Monthly Archives: April 2010

Eastern Exposure: Boston Marathon (part 2)

April 30, 2010
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Eastern Exposure: Boston Marathon (part 2)

At some marathons, the courses’ serpentine natures allow for spectators to see a runner more than once. For instance, when we saw Cara run at the New York City Marathon in November, we were able to see her on the fifth mile along one of the major avenues and at the 22nd in the heart…

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Eastern Exposure: Boston Marathon

April 30, 2010
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Eastern Exposure: Boston Marathon

Here’s just a portion of “Cara’s Crew” after the race. This past weekend I attended the 114th running of the Boston Marathon, a truly East Coast experience that I would have gladly partaken in even if I had not known one of the runners. The fact that I did, though, made it all the more memorable. …

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Triple D: Central City Cafe

April 23, 2010
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Triple D: Central City Cafe

NOTE: The following is part of a series in which I provide analysis of one of the eateries featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” (see clip at the end of this entry). Location: 529 14th St., W. Huntington, W. Va. Date visited: March 13, 2010 Known for its: white chili, corn bread, meatloaf…

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Triple D: Iron Barley

April 23, 2010
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Triple D: Iron Barley

NOTE: The following is part of a series in which I provide analysis of one of the eateries featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” (see clip at the end of this entry). Location: 551o Virginia Ave., St. Louis, Mo. Date visited: March 10, 2010 Known for its: oak roasted meats, barley paella, schnitzel…

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Triple D: Sweetie Pie’s

April 23, 2010
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Triple D: Sweetie Pie’s

NOTE: The following is part of a series in which I provide analysis of one of the eateries featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” (see clip at the end of this entry). Location: 4270 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, Mo. Date: March 9, 2010 Known for its: fried chicken, macaroni and cheese Official website:…

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Eastern Exposure: An essay about a thousand miles

April 22, 2010
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Eastern Exposure: An essay about a thousand miles

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step,” according to an ancient Chinese proverb. Vanessa Carlton would walk a thousand miles if she could just see you tonight. The Proclaimers would love to be the man to walk a thousand miles to fall down at your door. The best way to grasp the…

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Triple D: Dor-Stop Restaurant

April 22, 2010
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Triple D: Dor-Stop Restaurant

NOTE: The following is part of a series in which I provide analysis of one of the eateries featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” (see clip at the end of  this entry). Location: 1430 Potomac Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Date: March 8, 2010 Best known for its: pancakes, “Lori’s Stuffed Raspberry French Toast” Official…

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Triple D: Nadine’s

April 21, 2010
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Triple D: Nadine’s

NOTE: The following is part of a series in which I provide analysis of one of the eateries featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” (see clip at the end of this entry). Location: 19 S. 27th St., Pittsburgh, Pa. Date visited: March 7, 2010 Known for its: roast beef sandwiches and homemade gravy…

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Triple D: Wilson’s BBQ

April 21, 2010
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Triple D: Wilson’s BBQ

NOTE: The following is part of a series in which I provide analysis of one of the eateries featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” (see clip at the end of this entry). Location: 1851 Post Road, Fairfield, Conn. Date visited: February 2010 Known for its: East Carolina pulled pork sandwich, Memphis baby back…

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Triple D: Super Duper Weenie

April 21, 2010
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Triple D: Super Duper Weenie

NOTE: The following is part of a series in which I provide analysis of one of the eateries featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” (see entry at the end of this blog). Location: 306 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, Conn. Date (first) visited: February 2010 Known for its: Specialty hot dogs, especially the “New Englander”…

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