MA Road Trip: Holy Toledo
TOLEDO, Aug. 5 -- The first day of the MA road trip began with a few twists and turns -- even before I got behind the wheel. About an hour before my road companion Jules and I were planning to leave, she had a last-minute business emergency that not only changed the MA itinerary but would keep her in Maryland for an additional 24 hours.
As a result, the MA chariot departed without its navigator and I began my journey solo, through western Pennsylvania and into the northern reaches of Ohio. And holy Toledo, I'm typing to you from Toledo, Ohio. (I've always wanted to say that.) Because I got a late start yesterday, I arrived in the "Glass City" just before sunset, which means little opportunity to poke around for eats and drinks. I did have one unexpected delight -- driving across the Veterans' Glass City Skyway bridge as I made my way into Toledo. I had no idea I was in for such architectural eye candy!
Oh, before I forget: if you're ever in Pittsburgh, stop by Kaya for a bite to eat. Located in the Strip District, home to lots of cool old warehouses and funky little shops, Kaya is dishing up fusion cuisine that actually works. I had a grilled cheese sandwich with Manchego and Idiazabal cheeses, teamed up with a kicky mango sambal for dipping and a lovely green salad with pepitas. How's that for a roadside treat!
Alas, I've gotta run -- as I'm picking up my waylaid navigator at Detroit Metro airport, and the blueberries of coastal Michigan are calling our names. Today's lunch plan: Zingerman's Deli in Ann Arbor, Mich. We'll spend the night in Ludington, a Lake Michigan beach town.
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