Lunch at an Old-School Pizzeria and Steak Shop

My friend Joe was back in the area to visit family and asked if I was free for lunch Saturday. It was an offer I couldn’t refuse and we set about determining where to go. As Broomall, PA is centrally located between my home and where he’d be, we looked at a couple restaurants thereContinue reading “Lunch at an Old-School Pizzeria and Steak Shop”

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”

Silvio’s Strombolis and the Price of Procrastination

When I last wrote about Silvio’s Deli, which sits in the charming little town of Hatboro, PA, I closed by saying I would return there soon for one of their cheesesteak strombolis and that I’d let you know about it when that happens. After passing on it in favor of sandwiches the last couple timesContinue reading “Silvio’s Strombolis and the Price of Procrastination”

Checking Out an Elite South Jersey Pizzeria

After a solid but unexceptional pizza experience earlier this week, I had long-standing lunch plans for Friday at a well-known pizzeria in South Jersey. The original Tacconelli’s Pizzeria, where I once ate many years ago, has long been regarded as being among the top pie purveyors in Philadelphia. In fact, for many years – beforeContinue reading “Checking Out an Elite South Jersey Pizzeria”

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”

Checking out Another Neighborhood Pizzeria

In sticking with the theme of my last post, I visited another neighborhood pizzeria that has been on my radar for a while after seeing their cheesesteaks praised online. America’s Pie Pizza of Essington, PA is perhaps a bit more well known than many others, as it sits just off and within view of Rt.Continue reading “Checking out Another Neighborhood Pizzeria”

The Underappreciated Neighborhood Pizzeria

While the ranks of restaurants and sandwich shops that are primarily known for cheesesteaks continue to grow, many in the Philadelphia region still get their steaks from their local pizzeria. That was the case for the vast majority when I was coming of age. And I still don’t dismiss such places. Some of them –Continue reading “The Underappreciated Neighborhood Pizzeria”

Silvio’s of Hatboro and Their Legendary Rolls

Much of the stretch of PA-Rt. 263 – or York Road – that is the main drag in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, still looks like it belongs in the mid to late 20th century more so than the current era. As a child growing up in neighboring Southampton during the late 60s and early 70s, my motherContinue reading “Silvio’s of Hatboro and Their Legendary Rolls”

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”