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Food Kickstarters, Mothers’ Day meal, competitive eaters in my neighborhood and ToTs

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Old Forge Pizza means home for the holidays

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The holidays season is quickly approaching which means travel plans are quickly arriving. “Home for the Holidays” is a concept that seems to resonate no matter who you are or where you’re from. The concept incorporates friends, families,  unique traditions… and food.

My December always means a visit to the greater Scranton, Pa. area.  Northeastern Pennsylvania subtly offers strong cuisine like wings, Sheetz, coneys,  etc.  The undisputed king of my hometown food scene is Old Forge-style pizza however.

Every time I’m there I need a “tray” (that’s right, not “pie”) of either Lou’s or Andy’s. I can settle for Duke’s, Barrett’s or even a grab-and-go from the “Archbald Express Mart” (a.k.a. Propst’s)  as well.  It’s a distinct approach only available in NEPA – typically square cuts, sweet sauce, multiple cheese blend, softer crust and as good cold as it is hot. A slice of it feels like home as much as (or probably more so at this point) sleeping on mt parents’ couch.

With Holidays 2010 already underway or just days away, what food makes you feel at home in your area?

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Our national holiday, but no rest for the food-inclined.

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It’s one of the few events I have a chance to cover annually, and I’ve already started focusing over on Twitter. Happy Fourth of July to all but, more importantly, get ready for the 2010 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest!

Check out the live blog over at In Pursuit of the Trivial. Then afterwards switch back the focus to our national pride, fireworks and an open grill…

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