Archive for ‘Food’

August 10, 2020

Corn Field Break

Lunch Stop at a side road alongside brow-high corn. Just off I-55 near Towanda IL

July 21, 2020

Full Breakfast

Egg Yolk: Sunny Side Up

Nicely sorted cafe’d Triumph with a breakfast theme. Just needs bacon, sausages, black pudding and a buttered slice washed down with a hot Cuppa.

June 15, 2020

Pizza Pie

Stunt Jump

– the current advertising campaign for Caesar’s Pizza involves a caped daredevil under a spotlight ready to perform motorcycling derring do. The bike is a Triumph just like Evel Knievel used in ‘67 to jump the fountain at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Extra cheese topping please!

January 8, 2020

Tea!

Brew fixin’s | the garage is ready for winter maintenance occupation. Kettle, mug, teabags and wireless. Sorted!

November 14, 2019

Mars Confectionery

M&M | Candy riding a sidecar combination. Seen on a display shelf at the noodle shop where I got our supper.

October 7, 2019

I’m alright Jack!

Tanks a Lot! There’s Nothing Like the Union Flag emblazoned on your classic Triumph motorcycle’s petrol tank. Tea & Biscuits anyone?

May 5, 2019

In the Pits

Fuel Stop | As well as the necessary 93 octane for the Tiger there is also my engine to keep stoked. When passing through Minnesota or some parts of Wisconsin I always manage to grab one or two Nut Goodies made by the St Paul confectioners Pearson’s. Unsalted peanuts in a creamy maple center covered in milk chocolate. Washed down with a Coke… perfect road food!

April 6, 2019

Hound in the Hack

Comfy Chair | a respectable couple take their pet pup for a ride in the countryside. I’m sure there’s a picnic tucked away in there somewhere.

February 28, 2019

Get the kettle on!

Cuppa – there’s nowt like a fresh hot cup of tea.

December 28, 2018

Hey!

Merchandise- the New Years Honours list was published today… little did I know but actor Henry Winkler was made an honorary OBE back in 2012. As we know he was The Fonz, cool greaser in the hot 70’s tv shoe Happy Days. As with any popular character there was plenty of supporting items for sale.

December 6, 2018

I want a sumsun

Geordie Tradition – growing up in the North East of England one of the highlights of the season was a trip to Newcastle to see the window display at Fenwick’s department store. Several windows were set up in a theme of mechanical marvels. This year they bring to life The Snowman, that Raymond Briggs character introduced to British Christmas culture forty years ago. This photo has the frosty character haring across a winter scene on some red tanked motorcycle. A point of note for this image: Greggs is a bakery popular with Geordies for meat pasties and stottie cake sarnies… they reversed their Northumberland Street shop sign so when reflected in Fenwick’s window it would read correctly… cunning marketing!

November 23, 2018

Riding on the Ceiling

St Louis – a road trip down State sees us in the Gateway City on the banks of the Mississippi. Our hotel has a restaurant off its lobby called the Triumph Grill. And yes, its theme is motorcycles. Did I also mention the motorcycle museum is part of it and a Triumph/Ducati dealership too?
“I’m as excited as a terribly excited person who has a really good reason for being terribly excited.”

August 12, 2018

Lunar cycle

From the Earth to the Moon – short jaunt up north to dust the cobwebs from the owld bikes. Coffee stop at the Full Moon diner on Route 41 where an impromptu gathering of motorcycles occur at weekend mornings. Nice T595 Daytona parked next to the Geordie-Bonnie, which, for a 20 year old bike still looks fresh in looks. This triple superbike was the true relaunch of the modern Triumph marque as the 20th Century came to a close.

Coffee was hot & fresh, eggs sunny side up and sausages tasty.

June 8, 2018

The Road less traveled

To Feed a Soul

“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life ― and travel ― leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks ― on your body or on your heart ― are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.” Anthony Bourdain 1955-2018

May 7, 2018

Zogo’s

Diner – monochrome photo of yesterday’s stop. Cheeseburger with bacon and fries. Sheridan Road Northshore drag back into Town.