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)”

On the Road Again, Finally

Although my wife and I spent a weekend in Lambertville, NJ, for her birthday during Spring, it didn’t feel like we were going away, as Lambertville can be considered part of the Philadelphia region. We had a trip to New England planned over the summer, but a temporary health concern caused it to be cancelled.Continue reading “On the Road Again, Finally”

Relish Trays, Wood Paneling and Cornfields: My 2018 Trip to Iowa and Nebraska (part 3)

The next morning, we had one remaining piece of business in Iowa to take care of before moving on to Nebraska. While knocking down a breaded pork tenderloin the previous day was partially about duty, eating a loosemeat sandwich was all desire. They are similar to sloppy joes, but without so much sauce.  Iowa isContinue reading “Relish Trays, Wood Paneling and Cornfields: My 2018 Trip to Iowa and Nebraska (part 3)”

Relish Trays, Wood Paneling and Cornfields: My 2018 Trip to Iowa and Nebraska (part 2)

The following day began with breakfast in another small town; Winterset, Iowa, which is in Madison County, as in The Bridges of Madison County. But that wasn’t why we were there. I’ll get to that in a bit. First, breakfast. There are many sub genres within road food. One of my favorites is old-school drugContinue reading “Relish Trays, Wood Paneling and Cornfields: My 2018 Trip to Iowa and Nebraska (part 2)”

Relish Trays, Wood Paneling and Cornfields: My 2018 Trip to Iowa and Nebraska (part 1)

One of my major trip reports on the old roadfood message board was on a 2018 vacation my wife and I took to Iowa and eastern Nebraska. I was very disappointed to lose that report and am going to try my best to recreate it here. This one is going to be too long forContinue reading “Relish Trays, Wood Paneling and Cornfields: My 2018 Trip to Iowa and Nebraska (part 1)”