Eric Johnson

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The Best Hoagie On Earth is in Delco!

Which makes sense since the word “hoagie” OG’s in the Philly area!

Legend has it that many Italians worked in a shipyard on a Delaware River island.  The island was near where the airport is now.

The island was knows as Hog Island, and the lunch favored by the workers was a sandwich that featured various meats, cheeses and lettuce between two slices of bread.  The sandwich become knows as a “hoagie”!

There are other claims that the hoagie was created in Chester PA.  DeCostanza’s in Boothwyn claims their family invented the hoagie in 1925.

Now of course in Delaware and in parts of New Jersey the sandwich in the torpedo roll is known as a “submarine” or “sub” for short.   Written advertisements that go back to 1940 here in Wilmington, call the sandwich a “sub”.

So it makes total sense that the best hoagie on earth is in Delco!

Food Network Magazine has revealed  who has the “Best Hoagie On Earth!”

WJBR congratulates Dan and Gia Miller and Costa Miller, the owners of  Phil And Jim’s Steaks and Hoagies in Parkside!   Phil and Jim’s has been an area favorite since 1962.

Before I lived in Delaware County, I lived in Roxborough and was a loyal customer of Dalessandro’s Steaks and Hoagies.  I kinda lived on cheesesteaks for a few years.  When I met my wife and moved to Delaware County in the late 80’s I started a search for an awesome cheese steak.  Friends pointed me in the direction of Phil and Jim’s!  While I love their cheesesteaks, I’ve never had their Italian hoagie.

Well now it’s on my to do list to stop by and enjoy the award winning “Italian Special” – which apparently is the best hoagie on earth!

It features ham, hot cap, genoa salami and provolone cheese topped with peppered ham on a 12″ Italian Roll.  It includes onions, tomatoes, pickles, lettuce, oil, oregano and sweet or hot peppers.


New Items On Delaware Chick-Fil-A Menus

Chick-Fil-A couldn’t get anymore popular! So it’s great to see three new items on Delaware Chick-Fil-A menus across the state.

Chick-Fil-A has not been known to add many new items over the years. So this new menu item initiative is a special occurrence.  We won’t forget about the Mac N Cheese, that is a fairly “newish” item.  And how awesome is it that we can now buy the sauces at the grocery store?

The Chick-Fil-A experience is unlike any other! Super clean restaurants, great food, and every employee telling you “my pleasure.”  And please try to tell me about a drive thru line that is more efficient than any Chick-Fil-A you’ve ever been to.  I’ll wait.  There’s a reason a Texas owner was asked to help out an outdoor Covid testing line back in 2020.  No one knows how to wrangle a long line of cars better than Chick-Fil-A.

Some of these new items are being tested in certain markets and might not be available here in Delaware just YET, but keep an eye out for these new treats at your local Chick-Fil-A.

Chick-Fil-A couldn’t get anymore popular! So it’s great to see three new items on Delaware Chick-Fil-A menus across the state.

Are you hungry now?! Check out this “new age” grocery store!

  • Autumn Spice Milkshake

    According to Chick-Fil-A’s website “Hand-spun the old-fashioned way, this milkshake is autumn spice and everything nice. This limited-time seasonal offering combines Chick-fil-A Icedream® dessert with warm fall flavors like cinnamon and crunchy bits of brown sugar spice cookies. Topped with whipped cream and a cherry*, this fall treat is the perfect way to signify the season.”

    Chick-Fil-A doesn’t add many new milkshake flavors to their lineup so this is special!

  • Grilled Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sandwich

    Chick-Fil-A’s website described this sandwich as “grilled chicken marinated in a spicy seasoning served on a toasted Multigrain Brioche Bun with Colby-Jack cheese, lettuce and tomato. The sandwich delivers a lighter, grilled version of a guest favorite, the Spicy Chicken Sandwich. “

  • Upgraded Grilled Chicken Nuggets

    According to Eat ThisDue to a mixup with the chain’s longstanding grilled chicken recipe, which inadvertently included an undeclared dairy allergen, the company will be upgrading all its grilled chicken items to make sure the questionable ingredient is left out.”

    So the nuggies aren;t exactly new just upgrade and safer for people to eat.

    Pennsylvania Has 8 Haunted Hotels That Will Give You Nightmares

    Welcome to the spooky season. Of course, there are plenty of great haunted houses and haunts in Pennsylvania, but what about some actual haunted hotels? We have those, too.

