Happy Monday, everybody. I hope you had a great weekend and that you get a chance to go outside today and enjoy the unseasonably warm weather.
We went to Northern Virginia for the weekend, where my husband attended a Neil Young concert and we went to see the Newseum. If you have never been to the Newseum, I would highly recommend it. It’s simply amazing and not just for news junkies. Our dining adventures during the trip included lunch from Qdoba in Harrisonburg (I have a bad weakness for Qdoba), dinner at a place called the Green Turtle in Fairfax, and dinner at Madigan’s Waterfront in the beautiful town of Occoquan, which was all decked out in holiday lights.
Moving right along, I’ve received a few questions from readers recently and want to put them to the group of you to see what kinds of feedback you can offer. So here goes:
Reader Jeff writes:
“Several years ago when local bakeries like Bingo’s were still in business, I ordered wonderful fresh-made fruitcakes for the holidays. Now the bakeries seem to be all gone, and I’m wondering if you know of any local folks who provide this service. I’ve heard a few people make and sell them from their homes but have no idea how to find those people. Perhaps a mention in your blog would bring some to the surface! Thanks!”
From reader Dennis:
“Don’t know if you can help or not, but am wondering if there is anywhere in Roanoke that serves the old Lendy’s drive in menu items? Pat Dotson’s restaurant did so up until 2005 when he closed. If not, are there any sources for some of the recipes, especially the Buddy Boy hamburger and Slim Jim sandwich?”
Any responses for Jeff or Dennis would be greatly appreciated!