Showing posts with label American. Show all posts
Showing posts with label American. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Top 10 Green Chile Cheeseburger at Owl Cafe in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Owl Cafe in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Owl Cafe in Albuquerque, New Mexico
I'm making my through the Green Chile Cheeseburger trail in New Mexico. And today, I got to try another of the 2016 USA Today Top 10 Green Chile Cheeseburgers at Owl Cafe in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Find out how it tasted and see more pictures after the jump.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Cindy's Diner & Restaurant near Providence, Rhode Island as seen in the Rhode Island Diners Today book

Cindy's Diner & Restaurant near Providence, Rhode Island

Cindy's Diner & Restaurant is in Scituate, Rhode Island (right outside of Providence). If you're heading into Providence, be sure to stop in for a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner served in a classic diner.

Fat Tuesday Italian Sausage Dog at Jimmy Buff's in West Orange, New Jersey

Fat Tuesday Sausage at Jimmy Buff's in West Orange, New Jersey

I got lucky! I was in West Orange, NJ to visit the Edison Museum and it's around the corner from a unique sausage treat. But that wasn't the lucky part. The lucky part was arriving on a Tuesday which is Fat Tuesday at Jimmy Buff's Italian Style Jersey dogs -- double the sausage for free!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Spicy Fried Chicken at Prince's Hot Chicken Shack in Nashville

Spicy Fried Chicken at Prince's Hot Chicken Shack in Nashville

As luck would have it, the hotel I was staying at in Nashville was right around the corner and in walking distance to some of the best (and unique) fried chicken in the country. And it was a good thing I walked because Prince's is so popular you will have a hard time finding a place to park.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

One Pound Pork Chop at Richard's Farm Restaurant

The one pound porkchop at Richard's Farm Restaurant in Casey in southern Illinois
The one pound pork chop at Richard's Farm Restaurant in Casey in southern Illinois
I'm firmly in the midwest on my return home to California from a few weeks on the East coast and Philadelphia to visit my daughter at college. As I got into southern Illinois, I had time for a huge pork chop -- it's a pound and delicious. Read my review of the One Pound Pork Chop at Richard's Farm Restaurant in Casey, Illinois.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Founding Fathers Dinner at City Tavern

City Tavern in Philadelphia
City Tavern in Philadelphia
The City Tavern in Philadelphia combines history with top cuisine. Read my full review of the American dinner at the City Tavern in Philadelphia after the break.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Floating Islands at Terre Hill Family Restaurant

"Come Eat" at Terre Hill Family Restaurant in Lancaster County
"Come Eat"
It seems like many of the restaurants in Lancaster County's Amish Country are buffets, and I wasn't up for that much food today. Instead, I tracked down a place where the locals eat, and it seems like I was the only tourist there. Read my full review of Terre Hill Family Restaurant in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania after the break.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Hot Tamales on the Mississippi at Original Solly's Hot Tamales

Hot tamales at Solly's Hot Tamales in Vicksburg, Mississippi
Hot tamales at Solly's Hot Tamales in Vicksburg, Mississippi
I took a detour off the Natchez Trace Parkway and headed to Vicksburg for some hot tamales. 

I found Original Solly's Hot Tamales in my Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways. This is a big book with 11 great road trips, with what to see and where to eat along the way.



Solly's tamales are just right. The beef is seasoned well with just enough heat to make them spicy but not going off the charts in terms of heat. They're already made so you don't wait long to start enjoying them. And they are very reasonably priced. Buy them in bunches of three.

Frito pie at Solly's Hot Tamales
I also got the frito pie. It's exactly what you think it is with the tamale beef piled on Fritos, with cheddar cheese and salsa. I really liked this a lot. Such a simple thing but the spicy beef makes it delicious.

The take-out business seems to do do well here, too. Just while I was enjoying my meal, several people came into order tamales by the dozen to go. You can even get them frozen.

TIP: There's a lot of history in Vicksburg so be sure to visit the cannons on the banks of the Mississippi and the historic downtown. (Even Solly's is historic -- it's been there since 1939!)



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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Pig Sandwich at San Antonio's Pig Stand

Pig Sandwich at San Antonio's Pig Stand
Pig Sandwich at San Antonio's Pig Stand
Sometimes it's fun to just be a tourist, and what's more touristy than taking the double-decker sightseeing bus? As I rode around downtown San Antonio, suddenly a bright pink pig came into view. It disappeared as the bus drove by, so I quickly looked it up and realized I had just found my spot for lunch. So after my stroll along the River Walk, I had lunch at San Antonio's Pig Stand. Read my full review after the break.

Police Chief Super-Sized Chicken Fried Steak at Lulu's Bakery and Cafe

Police Chief super-sized chicken fried steak at Lulu's Bakery and Cafe in San Antonio
Police Chief super-sized chicken fried steak at Lulu's Bakery and Cafe in San Antonio
I've never been to a restaurant I've seen on Adam Richman's Man vs. Food that I didn't like, and I made my first stop in San Antonio at the home of a chicken fried steak that is too big for a dinner plate. Ready my full review of the Police Chief at Lulu's Bakery Cafe as seen on The Travel Channel's Man vs. Food after the break.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Steak Sandwich at Al's Place aka Al the Wop's in Historic Locke, California

Al's Place aka Al the Wop's in Historic Locke, California (near Sacramento)
Al's Place aka Al the Wop's in Historic Locke, California (near Sacramento)
When is a steak too big for the sandwich? When it's the steak sandwich at Al's Place in historic Locke, California. Read my full review with pictures after the break.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Pint night and burgers at Dad's Kitchen in Fair Oaks, California as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives

Pub night at Dad's Kitchen in Fair Oaks, California as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives
Pint night at Dad's Kitchen in Fair Oaks, California as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives
Burgers and beer make a great combination, and we tried them both at Dad's Kitchen in Fair Oaks, California (near Sacramento). Read my full review with pictures after the break.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Ramona Cafe as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri on Food Network

Ramona Cafe in Ramona, CA near San Diego
Ramona Cafe in Ramona, CA near San Diego
Not too far outside of San Diego is the old town of Ramona. Once full dairies and even a boxing training camp, now its known more for its thoroughbred horses. On its old-fashioned, rustic main street is Ramona Cafe. Read my full review with pictures after the break.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

UPDATE: Another bowl of spicy chili at Chili John's in Burbank, CA

Chili John's in Burbank, CA
Chili John's in Burbank, CA
Today for lunch, it was time to try another bowl of hot chili at Chili John's in Burbank. Read my full review with pictures after the break.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Country Kitchen in Joshua Tree, California as seen on No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain on The Travel Channel

Country Kitchen in Joshua Tree CA as seen on No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain
Country Kitchen in Joshua Tree CA as seen on No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain
Country Kitchen is a mom and pop coffee shop in Joshua Tree CA as seen on No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain. Read my full review with pictures after the break.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Big Texan

I've been to the Big Texan for dinner and also breakfast, and enjoyed both meals very much.

More to follow...

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Chili John's in Burbank, CA

Chili John's in Burbank, CA as seen on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives
Chili John's in as seen on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives

WARNING -- spicy (but delicious) food ahead!

On Burbank Blvd. in Burbank, CA is Chili John's as seen on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri. You can't miss it right on the corner with a big sign. You walk in and there's only counter seating, and the counter is a big horseshoe around vats of chili and dogs. We went last night, and the owner greeted us in a very friendly manner despite arriving near to closing time.