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The Foods of the city

Couldn't fit the other pics on that post.... this is the Italian beef with sweet peppers in Chicago...........

Jun 12, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

The Foods of the city

Ok, Ok OK, I know it's Philadephia, BUT, I needed to show all you guys and gals what is leading up to the great Sandwiches you have in Philly. We landed in Chicago a few days ago, I had to have an Italian beef with sweet peppers wet. This was a good sandwich..........Now on to NYC, had to have a Katz's Pastrami Reuben...........imho, case closed this is the best Pastrami in the land. I talked with the owner of Katz's, nice guy that knows how to do it right, and does it........I'll be back in a few days after I have a Pork sandwich "wet"............thanks guy's for all your info on Philly, see yah soon........................Bill

Jun 12, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

The Foods of the city

I will not be in Philadelphia until the second 2nd week of June. Thanks for all the help, you Guys and Gals have been a big a great. I wil post a trip report with pictures, on this post when I get back...........If all the people in Philly are as great are you guys are, we will have a fun trip..................Thanks again....Bill......

P.S. do you guys remember the paper cups the Italian ice use to come in. The cups had a fold and when you were done with the Ice, you seperated the flods to lick out the rest of the ice. When you were done it was a round flat piece of paper......

May 30, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

The Foods of the city

Hey, when you have a Chocolate chip cookie 12 yr old nut, she would want one everyday. DiNick's opens at 9AM sounds like a late breakfast for a Roast Pork Wet ..........I'll look into the Pierogies in NYC,,,,,,It looks like a person could stay in the RT and be happy eating wahts available there. ........................When we get to New York I'll be taking the family to Peter Lugers, my little girl loves it there, not easy having her favorite steak house 3000 miles from home.........Your right about the slice, we will be having Pizza in Chicago, I may skip the slice or save it for NYC.....Thx for the help..............Bill

May 30, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

The Foods of the city

Wow, I didn't know they were from Fresh hams, no wonder why they say they the sandwich in dry. I think John's Roast Pork is from Shoulders. Trying DiNicks may be a good idea, John's maybe a bit out of the way, "wet" thanks for the heads up. I'll also get to Paesano's for a sandwich, I know the Pork there will be different, it should be, they cook the whole pig....................OMG, nut and poppy seed rolls, my Mom used to make these, they would melt in your mouth. It has been over 40 yrs.

May 30, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

The Foods of the city

# 10 is Paesanos...........is DiNicks ok for Roast Pork, all I hear is, It's just ok...........I know people say Paesano's for the Roast Pig Hoagie, BUT, I wanted to try a Roast pork Philly style using the Roast Shoulder..........thx...

May 30, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

The Foods of the city

ok, the wish list is.....

1: Water Ice at Johns..........
2: Roast Pork at .........Johns Roast Pork
3: All over town using the John.........
4: Chocolate chip cookies at the RT 4th st bakery...Daily
5: Scrapple at the Dutch eating place.
6: Pretzel @ Millers Twist........Daily
7: Fried Ipswich Whole belly clams at the Oyster house on
Sansom
8: Italian mkt for Fresh Mozz and Ricotta cheese
9: Italian mkt for a slice
10: Paesano's for some kind of sandwich
11: Nick's for a Roast beef on a roll

12: Syrenka's for pierogies, I may see if I can get these in Chicago or NYC before I get to Philly. I just want my family to try some homemade pierogies
13: Ice cream at Bassett

OK what am I missing ?????????????

May 30, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

The Foods of the city

Wow, it doesn't get much more old school 1960's than Syrenka's. Potato Pancakes, Stuffed cabbage, Pierogies to order, nice touch. This palce could be a stop so my family could try some real Polish foods.................the prices are nice also................Thx

May 29, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

The Foods of the city

Now, after reading the Snapping post that cwdonald posted, I need to ask............Is there any places I'm missing that have good Slovack food ????????? We use to get Pierogies, we use to eat them with melted butter. At that time they made Potato, Cabbage, Cheese, and prune........I only liked the potato and the cabbage........Some of the other foods I grew up with were. Pagatcha, this isn't the right spelling but, it was round the size of a pizza, thin with cabbage on the inside layer. Another one is Haluski Cabbage and noodles............Of course Stuffed Kapusta and so on................Is Philadelphia known for Polish or Slovack foods ?????????? Thx .............Bill

May 29, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

The Foods of the city

CW, good post thx.....This says it all as to what most people would make in today world...........

