P & H Truck Stop in Wells River serves up good old-fashioned comfort food from a bilingual menu to accommodate truckers coming into the States from Montreal. The fries with gravy is another nod to their customers from north of the border.
Step inside the door and you're hit with the luscious aroma of fresh baked bread. It stars in their really good open-faced hot turkey sandwich (Michael says the mashed potatoes on the side aren't so great so go with the fries.) The homemade rolls and pies are first rate. Don't pass up the maple cream pie served in trucker-huge slices.
Check out the charming murals depicting life in Vermont painted by local artists.
With a mortgage crunch, a weak housing market, environmental worries and downsizing Baby Boomers, trend forecasters say the demand for sprawling McMansions with designer everything and $100,000 kitchens is cooling off. Architect Sarah Susanka pioneered the not-so-big philosophy of housing design. We love her ideas, which are illustrated in her Not-So-Big series of books. For more information take a look at Sarah's Web site, www.notsobighouse.com.
Star chef Tom Douglas has six restaurants, a bakery and a radio show in Seattle. He makes a line of specialty foods and writes cookbooks like Tom Douglas' Seattle Kitchen and Tom's Big Dinners. This guy is always on the move. When we heard he recently purchased a farm in a small Central Washington town we knew there was a story there. We'll hear about Tom's adventures as a gentleman farmer. We guarantee laughs.