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26 08, 2011

CT’s Road Trip, part 5: Hello, old friends…

By | 2017-03-17T00:52:50+00:00 August 26th, 2011|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

One of the greatest things about returning home is being able to visit all the restaurants you loved, but don't have around your new area. It's been six years, but I still long for several places in the Champaign-area, many of which are fortunately still around. But just as some places go, there are new [...]

1 08, 2011

Nerd Lunch: The Web Series – Episode One Commentary

By | 2018-07-22T15:26:08+00:00 August 1st, 2011|Categories: Video|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

First, happy birthday to Savannah, my "Nerd Lunch: The Web Series" co-host. I hope it's a great day and that no one forces you to watch some guy eat a bunch of hot dogs. Second, I have to say a special thanks to Will "The Thrill" Viharo for an incredible review of "Nerd Lunch: The [...]

18 03, 2011

(Nerd) Lunch Special: Sonic Drive-In’s “The Chicago Dog”

By | 2017-03-17T00:59:02+00:00 March 18th, 2011|Categories: Article|Tags: , |1 Comment

Oh, here we go again. CT is going to talk about Chicago-style Hot Dogs.Yes, yes...sorry. I recently discovered that the fast food chain Sonic has begun serving "The Chicago Dog." I've said before, I'm desperate for what I can get down here in Tallahassee as far as Chicago-style food is concerned. I learned recently that [...]

9 10, 2009

(Nerd) Lunch Special: Steak ‘n Shake Chicago Frank

By | 2017-03-17T01:01:31+00:00 October 9th, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |5 Comments

My last couple trips to Steak 'n Shake have been a bit odd. I'm no economist as Tony O. would attest to, but it seems to me that in this struggling economy, anything that's not McDonald's has been struggling a bit. It seems we've seen a lot of new fast food/quick service products lately. Arby's [...]

26 12, 2008

When a Nerd Becomes a Dad: Taste from Back Home

By | 2017-03-17T01:02:36+00:00 December 26th, 2008|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |2 Comments

One week ago today, Nerd Lunch welcomed a new addition. Dashiell Vaughn Trammel entered the world on December 19, 2008 at 8:04 PM. Dashiell is a cool little guy and I look forward to getting to know him. Hopefully, he'll want to play with super hero and G.I. Joe action figures and want to read [...]

13 12, 2007

(Nerd) Lunch Special: The Chicago Dog

By | 2017-03-17T02:56:31+00:00 December 13th, 2007|Categories: Article|Tags: , |5 Comments

The Chicago style hot dog is a fast food staple throughout the Windy City's sphere of influence. Outsiders think the concoction is weird, but the combination of mustard, onion, neon green relish, a dill pickle spear, tomato, sport peppers, and celery salt takes a hot dog to a different level. This particular specimen is from [...]