Monthly Archives: July 2016

Sidle Up To A Pink Marble Bar For Sweet Treats From Past Times

If City Tavern’s hearty Colonial fare isn’t what you’re after during a day of Philadelphia sightseeing, but you’d still like to indulge in a delicious taste from the past, find just the right refreshments at the Franklin Fountain and Shane … Continue reading

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Develop A Taste For “The Most Genteel Tavern in America”

I walked determinedly along Walnut Street, passing the row house where Dolley Madison lived with her first husband, John Todd, the inviting 18th-century garden, and the Polish American Cultural Center. “Sorry, not now,” I thought. “I’m on my way to … Continue reading

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See Where An Upholsterer, A Printer And A Lawyer Made History In The “Greene Countrie Town”

There’s nothing like studying a map and a TourBook from AAA, charging your camera battery, hitting the pavement to see the sights, and returning home with a new favorite travel destination. Recent case in point: Philadelphia. Come along with me … Continue reading

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Experience Columbus By Being A Tourist In Your Own City

“There’s an energy and excitement in Columbus that’s going to hit you as soon as you arrive. Big things are happening here. The city is booming, and not just in population. It’s time to get to know the Columbus that … Continue reading

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At Dayton’s Carillon Brewing Company, Wash Down Historic Immigrant Fare With House-Made Beer

My steady diet of comfort food is peppered with historically inspired dishes for which I developed a taste long ago. Thanks to The Williamsburg Cookbook: Traditional and Contemporary Recipes, by Leetha Booth, I whip up King’s Arms Tavern peanut soup … Continue reading

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Once More, The Main Library Is “Open to All”

April is a glorious month. Warmer temperatures and longer days bring blossoming trees and blooming flowers. No wonder Pat Boone’s April Love, Doris Day’s April in Paris and Enchanted April, the 1992 film adaptation of Elizabeth von Arnim’s novel, are … Continue reading

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