|The British Chip Shop|
posted by Josh Schonewolf on Jul 25, 2012 10:00am | comments
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Josh is a born-and-raised Philadelphian, who writes the most popular and hilarious food blog in Philadelphia, Josh Can't Cook. He also has his deliciously disastrous cooking web series, showing exactly how bad of a cook he is. He graduated from Temple University in 2005, with a degree in Broadcasting, Telecommunications & Mass Media. Josh's sense of humor, adoration of Philly, and love of all things cooking/food related is why he is now PhillyGayCalendar's Food Writer. Josh Can't Cook, but he Can Write.
This past July 4th, marked 28 year old Edward Strojan's 2 year anniversary of owner Haddonfield, New Jersey hotspot, The British Chip Shop. From Cherry Hill, Strojan decided to open this one-of-a-kind success story, a few years ago, not realizing the powerhouse it would become. Philly isn't the only place with amazing restaurants! Get yourself a PATCO pass, and get ready to get transported into Londontown.
Josh: What is your culinary background?
Edward: I don't have any formal training, but I've been cooking since I was a kid. I come from a family of good cooks.
Josh: What made you open a restaurant?
Edward: I knew that I wanted a restaurant, and that was what I wanted to do. I just didn't know how or when.
Josh: What helped you write your
Edward: My parents suggested we open a British restaurant, across the street from their British specialty store, The English Gardener Gift Shop.
Josh: Why British though? It's kind of a rare market in the states.
Edward: There's an Italian restaurant on every corner. I did some research, visited British restaurants in NYC, and visited London.
Josh: What is the secret to having a successful restaurant?
Edward: Relentless dedication to the concept, as a restaurant is a living breathing thing. It needs to be constantly improved upon. Also, consistency, a good staff, organization, and the food(last but not least)!
Josh: Tell me about your upcoming special events.
Edward: We'll be showing the Olympics, with a bunch of specials. In September, we're hosting our Beatles Sing Along, and the Fall Festival in Haddonfield.
For more on The British Chip Shop, go tothebritishchipshop.com