Archive | April, 2009

Taqueria La Veracruzana: A Mexican Sandwich In The Italian Market

30. April 2009

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Taqueria La Veracruzana: A Mexican Sandwich In The Italian Market

The torta, a Mexican sandwich on a soft roll topped with a selection of different fillers from carne asada to tripe, is not the easiest to come by in certain areas. In Philadelphia your selection is exceptionally limited, but we’ve been told by readers and friends to check out Taqueria La Veracruzana on Washington Avenue. [...]

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Burgers All The Rage: Bobby Flay And “50 States”

30. April 2009

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Burgers All The Rage: Bobby Flay And “50 States”

With his latest cookbook, Burgers, Fries, and Shakes, Bobby Flay is trying to corner the mainstream market as the go-to authority on America’s favorite sandwich. Although not officially affiliated with the book, Food Network has also relaunched the Burgers section of their site, adding a comprehensive guide of what they found to be the best [...]

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Q BBQ & Tequila: Southern Backyard BBQ In The Heart of Old City

29. April 2009

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Q BBQ & Tequila: Southern Backyard BBQ In The Heart of Old City

Having discovered that the Old City crowd prefers a late night binge of tacos, ribs and burritos over seafood, Philadelphia Fish & Company took just one week to transform from a 26-year-old neighborhood fixture into a Southern influenced BBQ restaurant. Reborn as Q, it’s a place where the friendly staff and comfortable, bluesy atmosphere reflects [...]

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Pile It On At Amsterdam Falafelshop

28. April 2009

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Pile It On At Amsterdam Falafelshop

As a bartender in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C., Scott Bennett would get off his shift and wonder why the only late night food available was pizza. While in Amsterdam on vacation with his wife Arianne, the idea struck like lightening. Nowhere back home could you find a good falafel sandwich; it was [...]

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Barclay Prime Pub Burger Is A Compact Flavor Bomb

27. April 2009

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Barclay Prime Pub Burger Is A Compact Flavor Bomb

Barclay Prime is no stranger to decadent sandwiches, with its $100 cheesesteak and buttery kobe sliders, but the new pub menu’s dry aged burger may very well surpass them all. Served as a couplet of square mini burgers, slightly larger than the sliders, the burger patties consist of ground NY strip, kobe strip, ribeye and [...]

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Portillo’s: Chicago’s ‘Cheese’ Steak

24. April 2009

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Portillo’s: Chicago’s ‘Cheese’ Steak

The sole Portillo’s in Chicago-proper has come a long way from its Villa Park, IL roots. Originally dubbed, “The Dog House,” Portillo’s began as a less-than modest hot dog stand in 1963, operating out of a 6′ x 12′ trailer without a bathroom or running water. Since then, they have exploded into over thirty Illinois [...]

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Phoebe’s Bar-B-Q Hits And Misses

23. April 2009

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Phoebe’s Bar-B-Q Hits And Misses

Phoebe’s Bar-B-Q is a hole-in-the-wall takeout joint on South Street in Fitler Square, full of big flavors and an unabashedly gruff staff befitting the tagline “Ribs With Attitude”.  Known primarily for their ribs and rotisserie chicken, they also offer most of the menu items in sandwich form.  The brisket sandwich is a definite winner, but [...]

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Chef Says “Foie You” With Delicious Sandwich

23. April 2009

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Chef Says “Foie You” With Delicious Sandwich

Christine Nunn, chef and owner of Picnic Caterers in Emerson, NJ was recently taken aback after receiving a threatening letter from Farm Sanctuary, a “farm animal protection organization”. The reason Nunn was picked as a target was for her use of foie gras in a dish at the Ultimate Chef Bergen County Finals. Foie gras [...]

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