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wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/06 08:20:37
Hey- wait a second- those are the same photos from the beginning of the report!
 
Am I the only one who always gets Stroud's salad with their blue cheese instead of the soup whenever I visit?
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/06 08:24:59
WJ-
I was glad we sat at a table with blue checkered table clothes at the revisit, just so I wouldn't get the photos confused!  Never had the salad at Stroud's as I like the chicken soup too much.
Louis
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/06 08:41:38
What a trip!!!  I'm going to use this one for reference for when I make a trip out there.  This was great!  Thanks to you and Johnny, potential roadfood pilgrims like myself have an idea of what is in store for us!
 
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/06 10:04:38
Great job, BB!  I enjoyed every step of the way!
 
Perhaps it won't be too long before I visit Kansas City, likely for a baseball game.
 
Brad
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/06 12:01:30
'the all star game is there this year. 
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/06 13:57:00
Another outstanding record of an epic journey thru the Heartland. Thank you, Johnny and Cliff for continuing to keep the RF traditions alive.
AL
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/06 14:17:43
bb,
Those flowers below the walkway in the WWI museum are artificial representations of Flanders Field Poppies.  They have a strong association with The Great War and have become a powerful symbol as a "Memorial Flower".  You can read more about them here:
http://www.greatwar.co.uk.../remembrance-poppy.htm
 
The only reason I have any familiarity with Flanders Field Poppies is because they grow in my backyard every year.  We live in a smallish farmhouse that dates back to the late 1800's.  One of the early owners of the house had a son who fought in Europe during WWI.  The story we've heard is that the young man picked some of the flowers from Flanders Field in Belgium and brought them back to Des Plaines where his family planted the preserved seeds.  They bloom every year around mid May and last until just before Memorial Day, when they wilt and die.  This year, with the early spring weather, was the only time I've seen them bloom early and die off before the end of the month.
 
The WWI museum in KC is a fantastic array of exhibits and information.  My BIL bought us tickets a couple years ago as a Christmas present.  It was an afternoon well spent.  There are four additional galleries aside from the main museum area.  We ran out of time  when we visited and only got to poke our heads into two of them.  I'm hoping for a return trip in the near future to see everything we missed.
 
Nice report.  Looks like a good time at Stroud's.
 
Buddy
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/06 17:57:23
Great report, BB! You picked great places to eat, and great, fun places to tour. Thanks for taking us along!!!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/06 18:13:18
Another fabulous trip report. Great Job.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/06 23:10:44
Buddy-
I knew there had to be some kind of story behind the flowers and now I know.  Thanks for the information.
 
And thanks to everyone for the nice comments.  It is very much appreciated.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/07 08:44:37
A quick wrap up of the trip.....
 
* We ended up driving a total of 2,112 miles.
* Final Total of Places Visited - Burgers 10, Barbecue 8, Pie 9
* Best BBQ - 1) McClard's Bar-B-Q  2) L C's Bar-B-Q
* Best Burger - 1) Hank's Hamburgers  2) J & W Grill
* Best Pie - 1) Buttermilk Chess Pie at Hammett House  2) Reese's Pie at Johnnie's Grill
* Best Side Dish - 1) Frickles at Meers Store  2) Pot O Beans at Stubby's Hik-Ry Pit Bar-B-Que
* Best Overall Meal - 1) First visit to Stroud's  2) Second visit to Stroud's
* Best Tourist Attraction - 1) National World War I Museum  2) National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
 
All of the above is my opinion only.  Certainly Cousin Johnny had different favorites.  Once I get those off of him, I will post those, too. 
 
* A big thanks to Howard Baratz and The Travelin Man for meeting up with us and making this vacation even more fun!
* Food-wise, the disappointments were few.  I can only think of Rogerland Restaurant and Hunka Pie being closed.
 
