Dagwood’s Pub

Nov 17, 2010

by Helene

Now that I have written quite a few dining out reviews, I have become a bit of a
connoisseur of great tasting food. This place was just added to my list of great eateries in NE Philadelphia! Dagwood’s Pub is located on 4625 Linden Ave, only a skip and jump from State Road, 95 and Grant Avenue. It is family owned and operated for the last 20 years by Eddie. He along with his staff including Mickey, Head Chef and Manager, make their patrons feel like part of their family. Even Eddie’s Mom or “Momma G”, as everyone lovingly calls her, at 70 something years of age….still cooks in the kitchen, making her famous Home-made Meatloaf and Meatballs. The staff was friendly, smiling; the atmosphere was quaint and relaxing. Bill, the Bartender, assured that all drinks were filled to the brim with each emptying and Nicole, our Waitress was a sweetheart. Dagwood’s Pub also has a Banquet Room upstairs, where you can hold your next Holiday Party or event-catered-all for a great price too!
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Dagwood’s Pub is not a typical bar with typical bar food either. This place has an array of delectable full course dinners to choose from including, Prime Rib, Crabs, Mussels, Home-made Crab Cakes, and Specialty Fish dishes and so much more! For example every Saturday night for just $14.95 you get Prime Rib with soup, salad, and 2 vegetables. Other specials are available throughout the week. They also offer fantastic lunch specials, priced from $6.95 up to $7.95. For example: Fried Shrimp Basket with French Fries and Cole Slaw, Crab Cake Sandwich, Clams and Spaghetti w/Bread and Varieties of Hot and Cold Sandwiches/Wraps. All served with one serving of Soup and Salad, from 11:00am to 3:00pm, Monday thru Sunday. And little ones can have their very own kid’s meal for just $2.95; their choice of Spaghetti and Meatballs, Chicken Fingers and Fries, Cheeseburger and Fries, Grilled Cheese, or Peanut Butter and Jelly, my little baby’s favorite!
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On our visit, Eddie and Mickey made sure we were “Wined and Dined” and we were to the fullest-literally! First we were presented with “The Dagwood” ($8.95). Come real hungry because this “man-sized” sandwich can feed like three people! It was presented on a jumbo tray, cut into three large pieces and loaded with layers of Roasted Turkey, Roast Beef, Ham, Provolone & American Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato & Onions. Home-made creamy Cole Slaw, Pickles, Hot Peppers and Chips on the side! It was delicious but we had to make room for the rest of our meal and were glad to take it home for lunch the next day! Next came the appetizers, most popular is “Verne’s Shrimp” ($8.95) and “Verne’s Wings” ($6.95) and all I can say is they were HOT HOT HOT! I don’t mean just their secret Cayenne Pepper Sauce either! Both dishes were lightly battered, seasoned just right whether you dipped in Blu Cheese or slathered the jumbo-sized shrimp and wings with the sauce! Great for watching the game at the bar or for pre-dinner delights. We were told that people from all over call just for containers of their sauce, which they gladly fufill. Then we had the Portabella Mushroom stuffed with Jumbo Lump Crabcake with a side of Tartar Sauce.This is served as a specilty item only once or twice a month. My mouth is just watering typing this part up. This was absolutely my favorite! It was bigger than my hand. No fillers just filled with the real thing, HOME-MADE all the way! Capital Y-U-M-M!, an extra M for extra delicious! We also tried the fresh Blackened Tuna Bites with a Horseradish Cream Sauce, which was tantalizing on the palatte and grilled to perfection.
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Next came Prince Edward Island Mussels with Red Sauce or White Sauce-and typically since we could not make up our minds-we got both. These Mussels were beautifully seasoned with bits of scallions, white wine, garlic, butter and hot pepper seeds. Each mouthful held the most sweetest gems. They were succulent and cooked just right! Probably the best I have ever tasted so far!

