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Re:Food Festival-Foxboro-boo! Wed, 06/30/10 4:58 PM (permalink)
Hi Jodie
I believe I asked you and your mom where the elevator was.
We had walked up the long stairs from the field level and you were on the platform
in the shade
Tonight we are staying in Abingdon Va on our way back to Florida
Will post our good food experiences when we get home 
<message edited by Heartburn on Wed, 06/30/10 5:04 PM>
    Jody Thomas

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    Re:Food Festival-Foxboro-boo! Wed, 06/30/10 7:16 PM (permalink)

    Wow, that is the first concert I have seen where there are more people on stage than the seats!

    Hey Stephen......they refused to even set up any seats at Foxboro.  They did have a bunch of tables and chairs down the middle of the stadium sort of half way to the stage.  People grabbed chairs from those tables and brought them down front to the stage.  I was really surprised that security or someone didn't have a fit as they did not want *ordinary* people sitting.  They were only planning on the VIP seating.  One of the local articles I read said the whole time he was there they had about 300 seats in the VIP section and never more than 11 people sitting in them.
         I asked when we got there....expecting to see what was advertised and a big crowd.....if there was a special section my mother could go to and see because she was in the wheelchair.  They had nothing and said that hopefully we could find her a spot.  Which that I think is a violation to ADA Laws!  I'm pretty sure they have to have a special section for them.
         I have not checked the Facebook page to see if anyone has heard from *Help Me Hank* but I have not.  Next week I will follow up with either the other network's consumer Advocate or I'll email the guy that does sort of that type of thing on our local Fox Station.  I'm in touch with several of their anchors thru twitter as well as email.  And of course Gillette Stadium is only about 10 minutes away.
        And I'm sorry I can't think who was thrilled with it but since I don't/can't drink then no way would I go to the beer and wine tasting.  If you drink I imagine you could get your money's worth knowing the prices they were charging and do charge around here for that!
         BTW Stephen....I really appeciate how candid you have been and thank you for it!
         Jody from Sharon
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      Re:Food Festival-Foxboro-boo! Wed, 06/30/10 7:28 PM (permalink)

      Hi Jodie I believe I asked you and your mom where the elevator was. We had walked up the long stairs from the field level and you were on the platform in the shade Tonight we are staying in Abingdon Va on our way back to Florida Will post our good food experiences when we get home

           Heartburn....I have to say you are still my hero!!!  To drive all the way up from Florida and go thru what you did and sound ten times less bitter than I feel who only travelled 10 minutes, you are amazing!!!  I really hope you have a wonderful trip back and if I knew your travels and was with you I would buy you a dinner and be glad to do it!
          As for the elevators, as you entered the stadium they were pretty near the entrance to the left but you had to find security or one of the people in the orange vests to take you to security.  To my knowledge they were only using one elevator but then again the 2nd one we were in by ourselves was definitely different than the first.
           That too aggravates me because we never should have been able to walk thru a stadium door to an elevator and them not have a security person guarding that door.  I wonder just how many restricted places we could have gotten into because there wasn't a sole around?!?!  I have to not would have been fun to try.  I wonder if we'd find our way to the locker room and maybe a worn Tom Brady shirt! <vbg>
           Heartburn...let us know what great food you have on your travels home after you get there!  And please have a safe drive!
          Jody from Sharon