Overall, I wish we could have spent more time in Arkansas.  We could have easily spent the entire week in The Natural State and never run out of good food and interesting things to do.  The decision was made to spend the bulk of the trip in Oklahoma for two reasons:  1) Oklahoma is much more difficult for me to get to  2)  I have plans to be back in Arkansas later in the year.  Afterall, there is a lot more pie that needs to be investigated!  
post edited by buffetbuster - 2012/06/07 08:46:46
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/07 10:28:35
buffetbuster

* We ended up driving a total of 2,112 miles.

2112?  Good thing you had plenty of time and didn't have to Rush...
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/07 11:20:45
buffetbuster
Buddy-
I knew there had to be some kind of story behind the flowers and now I know.  Thanks for the information.

Here's the poem that was written about Flanders Fields:
http://www.greatwar.co.uk/poems/john-mccrae-in-flanders-fields.htm
When I was in school, we had to learn this poem and recite it every year around Decoration Day, now Memorial Day.
That's back when Patriotism was still taught in Schools along with History. They also taught Reading & Cursive Writing!
Here's the story of how the Poppy became the Memorial Day Flower:
http://www.greatwar.co.uk/people/moina-belle-michael.htm
If we don't teach our Heritage, we will loose our Heritage!
 
post edited by Foodbme - 2012/06/07 11:26:59
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Flagged as Spam (1)
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/07 12:13:46
Foodbme That's back when Patriotism was still taught in Schools along with History. . . . If we don't teach our Heritage, we will loose our Heritage!

I don't understand. When was "patriotism" taught in schools, and what does that even mean? And since when do we not teach "our heritage"? That's U.S. history, right?
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/07 17:25:37
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle
Foodbme That's back when Patriotism was still taught in Schools along with History. . . . If we don't teach our Heritage, we will loose our Heritage!

I don't understand. When was "patriotism" taught in schools, and what does that even mean? And since when do we not teach "our heritage"? That's U.S. history, right?

I'm a little surprised that people of your intellect and age don't understand what patriotism means. I don't know, maybe it has no meaning for you.
Our "Heritage' is not U.S. History. Our "Heritage" is something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition such as love of Country and patriotism or the heritage of Freedom.
Having been a student of U.S. History all my life and a Teacher of American History at Butler H.S. in Butler, PA, I can tell you there's a big difference between teaching U.S. History and Instilling the Principles of Patriotism in H.S. students. History is more factual, Patriotism is more emotional; how you feel about your Country and the freedoms you've inherited. The two tie together by circumstance but the outcomes are different.
Perhaps these Gentlemen said it best:
"And so, my fellow Americans; ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world; ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man" [John F. Kennedy inaugural address]
"What do I mean by patriotism in the context of our times? ... a sense of national responsibility ... a patriotism which is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime" [Adlai Stevenson speech to the American Legion Convention]
Despite it's warts and flaws it's our devoted love, support, and defense of our country; national loyalty. Our Democracy and Freedoms still make us the Greatest Nation in the History of the World! These characteristics and principles are not being emphasized enough in our Schools.
Call it Brainwashing if you want, but if we don't emphasize loyality to our Country and teach it early and often, some other Ideology will come in to fill that void. Can you say Socialism? Sure you can!
The importance and significance of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence are not taught with the same emphasis as they were in the past. Ask any of today's Graduating Seniors how many Amendments to the U.S. Constitution are included in the Original Bill of Rights and name any 3 of them----And I Guarantee you will get a blank stare! When I went to Grade, Jr. and Sr. High School, from 1946 to 1958, Not only did we have to memorize them but we had to understand the history behind them and the significance of each one of them and what we inherited from each of them. I'll bet only one teacher in ten in today's classroom can do it without a textbook or a computer. And that one teacher is over 60 years old.
Just for kicks, without looking it up, from memory, what's the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and what's it's significance. Here's a clue - It's being Violated every day! 
Give Up? OK, go look it up. There will be a pop quiz in 15 minutes!  
For your reading pleasure, may I suggest reading the following. It will give you one man's impression of what a great job our Educational system is doing with our children:
http://patriotpost.us/alexander/13746/
TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/07 17:41:09
thread lock due to heated political discussion in 5......4......3......2.......
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/07 18:02:17
yeah, what a drag to ruin a perfectly good thread....
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/07 18:54:02
1bbqboy

yeah, what a drag to ruin a perfectly good thread....

