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‘Dirt for sale’ — and more from Uncle Pete’s in Lebanon, Tenn.

| March 08, 2014

Quick stop-over at Uncle Pete's in Lebanon, Tenn., on a recent weekend trip, yielded some news: Pete's got a redesign in the works for the Guinness-worthy coffee-cup collection housed in the restaurant.

Fun at Pedro’s place in S.C.Image Gallery

| February 14, 2014

If you've seen the signs for Pedro's South of the Border and haven't stopped, you should, at least once. If you're with someone cool who doesn't mind taking stupid pictures with fiberglass animals, it's an ...

Circle, circle, dot dot dot….

| January 08, 2014

In which Wendy proposes a research project, and "someone's sister-in-law needed a job, so they created the 'Fund for Dumb Stuff'... Progress, people, progress."

Tony Justice: Making dreams reality with new record

| December 09, 2013

The quality of the writing and production on the best tracks on Justice's new record are primed to earn wide attention – if not in the mainstream, definitely among the audience Justice knows best. That’s ...

Have it your neigh

| November 22, 2013

On U.K. horse-meat fast-food burger scandal: "I'd actually be happy to find out it's only horse meat, and not something unspeakable, like ground-up baby diapers drenched in pig fat."

Do you have a permit for that?

| November 15, 2013

Annals of obstruction: If such questions keep up, Wendy says, she's may just require sources sign a "waiver ... to read my articles from now on."

Fuel-island etiquette: What’s your biggest pet peeve?

| November 13, 2013

Wendy Parker struck a nerve with her "Short fuses at the fuel island" blog post. It dealt with commonly expressed aggravation with long waits as some drivers use the island for things other than fueling.

Coffee is king! The once-upon-a-time story of the brew’s origins

| October 02, 2013

"Whether you pay for it or not, coffee is king on the road, still out-selling energy drinks, and being consumed by 80% of the population on a daily basis. All hail the mighty bean."

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