Before we could put a dent in the Mussels, the Hard Shelled Blue-Point Crabs arrived, cleaned and cooked to perfection-boiled not steamed like other places. The crabmeat was sweet and so good I didnt even dip it in butter. No wonder….this recipe was handed down originally from Eddie’s Crab House, a 80 year tradition! You ask how much?! Did you know that every Tuesday and Wednesday night, from 5-8pm, it’s All-U-Can-Eat! That’s right all the Hard Shelled Crabs, Mussels, Wings, and Pasta, Soup and Salad you want for just $24.95! There is no other place around that can offer you that kind of deal!

Our dining experience at Dagwood’s Pub was definitly memorable and deserving of many trips back! All food is Homemade and very reasonably priced. For banquet reservations, please call Eddie at (215) 332-3620. Here’s hoping that you all make Dagwood’s Pub your New Home away from Home!

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By: Michelle Vagnoni-Minko
100_0593I recently visited Tomasello Winery in beautiful Hammonton, New Jersey. Conveniently located on the White Horse Pike! It’s a great place to stop while going to and from Atlantic City. You can stop in for a tasting for just a few dollars, and a complimentary wine glass, and enjoy some of the delicious wines from South Jersey.
The weather is crisp and the holiday season is in the air, what better way, than to come home, curl up on your sofa, or by the fire, and have a glass of wine! If you’re a red wine drinker, I recommend some medium to full bodied reds. Try some of Tomasello’s 2006 Outer Coastal Plain Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a medium body red with hints of oak, chocolate, berry, and a little tart at the end. Pairs perfectly with a pasta dish, and table full of friends! Also, another one to try is the Outer Coastal Plain Sangiovese-Shiraz 2007. 70% Sangiovese and 30 % Shiraz, this wine picks up flavors of fruit and the full flavor of the Shiraz, it’s absolutely perfect with red meats and cheeses. If you’re a white wine lover, a must try is the Tomasello Atlantic County Niagara. This white wine tastes like a bowl of fresh grapes, with a sweet finish. Pairs wonderfully with fruits and desserts. Also, I really enjoyed the Outer Coastal Plain Dry Riesling 2008. This invigorating and crisp white wine is best served chilled with your favorite fish or chicken dish.
Tomasello also has some amazing dessert wines. Of course what is Thanksgiving without cranberry sauce? Well, try a glass of Tomasello Cranberry wine. It’s balance of fresh cranberries with some sweetness and tart, is delicious. It’s best served room temperature with your Thanksgiving feast! Also, one of my favorites was the Tomasello Blackberry wine. This wine is best served chilled and with your favorite desserts, like cheesecake, pumpkin pie, or holiday cookies. Made from 100% Marion blackberries, this wine is full-bodied, and fairly sweet , with robust flavors of blackberry. Put a bottle of this one out on your dessert table, and your guests will be pleasantly impressed! Feel free to pop in Tomasello Winery anytime you’re looking for a new place to try some yummy wine! These wines can be found where you purchase your local wines and spirits. And, if you cannot find them, please visit www.tomasellowinery.com Cheers!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Last night,November 12th,was an amazing tribute and performance for the ROCKETS, held at the WHISKEY TANGO in NE PHILA. All past and present members entertained the 1000 plus crowd who came to show their support for the 25th Anniversary Reunion to one of the longest running local bands in the region. We congratulate all of you for you dedicated service and love of music for an amazing 25 year ride. We wish the present members all the best and keep that music tradition alive. Way to go ROCKETS … KEEP ON ROCKIN’ From all of your friends at Out On the Town.
PS:In the crowd last night we did see many club owners and past and present and in the new OOT see some photos from the evening.
*Sunday nights are still special in the Philly area – you can see the ROCKETS each week at Benny The Bums where they are keeping the music tradition alive.

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Tonight is a big night being held at the TRIUMPH BREWERY in NEW HOPE PA.,for the 2010 BUCKS AND MONTOGOMERY COUNTY MUSIC AWARDS.Many area musicians will be attending this,tonight will go down as music history in the region. Best local band, Best cover, Best original,are some of the awards being presented. Out On The Town is pleased to inform everyone that Publisher-Editor Mike Vagnoni will be awarded a FOUNDERS AWARD for dedication to the local music industry for over 30 years of service. They also will be having many area bands on stage who will perform. Start time is 7pm.

