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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 […]

Pho Ga Tony Tony – Norcross, GA

Several weeks ago in the AJC dining column, I saw a review of Pho Ga Tony Tony, a restaurant that opened here in 2019. It is styled similarly to Philadelphia’s famed Pho Ga Thanh Thanh. That shouldn’t be a surprise, as Pho Ga Tony Tony’s co-owner and executive chef Tony Le’s parents run the Philly […]

12 Bones Smokehouse – Asheville, NC

As the pandemic changed most people’s plans, it also changed ours.  Early in the year, one of our camping friends called and said, “if we want to make reservations to camp in Maine around the 4th of July, the six month window opens today!”  So the planning began – reservations in Acadia National Park, then […]

NFA Burger (was Bobby’s Burgers) – Dunwoody, GA

So, one day you’re just rolling along with your food blog, then there’s a pandemic and all of the restaurants close and you don’t have anything to write about…. So you keep an eye on the restaurant openings and closing, mostly closings, to see what’s going on the community. One day, I saw a write […]

The Peach and the Porkchop – Roswell, GA

Somewhere over the last several months, someone told me that I ought to add the Peach and the Porkchop to my list.  We were heading back toward Atlanta from Dawsonville and lunch time was approaching.  I consulted the list and remembered this place.  We arrived about 1:30 and it was still fairly full of folks finishing lunch. […]

Hunter’s Cafe – Shellman Bluff, GA

Heading toward north Florida for a conference, we crossed through Savannah a little late for the places I wanted to stop for lunch.  But I had this place in Shellman Bluff on my list, that had been there for years.  And when I pulled it up on the interwebs, they were closing before we could […]