AND I DID BUFFETBUSTER PROUD (my sugar level not so much, but CTD & BB will be proud)
After trying to choke down "The Best Burger in Nashville" I ate the onion rings and another diet coke and listened to the honky tonk band. The lead singer said "If you came in here to hear Carrie Underpants or Taylor "Shi*s" then you all need to get the hell outta here cause you WONT find that crap in here." and he was right, 50's & 60's rockabilly & honky tonk music.
I wish there was a way to post video I created two clips of different songs. The guy looked like a 1953 George Jones, and sounded like Ol Hank.
Ok I left Robert's Western World and thought to myself "self let's get a cab back to the car?" Self said "But it's only 3 blocks?" I said "self it's 3 blocks UPHILL.... TAXI!!"
It was the best $3.20 I spent that day.
I was starting to get the beginnings of what would become another headache from hell. I decided that since it was only 2:15 I had plenty of time to drive to Dad's take a short nap with some advil and then head back to the Loveless.
It worked perfectly, I got back to dad's took a short nap and then headed to the Loveless. I had gotten basic directions from pogophiles earlier and instead of printing off directions I figured I could find it, my navigation system and I DO NOT LIKE NASHVILLE roads. One direction the road is onething, the other direction it is called something else, if it is a state highway then not only is it "bob's turnpike east" but also TN 251 and 3 other roads also and the damn sign onlys says something totally different.
I THANK my human navigation systems (my wife and pogophiles) they got me there a little late ok A LOT late but, food was still flowing and the serious discussions just beginnning.
I thought the toast to RickF was good it reminded me of those we have lost this past year. "Salute" to them all, may you rest in peace.
The award ceremony was nice, Buffetbuster was prancing around holding up the I'm number 1 sign, until we reminded him that he actually tied for second.
In all honesty, both WJ and BB well deserve their awards, their trip reports are not only food related but area related too an that makes it fun for me to read the reports. (I am not going to divulge which of the award recipients umm...... left his award on the table as we left)
Here are my pictures:
Dinner (ham, hash brown casserole, catfish, greens and mac 7 cheese)
The wait staff said "Don't eat that cold catfish, and Baboom a plate with fresh hot catfish, and then hot biscuits and then more HBC and then some more biscuits. I was stuffed.
here is the gang, and let me begin by saying:
It was great to finally meet Ralph & Lori, Michael Hoffman and his blushing bride Lisa, Lin (Will work for bbq) and Pogophiles wife too.
The rest of you..... It was good seeing you all too. I did miss cousin Johnny and hope that you are feeling MUCH better. I also missed bushie somewhere??
Ralph & Lori Melton
The Travelling Man & Lori (Ralph you better watch him!! oh wait she is not 16 and serving him. Lori will be ok) I love you brother
Soon to be Doctor Roz
The Mayor and his wonderful wife Janet (why she puts up with us I will never know)
Will Work For BBQ
Wandering Jew Mrs Pogophile (Ellen) Bushie
(PP called in sick)
Now I am missing myself ( I would break my camera), CTD (he took most of the people pictures while I caught up on eating), BB (who knows where he was hiding or maybe he was taking biscuit pictures during this time, and the Curmudgeon and his bride ( I thought he threatened us with death by fast food with we showed his face)
So I am glad others took thir pictures so I can see them.
MH - It was really good to meet you, maybe i can get up to Columbus this summer and Gahanna Grill or over to Waldo for some bologna.
As the main gaggle of glee clubbers left, I thought to myself (we talk alot myself and me)
"SELF - EVERYONE IS LEAVING AND WE HAVENT HAD DESSERT YET?? WAITRESS!!!!!!!!!!" She brought the menu and told me their selections it was decided that WE MUST order: Banananananana Puddin Chocolate Fudge Pie Key Lime Pie and even though I ordered 3 berry cobbler, she came back and said they were out of 3 berry cobbler but they did have fresh blackberry cobbler coming straight from the oven. enough spoons were brought and those that remained sampled the dessert course. No more chocolate fudge pie No more BANNANANANNA PUDDIN
According to me he top dessset was the Bananana Puddin, followed by the cobbler, thenthe fudge pie, then key lime pie
I followed CTD back to the airport exit and then back to Lebanon for me, when I got home my headache from hell had returned and the lights were like someone driving a nail throughmy left eye.
I had a note for Dad to wake me up so I could make the Sunday Brunch, but he had other plans for us that day. His college roommate who he had not seen in 40+ years was passing through and wanted to stop by for lunch.
So that's what we did, an authentic mexican buffet that was out of this world.
They had a great time it was good to see him smile.
So I missed my chance to say "GOOD BYE" to you all. it was great to see & meet you all. I am hoping that 2013 in the Gulf Shores is a possibility.
One last note: I went south to AVOID this stuff
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