Thursday, July 23, 2015

Rigatoni's Pasta: Prospect Park, PA

Gnocchi... yes
Photo Credit: TH
What: Rigatoni’s Pasta and Grill
Where: 611 Chester Pike (US 13), Prospect Park, PA
Website: rigatonispasta.net
Order: Gnocchi in Blush Sauce

When I first moved into Delaware County, the building that now houses Rigatoni’s was an abandoned Cuban restaurant called the Distorted Papaya. It had closed before I was able to try anything there, and the building stood empty for several years. I had always hoped that a restaurant would move in there, but one that was unique and different to the area. The thing about Delco is that you can’t go two blocks without running into an Italian restaurant, which is a little better than having a Wawa located on nearly every corner. So when Rigatoni’s first opened up there, I was a little disappointed.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Federal Donuts: Philadelphia, PA

The Homer Simpson special!
Photo Credit: TH
What: Federal Donuts
Where: 1219 S. 2nd Street (SE corner of intersection with Manton St), 1632 Sansom Street, 3428 Sansom Street, 701 N. 7th Street, Citizens Bank Park (2nd Street location visited for this post)
Website: federaldonuts.com
Order: Whole order of fried chicken (half “naked,” half sweet garlic soy glaze), honey donut, strawberry lavender donut, vanilla spice donut, cinnamon brown sugar donut

Fried chicken and donuts seem like an unlikely combination, one dreamed up by someone like, say, Homer Simpson (shortly after he came up with the idea for Nuts and Gum). I don’t know how the idea came together, but the people behind Federal Donuts have taken Philadelphia by storm with the combination since its open in 2011. Somehow, the place had eluded me until recently. I stopped in and sampled their wares, and why not, I had three free donuts coming to me for philanthropic reasons.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cocco's Gelateria: Primos, PA

Gelato for one, gelato for all, gelato for me
Photo Credit: TH
What: Cocco’s Gelateria
Where: 550 S. Oak Avenue, Primos, PA
Website: coccosgelateria.com
Order: Medium sundae with coffee and chocolate chip cookie gelato, hot caramel, and whipped cream, donut shop coffee

The Cocco brand name is synonymous with pizza in eastern Delaware County. It has several joints all around the cradle of Wawa, and it’s reached the point where the name has exceeded the quality. While I don’t care for the pizza places (the Mrs. says that the cheesesteaks are good though), the name is attached to one of my favorite dessert spots near my domicile.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Cheeseburger Paradise - P'Unk Burger: Philadelphia, PA

Mmm, cheeseburger
Photo Credit: TH
What: P’Unk Burger
Where: 1823 E. Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Website: punkburger.com
Order: Big Man on Campus Burger with sea salt seasoned fries and Maine Cane cola

Okay, so first, an explanation. I deleted my main Tumblr a month ago in an attempt to spend less time on the computer. With that, I also deleted the original Holzerman Hungers, and then some Russian outfit claimed the url because the Internet is a lovely place. However, I felt a void in my life without an outlet to dispense my food musings ‘n stuff, so Holzerman Hungers has returned with a more topical url. Enjoy.