Baseball Road Trip 2007 - Tuesday Part One
Our hosts in Pittsburgh were nice as can be. Listmaker snapped a photo of them in front of their house before we all headed to the Southside for brunch.
Brunch (well, lunch as it was a Tuesday and brunch is only a weekend thing) was found at Double Wide Grill. I went with the burger option (southwest style without cheese) with hubcap potatoes on the side. They're little fried garlicky potatoes that had me wishing I'd just ordered french fries. Three or four of the little hubcaps are great, but a full side order was too many for me.
After lunch we jetted across one of the rivers, bound for Oakland. Ice cream was on the menu and we couldn't have been happier with Dave & Andy's Homemade Ice Cream.
The ice cream shop is the home of one decision after another. And I was fine with that. The long list of the day's flavors rotates but I was very happy to find a cookies 'n' cream option. The waffle cones are made in the shop and Dave & Andy's offers a chocolate chip waffle cone option. They didn't have any available, but the guy behind the counter offered to make one for me. It would have taken six minutes. Antsy about getting on the road (and forgetting that we allow ice cream in the car?) I told him not to worry about it. What was a I thinking?
There's a hidden M&M treat at the bottom of each cone. If I lived nearby I'd visit this ice cream shop once a week.
We headed south to Charleston, WV after eating ice cream. Roadfood.com directed us to Country Club Bakery in Fairmont, WV. The three of us ordered a half-dozen pepperoni rolls, each eating one in the car. I only managed one bad photo of the establishment and I won't be posting it. I was so overwhelmed by the experience that I also failed to photograph the delightful treat itself. I'm sure Listmaker will fill you in as he took a few more photos and can do a better job telling the story.
Twenty minutes later we found ourselves in Clarksburg, WV. We toasted our upcoming chili dogs with two refreshing waters loaded with ice and one ice-cold Coca-Cola (so chilled that Erik delighted at the coldness of the can).
We got to Ritzy Lunch just before closing time. The chili was great and I wish we'd gotten there right at lunch time to enjoy what was probably a fine hot dog at the noon hour.
With our bellies (very) full it was time for a few more hours on the road.