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My lunch special.

Lunch at Fast & French/Gaulart et Maliclet Cafe in Charleston, SC

By     |    May 3, 2012
Posted in: Food, South Carolina     |    2 Comments

When we heard about this place, we couldn’t believe our luck. Cheap, delicious French food in Charleston, SC? Fast & French (also known as Gaulart & Maliclet Cafe Restaurant) delivers affordable and tasty French and North African food from a tiny storefront on Broad Street near the shopping district of downtown Charleston. Every day, there’s a lunch special for $8.95; every night there’s a dinner special for $15-$16. Thursday nights are […]

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Delicious outcome. We opted for plates instead of the pour-out-on-newspaper method.

Charleston Shrimp Boil

By     |    May 3, 2012
Posted in: Food, South Carolina     |    No Comments

Local shrimp, that’s what we wanted. They have them for sale in Charleston at the grocery stores. (Note: This area has the weirdest grocery store names in the country, Piggly Wiggly is one, Harris Teeter is another.) We prepared a “classic” Charleston shrimp boil — take the New England clam bake and substitute local, South Carolina shrimp. Or do the same with the Door County fish boil. The South Carolina […]

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Bojangles' fried chicken, biscuit, cole slaw.

Bojangles’ Fried Chicken, the Best Fast Food in the South

By     |    May 1, 2012
Posted in: Food, South Carolina     |    4 Comments

The West has In-N-Out. The Midwest has Culver’s. The East has Five Guys. And the South has Bojangles’. Burgers? No. Spicy fried chicken? Hell yes. I was introduced to Bojangles’ in Charlotte, North Carolina during a business trip. I started with a biscuit. Yum. Then the sweet tea. Ok. Then the chicken. Spicy and delicious! That’s what makes Bojangles’ different than KFC and the others – it’s spicy, it has […]

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Our harvest.

U-Pick Strawberries at Charleston’s Boone Hall Farms

By     |    May 1, 2012
Posted in: Food, South Carolina     |    4 Comments

Driving around Charleston, we were constantly getting lost. The city is confined to a small peninsula and the suburbs are all linked by bridges and causeways, so one mistake means you may be stuck on a bridge to a new island. During one five-mile loop around the block, looking for our campground, I noticed a U-Pick strawberry sign. It took some time to convince Paul that this would actually be […]

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Round 3: Tasty Pizza.

@piesandpints Makes Us Want To Move To Charleston, WV

By     |    Apr 24, 2012
Posted in: Food, West Virginia     |    6 Comments

Pies and Pints, damn you. We were just going to stop in Charleston, West Virginia (aka: the most northern city of the South, the most southern city of the North, Chemical Valley, The Capital City, Chucktown, Charly West) for the library WiFi, but we arrived a bit late, stayed a bit long, and needed a meal. I found Pies and Pints on the interwebs. Lisa and I strolled down the […]

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The West Side Market.

Trial and Error in Cleveland, OH

By     |    Apr 23, 2012
Posted in: Food, Ohio     |    3 Comments

Traveling with four people is hard when things don’t go as planned. If it’s just Paul and me, we’ll seek shelter in a library or hotel when hit with a series of cold, rainy days. But for a few days, we were traveling with my parents and, just like when they visited us in Chicago, I wanted to keep them entertained. It was like they were on my home turf, […]

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Our harvest.

Harvesting the Wild Ramp (aka Wild Leek)

By     |    Apr 20, 2012
Posted in: Food, Ohio     |    3 Comments

Walking through the woods on Kelleys Island, Paul has his eyes on the ground. Paul always has his eyes on the ground when we’re walking through the woods in the spring. He’s looking for morels. We found one morel once, a big one, but we tragically left it in the fridge at our friend’s place when we headed back home from Madison…the fridge of our friend who hates mushrooms. Eyes […]

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A Toledo, Ohio version of Detroit's finest encased meat creation.

Detroit’s Coney Dog

By     |    Apr 17, 2012
Posted in: Food, Michigan, Ohio     |    No Comments

In Detroit, you don’t eat hot dogs, you eat Coney Dogs — hot dogs topped with bean-free, all-meat chili and chopped onions and mustard. Dip into the Ohio-area and they’ll put cheese on it too. Yum. Note: This ain’t a New York thing.

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Fish Bar, in all its hipness.

Our Favorite Chicago Restaurants

By     |    Apr 16, 2012
Posted in: Chicago, Food     |    4 Comments

A few weeks before our anticipated return to Chicago, we started a list of the restaurants we wanted to hit up when we were back in the city. It was impossibly long, and it brought up tons of fun memories of dining out with friends. Here’s our favorite, still open (RIP Kith & Kin) restaurants in Chicago — these spots are filled with good, simple, neighborhood food. I’m drooling just writing […]

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My favorite stained glass window.

Brunch With the Nuns Outside Terre Haute

By     |    Apr 12, 2012
Posted in: Food, Indiana     |    No Comments

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a peaceful Catholic woman’s college located in the wilds of southern Indiana, about five miles from Terre Haute. It’s home to a sisterhood of nuns, who, among other things, raise alpacas and sell alpaca wool creations to benefit their Center for Eco-Justice. It’s also home to the remains of one of only ten US saints (though only two of the ten were actually born here), Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. […]

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