Every so often, as a journalist, a rare and beautiful opportunity comes across the ol’ transom. Like an invitation to spend a day at Butterball University. Butterball University. Heard of it? That’s where the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line operators–who number nearly 50–are trained each season, so that they can answer the millions of, yes, fowl calls […]Read more "Talking Turkey at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line"
On June 13 and 14, Chicago-based guidebook author and travel journalist Kate Silver ventured through the seven counties of Northern Indiana to choose a winner of the Northern Indiana Pizza Wars. She selected Iechyd Da Brewery in Elkhart as the winner and awarded honorable mention to The Café at The Bowling Alley in Warsaw. To […]Read more "Judging the Pizza Wars: Eating My Way through Northern Indiana, One Slice at a Time"
Chicago-based travel guide author and journalist Kate Silver has named Iechyd Da Brewing Company in Elkhart, Indiana winner of the Critic’s Choice Award in the 2015 Northern Indiana Pizza Wars. She also gave a nod to The Café at The Bowling Alley in Warsaw, Indiana, awarding it Honorable Mention. The Critic’s Choice Award is a […]Read more "Iechyd Da Brewing in Elkhart, Indiana Named Critic’s Choice Winner in Northern Indiana Pizza Wars"
Yesterday morning, I left Chicago bound for Iowa, where I’m speaking on a “Blogging Academy” panel put on by the Eastern Iowa Tourism Association. Along the way, I made a number of stops and got a tasty niblet of this corn-filled state. First, I stopped in Clinton, Iowa and got a fun tour by Carrie […]Read more "Adventures in Iowa as I Prepare for ‘Blogging Academy’"
Photo taken at Smith Brothers General Store in Clinton, Iowa. “Joke’s on you!” “Oh deer.” “They say it tastes just like venison.” “These tracks don’t run.” Your turn!Read more "Name That Caption!"
My wifi-equipped ride for the week came at the perfect time. My check engine light went on about 30 miles outside of South Bend, Indiana on Saturday. I’d been in the car since 7 a.m., blissfully cruising without traffic, when the little orange-ish cartoon engine lit up. Breathe. I was on my way to judge […]Read more "Nice to Meet You, Chevy Trax. Your Timing Couldn’t Be Better."