I like scrapple but some have been too livery. Now I use Julia Child's recipe in "The Way to Cook". She uses corn meal, pork sausage, stock, eggs, salt, pepper, and sage. Slice, dust in cornmeal, fry in butter or bacon/sausage fat.

This would be prime time food 200 yrs ago, only for Kings....The peasants ( My family) would be cleaning out the poop tube to make it, and I bet it wouldn't havebeen cleaned out that good............

CW.....I'm going to make this next times we slaughter a pig, it will be in the Fall sometime. I may try it earler if I cut up a frozen 1/4 this summer............

Thx again.................Bill

May 29, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

The Foods of the city

I agree, but, by doing this 200 years ago, people were not living as long as they do today. I make sausage out of Beef and pork. I use about a 80/20 mix of meat to fat adding the spices I want. The Scrapple was made of what they hand on hand. They didn't have availabilty of what we have today. The scrapple was what was left over after making Liverwurst, bratwurst and so on. This was done all over Europe and South America. Nothing more than the old world way of not wasting anything.................I'm not sure I would make scrapple the old way, I may make it the new way using better ingredients. ..................

May 29, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

The Foods of the city

After seeing what Scrapple is, I agree it S/B grilled or pan fried. I don't think deep frying it would do it justice. It looks like Scrapple is the first Brown & Serve Sausage. I looked up the History of Scrapple and it hits all the values of why I raise my own animals and grow some of our food. This quote says it all, and the reason I started processing our own animals................
SCRAPPLE
This product represents the resourcefulness and ingenuity of the human mind and teaches each of us to value the small parts of life

The Foods of the city

With all these places, I'll need to spend a month in Philly. I have crops in the field and hungry chickens, pigs, cows and goats to get back to. OK, not really but it sounded good, But, I do have a shit load of corn coming up...........anyway......Thx for the heads up on walking to Nicks, I hate walking through the Hood, my 12 yr old can't run that fast, I hate to loose here I have a lot invested.
Whats nice about Nicks is, the sandwiches aren't that big, it's a nice looking sandwich on a roll, more of something my wife could handle on her own, rather than saying homey give me a bite, then if she likes it I loose it..............anyone know if the Dutch breakfast place in the RT deep fries the Scrapple or grills it ????????????????thx........Bill

May 28, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

The Foods of the city

I haven't scheduled my train to Washington DC yet, I wanted to see how much there was to do in philly and what the foods of the city looked liked.............You have all given me some many choices, it's going to be hard to find time for all of them.........Thanks so much for taking the time to make this visit to Philadelphia a special memory for me and my family. The food choices you have told me about, shows how truly unique your city really is. I am looking forward to this visit..................thx to all of you.....Bill

May 28, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

The Foods of the city

Nick's looks great, I don't know how this place got over looked. It looks like a bit of a walk from the RT, I may have to throw in a dessert place for the way back. is Tacconelli's pizza by the slice, or whole pies ???...........

May 28, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

Scrambled Eggs--A Survey

Sal, All of Europe,Mexico and South America have eggs on the shelves in the markets. Back in the 80's when I first started in the Restaurant business I worked at a high volume Breakfast place named the Coffee shop in Honolulu, Hi. The eggs would come in daily and left out by the grill, room temp. It's also a lot easier cooking a room temp egg.The Health insp/dept would come in twice a yr, 4 hr inspection. In all of the 25 restaurants I have been involved with over the yrs, this inspection and inspectors were the most knowledgeable of any other State............

May 28, 2013
Oregonguy in Home Cooking
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Scrambled Eggs--A Survey

scranbling eggs for Scrambled eggs is like eating a steak well done. We raise our own chicken for eggs and meat. The whites are clear and the yokes are deep orange. I keep them at room temp for weeks at a time. We also do this in the Restaurant business, if fresh eggs were never kept cold they don't have to be kept in the refer. My eggs are cooked over real easy or a quick poached. If you have the chance, buy some fresh free range eggs from your local farmer. It's a small price to pay for a lot better quality.........

