• Books,  Reviews

    National Read a Book Day

    It is National Read a Book Day and I am excited because I love books!  I read all kinds of books from cookbooks to horror.  I refuse to participate in the “digital” book age, preferring to buy all my books in print; and I am not alone 65% of Americans read print books 28% of Americans prefer digital books   I love foodie books and I have included my favorite foodie books. Benefits of reading a book Scientific research has proven reading is good for the mind.  Books sharpen your senses.  If you read the word garlic, it triggers your sense of smell.  Metaphors like, a slimy okra, triggers a…

  • Whistle Stop Cafe in Travelers Rest South Carolina
    Restaurants,  Reviews

    Whistle Stop Cafe in Travelers Rest

    The Whistle Stop Cafe in Travelers Rest, South Carolina was originally built in 1932 and billed as The American Cafe.  Renovated in 2013, the restaurant is now known as The Whistle Stop American Cafe and is one of the most popular restaurants in Travelers Rest.  Adjacent to the Swamp Rabbit Trail, the restaurant offers lunch, dinner, cocktails and ice cream treats.  With its unusual, but signature, locomotive, paying homage to the Greenville & Northern Railway, the restaurant has always been family owned and operated. History of The Whistle Stop According to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania: “A whistle stop is a small railway station between the main stations or a…