Ep. 17 Live from Philly Podcast Fest

This is our Second Annual Live Episode from The Philly Podcast Fest!

Thanks to Nathan Kuruna for running the fest and Tattooed Mom’s for hosting it again!

My guests include Dr. Timaree Schmit, Darryl Charles, Alex Jones & Brian Craig

Sex With Timaree Website

DTF: Darryl and Timaree Fun Hour

Comedian Darryl Charles

Fair Food Farm Stand

Sweetish – Sketch Comedy

Secret Pants


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Flight Market Goodness!

Back in April I went to Flight Market (a precursor to the Food Trust’s Night Market, where there are about 60 food trucks bringing you happiness) with my friend Michael (and his son Efrem) to see what we could eat. We had Waffle Fries with sausage gravy and popcorn chicken, a pork loin sandwich that Michael still dreams about, donuts with cereal on them, brown butter brawler ice cream from Little baby’s Ice Cream and my all time favorite from Foolish Waffles: whipped cream and blueberry compote on a warm fresh homemade waffle!!!!

Check it out!

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Beefing It Up At Burger Brawl

The Burger Brawl was started by a bunch of parents at a local elementary school to raise money for a new computer lab. Now, years later, it has spiraled out to become a huge event with 60 restaurants making thier best burger! Check out the slideshow for all the burger goodness!

DidjaEat? Ep. 16: Meghan Walsh

This episode features Meghan Walsh from The Food Trust talking about what the Food Trust is, how they try to combat hunger and what the Night Market is and how it’s put together!

You can also check it out on iTunes!

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DidjaEat? Ep. 15- Mike “Scoats” Scotese

Everyone! Come listen! I sat down with The Grey Lodge‘s Main Man Mike “Scoats” Scotese and we chatted about beers, burgers and bars. This guy was ahead of the curve even before the curve was thought of.

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DidjaEat Ep. 14 Samantha Russell & Brian Craig

Hey Everyone!
I sat down with Samantha Russell and Brian Craig to talk entertaining, theme parties and all things food! Plus cat toy humping, the wig sphere and much, much more! Thanks to Sam and Brian for chatting and also for all the delicious snacks!

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DidjaEat Podcast 13 – Drew Lazor

Food Writer and Baltimore Native (but Philly Resident for almost 15 years) Drew Lazor sits down with Nicole Yates at American Sardine Bar to chat about food writing, what’s native to Baltimore, how he got into food writing and what’s good. Drew definitely knows what’s good.







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Check out this episode with Blake Wexler!

De Lorenzo’s Is The Best Pizza In The Universe

I like pizza. I mean I really like it. A lot. I guess I can be kind of a snob, but knowing what you like isn’t really snobbery, it’s just knowing what you like. I don’t like that Dominos (and Food Service) puffy crust. I also don’t like super dense crust. Oddly. I do like cheap, shitty $1 pizza as well as carnival type pizza (frozen shells). So, as a pizza fan, I am always on the lookout for new and exciting places. I am also always talking to pizza fan and comedian Joe Moore about places we could swap, especially because I am always traveling around doing standup comedy shows.

Slicing up a pepperoni pie

Slicing up a pepperoni pie

One day I was chatting with Joe about comedy, not pizza, when someone came over and asked him what his absolute favorite pizza was. He responded without even thinking “Easy. DeLorenzos.”. He went on to tell me that the place used to be in Trenton and it moved to a small town right outside. He could not stress it more: it was perfect. Now, I don’t usually get that far up in Jersey to Trenton, or if I do, I go way past it, up to Princeton or further. But one day I booked a show in Robbinsville. The name of the town looked familiar to me so I ran it by Joe and he verified it, it was the home of De Lorenzo’s.

After my show I literally ran to my car and drove over to De Lorenzo’s. The town of Robbinsville is cute, and everything is mostly new because it all used to be farmland that was just recently developed in the last 10-15 years. De Lorenzo’s sits in a shopping development with lofts over it and central parking in the back (someone actually thought about planning, that’s a nice change).

The Old Ovens

The Old Ovens

Inside there are some lovely red booths and white twinkly lights. But I was more interested in the ovens! The ovens, while I do not know if they are original, I believe did come from the old place in the Chambersburg section of Trenton, on Hudson street, where the original place stood for over 60 years. Now in thier 8th year in Robbinsville, the quality still stands.

