- Joined: 5/1/2004
- Location: Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Re:Famous Philly's in Port Orange, FL
Tue, 01/13/09 8:14 PM
JOHN A : That's one major reason I was thrown off by your commentary, as I was thinking "It sounds like BAAH BEN is the one who's never been to Philly! But that just COULD'NT BE?!? Did'nt make sense! As we all know, he's a former north Jersey guy... (but I grew up in north Jersey, as well, and there was so much to do in NYC, that I barely made it into Philly.... now I live much closer to Philly than NYC)
BAAH BEN, that's yet another reason for you to fly into PHILLY when you come up this way in April. Cause you've just gotta get to the Reading Terminal Market! (tons and tons of authentic food stalls... and you can "warm up" with corned beef or pastrami from Herschels!)
Hey, GREGG : Thanks SO much for your kind words! It's quite a compliment that I'm #2 for you! (I better be careful, though, cause I don't want to see Michael Stern DETHRONED!)
As far as pics go, I've gotten pretty immune to those funny feelings;
I find that most of the time , other diners are so into their OWN fun, that they are barely looking at me and my "flashing", anyway! They are too busy doing their own thing... ......as I was taking some pics the other night, (with full tables of people near me), I said to myself "Hey, no one even cares! Look at that!"
I do try and wait till the food servers are looking in the other direction, though... as they tend to be intrigued by the photo taking..
And I prefer to take pictures of the outside of the place when I'm done with my meal , although I'll try and take at least ONE beforehand, in case I forget altogether after...
(as I've gotten a few reactions from owner type people after taking a bunch of pics outside before going in (apparently they saw me thru the windows) ....and I don't want to worry anyone..as in, "Is the IRS coming in? Is this a raid", or whatever...
Who knows, pretty soon, Gregg, you may get as obsessive like I am about taking those food pics! And at that point, you'll hardly feel funny!
If there is any questions from workers or owners, etc, I often say "I do a lot of free lance reporting on the internet"......
that does command a degree of respect, and as a bonus, they tend to be even more concerned how my meal is going...
Or, sometimes I'll just say "Oh, I take pictures of EVERYTHING!", particularly if other diners are amused by it...
I just LOVE when I'm at a place, (like while I was at Pepe's Pizza in New Haven, and at the Carnegie Deli in NYC) and I see OTHER people joyfully taking pics of their food!
Just when I thought I could take a little break in MASS. from my Trip Reporting duties , I've been called to the line of duty! (LOL)
Be glad to share trip reporting duties with you , Gregg...
Since I don't do the lobster roll stuff, (my loss, I know) you can handle at least that Williamsburg place.... I may even sleep in a little, and make it to the next stop...
Hey, JOHN A. and BAAH BEN : The weather will be nice in MASS. in May...
You've heard of "Memphis in May"; well this is "Mass in May"!
Wow, I don't just write a REPLY; I write a whole CHAPTER!!!