Name that Flyover City! — Aug 4, 2022

Here’s a review of this week’s questions:

  1. Multi-instrumentalist and producer Jerry Harrison, who played with the Talking Heads and the Young Lovers, was born in what midwestern city?
  2. What midwestern city is home to the Jack Nicklaus Museum?
  3. In what southern city will you find the Haberdish restaurant, famous for its brined and battered fried chicken?

And here are the answers:

  1. Milwaukee, WI. Jerry Harrison graduated from Shorewood High School in Milwaukee in 1968 and then attended Harvard University. After playing in numerous high school bands, he kindled his interest in music and continued pursuing it in Boston, where he met local singer-songwriter Jonathan Richman in 1972. They formed the seminal alternative music group, the Modern Lovers, which released its first album in 1976. When that band broke up, Harrison joined David Byrne and his band, Talking Heads, who went on to have a hugely successful career, selling millions of records. Talking Heads broke up in 1991, and Jerry Harrison launched a solo career that continues today, as well as serving as producer for dozens of prominent recording artists, including the Violent Femmes and No Doubt.
  2. Columbus, OH. Hometown hero Jack Nicklaus helped put the city of Columbus on the map, so it is only fitting that a museum in his honor would be located there. Situated on Olentangy River Road, on the campus of Nicklaus’ alma mater, the Ohio State University, the 24,000-square-foot museum offers a comprehensive view of Nicklaus’ life and career in and out of golf, as well as exhibits celebrating the history and legends of the game. It includes the “Legends of Golf Gallery,” which displays a history of the sport with associated artifacts, as well as a trophy room, memorial gallery and, appropriately, an “Ohio State Exhibit” dedicated to golf’s unique association with the university and its history. There is also a section dedicated to artist Glenn Harrington, a favorite of Nicklaus.
  3. Charlotte, NC. Located in a former textile mill, Haberdish has established itself as a must-visit culinary destination for locals and visitors to Charlotte. Most guests gravitate to the fried chicken, sourced from nearby Springer Mountain Farms, as well as their innovative selection of sides, including house-made pickles and kale grits. Cocktails are also a prominent attraction at the restaurant, where mixologist Colleen Hughes brings a modern flair to Bellinis and Bloody Marys and many more imaginative libations. If you’re asking yourself, “I wonder if they do a brunch at this place?”, the answer is a definite yes. It has become one of the most popular brunch spots in the city, serving Saturday and Sunday brunches starting at 11:30 a.m.