Didn't have to happen if Foodbme could simply resist injecting his politics into every other thread.
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/07 19:01:35
Foodbme
I'm a little surprised that people of your intellect and age don't understand what patriotism means.

Oh, I fully understand what patriotism means. That wasn't my point. I didn't understand what you meant by teaching patriotism in our schools.
 
To me, patriotism is like love. If I have to tell someone over and over how they should love me, how deserving I am of their love, how I am the greatest guy on earth, then the love I end up receiving is devalued. I'd rather demonstrate my value by my deeds, and let them come to that conclusion (or not) on their own. Then it would mean something.
joerogo
Filet Mignon
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/07 19:24:08

will_work_4_bbq
Cheeseburger
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/07 21:20:08
Great trip!  Those burgers.....
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/07 21:30:39
Joe-you always amaze me-over and over......!!!!!!!!! Love you, my friend.
mr chips
Filet Mignon
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/08 01:04:28
BB, as always I enjoyed your report. I hope someday to get to Kansas city to visit the good food, the WWI museum and the negro Leagues Baseball museum and the harry Truman home in nearby Independence. In the meantime your trip report is a nice substitute.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/08 03:26:53
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle

1bbqboy

yeah, what a drag to ruin a perfectly good thread....

Didn't have to happen if Foodbme could simply resist injecting his politics into every other thread.


May I remind you, you started it
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/08 08:04:35
Post #253 is yours. That was the first shot.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/08 08:19:16
Received a text from Cousin Johnny this morning with all of his favorites.
 
* Best Barbecue - 1) McClard's Bar-B-Q  2) L C's Bar-B-Q
* Best Burgers - 1) Hank's Hamburgers  2) J & W Grill
* Best Pie - 1) Peanut Butter Chip Pie at Hammett House  2) Banana Cream Pie at Hammett House
* Best Side Dish - 1) Pot O Beans at Stubby's Hik-Ry Pit Bar-B-Que  2) Vanized Potato at Van's Pig Stand
* Best Overall Meal - 1) First visit to Stroud's  2) Second visit to Stroud's
* Best Tourist Attraction - 1) National World War I Museum  2) National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
 
The Travelin Man
Filet Mignon
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/08 11:08:54
Actually, it doesn't really matter who started it. The both of you seem to care less about showing a complete lack of respect for someone else's hard work - just so long as it doesn't interfere with your opportunity to bicker with one another.
 
Do either of you have any idea how long it takes Cliff (or anyone else) to compile a trip report of this length? Between photo editing and uploading, writing the content, fact-checking, looking up the web pages to include for the hyperlinks? It could be a full-time job. Then, you guys decide that the most important thing to discuss is the definition of patriotism? 
 
Gee....I wonder why post counts have tailed off.
The Travelin Man
Filet Mignon
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/08 11:11:02
BB, on a more relevant topic, I think that both you and Johnny got your "Best Overall Meal" category wrong. Your second visit to Stroud's was much better than your first visit to Stroud's.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/08 11:33:05
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle

Post #253 is yours. That was the first shot.


IMHO, BB's illustrated posts are as good as it gets in Roadfood.  And, in addition to the food, he is kind enough to include "points of interest" that I find fascinating. 
 
I see that post #253, innocuous as it seemed to me to be, was nevertheless "censored".  The over-reaction to it borders on the comical.
 
So, may I suggest that such exchanges be confined to "misc. and lighter fare - non food related" and that the moderator there ease up on his 'censorship'?
joerogo
Filet Mignon
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/08 12:03:44
The Travelin Man

Actually, it doesn't really matter who started it. The both of you seem to care less about showing a complete lack of respect for someone else's hard work - just so long as it doesn't interfere with your opportunity to bicker with one another.

