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 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa./Santangelo's

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joerogo

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1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa./Santangelo's Wed, 04/2/08 3:58 PM (permalink)
I stopped for breakfast today at one my favorite RoadFood joints. Santangelo's Cafe, 1513 E Ridge Pike in Norristown, Pa.

While Santangelo's will give any Philly establishment a run with its cheese steak Zep, its the breakfast that I crave. 

 

This is a shot of my Meat Lovers Breakfast Zep. Sausage, bacon, pork roll and eggs for $6.00. For another $1 I add roasted long hot peppers and cheese.

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My friend ordered the Italian Omelet. Sausage, pepperoni, provolone, sauce and eggs. Again, only $6.00 with toast. He also added the roasted Italian long hots. [/img]

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Well theres my first trip report. Be kind.[/img]


<message edited by joerogo on Thu, 05/26/11 7:54 AM>
 
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    ann peeples

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    RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Wed, 04/2/08 4:14 PM (permalink)
    Very nice photos!!!Looks fabulous!
     
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      divefl

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      RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Wed, 04/2/08 4:33 PM (permalink)
      Nicely done. Is that cheese or gravy on your breakfast. Being in the North, I'm going to guess cheese.
       
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        joerogo

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        RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Wed, 04/2/08 4:45 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by divefl

        Nicely done. Is that cheese or gravy on your breakfast. Being in the North, I'm going to guess cheese.


        Cheese on the Zep and pasta sauce in the omelet. I think I'll name my first ulcer after this place. Sorry about the sideways picture.
         
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          HotDogHead

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          RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Wed, 04/2/08 5:13 PM (permalink)
          Great post! Please keep them coming.
           
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            John A

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            RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Thu, 04/3/08 7:36 AM (permalink)
            You did good joerogo, thanks for sharing.
             
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              billyboy

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              RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Thu, 04/3/08 7:43 AM (permalink)
              Very nice joerogo. Those long hot peppers sound like a great addition to the breakfast! How hot are they? What exactly is a zep?
               
              #7
                buffetbuster

                RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Thu, 04/3/08 8:42 AM (permalink)
                joerogo-
                Fine effort, especially for a first timer! I love the idea of another Roadfooder out there taking photos of their food!

                Now, you know, we will be expecting more of these.....
                 
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                  joerogo

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                  RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Thu, 04/3/08 10:13 AM (permalink)
                  Thanks all for the kind words.

                  billyboy, In that neck of the woods Subs are called Zepplins or Zeps for short. The long hots are my favorite, not too hot and great pepper flavor. I put them on everything.



                   
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                    ken8038

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                    RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Thu, 04/3/08 11:35 AM (permalink)
                    <<In that neck of the woods Subs are called Zepplins or Zeps for short.>>

                    Is there some difference, like Zeps never have letuce on them or something? I was at Eve's Lunch on Sandy Hill Road a few years ago while passing thru Norristown. Great Zeps, but I don't remember exactly what made them different from Hoagies/heros/Subs. --Ken
                     
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                      joerogo

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                      RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Thu, 04/3/08 1:11 PM (permalink)
                      As far as I can tell, no difference, its just a name.
                       
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                        ChiTownDiner

                        RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Thu, 04/3/08 1:40 PM (permalink)
                        Nice job...I still can't get it right!
                         
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                          RC51Mike

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                          RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Thu, 04/3/08 5:39 PM (permalink)
                          Zeps do not have lettuce and are usually made with cooked salami although growing up I always got a hard salami version. It is a highly localized term in a small area of Philadelphia's western suburbs.
                           
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                            matilda

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                            RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Thu, 04/3/08 7:43 PM (permalink)
                            Nice job! Thanks!
                             
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                              joerogo

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                              RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Tue, 04/29/08 5:50 PM (permalink)
                              I was in Norristown today so I thought I would add to this thread. If you are in the neighborhood I would highly recommend a stop at Santangelo's. Less than one mile from 476/Blue Route.

                              I took a shot of the steaks and hot sandwich page of the menu.

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                              I ordered The chicken superimo. There had to be a pound of perfectly cooked chicken tenders along with provolone cheese, roasted long hot peppers and broccoli rabe on an 8" roll. The flavors all melted together and complemented each other. $8.00

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                              Next time I have to remember to take a proper picture of the front of the place.[/img]
                               
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                                joerogo

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                                RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Tue, 04/29/08 5:57 PM (permalink)
                                Rather than try to fix my post. Here's the Chicken Superimo.

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                                I'll get the hang of this yet.[/img]
                                 
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                                  harriet1954

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                                  RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Tue, 04/29/08 6:37 PM (permalink)
                                  Hey, Joe! That was good! I'm going to ask two of my coworkers (a mom and daughter) about Santangelo's. And would you believe they live in Norristown and make a daily commute to Marlton, NJ? They're nuts!
                                   
