Archive for the ‘ODDS&SODS’ Category

Funky Signs: How to have a girlfriend/boyfriend in 3 steps, #Frescobar

Funky Signs: How to have a girlfriend/boyfriend in 3 steps, #Frescobar
My morning routine is pretty much the same every day. Wake up, feed the kitten, have a latte and drive to work. Or rather, get driven to work (but my single-time driving lesson is a story for another time). Every morning, I walk down Napoca Street (in the city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania) on my way to work...
October 9th, 2014 | STAFF, EUROPE, FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Funky Signs: Duck Crossing, Newcastle, Pennsylvania

Funky Signs: Duck Crossing, Newcastle, Pennsylvania
Photo Copyright © Milli Thornton WE ATTENDED a weekend auto show in a local park in Newcastle, Pennsylvania. It was a very hot day and any sign of water relief—such as the fountain in the nearby duck pond—promised some relief. As we drove into the park, we spotted this sign indicating a duck crossing....
July 11th, 2014 | FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Funky Signs: The coffee adoration edition

Funky Signs: The coffee adoration edition
Story by Estrella Azul. Photo Copyright © Trisha Poole & Estrella Azul. BY FAR OUR FAVORITE pub to visit during our trip to Brasov in April 2013 with my friend Trisha was Bibliotheque Pub. We were charmed by the place so much so that we ate and had drinks there nearly every day we spent in the city. Instant...
June 5th, 2014 | STAFF, EUROPE, FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

The Character of Paris: sewers & catacombs

The Character of Paris: sewers & catacombs
By staff writer Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. NOWHERE IS QUITE as peculiar or intriguing as underground Paris. Many people arrive via Charles de Gaulle international Airport (CDG), quite a trek from the heart of the city, then travel into the city by way of the Metro trains. But the...
March 13th, 2014 | STAFF, EUROPE, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More

Funky Signs: Free smells, anyone?

Funky Signs: Free smells, anyone?
Story by Milli Thornton. Photo Copyright © Milli Thornton. DRIVING THROUGH downtown Pittsburgh one summer afternoon, this sign in the window at Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches caught my fancy. We all hate having a hard sell shoved in our faces, and yet, without the lures of promotion and marketing...
February 28th, 2014 | FUNKY SIGNS, PITTSBURGH | Read More

Selah Restaurant: Dining in a Bank Vault

Selah Restaurant: Dining in a Bank Vault
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. Selah Restaurant is located in an old bank building at 130 S Bridge Street, downtown Struthers, Ohio. It’s a hometown restaurant with big city flair! Designed rooms, original photography, brass teller cages, a walk-in vault, full bakery...
February 16th, 2013 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, DINING, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More

The Chuckwagon Cafe, Moscow, Texas

The Chuckwagon Cafe, Moscow, Texas
Story by guest blogger Teresa Davis. Photos Copyright © Teresa Davis. IN THIS DAY and age of fast food and drive-thru, it’s nice to find a cafe where you can go in, sit and enjoy a really great meal. In Moscow, Texas—and “Yes, Virginia, there really is a Moscow, Texas”—there is such a...
October 5th, 2012 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, OUTDOORS EATING, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More