Ever since I moved away from New Jersey, I've missed Wawa. Last weekend, while driving through Pennsylvania, I stopped at a Wawa gas station. That's right, a Wawa Gas station. The best place to buy gas, just about anywhere. I said aloud to myself, "God, I miss Wawa." Hearing my prayers, the Lord answered by killing my battery.
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They say you know you're from South Jersey if you've ever slept behind a Wawa. The convenience store staple, beloved by many a New Jersey or Pennsylvania native, gets into the season with Thanksgiving-themed sandwiches. Punch in a "Gobbler," and you get a turkey sandwich with gravy, stuffing, and cranberry juice, on their squishy hoagie loaf. Thanksgiving on a roll.
Even people who swear they won't touch fast-food seem to make exceptions for breakfast sandwiches. Something about the combination of egg, melted cheese, salty meat, and toasted bread is so satisfying, not to mention a lifesaver on those especially rough mornings. You go from zero to feeling-more-like-a-real-person in just a few bites. We tried sandwiches from 11 different chains, and were surprised when only White Castle fried a fresh egg in front of us. More results and photos of the favorite English muffin, bagel, ciabatta, croissant, and toast 'wiches.
"While many folks wouldn't touch a gas station hot dog with a ten-foot pole, it inspires a cult-like following for others." Past Weeks' Dogs Slaw DogPuka DogThe Philly ComboTijuana DogsTexas WeinersFlo's Hot Dogs Over the last few weeks we've highlighted some fascinating regional hot dogs. But for most of us, eating a hot dog does not mean traveling halfway across the country to a roadside stand in a half-abandoned coal mining town. This week's dog is a style that many will be familiar with, possibly more so than we'd like to admit. While the object of much ridicule--the term "gas station hot dog" being a common euphemism for anything on the bottom of the culinary barrel--the 24-Hour Dog can be...