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2009/07/29 21:41:07 (permalink)

California Here we come

This has been a baseball summer for the Chips family. Sam played American Legion Ball for about 30 games and senior Little League ball for about 20 games. Senior Little League is for 15 and 16 year olds and the World Series destination is Bangor, Maine,not Williamsport. Sam's team won the district championship two weeks ago and this past weekend in Salem Sam's team won the state tournament with Sam getting the game winning hit that won the tournament for his team that sent them to the regional which will be held in Upland, California next week. Needless to say, Trudy and I are proud that Sam's hard work all summer paid off. We will be accompanying the team to the tournament. We would like to see any roadfooders who would be willing to brave the wilds of San Bernardino county and would welcome any recommendations people might have for eats.
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    mar52
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/07/30 00:02:41 (permalink)
    WOW!

    I'll have to talk to Ellen.  She's going to be here on the 9th and we plan to hit the Inland Empire.

    What dates will you be here?

    Congrats to Sam and his team!
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/07/30 00:42:36 (permalink)
    mar52

    WOW!

    I'll have to talk to Ellen.  She's going to be here on the 9th and we plan to hit the Inland Empire.
    Congrats to Sam and his team!

    Yes, I'll be in L.A. next week....
    "meating up" with Marlene (2nd time!) for a "Thelma and Louise" Roadfood Trip on Sun. Aug. 9th...
    We both are looking forward to Joeys BBQ, (4 locations in the San Bernardino area...
    www.joeysbbq.com ) ... we both been to it separately before; love their beef ribs!
     
    MR CHIPS: You, Trudy, and Sam,  are welcome to join us at the Upland, CA location of Joey's BBQ on Aug. 9th..
    No matter what, congrats to you and your family on Sam's continued baseball achievements!
    And enjoy the INLAND EMPIRE !!! 
     
     

     
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/07/30 07:41:28 (permalink)
    You sure sound like a proud pop.  Congrats to Sam and the chips family!
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/07/30 08:05:42 (permalink)
    How great for Sam and his team.  I hope that they win.   It is wonderful when a kid dedicates himself to a sport and even more fun when he wins!

    Happy Roadfooding to your family while you are  in that area.
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/07/30 08:20:41 (permalink)

    I'm flying in to LAX on Aug 5th and staying till Aug 11th.  I'll be doing as much RFing as I can, but I have a lot of family obligations while I'm out there.

    However, at my mom's request, the first stop after the airport will be Ceilito Lindo for Taquitoes!
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/07/30 08:24:58 (permalink)
    Congratulations Sam!  That's really awesome!  I hope you guys have a great time in California!
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/07/30 09:22:44 (permalink)
    Chips, First of all A Big Congratulations to SAM and His Team for their success so far. Best wishes for continued results in SoCal.

    Are you flying into ONT or LAX? If ONT, my first stop would be the Farmer Boys on Milliken just south of the 10 freeway. Great Burgers and their breakfast are cheap and custom cooked also. There are more of this local chain around the Upland - San Berdoo area.
      The Foothill Blvd (Rt 66) strp has developed so much since I left that I will encourage 'Fire Capt' our RF Agent in Fontana to post his Taco Stand suggestions which are much more 'up-to-date' than mine would be..

    Upland is the home of our last SoCal family member (Janet's Mom) so it is a destination for us on any SoCal visit.
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/07/30 09:24:59 (permalink)
    Hopefully we will find better weather than I hear you guys are experiencing now.
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/07/30 09:37:05 (permalink)
    Mar52 and I are looking forward to our Southern Cal. Roadfood Trip..
    we'll start by the LAX area, and head EAST to the Inland Empire, (Upland, etc)

    And we are making a pit stop for homemade pastrami at the OINKSTER in Eagle Rock (by Pasadena) .... 
    (our first plans were for Langer's , but they are closed Sundays)

    I'm sure there will be plenty more San Bernadino suggestions coming for you, Mr. Chips...
    I'll also be doing lots of Mexican food during my week in L.A.
    and you guys probably will, too !!!  Lots and lots of choices...
    even  going thru the drive thru at those Alberto's places can take care of those late night munchies ...

    I love my beef ribs and pastrami, but many others go to Southern Cal. for the Sushi & smoothies !!  Whatever works best for YOU, Mr. Chips....  enjoy!!!
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/07/30 11:39:35 (permalink)
    The plan at this time is that Trudy will fly into Ontario Sunday morning August 2nd and I will ride with the team as a chaperone, leaving Portland on Sunday morning and arriving in Southern California Monday afternoon on August 3rd. The tournament will be pool play which means Sam's team will play four games in 5 days starting August 4th and two other games if they advance. Our options will be a little limited but we will do what we can.
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/07/30 12:11:08 (permalink)
    Ellen, you should try Nate'n Al's in Beverly Hills, very good Jewish Deli, see a Movie Star or 2, to boot!

