A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting
100 Things to Do in Charlotte
A local TV station speaks with Sarah Crosland, author of the book 100 Things to Do in Charlotte Before You Die. Four of the hundred are discussed, and two of them are edible! Ms. Crosland urges readers to sample the salted caramel brownie from Amelies, a French bakery. And, of course, Charlotte is one of the nation’s great food truck cities, achieving its fullest flowering each Friday, rain or shine, at Food Truck Friday. The interview follows:
Remembering Evelyn Rotier, Founder of Nashville’s Rotier’s
Evelyn Rotier, who started Rotier’s of Nashville, TN with her husband John in 1945, has passed away at the age of 94. Mrs. Rotier had retired from running the restaurant, which is now operated by her children, but she still stopped in for a cheeseburger on occasion. Rotier’s, a longtime favorite with students at the nearby Vanderbilt University, is famous for their cheeseburger served on French bread. The restaurant will be closed until Friday. To read more about Evelyn Rotier and her restaurant, click here.
A Kiwi at a New York City Appetizing Counter
A writer from New Zealand, on his first trip to New York City, stops in at Russ & Daughters on the Lower East Side and asks his counterman to put together a sampler of Russ’ finest. He leaves with pickled herring in sour cream and onions, sturgeon, sable, smoked salmon, bialys, babka, rugelach and a whole lot more. His first exposure to a NY appetizing counter (although he thinks it’s a deli) and he begins with the city’s finest! Read his story here.
Buy Em By The Sack
White Castle opened in Kansas in 1921. In 1922, Bob Kinkel, inspired by the Castle, opened Cozy Inn in Salina, KS. Unlike White Castle, the Cozy never went national. They still serve just the tiny one-ounce burgers cooked over onions, garnished with pickle, mustard, and ketchup… and no cheese! This week is their biggest of the year, what with all the travelers passing through on their way to and from family. See what all the fuss is about as KWCH of Wichita visits the famous Cozy Inn.