My favorite Roadside Cafes, BBQ Pits, Diners, Holes-In-Walls, Greasy Spoons, and Down Home Cooking.

Forever a work in progress. There will always be another great joint just around the bend. 

What's New:  HollyEats 2.0 is coming along. Home page and overall design finished.  Still need to organize the search options and figure out how to migrate all the info from this site to the new one.  Now shooting for mid to late October.

The Hot Dog Page Eating Philadelphia
My home chomping ground
Eating the New England Coast  Eating Jersey Dogs
Eating The South Carolina Barbecue
To Charleston SC For Oysters Eating The Midwest  
Eating Isla Mujeres,  Mexico
Some of the best eating in the world
Hopscotching Europe  
Prague, Budapest, Brussels, France, London
Eating The West New York, New York
Eating My Way To Texas
An early roadtrip - 2003
Wheeling and Elsewhere in WV
Petit St. Vincent Resort
A Break In Content
Eating State Fairs and Festivals
Memories Of Meals Gone By Memories of Eateries Gone By
Retired restaurants no longer open.
Me (Holly)
Why Holly Eats - a short bio
Send Me Email.

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Site published July 5,  2000

See Holly eat a lobster roll.  See Holly eat a cheesesteak.  Live on tape on PBS.  Check your local PBS station to learn when it's on next.  Click the image to the left to go to the Sandwiches That You Will Like Web Site.  See the Lobster Roll and New Orleans Segments on YouTube.
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"Holly Moore is a hungry Jack Kerouac"
Andy Meehan, Minor Gourmandry


HollyEats.Com is for everyone who:

  • Prefers chowing down to dining.

  • Proudly wears a grease splattered shirt as the badge of  honor it is.

  • Makes it a point to consume one's minimum daily requirement of nitrates.

  • Is at least a bit leery of sparkling clean restaurants, suspicious that their focus is on scouring, not cooking.

  • Is more impressed with a restaurant parking lot packed with pickup trucks and Chevy's than one boasting Jaguars and Cadillacs.

  • Passes by the familiar, bland comfort of the Red Lobsters, Olive Gardens and Golden Arches that have taken over suburbia, insisting on driving a few minutes or hours further - knowing that somewhere down the road is a barbecue pit, a truck stop, a diner, a drive-in, a greasy spoon that may become the highlight of the journey.


The Grease Stain Rating System   

Our Patron Saint - Calvin Trillin

Anyone who has seen my shirt after I've ravaged a cheesesteak hoagie understands the grease stain rating system.  

Grease stains don't necessarily mean greasy food,   though that certainly works in a place's favor.  Rather,  the greater the splatter fallout on my shirt, the more I  relished my meal.  

Restaurants are awarded  3 to 5 grease stains ranging from "great" to "outstanding."   Those meriting a mere one or two grease stains will just have to fry harder to earn their place on HollyEats. 

New Rule:  Restaurants are welcome to boast about their HollyEats rating.  But have the grits to include your Grease Stain count and not just quote "Outstanding."  

If it wasn't for Calvin Trillin's American Fried which I read back in the late '60's, I'd still believe that the only great restaurants were those flaunting silver service, designer clad servers, and Escoffier inspired haute cuisine.

Author of the Tummy Trilogy 
American Fried
; Alice, Let's Eat; and Third Helpings.