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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/17 15:47:24 (permalink)
Dennis, based on what I saw on Triple D, I think the chili for the chili burger is supposed to be warm, not hot (in the same sense that most barbeque is warm and not hot).  How was the texture and flavor of the burger?  Did those attributes match what you had expected from the show?  From what I saw on the show, the sandwiches are a mix of crushed up "meatballs and whole/part meatballs.  Did you not get any of the whole "meatballs" in your sandwiches? 

DavyD, it didn't seem to me like Dennis "slammed" the place, just that he didn't like it. 

Dennis, I tend to get overly descriptive when I write Trip Reports and Reviews, but I really think it helps and goes a long way towards avoiding any confusion as to why I did/didn't like a place or a particular food.  It's possible that the very reason you felt it was a horrible sloppy joe may be the very same reason that it would attract someone else.  I just wanted to put that out there for future reference.  It really does help people to know where you are coming from and what your tastes are so they can gauge if their likes/dislikes run the same as yours and counter to them. 
 
Just my 2 cents.
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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/17 15:57:29 (permalink)
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DavyD, it didn't seem to me like Dennis "slammed" the place, just that he didn't like it. 


When he initially wrote "don't go there", I'd consider that a slam.

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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/17 15:59:17 (permalink)
I bet ol Dennis wouldn't much like Cincinnati chili either.
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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/17 16:36:53 (permalink)
Right now I could care less about DennisinKazoo's opinion. He showed his stripes in sneakily editing his post and maybe throwing Bruce or Sue (they don't identify themselves) off. The original comment caused a flurry of negativity to Harold's and the OP before I said a thing. I just voiced my opinion that Harold's was indeed roadfood in my opinion and then Bruce and Sue piped that it was not roadfood unless it really, really tasted good basically refuting my opinion and defending the troll's opinion. Yes, troll whether he knew he was acting like one or not, and also obviously not understood by Roadfood.com team members whom I don't know if they are moderators or not because they don't identify themselves. I'm not a roadfood cop as was accused. I was expressing an opinion. That is what ticked me off. I guess my 4,000+ generally positive posts vs 4 negative is not welcome.
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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/17 16:50:27 (permalink)
Davydd, this has been Bruce posting.  I am not a moderator.  If that's important to you.

You expressed an opinion.  I disagree with it.  That's all.  Of course your posts are welcome here.  Why wouldn't they be?
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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/17 16:58:41 (permalink)
Bruce Bilmes and Sue Boyle

Davydd, this has been Bruce posting.  I am not a moderator.  If that's important to you.

You expressed an opinion.  I disagree with it.  That's all.  Of course your posts are welcome here.  Why wouldn't they be?


Bruce, as an aside, I've always wondered why you and Sue don't post as individuals.  I've envisioned you all sitting in front of the keyboard and asking each other, "what do we think?"

When it says Bruce and Sue is it sometimes just one or the other of you and sometimes a collaborative effort?


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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/17 17:01:22 (permalink)
DennisinKazoo

When I went to Harold's one other person was going with me but 4 others invited themselves. All were disappointed.  All of the food was tepid(warmish) and the service was slow. I do hope someone else goes there and evaluates it.

 
OK  so  tell us.  Did everyone think that the sandwich tasted terrible or was it just the concept that you did not enjoy?




 
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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/17 17:14:25 (permalink)
I can't figure out how he gets by with only charging $1.25.
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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/17 17:28:25 (permalink)
jmanBruce, as an aside, I've always wondered why you and Sue don't post as individuals.  I've envisioned you all sitting in front of the keyboard and asking each other, "what do we think?"

When it says Bruce and Sue is it sometimes just one or the other of you and sometimes a collaborative effort?

jman, in the forums it's always just me.  Sue can't be bothered.  The thing is, our main posting role here is writing reviews and Digest posts, and we do that together.  So we have a joint registration to reflect that.  I suppose I can create another identity with just my name, to be used for posting in the forums only, but that sounds like a whole lot of hassle.  And I don't really spend that much time on the forums anyway.  So Bruce and Sue it is.
 
