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Who Really Invented Sloppy Joes?

Some foods are saddled with unfortunate names. Other foods, though they may be delicious, have the bad luck to look pretty terrible. And then there are those humble underdogs that combine the two misfortunes...

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Knights Ferry Creamery (and Espresso Bar) in Stanislaus County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Last month I took a slight detour off the highway to take a look at the Knights Ferry Historic District and find some caffeine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Ferry,_California

Edinburgh, Scotland

3MTA3
by 3MTA3 2 years ago

Will be staying 2night/3days and wondering what I need to see/eat,...First of many I hope !

Julian for Apple Pie

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

After visiting Anza-Borrego, I exited the park and headed to nearby Julian, the tiny and charming village famed for its apple pies. I'd planned to taste slices of pie at the many bakeries and then ...

NYPL's historical menus show how drastically the way we eat has changed

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . What’s interesting is that even though American palates are more receptive to ambitious and unorthodox flavors, restaurant diners in the 19th century were way more open in the meats they co...

The Inn at Tres Pinos?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Driving through Tres Pinos a couple weeks ago, whatever was cooking over that smoky fire smelled good. No reports on the place since this post in 2009, anything new to say? http://www.chowhound.co...

Monte Cristo @ Steinbeck House in Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

The occasion of chowhound visitors to Salinas finally got me in the door at the Steinbeck House. Though volunteers have operated a restaurant and tea room in the home of John Steinbeck's birth for ...

Wenzhou Noodles | San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Intrigued by the Merc's account of a new Chinese noodle house in a renovated historic building, William and I met for dinner at Wenzhou Fish, Noodles and More last weekend. Located in what was once...

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