PBandU


Thanks to some bridges in the area I had to take a look at, I was finally able to stop into PBandU. PBandU is a peanut butter “cafe” located in Wayne, PA. They serve all different kinds of peanut butter sandwiches with all sorts of mix-ins. In addition to that, they serve peanut butter smoothies and peanut butter pizza!

sliders


I ordered the sliders since I could try three different sandwiches. They sliders are served on LeBus bread. The three I got were peanut butter, apple, and cheddar; peanut butter, bananas, bacon, and honey; and peanut butter, nutella, fluff, and M&M’s. I had the option of having the bread slightly toasted and went with it. The sandwiches were pretty good. My favorite was the nutella, fluff, and M&M one. Only complaint was that I felt the bread was slightly stale or getting there.

peanut butter, bacon, cheddar, pickle


My coworker went with a peanut butter, bacon, cheddar, and pickle sandwich. He enjoyed it. Huge thanks for him having an open mind and being willing to go to a peanut butter shop for lunch. Most guys in this profession aren’t exactly gung ho about eating at places like this.


It’s a pretty neat place, especially if you’re a peanut butter lover. I’d like to try one of the pizzas or smoothies next time.

Anyone ever been? Thoughts?

PBandU
163 East Lancaster Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087
484.367.7799

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2011 meme pig dinner


Last night was the third annual pig dinner at Meme. This year the lineup consisted of chefs David Katz (Meme), John Taus (The Corner), Jen Carroll (10 Arts), Monica Glass (10 Arts), Terence Feury (Fork), Mike Solomonov (Zahav), Matt Levin (Adsum), and Peter Woolsey (Bistrot La Minette) with guest sommelier Michael Madrigale of Bar Boulud in NYC. The dinner consisted of five courses plus hors d’oeuvres and wine pairings.

The following were the dishes served:

blt cocktail


pork terrine, carolina pork bbq, and pork crepenette (L to R)


The hors d’oeuvres were a pork terrine with toasted brioche and a fig & peach mostarda, carolina pork bbq, and a pork crepenette with a port apple jam from Jen Carroll, David Katz, and John Taus (not sure who made which). The hors d’oeuvres were served with a BLT cocktail.

poached blue point oyster with pork rillons


The first course was from Terence Feury which was a poached blue point oyster with pork rillons and had choron sauce, braised lettuce, herbed bread crumbs, and oven dried tomatoes. The wine pairing for the first course was a 2009 Domaine Pinson Chablis 1er Cru, Mont-de-Milieu.

city ham terrine


The second course was a city ham terrine with swiss chard, challah, hard boiled egg, and pickled vegetables from Mike Solomonov and was paired with a 2010 La Columbera Rosato.

bbq pig tails


The third course was BBQ pig tails from Matt Levin with ranch dressing and smoked cornbread. His course was paired with a 2009 Pichierri Negroamaro del Salento.

prune stuffed pork loin wrapped in bacon

The fourth course was Peter Woolsey’s prune stuffed pork loin wrapped in bacon with grilled vegetables, french gnocchi, shallot cream vinegar, and pork jus paired with a 2009 Le Roc des Anges Cotes du Roussillon Villages

melon


Lastly, the dessert course was Monica Glass’s melon with candied headcheese, prosciutto consume, and prosciutto gel served with a 2010 Macarini Moscato d’Asti.

The dinner was fantastic and full of porky goodness. Make sure you don’t miss this next year!

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yo dogs


Truth. I like hot dogs. A lot. But, I’m also picky about them, so I rarely eat em.


I came across this place while out on a bridge inspection. (Thanks Yelp iPhone app!) Yo Dogs serves hot dogs, burgers, salads, and fries. The menu had a lot of interesting and good sounding stuff on it so it took me a bit to decide what I wanted. Finally settled for the Ger Dog – all beef hot dog topped with caramelized onion, blue cheese, and pancetta and the Wyndmoor Tommy – all beef hot dog topped with Ameican cheese and bacon. Both hot dogs were served in a Martin’s potato roll and were absolutely delicious. The dogs were cooked on the grill and had a nice snap to them (important in my book). My favorite was the Ger Dog hands down though…so damn good.


ger dog

My teammate got one of the burgers which looked really awesome. In hindsight, I shoulda snapped a picture too. It was served on a brioche roll and he said it was one of the best burgers he’s ever had.


wyndmoor tommy

They were some of the best hot dogs I’ve had in a long time. You also have the option of an all beef dog, apple chicken sausage, carrot dog, or a Niman Ranch dog. If you’re a hot dog fan, or someone looking to give hot dogs another chance, you’ve gotta check out Yo Dogs!

Yo Dogs (another location in Elkins Park)
1014 E. Willow Grove Avenue
Wyndmoor, PA 19038
215.233.9641

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pyt cupcake smash


Philabundance’s Cupcake Smash cupcake competition was held at PYT last Saturday. PYT is known for it’s wild and crazy burgers and each contestant/team was asked to create a cupcake inspired by PYT’s menu.


The judges consisted of PYT’s own Tommy Up, the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Michael Klein, Shmitten Kitchen’s Anna Goldfarb, and Phrequency’s Leah Kauffman. Felicia D’Ambrosio of Federal Donuts emcee’d the event too.


team totes adorbs


roscoe’s delight, by team totes adorbs

Team Totes Adorbs, consisting of Allie Harcharek and Mikey Ilagan, served the Roscoe’s Delight, a chicken and waffle cupcake consisting of a maple vanilla cake topped with cayenne maple buttercream, onion-sage fried chicken, buttermilk waffles, applewood smoked bacon “sprinkles”, and a bourbon maple syrup glaze. Damn, that was tasty. This one could certain serve as a meal. It was pretty filling and all the flavors were pretty well defined. I also may have had two of these…


dad’s girls – 1st place amateur division


cannoli cupcake by dad’s girls

Dad’s Girls served a cannoli cupcake! It had moist cake, sweet ricotta, chocolate, (I believe) chopped pistachio, and a piece of cannoli shell. This was pretty delicious too. They ended up winning 1st place for the amateur division.


jim belushi by jimmies cupcake co.

Jimmies Cupcake Co. took home first place in the professional division for their Jim Belushi, a spiced tomato cupcake with a pistachio shortbread lemon bar baked inside topped with a caramel cream cheese icing and a piece of sesame brittle.

I consumed a ton of cupcakes last Saturday. Probably not the best preparation for the Broad Street Run, but it was surely an awesome time!

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vosges chocolate – mo’s bacon bar


I enjoy bacon and I also enjoy chocolate. Together? Not too sure.

You could taste both the sweetness of the chocolate and the saltiness of the bacon. Both were pretty delicious…though I couldn’t quite get into enjoying both flavors together…

Maybe it’s just me? Maybe I’m not into bacon as much as I thought? I’m sure there are people out there who love this sorta stuff. Anyone wanna share your opinions/thoughts?

You can find the bacon bar and more varieties at Vosges Chocolate.

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