February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC!

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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/05 13:34:30 (permalink)
I'm really sorry about that too improviser--hope your granddad is better soon!
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/05 14:51:26 (permalink)
I have decided to join the Charleston gang just to witness Nancy's outfit and Cliff's singing and dancing!  Please add my name to the board!
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/05 15:15:19 (permalink)
Wait a second buddy, last I saw, the cheese skirt was going on you.  :)
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/05 15:55:23 (permalink)
Thanks, Nancy, I appreciate it.
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/05 16:12:33 (permalink)
improviser -

Sorry you won't be able to join us for all of the festivities.  I will send out some PMs over the weekend with my cell number, and if you decide that you are able to join for part of the weekend, just let me know so that we can attempt to keep a head count.

For everyone that needs to plan everything weeks in advance, we are planning to start dinner at Sweatman's around 6 pm.  They are the one place that I have not yet been able to make contact with.  As soon as I do, I will be able to confirm the time and set things in stone.
 
I have updated the attendees list on the first page (second post) to reflect the most recent changes.
post edited by The Travelin Man - 2010/02/05 16:16:07
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/05 18:08:14 (permalink)
The Wabbits will be there for lunch only on Sat.. I am looking forward to meeting so many people that post such great stuff!! See you Sat, bly do I do the tropical shirt thing for lunch??? need shopping time Gigggle..  but do I ??
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/06 11:06:08 (permalink)
I think that some folks will wear Hawaiian attire throughout the weekend, but the "formal" attire meal will be dinner on Saturday night.  You are encouraged to "come as you are" - and if that means a Hawaiian shirt - go for it!  If you are the type who would prefer not be caught dead wearing such hideous threads (which is pretty much why i95 doesn't come to these things!), then a bacon-greased-stained t-shirt is perfectly acceptable for this group!
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/06 11:14:40 (permalink)
For the record, as it may appear to the ill-informed that I'm attending this get together purely for entertainment value only...see previous post, I will be dining at all group events.  I have shined up my lucky half dollar for left-side vs right-side of the menu choices.
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/06 15:11:44 (permalink)
Here we sit in the snow reading of the good things to come and quite despondent over the circumstances that keep us from attending. GodSpeed and Safe Airways to all of you participants. Believe me, If we could, We Would!

Please take lots of Photos !!!
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/08 20:26:24 (permalink)
I'm so sorry fellow Roadfood friends , but my husband Paul & I won't be able to join you in Charleston . We have been at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester , MN since Jan . 30 and we won't be able to leave until Feb. 13 weather permitting ... I hope that everyone will have a wonderful time !
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/09 10:24:03 (permalink)
iqdiva-
Sorry to hear you won't be able to join us!  I hope everything goes well for you in Rochester.
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/09 11:37:42 (permalink)
Yeah, best of luck iqdiva--we're sorry we'll miss you.
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/09 16:21:39 (permalink)
Thank you Roadfood friends ... We will miss everyone too !
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/10 13:22:51 (permalink)
I am THRILLED to be going someplace where it will be 50 degrees and no snow.  That is, if the plane can get out of town tomorrow!
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/10 13:46:29 (permalink)
Keep your fingers crossed, Cliff.  Memphis and Northern Mississippi are supposed to get more snow Friday.  Who know where that is headed.  Hope you all have fun.
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/10 14:38:09 (permalink)
Roz and I wanted to be in Charleston but unfortunately I do not believe it will happen due to a training exercise that Roz has with her new job.  If we cannot make it, it will be the first time in seven years that we have missed.  I will never ever forget our first.
 
Currently it is snowing in Knoxville and all schools are out and the forecast for the next few days is sorta iffa.
 
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/11 07:54:57 (permalink)
Paul, I am so sorry to hear that you and Roz will not be joining us.  You will most definitely be missed!!!
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/11 09:56:30 (permalink)
Hope the snow will let all of you get there. This somewhat Portland bound traveler is envious and I hope all of you will enjoy your trip to the low country.
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/11 18:04:59 (permalink)
Winter Storm Watch has been extended to the Charleston, SC area for the weekend.  I want to see photos of Glee Clubbers Shucking Oysters in the Snow!!!

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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/11 21:57:40 (permalink)
Left Chicago after 13 inches of new fallen white stuff on time and with wide open roads and airports only to find one inch in Dallas had clogged up DFW causing me to be 90 minutes late.  My flight literally landed right behind buffetbuster's and we both realized it while on the taxiway and greeted each other with a text!

