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Stephen Rushmore Jr.

Eating Tours - New Feature Fri, 03/5/10 2:42 PM (permalink)
We just launched a new feature on the web site that many of you will like.  Check out http://www.roadfood.com/EatingTours/

Here you will see a list of a couple dozen recommend eating tours complete with photos, maps and overviews.  We also included links to the upcoming and recently completed eating tours discussed in the discussion forums.

We hope this will be The Guide to the very best examples of legendary regional dishes.
 
#1
    buffetbuster

    Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Fri, 03/5/10 3:09 PM (permalink)
    What an excellent idea and feature.  Thanks!
     
    #2
      billyboy

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      Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Fri, 03/5/10 3:09 PM (permalink)
      Stephen, this is awesome!  Thank you so much!
       
      #3
        buffetbuster

        Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Fri, 03/5/10 3:13 PM (permalink)
        If you are soliciting ideas, I think Cincinnati chili parlors would be a good candidate for this.
         
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          Greymo

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          Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Fri, 03/5/10 3:37 PM (permalink)
          The one that I am putting at top of my list  is the Lobster Roll tour
           
          #5
            MiamiDon

            Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Fri, 03/5/10 4:13 PM (permalink)
            Pretty slick feature, Stephen!
             
            Now we need Roadfooders to flesh out some of the categories with more Official Formal Reviews!
            <message edited by MiamiDon on Fri, 03/5/10 4:15 PM>
             
            #6
              Tony Bad

              Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Fri, 03/5/10 4:44 PM (permalink)
              Greymo


              The one that I am putting at top of my list  is the Lobster Roll tour





              I have hit almost all the places on that list...not on one tour...and there isn't a bad one in the mix!


              I love this new addition.




               
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                billyboy

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                Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Fri, 03/5/10 4:47 PM (permalink)
                Stephen, how would I find the link from the home page if this thread eventually fades away?
                 
                #8
                  Stephen Rushmore Jr.

                  Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Fri, 03/5/10 4:53 PM (permalink)
                  billyboy


                  Stephen, how would I find the link from the home page if this thread eventually fades away?


                  Good question!  We are in the process of updating the navigation to the site so we can support more additions.  I thought about holding back the Eating Tour announcement until the nav was complete, but I got to excited...

                   
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                    mudbug

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                    Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Fri, 03/5/10 5:17 PM (permalink)
                    Stephen-A really good idea!
                                  If I may be so bold:a few other tour ideas-
                                  Florida grouper sandwiches
                                  NC Eastern-style bbq
                                  NC Piedmont-style bbq
                                  SC mustard-based bbq
                                  LA crawfish boiling points
                                  CT pizzas
                                  There are many other tours that I'm sure other roadfoodies will chime in on.I believe this goes to the very core of what Roadfood is about.Great job.
                     
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                      mudbug

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                      Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Fri, 03/5/10 5:20 PM (permalink)
                      If someone would help me out with the format (google maps,etc.) I would be more than happy to put together a list of crawfish boiling points in SW Lousiana.I have the places I just need a little tech help.Thanks,Mudbug
                       
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                        billyboy

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                        Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Fri, 03/5/10 6:20 PM (permalink)
                        Some more food for thought (hehe):

                        -Brooklyn Hot Roast Beef sandwiches
                        -Massachusetts North Shore Roast Beef sandwiches
                        -Kentucky Hot Browns
                        -St. Louis Slingers
                        -Cornell chicken restaurants
                        -Chicken Riggies restaurants in central NY
                        -Syracuse, NY Frettas (mixed omelettes)
                        -Utica/Rome, NY Tomato pie joints
                        -New York City bagel shops
                        -New Jersey Italian hot dogs
                         
                        Man, I am seriously hungry right now!!
                         
                        #12
                          Stephen Rushmore Jr.

                          Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Fri, 03/5/10 7:00 PM (permalink)
                          buffetbuster


                          If you are soliciting ideas, I think Cincinnati chili parlors would be a good candidate for this.


                          We are soliciting ideas, and it is terrific to hear how well this is being received.  As you can imagine, the eating tours currently listed is a fraction of what could be a comprehensive guide.  Michael and I will be posting updates regularly and probably basing them on your suggestions.  Thanks for your feedback.
                           
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                            Ahi Mpls.

