I want to start a new little feature called "Tuesdays in my Town."
Because there are a lot of little tiny hidden weird treasures in my part of these here California hills....and I know there are lots of secret amazing spots where you guys live, so send me information about and photos of a specific place you love if you'd like it to be featured!
I'm starting out with this old roadside hotdog stand that has been in Placerville since the 1950s.
Shoestrings is famous for chilidogs and burgers.
But I am serious: their veggie burgers and fries rock. For reals.
Darin and I love them, and we love the sunny seating and the unpretentious all-American down home vibe.
I love that is next door to a weird little motel, and that biker dudes stop here, and all different sorts of folks, and that their veggie burger has a good texture and flavor and they put chopped onions on it and swiss cheese and it takes a while to cook the food and they have good lemonade slushees.
Most of all I love how sweet the ladies working were to us, and curious about why I was taking so many photos!
I really like that they only have outdoor seating so it is really like a cheery little old-timey roadside stand.
And as far as I can remember, which is about twenty years back (?!) it has always been bright yellow and red.
I was pleased to be wearing a yellow dress against the yellow wall.
Shoestrings, you're our kind of place.
Remember, if there's a random interesting place in your town that you'd like to share,
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org