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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/06/28 19:14:44 (permalink)
MikeS.

I'm in! Room and bus ticket secured.

 
Dr. Roz and I will be there.  Already confirmed bus tickets although we may not do the entire thing.  Staying at the Hyatt and Sunday driving though Ashville to Johnson City to perhaps meet up with Fred Sauceman for lunch at Tupelo Honey.  Should be very good. 
 
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/02 21:44:00 (permalink)
I see we're down to 3 tickets...anyone else coming along?
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/02 21:54:02 (permalink)
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I see we're down to 3 tickets...anyone else coming along?


OK. I'll bite. How were you able to determine that?
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/02 22:06:31 (permalink)
Check number to buy...now showing only 3 available. 
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/02 22:08:57 (permalink)
Quid pro quo....explain to me the process you use in getting familiar with a new roll?  I am very intrigued! 
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/02 22:11:23 (permalink)
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MikeS.

I'm in! Room and bus ticket secured.


Dr. Roz and I will be there.  Already confirmed bus tickets although we may not do the entire thing.  Staying at the Hyatt and Sunday driving though Ashville to Johnson City to perhaps meet up with Fred Sauceman for lunch at Tupelo Honey.  Should be very good. 

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN



Paul,
 
Glad you and Roz are joining us! 
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/02 22:18:06 (permalink)
There are two steps. First I make certain the roll unwinds from the bottom rather than the top. Next it is important to determine the amount of drag on the spool. Without knowing that you can end up with a backlash resembling a birds nest, and that can really mess up your day.
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/02 22:20:03 (permalink)
Ah, now it says one available.
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/03 08:22:04 (permalink)
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There are two steps. First I make certain the roll unwinds from the bottom rather than the top. Next it is important to determine the amount of drag on the spool. Without knowing that you can end up with a backlash resembling a birds nest, and that can really mess up your day.




I am going to spend some time analyzing this subject over the weekend...thank you for the educational assistance!
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/03 08:29:13 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joerogo 2014/07/03 08:47:37
I wanted to test posting a photo.....

 
Oh, and long live the spreadsheet!!!!!
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/03 09:12:37 (permalink)
Oh my...other spreadsheet believers!!!
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/03 09:55:19 (permalink)
Only the foolhardy don't believe in the power of the spreadsheet!
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/03 10:21:58 (permalink)
Right on Bro! 
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/03 11:48:52 (permalink)
What's a spreadsheet?
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/03 11:52:37 (permalink)
 
 
Michael, before I go on a trip, I make a list of all the possible restaurants that could be visited, plus the info, such as address, phone, hours, etc.
 
CTD does it in Excel, all color coded and very professional.  You can see his Cincy one in the above photo.
 
Long live the spreadsheet!!!
 
 
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/03 12:49:46 (permalink)
I go through a similar effort but create a csv file with names of places with their latitude and longitude coordinates.  I get the coordinates from a google map add-on and I use street view to verify the place if possible.  Then I load all the data into my GPS. This comes in very handy when traveling.
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/03 13:01:42 (permalink)
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Michael, before I go on a trip, I make a list of all the possible restaurants that could be visited, plus the info, such as address, phone, hours, etc.
 
CTD does it in Excel, all color coded and very professional.  You can see his Cincy one in the above photo.
 
Long live the spreadsheet!!!
 
 




 
And TTM mocks me for planning in advance! Both you and CTD are certainly bigger planners than I. The only difference is that I'm more "anal" about it than both of you because if you don't hit every place you want to visit, no worries, you'll be back in a few months, CTD on the other hand WILL every place he wants to visit in one trip
post edited by wanderingjew - 2014/07/03 13:07:52
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/03 13:18:53 (permalink)
 
 
WJ-
No way you are getting off that easy..... 
 
You already know what exactly you will be eating in restaurants that you aren't visiting for months.  I am arriving in Nashville tomorrow morning at 7:00AM and I have no idea where I am going from there. 
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/03 13:21:50 (permalink)
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WJ-
No way you are getting off that easy..... 
 
You already know what exactly you will be eating in restaurants that you aren't visiting for months.  I am arriving in Nashville tomorrow morning at 7:00AM and I have no idea where I am going from there. 




I'm not denying it and that's because I never know if I'll be back or when I'll be back
 
I have nothing planned for Charlotte! 
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/03 13:23:45 (permalink)
WJ-
That's because you are a true believer in the power of the Spreadsheet!  Either that or you have already been there twice in the past few months.
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/03 16:47:36 (permalink)
Both! 
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/03 16:54:37 (permalink)
Oh my...the pressure is mounting! 
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/03 17:57:24 (permalink)
Can hardly wait to see the spread sheet.....if its anything like the last one it will be epic!
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/04 19:06:06 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby Sundancer7 2014/07/04 20:12:42
I'll be putting on some miles in October. Towing my 63 4WD Suburban, I leave for Calif 9/29 and my planned return date is 10/15. Then I'll head for Charlotte in my Avalon on Thursday the 16th.
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/04 20:14:37 (permalink)
MikeS.
I'll be putting on some miles in October. Towing my 63 4WD Suburban, I leave for Calif 9/29 and my planned return date is 10/15. Then I'll head for Charlotte in my Avalon on Thursday the 16th.



 
Sounds like you will be spending some major bucks on petrol?  Sounds like an enjoyable trip but sorta pricey?  See you in Charlotte.
 
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/05 14:10:50 (permalink)
Paul, towing the Burb I'm figuring 10mpg. The Avalon gets 30.
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/10 10:46:59 (permalink)
I would recommend stopping by Queen City Q, or Midwood Smokehouse. Mmm...just thinking about the vinegar sauce at Midwood makes my mouth water!
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/10 19:09:18 (permalink)
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I would recommend stopping by Queen City Q, or Midwood Smokehouse. Mmm...just thinking about the vinegar sauce at Midwood makes my mouth water!


Which of those two do you prefer? They sound like one of them might be right for my last night in Charlotte in August.
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/16 08:34:52 (permalink)
I was in Charlotte this past weekend.  Diamond Restaurant, which was taken over by a couple of people who used to run The Penguin, was one of my stops.
 
They have Sun Drop and Cheerwine in glass bottles

and I enjoyed them both.  For an appetizer, they are best known for their fried pickles,

which are sliced very thin and have a salty, thin coating on them that works well with the pickles.  If you tried the burgers back at The Penguin, then you know how good they were.  I went for the big triple Hemi

with pimento cheese.  One thing I did not care for was the peach cobbler, which was terrible.
 
My visit was late on a Friday night and they stop serving the hot sides at 9:00PM, so I missed out on those.  Despite the fact that I was probably 20+ years older than anyone else dining that late, the young, attractive, tattooed staff took good care of me.
 
My plans were to go back on Sunday afternoon, try more things and get some better photos for a possible review.  Unfortunately, circumstances dictated I head to the airport to try and catch an earlier flight.
 
For those attending the Roadfood Bus Tour in October, Diamond Restaurant would be a worthwhile stop to add to your list.  Unfortunately, they aren't very big, with limited seating, so if we did decide to have a group dinner again the night before the tour, this would not be a good option. 
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Re:2014 Roadfood Tour Destination: Charlotte, North Carolina. 2014/07/16 08:53:14 (permalink)
Wow, the food at the Diamond looks great. It makes our dining fiasco at Pinky's 2 weeks ago all the more regrettable.
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