Monthly Archives: September 2011

SODA POP

The places we remember from our childhood enter the archeology of every generation in curious and some times quite public ways – like the fading advertisements on the sides of old buildings. Some of these vintage ads have been preserved owing … Continue reading

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THE “BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON” BURGER

Here’s a burger that will re-organise your whole concept about what a burger should be. In some parts it’s referred to as “The Blind Willie Johnson”, (sometimes, simply the “Blind Willie Special”). Here is a virtoso burger in every respect – a gustatory … Continue reading

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DEEP SOUTH WATERMELON WONDERS

The year I went to summer camp at Valley Mills, Texas, was also the summer I fell in love with watermelons. I was just off turning 9 and all along the blue highways of central Texas you’d find these big ol’ shacks by … Continue reading

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BLUE-RIBBON, TEXAS PECAN ROLLS ROCK!

Texas is famous for many things, but for my money forget the Alamo, forget Dubya, forget the Rio Grande. When it comes to Texas you can’t go past their famous, mouth-watering Pecan rolls. Also known as pinwheels, this classic breakfast food – … Continue reading

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THE G.F.C. & SOUP KITCHENS NOW!

                A soup kitchen  is a place where food is offered to the hungry for free or at a reasonably low price. Frequently located in lower-income neighborhoods, they are often staffed by volunteers from church and … Continue reading

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LESTER’S CATSKILL BLACK-BOTTOM BANANA CREAM PIE

Here’s a recipe fit for royalty, though it hails from a reclusive jazz muso that lived out the final years of his life up on Overlook Mountain near the Buddhist monastery outside Woodstock, New York. My introduction to this rather miraculous dessert happened … Continue reading

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THE ILLUSTRIOUS DRIVE-IN

The owner of the Pig Stand, a local restaurant in Dallas, Texas, purportedly began serving his customers in their cars because he believed that they were too lazy to come inside. Perhaps the first truly dedicated drive-in restaurant in America, … Continue reading

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