Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Roadside Attraction

By: Piper Wynwood
Book Title: Drizzled with Death
Series: The Sugar Grove Mysteries
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
Author: Jessie Crockett

Well, it has finally really warmed up here in Sugar Grove, NH where I own and operate a restaurant called The Stack Shack. It's named that because the restaurant is shaped like a stack of pancakes complete with a chimney shaped like a butter pat. I bought the place a few years ago from an elderly couple who were looking to retire and have enjoyed most every minute working in it since. I try to make the menu as much fun as the architecture and from what I hear from the locals, mostly I've succeeded. The recipe for my Who'd a Thunk It sandwich is in the first Sugar Grove Mystery, Drizzled with Death.

I love seeing the regulars come in and order the special. I love hearing what tourists have to say about our beautiful town and our charming state. But the thing I love more than anything else is to hear about the other roadside attractions my customers have visited. Technically, my restaurant is what is considered novelty architecture. You know, the buildings shaped like bottles of milk or boxes of clams.

Apparently, I am not the only one who loves these old buildings as well as other sorts of kooky tourist hot spots. I was pleased as punch to find sites on the internet like Vintage Roadside and even this one from an unexpected source the DMV. Who knew the even the government would give a thumbs-up to fun?

Do you have a favorite roadside attraction to recommend?

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  1. I'm rather fond of Angus, a kilted Highlander not all that far from Threadville:

  2. This is a new series to me. I'll have to check it out.