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April 16, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Philadelphia’s Mayfair Diner is the place for Sunday breakfast and presidential visits

Philadelphia's Mayfair Diner on Frankfurt Avenue, taken April 15, 2012. (Elizabeth Wiley/UW Election Eye)

Philadelphia's Mayfair Diner on Frankfurt Avenue on April 15, 2012. (Elizabeth Wiley/UW Election Eye)

It’s Sunday at the Mayfair Diner in Philadelphia and it’s game day: The Philadelphia Phillies have a 1:35 p.m. start at Citizens Bank Park against the New York Mets, so half of the tables are decked out in red Phillies swag. It has the feel of a relaxed pre-party with pancakes.

PHILADELPHIA — If you visit this city’s iconic Mayfair Diner on a Sunday, entering through well-worn stainless steel doors, there is a good chance that hostess Nancy Cienskowski will greet you and escort you to an open booth, menus in hand.

Cienskowski has worked at the Mayfair since the Nixon administration — also known as the early 1970s. She’s seen her share of U.S. presidents dig in to a plate of eggs and hashbrowns: Bill Clinton visited the Mayfair on election day 1992 and Barack Obama stopped by in 2008.

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April 16, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Philadelphia's Mayfair Diner is the place for Sunday breakfast and presidential visits

Philadelphia's Mayfair Diner on Frankfurt Avenue, taken April 15, 2012. (Elizabeth Wiley/UW Election Eye)

Philadelphia's Mayfair Diner on Frankfurt Avenue on April 15, 2012. (Elizabeth Wiley/UW Election Eye)

It’s Sunday at the Mayfair Diner in Philadelphia and it’s game day: The Philadelphia Phillies have a 1:35 p.m. start at Citizens Bank Park against the New York Mets, so half of the tables are decked out in red Phillies swag. It has the feel of a relaxed pre-party with pancakes.

PHILADELPHIA — If you visit this city’s iconic Mayfair Diner on a Sunday, entering through well-worn stainless steel doors, there is a good chance that hostess Nancy Cienskowski will greet you and escort you to an open booth, menus in hand.

Cienskowski has worked at the Mayfair since the Nixon administration — also known as the early 1970s. She’s seen her share of U.S. presidents dig in to a plate of eggs and hashbrowns: Bill Clinton visited the Mayfair on election day 1992 and Barack Obama stopped by in 2008.

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Comments | More in National | Topics: Barack Obama, Barak Obama, Bill Clinton

March 31, 2012 at 9:54 AM

The Ron Paul Family Cookbook: The most delicious campaign material yet

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul with wife Carol Paul (Photo courtesy of RonPaul2012.com). The Ron Paul campaign calls it “one of the best campaign handouts you will ever find.” After finding the Ron Paul Family Cookbook (2011 edition, that’s right, there’s more than one edition) on the floor of the Taco Bell Arena…

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Comments | More in National | Topics: Brownies, Campaign literature, Campaign materials

February 4, 2012 at 6:21 PM

In Passing: La Choza #2 Mexican Restaurant

"In Passing" posts capture shorter snapshots of places and people we encounter on the road. (Photos courtesy of Alex Stonehill, A.V. Crofts and Flickr Creative Commons/UW Election Eye) LAS VEGAS – When we exit the Summerlin Parkway in Las Vegas on to North Rancho Drive, at first the shops and scenery reflect the outskirts of any…

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Comments | Topics: Cultural sights, Florida, food

January 15, 2012 at 4:00 AM

We wanted to go to Chick-fil-A, but it’s Sunday

Photo from Flickr user hectorir

I’m the Southerner on this trip. I was born and raised outside of Houston and attended The University of Texas at Austin as an undergraduate. Over time, my “Hook’em Horns” has morphed into “Hook’em Huskies” as I’ve come to love Seattle, but once a Texan, always a Texan.

For our coverage of the South Carolina Republican Party primary, I am all in as a Southerner. First and foremost that means food.

Food is the portal to everything in the South. Let’s consider a Southern institution, Chick-fil-A.

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Comments | Topics: food, Food, religion