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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/05/06 20:48:19 (permalink)
Piggie,
We used to see the Airstream convoys on the road every summer. They are one of the most active travel groups in the country. Being a part of that is a compliment. Take that as "The Word" from an Airstreamless Old Geezer.
OK Website Management, Earn you 6 figure salaries and get this show on the road.
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/05/06 20:56:04 (permalink)
Will this Road food Caravan have to stop every 22 miles for a meal
I've had road trips where that was the distance between breakfast and lunch
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/05/06 22:44:28 (permalink)
That's why I suggested a common evening meal location/motel/activity...To give us the day or part of the day to do whatever we wish on the road. I am sure that some of you are 2 hour between break types, and others prefer to stop every 30 minutes or so, and others will arrive at the dinner location before noon..
I am looking forward to the St Louis and Memphis evenings for some good Blues to go with the chow. By New Orleans, I may poopout by 9pm, not because I am anti-social....I don't deal with the summer heat there very well.
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/05/06 23:29:54 (permalink)
And As I found out last September, October
N'awlins is Prone to Hurricanes ... and below sea level.
But I'll get back into that Cresent City
Memphis or St. Louis is more logical to us Northern'ers,
But the thought of meeting the Sterns for a trip to Chicago ... HUM think about that
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/05/07 08:17:47 (permalink)
How about an eat your way throught the rust belt road trip. We can take the Great Lakes path. Say, Rochester for a Garbage Plate or two, Buffalo for some wings and weck, Cleveland for Perch and Pirogies, Detroit for some Coney action and great Greek food, Chicago for Deep Dish and Italian Beef and a final stop in Milwaukee for some brats, curds and custard. Or we can take the inland route through Pittsburgh for a Primanti's Sandwich and some Steak Salad, Cincinnati for Five Way, Indianapolis for Fried Chicken and Tenderloins and finally St. Louis for Toasted Ravioli, Concretes, Snoots and St Pauls
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/05/07 12:52:28 (permalink)
St. Louis to N'awlns' certainly gets my vote. but Mr. Mayor, I sure would like lunch at Lambert's for a throwed roll. Never had the pleasure. Besides I don't think we can make Paduka by lunch anyhow.

Since we would start in St. Louis, I don't think y'all would like to travel on a bus with me when I would insist bringing on a cooler full of White Castle's to munch on the way.
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/05/07 13:43:00 (permalink)
Actually you described a nice round trip wandering....
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/05/07 14:12:37 (permalink)
Lambert's sounds good to me, and it keeps us on the Rt 61 road south.
You guys will have no trouble finding your way...I will leave a trail of Rib-Bones along the way so you can relive the days of Hansel And Gretal.
I have seen a bunch of catfish farms along that road in Arkansas. Anyone know of a fish camp or Catfish House before we get to Memphis?
I really look forward to a Memphis evening or BBQ and Blues on Beale St. (or the surrounding Neighborhood).
Most of my Mississippi driving has been on the Interstates, so I look forward to a slower, 'check it out' tour on 61. Bushie- this is 300 for me...but Paul is pulling away!!
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/05/07 14:52:34 (permalink)
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Originally posted by wanderingjew

How about an eat your way throught the rust belt road trip. We can take the Great Lakes path. Say, Rochester for a Garbage Plate or two, Buffalo for some wings and weck, Cleveland for Perch and Pirogies, Detroit for some Coney action and great Greek food, Chicago for Deep Dish and Italian Beef and a final stop in Milwaukee for some brats, curds and custard. Or we can take the inland route through Pittsburgh for a Primanti's Sandwich and some Steak Salad, Cincinnati for Five Way, Indianapolis for Fried Chicken and Tenderloins and finally St. Louis for Toasted Ravioli, Concretes, Snoots and St Pauls


ooooo wandering, that sounds so good! I'd love to finally taste a real garbage plate as well as snoots.
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/05/07 15:28:25 (permalink)
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ooooo wandering, that sounds so good! I'd love to finally taste a real garbage plate as well as snoots.