        Re:Food Festival-Foxboro-boo! Mon, 07/12/10 10:24 AM (permalink)
        After winning the raffle of two VIP tickets to the Foxboro FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL,the following are some of the restaurants we experienced on our drive from Florida to Foxboro and back.
        Although the festival was not a pleasant experience,we did enjoy many restauranrts along the way
        Some were roadfood recomended and others we found on our own .
        Sorry, no pictures, camera problems
        June 21
        GA  Pig   Brunswick Ga
        Have been here a few times before.
        It is still a good stop but didn't seem as good as it used to be
        June 22
        ELLA'S   Calabash NC
        We wanted to avoid the large expensive seafood places at Myrtle Beach and this was just the place.
        My wife had the popcorn shrimp which was great.I had the fried fish with two sides.
        June 23
        LAWREY"S SEAFOOD    Tappahannoch VA.
        They had a rather extensive buffet which we both had
        Although it is a seafood place the beffet had a great many choices and was very good.
        It has a large seating capacity and even has some antique cars inside
        June 24
        SILVER COIN DINER    Hammonton NJ  Rt 30 and Rt 206
        Very good breakfast. Been here before ,the tomato juice taste like it was fresh made.
        Had chipped beef on toast with hash browns
        THE CLAM CASTLE    Madison CT.
        Since I am originally from Connecticut,I indulged in a hot toasted and buttered lobster roll,Rhode Island clam chowder washed down with birch beer
        My wife from pennsylvania settled for the lobster bisque
        June 25
        Since this didn't work out so well as I explained earler We left about three o:clock and went back to the hotel
        All was not lost as we had a great pizza which we find very hard to find in Florida
        PIZZA 85    Milford MA
        June 26
        Nothing special  I Hop and TG FRIDAY
        June 27
           HART’S TURKEY FARM   Meredith NH.
        Been here before and still like it very much
        I had the medium turkey dinner and it was great.
        My wife had the turkey croquetts but  did not really care for them.
        They had seafood and meats on the menue that I didn’t remember from our previous visit quite a while ago.
        June 28
        FOUR ACES DINER  West Lebanon NH
        Good breakfast Poached eggs on corn beef hash with bacon and toast.
        The hash had no potatoes just chopped meat ,but it was excellent
        NINTY NINE RESTAURANT    West Springfield MA.
        Never been to one of these franchise restaurants
        The food was just OK
        June 29
        I- 84 DINER  Fishkill NY. Right off I 84 i 84 diner menu
        We have been here several time for breakfast and lunch and always liked it.
        I had one of the lunch specials, Chicken Francaise on  linguine with a salad and ice tea
        It was one of the best meals I had on this trip
        They serve American,Greek and Italian dishes
        There disply of pasteries is fantastic
        Google" I- 84 menu "to see their emormous menu
        June 30
        Johnnie’s Restaurant  Chambersberg PA
        This is my wife’s home town though she left it meny years ago and has no relatives there now
        Jojnnie’s is and old local restaurant that takes cash only
        I had the creamed beef on toast with excellent fried potatoes
        THE BUTCHER SHOP Near I-75 exit to Rt 30
        This place fascinates me. In Amish/Menonite area the foods you can purchase are amazing
        All kinds of home made soups and broths in plastic cartons in refrigerated shelfs
        There is a sit down bakery and sandwich shop
        And the meats are what you don’t usually see at home Scrapple,Souse,Jellied tounge famers cheese and on and on
        I picked up some farmers cheese,srapple and real bulk dried beef( not the stuff you see in the little jars)
        Had supper here A real roadfood type place We both had chicken, fried oakra and green beans
        The lady that served said her mother bought the place in 1981
        July 1
        Here again for breakfast
        My wife felt a little out of place since she was the only  women in the place except the waitress
        Bunch of good ol boys like me there(only with different accents)
        Every time a new one came in, he would take a coffee pot and go around to all the table and fill everyones coffee cups
        Really made you feel at home
        July 1 thru July 4
        Maryville   TN
        Visiting relatives .  Did try a franchised restaurant called CHEDDERS which was pretty good
        July 4
        PAT”S KOUNTRY KITCHEN  Mc Cayaville Ga
        This looked like a really new place Had a good breakfast here A mixed plate of fried potatoes, cheese,onions,peppers ,tomatoes and ham
        July 5 our last day on the road
        DIXIE GRILL   Live Oak FL. On RT 90 Just a couple blocks east of Rt 129
        This is what I consider a true roadfood place
        We always stop here for breakfast , lunch or dinner when traveling in the area
        For lunch I had the fried chicken special with two sides, salad bar and ice tea for $5.95  Can’t beat that for really good chicken
        My wife had the ham steak special
        In the past I had the fried chicken livers which were great
        They also have fried chicken gizzards or a combination plate of the two
        Their liver and onions are very good
        They have menu with a lot of choices
        Well, that’s the end of our trip to the disappointing Great American Food and Music Festival at Foxboro
        I glad we went since we had great food traveling there and back

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          Re:Food Festival-Foxboro-boo! Mon, 07/12/10 10:43 AM (permalink)
          Nice report Heartburn!

            Re:Food Festival-Foxboro-boo! Mon, 07/12/10 10:52 AM (permalink)
            It sounds like you and your wife made the best of a bad situation.  Thanks for the report!
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