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Craftsman and Wolves, San Francisco, CA

After a grueling, seemingly endless day of travel, I made it even longer by picking up my checked bag, heading up to the Air Train at SFO, heading to the BART Station, taking it to 16th and Mission, and schlepping … Continue reading

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Saltbox Seafood Joint, Durham, NC

I had high hopes of writing a multi-part, serial story about my trip to North Carolina, starting with the Prologue (the background behind my trip), moving forward to Part One (the hotel where I stayed on the first night), and onward for … Continue reading

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Plum Market Wine Bar and Café, Featuring Products from Zingerman’s – Detroit (Detroit Metro Airport – DTW)

With a brief layover in Detroit Metro Airport, I wanted to grab something quick and healthy, as I hadn’t eaten all day. As it turns out, the enormous McNamara Terminal (map of restaurants provided with link) is so long that there’s … Continue reading

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Elements, Princeton, NJ

Recently, I needed to make a quick jaunt to New York. I decided to make the trip have purpose, so I themed it, “2015 New Jersey James Beard Award Semifinalists,” making it a point to go to every single restaurant … Continue reading

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610 Magnolia, Louisville, KY

I’ve been procrastinating writing a continuation of my trip to the Midwest – the day of Matt’s invocation, I decided to take the southern route home, and hit a couple James Beard nominees in the process. The night before, in Bloomington, … Continue reading

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Soma Coffee House and Juice Bar, Bloomington, IN

Move-In Day. This is what mother’s are for (at least in this case). Invocation was at 2 PM, and Matt called me around 11, saying his room was finished. I went over and saw it – it’s an old dorm, … Continue reading

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Restaurant Tallent, Bloomington, Indiana

I raised my glass of wine to Matt’s glass of water for a toast: “And so your culinary education by me ends here,” I said. He said, “Yeah,” and we clinked glasses. My young dining companion is no longer young, … Continue reading

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The Pint Room, Dublin, Ohio

Unlike the Summer of 2014 when I went to the German Village location of Harvest Pizza, the Summer of 2015 when I spent the night in Columbus (as a resting point on a trip to Indiana), I let a price … Continue reading

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Fried Chicken

the downtown place with the hard descending steps and reputation for the best fried chicken in town Your reference to Boss Shepherd’s made me realize (to my surprise) that we had no thread for Fried Chicken. I think people are … Continue reading

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Posts of Distinction: Selected Writings on donrockwell.com, 12/26 – 1/1

Happy New Year and good Monday morning. Here is the third in our trilogy of Holiday Tributes to the outstanding members of donrockwell.com, without whom there would be no document of lasting value (and yes, I consider donrockwell.com to be … Continue reading

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