Marseille, New York, New York

I mentioned that Nancy and Liza had gone to New York to see Hamilton, leaving me to wander Virginia and North Carolina eating barbecue, pies, and biscuits. Liza had given the tickets to Nancy for Christmas, just one example of what a wonderful daughter Liza is. They had a great trip despite the blizzard — it actually helped get them an upgrade to the suite … Continue reading Marseille, New York, New York

Dickie-Do’s BBQ, Haw River, North Carolina

After a delicious lunch at Troutman’s, I meandered over to Haw River, North Carolina, to Dickie-Do’s for high tea. Well, not finger sandwiches with cucumber or watercress, but a late afternoon meal. You say that’s an odd name? It’s short for Saxapahaw (Catawban for piedmont), and I can see why they shortened it. Oh, do you mean Dickie Do’s? I imagine you may have never … Continue reading Dickie-Do’s BBQ, Haw River, North Carolina

SoPo Seafood Market and Raw Bar, South Portland, Maine

We have just entered February, and many of you are thinking of Florida or the Islands. I am thinking of Florida. And St. Kitts and Nevis. How many of you are thinking longingly of Maine? Come on, show of hands. Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Well, for a flash there, I did think of Maine, specifically SoPo Market and Raw Bar in South Portland, the home of … Continue reading SoPo Seafood Market and Raw Bar, South Portland, Maine

Mountain Shadows Restaurant, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Mountain Shadows is a hugely popular breakfast place in Old Colorado Springs. They’re only open from 7 to 2, and they stay busy and, like everyone else these days, understaffed. Nancy and I braved the crowds on a Monday morning, and we were able to get an outside table after a mere 30-minute wait. I ordered two eggs and green chile over hash browns, which … Continue reading Mountain Shadows Restaurant, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Diamond’s Edge Restaurant and Marina, Diamond Cove, Portland, Maine

What a magical setting, and very good food in the bargain. Excellent! Diamond’s Edge is on Great Diamond Island, one of the islands off the Maine Coast near Portland. I mentioned earlier that there were a lot of World War II installations on the Maine Coast to deter German submarines, and the Officer’s Club seems to have been on Great Diamond, and it now houses … Continue reading Diamond’s Edge Restaurant and Marina, Diamond Cove, Portland, Maine

Bite into Maine, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

This is a truly enjoyable place to get a lobster roll. Bite into Maine is a food truck parked in Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, just south of Portland. Fort Williams, in turn, guards the sea approach to Portland, and is the site of the most photographed lighthouse in the US, Portland Head Light. And the lobster rolls at Bite into Maine are very … Continue reading Bite into Maine, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Where to Eat on I-95 from Washington to Florida: Updated

UPDATE: We now have an updated and expanded list that covers the trip all the way to Key West! Many Americans are driving to Florida this winter.  For those of us on the East Coast, that means a lot of time on I-95, a lot of stops for refreshment, and probably an overnight.  You’re pretty much on your own for food recommendations if you’re coming from … Continue reading Where to Eat on I-95 from Washington to Florida: Updated

Mission Barbecue, Dover, Delaware

Nancy and I recently were to Dover to continue on our goal of 10K guided walks (Volksmarches) in each of the 50 state capitals.  We’re at 24 now.  Since I’m always on the lookout for new barbecue places,  I checked Yelp, and Mission Barbecue came up as the best local place.  Off we went, and found a mixed bag. Note:  Mission is part of a chain, one … Continue reading Mission Barbecue, Dover, Delaware

Dinosaur Barbecue, Syracuse, New York

While I was lounging by the pool in Palm Beach Shores (the poor section of Palm Beach) in January, I met Lou Cella.  I had on an Alabama cap — always a good conversation starter — and Lou will be instructing at a football camp in Tuscaloosa this Spring.  The conversation naturally turned to ribs.  Lou had been to Tuscaloosa before — he coaches at … Continue reading Dinosaur Barbecue, Syracuse, New York