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Anthoy's Coal-Fired Pizza: Horsham

foodie527, that's what makes the world go round. Too bad to hear your experience with pizza at Anthony's wasn't a good one. Been quite a few times and great each time with the crust just the way I like it. Been to Taconelli's several times and again, don't get the hype. It's a good pie, but having to pre-order the dough? Pretty ostentatious IMHO. In fact the pie at the Moorestown, N.J. location is better than Richmond Street. Ordering dough ahead of time? Give me a break!

Jul 20, 2010
bsquared11 in Philadelphia

The best authentic pizza in the Philly area

I really like Anthony's Coal Oven Pizza (Horsham) because I like my crust well done. All fresh ingredients and a well done crust. I also have always enjoyed Cafe Michelangelo on Bustleton near Byberry in NE Philly, been going for 15 years plus. It never seems to get any love when talking about pizza in Philly. To each his/her own I guess. Wood burning oven, consistent good pizza and nice atmosphere especially in warm weather outdoors.

Jul 20, 2010
bsquared11 in Philadelphia

Jake's Wayback Burgers

Went to Jake's in Willow Grove and it was just so-so, not much better if at all than Five Guys. The burger is much better at Jack Frost's in Glenside which I know does you no good being out along Route 100. Jake's burgers are fried on the grill like Five Guys, Jack Frost burgers are char-broiled and much tastier. The Jake's fries were also only so-so same with the homemade chips, only so-so. The milkshakes looked good at Jake's, didn't have one but the person next to me was enjoying one and said it was good, but as I remember a little on the expensive side for the shake. Would I go back to Jake's? Hate to say it but probably not as I like the burger I cook on my charcoal grill in the summertime with a toasted roll better than Jake's.

Jul 20, 2010
bsquared11 in Philadelphia

Why can't we get a Wegman's in Philly?

Syracusenative is correct. Having lived in Syracuse for nearly 15 years in the 1980's-early 90's, and now in the Philly suburbs for 18 years, USNY'ers are more like midwest folks, very friendly. Philly area folks are not friendly by nature, and that is reflective as to why the quality of the Wegman's are not the same in the Philly-NJ region as it is in upstate N.Y. Wegman's would never fly in Philly city proper, simply not enough friendly people that would translate to Wegman's quality workers. Throw in Philly's ridiculously unfriendly business taxes, and Pa.'s archaic and likewise ridiculous beer sales laws, and the concept simply doesn't work like it should and does in upstate N.Y. Was just at a Binghamton Wegman's location this past week, what a difference from Warrington and Downingtown. They can't replicate the concept in SE Pa.

Jun 17, 2010
bsquared11 in Philadelphia

Dinner suggestion and parking question about Steves

Steve's has the best cheese steaks in the Philadelphia metro area, and the best is absolutely at the original at Bustleton and St. Vincent's NOT Comly Boulevard. I have never in almost 20 years ever had a problem parking on St. Vincent at all times of day. They also have a third location on Business Route 1 in Langhorne and it is ranks third of the three locations. I only have the pizza steak with mozzarella, and it's delicious. Add some regular well-cooked fries with a side of the sauce for dipping, and a chocolate soda and that's a comfort meal I can only afford to eat health-wise once a quarter, 4 times a year. But, oh so good!

Jun 17, 2010
bsquared11 in Philadelphia

Found New Chinese Resaurant in Medford

My wife and I were taking a Saturday drive antique hunting in Atlantic and Burlington counties, and on the way back towards where we live in Pa. we took the scenic drive on Route 541 through Medford Lakes then Medford and found a nice Chinese restaurant called Medford's Panda Garden. We started talking with the friendly owner who said he's only been open six weeks. It's in a shopping plaza behind the CVS pharmacy just south of the main business district. Nice decor and great Chinese comfort food soup/dumplings and favorite Szechuan dishes, very reasonably priced. Orange chicken about $3.00 less than where we go in Philly suburbs. Definitely recommend to those living in the area or driving through Medford/Medford Lakes.

Jun 13, 2010
bsquared11 in New Jersey

Philly Cheesesteak Roundup

Been to them all in the Philly metro area, from N. Del to Trenton, Reading to AC and all points in between the city of Philly, and Steve's on the corner of Bustleton and St. Vincent's in NE Philly is the best. Outstanding pizza steak BTW with mozzarella. The sandwiches are starting to get pricey, but this is the best cheese steak in the metro area. Pat's and Geno's have gone downhill steadily in the last 10 years, simply for tourists. Runners-up, Chinks, and John's.

Mar 26, 2010
bsquared11 in Philadelphia

Chinese food quest in the suburbs

I second Mandarin Garden in Willow Grove and Szechuan East in NE Philly. Have been going to both for 18 years and always a good meal. Also, Hunan Village in Abington is good. Yang Ming in Bryn Mawr is the most overrated Chinese restaurant in the Philly suburb IMHO.

Mar 26, 2010
bsquared11 in Philadelphia

Anthoy's Coal-Fired Pizza: Horsham

Anthony's pizza in Horsham Gate plaza was excellent!! The chain started in S. Fla. and they are slowing but surely moving north, now in Wilmington, Del. and Wayne, Pa. as well. I like pizza well done, and that is how they serve it there from the coal oven. This place fills a gap in the Phila metro area, nice atmosphere, and they have a bar as well. Everything was fresh, fresh, fresh. Very reasonably priced, and great service at Anthony's. There were a lot of couples, and couples with young children because it is affordable, yet classy. Tacanelli's is good, but too much hype. It's not THAT good, and I think it is insulting to have to order dough ahead of time at the Richmond St. location. Typical Philly attitude that is a turn off.. Been to all the places in New Haven and surrounding area as well, also good, but again, not worth the hype. I have been to DeLorenzo's many times, the original, it is also very good, a different pie in that it is a Trenton tomato pie, I happen to like Tony's tomato pie on Frankford Ave in Mayfair section of Philly much better than DeLorenzo's. If you like your crust crisp like I do, you will like Anthony's

Mar 26, 2010
bsquared11 in Philadelphia