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Sep 16, 2022

In this episode we stay close to home and visit two great diners, Park's Kitchen in Amesville, Ohio and Triple Nickel Diner in Chesterhill, Ohio. Both locally owned places serve local food, hire local folks, and contribute to the community--and the food is pretty special as well.

Mar 7, 2022

In Lynch, Kentucky the coal companies have left, houses have been abandoned, schools and stores closed. But despite all this the folks at Backroads of Appalachia have a plan. By sponsoring road rallies and events they bring thousands of people to Harlan County and the fall out has created new jobs and new businesses.

Feb 7, 2022

The food writer Michael Pollan cautions us to never get our food where we fill up our cars.  But maybe he has never been to Café Neo, the Emmaville Café, and the Farmhouse Restaurant—great diners located in gas stations that we take you to in this episode.  We also stop by Cowgirl Pizza - a laundromat where you can...

Jan 7, 2022

Back on the road in 2021, George keeps to the rules of staying off the interstates and visiting every small-town museum he sees. In Gridley, Illinois he takes us to the Gridley Phone Museum and a safe with the combination written on the door. Then it is on to Petosi, Wisconsin and the Petosi Brewery where we meet the...

May 11, 2021

“Home” is the seventh and closing episode in George’s Pandemic Road Trip. Yet the story doesn’t end here.  It is a chronicle that carries on in the hearts and souls of the people George has shared with us and lives in the memories we have built through his telling.