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WQED TV producer and PITTSBURGH Magazine back-page writer writes about his current work and assorted other things.

Entries Tagged as '“Breakfast Special”'

Seen any of our tasty video yet?

March 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

If you find your way to our web site for BREAKFAST SPECIAL, and you mouse over the dish of bacon & eggs there, you can see the check slip that says “Taste A Place.”  There we are putting up small video “tastes” of the stories that we’ve shot. Kevin Conrad is editing them.  We’re using […]

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Who Dat? It’s Jodee on Tybee! Da Breakfast Club.

March 1st, 2010 · 5 Comments

Who is up at dawn on Valentine’s Day?  We are.  Your trusty WQED breakfast crew. We’ve come to Tybee Island, just east of the city of Savannah, Georgia, to tape a busy Sunday morning at The Breakfast Club, a legendary morning restaurant.  At 7 am, just as The Breakfast Club is ready to open, the […]

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VA to GA via Sweatman’s.

February 18th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Saturday morning, the 13th of February 2010, we head out of Wytheville on I-77 and I-81, and soon follow the signs for Charlotte.  The sun is out.  The snow piles at the side of the road are diminishing.  Bob wonders where we will finally see no more snow. In a bit of weather-weirdness, states across […]

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Southbound.

February 16th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Friday morning.  February 12 2010.  We pack up the WQED van with suitcases and our camera equipment, sound gear, blank tapes, release forms, and three carrot-cake cupcakes made by Jackie at the Katerbean Coffee Shop in Regent Square.  Pittsburgh still hasn’t recovered from the recent snows, but we gotta go. I think I have a […]

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Superlative stuff.

February 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment

[NOTE:  OK.  I'm out of order.   The sequence of events is off.   We made this  trip to Ohio before we went to Philadelphia, but because the blog publishes in reverse order anyway, its a confused timeline.   It doesn't matter.  It's breakfast that matters.] So, we’re up really early on Friday morning, December 6, loading the van […]

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Carman’s unforgettable Country Kitchen in South Philly

February 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

It’s Saturday morning, January 30.  We start to load up the van around 7:30 a.m. in front of the Marriott Courtyard.  It’s still frigid outside.  I’m driving; Bob’s co-piloting.  We follow the simple Mapquest directions to 1301 South 11th Street in South Philly, not 10 minutes from the hotel. Carman’s Country Kitchen sits on the […]

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Across Pennsylvania for BREAKFAST

January 30th, 2010 · No Comments

It’s time for another BREAKFAST SPECIAL road trip. Bob and Glenn and I get in the fully packed WQED van around 11 a.m. and head east out of Oakland for the City of Brotherly Love.  It’s a beautiful, clear, bitter cold day.  Glenn drives the first leg.  Bob in the passenger seat, me in the […]

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Resolution.

January 7th, 2010 · No Comments

It’s already January 7, 2010. I’ve been way too lax about keeping up with this blog.  I will do better in the new year. When last we saw our intrepid TV crew, they were eating ice cream at Tom’s Ice Cream Bowl in Zanesville en route to Columbus.  It was Thursday, December 3, 2009. Truth […]

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Small Bowl of Eggnog at Tom’s In Zanesville

December 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments

It’s Thursday, December 3, a gray day in Pittsburgh. We’re packing up and driving to Columbus, Ohio today for a three-day Breakfast Special shoot. (It’s Glenn Syska’s mother’s birthday so he doesn’t get here till 9:30 or so. He wanted to take his mom to breakfast. Yes, breakfast.  How could Bob and I say No?) […]

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Square Cafe is hip, not square.

December 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The next day, Wednesday, October 14, we went back to the Square Cafe where we’d shot our 30-second promo about three weeks earlier. Not only were owner-operator Sherree Goldstein and her staff friendly and cooperative and excited when we were there, but several Pittsburgh people had made impassioned pleas about our need to include this […]

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