Name that City! — September 23, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions:

  1. Country musician and actor Dwight Yoakam has been known to sing about Kentucky (“Readin’, Writin’, Route 23”) and California (“Streets of Bakersfield”). However, he grew up in this midwestern city and attended the huge state college located there. Name the city!
  2. In 2019, this city celebrated the 40th Anniversary of “Scotfest,” a three-day event that recognizes Scottish and Celtic culture. Which city is it?
  3. Residents of this midwestern city are way into a local delicacy called the Pork Tenderloin Sandwich. You can find them at joints like the Aristocrat, the Big Lug Canteen and C.R. Heroes Pub. Name that city!

And here are the answers:

  1. Like many Kentuckians, Dwight Yoakam’s family migrated north from the coal mines and poverty-stricken towns where they’d lived for generations and relocated to industrial cities like Columbus, Ohio. The Yoakam’s moved to Columbus from Pikeville, in the Eastern Kentucky hills, just days after Dwight was born. He acted in high school plays and attended Ohio State briefly before heading to Nashville to start his music career.
  2. Scotfest takes place each year in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, right outside the city of Tulsa. Modeled after Scotland’s Lonach Games and Braemar Gathering, the fest always takes place the third weekend of September. It features “Heavy Athletics” and “Highland Games,” as well as live music, European food & beverages, arts and crafts and fun activities for the entire family. It’ll have you yelling cheering, “Slàinte Mhaith (to your good health)” all weekend long!
  3. In Indianapolis, Indiana, you won’t have to go far to find a Pork Tenderloin Sandwich, recognized not only in Indy, but the entire Hoosier State as the official state food. They are made by ponding a piece of pork tenderloin gently until it is thin, coating it in seasoned flour, then dredging in egg and buttermilk, before coating it again with a combination of saltine crackers and panko. The finished product, which sits on a bun with a choice of toppings, can be a big as a hubcap, depending on how thin it is pounded. German immigrants developed this delicacy, which is similar to a Wiener schnitzel, to remind them of home, and the first pork tenderloin sandwich, historically, was served at Nick’s Kitchen over a hundred years ago.

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