Do either of you have any idea how long it takes Cliff (or anyone else) to compile a trip report of this length? Between photo editing and uploading, writing the content, fact-checking, looking up the web pages to include for the hyperlinks? It could be a full-time job. Then, you guys decide that the most important thing to discuss is the definition of patriotism? 

Gee....I wonder why post counts have tailed off.

 
Pot-Kettle.  
 
How long do you think it took Carolina Bob & Ellen to do their trip reports before YOU derailed them?
 
Sorry BB.
Shara
Cheeseburger
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/08 12:57:48
I'd buy a book of your highly entertaining trip reports, buffetbuster. They're the perfect combo of tourism and deliciousness.
 
I made a blackberry cobbler the other night, but that blackberry cream pie made me swoon. I gotta figure out how to make that!
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/08 13:11:34
The Travelin Man
BB, on a more relevant topic, I think that both you and Johnny got your "Best Overall Meal" category wrong. Your second visit to Stroud's was much better than your first visit to Stroud's.
That's interesting.  What was different on the second visit that made the first visit more enjoyable.  Couldn't be the food, because we ordered the exact same thing.   Hmmmmm.....

mr chips
Filet Mignon
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/08 14:20:36
joerogo

The Travelin Man

Actually, it doesn't really matter who started it. The both of you seem to care less about showing a complete lack of respect for someone else's hard work - just so long as it doesn't interfere with your opportunity to bicker with one another.

Do either of you have any idea how long it takes Cliff (or anyone else) to compile a trip report of this length? Between photo editing and uploading, writing the content, fact-checking, looking up the web pages to include for the hyperlinks? It could be a full-time job. Then, you guys decide that the most important thing to discuss is the definition of patriotism? 

Gee....I wonder why post counts have tailed off.


Pot-Kettle.  

How long do you think it took Carolina Bob & Ellen to do their trip reports before YOU derailed them?

Sorry BB.
We do have issues with a lot of past history on this board. I'm sorry that too many of us are fighting battles that have been over for a long time or even innocently, bringing up political issues. Cliff and Dale's threads are the best things on our website's discussion portion and i want to do everything i can to encourage them to keep them coming.

1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/08 14:22:25
mr chips




 Cliff and Dale's threads are the best things on our website's discussion portion ...

Sorry, Steve. 
post edited by 1bbqboy - 2012/06/08 14:26:00
tcrouzer
Cheeseburger
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/08 14:28:52
BB...and...Cousin Johnny, I've really enjoyed this trip report! I always learn something from you guys and the food photos are drool-worthy! Stroud's should print out your rating in big letters and print it on their menus!
Teresa
billyboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/08 14:34:08
Soooooo hungry now!!  Thanks again for another top drawer report, Cliff and Johnny.  I hope to make it to LC's one day and I love the way you fashioned your trips to Stroud's into some most tasty looking book ends!
Ahi Mpls.
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/08 19:51:59
 INVISIBLE WATCH!     
         Me Like.
  That is all, carry on gang.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/08 21:47:30
AHI MPLS

 INVISIBLE WATCH!     
        Me Like.
 That is all, carry on gang.

I THINK I JUST SAW A GHOST!!!
 
Welcome back!  For good, hopefully (crosses fingers).....
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/08 23:50:17
Grrrrrreat report!  Food carnage in how many states?
mikeam
Cheeseburger
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/09 13:19:27
Great report. Thanks for sharing.
blackirondude
Junior Burger
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/09 20:14:58
buffetbuster and Cousin Johnny did it again 
 
These kind of trip reports are a big reason I joined here. 
the grillman
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/09 20:46:22
Shara

I'd buy a book of your highly entertaining trip reports, buffetbuster. They're the perfect combo of tourism and deliciousness.

I made a blackberry cobbler the other night, but that blackberry cream pie made me swoon. I gotta figure out how to make that!

