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”

Return to Da Vinci’s to Try the Pizza and Revisit their Steak

I gave a glowing report on Da Vinci’s Brick Oven Pizzeria of Feasterville, PA, back in January. But while that cheesesteak was fantastic, I regretted not being able to try their pizza. I went alone, leaving me to eat the entire steak. And they don’t sell pizza by the individual slice. It’s a large –Continue reading “Return to Da Vinci’s to Try the Pizza and Revisit their Steak”

Semolina Pizzeria of Southampton, PA

As promised in a recent post on my pizza roots, I returned to Semolina Pizzeria in Southampton, Pennsylvania – the town in which I grew up – after finding out the hard way last week that they are closed Tuesdays.  My friend, Andy, and I met there for lunch today – a Thursday. It’s aContinue reading “Semolina Pizzeria of Southampton, PA”

… Dude, Let’s Go Bowling

I bowled a lot for a few years during my teens. That included a Saturday morning league for a while. In fact, four other guys from my league and I won the Bucks County, PA team championship for our age group in 1980 or ‘81.  Bowlers’ burnout cut my competitive bowling days short. Since thenContinue reading “… Dude, Let’s Go Bowling”

Back to My Pizza Roots

When dining out, I try to always have a Plan B ready in case my original plan doesn’t come to fruition. I’ve had more than a few occasions over the years when a restaurant at which I intended to eat was closed for one reason or another. Yesterday was one such occasion. I had intendedContinue reading “Back to My Pizza Roots”

Eating Closer to Home

I’m back to follow up on Tuesday’s post, which was a hodge-podge of partial trip reports. Today, I’ll focus on food I’ve enjoyed and photographically documented in my home region. Most of these meals go back to before the creation of this blog. It’s too bad I couldn’t see into the future well enough toContinue reading “Eating Closer to Home”

Pica’s Rectangular, Sauce-on-Top Pizza

It was only about seven or eight years ago that I discovered the existence of a style of pizza unique to the Philadelphia region. It is rectangular or square with the layer of cheese, which is laid down as slices rather than shredded, covered completely by the sauce. In parts of the region, most pizzeriasContinue reading “Pica’s Rectangular, Sauce-on-Top Pizza”

New England: 2010-2015

I’m in a bit of a travel lull and have reported on most of the old vacations for which I have digital photographic records. Unfortunately, I was a little late in getting on board with digital photography and don’t have anything easily accessible for the first five or so years my wife and I traveledContinue reading “New England: 2010-2015”

Taking the Lincoln Highway to Joey’s Pizza

The Lincoln Highway, which was dedicated in 1913 and was the first cross-country road for automobiles in the United States, cuts a path through Philadelphia’s western suburbs, including parts of the storied Main Line. In the central Chester County town of Thorndale, and right on the Lincoln Highway, sits Joey’s Pizza. Its food is worthyContinue reading “Taking the Lincoln Highway to Joey’s Pizza”

Lunch Truck Heaven: Denver 2016

My only trip to the Mountain time zone took place in 2016, when my wife and I flew to Denver. We initially planned to hit a couple other spots outside of Colorado’s biggest city and state capital, possibly Colorado Springs or somewhere scenic in the Rockies. But we made what I consider to be theContinue reading “Lunch Truck Heaven: Denver 2016”