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V.19 No.50 | 12/16/2010
“Cruising San Mateo” by Barbara Grygutis (1991)
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Mina Yamashita

Mina's Dish

X Marks the Spot

Oddball landmarks lead to good eats

Maybe it was a premonition of things to come that big, weird landmarks were a happy part of my childhood. At 25-feet high, the Michigan Stove Company’s giant stove marked the entrance to the Belle Isle Bridge on Detroit’s riverfront. The monument was built in 1893 for Chicago’s Columbian Exposition and was moved to celebrate a merger with Detroit Stove Works in 1927. To me it represented family picnics at Belle Isle—food!

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