But enough talk about the past. Let’s talk about the present. I walked into the restaurant and ordered a large pepperoni and homemade meatball pie and a medium pepper and onion pie. And then I had to drive an hour home with those pies in the car. I wanted to die! I wanted to dive right in on the highway and start stuff that amazingly smelling pepperoni, meatball, onion, pepper and garlicy pizza right into my mouth. But I didn’t! Why? For journalism! I hope you all appreciate it! Also, scroll to the end for a Photo Gallery!

Pepperoni and Homemade Meatball

Pepperoni and Homemade Meatball

First up: The pepperoni and homemade meatball pie. I have never had meatball on a pie and I had seen the pepperoni they use: not the sliced super thin stuff that comes 6 pounds to a bag (altho that does have a time and place), they use the quality stuff and aren’t stingy with it. The meatball made me almost burst into tears when I saw it: big slices spread all over the one side of the pie and smelled amazing. It was a little peppery but meaty. It was a perfect meatball. I would have loved to just have a bowl of those meatballs. Mental note: ask about that next time. The sauce was slightly sweet and slightly chunky. The cheese wasn’t 6 feet thick, it was just the right amount to not overpower anything else.

Amazing crust

Amazing crust

The crust is thin, in that it’s…thin and not a cracker. Some pieces were well done and some were exactly done. As Americans, we are spoiled in that we believe everything should be done exactly the same way all the way around, because we are used to machine and factory made things. We have lost touch with the idea of “homemade”. It’s the tiny little imperfections that make things unique and in the case of this pizza, absolutely amazing.

Sweet Pepper and Onion

Sweet Pepper and Onion

The pepper and onion pizza, well, I didn’t know if I would like that as much until I took a bite of it. Why? Because it’s sweet peppers! I love sweet peppers and always get them on hoagies! I never had them on pizza, and man was I missing out! The crust on this guy was a little more evenly cooked around the edges but I could care less. It was also fantastic.

Something else I loved is that there is a whiff of garlic to this pizza, but it’s not overpowering. I guess after 68 years, they know what they are doing, so don’t ask questions, just eat!

What I found interesting about this pizza is that they didn’t cut it into wedges. The only other time I have ever seen a circular pizza not cut into wedges was years ago when I was in suburban Chicago. I was at a house and they flipped open the pizza box and I was completely puzzled. The pie was cut into many squares. “WHY!” I thought. “WHY, GOD, WHY!”. This pizza was cut more into rectangles and frankly, I was totally ok with it because you had a shot at crust in every piece. It was probably easier to eat that way as well, because the point would probably break off between the thin-ness and the weight of the toppings. Or not, this is totally conjecture. Anywho, it was fantastic.

Many food websites as well as Zagat have rated De Lorenzo’s the absolute best pizza in the Country. I agree. When I got home and started texting Joe Moore about how I ate it, he asked me what I thought, because he was afraid he might have been overselling it. Spoiler alert: he didn’t. I wanted to build a speedway so I could go to Robbinsville each week and eat this pizza. I wanted to rub it all over me and build a pizza monument to it. I wanted to call the owners and ask them what I did in life to deserve to eat pizza that was so fucking amazing. I wanted to hug them and thank them. I cannot stress this highly enough GO TO THIS PLACE.

De Lorenzo’s

2350 US Highway 33

Robbinsville, New Jersey 08691


Lunch: Tue.-Fri., 11-2 • Dinner: Tue.-Sun., 4-10 • Closed Mondays


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Podcast Ep. 12- Brendan Kennedy

Nicole Yates sits down with standup comic/sketch guy/improver Brendan Kennedy. Brendan is originally from right outside Philly and now resides in Los Angeles where he appears in sketch videos and is generally hilarious. He also has a podcast with Luke Giordano called Hurtful Things, which is amazingly funny.

Podcast Eps 10 and 11!

Hey Everyone!,

Due to a glitch in WordPress and Libsyn, I didn’t realize episode 10 did not post!

Episode 10 is with Blake Wexler, a friend of mine from comedy in Philly. He now lives in LA and works on the show Review and also is hilarious! Oh, and he can eat like he has 2 hollow legs. He was in town opening for Todd Glass at Helium Comedy Club. We had a small surprise pop in. Can you guess who it was?

Have a listen!

Episode 11 is with Chef Wes Lieberher. Wes is a displaced Philly guy living in LA. He is the head chef at Beer Belly and also at Whiz. Check out his restaurants and lsiten to this great interview. A very chill dude, indeed. Special shout out to JP Boudwin for turning me onto Beer Belly and helping me get ahold of Wes too!

Have a listen!

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