Monday, February 9, 2015

I Love Food.


Congratulations to "Erin F", the winner in Maureen's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

This is a rare opportunity for me.  I don't usually get to come out from behind the curtain at JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE, but we had a cancellation today so you are stuck with me! :)


People often ask, "Where would you go if you could go anywhere on the planet?" Well, heck, that's simple. Hot Dog Johnny's in Buttzville, NJ.  Seriously! Those from New Jersey might remember this essential family stop on Route 46.

I have since moved away from New Jersey, so when asked that question....Hot Dog Johnny's is the spot!

This great big planet of ours is beautiful, and there are so many exotic destinations that I'm sure we all dream about someday seeing. And on those rare occasions that we do get to go somewhere, what do we do, take pictures? Have fond memories? Yes, but I'll be honest. My entire being focuses around food. :)

It doesn't have to be fine dining in Europe. A trip to the local pizzeria is as memorable to me as any exotic meal abroad. I love food! 

In my Romantic Suspense novel, SHADOW, the heroine moves to London. Just as important as researching the sights and sounds of the city, is the in depth probe into local foods. I've been to London several times, but that didn't stop me from scouring every pub menu I could find online. (God bless the internet!)  

Giveaway:

Today I'm giving away a quick little $5 Amazon gift card so you can buy yourself a book or two, or even a hot dog. I'm sure Amazon is selling hot dogs by now. I'll probably be able to have Hot Dog Johnny's delivered by a drone soon!  

Where are some of your favorite places to eat food? :)

SHADOW

The Shadow was watching her again. Sometimes he would approach. On those occasions she tried to run. Running was pointless, though. He would always return. And he would always ask the same question−over and over… 

Where is Nathan Bethard? 

Sophie's boss has skipped town, abandoning their counseling firm. Now a stranger is stalking her.  In an attempt to flee him, she seeks a new job...in London. 

Does The Shadow really have evil intentions, though? Is there more to him than Sophie originally thought? Maybe The Shadow is in fact her only protection.






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33 comments:

  1. I already live outside of the US (Canada), but would love, love to visit San Francisco again...so many choices there!

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  2. I live in Europe but I'd love to go to the US one day.

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    1. What are some of your favorite meals served at the restaurants near you, Natalija?

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  3. Amsterdam at the peak of tulip season! Can you imagine how beautiful & fragrant it must be?!?!?!? Robin in NC rw620 at aol dot com

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    1. That would be beautiful, Robin. I would definitely eat at a table outside there to soak it all in!

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  4. Oh Sue, you're making me hungry just thinking about San Francisco food!

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  5. Ah, a blog post about one of my favorite topics :D Lovely to 'see' you today - and thanks for a wonderful blog site.

    I like a traditional roast - roast beef, yorkshire puddings and all the veg!

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    1. Thanks Willa! Those sound like some of the staples that I love! What happened to the little girl in me who was a fussy eater? I think she turned ten and said, "FEED ME!" :)

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  6. I loved eating in New Orleans pre-Katrina. From Commander's Palace to Mother's, you couldn't get a bad meal. Miss it.

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    1. Hi Jonetta. I haven't been down there since the hurricane. That is a town that loves to eat as much as I do. I don't think you can keep them down for long!

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  7. A woman after my own heart! My family and I love to try new restaurants. My fave recently was Smoky Bones. Talk about great food! I am going there for my birthday in a couple of weeks. I do have to mention, however, King Gyros. It is locally owned and operated and has the best gyros and barbeque ribs I've ever tasted!

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    1. Oh, gyros! Yum! I'll come with you, Debbie!

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  8. I would love to visit London some day and see all the historic sights.
    One of my favorite places to eat is at a local pizzeria. Meet some friends with a bottle of wine and you have a great night.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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    1. Sounds perfect, Maureen. I once drove through 12 inches of snow and blizzard-like conditions to get to the local pizzeria. If I'm going to get snowed in...I better have pizza. Even more miraculous was that they were open! :)

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  9. One day I hope to visit Ireland... as for fav places to eat... When I lived back East I loved Frank's Pizza in my hometown... he came from Italy... what delicious pizza and calzones.

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    1. Calzones! Now my stomach is poking me from the inside, saying, "eh-hem. A calzone would be real nice about now."

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  10. My favorite place to eat is Shiggity Shack in St. Kitts. They serve huge lobster tails, and I do mean HUGE. Being from New Jersey originally too but now living in Florida I miss White Castles, good pizza, and pork roll. LOL!!! Maureen feel free to exclude me from the giveaway since I advertise on your site and have participated in your fantastic author holiday contests. Just couldn't resist jumping in on this thread regarding food. LOL

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    1. Hi Cindy. So happy to see you! Pork roll! Pork roll and the freshest bagels you can imagine. I recently traveled up to New Jersey for Christmas and even the hotel I stayed in had the best bagel I'd ever tasted.

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  11. anywhere as long as it's clean

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  12. Someday I hope to visit Australia and New Zealand. My favorite places to eat locall are the small "mom & pop" restaurants. Good food and the staff are friendly and even know who you are after a few visits.

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    1. I'd love to go to Australia too, Joan! Take me with you! :)

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  13. I'd go to my friend's home - she makes the best dumplings.

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  14. I live in Australia, so already outside the US. How about London?

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    1. What are some of the best local meals served around your way, Mary?

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  15. I'd love to see London :) thanks for sharing!

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  16. I would most like to visit Sydney, Australia. A good hot dog sounds tasty right now. :)

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    1. We need to learn about the best restaurants in Sydney, Brooke, so we can plan our itinerary. :)

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  17. Great picture! Makes me want a hot dog...right there.
    Jan

    janet_kerr@msn.com

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    1. But, I would like to visit France.

      Jan

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    2. Isn't it amazing that a picture of a building can set your mouth to watering?! :) Thanks Jan!

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