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                            Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Fri, 03/5/10 10:35 PM (permalink)
                              Nice,Nice,Nice!  Thank you.
                             
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                              BuddyRoadhouse

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                              Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Fri, 03/5/10 11:27 PM (permalink)
                              Excellent new feature!

                              Please allow me to suggest additional tour ideas (perhaps some obvious ones):

                              Kansas City Barbecue Tour
                              Chicago Hot Dog Tour
                              Chicago Pizza (Thin & Pan) Tour
                              Chicago Ethnic Neighborhood Tour
                              Detroit Coney Island Tour
                              Twin Cities Jucy Lucy Tour
                              Twin Cities Walleye Tour
                              Wisconsin Supper Club Tour

                              Thanks for this valuable new resource!

                              Buddy
                              <message edited by BuddyRoadhouse on Fri, 03/5/10 11:29 PM>
                               
                              #15
                                MiamiDon

                                Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Sat, 03/6/10 6:58 AM (permalink)
                                mudbug


                                If someone would help me out with the format (google maps,etc.) I would be more than happy to put together a list of crawfish boiling points in SW Lousiana.I have the places I just need a little tech help.Thanks,Mudbug


                                The locations have to be those that have official Roadfood.com reviews.  Look at the list of Roadfood.com restaurants in Louisiana, and then pick them from that list.
                                 
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                                  mudbug

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                                  Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Sat, 03/6/10 9:20 AM (permalink)
                                  MiamiDon-Why would the list have to be culled from "official Roadfood reviews"?Just asking. Mudbug
                                   
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                                    blizzardstormus

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                                    Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Sat, 03/6/10 10:01 AM (permalink)
                                    Glad to see Iowa represented with loosemeats!

                                    How about a HEART OF THE NATION BREADED TENDERLOIN Tour? I wonder who could organize this?
                                     
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                                      carolina bob

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                                      Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Sat, 03/6/10 10:56 AM (permalink)
                                      This is a great new feature that many roadfooders, myself included, will find useful. Many thanks, Roadfood team!
                                       
                                      #19
                                        ChiTownDiner

                                        Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Sat, 03/6/10 11:09 AM (permalink)
                                        Stephen -

                                        This is a strong addition to the site!  Great idea and even greater execution! 

                                        At some point, you may want to consider an initial code or city/state name before the Tour Name.  An example of one thread I always reference as my son attend college in St. Louis is buffetbuster's Snoots, Slingers and Saints.  While a great reference, the uninitiated my not recognize it fully by name.  Perhaps the 2-letter state id as in MO - Snoots,... might provide a good way for quick reference.

                                        The states could then be alphabetized which would cluster all same state data.

                                        Love the concept!  Thanks!
                                         
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                                          rumaki

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                                          Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Sat, 03/6/10 11:14 AM (permalink)
                                          A Kentucky "Hot Brown" tour!
                                           
                                          An Indiana-Kentucky fried chicken tour! 
                                           
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                                            wanderingjew

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                                            Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Sat, 03/6/10 11:15 AM (permalink)
                                            Oh- you all know my favorite tours

                                            1- The Boston Cod Cake, Baked Beans and Brown Bread Tour
                                            aka the "only the tourist traps serve this tour" conducted by former poster Lucky Bishop
                                            2- The Minnesota Hot Dish and Swedish Meatballs Tour
                                            aka the "it never existed tour" conducted by Davydd
                                            3- The "conflicting version" Iowa Chop Tour
                                            aka "there are still Iowa Chops all over Iowa bigger than my behind  tour" conducted by former poster Lleechef
                                            aka "I looked  all over and couldn't find them tour " conducted by Amy of Ayersian
                                            4- The Colorado Buffalo and Rocky Mountain Oyster Tour
                                            aka "we're known for more than this tour"
                                            5- The Southern California Cobb Salad, Smoothie and Wacky Sushi Roll Tour
                                            aka "yuppie food served all over the country tour"  aka "the no big whoop tour" oh, we'll let Enginecapt and Jonjax71 co-coordinate this tour
                                            6- The Ancient History, Touristy  Extremely Sparse and Few and Far Between NYC Jewish Deli Tour
                                            aka "the hundreds and hundreds of NYC Jewish Deli Tours frequented by young local Jewish Folks tour" conducted by Bruce Bilmes
                                            -
                                            but the very  best tour would be the
                                            7- The Boise Basque Tour
                                            aka "you have no idea what you're talking about- the Basque Influence is only a very very small part of Boise..................................................... until the Sterns Validated it a few  years later tour" conducted by former poster Peachpie 9



