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A Dozen Great American Food Cities
Finding good food in New York and San Francisco is no challenge. But they’re not the only cities known for great eating, according to Mic. They’ve written about 12 more American cities that have an eating scene to rival the big two. One of them, New Orleans, we would contend is more of an eating city than San Fran or even New York. A couple of surprises: Baltimore and Pittsburgh, and they present a good case for Pittsburgh even while dismissing Primanti-style sandwiches. And Baltimore’s crabs and pit beef carry the day. See the whole story here.
Best Cheesesteak in Philly
Who makes the best cheesesteak in Philadelphia? If you aren’t from the area be ready for a heap of scorn for having the temerity to even ask the question, as if you could possibly have the slightest thoughts on the subject. Nevertheless, Zagat just released the result of their latest Philadelphia survey, which proclaims Dalessandro’s (founded in 1960) as the top cheesesteak shop in the city. We’ll take Steve’s Prince of Steaks but we don’t have a major argument with Dal’s; it’s certainly in the running. Check out all the Zagat Best Of lists for Philly here.
Becky’s Diner of Portland ME Hoping to Offer Health Insurance This Year
The Affordable Care Act requires employers with more than 50 full-time employees to provide health insurance. Becky Rand, owner of Becky’s Diner of Portland, Maine, doesn’t meet that threshold. Nonetheless, she is hoping that this is the year she can offer all of her employees health insurance. Until that happens, she’s been urging her people to sign up for insurance through the ACA marketplace, which has been a big success in Maine. The Maine Lobstermen’s Association has also been helping their members get health insurance through ACA. Read more at the Portland Press Herald.
Guns N’ Roses N’ Deli
Marc Canter, proprietor of Los Angeles’ landmark deli Canter’s, also happened to grow up with one Saul Hudson, better known as Slash, former lead guitarist with Guns N’ Roses. Marc maintained a lifelong connection with the band, and in 2008 wrote a biography of Guns N’ Roses. That biography is now being turned into a feature film about the band. Read more at SPIN.