Sunday, December 23, 2012

Federal Donuts-PA

Federal Donuts
1219 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

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-Unique Eats  
-Brew Dogs
-Man Finds Food
-Top 5 Restaurants

Yes, donuts are the new cupcakes. Who isn't  a fan of donuts. How about chicken and donuts? A match made in heaven. Especially made to order hot out the oil doughnuts. Federal Donuts has a bunch of exotic flavors to fire up your taste buds. Ive had doughnuts all over and being steamy hot is always what elevates it to the next level. These are amazing. Pomegranate nutella tahini, raspberry balsamic, spicy PBJ, or how about mango chile. They have a few locations across the city. They sell out quick. So get here early like before noon. If hot donuts are something youre into then this is worth going to. Check it out.

Saturday, December 15, 2012


152 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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-The Layover
-Unique Eats

Paesano's is pretty old school divey Philadelphia. Some of my favorite places in this country are dives. If the food is good, it doesn't matter what the place looks like. The food is crazy good here. This is a sandwich shop. Nothing less, nothing more. The menu is right up above the flattop. Most sandwiches hover around the $8 range. But they are taking what you think of a sandwich and elevating it to a whole other level.. Deep fried lasagna, suckling pig, chicken livers, house made lamb sausage, crazy over the top combinations of flavor. How about a breaded thick rectangle of lasagna battered and deep fried on a sub roll with over easy fried eggs on top. Ya it was carbo overload but it was pretty dam good with the egg yolk dripping all over. Chef Peter McAndrews is one of the top chefs in Philly and owns a number of restaurants around town. Take a look at the  menu and salivate for yourself.  
Always ahead of the curve

Monday, December 10, 2012

Di Bruno Bros.-PA

Di Bruno Bros.
930 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

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-The Layover
-Bizarre Food
-Girl Eat World

Located in the heart of Philadelphia's Little Italy, Di Bruno Brothers is endlessly impressive. Since 1939, Di Bruno Brothers has had the cured meats hanging from the ceiling, the vast selection of cheeses, to the strong knowledge boasted by the staff. I've never really known what I'm going to come out with when I walk through the door, and I don't think I've ever purchased the same item twice, just because there are so many more things to try before getting hung up on one or two of these delicious and hard-to-find items. My last trip cost $99 - we left with three very different blocks of cheese, some rare unpasteurized cured meat, saba, and a bottle of sugar cane syrup. Ive been to Balducci's, Zabars, Eataly, Teitel Bros, or Salumeria Rossi. Whatever Italian deli, cheese monger, or butcher you have been to Di Bruno's is better. This was the highest quality Italian speciality store I have ever stepped foot in. Simply blown away. A must go to for any meat, cheese, or tasty food aficionado.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tony Luke's-PA

Tony Luke's
39 E Oregon Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148

As seen on
-Food Feuds
-Man Vs Food
-The Best Thing I Ever Ate
-Food Wars
-Chowdown Countdown
-Guilty Pleasures 

You cant talk about Tony Luke's without bringing up Pat's and Geno's. Pat's and Geno's are always considered the two most popular cheese steak spots in Philly but for some reason they don't show their faces on to many tv shows. Some how Tony Luke has the Foodnetwork on lock down. SO After seeing this Tony Luke character on every show I thought surely the cheese steaks cant be better then Pats or Geno's. And guess what? They aren't. This was quite disappointing. Much smaller then their competitors and nothing special. Just some wet meat with whiz and onions. I will be heading back to Pats and Geno's next time im in town. Tony Luke's does do a 5lb cheese steak for $48 which I saw someone order. It looked much better then the one they served me. With so many spots in Philadelphia for a GOOD cheese steak why waste your time here.
5lb cheesesteak challange. $48. If you eat it in 1hr you get a tshirt

Sunday, November 11, 2012

DogFish Head Brewings and Eats-DE

DogFish Head Brewing and Eats
320 Rehoboth Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

