Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day

A grilled cheese from Di Bruno Bros. | Photo via Di Bruno Bros.

A grilled cheese from Di Bruno Bros. | Photo via Di Bruno Bros.

It’s National Grilled Cheese Day because some people need a made up holiday to celebrate the grilled cheese. But not us at Foobooz World Headquarters. After all, I’ve called a grilled cheese by Bobby Flay “an explosion of taste in my mouth” and Jason Sheehan recently admitted that a grilled cheese matters to him more than a thick steak or even a lobster tail. As if today’s weather wasn’t enough of a reason to go for a grilled cheese at lunchtime, maybe this list will inspire you.

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Pop Shop Opens in Medford


Collingswood family institution, The Pop Shop has opened in Medford. This second location takes over the former Farmers and Mechanics Bank at the corner of Main and Bank Streets. The inside is very reminiscent of the Collingswood location with a vintage soda fountain feel.

This Saturday, February 28th will be the official grand opening with live music outside from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and an official ribbon cutting ceremony set for 12:30 p.m. Inside, balloon artists will be on hand to entertain.

The menu will be the same as the Collingswood location with plenty of milkshakes and grilled cheeses to choose from.

The Pop Shop – Medford [Foobooz]

Fourth of July, Philly Style: The Hot Dog Cheesesteak Hoagie


We were there when Dan Levy, Lead National Writer at BleacherReport.com and hot dog enthusiast created the hot dog cheesesteak hoagie. Today he shares the story on Foobooz. 

What do you do in a town known for cheesesteaks and hoagies when on our nation’s day of independence (and barbecues), when everyone in America is inhaling hot dogs as quickly and consistently as humanly possible? Combine them. Combine them all. That’s what we did at The Pop Shop in Collingswood, NJ a few months ago, accidentally creating the greatest hot dog based sandwich a Philly taste bud could imagine.

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Around The Web

Lunch at Kanella isn’t just good, it’s cheap. [I’ll Eat You]

Femme Fermental accidentally has brunch. Lucky for her it was at Supper where the crispy banana French Toast is soaked in peanut butter creme anglaise overnight. [Femme Fermental]

Unbreaded says hold of on your ridicule of Oyster House’s $26 lobster roll until you actually try it. [Unbreaded]

File this under obvious things that never dawned on us. The Restaurant School has a library. They also put out a mean dinner for a bargain price. [Foodaphilia]

Mac & Cheese chacks out Cafe Pendawa, an Indonesian bodega in Point Breeze. Her bravery is rewarded. [Mac & Cheese]

Unbreaded faces a decision of epic proportions, cheesesteak or pork at John’s Roast Pork. [Unbreaded]

Apples and cheese, please pop over to the Pop Shop in Collingswood, NJ. [apples and cheese, please]

Quick Bites

Drew Lazor has the latest on Prohibition Taproom, the soon to open bar by Cafe Lift owner Michael Pasquarello. [The Clog]

Michael Klein has the latest on Bistrot La Minette on 6th Street. Opening is said to be a month out. [Food and Drinq]

Collingswood’s Pop Shop was selected Philadelphia’s 2008 Parents’ Pick for Best Family Friendly Restaurant by Nickelodeon’s Parents’ Picks Awards.

Hummus is set to open at 40th and Walnut next to the under construction Radian complex on Penn’s campus. The self-serve restaurant will feature falafel and other pita wrapped sandwiches. [Daily Pennsylvanian]

Also in the awards category, Moore Brothers topped the Zagat Wine Shop category in the Zagat “New York City Gourmet Shopping & Entertainment Guide 2009.” [Moore Brothers]

Foobooz At The Pop Shop

Well last night was my TV debut on the Food Network as Drew Lazor of City Paper and I were judges on Throwdown with Bobby Flay. The show took place at the Pop Shop in Collingswood, NJ and featured owners “Stink” Fisher and Connie Correia Fisher and their famous grilled cheeses.

With the exception of an unfortunate double entendre things went well and I’m sure it will be good for the Pop Shop even if their delicious Calvert sandwich didn’t beat Bobby Flay’s brie, goat cheese, bacon and green tomato creation. Everyone I watched the show with were impressed with the Pop Shop’s sandwich and the prospect of trying 31 others. Why not head there this month, after all it is national grilled cheese month.

Grilled Cheese [Food Network]
The Calvert [Recipe]
Grilled Brie and Goat Cheese with Bacon and Green Tomato [Recipe]
Pop Shop [Official Site]

Bobby Flay At Pop Shop

Throwdown with Bobby Flay
Bobby Flay challenged the Pop Shop in Collingswood, New Jersey to a grilled cheese throwdown yesterday and Arthur Etchells, editor of Foobooz was there as a judge. But don’t even think of asking who won before the show airs this spring. That’s one secret that isn’t get let out.

South Jersey got a shot of television glitz and glamour Monday as celebrity chef Bobby Flay came to the Pop Shop for a grilled cheese-making contest for a future episode of the Food Network’s “Throwdown! With Bobby Flay.”

Flay squared off against Stink and Connie Correia Fisher, co-owners of the popular Haddon Avenue eatery whose menu features 31 varieties of grilled cheese sandwiches. For the show, which is scheduled to air in the spring, the Fishers pitted their Calvert sandwich against Flay’s creation, dubbed the “Five B” by one of the invited guests at the taping.

Chef Bobby Flay visits Collingswood [Courier Post]

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