into Feasterville-TrevoseContinue reading “Positive Trend in a Cheesesteak Hot Spot”

Blog Notes: Something Has to Give

It is with a touch of embarrassment that I need to confess to having bitten off more than I can chew. In early February – at the bottom of this post –  I committed to surveying the Philadelphia region’s Roast Pork Italiano sandwiches (R.P.I.) while continuing to do the same with cheesesteaks. That was aContinue reading “Blog Notes: Something Has to Give”

My Next Roast Pork – at a Northeast Philly Deli

While I am enjoying my Roast Pork sandwich project, I’ve already concluded that I simply can’t eat those every week like I did with cheesesteaks for roughly a year. The fact that I’m still averaging a steak every 1-2 weeks undoubtedly plays a role in that. There are only so many long-roll sandwiches I canContinue reading “My Next Roast Pork – at a Northeast Philly Deli”

Back on the Roast Pork Italiano Trail

After a couple weeks without one, I was starting to feel just a touch of pressure to get back to my survey of the Philly region’s Roast Pork Italiano sandwiches. South Philadelphia is likely where the sandwich was created and is still home to more of them than any other part of the city orContinue reading “Back on the Roast Pork Italiano Trail”