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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: New York Bagels

Posted by on Apr 12, 2010 in Food | 1 comment

That’s New York bagels, as in bagels from the shops in New York City. A friend who recently spent extended time in France raves abut...

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Food: Shrimp and Grits

Posted by on Mar 29, 2010 in Food | 1 comment

This is a low country favorite, the low country consisting of Charleston, South Carolina (Great American Things, June 7, 2009) and its...

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Food: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Posted by on Mar 14, 2010 in Featured, Food | 1 comment

  Peanut butter and Hershey’s milk chocolate. It’s not a complicated thing. Two very popular ingredients that came...

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Food: Blind Betty's Hot Sauce

Posted by on Feb 27, 2010 in Food | 1 comment

Blind Betty’s is certainly hot enough, but it’s not going to kill brain cells in the process, as some other sauces will. It...

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Food: Hamburger Joe's, Myrtle Beach

Posted by on Feb 20, 2010 in Food | Comments Off on Food: Hamburger Joe's, Myrtle Beach

Like most good hamburger joints, there’s nothing fancy about Hamburger Joe’s. Oh, you can dine out on the back porch with a...

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Holiday: Conversation Hearts

Posted by on Feb 13, 2010 in Food, Holiday | Comments Off on Holiday: Conversation Hearts

The primary manufacturer of conversation hearts in America, the NECCO candy company, makes more than 8 billion of them each year....

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Food: Fritos Corn Chips

Posted by on Feb 6, 2010 in Food | 1 comment

Imagine going into a grocery store before the era of convenience foods. You’d see fresh produce, barrels of penny candy, some canned...

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Food: New Orleans Cuisine

Posted by on Jan 24, 2010 in Food | Comments Off on Food: New Orleans Cuisine

For those who don’t get to New Orleans often, the area’s two distinctive cuisines – cajun and creole – are often...

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Food: Life Savers

Posted by on Jan 11, 2010 in Food | 2 comments

Pep-O-Mint Life Savers came first, back in 1912. The second flavor introduced was Wint-O-Green. The best flavor ever, Butter Rum, came out...

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Food: Sweet Iced Tea

Posted by on Dec 29, 2009 in Food | Comments Off on Food: Sweet Iced Tea

Yes, this is a regional thing, I realize that. Which is to say, that if you drink iced tea outside of the South and don’t sweeten it...

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