PS It's the same with ayersian.  They rarely identify which one is speaking when they post, right? 
post edited by Bruce Bilmes and Sue Boyle - 2009/06/17 17:42:57
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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/17 18:47:31 (permalink)
I was raised on Cincinati chili minus the chocolate.
I edited my original comments after reading the site ground rules
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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/17 19:04:55 (permalink)
Well let me put in my two cents here asI have been a member for a few years now. 

I see both sides of the coin. DennisinKazoo didn't have a lot of things to say postive about his experience at Harold's and stated don't go there. But after reading the rules he came back and edited it out of his comments, for that and the fact he has posted 5 times as of 6:58 PM EDT, then that shows me he is probably not a troll. We won't know that until we see if he posts about other things. 

I also know that it seems things can get pretty petty up here over nothing. I got a snippy email a couple of days ago from a regular poster who was upset because I didn't follow the guide lines HE thought should have been followed. How many times up here have old timers gone off in a little bit of a different direction than a post started out on?

I say we all chill out and see what DennisinKazoo has to say next. Maybe he would like to tell us about some of the other places he has been. 

In my opinion Roadfood is where you find something that YOU enjoy, wherever it may be, or how ever it is cooked. Believe me when I tell you there are places I like/love that my wife ( the WP part of DLnWPBrown ) wouldn't kick a hog in the A$$ for and vice versa.




Dennis in Cary

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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/17 20:03:29 (permalink)
===PS It's the same with ayersian.  They rarely identify which one is speaking when they post, right? ==

Yeah, but one has a beard...

mark


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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/17 20:41:26 (permalink)
OK, it is clear it is Bruce. I'll assume that for now on.   No hard feelings.

I think I have Ayersian figured out. Chris is most likely here and Amy is probably on Facebook. We know Chris is not on Facebook.

As for you DennisinKazoo. You are probably shell shocked with the eruptions we have here from time to time. Act like a duck and let it flow off your back. I meant no personal harm in these exchanges and comments and for that I apologize. The Cincinnati chili remark, BTW, is a long running joke on Roadfood.com because it too has caused eruptions. Just a word of advice. Be positive with good experiences. That's what we want to know. Bad experiences will take care of themselves and maybe better not mentioned at all because of the axiom that  all publicity good or bad is better than no publicity at all. Despite my 4,000 postings there are probably more places I've been that I have never mentioned. I'm not immune. I too have went off on the handle on a place but I try not to. Oh, and don't put ketchup on a hot dog. You'll figure that one out soon enough and then know when we are serious and not.
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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/17 20:42:05 (permalink)
Greymo Quote;
 
I bet that we never see this poster again.  I think there was a reason for his post that had nothing to do with the taste of anything.

at least he came back & somewhat defended himself.
everybody should realize that ALL of us can scare some new posters away when we get going on something

post edited by sk bob - 2009/06/17 20:43:57
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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/17 22:57:55 (permalink)
DavyddI think I have Ayersian figured out. Chris is most likely here and Amy is probably on Facebook. We know Chris is not on Facebook.

I haven't quite got them worked out yet.  I thought I was able to tell which one wrote what, but when I ran it by them it turned out I didn't have a clue.  I assume Amy wrote most of the Iowa reports, Chris the Connecticut stuff while she was in Iowa.  But that's cheating - I can't tell from the writing.

