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Rocco’s Ristorante – Ceredo, WV

Ceredo West Virginia, population 1,400, is not exactly the place you’d expect to discover fine Italian dining.  But once you walk through the door, you’d swear you were in Manhattan’s Little Italy.  Family-owned, home recipes, simple but classic décor, I kept expecting Don Corleone to walk by our table any minute.  We were there on…

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Hazel’s Knotty Pine – Maysville, KY

If you think you’re a pretty big deal, Hazel’s Knotty Pine probably isn’t going to work out well for you.  Hazel not only provides good home-cooked meals and ice-cold beer, she’ll give you a taste of good-ole Kentucky down-home common sense that you can take to the bank.  No charge.  And she’s not keen on much…

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Liberty Bell Bar – Nacogdoches, TX

LFI folks seem to find themselves in Texas at least a few times a year. We don’t generally mind a trip to the Longhorn State due to the chance to find a good BBQ joint, and one LFI employee never passes up a chance to go anywhere in close proximity to a WHATABURGER restaurant. This…

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NEW ORLEANS – Crabby Jack’s

The iconic New Orleans Po’boy sandwich can be found in nearly every sandwich shop in NOLA, but few do it as well, or as large, as Crabby Jacks. Located in an industrial section of nearby Jefferson, LA, the restaurant is unpretentious and easy to miss. The commercial seafood distributor next door provides the shrimp and/or…

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Saxony Inn Steakhouse – Hobbs, NM

If you ever find yourself in the Permian Basin of West Texas or southeastern New Mexico, LFI suggests you head to the Saxony Inn Steakhouse in Hobbs, NM. It’s a bit hard to find, located on the east side of town inside the Hobbs Family Inn. Go through the lobby towards the heavy wooden door,…

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Main & Maple Coffee House in Nicholasville, Kentucky

The Main & Maple Coffee House located in Nicholasville, Kentucky is a must stop for any travelers in the area. The M & M Coffee House offers the perfect casual and relaxing setting for breakfast and lunch as a treat out or with clients. The “ville” sandwich and the chicken torino wrap are fabulous and…

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Ohio

Located 15 miles east of Cincinnati, Ohio, the small town of Milford is the latest stop for the LFI team. While enjoying the scenic views of the Little Miami River, LFI recommends lunch at Big Poppa Slims Café on Main. The retro style café with vinyl album covers blanketing the walls serves iconic classic sandwiches…

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Louisiana

When most people think of “Cajun” and “Mardi Gras” the first place that comes to mind is New Orleans; however, if you make that observation to a southern Louisiana native, prepare to be met with a head-shaking, yet good natured scolding (probably in French). As many of the locals will be more than happy to…

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New Mexico

La Posta de Mesilla restaurant is located in the town of Las Cruces and features food and atmosphere that can transport you to a different country.  The restaurant is expansive with many small rooms that you can almost get lost. Despite the plentiful seating, La Posta is popular with tourists and locals alike so that…

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