Oh, almost forgot, we can stop in Toledo too at Tony Packo's for their "hungarian style hotdogs" however the Coney's in Detroit are only an hour away at that point
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/05/07 16:27:42 (permalink)
Packo's is a good Dog, but the Pickles are why you want to stop in Toledo
I've been to Lambert's Throwed Rolls in Foley, Alabama and that was FUN TOO !
I would imagine the Orginal has good orka, potatoes & stewed tomatoes too ...
When Do I need to Put my vacation request into my Boss ?
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/05/08 07:08:23 (permalink)
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Packo's is a good Dog, but the Pickles are why you want to stop in Toledo
I've been to Lambert's Throwed Rolls in Foley, Alabama and that was FUN TOO !
I would imagine the Orginal has good orka, potatoes & stewed tomatoes too ...
When Do I need to Put my vacation request into my Boss ?


I have been to Tony Packo's many times. The cucumber/pickle bar is great. The chili really makes his hot dogs good. The dessert was also good

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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/05/08 09:41:36 (permalink)
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Originally posted by wanderingjew

How about an eat your way throught the rust belt road trip. We can take the Great Lakes path. Say, Rochester for a Garbage Plate or two, Buffalo for some wings and weck, Cleveland for Perch and Pirogies, Detroit for some Coney action and great Greek food, Chicago for Deep Dish and Italian Beef and a final stop in Milwaukee for some brats, curds and custard. Or we can take the inland route through Pittsburgh for a Primanti's Sandwich and some Steak Salad, Cincinnati for Five Way, Indianapolis for Fried Chicken and Tenderloins and finally St. Louis for Toasted Ravioli, Concretes, Snoots and St Pauls


I like the way you think! And I like Tony Packo's!
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/05/20 20:01:48 (permalink)
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We could also invite someone from PBS to document the journey. It could even be a reality TV thing. A bunch of Americans from all walks of life, united in their search for regional cuisine.


I love PBS. But for this, we need people who understand EATING.

Namely, a special edition of The Best Of on Food Network. Jill? Mark? Wanna test your capacity?
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/05/20 20:03:10 (permalink)
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Will this Road food Caravan have to stop every 22 miles for a meal
I've had road trips where that was the distance between breakfast and lunch


Well, I dunno about every 22 for a meal. Every 17 for a snack sounds OK, though......
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/05/20 20:15:42 (permalink)
I've Broken alot of PARTS in my young life
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/05/21 16:04:06 (permalink)
think this is a great idea.like yumbo and the mayor's ideas and the sterns are way cool ..fur shur..can i hitch a ride from chicago anyone?..think the windy city would be a good central starting point dug
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/05/22 10:29:25 (permalink)
We could spend a whole lot of time just eating around Chicago
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/05/22 18:35:20 (permalink)
Dearfolk,
I am plumb UP for the chartering idea, but if we were to go the Greyhound route, that would entail too many of us at once for several reasons: 1) the smaller places mightn't be able to handle our onslaught; 2) we'd have too much (albeit recordable) conversation going at once for any of us to be able to write cogent notes (unless someone was fluent in shorthand) and/or converse; and 3) there would be just too much hubbub in general: things would slide past us.
My choice would be groups of us of about 10 - 12 max getting off on our own sojourns, regionally and regularly. The Sterns or The Beaumonts could come along when they were able to turn loose.
Let's keep this idea going and see where it leads. Straight down U. S. 61 is a killer idea: we can stop off at that killer Barbecue place in Cairo, Illinois... Shemwell's, I believe it is.
Smelling The Smoke From Here, The Pitophilic Ort. Carlton in Athens, Georgia -who longs to be known as The Travelling Trencherman again, and soon.
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/05/24 11:54:09 (permalink)
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We could spend a whole lot of time just eating around Chicago


