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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: Nathan’s Famous

Posted by on May 26, 2011 in Food | 1 comment

Nathan Handwerker made his way from Poland to Brooklyn in 1912, and soon found a job at the popular Coney Island called Feltman’s...

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Food: Dairy Queen

Posted by on May 3, 2011 in Food | 1 comment

I apologize to those currently on a diet for the pictures in this post. Dairy Queen makes the best milkshakes of any chain I’m aware...

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Food: Best Hamburgers (2)

Posted by on Apr 15, 2011 in Food | Comments Off on Food: Best Hamburgers (2)

Several months back I did an overview of five of America’s best hamburger joints. At the time, I labeled the post as “Best...

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Food: Apple Pie a la mode

Posted by on Mar 31, 2011 in Food | 2 comments

  On this, the second birthday of Great American Things, it’s time to ask this question: How did it take me two years to get...

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Food: Dunkin’ Donuts

Posted by on Mar 20, 2011 in Food | 2 comments

Let the record show that I selected my hometown brand, Krispy Kreme, for this list back on May 15, 2009. And that there’s nothing...

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Americana: Girl Scout Cookies

Posted by on Mar 5, 2011 in Americana, Food | 2 comments

  They’re inescapable. Your niece sells them. They’re outside the local Kroger. Your coworker is selling them for her...

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Americana: Culinary Institute of America

Posted by on Mar 2, 2011 in Americana, Food | Comments Off on Americana: Culinary Institute of America

  No cloak-and-dagger stuff for this CIA. Unless the cloak is a chef’s coat, and the dagger is a chef’s knife. The...

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Food: Faidley Seafood, Baltimore

Posted by on Feb 24, 2011 in Food | 1 comment

  Here’s a simple test: The reason to go to Faidley’s is: A) Atmosphere  B) Location  C) Crab cakes. I guess the fact...

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Food: Le Bernardin

Posted by on Feb 8, 2011 in Food | Comments Off on Food: Le Bernardin

This elegant restaurant, located in midtown Manhattan, is consistently ranked as one of America’s finest restaurants. Since its...

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Food: Tabasco Sauce

Posted by on Jan 18, 2011 in Food | Comments Off on Food: Tabasco Sauce

  This is the third hot sauce to make this list (Texas Pete, April 16, 2009, and Blind Betty’s, February 27, 2010), so you can...

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