Here’s a review of this week’s questions:
- What Southern city is considered the “Pimento Cheese Capital of the World?”
- The St. Louis Cardinals MLB team has a Double-A affiliate, also called the Cardinals. What city is home to this minor league baseball team?
- What city is the birthplace of radio legend Paul Harvey?
And here are the answers!
- Charlotte, NC. In 1953, a family-owned kitchen on Wilkinson Blvd. began mass producing and selling pimento cheese to local grocers. Traditionally comprised of cheese, mayonnaise, and pimentos, with numerous seasoning variations, the concoction has been referred to as, “the pâté of the south.” Ruth’s Salads in Charlotte is now the top pimento cheese producer in the country and makes 45,000 pounds of pimento cheese per week. Perhaps this is why almost every restaurant in Charlotte features some sort of variation of the dish, from pimento cheese fries to pimento cheese topped burgers.
- Springfield, MO. Hammons Field, located in downtown Springfield, holds over 8,000 Cardinal fans and has been home to the Springfield Cardinals since 2004. The team has had various incarnations since 1931, when it was purchased by the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Professional baseball has existed in Springfield since 1901, and team names have included the Highlanders, Jobbers, Midgets, and Merchants.
- Tulsa, OK. Paul Harvey was considered one of the most influential and widely heard broadcasters in the history of radio. Born in Tulsa in 1918, he attended the University of Tulsa and took his first radio job in Salina, Kansas. He covered the US Navy from Hawaii during WWII and then relocated to WENR in Chicago. In 1951, his Paul Harvey News and Comment went national, followed by the “Rest of the Story” in 1976. He passed away in 2008 at age 90.