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Girl Diver – Atlanta, GA

For our anniversary, we were looking for some place new to try when I remembered hearing about Girl Diver, which opened in the Madison Yards development in late 2020. Originally announced as a Vietnamese / Cajun seafood place, it feels more general-Asian-meets-seafood-by-the-pound.  But I had heard they had a killer lobster roll, and I happen […]

Pink Pig – Cherry Log, GA (Quick Bite)

For years, Pink Pig Barbecue, in Cherry Log, has been on my list, but we always seem to be trying to get somewhere, on time, when we’re driving that part of 575/515. Today, we had time and I decided it was our day to give it a try.  Owned and operated by the Holloway family […]

Chattahoochee Food Works – Atlanta, GA (Quick Bite)

In these pandemic times, for all of us, the world has changed. We still eat three meals a day, but for the last eighteen months very few of them have been “out”, particularly at a new restaurant. On this fall Saturday, we made an outing to IKEA. Since we were already hazarding the universe at […]

Lewis Barbecue – Charleston, SC

While camping up at Myrtle Beach for my birthday, we had time one afternoon to have an adventure for lunch. I coerced by beloved to make a road trip down to Charleston. We have friends in Pinopolis and last year, right before the world fell apart, I had plans to be be in Charleston for […]

Express Ceviche Company – Duluth, GA

Just down the road from the office, there is a residential / commercial complex that started contruction pre-pandemic. Over the last several months, only a few of the promised restaurants have opened . But of the one that have, I decided to try – Ceviche Co. Express – today and see what they had to […]

Triple XXX Family Restaurant – West Lafayette, IN

As we made our way home from Indiana Dunes State Park, I was consulting my list, looking for options.  Headed south, I realized we were going to be driving right by West Lafayette, Indiana.   And there was an entry there from Hamburger America – Triple XXX Family Restaurant.  That made our lunch choice easy.  Located […]

Moonlite Bar-B-Que Inn – Owensboro, KY

As long as I’ve been writing this blog (actually, as long as I’ve been enamored with barbecue – so thirty+ years), I’ve heard about the uniqueness of mutton barbecue in Western Kentucky. As we were making our journey back home from Wisconsin, I knew we’d have to a make a stop, and set the GPS […]

Paradise Pup – Des Plaines, IL

One of the issues we confronted on this VDC (vacation during Covid-19) was finding places that were open. We had already changed our destination state for this trip, due to the cancellation of a festival, and on this Thursday as we journeyed from southern Wisconsin to northern Indiana, we were driving through Chicago. Pulling a […]

Paul’s Tavern – Dubuque, IA

As we planned our Wisconsin trip, I had a couple of burger joints lined up in neighboring Iowa.  On this Tuesday, we had made the drive from Sping Green, over to the Field of Dreams, in Northeast Iowa.  We had driven through Dubuque on the way and I made a plan for carry out from […]

Wedl’s Hamburger Stand and Ice Cream Parlor – Jefferson, WI

Wedl’s Hamburger Stand and Ice Cream Parlor has been open continuously since 1915. The larger building is the Ice Cream Parlor. All of the burgers (up to 600 a day) come out of the Hamburger Stand on the street corner. A lot of the challenges with this road trip were COVID-19 related.  It could be […]