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Get ready,get set to get out to enjoy local area Entertainment this month- November explodes with so many great promotions and area bands on many of the stages in the Greater Delaware Valley area.

HOT TIPS: OOT’s GOOD PALS DON’T CALL ME FRANCIS CHECK INTO PARX CASINO -THIS COMING WEEKEND!* BEST HORN PARTY BAND!

HOT TIPS: THIS MONTH  THE MONTCO AND BUCKS MUSIC AWARDS are set to take place  up in NEW HOPE at the TRIUMPH BREWERY -  read about it!

HOT TIPS: THE 2010 MAYFAIR THANKSGIVING PARADE 34th ANNIV. YEAR -  is going to be a great thing to bring out the family …I will be the MC for this year

s  Parade on NOV 21st  12 noon till 3 pm! This should be a fun day for sure!

HOT TIPS: TRIBUTE BANDS are making the local scene HOT once again!  See the best ones at SWEENEY’S SALOON each month.

HOT TIPS: MORE SINGLES AND DUOS are on the stages at many area bars and clubs  (SUNDAYS THRU FRIDAYS) SEE the listings in the new OOT!

HOT TIPS: SPECIAL 25th ANNIVERSARY SHOW is coming NOV 12 with the ROCKETS at WHISKEY TANGO ( SEE PAST MEMEBERS)

HOT TIPS: WEEKLY THE OPEN MIC NIGHT AT RP MC MURPHY’S IN DELCO IS GROWING AND MID WEEK a GOOD CHOICE to GET OUT!

HOT TIPS: THE SATURDAY NIGHT ORIGINAL BAND SHOWCASE AT THE PENNANT IS SOUTH JERSEY’S PREMIER MUSIC NIGHT!

HOT TIPS: WARMINSTER AREA is really on for the month of NOVEMBER at places like:  SQUIRRLE MURPHYS, THE RED STALLION, BIG HEADS, HARRIGAN’S, WALSH

S TAVERN, BIG HEADS, THE PENGUIN’S CLUB,

SOUTHAMPTON AREA:  KENN’S, MAGGIOS’, PIKE’S PUB,& THE GENERAL DAVIS HOUSE
HUNTINGDON VALLEY AREA>>>CALLOWAY’S RESTAURANT AND BAR

HOT TIPS: THE FINAL SCORE is up and going in BENSALEM PA _ COMEDY NIGHTS are big.IN BENSALEM you have to head over to th 360 CLUB in PARX CASIONwith weekly acts and DJ’s that will keep you on the DANCE FLOOR!

HOT TIPS:  THE RED ZONE in BURLING TON  NJ is running hot this month with awesome DJ’s and SPECIAL BAND NIGHTS!

HOT TIPS: THE RED STALLION is making major changes and the music is still cutting edge and kickin’ each weekend.

HOT TIPS: NE AREA BARS  – HAVE SO MUCH TO OFFER! FIND OUT WHY…PLACES LIKE: HARRINGTONS,  CURRANS, MC NOODLES, NAGGIES, DAGWOODS< PADDY WHACKS<REALES,HAMMERHEADS< CASPERS,ROOSEVLETS<OUT OF WHACK JACKS< ALBERTS CAFE AND THE NEW NE DANCE CLUB CALLED FRICTION.WHISKEY TANGO< SWEENEYS, BENNY THE BUMS,O’MARES IRISH PUB,JOE SANTUCCIS BAR AND GRILL and the KNIGHTS TAVER, and DAVE AND BUSTERS.

HOT ACTION IN BRIDESBURG AT: DADDY O’s WITH -THE OOT FRIDAY AFTER WORK PARTY with YUENGLING BEER/WEEKLY PRIZES * STARTS THIS COMING WEEK

THE NEW POST OFFICE is a great spot for food and drink and right down the street DIEGOS BAR will be offering all kinds of weekly events for NOVEMBER!

IN NE PHILLY NEAR BRIDSBURG is the CANNON BALL TAVERN here too weekly events to get you out of the house can be found.* WEEKLY BAR BINGO is a treat!.

HOT TIPS: MICHALE’S CAFE in BENSALEM PA has the biggest DANCE FLOOR in the area..see why this place is packed on the WEEKENDS – CHECK IT OUT this week.

