Friday, August 8, 2014

Buckhead Mountain Grill & Graeter's Ice Cream – Bellevue/Ft. Mitchell, KY (Cincinnati)

Two things I learned while traveling through the Cincinnati, OH/Bellevue-Newport, KY area: a Kentucky Hot Brown for dinner at Buckhead Mountain Grill, and Cincinnati's famous Graeter's Ice Cream for desert is a great way to spend an evening.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Tim Hortons – Hallstead, PA

Have you ever avoided a restaurant chain because you didn't think it would be worth your time? Without any solid reason, other than a feeling? On a recent vacation in the Northeastern US, we noticed Tim Hortons restaurants, many of which were paired with convenience stores and gas stations right off the highway.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sandy's Lighthouse - Misquamicut Beach, Westerly, RI

Okay, so sand is everywhere. You're on the beach, what would you expect?

Prices are a little high. You're on the beach, you're going to pay for it.

Service is a little slow. You're on the beach, laid back is the rule here.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Waffle House – Arkansas & Kentucky

Pick any two Waffle House restaurants at random – say, Waffle House #668 (Forrest City, AR), or Waffle House #1894 (Mt. Sterling, KY) - and you will find a cook behind the grill that knows exactly how to cook perfect breakfast food. Regular Waffle House patrons know you will get a great meal at any Waffle House, and these two locations are no exception.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

George's Family Restaurant and Pizza Castle – Mountville (Lancaster), PA

We learned a long time ago that when traveling, stepping away from tourist areas and seeking out restaurants where locals eat, usually leads to an excellent, home cooked style meal. It's not always easy to spot these places, as they tend to be in areas off the usual tourist routes. We have been fortunate to find several of these outstanding eateries in places like Silver City, New Mexico, Mystic, Connecticut, and most recently, a comfortable place called George's Family Restaurant and Pizza Castle, in the Lancaster, Mountville, PA area.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Conversation with Astros President Reid Ryan

Most fans of the Houston Astros have been blacked out for more than a year from watching their team on any television platform. This is my Twitter conversation with Astros President Reid Ryan on the subject.

Monday, March 17, 2014

#1 With A Bullet

Thanks to interested readers, 'A Sports Junkie' reached #1 in several categories in several countries for sports books during the free promotion on March 15-16. 

Readers in the US, UK, Italy, and Germany downloaded their free copy, sending the book to #1 in those countries in the sports history and sports essay categories.

The book is now back to regular price.