August 2009

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Two More for the Road

Really, I’ve never had a good one out here in California (I ordered one once and stopped trying. Meat is bad anyway). Behold the cheese steak! Do you know what this is? The dollop of cream is a definite curve ball. This is shoo fly pie, a molasses concoction of the Pennsylvania Dutch (Southern people […]

Salt on Pretzel: Foods I miss from PA part one

My brother came home with a bag of these, they were still warm, and not buttery like Mall pretzels. Heck, these pretzels taste good rock-hard, in the dead of winter bought from a street vendor outside of Veterans stadium after a Phillies game (but those days are over, and I really hate the corporate stadium […]

Musikfest offerings

After screaming at Arlen Specter at a ‘town hall’ meeting about healthcare reform, Pennsylvanians can head on over to Bethlehem and attend Musikfest, and grab a few of these:

Purple Sweet Potatoes

These are grown on Rota (near Guam, part of the CNMI). They’re delicious, and I imagine they’d make a cool-looking mashed potato dish. (I’m thinking my photo doesn’t do them justice, as they are really a bright purple.)

Two Tales of One City

The media converge on Hoboken’s City Hall. The meatiest converge on Hoboken’s City Hall Bake Shop.

Minor League Update

There were many stories this past month about how if the Albany Firebirds (Arena Football League 2) didn’t secure the eighth and final playoff spot, they would likely fold. Alas, they ended up ninth, losing the tiebreaker to the Florida Firecats. But fortunately for the Firebirds, the Firecats folded first! Fire!