*BEST SUNDAY NIGHTS IN THE AREA WITH 106.1 FM LIVE RADIO BROADCAST with FRANK CERAMI and DJ ROBBIE ROB! ALSO IN BENSALEM CURANS and THE E- HOSUE ARE GREAT PARTY STOPS along with the STADIUMS and BIG HEADS and the GREAT AMERICAN PUB. MOST LOCATIONS DO NOT HAVE A COVER CHARGE …check it out!

HOT TIPS: LEVITTOWN is still on fire with live music each weekend see the line ups of the BEST MUSIC LOCATIONS in lower BUCKS COUNTY!

PLACES LIKE: MC STEWS, THE STADIUMS, THE ROAD HOUSE, BAILEYS,

HOT DJ ACTION HEACH WEEK @ CAZZ’ SPORTS BAR and THE NEW EDGLEY TAVERN , DEAN CASMIRRIS OLD COLONIAL INN

HOT TIPS:  GENTLEMEN’S CLUBS are BOOMING and more couples are going out to area CLUBS ON THE WEEKENDS TOGETHER -  TO CHECK OUT THE DANCERS!

SEE WHY PLACES LIKE: THE PENTHOUSE, TATTLETAILS, THE BALL PARK and DOUBLE VISIONS AND SCRUPPLES are on top of their game!

NOTHERN LIBERTIES SECTION:  THEE PLACE TO BE…THE STANDARD TAP, SLIK CITY, FINNIGANS WAKE, MC FADDENS, LIBERTIES are always packed and now with the additon of the SUGAR HOUSE CASINO..the area is booming.  WEEKDAYS LOOK LIKE WEEKENDS!

OLDE CITY on the WEEKENDS is still on FIRE:  PLACES LIKE CLUB 27, MAD RIVER and the TRIUMPH BREWERY along with a strong MARKET STREET CROWD is always a good choice on the weekends for meeting up with friends.

THE MAIN LINE – IS  BACK and BROWNIES 23 EAST is setting the pace with many new promotions and weekly Entertainment.

SOUTH JERSEY is running full swing in NOVEMBER at places like: THE JUG HANDLE INN, THE NEW COLLEEN’S host speciality partys weekly…CAFE MADSION is running strong weekly with IN THE MAX, THE ADELPHIA is a great choice anytime…THE COASTLINE is still the best all around party spot for any night of the week.THE PENNANT WEDNESDAYS ARE STILL HOT … TOP DOG is still just that -   TOPS in SOUTH JERSEY in CHERRY HILL – STOP BY AND SEE WHY!

HOT TIP : REEDS IN BLUEBELL PA is still the area’s BEST PLACE FOR LOCAL BANDS AND GREAT SPORTS ACTION AND FOOD !  SEE THEIR LINEUP THIS MONTH AND MAKE IT POINT TO STOP OVER!

SOUTH PHILLY CHOICES AND HOT TIPS:   CHIKIE’S AND PETE’S is the PLACE in SOUTH PHILLY FOR SURE…SEE OUR CUZ TONY BRUNO LAY DOWN THE SOUNDS EACH WEEK…also ON FRIDAYS THE NEW STADIUM AT THE HOLIDAY INN has a LIVE on air DANCE PARTY on 106/1 FM  with FRANK CERAMI….weekly!  THE SOUTH PHILLY BAR AND GRILL is the new place to check out all the SPORTS ACTION weekly!

*MORE  HOT  TIPS ARE COMING!!!- so keep it here and check out the “OOT” each week – online!  SPREAD THE WORD SEE THE “OOT” ANYTIME www.ootonline.com and or www.ootweb.com SEE US ON YOUR I-pad, TOUCHSCREEN PHONE, LAPTOP or DESKTOP at work.

NOVEMBER – WE will be featuring more TICKET GIVE AWAYS and also be sure and play our WEEKLY OOT  PICK THE SCORE OF THE BIRDS  CONTEST … here you can win  $25  GIFT CARDS to area bars and CLUBS like:  PADDY WHACKS, THE STADIUMS, and THE RED ZONE!

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