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    I've been in Philly for the past four days, stuffing my face with cheesesteaks, Matzo ball soup, potato knishes, lox, and everything in the world containing sugar. Jon's Dad owns a Jewish deli and it's go-time on the food whenever we go. If you're ever in Philly, ya gotta eat at Mrs. Marty's Deli. But afterwards when you have to go up a pant size, don't blame me.  

    I mean, I know how to put down the food. I usually refrain from gorging myself (usually) while in Los Angorexia, but when we travel to Philly, step outta my way or you might be caught in the crossfire of fork to mouth.

    Anyburp, due to the fun Philly times, I present you with less words today and more Cornelia.

    What a charmer. Aight, off to weep over some lettuce and ice water.


    Reader Comments (24)

    I'm burping just thinking about all that yummy food. I'll never forget walking into the Reading Market there in downtown Philly and looking around in astonishment at all the food choices there. Holy cow. Where to begin. I was in food heaven. Jewish delis rock too! How cool that his Dad owns that. That's like when my Grandfather used to own a Baskin Robbins out in MI. I'd go out there and hang out in the store all day with my little pink spoon and eat every flavor til I couldn't move and ride down the conveyer belt with the gallons of ice cream. Bliss. Burrrrrp.

    June 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBoober

    Mmm. Looks delicious. I've been craving a philly cheesesteak for awhile.

    June 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlyson

    Damn. I just lost four pounds. But now I want a Philly Steak. Thanks.

    June 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJules

    Boober: I love that about your Gramps! Dude, that's a kids paradise!!

    Alyson: I had one for both of us :)

    Jules: I gained your four pounds, you're welcome.

    June 14, 2010 | Registered CommenterBuffy Charlet

    I have heartburn just thinking about this!

    June 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRonny

    Did you have cabbage borscht? That's my favorite.

    June 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBenBen

    Ronny: I think I have permanent heartburn.

    BenBen: I DID! I love it!!!

    June 14, 2010 | Registered CommenterBuffy Charlet

    You know what I've been craving wicked bad? A corn dog. A frickin' corn dog! Who craves corn dogs? On a side note, I should totally make a corn dog vibrator and make a bazillion dollars!

    June 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElly Lou


    June 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline

    Dude, Cornelia went there. She dissed the Golden GIrls. Expect death threats and letter bombs from angry octogenarians everywhere. You are a marked woman. :)

    In other news that food sounded FANTASTIC. My belly groaned in jealousy.

    June 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVegetable Assassin

    My mom is from Philly, and down the street from her mom's house was a gas station that made this awesome hoagie sandwiches. Every time grandma came to Cleveland, she brought us hoagies in a cooler.

    The last time I was there with my mom, she took me to this hole in a wall restaurant where all they make are phillies, on two ft long soft rolls with crusty outsides, and stuffed with shredded steak indistinguishable from the mushrooms and onions, covered with liquid cheese. It was the best sandwich ever, and I crave it at least once a week, but have only been able to partially recreate it. Of course, no one here knows what a real phillie looks like.

    June 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBridget

    I was hungry until Cornelia made me think about old people doing it. Thanks for that.

    June 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterToe

    I love Philly! Went to college there and still miss it. It's such a great food town even though it's also a pretty scary place. Get lost in the fat of the northeast and enjoy it. All that healthy LA living can get very old.

    June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen

    Elly: And I will be your first customer!

    Caroline: Oh it was! All 4 of them that I stuffed down my face!

    Veggie: Cornelia totally goes there right? She's such a dirty bitch.

    June 15, 2010 | Registered CommenterBuffy Charlet

    Bridget: They're impossible to recreate right?! I suppose my thighs thank me for that though. The once a year I go there and binge on cheesesteaks is probably sufficient. But goddamn they're good!

    Toe Cornelia's a total bitch.

    Jen: It can get SO old. Which is why once a year I blow it out in Philly. Where'd you go to college? Jon went to Pitt then Temple.

    June 15, 2010 | Registered CommenterBuffy Charlet

    Can you believe I've never had a cheese steak?!? Don't tell Jon!ha! Sounds like you had a yummy fantastic time!!

    June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca M

    Despite what Maury says on his show, Fat people are happy people...Just look at Santa.

    Now why Philly did not chose to have alleys is beyond me...I guess they thought the trash would not get out of hand.


    No, really. Philly Rocks!

    June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWayne

    I live in Philly!! I've never heard of that deli, but I must go. And where did you go for cheesteaks? I seriously can't move away from Philly because of all the great food.

    June 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercitygal

    Rebecca: Oh man! There's a place in Hermosa Beach that Jon says is the closest to the real thing--we shoulda taken you there while you were an Angelino!

    Wayne: HA! Philly is great. Though, everytime I go to the bathroom in a bar there I feel like I'm going to pick up at least a handful of VDs. But I'm no snob!

    Citygal: I'm the worst! I always forget where it is! DOH! Philly geography is foreign to me so I can never remember. We had cheesesteaks at his deli---mmmmmm! Of course, my pants are so tight today, oy!

    June 15, 2010 | Registered CommenterBuffy Charlet

    I would like some cheese in my face right now, please and thank you.

    June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiLu

    Buckets of KY. Oh my. That's quite the image. Cornelia needs her own show. Or you do. Same thing.

    June 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercolby

    LiLu: Always right?!

    Colby: Oh sweet Jesus, I would love that.

    June 17, 2010 | Registered CommenterBuffy Charlet

    Do they make their sandwiches 7 inches high?? All the NYC Jewish Delis I would frequent would shove so much meat in their sandwiches a person kind of felt like she was single-handedly killing the rain forest by eating so much cow....

    June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJ

    J: YES! It's crazy to me! Especially growing up a vegetarian. I don't even know where to begin on those sandwiches!

    June 18, 2010 | Registered CommenterBuffy Charlet

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