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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.

Trader Joe’s

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Featured, Food | Comments Off on Trader Joe’s

You don’t have to be a nonconformist or a geek to like Trader Joe’s. But it probably helps. If you don’t have a Trader...

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Food Trucks

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Featured, Food | Comments Off on Food Trucks

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 | Comments Off on Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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 | Comments Off on Cheerios

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 | Comments Off on “Joy of Cooking”

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 | Comments Off on Schooners, Bloomington Illinois

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 | Comments Off on Sliders

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 | Comments Off on Nabs

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 | Comments Off on Parker House Rolls

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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