Why Not?: The Duck Cheesesteak

In a few of my earlier posts, I mentioned grabbing something to eat while on the way to visit my father. I drive a little less than an hour to see him each week, and while I don’t always mix a meal into the outing, it’s become fairly common. I need to eat a coupleContinue reading “Why Not?: The Duck Cheesesteak”

The Ten Best Things I Ate In 2022

I pondered several different approaches to writing a year-end round-up and settled on picking the ten best things I ate away from home during 2022. The year was disproportionately devoted to cheesesteaks. I’ve eaten more of them than in any other year by a wide margin. But I’ve already posted my list of the tenContinue reading “The Ten Best Things I Ate In 2022”

Returning to a Northeast Philly Standout

No other eatery that I’ve written about has left me with more conflicted feelings than Cafe Carmela of Northeast Philadelphia. It’s not a stretch to call it one of my favorite restaurants in the area in an overall sense. In addition to the food being at a higher level than you’ll find at most placesContinue reading “Returning to a Northeast Philly Standout”

Lunch at a Neighborhood Pizzeria in Northeast Philly

I mentioned at the end of my last post that if all goes according to plan, I’d be writing about one of my favorite Philadelphia pizzerias in this one. While that plan didn’t fall through for any reason, I made a late decision to instead try a place I had never been to and thatContinue reading “Lunch at a Neighborhood Pizzeria in Northeast Philly”

Philadelphia’s Mr. Cool

The Philadelphia Eagles are 11-1. That’s the best record in the NFL. And it’s about what Eagles fans envisioned for the team’s future after they won the Super Bowl in February of 2018. But we didn’t see it coming this way. Carson Wentz was the man who we were convinced would lead us to yearsContinue reading “Philadelphia’s Mr. Cool”

The Reading Terminal’s Most Overlooked Sandwich

Near the end of the post I wrote about my last visit to Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market, the possibility of my next stop there including a roast pork or meatball sandwich from DiNic’s was raised. I returned to the Terminal for lunch Thursday and it turned out to be the latter. I’ve enjoyed meatball sandwichesContinue reading “The Reading Terminal’s Most Overlooked Sandwich”

Jollibee: Filipino Fast Food Sensation Comes to Philly

I somehow missed the local media and online buzz when Jollibee opened its first Philadelphia outlet. Fortunately for me, my friend Paul didn’t and texted photos of his food to me as he was making his way through much of their menu. One item in particular, which I’ll address below, stuck out and was theContinue reading “Jollibee: Filipino Fast Food Sensation Comes to Philly”

Top 10 Cheesesteaks in the Philly Region

I considered four factors when determining which of the many cheesesteaks I’ve eaten belong on this list: In general, I prefer a cheesesteak in which the meat, cheese, and roll are all proportionate to each other over steaks with massive amounts of meat, cheese, or both. But there are exceptions to that rule, as you’reContinue reading “Top 10 Cheesesteaks in the Philly Region”

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”