As seen on -Brew Masters  

Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats brings its off centered strong on beer philosophy to their food as well. The menu at this place is nuts. A foodies dream. Rosemary french fries with bacon mayo, beer braised short ribs, mako shark sandwich, antelope sliders, and even bacon chocolate cheesecake. One of the real benefits to dining at the brewery is the availability of microbrewed beer selections, varieties that are special small batches only available at the restaurant. The beer is plentiful, and there are enough styles to get you drunk before you've even tried half of them. They probably had 20 of their beers on tap. Not knowing what the majority of them were I had a sampler. I appreciate the attention to detail and just over the top brewing that DogFish stands for but I don't drink enough to really enjoy it. This place was just over the top and really fun. Rehoboth Beach, De is awesome for a vacation and I plan on returning. Don't forget to pick up your DogFish swag on the way out and hit up the discontinued bottle cooler for some of your old favorite bottles you can't get anymore.
 The top bun is actually a giant onion ring covered in bacon!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The actually brewery is about 20mins away. They have tours so check the schedule on their website.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Yates Cider Mill-MI

Yates Cider Mill
1990 E Avon Rd
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

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The best cider I've had thus far.Yates is a cool cider mill that  has alot of stuff to do. In the fall there is alot to do outside. They have kid-friendly arts/crafts things you can do, there is a river with a very nice walking path through the woods where you can experience the fall colors... and then of course there is the mind-blowingly delicious cider+donuts pumping out of this place. Seriously, the cider is exploding with flavor all over my face as we speak. The donuts are warm and soft when you get them, unlike the cold, stale donuts I've received at OTHER CIDER MILLS. They also make apple butter, apple salsa, cookies, muffins... all sorts of stuff. I figured growing up in New York going to multiple cider mills every year, since a small child, that NY was the apple capital of the world. Boy was I wrong. Michigan has better cider then we do sorry to say it guys. Next time I'm in town ill be sure to go back.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tony's I-75-MI

Tony's I-75
8781 Main St
Birch Run, MI 48415

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-Sandwich Paradise
-Chowdown Countdown
-United States of Bacon

I mean, you can't complain about bacon. A pound of bacon. A POUND OF BACON. I got the BLT which was piled so high with bacon that I had to just eat random parts of bacon. A handful of bacon here, a bite of bread there, anthor mouth of bacon greese. Tony's was a great part of our Michigan vacation that I will not soon forget. So as you might have gathered, the portions at Tony's are ridiculous. Actually probably even too big... Nah, just kidding. We loved it, it was legendary. Oh, and the prices were shockingly low for the quality and portion sizes. There is no downside unless you are on a diet... and if you are on a diet then forget your diet and go eat at Tony's. You will have to go to Tony's because it is the restaurant most Michiganders will brag about and mention to you. With the portion sizes guaranteed to shock most casual diners you will leave Tony's stuffed, with loads of leftovers to eat later. I had enough left over bacon for breakfast for 3 the next day.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Slows Bar B-Q-MI


Slow's Bar B-Q
2138 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

As seen on
-Man Vs Food
-Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America
-Diners Drive Inns and Dives
-Chowdown Countdown
-Chuck Eats The Street

Everything  I have to say about Slows doesnt really matter much. What is more important is that you go there and you eat. If you don't go there, you will, at some point, regret it and hate yourself. Just do it. Get in your car and drive to Detroit now. You will thank me for it. Unless, god forbid, and I've heard that this has actually happened. They run out of chicken. Everything on the menu is gut-bustingly good. Get the Yardbird.. Do you need a reason? It's smoked chicken, mustard sauce, bacon, mushrooms and cheddar. Voted 3rd best sandwich in America. This thing is a piled high melty greasy smokey saucy orgasm. Slow's has a really cool trendy hipster vibe and is doing all the classics right. So when you are in Detroit get some Bar Bq and dont forget the mac and cheese.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Lafayette Coney Island-MI

Lafayette Coney Island
118 W Lafayette Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226

As seen on
-Chowdown Countdown
-Man Vs Food
-Food Wars

My wife and I did the coney island challenge (hotdogs from both American and Lafayette back to back). American has a great coney with subtle differences from Lafayette, and I did like that you could get a little extra beef on your coney, but overall I feel these are basically the same. Lots of onions, thick meat sauce, and mustard on a snappy dog. I don't find either as good as the hotdogs I can get back home in NY. That being said, both places have a great dog, and I can only assume that it's the slight differences that people use to choose which one they like better. As for anything other than the hotdogs, Lafayette has a cool "old diner" feel, but the guys running the show there are anything but friendly. Over at American, they have more room and take credit cards, but didn't really like the owner putting us on the spot as to which dog we liked better. Kind of awkward. Both of these places are a Detroit institution right next to each other dishing out the same thing. Its a miracle they both stay in business. They have been on almost every food show I can think of. But in any case, both are great places, and both worth a visit if you find yourself in downtown Detroit.