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Beef on weck in Philly

I know it's not in the Philadelphia area, but if you are ever out in Chester County, The Whip Tavern in Coatesville, PA serves a good Beef on Weck. The pub is very charming and is plunked down in the middle of beautiful horse country. It's very popular with the with the polo crowd as well as soccer fans. I like to drive out there for brunch, its about 30 min from Hockessin, DE. It serves genuine British fare, (rarebit, bubble and squeak, cottage pie, etc.), as well as burgers and entrees. I never knew that beef on Weck was British, but there it is on their menu and it really is pretty good. I order it every time I go. The beef is soft and thinly-sliced and tender, and the Kummelweck roll has loads of caraway seeds and crystal salt on top. You can get your choice of cheese on it if you want. There is a side cup of jus, horseradish, and steak fries (obviously called 'chips', there). I seem to remember it costs about nine bucks, but I could be wrong about that. The place has loads of beer and cider on tap, but you have to BYO wine.

Starbucks Pet Peeve

Such an apt description! I have always said their coffee tastes like burnt paper.
I'm from the east coast though, so what do I know about coffee anyway?

Apr 09, 2012
nadineindelaware in Chains

New 'Menu Items That Need to Be Retired", 2012 edition...

Watermelon salad with feta cheese. Enough already. Love both ingredients, hate them together.

Oh also, and even though it's not really a menu item, if a restaurant is going to serve real food, it should provide real pepper grinders to its diners- not those lame shakers filled with that old tastless dust. Sorry for the rant. I guess that last part is kinda asking a lot.

Simple things you can't get right

I have never failed to burn the garlic bread. NEVER. It has become a joke at this point. Apparently, boiling some pasta and heating up some sauce is so complicated, that I forget it's in the oven. Unbelievable.

Jan 28, 2012
nadineindelaware in Home Cooking

What to eat with cottage cheese?

Seedless cucumber slices topped with cottage cheese, each sprinkled with Mrs. Dash seasoning and a dab of Sriracha. I refer to it as 'nachos Flander's-style' (from The Simpsons).