                                            I can't help it, I'm a playful sarcastic mood today!
                                            (Yes this is meant to be funny!) although I still would like the idea of having these tours



                                            <message edited by wanderingjew on Sat, 03/6/10 3:30 PM>
                                             
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                                              Nancypalooza

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                                              Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Sat, 03/6/10 11:56 AM (permalink)
                                              How about the Places So Obscure They Only Exist in Dale's Mind Tour?  :)

                                              Great idea Stephen!
                                               
                                              #23
                                                MiamiDon

                                                Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Sat, 03/6/10 12:16 PM (permalink)
                                                mudbug


                                                MiamiDon-Why would the list have to be culled from "official Roadfood reviews"?Just asking. Mudbug


                                                Follow the link, and look at the Self-Guided Eating Tours.  All of the 26 tours listed are compilations of Roadfood.com official reviews.
                                                 
                                                The five groups at the top of the page, Upcoming/Recent Community Eating Tours are links to get-together forum threads.  We've always had and done that.  Nothing new, and no special software for that.
                                                 
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                                                  Ahi Mpls.

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                                                  Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Sat, 03/6/10 1:04 PM (permalink)
                                                   Let's not forget the cheapest,most heartbreaking tour... The TTM Non-Tour! 
                                                   
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                                                    Nancypalooza

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                                                    Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Sat, 03/6/10 1:18 PM (permalink)
                                                    And you're still hungry at the end of that one. :)
                                                     
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                                                      mudbug

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                                                      Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Sat, 03/6/10 1:50 PM (permalink)
                                                      Stephen-Perhaps I should address this to you.Is this only concerned with restaurants that have already been "officially" reviewed in Roadfood?If this were the case then a tour of Louisiana boiling points,for example, would be confined to one spot:a visit to D.I.'s Restaurant (which is more of a Cajun restaurant than a crawfish boiling point).When I think of "tours",I'm thinking more of  itineraries of places to go rather than an organized "meet and greet".What's your thinking?
                                                       
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                                                        Stephen Rushmore Jr.

                                                        Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Sat, 03/6/10 2:13 PM (permalink)
                                                        mudbug


                                                        Stephen-Perhaps I should address this to you.Is this only concerned with restaurants that have already been "officially" reviewed in Roadfood?If this were the case then a tour of Louisiana boiling points,for example, would be confined to one spot:a visit to D.I.'s Restaurant (which is more of a Cajun restaurant than a crawfish boiling point).When I think of "tours",I'm thinking more of  itineraries of places to go rather than an organized "meet and greet".What's your thinking?


                                                        Mudbug, the eating tours are based on existing restaurants on the Roadfood site, but it's easy to create a new place, so anything is possible.

                                                        The tours are classified in two different ways - "routes" and "points."  Routes are itineraries that can be accomplished in a day or two and show a lot of diversity, while Points are more like the "best of."   The possibilities are endless - for example, we could create a "points" map that shows all the places Man Vs. Food visited last year.
                                                        <message edited by Stephen Rushmore Jr. on Sat, 03/6/10 2:14 PM>
                                                         
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                                                          wanderingjew

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                                                          Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Sat, 03/6/10 3:01 PM (permalink)
                                                          Nancypalooza


                                                          How about the Places So Obscure They Only Exist in Dale's Mind Tour?  :)

                                                          Great idea Stephen!


                                                          That would actually go hand in hand with the "places that used to be in the PRE WEBSITE
                                                          Roadfood books tour"
                                                           
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                                                            dannybotz

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                                                            Re:Eating Tours - New Feature Sat, 03/6/10 6:06 PM (permalink)
                                                            of course under self guided tours should be a North jersey hot dog tour and a central /south jersey hot dog tour as well!! A nyc burger tour would be scrumptious as well as A Pizza tour of the 5 boroughs!! Joe and Pats staten island is where id start. It could kind of mimmic the New York Marathon in which order you traveled!!
                                                             
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