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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/17 23:01:13 (permalink)
Yep, hard to tell, but it was Chris who hand delivered to me a breaded pork tenderloin sandwich from the Dairy Sweet in Dunlap, IA outside Al's Breakfast in Minneapolis last March.
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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/17 23:23:39 (permalink)
Davydd
As for you DennisinKazoo. You are probably shell shocked with the eruptions we have here from time to time. Act like a duck and let it flow off your back. I meant no personal harm

One needs strong skin to stay on this Roadfood site.... there are hot debates/eruptions going on plenty...
(that's what gives the site "character"...!)
I've had Roadfooder's send me daily e-mails (often 3 or 4 a day) with fun Roadfoody/life stuff...
then they've dropped me COLD, with no explanation given.... and these are people I've met with in person...
that still post on this site plenty...
so it's good to have lots of other stuff going on, too....
 
I also enjoy YELP.com very much........it's a great site to read tons of reviews on a restaurant, (many with pics)
even though it's less personal, I've never had  a "wierd" experience on there...  
(not yet, anyway)


 
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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/17 23:40:12 (permalink)
I appreciate the difference of opinion here at Roadfood.  It's interesting to see who likes or hates what.  It's also interesting to see how people interact.

Waves at Ellen!
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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/17 23:55:37 (permalink)
mar52

I appreciate the difference of opinion here at Roadfood.  It's interesting to see who likes or hates what.  It's also interesting to see how people interact.

Waves at Ellen!

Hi Marlene,
I miss you!  (over here and on our Facebook!!)
 
Hey, DENNIS, the best thing IMO is for you to say WHY you thought it was HORRIBLE...
inquiring minds' want to know WHY????
(then your opinion would carry even MORE merit)
 
peace, everyone...
 

 
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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/21 23:43:28 (permalink)
I have been to 3 of 3D'S reviews from watching on the food channel.
Florida, South Carolina and Alabama.
I know he gets paid well for saying how good there food is, but I think he has no taste buds.
The food was awful at 2 places and okay at another but nothing to write home about. 
2 of them were dirty.
I'm going to Hillbilly Hotdogs in West Virgina on my cycle next month to see that place and try something. Has any of you ROAD FOOD fans been there?
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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/22 00:13:18 (permalink)
Bird hunter..Can you please tell us the names of the places didn't you like?  Thanks

I'll let someone else discuss his taste buds with you ...I'm too tired.
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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/22 00:14:27 (permalink)
Birdhunter

I have been to 3 of 3D'S reviews from watching on the food channel.
Florida, South Carolina and Alabama.
I know he gets paid well for saying how good there food is, but I think he has no taste buds.
The food was awful at 2 places and okay at another but nothing to write home about. 
2 of them were dirty.
I'm going to Hillbilly Hotdogs in West Virgina on my cycle next month to see that place and try something. Has any of you ROAD FOOD fans been there?


Birdhunter my wife and I both want so badly to go there, I think more to say we did than for the food. We will sometimes bust out in his web site song and crack up....... " He is the wennie man, he runs a wennie stand, he's got the best wennies in town....."

My wife actually started singing it the other day. Please make sure to post how it was when you get the chance.



Dennis in Cary
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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/24 16:02:39 (permalink)
I guess I will add my two cents in on this topic.  Everyone is certainly entitled to his/her own opinion.  And I would not expect everyone to like and dislike the sames things.  If that were the case, things would be boring, to say the least.

I agree that it is preferable for people to focus on what is positive as they go through life.  To do otherwise means that you turn into one of my relatives (I won't say which one).

Have a good day.

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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/06/24 21:08:39 (permalink)
Ive been to Harolds a few times.Its usually pretty good.On Wednesdays its all you can eat pintos and cornbread.I usually get the chilli dogs when I go. Now please tell me you didnt drive all the way from Michigan just to try Harolds!
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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/08/01 09:51:22 (permalink)
I don't have cable and don't watch that show but I know one thing - my absolute favorite place to eat has been totally slammed since featured on his show, and not in a good way.  The owners have suspended all take out orders and are losing local business in droves, because we simply can't get in and out at lunch in time to make it back to work.  The place is located right off I-5.  I'm really afraid they are going to go under from the stress alone.  It's a tiny place and can't handle this stuff.  I thought it would die down by now, but it's getting worse.  They've also cut a lot of stuff off the menu.  Just a vent. 
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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/08/01 10:19:26 (permalink)
I'm a mod on another food forum.  Let me say this.

