Monthly Archives: June 2015

CIVIL WAR ERA OATMEAL PIE

During the Civil War, since pecans were in short supply in the South, oatmeal was substituted for the traditional pecan pie  The history of oatmeal pie is difficult to verify.  Its thought that this pie originated during or around the … Continue reading

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McSORLEY’S OLD ALE HOUSE – NYC

Abraham Lincoln visited here after giving his famous Cooper Union address in 1860, and a chair where he supposedly sat is kept behind the bar. Located 15 E. 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) McSorley’s is said to be … Continue reading

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JULIO’S CAFE – Best Food in Stonewall Jackson’s Hometown

If you’re traveling near Clarksburg, West Virginia, and are looking for a leisurely and well-prepared dinner, you couldn’t do any better than Julio’s Cafe.  Here’s the guff: WAIT:  No delay in seating. SPEED OF SERVICE:  A leisurely pace which allows … Continue reading

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CHINA CAFE AT THE GRAND CENTRAL MARKET – LOS ANGELES

One thing I appreciate about living in LA is that you have a plethora of choices when it comes to dining out. I love food (duh, that’s why I write about it), but contrary to what it may seem like, … Continue reading

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KEENS STEAKHOUSE, NYC

Carnivores never want for steak in New York, but a mutton craving may leave one stumped. The rare presence of this hulking, sinewy chop on the menu of Keens is one of the reasons the old-timey Herald Square steakhouse, which … Continue reading

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