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Eateries

You know I love to cook. I also love to eat good food someone else has prepared. I doesn’t need to be fancy, but it does need to be ‘”clean,” and well prepared. If it has some eye appeal, so much the better. Lots of eateries are just plain awful or at best “just okay.” Those joints won’t find a place in my blog. The unusual spots, the ones where the food is exceptional or different for me…I’ll mention them here. This page is akin to Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.” I’ll also mention high-end fine eateries, but that won’t happen too often. I didn’t bring much appropriate clothing that would get me past the front door of a fine restaurant! Here we go…these are the spots that have interested me so far…

Cub’s Crawfish…

NOVEMBER 6, 2016 FOLKS IN THE SOUTH ARE DIFFERENT! People who live in the southern United States are different. As a group, they are the most gracious, welcoming and thoughtful folks we’ve ever encountered. “Southern hospitality” is a real deal. And the fried chicken here is absolutely the best! But some of the other food these … Continue reading »

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Hot Spot Barbecue, Pensacola…

November 5, 2016 HOT SPOT BARBECUE. Hot Spot is a small family owned BBQ restaurant in the old section of Pensacola, near Seville Park where we attended the Arts Festival yesterday. I spotted it as I waited at a traffic light and instantly knew it was a joint I’d want to visit.  

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McGuire’s Irish Pub…

MC GUIRE’S IRISH PUB. “One of America’s Finest Steak Houses.” That’s what the ad says. But what my cousin Scott told me is this, “Greg, don’t get the ‘end cut’ prime rib. It is too smokey. Any other cut is fine.” That’s because what this pub’s famous for serving is not steaks. No, it’s their prime … Continue reading »

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The impact of hunger and food insecurity in America…

SOMETHING BOTHERS ME. Anyone who’s familiar with me and my blog knows one thing for sure. Greg is a guy who loves to cook. He loves to shop for farm to table ingredients, meet local farmers while doing so and share his love for food with an audience. But his passion is about lots more … Continue reading »

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Pat’s Blueberry Farm…

LET’S STOP. IT’S RIGHT ON THE WAY HOME. Driving home the morning after our wonderful Table in a Kitchen experience, where we enjoyed a five course meal and had a chance to interact with the chef who prepared it, I had a great idea. “Let’s stop at Pat’s Blueberry Farm and get some fresh vegetables,” I … Continue reading »

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Table in a Kitchen…

COOKING ON THE ROAD. I get a great deal of satisfaction preparing meals for our friends and loved ones. Cooking is our gift to them. We all need to eat…why not make dining on the road an opportunity for interesting conversation and a delight to the senses? It really isn’t difficult. See my post about cooking … Continue reading »

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Wayne’s Family Diner…

JULY 31, 2016 WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? I hear this question quite a bit. I pretty much heard it every day from “my sixteen year old girlfriend” in San Diego, Marymay, who hung out at our place a lot when we had our little ranch in the back country. I fed her well and in exchange she’d … Continue reading »

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Lunch, dinner and a movie…

JULY 27, 2016 NEW FRIENDS. We continue to be blessed with new friends. With opportunities to meet fellow travelers whose stories are very different from our own. Opportunities to be with them and watch them perform. Opportunities never have had if Florence and I hadn’t taken a risk and embarked on our Great American Adventure a … Continue reading »

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Sweet Home Alabama…

“SWEET HOME ALABAMA” SONG LYRICS. 1974.  “Sweet home Alabama Where the skies are so blue Sweet Home Alabama Lord, I’m coming home to you.” ANOTHER POWERFUL THUNDERSTORM. Now back in Pensacola after our day at the Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve, I sit by our balcony window marveling at the powerful and dramatic thunderstorm which has … Continue reading »

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Happy Birthday!

  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FLORENCE. You still light up my life after all these years! I love you now more than I did 26 years ago when we got married. What memories we’re making on our Great American Adventure as we roam around the country seeking new places and friends. We’ll have fond memories of this Journey … Continue reading »

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Another Blue Ribbon Tour of Pensacola…

ANOTHER BLUE RIBBON TOUR.  You’ve already met Jon York, our friend and the one who’s made our stay in Pensacola the best it could be.  The tour he gave us today was “top of the line.” In fact it was “over the top.” The guy is something else. Just when we think he’s already outdone … Continue reading »

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Cooking Class at SoGourmet and Kitchenry…

Pensacola, Florida. May 14, 2016 MY STORY CONTINUES. TODAY I WENT BACK TO SCHOOL.  As those of you who follow my blog already know, cooking is my hobby…serious hobby. I’d rather be in the kitchen cooking for friends than doing just about anything else. I’ve even wondered on occasion how different my life would have … Continue reading »

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Joe Patti’s Seafood Market…

April 29, 2016. Pensacola, Florida.  AN UNLIKELY POST?  My story continues with a visit to Joe Patti’s Seafood Market. What’s to post about a seafood market, right? Wrong! Joe Patti’s has become a Pensacola destination for those who seek quality seafood and friendly service. People visit from all around the country because the market has a long history … Continue reading »

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Sunday with Annie and Roger…

March 6, 2016. Pensacola, Florida. MY STORY CONTINUES WITH OUR FRIENDS ANNIE AND ROGER. Before our plans so drastically changed last November, we had arranged to spend this Winter at the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama along with our friends Annie and Roger. We met them last winter at Buckhorn Lake Resort in the Texas … Continue reading »

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Wilmington, Vermont…

OCTOBER 1, 2015 MY STORY CONTINUES. My story continues with another close call about some pretty frightening weather conditions. You’ll recall that when we were in the Boston area last June, we had a tornado warning…not an advisory but a warning. There’s a big difference! After we scurried to safety, it turned out to be a … Continue reading »

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Picturesque Villages in New Hampshire…

AUGUST 30, 2104 TODAY’S GAME PLAN: While having breakfast and drinking lots of steaming hot coffee at Munroe’s Diner this morning, we were reading one of those tourist maps you get from the display rack at restaurants and in hotel lobbies. This particular one highlighted some of the interesting little towns and villages in the area. … Continue reading »

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New Hampshire’s Kancamagus Highway…

AUGUST 28, 2015 WE’RE NOW IN NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE. It’s distinctly different here than in the southern part of the state. It’s cooler. It’s mountainous. Alpine-like. We’re staying in a tiny village called Twin Mountain. It’s surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest. Stunning mountain vistas, vintage trains, majestic waterfalls, trout streams hissing along country roads, … Continue reading »

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