    PS. Don't bother with Pink's
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/07/30 21:34:15 (permalink)
    chewingthefat

    Ellen, you should try Nate'n Al's in Beverly Hills, very good Jewish Deli, see a Movie Star or 2, to boot!

    PS. Don't bother with Pink's

    Thanks, Chewing the Fat...
    I've been to both those joints...  (used to live in L.A.) Nate 'n Al's has the old fashioned deli atmosphere, and those old time movie producers , etc hanging out....  I think their pastrami is just "okay"... (not all that),  but I'm sure there is plenty of other good stuff there...
     
    I do actually like Pink's, as I enjoy the flavor of their Hoffy brand they use...
    however, I usually just get a Pink's hot dog from the cart inside the Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood, by LAX..
    (no waiting!)
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/07/30 21:38:15 (permalink)
    mr chips
    Our options will be a little limited but we will do what we can.

    Hope you all enjoy yourself, wherever you decide to go...
    glad we could help!!!
     
     

     
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/07/30 22:40:30 (permalink)
    So close, yet so far away!

    Wouldn't it have been fun if we could all have arranged a meeting.

    I could almost have been a four corners meeting.
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/07/30 22:56:13 (permalink)
    mar52

    So close, yet so far away!

    Wouldn't it have been fun if we could all have arranged a meeting.

    I could almost have been a four corners meeting.

    Almost!! Espescially if we had some of the Florida Roadfooders joining us... then we'd have all four corners represented!!
     
    However, I am thrilled to be doing our "East Coast - West Coast"   meating of the minds and stomachs!!
    And we can be flexible with our schedules and pit stops since it's just the 2 of us...
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/07/30 23:04:28 (permalink)
    Jim
       You don't say what field(s) you will be playing on. There is a major Baseball complex next to the Quakes Minor League field on FootHill in Rancho Cucamonga that "could" be the location. Even if not, the Foothill strip between Upland and San Bernardino has a number of Mexican and Asian and Burger and even chain locations that can give you a lot of variety without traveling into L A.

    Hospitality Lane on the south side of San Berdoo (near the interchange for the 10 and 215), has a strip of major restaurants as well. You may find a number of national chains as well as some local ethnic foods there.
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/07/31 09:36:54 (permalink)
    Al, we will be playing at Little League complexes in Ontario and Upland and I'm not sure of the location of the fields.
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/07/31 10:38:08 (permalink)
    Ontario and Upland "straddle" the 10 Freeway just outside L A County. Other than the airport and the Farmer Boys (several of them) I mentioned earlier, Trudy may want to make a walk-thru Shopping stop at the Ontario Mills Mall. California Speedway, The big NASCAR Track built on the old Kaiser Steel land just east of the 15 Freeway runs tours that can be fun for those interested in that 'sport'.
      Don't forget the Mission Inn in Riverside, if you are looking for a 'special dinner' in a landmark location.
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/07/31 11:10:07 (permalink)
    Farmer Boys makes an excellent breakfast burrito.

    I dripped one on me from Fontana all the way to Palm Springs.

    Ellen!  How about a stop at Fosselman's for ice cream on the way back from Joey's?

    I've never been there and today's Restaurant of The Day looks amazing.

    You all can join us... Sunday the 9th..... two girls taking on Los Angeles!
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/07/31 12:47:28 (permalink)
    mar52
    Ellen!  How about a stop at Fosselman's for ice cream on the way back from Joey's?

    Sure!  Fosselmann's , it is !! 

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    Re:California Here we come 2009/07/31 22:32:33 (permalink)
    There goes the diet!

    Woo Hoo!
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/08/01 00:08:50 (permalink)
    Wish we could get some response  from the Fire Capt there in Fontana. He knows that area very well. I don't think (with the pressures of the games and team/group eating choices) you folks will be wandering around the L A area...but rather be limited to SOME of the Inland Empire.

    I am searching my notes for the name of the Texas-style BBQ on Grove just south of Foothill in Upland. So Far no luck.
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/08/01 01:25:25 (permalink)
    If it's barbeque that you're looking for go where Ellen and I will be headed:

    http://www.joeysbbq.com/

    Great place even if they have 4of them!

    They have one in Upland.

    UPLAND
    (909) 982-2128
    1964 W.Foothill Blvd. Upland CA 91786

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    Re:California Here we come 2009/08/01 05:41:38 (permalink)
    Here ah iz.