As it was already 4:00pm by the time we rounded up luggage and rental cars, we only had time for three dinners.  First up, Bertha's Kitchen, where we joined quite a line of to go customers all looking for southern soulfood.  We had, by the way, pork chops, fried chicken, greens (very good), mac & cheese, red rice, bread pudding, sweet tea, french vanilla cake and the single best item - lima beans!  They were so good, almost soup like like with a liquid made by the gods and lots of meat chunks floating in the bath!

Next up, H&R Sweet Shop for pork chop dinner with a mountain lima beans over rice!  We also had a 10 shrimp dinner with fried okra.  The shrimp count was 22!!! and the freid okra, light and airy and greaseless!  The surprise of the night was a request for tartar sauce.  The chef/owner said no probelm, and went back in the kitchen to whip some up.  What we got was the best tartar sauce I've ever experienced.  He wouldn't name all the seasonings but it had a rich blend of flavors similar to Old Bay plus relsih, onion, and other finely diced, chunky items.  Phenominal!  Also had the chef's special appetizer amuse of a freshly made salmon spread served on tomatos and cucumber slices.  Also very good.  Here the sweat tea had peach and perhaps honey added to it and was really good especially served over shaved ice.

Time to make sure we had rooms for the night so we took and hour and a half off to check in to our hotel and unpack.  We regrouped for the short ride to a Charleston landmark...The Wreck.

Situated on the water, down a winding GPS path of roads, in a difficult to find day or night location, we got there about 50 minutes before closing.  And yes, it's true, there is no sign!  We both started with an excellant She Crab soup which had a nice sherry flavor to go along with the rich, cream based soup.  Next up...the best ever fried green tomatoes!  THE BEST EVER!  The seasonings in the light, tempura like batter were exquisite!  The optional tartar sauce wasn't even needed.  Dinner was fried scallops - also an A, fired shrimp - also an A, hush puppies, red rice, slaw, fried hominy (a new one for me) and deviled crab.  I love filling out your order form - which is basically a copy of the menu.  You get to order dessert right out of the box.  We had a very good Key Lime Pie, and of course, WWbbD, a previously unheard of Key Lime Bread Pudding.  Both were accompanied by freshly, whipped cream!

Unfortunately, tonight's scheduled late stop to Dave's Carry-Out has been called on account of extreme over eating.  It's time to digest...after all, we've got three breakfast stops and Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House for lunch in Savannah...and all by Noon!  That buffetbuster is such a bad influence on me!
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/11 22:32:14 (permalink)
You guys must be kidding?  How can one eat that much food in one day?
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/11 22:40:02 (permalink)
As I indicated...buffetbuster is a bad influence on me! 

And if it had been a full day, we'd be at Dave's right now!
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/11 22:50:45 (permalink)
ChiTownDiner

As I indicated...buffetbuster is a bad influence on me! 

And if it had been a full day, we'd be at Dave's right now!

You sweet gentlemen are truly talented !
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/11 22:53:57 (permalink)
  And may I just say  " WOW! "  Someone oughta SKYPE this stuff.......
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/12 04:00:28 (permalink)
I can vouch for everything that CTD said.  We are off to a rip roarin' start here in the Low Country!  My favorites so far were the lima beans at Bertha's Kitchen, the fried shrimp at The Wreck and my #1 so far, the peach sweet tea at H & R Sweet Shop.  Atmosphere-wise, the latter place is something every Roadfooder needs to experience once in their life.
 
As good as the eats were, there was a big disappointment.  Cousin Johnny was unable to get out of Baltimore.  He was at the airport for hours before they cancelled his flight.  And with little hope of getting out today, he understandably scrapped his plans for the weekend. 
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/12 04:07:54 (permalink)
Oh, one more thing.....  It looks like Charleston is going to be hit with snow tonight.  The owner of The Wreck said that it would be the first snow since 1989, I believe he said.  And here I thought I was getting away from the stuff!
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/12 06:37:32 (permalink)
Further substantiation of the bad influence concept...
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/12 09:54:58 (permalink)
I am on the way to pick up wanderingjew at the airport in JAX right now.  We may just turn around and head south!  :-)

See (some of) you at Mrs. Wilkes.  Everyone else, I hope you all get to make it to Sweatman's tonight. 

Ugh....this is going to be fun, right???
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/12 10:05:40 (permalink)
buffetbuster,
What airline was your cousin  was booked on?  A friend of mine and two others with him, got on a 2:45 flight out of Baltimore to Orlando yesterday afternoon and it left on schedule.............they called a few hours later from my condo n  Ponce Inlet and said all had gone well.
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Re:February 2010 Glee Club Meeting - CHARLESTON, SC! 2010/02/12 21:12:07 (permalink)
Greymo-
He was on USAir.  I believe the problem was in Charlotte, where he was schedule to make his connecting flight.
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