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)”

Weekend Road-Trip to Cleveland

Most of my wife’s relatives live in the Cleveland area, so we go there periodically, including the past couple days. Unless you’ve got a lot of extra time on your hands, allowing you to take the Lincoln Highway across Pennsylvania into Ohio, the drive from Philly to Cleveland on the PA and OH Turnpikes isContinue reading “Weekend Road-Trip to Cleveland”

Getting Our Kicks on the Mother Road: Chicago to St. Louis, 2011

I would guess most people that like to drive around less touristy parts of the country in search of charming small towns, historical gems and regional food specialties, like I do, have given some thought to driving Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles. Some have been fortunate enough to do it. I’m not oneContinue reading “Getting Our Kicks on the Mother Road: Chicago to St. Louis, 2011”

Charlotte 2017: Road to the Super Bowl

The 2017 NFL season was a magical one for Philadelphia Eagles fans. We had spent a lifetime watching our rivals hoist the Lombardi Trophy after winning the Super Bowl while all we had was an occasional close call and an overload of agonizing frustration. That all came to an end in early 2018, when theContinue reading “Charlotte 2017: Road to the Super Bowl”

Kansas City 2017: Burgers, Barbecue, History (part 3)

For the final full day of the trip, we remained in Kansas City, taking advantage of the best the city has to offer in terms of both history and food. Our first stop was the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, which shares a building with the American Jazz Museum. Nearly every available square foot of spaceContinue reading “Kansas City 2017: Burgers, Barbecue, History (part 3)”

Kansas City 2017: Burgers, Barbecue, History (part 2)

We had more history-oriented sight-seeing on tap the day after our side-trip to central Missouri. Sight-seeing requires energy, so we stopped for another burger and malt first.  One of the Kansas City burger joints I’d known about for years due to its presence on the roadfood web site was Winstead’s. They have fifties style decorContinue reading “Kansas City 2017: Burgers, Barbecue, History (part 2)”

Kansas City 2017: Burgers, Barbecue, History (part 1)

All barbecue lovers dream of visiting Kansas City at some point. I had thought about doing so for years when it finally happened in 2017. But barbecue turned out to be only a minor part of what I consider to be the most enjoyable and informative vacation I’ve ever taken. In fact, barbecue wasn’t evenContinue reading “Kansas City 2017: Burgers, Barbecue, History (part 1)”