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Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Food | Comments Off on Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Is there anything that doesn’t taste better with some cream cheese added? It’s a rhetorical question – of course there...

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Top 10 Steakhouses in America’s Steak Loving Cities

Posted by on Jan 29, 2012 in Featured, Food | Comments Off on Top 10 Steakhouses in America’s Steak Loving Cities

Regardless of how health conscious Americans become, there’s still no substitute for a great steak. I’d love to rank these...

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Holiday: July 4th Fireworks

Posted by on Jul 4, 2011 in Americana, Holiday | Comments Off on Holiday: July 4th Fireworks

They can be spectacular. In New York City, they exploded more than 22 tons of pyrotechnics a couple of years ago. Or they can be modest, a...

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Americana: The Liberty Bell

Posted by on Jul 4, 2010 in Americana | Comments Off on Americana: The Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell sits silent today, a symbol of our national values and an icon of freedom. But in its early days, it was rung for many...

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Sports: The Army-Navy Game

Posted by on Dec 3, 2009 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: The Army-Navy Game

They started playing the game back in 1890, and Navy shut out the Army that year, 24-0. Last year they did it again, winning 34-0....

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Food: Philly Cheesesteak

Posted by on Oct 15, 2009 in Food | 1 comment

Hard as it is to believe, the original cheesesteak from Philadelphia was missing what you might consider a key ingredient – cheese....

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TV Show: American Bandstand

Posted by on Jul 7, 2009 in TV Show | Comments Off on TV Show: American Bandstand

Kids dancing to records. What a simple formula for a television show. And what an amazing run Dick Clark and American Bandstand had with...

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Actor: Tom Hanks

Posted by on Jun 8, 2009 in Actor | 4 comments

What can’t Tom Hanks do? He’s acted in some of the most highly acclaimed films of recent years (Philadelphia…Saving...

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