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Davwud

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Easter 2011 Thu, 04/28/11 8:34 PM (permalink)
Howdy Food Fans
 
So as an aside to my Easter in Huntsville thread I'll offer up the journey to and fro in food.
 
First off was a stop at Lafayette Coney Island in Detroit.
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There's been a lot of buzz about whether they or American Coney Island next door are the best. So a food challenge was in order.
Anywhere they cook in the front window is good from my experience.

Honestly I couldn't tell the difference in the two dogs and since the two places were started by brothers it's probably not surprise.
 
Dinner was a stop at Blue Ash Chili for my Cinci Chili fix.

I had the city's only 6 way but thought it a bit busy. I preferred a 3 way like Mrs. Sippi had.

 
The next day was a visit to a local legend in London, Ky. Weaver's Hotdogs is a go to place in the S/E Ky area.

Their chili dogs (and all the other food we had) were great but in S/E Ky the chili bun is the specialty.

A Coney sans dog. A very tight, tasty chili that had incredible balance. We ended up having chili dogs 4 times and all were different enough to not really be comparable. It was great.
 
For dinner the second night was a retrun visit to the Dixie Freeze in S. Pittsburg, Tn.

They do meat n 3 along with drive in food.

I opted for the meatloaf special. Fantastic.
 
The trip home started with lunch in Murfreesboro at Kleer-Vu Lunchroom.

The cafeteria style local legend served up incredible country ham and the best fried chicken I've ever had.

 
That night was made our standard top at Skyline Chili in N. Dayton, Oh. (not shown)
 
The next day lunch and last meal on the road was the least good of the lot. Woody's Diner in Wapakoneta, Oh is a solid step up from the chains you drive by in town. Well worth passing by BK and the like.

They had a pretty good lunch buffet that included pizza.

The pizza little better in quality than Costco pizza. So all in all, pretty good.
 
Well that's all for now folks. I'll add links to my blog for more in depth review for those who care to endulge.
 
DT
<message edited by Davwud on Thu, 04/28/11 8:35 PM>
 
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    Davwud

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    Re:Easter 2011 Thu, 04/28/11 8:36 PM (permalink)
    Blue Ash Chili. I really strongly encourage everyone to try Cinci chili if they're ever in the area. It's very unique and overly ubiquitous in the Greater Cinci area.
     
    http://xrl.in/8x2a
     
    DT
     
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      joerogo

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      Re:Easter 2011 Thu, 04/28/11 9:45 PM (permalink)
      Davwud, Good job! Very well photographed.
       
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        ScreamingChicken

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        Re:Easter 2011 Fri, 04/29/11 2:51 PM (permalink)
        Davwud


        First off was a stop at Lafayette Coney Island in Detroit.


         
        I'd like a menthol coney, please...
         
        Brad
         
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          EdSails

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          Re:Easter 2011 Fri, 04/29/11 3:40 PM (permalink)

           
          What is in the bin between him and the hot dogs?
           
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            Nancypalooza

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            Re:Easter 2011 Sat, 04/30/11 9:49 AM (permalink)
            Chili?  I thought that would be chili?
             
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              phatphil

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              Re:Easter 2011 Sat, 04/30/11 11:00 AM (permalink)
              looks like dried out ground beef thATS BEEN COOKED
               
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                Davwud

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                Re:Easter 2011 Sun, 05/8/11 4:14 PM (permalink)
                EdSails




                What is in the bin between him and the hot dogs?


                phatphil


                looks like dried out ground beef thATS BEEN COOKED

                I believe what it is, is ground beef for their loose meat coney. It's like seasoned ground beef with chili on top. I had one at ACI before and liked it but would rathe have the dog instead of the beef.
                 
                For anyone who's interested, here's my blog post on the matter.
                 
                http://davwudsfoodcourt.b...ney-island-battle.html
                 
                DT
                 
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                  Davwud

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                  Re:Easter 2011 Sun, 05/15/11 7:34 PM (permalink)
                  And here is my post on Kleer-vu
                  http://davwudsfoodcourt.b.../good-homecooking.html
                   
                  Enjoy
                  DT
                   
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                    SassyGritsAL

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                    Re:Easter 2011 Mon, 05/16/11 11:17 AM (permalink)
                    I have relatives in KY and the Cin., OH, area and I always have to get my cinci chili fix when I visit. I often have cravings for it! I love your reports Davwud and so glad you get to experience some of my fav. places to eat in Huntsville.
                     
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                      Davwud

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                      Re:Easter 2011 Mon, 05/16/11 12:21 PM (permalink)
                      SassyGritsAL


                      I have relatives in KY and the Cin., OH, area and I always have to get my cinci chili fix when I visit. I often have cravings for it! I love your reports Davwud and so glad you get to experience some of my fav. places to eat in Huntsville.

                      Thanks.
                       
                      I'm tossing around the idea of seeing if some local food enthusiasts like yourself wanna do lunch when we come down in the summer. I'll have to see what our schedule looks like. It would also have to be a weekday probably.
                       
                      DT
                       
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                        Davwud

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                        Re:Easter 2011 Fri, 05/20/11 11:42 AM (permalink)
                        Here's the link to the Weaver's Hotdog review.
                         
                        http://davwudsfoodcourt.b...5/no-french-fries.html
                         
                        DT
                         
                        So sad to hear but I found out last night that today was their last day. Seems Carl wanted to move onto other things in life. 70 years in business and now it's gone.
                         
                        DT
                         
                        Latest update: 
                        Seems Carl's sister and one of her kids are going to reopen.
                         
                        DT
                        <message edited by Davwud on Fri, 06/17/11 9:47 PM>
                         
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                          Davwud

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                          Re:Easter 2011 Sun, 06/12/11 1:22 PM (permalink)
                          Here's my review of Woody's Diner in Wapakoneta.
                           
                          http://davwudsfoodcourt.b.../06/buckeye-fever.html
                           
                          DT
                           
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