Pennsylvania Wine & Food Festival

The 22nd Pennsylvania Wine & Food Festival will be held this year on June 16th and 17th, 2012 from 12 pm to 6pm on the grounds of Split rock Resort in beautiful Lake Harmony. For those of you who have never attended this annual festival, it is a great way for people in Philadelphia to get together and enjoy some good music and eat some great food and consume outstanding wine.
There will be three different stages offering continuous live music through out the festival. Pennslyvania’s finest wineries will be offering their wines and is a great way to walk around and do some wine tasting. Each attendee will receive a commemorative wine tasting glass so get ready to have some food.
There will also be a wide selection of food restaurants from all over Philadelphia serving up their great food.
The food and wine festival will be located at 100 Moseywood Road. Only those over 21 will be allowed to participate in the wine tasting offerings. Pets will not be allowed this year. Maybe next year.
So plan ahead and consider staying over night at the Split Rock so that you can attend both days of the festival and not have to worry about drinking and driving. Let’s make this a safe and fun event for everyone.

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David Paul No Longer At Lahaina Grill

The fame chef David Paul is no longer working at Lahaina Grill.  He has opened up his own restaurant called, David Paul’s Island Grill.  The restaurant serves up New Island Cuisine.  Featuring natural and organic dishes that are unbelievable.


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The Hoagie

Many in Philadelphia maintain that the Hoagie was invented in here.  Declared the official sandwich of Philadelphia in 1992, the sandwich is composed of an Italian roll with sliced meat, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese.  Although it’s description may sound like a regular sandwich, the Philly Hoagie is a unique blend of flavors that is uniquely Philadelphia.

There are many restaurants in Philly laying claim to the best Hoagie.  Most recently, Lee Hoagie House has consistently won awards for the best sandwich.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to try it, it’s definitely worth a trip to any of the locations throughout the state.

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The Philly soft pretzel

Philadelphia traces its roots back to German settlers.  During the early days around the 1700’s, a large portion of Philadelphia spoke German.  In fact, many places in southeast Pennsylvania have German names.  So it’s not too surprising that those German settlers brought their traditions and taught the natives the art of making pretzel.  From that tradition came the love for pretzels and the desire to make it better than any other state.

The delicious soft pretzel is a fresh, soft, chewy – sprinkled with coarse salt.  With a golden brown color that makes your mouth water just looking at it.  Dripping it in yellow mustard is the idea way to eat it.  If the pretzel does not appear to be fresh then avoid it.  Its best to get one that is freshly made as opposed to something you find in a plastic bag from the local grocery store.  If you want to try the real time then accept no substitute because there is a large gap between the real time and imitation pretzels.

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Philadelphia Cheesesteak Sandwich

It doesn’t get much better than the Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwich.  The sandwich is traditionally made of sliced beef and melted cheese on an Italian roll.  In Philadelphia, the debate rages own between Pat’s Steaks and Geno’s Steak, which are both interestingly located across the street from one another, in terms of who has the best cheesesteak.  Just ask any one in Philadelphia and they will have an opinion considering who is the best.  Parents, grandparents, children, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters will argue until they are red about who has the best steak sandwich.  Some will even go as far as what type of cheese is the best on top of these sandwich, American cheese, Provolone, or cheese whiz.

For those that don’t know, the cheese is melted and poured on top of the sandwich and creates an unbelievable favor.  So the next time you are in Philadelphia, make sure you get ourselves over to some of the top restaurants or eatery to try what the natives are fighting over.  Oh.  I almost forgot.  Go on any empty stomach and get one sandwich from Pat’s and one from Geno’s so that you can settle the debate, at least in your own mind, whom is better.  And if you are not sure what to order, just stand to the side and watch the natives or ask.  They will be happy to give you their recommendations.

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Welcome to Paul’s Philadelphia Eatery, we blog dedicated to excellent food in Philadelphia and around the United States.  We love to eat good food here.  We especially love all the local food that Philadelphia.  So the focus of our site is going to be explore and talk about great dishes, restaurants and cafes in  Philadelphia.  We hope you will join our adventure.

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