2008 Roadfood book is out!!!

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2008/04/07 17:05:23 (permalink)

2008 Roadfood book is out!!!

I picked it up at Barnes & Noble this afternoon.

There are a ton of new places I haven't heard of before.

I do have one complaint about the book......that it didn't come out earlier! For example, I wish I had known about Jamie's Soda Fountain in Kokomo before my recent trip to central Indiana. Oh well, I guess it gives me a reason to go back!

I'm really looking forward to flipping through it tonight.
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    ayersian
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/07 17:09:42 (permalink)
    BB, thanks for the tip. We've been looking for it -- I have a gift card earmarked for it! Happy reading, Chris
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    mikez629
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/07 17:19:46 (permalink)
    Any pictures in this one?-my only complaint about the last!
    I will still buy it because its a great book.
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/07 18:20:45 (permalink)
    What (if any) is the connection between the book and this website?

    Keith
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/07 18:31:25 (permalink)
    That looks like a pretty dry burger!
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/08 07:37:18 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Stephen Rushmore Jr.

    That looks like a pretty dry burger!


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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/08 07:56:00 (permalink)
    I'm wondering if the place in the background with the red poles and roof is Doumar's in Virginia. But the white structure with the open sign doesn't look like it belongs in the same photo.
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/08 07:59:23 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Stephen Rushmore Jr.

    That looks like a pretty dry burger!


    Yeah, but it is a BIG burger.
    I did not know that this book was forthcoming and now available. Amazon usually has me pegged and alerted when it comes to unusual cookbooks and especially the Stern's books.

    mark
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/08 08:06:48 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Sfreader

    What (if any) is the connection between the book and this website?

    Keith


    They are intertwined together as two parts of one culinary ideal. Jane and Michael Stern,(usually Michael) are part of this site too.
    I suspect that many people have come to this site due to their books. I bet that we will see a whole new group of people here after reading this new edition.

    mark
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/08 08:34:49 (permalink)
    I'll be buying a copy today ... from a local, Main Street bookseller, not Barnes & Noble or another major chain.

    It is kind of in the spirit of RF to support the Ma and Pa places -- even booksellers.

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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/08 10:46:41 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Sfreader

    What (if any) is the connection between the book and this website?

    Keith


    Read this:

    http://roadfood.com/FAQ/TheRoadfoodTeam.aspx

    @Stephen Rushmore: Are you going to put a purchase-through link to Amazon on this site? I only see the 2005 book.
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/08 13:20:54 (permalink)
    Thanks for the reminder MiamiDon - the links have been updated!
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/08 13:55:53 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Stephen Rushmore Jr.

    That looks like a pretty dry burger!


    See if this one is a bit better...
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/08 20:03:33 (permalink)
    BB - I'm waiting for Austin for mine...but check things out for any new can't miss places for the trip!
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/08 20:19:40 (permalink)
    ChiTownDiner-
    Yeah, even though I knew I was going to get an autographed book in Austin, I knew I wouldn't be able to wait. Hey, one for home and one for the car!
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/09 11:13:42 (permalink)
    And that's why you're our leader!
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/15 08:22:54 (permalink)
    I received my copy of the new edition of Roadfood yesterday. My son remembers our having a copy of Roadfood in the car for every trip we ever took. He, excitedly, started flipping through it and discovered an error almost immediately. The map for New York State shows Dinosaur Barbeque, but it is not listed in the index and the review seems to have been omitted!

    Too bad this happened. I would have rather that Doug's Fish Fry, because of the owner's political agenda, had been left out. It would have served him right.
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/15 09:41:10 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Greymo

    The map for New York State shows Dinosaur Barbeque, but it is not listed in the index and the review seems to have been omitted!

    Too bad this happened. I would have rather that Doug's Fish Fry, because of the owner's political agenda, had been left out. It would have served him right.

    But I think Doug's Fish Fry is better than Dinosaur. If I had to boycott every restaurant where the owner disagrees with me politically, I'd be eating at home every night.
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/15 11:26:04 (permalink)


    quote:
    Originally posted by Bruce Bilmes & Sue Boyle

    quote:
    Originally posted by Greymo

    The map for New York State shows Dinosaur Barbeque, but it is not listed in the index and the review seems to have been omitted!

