Monday, September 27, 2010

Eating out: The Pita Pit

I tried out a new restaurant on Sunday night called The Pita Pit, located at 16th and Sansom streets in Philadelphia. Their cuisine is basically design-your-own-pita, and you can get anything -- meat, veggie, breakfast, etc. I ate there Sunday night, and I chose the Philly Steak pita with provolone cheese, green and red peppers, and ketchup. Sorry for the terrible picture; it was the best my phone could do.
The Pita was really, really good. It wasn't greasy in any way, and I'm really glad I discovered this place. I'd even like to go back and try several other types that they had.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Foods: Sharp Provolone

Yesterday, my boss took me and another coworker out to lunch. We went to Shanks, which is a famous Philly sandwich place that I had never been to before. I was told that the key to their sandwiches was the Sharp Provolone cheese, and the chicken cutlet sandwich was recommended. I decided to try the chicken cutlet with the cheese on it. Here's what my sandwich looked like:

I am not, honestly, a  big cheese person. I particularly don't like strong cheeses, and I found sharp provolone to be too strong. I ended up taking it off and just putting ketchup on the chicken cutlet sandwich. The chicken cutlet sandwich with ketchup wasn't terribly exciting but it was alright.

I think next time I'll try one of the pork sandwiches they are apparently known for.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Cooking: Pasta with homemade sauce!

So last Monday I hung out with my friend Terry, and he had me do most of the cooking. We had Penne pasta with a homemade tomato sauce. The sauce was mushrooms, onions, garlic, basil, red bell peppers, roma tomatoes, and salt and pepper.

Here's what it looked like: