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  •  Amoroso rolls (none)
    I'll be happy to accept any and all real Italian hoagies and cheesesteaks w/fried onions you wish to send, but ONLY if they're on certified original Amoroso steak/hoagie rolls.  I have searched the Northwest for 27 years for rolls that are even close to those and have never found a decent substitute.  

    Must be the Philly water!

    Also, authentic soft pretzels, thin sliced white American cheese and Lebanon bologna, any and all types of Tasty Kakes as well as Frank's Black Cherry Wishniak Soda and Herr's potato chips (or even a can of Charles Chips!) will also find happy homes here.

    And while you're at it, a Mummer's Parade on New Year's Day would be nice too.

    That's me - born & raised in the Delaware Valley and I STILL miss the food after 27 years away.

    And to keep this post a bit on-topic, I vividly remember Hurrican Hazel because they called parents to come get us out of school early.  We lost power, but my dad let me sit on our stoop and watch the wind in the trees.  That was the storm that infected me with the weather bug!

    •  don't forget (none)
      Taylor pork roll and Habbersett's scapple.  

      And, on the other side of the river, panzarotti.

      You're only young once, but you can be immature forever -- Larry Andersen

      by N in Seattle on Wed Sep 21, 2005 at 05:33:07 PM PDT

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      •  scRapple, that is <n/t> (none)

        You're only young once, but you can be immature forever -- Larry Andersen

        by N in Seattle on Wed Sep 21, 2005 at 05:46:07 PM PDT

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      •  Recipes and chefs are easy (none)
        Ingredients and funding aren't. The WalMart-ization of taste buds is detremental to society.

        I still want a slice of Ambrose's Pizza, and not this garbage from whatever chain has hold of the market this week. (And a Guacomole tostada con asada from Burrito Track...)

        I cook for myself these days. Chain resturants - phooey!

    •  oh, missed this one (none)
      I too remember Hurricane Hazel.  Across the street from us in Woodbury NJ, a huge old oak tree came down, taking a high wrought-iron fence with it.  Coulda been worse, though, as it fell right between the Episcopal church and its rectory.

      That storm was indirectly responsible for a familiar baseball nickname, perfectly descriptive of a guy who blew into the majors with a huge, short-lived impact.

      You're only young once, but you can be immature forever -- Larry Andersen

      by N in Seattle on Wed Sep 21, 2005 at 05:37:55 PM PDT

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      •  I was in Marlton for Hazel (none)
        She was not the only one that year, just the worst.  

        A neighbor of ours has a greenhouse that got blown down earlier that year. He rebuilt it just in time to have Hazel take it out again.

        We must have stem-cell research. How else will Congress and the media grow spines?

        by bablhous on Wed Sep 21, 2005 at 06:41:21 PM PDT

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      •  That was awhile ago..... (none)
        I was living in Morristown, NJ during Hazel when the huge tree in front of our house came down across the road.  And spent three days in our farmhouse 70 miles west of Harrisburg  surrounded by floodwaters during Agnes - neighbors on either side had flood waters to the second story, afterward driving back to NJ we saw wallpaper and lawn chairs 20 feet or more above the road, hanging in the trees.  Floods are the worst...
    •  Birch beer. (none)
      Haven't been to PA since the army in '73 Only place I ever saw "birch beer" (something like "root beer" but not really..)

      And he's right about the Amorosa rolls. I've been disapointed for 30 something years everytime I order a "Philly cheesesteak" anywhere else

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