spiedies, anyone?

Re: spiedies, anyone?

PostBy: wlape3 On: Thu May 27, 2010 9:34 am

freetown fred wrote:Oh gee wlape,--the burbs huh :( now there was one place up by the Erlen Theater on Cheltenham Ave--that copied Pat's original recipe that was pretty decent--of course I've got quite a few yrs on ya,& when I used to do an ocassional week-end at Grandmom Altomaris' in S Philly we always did Pats for cheesesteaks or hoagies--back when,nobody even knew what cheezewiz was.A person coulda got shot for useing it---Grandmom died about 35 yrs ago so I haven't been to Pats or S Philly since--most of my uncles moved north to Montg. County(Elkins Park)the uppity folk--my folks kept going & ended up around Doylestown(Upper Black Eddy) right on the Delaware.My Dad was from around the Chesapeake Bay area,Native(Delaware Tribe)--also,with the Cheesesteak you got onions,peppers & an outlandish sauce to top it off--it wasen't,would you like sauce? it was a given & it damn sure wasen't GRAVY---seeeee ya, ya young suburban yuppie. toothy :surrender: ---later my friend ;) Next time you get to South St,check out if the "Store of the Stars' is still alive (clothing) all the Do-Wop guys used to make it a point to shop there---along w/ The Geeter w/ the Heater(Jerry Blavitt)--this was in the late 60's and very early 70's :P


Last time I was down there Jerry Blavitt was still on the air. Never saw a "Store of the Stars" but there were some pretty iconic stores there which have closed in recent years. South Street has also expanded quite a bit. In the early eighties it didn't go much beyond 5th street but has expanded up to 10th and beyond. Bridget Foy's is a great place to hang out and watch the crowd, they've got great patio seating. Also, last time I was down there the entire New Market plaza was shut down. Even the Dicken's Inn is gone.

Pat's and Geno's are still on Passyunk but I haven't been there for years. Mainly because you can get better cheesesteaks just about anywhere else. My favorite was a place called Pudgies in the burbs near Norristown. Hmmm...I think even Bookbinder's in the old city might even be closed.
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Re: spiedies, anyone?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu May 27, 2010 9:52 am

Nooooo,not Bookbinders :sick: I never made it to New Market but the kids(Lower Saucon) told me it was amazing what they'd done--when I worked at PGH in the early 70's you didn't even want to be white & be on South Street after dark--no offense meant,just a little reality--I lived at 20th & Pine for 2 yrs--talk about being an observer of people--by then I'd had enough city & headed Nord :)
wlape3 wrote:
freetown fred wrote:Oh gee wlape,--the burbs huh :( now there was one place up by the Erlen Theater on Cheltenham Ave--that copied Pat's original recipe that was pretty decent--of course I've got quite a few yrs on ya,& when I used to do an ocassional week-end at Grandmom Altomaris' in S Philly we always did Pats for cheesesteaks or hoagies--back when,nobody even knew what cheezewiz was.A person coulda got shot for useing it---Grandmom died about 35 yrs ago so I haven't been to Pats or S Philly since--most of my uncles moved north to Montg. County(Elkins Park)the uppity folk--my folks kept going & ended up around Doylestown(Upper Black Eddy) right on the Delaware.My Dad was from around the Chesapeake Bay area,Native(Delaware Tribe)--also,with the Cheesesteak you got onions,peppers & an outlandish sauce to top it off--it wasen't,would you like sauce? it was a given & it damn sure wasen't GRAVY---seeeee ya, ya young suburban yuppie. ---later my friend ;) Next time you get to South St,check out if the "Store of the Stars' is still alive (clothing) all the Do-Wop guys used to make it a point to shop there---along w/ The Geeter w/ the Heater(Jerry Blavitt)--this was in the late 60's and very early 70's


Last time I was down there Jerry Blavitt was still on the air. Never saw a "Store of the Stars" but there were some pretty iconic stores there which have closed in recent years. South Street has also expanded quite a bit. In the early eighties it didn't go much beyond 5th street but has expanded up to 10th and beyond. Bridget Foy's is a great place to hang out and watch the crowd, they've got great patio seating. Also, last time I was down there the entire New Market plaza was shut down. Even the Dicken's Inn is gone.

Pat's and Geno's are still on Passyunk but I haven't been there for years. Mainly because you can get better cheesesteaks just about anywhere else. My favorite was a place called Pudgies in the burbs near Norristown. Hmmm...I think even Bookbinder's in the old city might even be closed.
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Re: spiedies, anyone?

PostBy: wlape3 On: Thu May 27, 2010 12:20 pm

freetown fred wrote:Nooooo,not Bookbinders :sick: I never made it to New Market but the kids(Lower Saucon) told me it was amazing what they'd done--when I worked at PGH in the early 70's you didn't even want to be white & be on South Street after dark--no offense meant,just a little reality--I lived at 20th & Pine for 2 yrs--talk about being an observer of people--by then I'd had enough city & headed Nord :)


It was better in the eighties. Lots of Philly cops on the street made it safe. The same was true of the old city in general which had become quite genteel by the 90's.

There were still areas you didn't want to be in when the sun went down like North Philly and parts of West Philly. South Philly actually went downhill a little when the mobs were broken up. They weren't very nice people but they did keep their own neighborhood safe. Still the best place for Italian food though.
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Re: spiedies, anyone?

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun May 30, 2010 7:44 pm

I just marinated some chicken tenderloins in A&P House Italian for 24 hrs, grilled em up, not too shabby. I had a bottle of Lupos Speidi Marinade in my cupboard for a couple of years, never used it, it was a Christmas present. Might have still been good.
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Re: spiedies, anyone?

PostBy: RAYJAY On: Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:46 am

this iis what i use....



Blue Ribbon Chicken Spiedies

Broome County is home to the original "spiedie." These regional specialties are essentially chunks of meat marinated for days before being skewered and grilled. Fantastically tender bitefuls of pure flavor result. Spiedies are traditionally served in a slice of Italian bread.

3 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breast, cut into chunks_
2 cups olive oil_
5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar_
2 tablespoons light beer_
2 tablespoons grated Romano cheese
2 tablespoons parsley
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon minced onion
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
1. Combine all marinade ingredients. Add chicken and marinate at least 24 hours (preferably 48), turning occasionally.

2. Skewer and grill chicken, basting with marinade as they cook.
RAYJAY
 
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