 
I thought the same thing about blackberry cream..never heard of it, but it sounded great.  I've made a couple rhubarb cream pies; thinking I could modify that recipe.  I haven't had a chance to google it yet, but I bet there''s something out there....

saps
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/09 21:42:26
This is a great thread.  Not only an outstanding trip report with salivation-inducing pics, but some asses getting seriously toasted, and even a "you started it" fight.
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/10 08:31:59
Another great trip report, Buffetbuster!  Keep them coming.
agnesrob
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/10 08:34:52
Great report BB! thanks for taking the time to post it.
rumaki
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/11 13:41:33
Thanks again for the wonderful report! 
 
In your latest postings, I was especially interested in your review of the WW I museum.  I am fascinated with WW I (my grandfather died in the flu epidemic), and have visited a number of exhibits about the war in museums in the United Kingdom, where it really gets a lot of attention.  The National Army Museum in London had a heart-breaking exhibit on animals in war, tied to the "War Horse" book, play and film, when we were there last December. 
 
I will make it a point to go to the WW I museum when I am next in Kansas City.
californyguy
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/11 15:07:40
You go to such interesting places and posts such great reports- thanks for  all the enjoyment over the years !!
leslie638
Junior Burger
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/14 14:25:52
BB, thank you for another wonderful trip report.  When I'm down or just happy, I look for your reports to make my day.  Also, they make me hungry.  I know this question, has probably been asked before, how much weight to you gain on these trips?  Sorry if that is deemed rude.
 
post edited by leslie638 - 2012/06/14 14:27:21
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/14 15:23:41
A genuine thank you to everyone who made such nice comments.  This was maybe the most fun I had doing one of these long trip reports.
 
leslie638-
No, that isn't rude at all, but I can't answer your question.  I just don't weigh myself very often.
EliseT
Filet Mignon
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/16 22:00:12
Burnt ends hash???? (faints)
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/17 19:25:27
Wow!  It took an extradorinary trip report (one of the best ever) to bring Elise T out of her hole in CA. 
bb you ARE good.
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/18 00:16:41
I disagree. Elise hasn't been in a hole, she's been on the mountain top.
Davwud
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/18 08:49:09
Okay, so just a quick little bit of history in regard to the poppy since nothing I've seen here quite explains it.
As well the tradition here in the Great White North and other trivial details.
 
Poppies are quite common in the Flanders region (Belgium/France). They have seeds that can lay dormant in the ground until disturbed. When graves were dug for the soldiers KIA in Flanders the newly dug graves disturbed these seeds and, without other intervention (ie planting) they started to sprout from the ground. McCrae sat looking out (and lamenting the loss of a friend) on these newly sprouted flowers and wrote the poem.
 
In Canada we sell fake poppies from the end of October til "Armistice Day" which we call "Rememberance Day." Proceeds go to  help veterans.
They are worn on the lapel (As seen in this picture http://en.wikipedia.org/w...morial_Ottawa_2010.jpg )and although seldom practiced, the guideline is, you pay respects at 11am on 11/11 at a memorial after which you leave your poppy there. With work and school (etc.) it can be difficult. There is a moment of silence at 11am that's "Broadcast" over the air to those who can't make it to a memorial. So go so far as to pull their cars over and stop. In schools an assembly is held in the morning and at 11 a moment of silence.

The Montreal Canadiens have this passage on the wall in their locker room "To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high."
 
Here in Ontario veterans can get special Vet license plates which feature the poppy. Only vets can obtain these plates.
 
DT
post edited by Davwud - 2012/06/18 08:50:36
joerogo
Filet Mignon
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/18 09:09:46
Davwud, your post immediately brought to mind the Guess Who song, Friends of Mine.
 
In Flanders Fields the poppies grow
between the crosses row on row
to mark the dead

To Flanders Fields the hippies go
to smoke the poppies there below
and feed their heads

And they're all friends of mine, each and every one of them, no better and no worse
And we'll probably end up down there together when it's all over  
 
buffetbuster, This was an epic journey, I enjoyed reading along.
 
