Thursday, July 14, 2011

Around the World, Burgers, Philly Cheesesteak and Roasted Pork, and Chicken and Waffles (with a Jersey Bonus)

 Actually, I'm afraid of even looking up to see if "Jersey Bonus" meets something else. Anyway, onto beefy cheesiness!! In a good way.

First is a fairly local place, in Forest Hills, called Cheeburger Cheeburger. It's a good place to go to if you want a lot of customizing: burger size, toppings, sauces for fries and onion rings, and milkshakes. I like it because it's a quick drive or train trip, and there's other stuff around so if you're in the neighborhood, it's a good place to go.

 Yes, Big is Better. God Bless 'Merica! (lol)

 My "normal" burger (I think I got a half pound) the one with a single olive), The Fisherman's is the 20oz-er, the one with olive-eyes.

And the onion rings. Quite tasty.

Next, a road trip in search of the best cheese steak sandwich in Philly. During our "staycation," we traveled to PA, for cheese steak. We saw on Man v. Food on the Travel Channel that the current competition was between two cheese steak places that were across from each other, Pat's and Genos. We went to investigate.
 The showdown: Pat's v. Genos...

First Pat's. Here's how to order. This is very important.

 Mmmmm meaty! Nice steak, good amount of Cheez Whiz, perfect onions, and bread.

 Ready for it's close up...
The Fisherman enjoying a bite. Did I mention we got there at 9:30 in the morning??

Then, onto Geno's. Honestly, we don't know how this is competition. To us, Pat's was way superior to Geno's.
Good onions, chewy bread (not in a good way), meat not as good. Booo Genos!

We hoped they would redeem themselves with their pork sandwich...they didn't. And sorry for no picture, it was that sad, I couldn't do that to you.

So, three sandwiches among two people for breakfast, we are ready to explore!!

We convert to teenage boys sometimes, heheheheh, doggie style, hehehehehehe

After some wandering we took a trip to the famous Reading Terminal Market, for, what else, food. The other shops were cool, but we were there for DiNic's' roasted pork sandwiches. 

It's a sign! *rim shot*

 Da' sandwich: roast pork, broccoli rabe, and exceptional provolone. Maybe not as good as it could have been, but maybe also because we OD'd on sandwiches for the day...

 But doesn't that look good?

Then, to round out our meatiliciousness, we have a dish that I love, that's semi-homemade: I made the waffles, a corn-based waffle, while The Fisherman got his favorite fried poultry purveyor, KFC. With our powers combined, we made:

 The beer, an IPA, definitely helped cut the richness, the sweetness, the overall delicousness. Now that's what I call celebrating Friday!

Then, to round out the fun, while heading back from Philly we took a venture to Mitsuwa in New Jersey, the largest Japanese supermarket in the US.

After much wandering, inspiring and such, we realized we were a bit peckish (it's astonishing after 2.5 sandwiches eaten per person), but then I saw it, and had to have it:

Pancakey treats with a custard center. A "hot like napalm" custard center. Soooo good, and cute pictures of animals on each one.

I wonder what other things I have to share? Perhaps some modern revisions to things I've made in the past? Maybe an attempt at trying my hand at baking...

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