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”

Early Midwest Trips III

If you’ve kept up with this report the past couple days, you may be wondering why we traveled to Indiana so often during this period. In addition to feeding my various cravings, another reason for these repeat trips was to keep close tabs on the young daughter of our Bloomington friends. She was in herContinue reading “Early Midwest Trips III”

Early Midwest Trips I

Due to personal circumstances, I haven’t posted here for almost a week. I left my job of 26 years in early September after accepting an optional buy-out offer. That left me with lots of time to write blog posts, not to mention the uptick in my cheesesteak intake. But I’m too young to retire andContinue reading “Early Midwest Trips I”

Hitting the Road for the Big Five Oh (part three)

The next morning, we headed north into the Midwest to visit our friends in Bloomington, Indiana, where my wife attended Indiana University. A few of her closest friends from those days went to work for the school after graduating and never left Bloomington.  The route from Evansville to Bloomington took us right past Washington, Indiana,Continue reading “Hitting the Road for the Big Five Oh (part three)”

Hitting the Road for the Big Five Oh (part one)

All hell broke loose in Philadelphia during late September of 2015. That’s when Pope Francis visited town. To say his arrival upended the normal routine of those of us who worked in Center City – Philly’s downtown area – would be an understatement. Driving into town wasn’t an option and public transit would be overflowing.Continue reading “Hitting the Road for the Big Five Oh (part one)”

Texas: 2016

Whether from actual experience or drooling over online photos, the area surrounding Austin, Texas, known as Hill Country, has a special place in the heart of many of us roadfooders. It’s a hub of Texas’ most celebrated old-school barbecue joints, while Austin itself is home to some of the state’s best smoked meat houses amongContinue reading “Texas: 2016”

2019 Eating Excursion to the Midwest and Kentucky (part 4)

We had one final evening left in Bloomington before moving on to the next leg of our journey. It’s a major university town so there are a lot of restaurants in the downtown area. But they aren’t generally the sort of roadfood-type places I look for when traveling. So I sometimes have a difficult timeContinue reading “2019 Eating Excursion to the Midwest and Kentucky (part 4)”

2019 Eating Excursion to the Midwest and Kentucky (part 2)

I mentioned near the beginning of Part One that my wife and I go to southern Indiana Periodically to visit with friends. More specifically, we go to Bloomington, the home of Indiana University, my wife’s alma mater. Some of her college mates went to work for the university and never left B-Town.  We arrived in BloomingtonContinue reading “2019 Eating Excursion to the Midwest and Kentucky (part 2)”

2019 Eating Excursion to the Midwest and Kentucky (part 1)

Our last significant pre-pandemic trip was four years in the making. During a 2015 vacation, we planned a stop in Henderson, Kentucky, in large part to try what was frequently billed among my roadfood circle of friends as the best fried chicken in the country. It was known at that time as Bon Ton Chicken,Continue reading “2019 Eating Excursion to the Midwest and Kentucky (part 1)”

On the Road Again, Finally

Although my wife and I spent a weekend in Lambertville, NJ, for her birthday during Spring, it didn’t feel like we were going away, as Lambertville can be considered part of the Philadelphia region. We had a trip to New England planned over the summer, but a temporary health concern caused it to be cancelled.Continue reading “On the Road Again, Finally”