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    My Polish blood must have pork to survive!

    For Easter, breakfast will be fresh kielbasa (home made) and a babka. Dinner will be a fresh ham, brined, rubbed and roasted.

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    [QUOTE=hvacker;2993062]
    Quote Originally Posted by jimklo View Post
    I'm originally from South Jersey, grew up eating steaks from Genova's in Audubon and from John's in Cherry Hill.

    Fox Valley area?
    I used to live there 20 years ago. I lived in Woodstock, Crystal Lake, Wauconda.
    I haven't been back but I miss the Veana hot dog places with Italian beef, sausage, and dogs. I worked for Shermans P&H while there.
    I'm located close to Batavia/St. Charles/Geneva.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimklo View Post
    My Polish blood must have pork to survive!

    For Easter, breakfast will be fresh kielbasa (home made) and a babka. Dinner will be a fresh ham, brined, rubbed and roasted.
    It is funny how traditions start. About 15 years ago when we got back from church I was hungry and dinner was a long ways off. I toasted 2 pieces bread. Buttered them of course. Then I sliced up an Easter egg to put on the toast. With Mayo and salt and pepper.

    I asked "Would anyone else like an Easter Egg Sandwich?" It has been a traditon ever since. I make about 20 of them without even asking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benncool View Post
    It is funny how traditions start. About 15 years ago when we got back from church I was hungry and dinner was a long ways off. I toasted 2 pieces bread. Buttered them of course. Then I sliced up an Easter egg to put on the toast. With Mayo and salt and pepper.

    I asked "Would anyone else like an Easter Egg Sandwich?" It has been a traditon ever since. I make about 20 of them without even asking.
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    Ours is "konking", started by my maternal Grandfather.

    Each person gets a hard boiled egg. One is the "konker" and holds the egg somewhat like a just before throwing a knuckle-ball...the other is the "konkee" and holds the egg in a semi-closed fist with the tip of the egg visible on top.

    The konker then uses their egg to hit the egg of the konkee. Whoever's egg remains intact is the "konkee" and continues with the rest of the group.

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    I drove by Pat's and Geno's last week returning from a funeral.

    I am originally from South Philly and had to drop someone off before returning to Baltimore.

    25 years growing up in Philly and never was fond of neither Pat's nor Geno's.

    There was a little deli near me (on 8th and Oregon) that would slice the steak meat from the meat slicer. Much better than chopped steak. Real provolone cheese for me. Cheese wiz is liquid plastic cheese.

    My favorite was a pizza steak: red gravy with mozzerella cheese. That's right, I called it "red gravy" not sauce

    And the roll does indeed make or break the sandwhich.

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    I like mine "Wit"

    I was always partial to DeConstanza's in Claymont and Sharpies on the Philadelphia Pike!

    As long as you are in PA, and Delaware, parts of Jersey and Md, you really can't go too wrong.

    Ya don't wanna order a "Philly" in Detroit of course.

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    DeConstanza's was great!!!
    Still learning opinions welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2story View Post
    DeConstanza's was great!!!
    Yes it was, I can remember standing in line at 9 PM talking to people that drove from as far away as Baltimore for a Hoagie or a Cheese Steak!

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    So learn me something just what is scrapple.
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    I grew up eating scrapple for breakfast, they always told us it is everything but the squeel! it is a Pennsylvannia Dutch thing, also available in Philly, it is basically scrap meat from the butchering process, cooked, ground, mixed with cornmeal and spices, chilled and shaped like a brick. you slice it into pieces like you would spam, fry it until golden brown, and enjoy, some put a little maple syrup on it, Rappa is probably the largest commercial producer of it, old style butchers, particularily amish and the like still make it.
    And now you know the rest of the story.
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  12. #25
    I like Genos better just based on how clean it is. The place is bright, open, and clean. When you order your sandwhich the guy is right there in a window, highly visible, making your sandwhich. If you walk over to Pats it looks like they haven't cleaned or remodeled since the 1970s. I think they're both great steaks but I prefer mine without the dirt.

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    As a long time Philly guy, I have to tell you that the steak has changed since I was a young guy. Pat's or Geno's, it makes no difference. The meat is not as good, nor the wiz, and not even the size of the steak.

    When I was 16, the meat was a high quality beef, sliced razor thin. I was slow cooked on the grill in a pile, and there was a roll it took two hands to hold, and if you wanted yours "wid," the cheese was placed on top of the meat pile that has been set aside for your steak, and moved to a hot section of the grill. There was nothing better on earth.

    Now I go to Geno's to support the various causes like Police Officer Daniel Falkner's family, or the English speaking movement. But the steak? It's a caricature of a better time.
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