Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40

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Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40

Doing a solo cross country drive, from Boston to Sedona. Rather than the slightly more direct route, was going to go 84 to 81 to 40 in Tenn., then straight cross country on 40. Don't have a lot of time (about 5 days) so can't go to far off interstate. Good ideas for Memphis. Had some great options in eastern Tenn, but unfortunately will be there on Sunday, so that seems to cut off a lot of options. Likely the Big Texan. No good ideas for 81 in Virginia where I will spend first night. Other ideas?
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    Re:Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40 2014/05/14 14:58:25 (permalink)
    Where are you spending the night on 81 in Virginia?
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    Re:Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40 2014/05/14 15:09:01 (permalink)
    flexible, but would estimate a bit north of Roanoke. To keep timing right, need to be somewhere close to that.
    Also would love to get some good biscuits and ham the next morning.
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    Re:Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40 2014/05/14 16:47:12 (permalink)
    Take a detour from I-40 in New Mexico at U.S. 285 to Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Bite for the world's best green chile cheeseburger. After that it's a quick trip via I-25 to Albuquerque and I-40 again.
     
    http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Overview/1385/santa-fe-bite
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    Re:Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40 2014/05/14 17:45:16 (permalink)
    DO NOT miss having a green chile cheeseburger at Santa Fe Bite!!!
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    Re:Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40 2014/05/14 18:58:02 (permalink)
    will add that to the list! Hopefully by that time I'll be running on schedule, and be able to do the minor diversion.
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    Re:Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40 2014/05/14 19:37:31 (permalink)
    If you end up staying in Roanoke, I would suggest the Roanoke Hotel as a fine place to dine...................if you decide that you do not care to spend the money for The Regency Room dining,  their pub is great.  The last time I was there, I had their signature peanut soup and  a great hot  ham sandwich.
     
    Breakfast is wonderful at the Roanoker restaurant.  You will love it.  Many people like it for dinner but I like a glass of wine or cocktail at night after being on the road all day so that is not my evening choice.
    post edited by Greymo - 2014/05/14 19:39:03
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    Re:Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40 2014/05/14 19:53:29 (permalink)
    Onion burger in El Reno, Oklahoma
     
    Anything with green and red (Christmas) chili sauce at Joe and Aggie's in Holbrook, New Mexico or The Ranch Kitchen in Gallop, New Mexico.
     
     
    post edited by mar52 - 2014/05/14 19:54:38
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    Re:Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40 2014/05/14 19:55:21 (permalink)
    Greymo

    If you end up staying in Roanoke, I would suggest the Roanoke Hotel as a fine place to dine...................if you decide that you do not care to spend the money for The Regency Room dining,  their pub is great.  The last time I was there, I had their signature peanut soup and  a great hot  ham sandwich.

    Breakfast is wonderful at the Roanoker restaurant.  You will love it.  Many people like it for dinner but I like a glass of wine or cocktail at night after being on the road all day so that is not my evening choice.

     
    I second Greymo's recommendation of The Roanoker. I had a fine breakfast there 3 years ago. Go for the biscuits and country ham with red eye gravy
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    Re:Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40 2014/05/19 19:52:30 (permalink)
    any ideas for eastern tennessee on a sunday?
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    Re:Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40 2014/05/19 20:13:42 (permalink)
    mar52

    Onion burger in El Reno, Oklahoma

    Anything with green and red (Christmas) chili sauce at Joe and Aggie's in Holbrook, New Mexico or The Ranch Kitchen in Gallop, New Mexico.



    Thank you. I've been trying to remember the name of the Ranch Kitchen for a long time.
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    Re:Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40 2014/05/19 20:44:18 (permalink)
    In Sedona try the Cowboy Club for a bison and elk dinner. The Coffee Pot for breakfast.  Coffee Pot has 101 omelettes.  We went in 2010 and there was a Mexican restaurant called Elote Cafe at the south side of Sedona on the hillside that was great.  They even had their own cookbook.
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    Re:Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40 2014/05/19 20:51:27 (permalink)
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    Onion burger in El Reno, Oklahoma

    Anything with green and red (Christmas) chili sauce at Joe and Aggie's in Holbrook, New Mexico or The Ranch Kitchen in Gallop, New Mexico.