 Serious questions....where haven't you been?  Have you ever thought about going International?
post edited by joerogo - 2012/06/18 14:22:05
rumaki
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/18 12:32:40
Davwud:  I am usually in Canada around Remembrance Day for a media law conference. I've always been moved  when everyone stops for the minute of silence at 11 a.m.  I buy at least one "poppy," and usually hang on to it so I can wear it on my journey to Canada as well as while I am there.  I've had the same experience in England.
 
The tradition here (at least when I was growing up) was to wear poppies on Memorial Day (May 30), not November 11 (Veterans' Day).   When I was younger the American Legion sold artificial poppies made by disabled vets.  At one time, they were made out of paper, with individual petals and everything.  I remember an American Legion volunteer telling me that some of the vets were so emotionally affected by their disabilities that they twisted the petals too tight and they had to re-done by volunteers.  Then the poppies were made out of plastic -- a single red plastic flower with a green stem (made out of plastic-covered wire) put through it -- just two pieces.
 
I haven't seen those for years.
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/06/18 13:57:54
Hey guys, what a wonderful trip report. I am so envious. I go back through it every chance I get when I can't decide what I want for lunch. I'm surrounded by burger joints, sandwhich joints and lots of barbeque joints. Unfortunately there is an absence of any good fried chicken places in reach and I steadfastly refuse to eat the chain crap. You should put that in a book.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2012/10/23 15:54:58
After this vacation, I was curious about the Annual Cheese Dip World Championships in Little Rock.  Here are some highlights from the Arkansas Times.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2013/06/03 14:18:23
Bad news from Wichita.....
 
Jack's North Hi Carryout, a wonderful little, old fashioned hamburger stand, is up for sale again.  The young owner has decided to go back to school.  This place has gone through several owners in the last few years, which makes you wonder about the viability of the place.  Cousin Johnny and I had an excellent visit on page one of this trip report.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2013/09/05 14:18:30
My girlfriend and I spent the Labor Day weekend in Kansas and Oklahoma, covering much of the same territory that Cousin Johnny and I did in this trip report.  No sense in rehashing the places already written about here, but we tried some new ones that are worth mentioning.
 
Last Friday afternoon, we were going through security at the Oklahoma State Capitol Building.  Immediately after passing through the metal detector, the security guard, who had already been joking around with us, asked if I was buffetbuster.  This caught me completely off guard, because there is no way this security guard should know my Roadfood screenname.  After I hesitated, he asked again if I was buffetbuster.   I finally answered yes and asked him why.  He pointed to a guy on the other side of the screening area and said that guy just called you buffetbuster.  Mariton recognized the man immediately, but I did not.  You know how sometimes you don't recognize something familiar because it is in a different context?  That's what happened here.  As we were walking towards each other, I finally recognized him as Lee, a really nice man who has attended the last two Roadfood bus tours.  
 
Lee works here as a proofreader and we chatted for a few minutes before it was time for us to join the 3:00PM tour of the building.  But, we did make dinner plans and met Lee and his traveling companion Barbara at Cattlemen's in the famous OKC Stockyards.  Barbara had also been on the last two bus tours and it was wonderful to see these nice people again. 

Through the bus tours, we have made quite a few friends who are dedicated Roadfooders, who just don't post in the forums.
 
Dinner was a 2+ hour affair, with plenty of great conversation.  Mariton and I got steaks (her a filet, me a T-bone), while the locals got chicken fried steak.  Having never tried it before, Mariton was looking forward to the lamb fries,

which are sliced thin and breaded.  These are tender and easy to eat, as long as you don't think too much about what they are.
 
A week later, I am still shocked that we somehow managed to run into each other in a city the size of Oklahoma City.  Thanks again to Lee and Barbara for the great company! 
post edited by buffetbuster - 2013/09/05 14:20:09
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Burgers, Barbecue and Pie 2013/09/05 14:26:05
buffetbuster
At the rate you're going you'll be a bigger celebrity than the Kardashians- that's  a great story-
 
BTW- what kind of dipping sauce is that with the lamb fries?
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