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Bubblegum and Ice Cream

In Local Flavor, Markets, Ohio, Sweets on June 16, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Bubblegum artist in the news

Surely, I reasoned, artist Ben Harben must have a well-developed sweet tooth.  He makes portraits out of bubblegum, most of which he chews (the gum not the finished portraits) himself.

So when he offered to introduce me to the best ice cream in Columbus, Ohio, possibly the world, I said yes–rather loudly and a little too eagerly.  (Well, I would have said yes to pretty much anyone because I am an ice cream fanatic.)  Lucky for me, the man is not easily frightened by excessive enthusiasm.  The quest was on!

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Mapping the Barbecue World-Watford’s

In Barbecue, Restaurant, South Carolina on June 1, 2009 at 6:37 pm

Watford's in Bishopville, SC

My friends Whit DeSpoon, Dizzy Frummunger, and I have been known to drive a few miles to find a little barbecue, which makes us rather like most Southerners we know.

Here’s a place I’ve eaten a couple of times, in Bishopville, South Carolina.  Watford’s is not far off I-20, between Florence, SC (I-95) and Columbia.  Just take exit 116 and head toward Bishopville on Highway 15 (Sumter Highway).  You will see it on the right.

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