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How Nathan's Hot Dogs Became Famous

When an unassuming Coney Island hot dog stand opened in 1916, no one imagined that it would become an iconic American institution. But over a century later Nathan's has become one of the most recognizable...

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Can anyone remember the name of this long closed Oakland classic family style restaurant

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by fogcitynative 1 year ago

Anyone remember the name of the Old Oakland Family Style Restaurant in the triangular lot where Telegraph meets Shattuck? (see map) Cabbage Soup for the table, Salad Bowl for the table, a bit of...

Julia Child's Copper Pots Come Home

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by drrayeye 2 years ago

This is an article with pictures that revisits the Julia Child home kitchen used for her shows: "Bring out the brass band: Julia Child's copper pots are home. Just before Child turned 90 and ...

Nathan "Nearest" Green, Jack Daniel Master Distiller

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

"Fawn Weaver was on vacation in Singapore last summer when she first read about Nearest Green, the Tennessee slave who taught Jack Daniel how to make whiskey. Green’s existence had long been an ...

Tadich Grill or ... after Hamilton matinee

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by Cheesy Oysters 2 years ago

I haven't gone to Tadich Grill before so I thought it might be fun to go after we see Hamilton next Wednesday for the matinee. I think that would put us at Tadich right around 5:30. Will there be ...

Gunn House Hotel | Sonora - Gold Country

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

My home base for my May visit to Sonora was the historic Gunn House Hotel. A bit quirky and decorated with vintage furniture, and also feeling like it might be haunted, this spot is not for everyon...

Legends Books, Antiques & Old Fashioned Soda Fountain | Sonora

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

As the afternoon heated up, I ducked into Legends Books, Antiques & Old Fashioned Soda Fountain in Sonora's historic downtown to cool off.

Chinese Laborers Built Sonoma's Wineries

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

"Workers literally dug the caves by hand," says Tom Blackwood, general manager of Buena Vista Winery. "They still have the original markings. Those were the same skills they were using through the ...

JoMa's Artisan Ice Cream | Murphys - Gold Country

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

JoMa's writes excellent copy for the names of its creative ice cream flavors, e.g., Salty River of Gold or Crunch Time. The 60% butterfat base is from Crystal Creamery and about 20 flavors of ice c...

Columbia Kate's Bakery | Tuolumne County - Gold Country

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Two months ago I took a quick look around the historic Gold Rush town of Columbia http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com/ before spending the day exploring Stanislaus National Forest. I stopped at ...

Knights Ferry General Store, Saloon & Grill | Stanislaus County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

On a recent visit to the foothills, I made a rewarding detour through Knights Ferry. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Ferry,_California

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 3 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 3 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 3 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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