    Thank you. I've been trying to remember the name of the Ranch Kitchen for a long time.

     
    You're quite welcome.  That place was GREAT!
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    Re:Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40 2014/05/20 00:49:54 (permalink)
    mar52
    Onion burger in El Reno, Oklahoma
    Anything with green and red (Christmas) chili sauce at Joe and Aggie's in Holbrook, New Mexico or The Ranch Kitchen in Gallop, New Mexico.

    Err Mar,
    Holbrook is in AZ, not NM.
    And Gallop is speled Gallup.
    post edited by Foodbme - 2014/05/20 00:50:58
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    Re:Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40 2014/05/20 12:57:34 (permalink)
    How about Jack's City Grill or Cootie Brown's in Johnson City, TN, if you're passing through there? Never been, but from all appearances, they seem to be open on Sundays. I'd call first, though. I think they're both owned by the same place.
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    Re:Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40 2014/05/20 13:46:07 (permalink)
    I'll put those on the list. Was hoping for straight BBQ, but might not be an option on sunday
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    Re:Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40 2014/05/20 19:51:38 (permalink)
    You mention ideas for Eastern Tenn...........this happened to pop up today
     
    http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/tm.aspx?m=779044&mpage=1#779105
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    Re:Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40 2014/05/20 21:44:05 (permalink)
    You might want to try Earl's Restaurant in Gallup. It has lots of seating and the food is very good! Every time I have been there the customers seem to be mostly Native Americans. They also have native vendors wandering from table to table and show you their wares. Not pushy about it. Just smile and shake your head if you don't want anything. Their Navajo tacos are great and they have a very large menu.
     
    Also, in Bernalillo, NM, (just north of Albuquerque) our favorite breakfast place is the Range Restaurant. They make a lot of their own breads and their breakfast is wonderful! Never had dinner there.
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    Re:Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40 2014/05/21 11:12:01 (permalink)
    DOCTORRICK

    flexible, but would estimate a bit north of Roanoke. To keep timing right, need to be somewhere close to that.
    Also would love to get some good biscuits and ham the next morning.


    Here's a wonderful place to stay, just shy of Roanoke.  It's very reasonable and only 5 minutes from I-81.
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    Re:Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40 2014/05/21 14:51:13 (permalink)
    In Arkansas US 70 runs beside I-40 from TN to Little Rock.  In Devall's Bluff is Craigs BBQ good for spicy take-out sandwiches and across the street is the family pie shop (in an old garage) They make fried pies and outstanding full sized pies. knock on the door and tell them you are a roadfooder !!! Both places are reviewed on this site.
     
     
     
    Two Oklahoma Suggestions right next to I-40
    Just east of OK City in Shawnee, OK, VANN's PIG STAND a few blocks south of the freeway on Harrison.. Good traditional BBQ stand. Reviewed here on this site.
     
    Further west On the western edge of CLINTON, OK is a quick hit-n-run BBQ and Jerky stop. JIGG's SMOKE HOUSE on the frontage road next to an exit. Also reviewed on this site. Pick up some travel snacks...good chewing jerky and sandwiches.
    post edited by mayor al - 2014/05/21 15:07:59
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    Re:Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40 2014/05/21 15:04:42 (permalink)
    I almost forgot to mention T-Bone Steak House in Weatherford, Oklahoma. It's right off I-40. lleechef said her strip steak there was one of the best she'd ever had. My chicken fried steak was terrific.
     
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    Re:Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40 2014/05/21 19:49:27 (permalink)
    Truckstops of America, (AKA Travel Centers of America), strategically placed themselves all along the routes you are traveling. They're spaced about 350-400 miles apart. They're always open so you can get food, gas and a restroom 24/7. You can even take a shower if you need one!
    Interesting "People Watching" too!
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    Re:Boston to Sedona, Rte 81-40 2014/05/21 21:41:15 (permalink)
    all great ideas!
    Please keep them coming!
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