    Too bad this happened. I would have rather that Doug's Fish Fry, because of the owner's political agenda, had been left out. It would have served him right.

    But I think Doug's Fish Fry is better than Dinosaur. If I had to boycott every restaurant where the owner disagrees with me politically, I'd be eating at home every night.



    Oh, I am sorry that you misunderstood what I wrote. I have no quarrel with their political views. I have a quarrel with the owner proudly announcing to the newspapers that certain political figures were not welcome in his restauant!
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/15 11:59:12 (permalink)
    Yeah, Greymo, after your previous post I did some Googling to see what you were talking about. My feelings are the opposite. I don't like his views, but I have no problem with him expressing them, or saying "those people" were not welcome. I still like his restaurants though.
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/17 08:12:37 (permalink)
    I ordered my copy from Amazon on Tuesday and got it yesterday. When I excitedly opened the box, my wife's reaction was, "Is that all you think about, food?" That question took me back a few years ago when I traveled a lot for my job. I always tried to stay away from the chains to enjoy various local eateries. Upon my return, I'd share my culinary adventures with her and her typical response was, "Is that all you do on these trips"? Well, duh. That wasn't all that I did, but it was a pretty important part of the trip.
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/17 09:27:59 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by MiamiDon

    quote:
    Originally posted by jman

    I ordered my copy from Amazon on Wednesday and got it yesterday. When I excitedly opened the box, her reaction was, "Is that all you think about, food?" That question took me back a few years ago when I traveled a lot for my job. I always tried to stay away from the chains to enjoy various local eateries. Upon my return, I'd share my culinary adventures with her and her typical response was, "Is that all you do on these trips"? Well, duh. That wasn't all that I did, but it was a pretty important part of the trip.


    Who is the "her" to which you refer


    Sorry. Fixed it. My mind doesn't always work as fast as my hands, and vica versa.
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/17 09:38:08 (permalink)
    Well jman, you are just going to have to convert her!
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/21 22:23:56 (permalink)
    I bought the book at Powell's in Portland. And I discovered that I am mentioned in the book. And so is Greg of wheregregg eats .com Huzzah! Huzzah!
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/21 22:28:42 (permalink)
    quote:
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    That looks like a pretty dry burger!


    Dearfolk,
    Kinda hard to chew, too.
    On Paper, Ort. Carlton in Heads You Win Cell You Lose Athens, Georgia.
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/04/21 22:34:11 (permalink)
    Dearfolk,
    I've got 11 cases of books (with a couple more to add) to sell to A Cappella Books in Atlanta (and Decatur) in my hopefully-transfixed van. Lemme see if A Cappella has it in stock, or if can they order me up a copy... I'd rather buy it from an independent anyday than a dadgum chain bookstore that could be anywhere.
    Ignobly Barnestorming, Ort. Carlton in Independent-Minded Athens, Georgia.
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/05/17 09:08:48 (permalink)
    Does it have color photos and reviews or is it simply a listing of all roadfood stops in each state?
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/05/18 10:23:03 (permalink)
    OliverB-
    No color photos, but it does have over 700 restauarnt reviews.
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/05/18 11:39:53 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by buffetbuster

    I'm wondering if the place in the background with the red poles and roof is Doumar's in Virginia. But the white structure with the open sign doesn't look like it belongs in the same photo.

    No one has said this yet I think, but I reckon it looks a bit like a "photoshopped" version of a picture of the Varsity in Atlanta. At least it looks very similar to me, though not the same. Did anyone ever respond about your theory, BB? I wonder if is an imaginary combo of the two?!

    My copy of the book is supposedly at my post office per Amazon's tracker but there is no notice in my p.o. box! I best go find out on Monday! Hmmmph.
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    RE: 2008 Roadfood book is out!!! 2008/05/18 11:42:16 (permalink)
    cecif-
    No, no one has responded. I should have asked Michael Stern when we were in Austin.
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