Sunday, September 30, 2007
It's well priced and if your lucky you'll run into your waitress yelling at someone in italian on the phone.
Food portions that are bigger than your face, along with home made cannolis or tiramisu.
1734 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148-1524
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Jeff Metal is the biggest Okonomiyaki head ever and he also takes nice photos around the world. Go to his site here!
Monday, September 24, 2007
This amazing mixture isn't just for pancakes. I can't read japanese but it's apparently illustrated on the package as being used for many other amazing food items. Like corndogs, muffins, cakes, pancakes, and DONUTS. I mean only the japanese can think of such a mixture, that when mixed with eggs and milk can be any of these things. Even the batter tasted good, it tasted like vanilla yogurt.
In the end we made pancakes, and they tasted just like donuts.
I cringe, but I decided if we do a Fried Chicken Tour of Philly, you gotta start at the bottom. Here's to you foodblog! 12 piece family meal for 20 bucks here I come!
I don't know what's in the chicken, but it made me and Tim shake while we we're eating it. Maybe they were coated in sugar? The biscuts tasted like hockey pucks of magarine. Depending on where you swing that could be amazing. And the potatos and coleslaw we're kinda bubbley on the bottom, I don't know what that means but they tasted okay. The chicken in all its grossness, was delicious. Crunchy and lots of meat.
And the family meal was way too much food for me, Tim, and Hawk.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Salad 1 - arugala, almonds, golden raisins, Friendly Farms smoked cheddar
Salad 2 - arugala, almonds, honeycrisp lancaster apples, carrots, Friendly Farms smoked cheddar
1 part rice vinegar
1 part shoyu (soy sauce)
a little honey (to taste)
1 part balsamic vinegar
3 parts olive oil
lots of black pepper
then whisk whisk whisk!
What my mom gave me and what Ryohei gave me started to blend together. So I am not sure who gave me what in this package but the Red Bean Mochi I finished in one sitting. The fancy japanese fish snacks were a little too fishy for Tim ( but perfect with beer!).
Thursday, September 13, 2007
On the way home from Brigantine / Atlantic City, so hung over i could barely talk, this place was like a bright shining light of jersey shore heaven.
Roast Pork as good as anywhere in the city, with actual sharp provolone and
broccoli raab. The milkshakes were thick and delicious, made with homemade ice cream. The cheesesteak meat was a little on the chunky side - i enjoy a thinly sliced (but not shredded) cheesesteak meat - but covered in hot cherry peppers it was still damn good.
My only complaint is that they were out of the 6 pack of cheese wiz sliders(!!).
I guess I could have gone back to Atlantic City for $45 "sliders" made from cows massaged by wizards, topped with blueberry ostrich cheese and seaweed marshmallow aoili... or maybe just wait 'til next summer.
Tony's also has burgers, hot dogs, homemade chili, pork roll sandwiches, and about 4000 flavors of ice cream.
Tony's Steaks & Shakes
3107 Atlantic-Brigantine Blvd
Gooey Looie's is deep in south philly inside a strange little enclosed shopping court. It's also a deli / convenience type store with video poker, cigarettes, newspapers, etc.. but most of the people jammed wall to wall and at the 3 tiny tables are there for the food. 3 guys behind a counter in the back crank out the steaks & hoagies while the customers fight to the front of the line, hollering about the latest Eagles game or the day's winning lottery numbers. So pretty much the best place on earth.
The hoagies are classic, massive and delicious. No prosciutto or roasted red peppers here- just massive piles of meat with mountains of shredded lettuce, tomatoes, onions. The corned beef hoagie-which I didn't have a chance to try- seemed to be a big seller.
The cheesesteak took me two days to eat. Loads of meat and a sturdy roll held it all in, suprisingly the thing didn't fall apart when I tried to eat it. Really good too.
Moyamensing & Moore
grill open 'til 7:00pm
deli til 8pm most nights
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Great way to start a day of massive eating. Hand dipped right in front of me, this corn dog was piping hot and delicious. The stand also had Deep Fried Twinkies which I meant to come back and try but didnt have the time - maybe next year.
A pit beef is a grilled side of beef (not sure what cut) sliced thin right in front of you, dipped in meat jus and slapped onto a hot dog roll with your choice of onions, cheese, ketchup. Similar to a cheesesteak, the meat was delicious but the cheap roll was lacking in flavor and texture - something that makes the beloved philly cheesesteak so special.
This little mom and pop pierogie stand hit the spot. They were super friendly and the truly homemade pierogies slathered in melted butter and onions were terrific.
Willie Joe's has two locations in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Nice snap to the dog, with a delicious 'hot dog sauce' style chili.
Along with all the rides & food the allentown fair also has competitions for everything from 'best decorative table setting' to 'best onions'. First prize is anywhere from 2 to 5 dollars. An entire pavillion is filled with people's collections of old junk, homemade cookies, amateur art, prize tomatoes, cake decoration.. all for the public to be amazed.
For more pictures of the Allentown Fair please visit my flickr page