Hitting the Road for the Big Five Oh (part three)

The next morning, we headed north into the Midwest to visit our friends in Bloomington, Indiana, where my wife attended Indiana University. A few of her closest friends from those days went to work for the school after graduating and never left Bloomington.  The route from Evansville to Bloomington took us right past Washington, Indiana,Continue reading “Hitting the Road for the Big Five Oh (part three)”

Hitting the Road for the Big Five Oh (part two)

I was beyond eager to start trying out some of the Nashville restaurants I had been reading about and drooling over from the photos on the roadfood site for the previous decade-and-a-half. We only had one full day and two significant meals scheduled before heading north, so I had to narrow down our options andContinue reading “Hitting the Road for the Big Five Oh (part two)”

Hitting the Road for the Big Five Oh (part one)

All hell broke loose in Philadelphia during late September of 2015. That’s when Pope Francis visited town. To say his arrival upended the normal routine of those of us who worked in Center City – Philly’s downtown area – would be an understatement. Driving into town wasn’t an option and public transit would be overflowing.Continue reading “Hitting the Road for the Big Five Oh (part one)”

Texas: 2016 (Conclusion)

We were stuffed and ready to walk off a few calories with some Texas-style sightseeing following our early-day stops at Stiles Switch BBQ and Nau’s Enfield Drug. If you’ve read my previous trip reports, you know that my wife and I seek out state capitol buildings while traveling. As Austin is the capital of Texas,Continue reading “Texas: 2016 (Conclusion)”

Texas: 2016

Whether from actual experience or drooling over online photos, the area surrounding Austin, Texas, known as Hill Country, has a special place in the heart of many of us roadfooders. It’s a hub of Texas’ most celebrated old-school barbecue joints, while Austin itself is home to some of the state’s best smoked meat houses amongContinue reading “Texas: 2016”

Clams, Pizza and Clam Pizza

Connecticut is somewhat akin to Disney World for roadfood lovers. It’s a great state for so many different sub-genres, including New England style seafood like fried whole-belly clams and lobster rolls, pizza, ice cream, hot dogs, hamburgers and probably more that I’m either not thinking of or haven’t experienced there yet.  My wife and IContinue reading “Clams, Pizza and Clam Pizza”

2019 Eating Excursion to the Midwest and Kentucky (part 4)

We had one final evening left in Bloomington before moving on to the next leg of our journey. It’s a major university town so there are a lot of restaurants in the downtown area. But they aren’t generally the sort of roadfood-type places I look for when traveling. So I sometimes have a difficult timeContinue reading “2019 Eating Excursion to the Midwest and Kentucky (part 4)”

2019 Eating Excursion to the Midwest and Kentucky (part 3)

The morning after our Mooresville day-trip, I headed southwest on my own. My wife remained in Bloomington to continue visiting with her friends. But I had a date with some fried chicken in Henderson, Kentucky.  I enjoyed a sparkling new stretch of I-69 for the two hours it took me to reach Evansville, Indiana. AtContinue reading “2019 Eating Excursion to the Midwest and Kentucky (part 3)”

2019 Eating Excursion to the Midwest and Kentucky (part 2)

I mentioned near the beginning of Part One that my wife and I go to southern Indiana Periodically to visit with friends. More specifically, we go to Bloomington, the home of Indiana University, my wife’s alma mater. Some of her college mates went to work for the university and never left B-Town.  We arrived in BloomingtonContinue reading “2019 Eating Excursion to the Midwest and Kentucky (part 2)”

2019 Eating Excursion to the Midwest and Kentucky (part 1)

Our last significant pre-pandemic trip was four years in the making. During a 2015 vacation, we planned a stop in Henderson, Kentucky, in large part to try what was frequently billed among my roadfood circle of friends as the best fried chicken in the country. It was known at that time as Bon Ton Chicken,Continue reading “2019 Eating Excursion to the Midwest and Kentucky (part 1)”