    Argentine: http://www.tangobairescafe.com/

    Fine dining: http://www.thesycamoreinn.com/

    Fine dining: http://www.themagiclampinn.com/

    Sushi: Domo Sushi, 1490 E. Foothill Blvd, Upland 91786  (909) 920-6665

    Sushi: WA FU: 8110 Milliken Ave #105, Rancho Cucamonga  (909) 980-2288

    Mexican: La Bufa, 9936 Sierra Ave, Fontana, 92335  (909) 355-4588

    Mexican: Esther Tacos, 1466 E. Foothill Blvd, Upland 91786  (909) 946-8111

    Mexican: Pueblita, 555 N. Benson, Upland 91786  (909) 949-8014

    Mexican: Sergio's, 657 W. Foothill Blvd, Upland 91786  (909) 931-7701

    Mexican: http://www.tacohut.biz/index.html

    Mexican: Miguel's Jr, 7490 Cherry Ave, Fontana 92336  (909) 357-3822

    Mexican: El Pescador, 636 N. Euclid, Ontario 91762  (909) 986-8886

    Mexican: Jarrito's, 1262 W. Foothill Blvd, Upland 91786  (909) 946-9276

    Vegan Chinese: http://www.veggie-era.com/main.html

    Excellent ice cream: http://www.handelsicecream.com/

    Soul food: http://www.moeschickenandwaffles.com/index.html

    Italian deli: Claro's Italian Market, 1655 North Mountain Ave. #101, Upland 91786  (909) 946-2689

    Pho: Pho Century, 1244 W. Foothill Blvd, Upland 91786  (909) 985-2881

    Pho: Saigon, 12809 Foothill Blvd, Rancho Cucamonga 91739  (909) 899-8606

    Pho: Pho Ha, 9319 Foothill Blvd, Rancho Cucamonga 91730  (909) 980-7703

    Thai: Thai Family, 130 S. Mountain Suite P, Upland 91785  (909) 920-3640

    Thai: Srida Thai, 922 N. Central, Upland 91786  (909) 946-6548

    Thai: Thai Satay Bbq, 1403 E. Foothill Blvd, Upland 91786  (909) 920-0199

    Japanese BBQ: http://www.gk-bbq.com/stores/rancho.html

    Breakfast: Brandon's Diner, 870 E. Foothill Blvd #5, Upland 91786  (909) 949-2395

    Boba Tea: Boba Time, 555 E. Foothill Blvd Unit A10-11, Upland 91786  (909) 920-9980

    Fish: Louie's Chicken & Fish Grill, 960 N Mountain Ave, Upland 91786  (909) 946-6949

    Filipino: http://www.manilasunset.com/Locationsx.html

    Pastrami: http://www.thehat.com/locaupl.htm





    PLEASE NOTE: I CAN PERSONALLY VOUCH FOR ALL RESTAURANTS LISTED EXCEPT THE SUSHI PLACES, AS I DON'T DO SUSHI. I WENT TO TRUSTED SOURCES FOR THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS.
    MORE LISTINGS TO FOLLOW. I NEED TO GET UP AND WALK AROUND A BIT, AS MY ASS IS ASLEEP FROM SITTING HERE TOO LONG.

    JACK










    post edited by enginecapt - 2009/08/01 19:10:17
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/08/01 10:26:07 (permalink)
    Mr. Chips,
    Have a fun trip. It may even be cooler where your going after Portland's past week. We are heading into "the valley" today for a family reunion near Oregon City. Looking forward to seeing you all sometimes this summer. So far fishing, clamming, and crabbing have been good for me.
     Later,
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/08/01 10:50:59 (permalink)
    mr chips, Best of luck to Sam and his team!  Keep us updated.
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/08/01 14:27:05 (permalink)
    Hey, Engine Capt ...
    with all those UPLAND Roadfood choices,  it's Upland , here we come!!!

    nashville roadfood.com trip, austin bus trip, and now Upland!??!
    (Mike and Jane, UPLAND next for all of us?!?)

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    Re:California Here we come 2009/08/01 15:21:18 (permalink)
    Chips,
      If you are approaching Bakerfield at a mealtime consider HODELS a very good local Buffet on the north side of the town, very near the 99 freeway on Olive Drive (one block west of the freeway.) Cheap and very good food three meals a day.  www.hodels.com

    Jack, Thanks for coming out of hibernation for this request. Your list is outstanding (I knew you knew the area!!) These kids aren't going to have time for a ton of road-time during the week, so your list is really great!

    Chips, get us the scores as they come in!!
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    Re:California Here we come 2009/08/01 18:37:06 (permalink)
    mayor al

    Jack, Thanks for coming out of hibernation for this request. Your list is outstanding


    I'm more than happy to do a service for the Chips family. I'll even be their personal guide if they need one, although they're on their own if they want to go to that damn track. I'd rather watch paint dry.
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