    I did some digging and found a great article via that names eight haunted hotels in the Keystone State. I knew we had a few, but having eight haunted hotels makes Pennsylvania the perfect state to celebrate Halloween. “If you are partial to ghost stories, haunted tales, and spooky happenings, a little paranormal activity might be just what your overnight getaway needs,” says in the article. “And, if you’re tired of the generic hotel experience, you’re in luck. Look no further. Below you’ll find a list of some of the most haunted hotels in Pennsylvania. Even if you don’t encounter a ghost — and you very well might — you’ll leave with some fascinating tales to tell.”

    I’m actually pretty easily scared, so a real-life ghost story would most likely scare me off from an overnight stay, unless I was with something who could talk sense into me. Either way, I really think all of these hotels look interesting- almost historical. Read on for eight haunted hotels in Pennsylvania via and find more information on all of the hotels here. It’s worth noting that most of these hotels don’t claim to be haunted, so there are no guarantees that you’ll run into Casper during your stay. But, it’s still a fun idea, if you’re into ghost hunting or that sort of activity.

    • Aaron Burr House, New Hope

      This hotel looks quaint and beautiful, despite the rumors that it’s haunted!

      This B&B in New Hope Hid Aaron Burr after His Famous Duel with Alexander Hamilton

      According to history, after killing one of America's Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton, in their famous duel back in 1804, Burr escaped to Bucks County to take shelter at a home that was previously owned by his close friends. This building is now a bed & breakfast known as the Aaron Burr House.

    • Wedgwood Inn Bed & Breakfast, New Hope

      That only thing better than a haunted hotel is a haunted bed and breakfast, right?

      1870 Wedgwood Inn of New Hope

      This gracious, Wedgwood-Blue, Victorian Inn and its two acre property is conveniently located within steps to downtown. This New Hope B&B is great for midweek lodging escapes, weekend getaways, or honeymoons! All accommodations are uniquely appointed with antiques, original art, fresh flowers and all modern hotel conveniences.

    • Historic Hotel Bethlehem

      What’s cool about this spot is that there’s a lot of rich history behind the Historic Hotel Bethlehem.

      Historic Hotel Bethlehem | Official Site | Downtown Bethlehem PA

      Experience world-class service, charming guest accommodations, elegantly appointed lobby and common areas, award winning cuisine, beautiful yet efficient banquet and meeting facilities including our new 5,000 square feet Executive Conference Center. We proudly continue the tradition of Bethlehem hospitality which began on the site of our current hotel in 1741.

    • Cashtown Inn, Orrtanna

      When I think of a haunted inn, for some reason, the Alfred Hitchcock movie “Psycho” comes to mind. Great movie.

      The Historic Cashtown Inn near Gettysburg PA

      The Cashtown Inn in Cashtown Pennsylvania is one of the most historic inns in the United States with a rich Civil War History.

    • The Gettysburg Hotel

      There are many tales of Gettysburg itself being haunted, so it’s no surprise that The Gettysburg Hotel is possibly haunted, too.


      The Gettysburg Hotel, Est. 1797 is located in the heart of historic downtown Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and is within walking distance to the Gettysburg battlefield, historic area attractions, and many downtown shops & restaurants. This historic Gettysburg hotel is fully updated to offer superior service and modern amenities in a charming and ideal setting; rich in history and hospitable ambiance.

    • The Inn at Jim Thorpe

      This is a lovely inn, if you ignore the ghosts. Just kidding- we don’t really know if there are ghosts here.

      Inn at Jim Thorpe

      Book directly with us! Guaranteed lowest rate + FREE $10 breakfast voucher per person

    • The Railroad House Inn, Marietta

      Of course a railroad hotel could be haunted, because there’s nothing creepier than a haunted railroad. It’s very vintage. They also have a great restaurant.

      The Railroad House Inn

      Latest reviews, photos and 👍🏾ratings for The Railroad House Inn at 280 W Front St in Marietta - view the ✅menu, ⏰hours, ☎️phone number, ☝address and map.

    • Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford

      The Omni Bedford Springs Resort is a very popular destination, and the bonus is that around Halloween, you can tell yourself that you’re visiting a truly haunted spot.

      Omni Bedford Springs Resort | Resorts in Bedford, Pennsylvania

      The award-winning Omni Bedford Springs Resort is the ideal destination for you to reconnect with friends and family, located in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania. From our world-class Springs Eternal Spa to our magnificently restored golf course and relaxing indoor and outdoor pools, the resort provides a luxurious experience.

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