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Addison Del Mastro

Addison Del Mastro writes daily at his Substack, The Deleted Scenes.

Food

The last roadside ice cream stands in America

They’re homages, but some get the retro vibe just right

By Addison Del Mastro

Food

Two cheers for grocery store shopping during inflation

Cooking at home may be triggering a needed shift in the restaurant industry

By Addison Del Mastro

Culture

Growing up with 9/11

Will America ever be able to restore a sense of normalcy?

By Addison Del Mastro

Cars

A driver’s license, if you can keep it

Americans should embrace more personal responsibility on the road

By Addison Del Mastro

Cars

Whatever happened to the good old American trolley?

Once streetcar lines connected even rural areas; now they’re almost all gone

By Addison Del Mastro

Home

The beauty of becoming an adult

Thoughts on reenacting childhood from the other side

By Addison Del Mastro

Book Review

NIMBYs to the left of me, YIMBYs to the left

Yes to the City: Millennials and the Fight for Affordable Housing by Max Holleran reviewed

By Addison Del Mastro

Place

In defense of Northern Virginia

Washington’s suburbs are more than just sprawl and traffic jams

By Addison Del Mastro

Food

Against the ‘concept restaurant’

A standard, familiar menu can channel and enhance creativity

By Addison Del Mastro

Food

The sad demise of Amish family-style restaurants

A simplified but real piece of their legacy culture is disappearing

By Addison Del Mastro

Americana

Conservatives should embrace urbanism

It’s the spirit that built America

By Addison Del Mastro

Music

The Christmas carol canon that could have been

Pheasants? ‘Dickory dock’? Here’s how a narrow slice of our history changed the holidays forever

By Addison Del Mastro

Place

Maybe Hawaii should be independent

The state has a complex pride and history — just don’t call it anti-American

By Addison Del Mastro

Politics

The patriotism of CNN’s ‘magic wall’

Elections are about the only time left when we remember how vast and wonderful America is

By Addison Del Mastro

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