Monthly Archives: January 2013

There’s something about a ball of yarn…

So many balls of yarn, so many stores… I had taught myself to knit the summer I was 12, but I didn’t have the staying power then to stick to a project and finish it. A year ago (and nearly … Continue reading

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Chasin’ Tail, Falls Church

Crawfish etouffee in Falls Church and some of the best fried green tomatoes I have had the luck to eat. You can also get a bucket of head-on shrimp, with a choice of three sauces and three degrees of hotness, … Continue reading

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Maggie’s Menu, Corinth, MS

Imagine feeding seven people for $44 bucks, of which 5 had a meat and threes, as it’s locally called in the South. Each platter was about $5.50–imagine a chicken-fried steak, coleslaw, potato salad, boiled cabbage, and a griddle corn cake … Continue reading

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Coffee off the Natchez Trace in Collinwood, TN–Dragonfly

Leaving ‘bama to go back to DC, so we decided to chase down a cache off the Trace which we didn’t get last year. Went to the Trace Visitor Center in Collinwood, and a sign caught my eye. Dragonfly. Hm. … Continue reading

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Never again….food and places

Gee, which one first? Burger King in Annandale, at John Marr and Columbia Pike. Chicken tenders to go were not fully cooked. T&A truck stop outside Knoxville. Don’t ever get the cheeseburger and the southern fried chicken sandwich in the … Continue reading

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