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What's your regional fry sauce and what do you like?

A fave in western PA, where my kids went to school, was ranch dressing. They also liked to dunk their pizza crust in it.

I am from Philly, and it's ketchup all the way.

1 day ago
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Sahara Grill

1334 Walnut. Someone has told my non-Chowish sis that it is comparable to (or better than) Zahav. Huh?

Good theater/Academy/Kimmel destination?

Jan 23, 2015
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Herman & Germantown Ave.

Anything within walking distance for a bite to eat or for local delivery? Going to a workshop on Friday evening directly from work & looking to make sure my stomach doesn't growl obscenely.

Jan 21, 2015
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RIP Toner's Beef & Ale

Palace of Asia is located there, but not in the train car - it's i the same edifice as the hotel. One of the old train cars houses a Subway. Gack.

Jan 21, 2015
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Lunch near the Barnes Collection

We like Kite and Key.

Jan 21, 2015
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Lemon thief

You could always install a motion-sensitive device that would trigger a recording of a very large dog barking.

Jan 21, 2015
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The Hundred-Foot Journey

After reading some of the comments, I decided to download the book. I'm only a chapter in, but really enjoying it. I am deliberately separating it in my mind from the movie -- two different genres, two different ways to enjoy a similar story line.

Jan 21, 2015
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The Hundred-Foot Journey

I am a quilter, and often stream videos while I sew. This was delightful movie for a rainy, winter day. I really enjoyed it. I wasn't looking for it to be factually correct, nor am I looking to blow holes in some of the incongruities. I was looking for entertainment, and I got that.

Q Mart (Quakertown)

Thanks!! I bet my husband would like Sabor Mi Tierra. The next time he makes a business trip to Allentown, I'll tell him to factor in time to stop at Q Mart and do some exploring. As I've said before, if he can handle the likes of Zerns in Gilbertsville, he will be OK with the(shall we say "rustic"?) ambiance at the Q.

Anything good at El Rey?

Which El Rey are you talking about? The one on Chestnut, near 20th?

Jan 08, 2015
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Scrapple

TMI. I never think about what is in scrapple or how it is made. I just imagine it coming fully formed in a loaf from the hand of God. I am happier that way.

ILLG'S IS GONE!!!!!

If you are willing to travel, many of the same types of things (although not all) can be found in the Lancaster area. My son, who lives in Sinking Spring, regularly goes to an indoor farmers' market in Reading for his meats. Lots of wursts and smoked meat products similar to those found at Illg's.

Jan 05, 2015
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Q Mart (Quakertown)

Yes! That's where it was. I remember the exchange between you and Bacchus101. At least there aren't live animal auctions like there are at Zerns.

Jan 05, 2015
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Q Mart (Quakertown)

I had you in mind when I chose it!

Jan 05, 2015
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Q Mart (Quakertown)

I know that I read some recent posts about Q Mart, but for the life of me can't find them. My husband is in the vicinity of Q Mart once or twice a month, and I'd like to give him some info on what to look for in the mart. Yes, I am aware that it is not for those of a fastidious nature, but DH is an antiquer who has frequented the likes of Zerns and the old Montgomeryville Mart.

Jan 05, 2015
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Cafe Lombardi - Terrible 1/2 star

kymcsmythe, this is an old thread, with the original post going back to 2007. We continue to enjoy Lombardi's too, and it is still my husband's top choice when I ask "where do you want to go?" It makes no pretenses, but it's a great red gravy kind of place, offers a wide range of choices, and is as comfortable as an old pair of jeans.

Dec 31, 2014
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Need a great gift

Dec 16, 2014
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My family situation/pink pork

As long as you did not convey your anger to the cook, and just internalized your reaction, I think you are OK. You come from a particular background that makes you approach cooking with a different set of priorities. Your hostess was second-guessing herself, and made a choice you would not have made, but it's her party, right? Maybe she learned something from this that she would not have learned otherwise -- a mistake is a powerful teacher.

Dec 16, 2014
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ILLG'S IS GONE!!!!!

That's correct. All of the German folks in my son-in-law's family have switched to Rieker's. It is a worthy alternative to Illg's. My husband visited Illg's before they closed and stocked up on some of our faves, like smoked pork chops.
http://www.riekersmeats.com/

Dec 15, 2014
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Dress Code - William Penn Inn

We have reservations for next Thursday night. Too bad we will miss this crew : )

I remember dining in places where a rack of ties was kept by the hostess station "just in case the gentleman forgot his".

Dec 11, 2014
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Ham Bones For Soup

For a bit of a different flavor, try a smoked turkey leg some time.

Dec 09, 2014
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Repair for Wusthof handles

Sounds like a plan to me!

Dec 04, 2014
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Good steak dinner -- Ambler area

Hubby's birthday, and he's jonesin' for a steak. Any place somewhat local that you'd recommend? Not looking to go into the city.

Dec 03, 2014
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Repair for Wusthof handles

I am a notoriously inept typist. Sorry. My son is quite successful and can afford a new set of knives far better than I can at this point. Knowing him, he will want also want to upgrade. And if I lucky, maybe he will buy ME a new set of knives : )

Dec 03, 2014
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What makes the Philadelphia Italian Hoagie different from the rest?

My bad. Just too darned many posts to wade through.

"I'm a German; we don't reheat spinach."

I have both German and Russian blood. We never reheat spinach, especially creamed spinach, because there's never any leftovers! Yum!

Dec 02, 2014
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can i cook a bag pork loin boneless center in a slow cooker

You could, but it is not the optimal way to cook that cut of pork. You can roast it, or you can butterfly it out, marinate, and cook on the grill.

What makes the Philadelphia Italian Hoagie different from the rest?

Chuckling at "hoggies". There is a theory that the word "hoagie" is a derivation of "hoggy", so named because it was what the ship workers carried for lunch to the shipyards on Hog Island, in Philadelphia.

Repair for Wusthof handles

I purchased these as a set, with the knife block, probably a year or so after her graduated from college, and would never have spent enormous amounts of $$ on them. Now that he is 35, married, and turning out to be an excellent cook, it may just be time for him to buy himself a better set. His Christmas request? A stainless steel mandoline.

Dec 02, 2014
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Repair for Wusthof handles

Knowing my son, I would not be surprised if that were the case. I am not sure that these knives are worth that cost. Might be better to just purchase another set.

Dec 02, 2014
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