Make No Mistake: This Is Great Steak

I took off to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, in Philly, and was greeted with a city swarming with Secret Service officers, thousands of people clogging the sidewalks, and this is the only photo I managed to get because the entire affair happened during a torrential downpour rain storm. Rather than dwell on the weather, I decided to enjoy a phenomenal, and superbly prepared, steak … Continue reading Make No Mistake: This Is Great Steak

The Final Frontier: Space Really Is Made In A Hollywood Basement

It’s was a few years ago that the music video for Buck 22’s rap version of Billy Ray Cyrus’ Achy Breaky Heart debuted.  As I watched the video, I took a look at the alien space ship they were on, laughed to myself and thought, “I’ve seen that place before!” That space ship, or the set for that spaceship, is located in San Fernando Valley, … Continue reading The Final Frontier: Space Really Is Made In A Hollywood Basement

Money Train: Take An Amtrak Half Way Across The US

Joe Biden did not pay me to write this post. I say take an Amtrak half way across The US because I did the full trip and without paying for vastly overpriced sleeper car, traintracking the across the entire US is grueling, expensive — eight-dollar two-dollar convenience store hamburger, anyone? — and around day four you’ll be looking for ways to claw your way out … Continue reading Money Train: Take An Amtrak Half Way Across The US

Off The Beaten Path: The Back Alleys of Miami Beach, Florida

My recommendations for visiting Florida are: 1. Young Not Married – Visit Miami Beach 2. Middle Aged Married – Visit Key West 3. Old And Waiting to Die- Visit Naples If you make it to Miami Beach, there is one of best pizza shops in the US, Pizza Rustica, and many night clubs situated directly on South Beach.  The hustle and bustle is dizzying. If … Continue reading Off The Beaten Path: The Back Alleys of Miami Beach, Florida

Road Dog Fare: Wayward Traveler Sandwich And Dip

Anyone who has traveled extensively in The US can feel my pain when I say the words same continental breakfast every day of your life.  After awhile one starts to get creative about their morning meal, which led me many years ago to concoct the Wayward Traveler sandwich and, eventually, the dip. The ingredients of a Wayward Traveler sandwich are a bagel, cream cheese, sausage. … Continue reading Road Dog Fare: Wayward Traveler Sandwich And Dip

Fried Chicken Pickin’: Fried Chicken Capital of the World – Barberton, Ohio

Barberton, Ohio has a lot of two things, more fried chicken restaurants per capita than any other city on the planet — it’s the Fried Chicken Capital of the World — and meth labs. The problem here is that the chicken here, from Belgrade Gardens, White House Chicken, Hopocan Gardens, is so good that it’s worth risking your life. My advise is, don’t stay at … Continue reading Fried Chicken Pickin’: Fried Chicken Capital of the World – Barberton, Ohio

Restricted Access: Google Cafeteria – Mountain View, California

If you can find a way to get in Google has the most amazing cafeteria on the planet, dozens of free all you can eat restaurants, piled into one giant room, pure cane soda on tap, and some of the most brilliant minds on the planet gnashing their teeth on the company dime. Unfortunately, everything beyond this photo of one of their phenomenal burritos is … Continue reading Restricted Access: Google Cafeteria – Mountain View, California