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Archive for the ‘American Travel’ Category

July 23rd, 2018 - 5:17 am § in Boston

Steak Tips Vignette: Sal’s Ristorante & Pizzeria in Southie

Steak tips, in a sub, and eaten on the beach? What sort of clash of cultures was this, and why had it taken us this long to find it?

April 16th, 2018 - 11:30 pm § in American Travel, Memphis

New Photos, New Map: Returning to Memphis, April 2018

It's time to go back to Memphis, a city that continues to hold our attention. Even as it grows and changes, it remains a city with a true sense of self.

November 22nd, 2017 - 12:37 pm § in Near South

The Call or: How Henry Harrison Made Us Remember Elvis as a Man, Not a King

Henry Harrison, owner of The International Rock-a-Billy Hall of Fame Museum, wants you to know Elvis, Carl, and Johnny as people, not as mythic titans of music and history.

September 5th, 2017 - 10:16 pm § in Miami

Welcoming the End of Endless Summer With a Pair of Hot Dogs at Dogma Grill (Miami, FL)

Miami’s Upper Eastside is full of proof that “endless summer” is a false ideal to chase. Summer does end, but it also comes back, sometimes in a new shape and form.

March 5th, 2017 - 12:40 pm § in Kentucky BBQ, Near South

Manic Kentucky Barbecue Adventures: A Fiery Welcome to Roy’s Bar-B-Que in Russellville, KY

It was well past sundown when the Ford Ranger rolled up to us in the shadows behind Roy’s. All the employees were gone, and we definitely weren’t supposed to be there. The headlights turned off & the truck crawled closer, like a predator stalking prey.

January 24th, 2017 - 7:17 pm § in Miami

14 Photos: Women’s March, State Troopers Stop Traffic on I-395 in Miami, FL

At a time when working together for the common good seems impossible, The Government and The People found common ground on a highway in Miami.

January 15th, 2017 - 1:03 pm § in Deep South

The Long, Dark Road To Palestine, AR

Like any good preacher will tell you, there’s a long line of people waiting for salvation, and on this road many of them drive tractor-trailers. So you wait, and the waiting makes you see where you really are.

November 13th, 2016 - 10:06 am § in Near South

Culture Where You Least Expect It: Urban Planning Lessons from the MALL of Cookeville, TN

We see the MALL of Cookeville, TN as an authentic, local reinvention of a place that the corporate world forgot. Perhaps it can offer urban planning lessons to other communities stuck with abandoned big boxes.

March 22nd, 2015 - 11:09 am § in Boston

The Boston Steak Tips Tour 2015

What are Boston steak tips, why are they delicious, and why are they different from the steak tips in the rest of the country? This spring, we’re going to attempt to answer these questions with a series of road (and T) trips throughout Greater Boston.

February 16th, 2015 - 7:38 pm § in Boston

The View Atop the MIT Alps

Standing atop the MIT Alps I saw a pale city splayed out in all directions. And yet here, atop the largest deposit of winter’s harvest, I saw no frozen necropolis.