Philly has jawns.club which, technically we're Greater Philly but Pennsylvanians tend to sneer at South Jerseyans so I feel like I should be setting up porkroll.club or something over here.
@gamehawk You do that and I promise I'll pester my friend who is a transplanted Jerseyan to join up (to the fediverse in general). They loves them some pork roll.
Between this and the wrestling instance I think I've got them coming and going.
@gamehawk I actually live in SJ now and am diehard pork roll fan. Don’t make me change main instances again 😂
@gamehawk hahaha - you're welcome to join, let me know if you'd like an invite!
@alexhillman I guess I should, though I think I've lost count of the number of instances I have alts on. 😬
(I'm unreasonably reluctant to give up my four-digit m.s account as main.)
@gamehawk hahah well we will be here if you decide to, just drop me a DM
@gamehawk all in on porkroll.club!
@jemaleddin Even I, after only three years here, know you mean "taylorham.network." 😉
@gamehawk All I know is that down here I can buy a "Taylor Roll" which is weird not-quite-spam on a bagel or a biscuit or a croissant and it's disappointing. 😀
@jemaleddin "Taylor Roll" is, I am told, the mashup that results when non-Jerseyans try to appease both the "Taylor Ham" people *and* the "Pork Roll" people.
I have explained it to folks back in Kansas as "kind of a cross between bologna and Canadian Bacon, with some Spam thrown in. It's very salty." I also have to pack my suitcase with it and scrapple whenever I go back. 🤷♀️
@gamehawk I think that's the best explanation for Maryalnders. We only have it at a couple places. Of the two I greatly prefer Scrapple, but if you throw Spam into the mix, that's the clear winner.
@jemaleddin I'm picky about my scrapple, it turns out. None of this "Philadelphia style," it's gotta be Rapa.
(I assume this is because it's what my Wilkes-Barre relatives eat/ate and so I picked the taste up on visits.)
Pork roll is the same way: I can *tell* if it isn't Taylor, so it's not just an irrational native-Jerseyan loyalty thing when they get uptight about it.
Sadly, we don't do much of any of it at our salt-restricted household anymore.
@gamehawk Salt restriction is terrifying.
@jemaleddin Right? It is hopefully-temporary, but dang after reading labels it's kind of scary how much salt is in stuff.
@gamehawk It's also scary how delicious salt it. 😥
Although after awhile you adjust *some*. Some things really need salt, others are surprisingly decent without. Kettle brand potato chips, Xoxhitl tortilla chips, both come in unsalted and who knew? OTOH milk *naturally* has a lot of sodium and no-salt-added cheese doesn't even bother to exist AFAICT.
@gamehawk My wife has had to go off milk and cheese and that is a BUMMER for making group meals.
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