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The Best Cheesesteaks in Philadelphia

John’s is the best, period !

I detest Delessandro’s chopped up, gristly, tasteless steaks.

Don’t you just love New Yorkers coming to Philly and telling us what’s what?

Kenji's NYC Bucket List: What I'll Miss Most

Mazel-tov ! I wish that I could live in the land of in-n out !!

My wife and I drove 9000 miles ...up and back. It's a WONDERFUL trip.

If you have time..pick a little road away from the interstate...every few days.

You will find regional foods that are never duplicated in the urban areas.

safe trip.

Staff Picks: The Best Things We Ate in April

Kenji, I'm happy that you ate well in Chicago....but when looking at the picture... ...I didn't see the pizza . I saw tomato cheese cake.

Pizza is toasty, cheesy and FLAT.

Come to Philly, I'll show you real pizza !!

Latkes with Caviar and Cream From 'Joy of Kosher'

Caviar is not the use of matzoh meal really doesn't matter for Passover.
Real caviar is the roe of the sturgeon, which has no scales.
I guess that's why the ultimate Jewish gastronomic experience is herring!
There is kosher "caviar" made from salmon roe...but it's not the same.

Taste Test: The Best Hot Giardiniera

to Notarose,,,,

a Lupin or Lupini bean is a type of lima bean. Hard texture.

I agree with Argol, giardine is necessary on N'orlins muffalatta...and Philadelphia hoagies.

Philadelphia has lots of good local brands...all hot and spicy.

The Hot Pink

Try the Borsht Martini.

I take the lazy way out..using store bought bottled borsht and horseradish.

Two tablespoons of bottled beet borsht

one teaspoon bottled horseradish

pinch of "good" salt

2-3 oz Vodka

add one cube of ice to the mix in a shaker

shake, shake, shake


Basic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Hi. My wife has done seeds both boiled and straight with oil.

Last week she did butternut squash seeds ..this way.

Wash them in water to clean and remove the strings.

Boil seeds in salted water for ten minutes...dry on paper towels..

Line a baking sheet and brush on oil to foil ...not on seeds.

then bake at 350 ...15-20 minutes..then salt to taste.

It was MUCH better than the old accepted method.

Enjoy !

Does Pho 75 Make the Best Pho in Philadelphia?

Pho Ho Saigon
320 W. Oregon Ave


Pho Ho Saigon

1100 S. Chris. Columbus Ave (at Washington Ave)

The place on Oregon Ave is WAY BACK in the shopping center.

It's a gem !

The Food Lab: How To Cook and Shuck a Lobster

P.S. Janieinvc's comment is right well. We use paper bags and throw them away.

Towels are just as good..but must be least in our house.

The Food Lab: How To Cook and Shuck a Lobster


Bring a large pot with a small amount of salted water, seawater or one bottle of beer to a rolling boil.... insert steamer colander or grate into critters in the colander and cover with brown paper bags.......which seals and keeps steam moisture in the pot. Cook for ten minutes after water again begins to boil.

Enjoy lobster like a "Mainer"...not a Frenchman.

A Sandwich a Day: Original Italian from Jack's Place in Philadelphia


Sounds like a fancy suburban, white boy sandwich.

Ain't no hoagie !

Fast-Food Lobster Rolls: Can They Be Any Good?

The best Lobster Rolls are on Chebegue Island at a place called " Jan and Joes".

Great food and service.

Homemade Philadelphia Tomato Pie-Style Pizza

Sorry ! It looked so good I really thought that it was Sarcones.

Mea Culpa. I owe you a Sarcone's slice.

Homemade Philadelphia Tomato Pie-Style Pizza

That picture of a "Philadelphia Tomato Pie" comes from Sarcone's Bakery located on South 9th the heart of Philly's Italian Market.

It is WONDERFUL !! Lots of sauce, garlic and spices.

New York thin and ain''s MUCH better.

Philadelphia: Roast Pork, Cutlets, Meatballs and More Sandwiches You Should Eat

The Turkey stand at the Reading Terminal is called BASSETTS.

They also have an ice cream stand at the market with the worlds best...extra butterfat ice cream.

Yes, DiNics has great beef, pork and hoagies.

The Amish stands serve wonderful scrapple..(don't knock it till you try it)

and tripe sandwiches.


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