Category: Restaraunt Reviews

  • Victory Through Dog Power

    Victory Through Dog Power

    Here’s a fun item from my blog, 1meps.com, about Medford, Oregon’s destination hot dog cart: Chuck Reeder, of Medford, Oregon, is a believer in street carts. “But I’m a hot-dog cart killer.” He says eight of his competitors have gone out of business since he started Victory Dogs in 2012. While we are talking, he’s…

  • Love, in a takeout container

    Love, in a takeout container

    A couple of days ago, when the northeast was buried under many feet of snow and ice, I was driving across southern Alabama. The sun was bright, and the Gulf of Mexico sparkled like diamonds and sapphires. There were miles of warm, empty sugar-sand beaches, but I couldn’t stop. I was too hungry. Instead of…

  • Baaaaad Chinese

    I’ve never written a review panning a restaurant before. But I’ve never had a meal this bad before. We were hungry for lunch this morning while out running errands in Beaufort. Imagining a nice plate of something with a lot of broccoli, I suggested Chinese food. We had tried Taste of China and found it…

  • Cheap eats around Beaufort, North Carolina

    Last December, Barry and I caught a ride from Beaufort, North Carolina, to Raleigh with Dan Smith, of Funny Farm. It was a miserable evening, raining cats and dogs, and we bounced along 2-lane roads in Dan’s Big Red Truck, swapping tales and keeping each other entertained. In Goldsboro, North Carolina, Dan introduced us to…

  • The Incomparable Versailles Restaurant

    Google Earth tells me that it’s 2,756 miles from my home in Seattle to the Versailles restaurant in Miami. It’s worth the trip. In 1977, I was young enough that any restaurant was a special treat, even Pizza Hut or Burger King. That year, my parents and I drove to Miami for Christmas. We spent…