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Perhaps nowhere is America’s melting pot heritage more obvious than in our food. Visit Gullah Restaurant near Charleston for authentic low country cuisine. Head up to Maine to savor the freshest lobster possible. From breakfast to a midnight snack, we’ll help you enjoy a taste of America.

Food Trucks

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Featured, Food | 0 comments

It may seem like food trucks are a recent phenomenon, but they’re not. They’ve just migrated from blue collar workplaces, like...

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Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Featured, Food | 1 comment

The Kraft folks call it “liquid gold.” And just before the Super Bowl, we were told by the Cheese Powers-That-Be that we could...

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Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Food | 0 comments

Is there anything that doesn’t taste better with some cream cheese added? It’s a rhetorical question – of course there...

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Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Featured, Food | 0 comments

General Mills really stumbled onto something in 1941 when they made some oat cereal shaped like little “O’s. But they...

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“Joy of Cooking”

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Featured, Food | 0 comments

If ever a cookbook deserved to be a Great American Thing, this is the one. Sure, you could argue for Julia Child’s Mastering the Art...

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Schooners, Bloomington Illinois

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in Food | 0 comments

I recently had the pleasure of speaking about Great American Things with Scott Laughlin of WJBC Radio in Bloomington, Illinois. During the...

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Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Featured, Food | 0 comments

I loved these before they got their own name. Used to be they were just small burgers, until some smart marketing person (maybe working for...

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Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 in Featured, Food | 0 comments

Now, I understand the traditional term “Nabs” for peanut butter crackers (and by association, other packaged crackers) is...

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Parker House Rolls

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Featured, Food | 0 comments

If you’d been a visitor to Boston in the second half of the nineteenth century, chances are you might have desired a room at the new...

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P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 in Featured, Food | 0 comments

Okay, let’s get out of the way what P.F. Chang’s isn’t. It isn’t genuine Chinese food, to begin with. You know...

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