Monday, November 15, 2010

Cheesesteak Brunch

I find it saddening that there is not more buzz about the fact the Tony Luke's serves breakfast all day!  We all know that their cheesesteaks are world-renowned.  Their roast pork Italian is a work of art with it's perfect balance of rich, moist, perfectly seasoned pork, garlicky and wonderfully bitter broccoli robe and sharp provolone.  The pizza steak is noted to be Marc Summers of the food networks favorite sandwich of all time.  There menu also covers the gamete of roast beef, chicken cutlets, chicken steaks and much more.  I would like to draw attention to the awesomeness that is the steak & egg hoagie.  It's breakfast, it's lunch, it's large enough to be both meals... it's perfect.  I like mine with fried onions, sweet and hot peppers and sharp provolone.  In my opinion, this sandwich deserves just as much celebration as the classics, if not more.
Our brunch selections.  (Above) The Roast Pork Italian.  (Below) The gargantuan steak & egg hoagie.  Which does come in a small size, for the faint of heart. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday - Chill Day

I can't remember the last time I had the luxury of waking up spontaneously.  In fact, I believe that I suffer from pager and alarm clock induced PTSD.  I woke up in a cold sweat with a heart rate of 140 this morning because the only thing that is worse than waking up to that damn alarm is spontaneously opening your eyes to daylight!!! Crap!  What am I late for?  Where am I supposed to be? Crap!

Lightning bolt... I'M ON VACATION!  My bed is where I'm supposed to be.

CBS Sunday morning & Homemade Brunch it is!

Potatoes with green peppers and onions seasoned with Paprika, Pepper and Everglades seasoning.
Bacon.  Perfectly, partially runny, partially set, over medium eggs.
Crunchy, Nutty Flax and Fiber Toast, with real butter.
Texas Pete Hot sauce.
And Dunkin' Donuts Coffee.

Perfect start to the day.  Now, bring on the Football.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hooray for weekends!

This weekend was a great one! Let me start at the beginning...

9:00 am interview, 1 mile from our house. I take a cab, its about 10 minutes, WITH traffic. :D
I've been interviewing for about 8 months now, so I like to get these things out of the way early in the day.
10:30 am I'm extremely hopeful. Interview went great! I walk half way back home, but my interview heels, were not made for walking, I hop in a cab. Chat with Krystal about which referrals I'll send them.
3:00 pm After much deliberation (and phone calls with Krystal) they offer me the job! AND a raise! OMG. Is this really happening?! wow. I'm overwhelmed and extremely happy.
7:00 pm Chinese celebration dinner. Golden Empress Garden is ggooooddd :) Followed by drinks with friends at Bridget Foy's and a new bar we found on South called North. (lol, seriously.)

I was too excited to sleep...up at 3am watching 21Grams...that movie is all screwed up. Finally fell back to sleep around 7, but only for an hour. I'm tired all day.
Went to watch a friends hockey game at Penn, shopping at Target, home for a nap and then Avitar is on HBO?! Cool! Left over chinese, HBO, 2 cats and Nicole on the couch...sounds like a great night to me!

Slept 10 hours last night. Finally I'm rested, and grasping how my life will change with this new job.
Made mini muffins with the cranberries and apples we got from the CSA. Did laundry (5 loads!), Made real oatmeal, surprisingly yum! Watched the JETS pull off an amazing win, and met friends at Devil's Den for the Eagle's game...Didn't eat there, read way to many disappointing things about the food, but the selection of beer was impressive. Shared 5 different pumpkin beers! (Nicole was on call, so she wasn't allowed to have her own)

Hope yours was just as good! :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What's one food you'll never eat again?

Fast food. That stuff will kill ya! I haven't had fast food in almost 3 years, I don't plan on turning back now!

Ask me anything

Could anyone really be sad while eating chocolate?

A few weeks ago we went to Max Brenner, (aka The Bald Man) for brunch.
I am SUPER sad to say it is one of the worst brunches we've had in Philadelphia, complete with dessert!
The food was common and uninteresting and the small portions definitely left room for desert. But when desert finally arrived, we were disappointed that the description on the menu did not match what was sitting on the table.
Bottom line, this place is much better at marketing than it is at cooking.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Austin, TX!

This past weekend we traveled to Austin, TX for the D1 Playoffs. I've never been to Texas, so I was pretty excited to see some farms and cows and big hats! Turns out there's none of that in Austin. :(
Austin was a cute urban town, there seems to be a growing trend towards using local sustainable ingredients, and of course we found one of those trendy places to eat brunch (our only - and favorite - free time).
At 24diner we had the recommended egg sandwich and chicken & waffle with a side of veggie sausage. Now, although the veggie sausage tasted nothing like sausage, it was still good..along with everything else we had.
1/2 of the egg sandwich!

The egg sandwich was on a big Challah roll with local eggs, cheese and bacon! The chicken & waffle was...well I can't really say, being from the Northwest, I don't really know what its suppose to taste like and I was surprised that the waffle was was good, but not my thing.
All that was left of the chicken & waffle

We still had 1/2 hour after brunch so we went across the street to Whole Foods, walked around and were amazed by all the different fruits and vegetables they had! Persimmons, baby pineapples, cactus leaves, 8 different types of mushrooms and 10 different types of peas! Pretty cool how different parts of the country regularly enjoy produce I've never even heard of!

Full and entertained, we headed out to Burr Field for another beautiful 85 degree day of rugby.