The Foods of the city

The Dutch eating place is closed Sun and Mon they will be open from 8 to 5 while I'm there. Thye have scrapple, the food looks good from pics on Yelp, looks like a winner.......gggeezzzzz could they make the Apple Dumpling any bigger...........where the hell do you put the ice cream

May 27, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia
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The Foods of the city

CWD, where would be a good place for Scrapple ????? older small place in town maybe a mom and pop kind a place, lunch counter maybe ?????? home fried potatoes cooking on the grill ????? any of these places left ...thx..Bill

May 27, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

Hawaii visitors need your help-- please!!!

UES Mayor, use to work in Hawaii for Spencecliff two Restaurants at Ala Moana ctr and Coco's back in the 80's....lived in Makiki...........Now when I go back the trafic is nuts, but I still like to get over to Rainbow for Shoyu Chicken......take care.............Bill

May 27, 2013
Oregonguy in Manhattan

The Foods of the city

I haven't seen Fried Chicken liver on a menu in yrs. My wife likes them, I also eat them with fried potatoes, sauteed onions with the Chicken lives dredged in flour and fried in olive oil. Oh ya, have to have ketchup............Liveracce is a meal ????????? you guys are really hitting the old time Philly favorites..................thx..............Bill

May 27, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

The Foods of the city

Bob, I grew up in Connecticut, then Hawaii and now Pacific Northwest. When I was a kid, there was only one flavor in my mind, Lemon ice. My little girl will like cherry, or whatever other flavors they have now. I was thinking Rita's for the Frozen custard soft serve...... I'll wait for the Italian mkt for the water ice...................Thx again.............Bill

May 27, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

The Foods of the city

Bacchus101 and cwdonald..thx for the heads up on the snapple. I'm looking forward to the the crispy crusted scrapple, with over easy eggs, home fried potatoes, how could that be bad. When I started making sausage, I made the sausage the way others made it,now I make it the way I like it...........Isn't there a Penn Dutch breakfast place in the RT ???????.............I could just as soon eat eggs for breakfast as I can a Meatball sub, after having to work early mornings, the lunch feeling comes early......thx for the help.....Bill.....................here are some breakfast country sausage I made out of some of the scrap meat from one of our pigs. The beef link sausage is from our steer, I made these out of short rib meat and fat...........these were great next time I add a bit more heat with some Jalapenos

May 27, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

The Foods of the city

Water ice, like Italian ice ???????? is Rita's the place with the soft serve frozen custard ????????? also, is the cod cake/ hot dog combo a Philly thing ????? I;m not sure what the hell to put on that tartar or Mustard and relish........thx

May 26, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

The Foods of the city

Do you think the Roast pig sandwich is one of the best in town ?????

May 26, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

The Foods of the city

I'm thinking you like everything Paesano's.....

May 26, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

Restaurants to and from the Marriott near the White House

We will be in Washington DC for 4 days soon. We will be staying at the Marriott on Pennsylvania ave, near the White house. Looking for good casual places to stop for late lunches early dinners while doing all the tourist things in that area. We will be spending most of our time in the mall
to Capital area. I was wondering how Matchbox is, it is close to our hotel. I also like the way the menu looks at Bistro Du Coin, I know most say it loud, but, I can handle that. I can use some good breakfast ideas in that area or pastry/bakery breakfast places..........Any ideas ??????????...........Someone in the Philadelphia forum told me to get saome Scrapple while i'm in Philly, I think it may also be in the DC area ?????? ..................Thx for the help.............Bill

The Foods of the city

I'm thinking John's Roast pork..I also need to do either a Blue crab boil or fried shoft shell crab sandwich.....I'll be in Washington DC so I can have them there also.............thx

May 26, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

The Foods of the city

I have to try Scrapple..........We raise our own pigs, chickens for meat and eggs and goats for cheese and a steer or two every yr. We make our own sausage link and breakfast sausage, it will be interesting on how scrapple fits into the mix....Thanks for the help, I'm in a life changing mode......

May 26, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia

The Foods of the city

Wow, tripe and tongue, that would change my life.....I'll make a note of those places .............Thx

May 26, 2013
Oregonguy in Philadelphia
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