Last week was a bust due to a work conflict, but congratulations to Jersey’s Café for their successful filming for Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives! I can’t wait to see their episode.
Anyway this week was on the house! Thanks to the owner, Blair Laing for that! Naturally, a complimentary meal comes with a catch. The catch being that he got to pick what we ate. We’re not complaining though, they were both delicious in their own ways.
Let’s start with the Jersey Turnpike Hot Hoagie:
This sandwiches flavor profile is every bit as much of a rainbow as its appearance. Just like with the Dr. Jazz, the peppery parmesan and pepperoni combination won me over again. I love the peppery bite with the subtle hints of creamy. This one was another shining example of a roller coaster ride of flavors. Each bite seemed to have a little bit of everything. Of course, it was hard to get all of those flavors into eat bite as always, but that makes eating it more of an adventure!
Switching sides, let’s now look at the Pennsauken Parmigiana:
This sandwich is the exact opposite palatal experience of the Jersey Turnpike. This one does one single slice of the whole possible taste profile and it does it well, it was the perfect choice to balance out the rainbow of the Jersey Turnpike. Starting out, the roast pork itself was bold and flavorful. I would have been happy just eating that, though my doctors wouldn’t. 😉 Add in sauce and cheese and the flavors all blended together analogously and accented the sandwiches statement very well. This one had no surprises, no curve balls, just straight forward goodness. I would consider this to be a no nonsense “manly” sandwich. If you have a friend whose idea of food is meat, cheese, and potatoes, order them this while you have something fancier. (though in this case, fancier doesn’t necessarily mean tastier)
This week Sherrel also ordered a bowl of chili:
Typically I’m not a fan of restaurant chili because my mom’s chili is very different, and you know how people tend to gravitate toward their mom’s chili. This tasted startling like her chili, just a little heartier. At least I know where to go if I have the craving. ^_^
See you next week!