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Antonella’s Italian Kitchen ~ Philadelphia, PA

East Coast, Sandwiches By August 12, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

Antonella's Italian Kitchen montage The Vitals:
the spot: Antonella’s Italian Kitchen 841 Conestoga road Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
the eats: Meatball Hoagie
the bucks: $9
the full nelson: when your meatball fix needs a double shot of gluttony 

Antonella’s Italian Kitchen is proof that the suburbs of Philadelphia can churn out a legit hoagie. Sure, some people might not think getting a Meatball sub is that hard. They probably have never had a real hoagie. Or a grinder. Yes, they all mean the same thing but when you are in a part of the country that will passionately correct you on the proper nomenclature of a giant meatball sandwich, you are certain you are going to eat a very, very good, giant meatball sandwich.

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Hot Chick Fried Chicken ~ Richmond, VA

Fried Chicken, The South By August 9, 2020 Tags: , , , , No Comments

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The Vitals:
the spot: Hot Chick 7th N 17th Street Richmond VA 23129 
the eats: Fried Chicken meals + Fried Chicken Sandwiches
the bucks: $11-$15 a person
the full nelson: Better Nashville Hot Chicken than I had in Nashville . . .

Hot Chick Fried Chicken hits the mark

Down in the historic Shockoe slip of Richmond VA, Hot Chick Fried Chicken hits the two most important factors in great fried chicken: crunchy exterior and juicy meat. Bam. That’s it. That’s what it takes. And the crazy part is that when I took my first bite of Hot Chick and experienced that crunchy exterior and juicy interior, it happened not in the dining room, but after it had been bagged up and brought back to an AirBnB some 10 minutes away. That is an exceptional feat.

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Central BBQ ~ Memphis TN

Barbecue, The South By August 6, 2020 Tags: , , , , No Comments

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The Vitals:
the spot: Central BBQ 147 E. Butler Ave Memphis TN +multiple locations in Memphis and Nashville
the eats: Ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken, mac and cheese, collard greens
the bucks: $15 a head for meats by the pound and sides, sandwiches run under $10
the full nelson: a Memphis BBQ institution that disappointed . . .

Central BBQ in Memphis Tennessee has its fans, of this I am sure. Yeah I could tell you their high score on Yelp and the fact that they make the rounds of best BBQ in Memphis lists. But I like to source my own intel from, well, you:

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Green River BBQ ~ Saluda N.C.

Barbecue, The South By August 4, 2020 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

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The Vitals:
the spot: Green River BBQ 131 Highway 176 Saluda NC 28773
the eats: Pulled Pork, Ribs, Tomato Pie, Collard Greens
the bucks: $10 a head when you order meats by pound + sides
the full nelson: decent BBQ in a cozy North Carolina mountain 

Green River BBQ had a tough act to follow. The day before me and my crew had an epic Eastern Carolina BBQ lunch from The Pig in Chapel Hill N.C. and that was some of the best barbecue I have had in years. Green River BBQ at best might make for a decent lunch stop when trekking in the mountains of North Carolina but you will be getting your pulled pork fix and that is seldom a bad thing.

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Seekh Kabob Recipe

Recipe By July 28, 2020 Tags: , , No Comments

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Seekh Kabob Recipe

It has been a minute since I have been at the kitchen, or should I say the grill? After three weeks of road tripping I found myself longing to experiment with takeout comfort foods at home. Which found me wanting cross this one off the bucket list: Seekh Kabob.

Thanks to the internet and a global pandemic, I really had no excuse not to figure this one out. Added bonus: I made my very first chutney. Spoiler alert: it’s as easy as making salsa 

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