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St. Paddy’s Trucker Chow

According to Yahoo, these St. Patrick’s Day dishes are the most popular:   Shepherd’s Pie – a humble classic, full of hearty meat and potatoes and baked into a thick bready crust.   Corned Beef – “corned” refers to a process where the beef is cured in a brine solution.   Irish Soda Bread – Read More…

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History of Green Beer

Green beer has become a staple of the increasingly popular St. Patrick’s Day celebrations the world over. Just about any bar you walk into on Friday, March 17th will be serving the festive favorite. But where did the tradition come from, who invented it? What’s more, what’s the right way of making it because it Read More…

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President’s Day FUN FOOD Facts

President George Washington‘s favorite foods included fish and nuts. He also had a fondness for cherries, particularly Cherry Bounce, a brandy-based drink popular in the eighteenth century. He enjoyed the drink so much that he packed a canteen of it for a trip across the Allegheny Mountains in 1784. The town of Cheshire, Massachusetts presented Read More…

The Peppermill Restaurant and E.K. Valentine Lounge gut-busting Joseph Angus 3.0 Burger

Leave Your Heart . . . and Appetite in Valentine, Nebraska!

For more than 30 years, the Peppermill Restaurant and E.K. Valentine Lounge has been intertwined with Nebraska’s proud beef industry. Serving beef to local cattlemen, Native American visitors . . . and truckers, owner Robert Joseph credits the restaurant’s popularity to his family’s extensive background in beef. “My grandfather, William Joseph had the opportunity for Read More…

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Let’s Get Saucy!

On January 9, 2017, One-Stop Talk featured a post about the world-famous, big-as-your-head Johnson’s Corner Cinnamon Rolls.  Determined to satisfy any flavor profile, Johnson’s Corner also makes and sells its own hot sauces.  Check them out! Highway Steak Wash Sauce – perfect for all steak lovers 18 Wheel Chipotle Sauce – perfect for Chipotle burritos Read More…

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Rollin’ Into Johnson’s Corner

Open 24 hours a day since 1952, Johnson’s Corner started as a gas station in the middle of farmland near Loveland, Colorado. Most thought owner, Joe Johnson was crazy for building a gas station in the middle of nowhere, but shortly after he built his truck stop, construction began on an interstate highway that would Read More…

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Healthy Trucker Stuffed Mushrooms

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to eat more healthy foods, why not try this recipe from our colleagues at HealthyTrucker.com? They took a standard recipe for stuffed mushrooms and revamped the recipe to a Healthy Trucker recipe.  The difference in calories for three mushrooms? About 120! Ingredients: 4 links Italian-style turkey sausage Read More…

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King of the Road Grub . . . and Pedal Cars?!

“I drove past four truck stops just to come here, and I was hungry two hours ago,” says a trucker who just walked into Berky’s Restaurant at the Lee-Hi Travel Plaza (I-81 and I-64) in Lexington, Virginia. “Up and down the road, you hear about this place, so I had to go the extra mile Read More…

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Make Yourself at Home at Gramma’s Kitchen

“Why do I love working in Gramma’s Kitchen so much?” asks general manager, Bryan Tyler. “It’s never dull or boring. I don’t have to sit in a cubicle. And everyday I get to serve the most-down-to-earth folks in America.” Gramma’s Kitchen in Walcott, Iowa opened in 1984 and every month since then has served between Read More…

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The Dixie Restaurant – Serving Truckers Since 1928

At the halfway point between Chicago and St. Louis along 1-55 and historic Route 66 sits the 88-year old Dixie Restaurant.  Originally located in the corner of a mechanic’s garage with seating for 8, the Dixie Restaurant today has seating for 200 and a distinguished menu that earned Chef, Eva Dix, a spot on Food Read More…