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                                    Nancypalooza

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                                    RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Tue, 04/29/08 9:40 PM (permalink)
                                    Joe those are terrific! And those prices are not bad. I have to say, as a Southerner I have like zip experience with the creature known as 'broccoli rabe'--it's the larval form of the broccoli, correct? And is it pickled or fresh?
                                     
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                                      joerogo

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                                      RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Tue, 04/29/08 10:53 PM (permalink)
                                      Nancypalooza, When you look at the size of the sandwich, The prices are downright cheap. Great Husband and Wife team. My friend got a standing O when he finished his Belly Buster.

                                      The only thing I could say about Rabe' is that it is in the same family as Broccoli. If prepared correctly, its heaven. If not, its as bitter as hell.

                                      Its fresh and comes in bunches with more leaves than crowns. Drop it in boiling water just until it turns bright green. Then strain it and saute with olive oil, garlic, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper. Then mix it with pasta, put it on a sandwich or eat it as a side. Believe me, its a beautiful thing.

                                      Joe

                                      P.S. There is a lot I need to learn about Southern cooking.

                                       
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                                        Nancypalooza

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                                        RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Wed, 04/30/08 6:38 AM (permalink)
                                        Thanks for the explanation--that sounds like something I'd like. When you go to learn about Southern cooking, don't let anybody tell you that lesson 1 is chitlins. Chitlins are like, doctoral level.
                                         
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                                          CheeseWit

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                                          RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Wed, 04/30/08 7:24 AM (permalink)
                                          What I like to get there is the cheesesteak omelette. Yum
                                           
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                                            douginvirginia

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                                            RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Wed, 04/30/08 7:35 AM (permalink)
                                            Joe, Great job on the report! Makes me want to go there, it's on my PA list now. Thanks, Doug
                                             
                                            #22
                                              MiamiDon

                                              RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Wed, 04/30/08 7:45 AM (permalink)
                                              Nice report, joerogo. You got pix of the front, the food, and the menu. Good work. Those sandwiches look great.

                                              @Nancypalooza: Here is a good little write-up on broccoli rabe. http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/broccolirabe.htm
                                               
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                                                Nancypalooza

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                                                RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Wed, 04/30/08 9:08 AM (permalink)
                                                Thanks Don. It really sounds like that mystery green you can get in authentic Chinese places sometimes.
                                                 
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                                                  joerogo

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                                                  RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Wed, 04/30/08 12:43 PM (permalink)
                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by CheeseWit

                                                  What I like to get there is the cheesesteak omelette. Yum


                                                  CheeseWit, As a cheese steak expert. Give me your opinion of santangelo's compared to the "DownTown" places.

                                                  Personally I prefer santangelo's. I know they start with frozen beef, but its slow cooked. I believe that helps it retain its flavor. Then you have the price and size. Also great atmosphere.
                                                   
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                                                    roossy90

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                                                    RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Wed, 04/30/08 4:04 PM (permalink)
                                                    My neck hurts from looking at the first photo...LOL.....
                                                    But nice report!
                                                     
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                                                      joerogo

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                                                      RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Wed, 04/30/08 4:13 PM (permalink)
                                                      quote:
                                                      Originally posted by roossy90

                                                      My neck hurts from looking at the first photo...LOL.....
                                                      But nice report!


                                                      Be nice now, that was the first picture I ever posted.
                                                       
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                                                        roossy90

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                                                        RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Wed, 04/30/08 4:22 PM (permalink)
                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by joerogo

                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by roossy90

                                                        My neck hurts from looking at the first photo...LOL.....
                                                        But nice report!


                                                        Be nice now, that was the first picture I ever posted.

                                                        Anyone who knows me here, knows I am nice...
                                                        I like to joke alot!
                                                        But that Chicken Suprimo sure does look good!
                                                         
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                                                          Nancypalooza

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                                                          RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Wed, 04/30/08 8:51 PM (permalink)
                                                          Yeah . . Joe, Tara (roossy90). Tara, Joe. She's a nut, you'll like hanging around her.
                                                           
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                                                            joerogo

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                                                            RE: 1st Trip report - Norristown, Pa. Thu, 05/1/08 8:09 AM (permalink)
                                                            quote:
                                                            Originally posted by Nancypalooza

                                                            Yeah . . Joe, Tara (roossy90). Tara, Joe. She's a nut, you'll like hanging around her.


                                                            Hey, What's nutier than people who take pictures of their food. I guess we're all in the same boat.

                                                            Joe
                                                             
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