I lied to you Sunday, I’m sorry.  You’d think I would have realized the St Patrick’s Day Flood occurred on St Patrick’s Day, not on March 14.  Tomorrow is Awkward Moments Day, where we should celebrate the humor in life’s uncomfortable situations, recognize them and apply humor to get us through them.

No joke, the CEO of National Lampoon, Timothy Durhan, was arrested for a $200M ponzi scheme.  🙂

The Bulgarian Macedonian Center in West Homestead is looking to expand.  It’s this nondescript building on 8th Avenue (the main drag) that has a museum, library, teaching and conference rooms and two separate kitchens.   This $1.3M capital plan calls for one large commercial kitchen (we’ll get back to that in a minute), parking (we’ll get back to that in a minute) and some more interior space.  The parking is to help the 23,000 visitors a year that visit the place!  OMG, what a huge amount of people going into that little building.  The combined kitchen plan is to make their soup making more efficient.  60% of their operating funds comes from their soup sales (not Soupy Sales you old timers).  🙂  They must make some pretty tasty soups.  Their most popular soups are chicken soup with farina dumplings, Balkan bean and a spiced wheat.  You can order the soup by going to their web site and clicking on the Soup button or sending them an e-mail bmnecc@gmail.com.  All soups must be picked up from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays or from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays.  I’d recommend using their web site to see what soups are available.  They only accept cash and checks.

There’s another small museum over in West Homestead that I’ve already talked about, Rivers of Steel.  Maybe make a day out of West Homestead?  🙂

You should time your soup pickup so you can make an adventure of it and have lunch at my good friend’s restaurant Blue Dust.  Blue Dust is a family owned restaurant which is kind of an oxymoron.  Jerry is famous for his smoked meats (smoked brisket sandwich is to die for) and Sarah is know for her vegan dishes.  They absolutely have the best artichoke dip on their appetizer menu I have ever had.  If you go there, check their hours of operation on the door and ask about the mural on the bar and the steel mills on the walls.  (The steel mills were air brushed by the artist that hand painted all the murals in my Inn, Kathleen Flaherty.)

Well, I have to run.  I need to drop off my recycling, stop  at Restaurant Depot and then run out to Costco for this weekend.  Then I’m taking Betty to lunch and a walk in South Park on this beautiful day.



  • Soupy Sales! No way, now only a REAL old timer would think of that!!! Ok, here’s one for you . . . do you remember Sally Star? She was my favorite. I’d watch her before going off to afternoon Kindergarden! 🙂

    • Sally Star, darn that name’s familiar, but can’t place it. I was probably too young at the time, everyone knows you are so much older than I. 🙂

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