I too thought the op was probably a rival or someone
with a beef with the owner of the joint.  Perhaps
that's not true.

I have noticed tons of obvious "this place is great = my place is great" and "that place stinks = my rival's place stinks, or = my
former employee stinks.  It's far more common on smaller boards.

But my biggest complaint is that everyone needs to realize that
opinions are like noses...everyone has one.  Just because you
don't like a chili sandwich doesn't mean it's not good....only
not good to you....others may love it.  McRibs are probably
the best example of a polarizing food.

But in a roadfood environment like this, I think it's key to note
that we, by definition, are looking for regional specialties.
So if you grew up with Cincy chili, you may not like the kind
of chili burger/sandwich you get in SC, but instead of saying
"it's terrible",  perhaps better verbage like "I didn't like it because......" would be a more beneficial post.




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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/08/01 22:34:53 (permalink)
Personally i used to say negative things about places but somewhere along the road I changed my statement to say. "it is not for me"  i find different strokes for different folks.  I have gone out of my way for roadfood and triple D.  Some places are now favorites and some are not for me.  That doesn't make them bad.
Eat on everyone
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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/08/01 22:56:56 (permalink)
Tonight..8/1 they ran a bunch of repeats of various "3D" shows. One place I would like to check out was the Taco's and More in Omaha. They did the only Deep fried Taco's I have seen outside of the J-I-B tacos that I dearly love! While the place on D<D<D obviously was charging more than 2 for a Buck that J I B does,  Those greasey Carne Asada Tacos sure looked great to me.
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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/08/01 23:49:54 (permalink)
I was just at HILLBILLY HOT DOGS in Lesage,WV.on the19th. The hot dog sauce was not good and I tried one of there burgers.The owner came over to me and told me it was voted the BEST BURGER in West Virgina. I wouldn't give it a vote, and Guy taste buds on his tongue must be wornen out.
This is just a junk hole with trash laying all over the place with very poor parking.
This is my fourth and last stops at the 3 D'S TV stops. I like watching his show, but no more trying those places out.
I was there on my motorcycle and meeting up with a riding group so I drove up there from Slade ,Kentucky to see what it was all about.
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Re:Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives 2009/08/02 00:14:21 (permalink)
Captain Morgan

I'm a mod on another food forum.  Let me say this.

I too thought the op was probably a rival or someone
with a beef with the owner of the joint.  Perhaps
that's not true.

I have noticed tons of obvious "this place is great = my place is great" and "that place stinks = my rival's place stinks, or = my
former employee stinks.  It's far more common on smaller boards.

But my biggest complaint is that everyone needs to realize that
opinions are like noses...everyone has one.  Just because you
don't like a chili sandwich doesn't mean it's not good....only
not good to you....others may love it.  McRibs are probably
the best example of a polarizing food.

But in a roadfood environment like this, I think it's key to note
that we, by definition, are looking for regional specialties.
So if you grew up with Cincy chili, you may not like the kind
of chili burger/sandwich you get in SC, but instead of saying
"it's terrible",  perhaps better verbiage like "I didn't like it because......" would be a more beneficial post.


I AM SICK AND TIRED OF ALL THIS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS BS!
If someone thinks a place stinks or they don't like it, let them say so. You don't need to agree with their opinion, but they have every right to express it anyway they care to. The only restrictions I would consider off-base is Swearing, Libelous or Slanderous language.
 
Roadfood is about OPINIONS. People on here don't need to justify or explain their opinions. If they do, that's great--If they don't, it doesn't matter. Agree or Disagree, your option.
 
We don't live in a kinder, gentler world. All you PC people gather somewhere, form a circle, hold hands and sing Kumbaya!
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