Reading Time: 3 minutesI wish I were in Tulsa, Oklahoma, eating a $1,100 cheeseburger. Sure, the four-digit airfare is a bit hard to stomach, but warm, gooey cheese makes a mighty fine cushion, especially when it’s dripping from a slab of beef the size of your hand.
Reading Time: 6 minutesI had never been to Detroit, so I was excited last month when the writing assignment landed on my desk. Sure, it was a business trip, but business trips can be fun, right? I spent a week planning ways to maximize my free time. And then, I flew 1,027 miles to waste 111 hours staring at the wall.
Reading Time: 2 minutesVillage Burger is a jewel of a find, down a nowhere road I never expected would yield such beefy goodness — a cheeseburger that ties for my #1 favorite.
Reading Time: 9 minutesMeridian, Mississippi is homegrown blues wafting through a breezeway, mingling with the scent of fried green tomatoes and collard greens. It’s “sugar” and “darlin’” with a side of sass. It’s everything you expect and nothing you think it will be, steeped in South, dyed in cotton, and starched for church on Sunday.
Reading Time: 6 minutesAirport hotels are notoriously slummy, but Comfort Suites Airport in Nashville was a pleasant surprise. This 94-room property, built in 1995, is a gem in the Choice Hotels chain, and it’s my new favorite place to stay in Nashville. It’s easily accessible to I-40. Nashville International Airport is only 1.5 miles away.