I havespent a whole lot of time in Chicago just eating.....*urp*
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/05/24 15:24:48 (permalink)
Eating down 61 would be fun. Mphs with Rendevous or Corky's, Blue and White in Tunica, MS and Luscos in Greenwood for dinner. But as others have said NO is the coup de gras. regards, Big George
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/06/01 20:38:58 (permalink)
Hi. I'm new to Roadfood but find it to be the greatest thing I've come across in my year of being internet connected. The idea of a St. Louis to New Orleans eating adventure sounds great to me as St. Louis and New Orleans are two of my favorite cities for eating adventures, and I live 80 miles from Memphis and 30 miles from US 61 in Mississippi. Although I'm not a gambler, I do like several of the Tunica, MS, casinos for their upscale restaurants and their buffets. Probably the best deal in all of "barbecuedom" is Corkey's Barbecue Buffet at Sam's Town Casino in Tunica (Robinsonville). It opens daily at 4 PM and offers Corkey's wet and dry ribs, barbecued brisket, barbecued chicken, tamales, spaghetti, several other entrees, beans, potato salad, a number of other vegetables, slaw and many salads, big variety of desserts, and beverage (tea, coffee, cola, beer) - all you can eat and drink of everything for around $9. As far as I know it offers everything that Corkey's on Poplar in Memphis offers except for fries and onion rings and offers many, many items Memphis Corkey's does not offer. In comparing the last several times I've eaten at both Corkey's, I'd say the quality of food at the Sam's Town Casino Corkey's was superior to that at Memphis Corkey's. Another place I'd recommend, in addition to the many I've read about in this series of postings, is Drucilla's in Baton Rouge for seafood. All of its seafood dinners are awesome, and a couple of nights a week their offering of "all you can eat peel 'em and eat shrimp" with boiled potatoes and corn should not be missed. My initial impression from what I've read here is that individual vehicle travel would be far superior for everyone than would bus travel. These are just my first hurried thoughts on this fascinating subject. Thanks. Liketoeat
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/06/03 14:18:42 (permalink)
Dallas - Austin, Texas. Central location and Barbeque, Bar B Que, BBQ, and I don't mean ribs. You really could do 3 days just in the Austin area. Besides the world's best brisket in nearby Taylor and Lockhart, you have great Chiken Fried Steak and home style veggies at places like Threadgills and Hoovers.
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/06/03 17:34:45 (permalink)
I vote we make it a scavenger hunt road trip with prizes, sponsored by Pepto Bismol. I can film it too - I do a lot of work for PBS.
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/06/03 17:58:46 (permalink)
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Dallas - Austin, Texas. Central location and Barbeque, Bar B Que, BBQ, and I don't mean ribs. You really could do 3 days just in the Austin area. Besides the world's best brisket in nearby Taylor and Lockhart, you have great Chiken Fried Steak and home style veggies at places like Threadgills and Hoovers.


And besides that, you'd all get to meet Bushie. I hear he's a very charming, witty, and intelligent fellow. And darn good-looking to boot!
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/06/03 18:03:23 (permalink)
Yeah..There's a thought...Bushie, How many travel-campers can we park in your yard? How many extension cords can we bring...and..Can we rent a few 'Port-A-John's so my middle of the night 'wake-up calls' won't disturb you and the kids??
I feel like Randy Quaid in any of the "VACATION" movies !!!
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/06/03 19:31:26 (permalink)
Pigface; All Y'all,
Making only 22 miles from breakfast to lunch is not uncommon for me: in between eating stops, I take in every charity thrift store I can find, always hunting that elusive Greatest Unknown 45 Record In The World... plus usually walking out with a goodly pile of used books, an odd t-shirt or two, and sometimes even a pair of pants that will come within clown distance of fitting.
My best ever thrifting finds have been (in no order): a size 68 Short maitre'd's coat (it could only have been worn by the late singer Jimmy Rushing!); two Brooks Brothers suits - complete - and very, very old - for 25 cents each; a metal tray from a brewery I'd never heard of (which I traded for a mountain of stuff!); a tattered red vinyl copy of "Night Train" by Jimmy Forest on United Records from 1952 (plays fine, albeit loveably crackly); and a 1948-or-so Duncan Hines Guidebook, which I mailed some years ago to Jane & Michael (I'll bet they still have it someplace).
Worry not: if I'm involved on a cross-country jaunt with y'all, I'll catch up.
Sniffin' Out Those Goodies Like A Dadgone Vinyl Bloodhound, Ort. Carlton in Athens, Georgia.
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/06/08 09:20:44 (permalink)
I would love a convention. The chance to meet with people who enyoy the finer things in life would be fun. NO is a city that would embrace us as they live to over-indulge. My favorite time in NO is Jazzfest the food is great. the chance to cater a roadfood get-together would be a most incredable chalange and a dream come true for me.
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/06/15 09:09:01 (permalink)
BACK ONLINE AND GOOD TO BE HERE!

Has anyone given any serious thought to really organise the St. Louis to New Orleans Roadtrip? Most important would be the timing. This year or next? Would need some advance warning for a little schedule juggling.
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RE: If we had a Roadfood convention ... 2003/06/15 12:07:39 (permalink)
MoBob,
The topic kind of faded for a bit. I would think it is too late for this summer and early Fall... Perhaps Spring '04 or better Fall 04 is something we can look forward too.
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