Mar52 and I do 80 mile round trip, "L.A. County Roadfood" !!!

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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/20 18:16:14 (permalink)
Them there mountains look suspiciously familiar.
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Re:Mar52 and I pig out at the OINKSTER ! 2009/08/20 18:24:16 (permalink)
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TOPS Burgers, Pasadena is our next stop !!!
This was a true pit stop, as it was'nt on our "original" schedule.. 

More coming soon !!  
Hey , Buffalo Tarheel, check out Joey's BBQ while you're in the Ontario , CA area...(4 locations, including Upland, Pomona, etc)
www.joeysbbq.com... ( this is a hint of what's next to come after my TOPS burger pics!
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Ellen,
 
Thanks for the recommendation for Joey's.  The web site indicates some good food, and from what I have read so far, it sounds as though you all had a great visit as well.  I will definitely go to Joey's next week in Ontario, as by that part of the week (Wed-Thurs) I should have my In-n-Out burger fix: first stop after leaving the airport Monday.
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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/20 18:28:47 (permalink)
JC!, Ellen..., the giant Burger, the Onion-Rings, the sides...

I would not be able, to enjoy all this within a week, too much food for me, would I consume like this, I would look like a "monster of food", overloaded to 200 %.

Ellen, do you ride a bicycle, between all these eating orgies, I hope so...

Be well, german greetings!


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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/20 22:24:59 (permalink)
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Them there mountains look suspiciously familiar.

Hey, there, Engine Capt . !
Ever try "Cowboy Burgers and BBQ" in Fontana?  right there in your neck of the woods..
Not yet for ME; but I may have to put it on my "to do" list for next time!
 
I went to 6 rib joints in 7 days out there....!! but I just read about this last one after I got home...
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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/20 22:29:32 (permalink)
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I would not be able, to enjoy all this within a week, too much food for me
Ellen, do you ride a bicycle, between all these eating orgies, I hope so...


And this was just what I had in ONE DAY !!
I still had 6 other days of my wild eating ORGY !! 
Talk about an orgy, man!! I was stuffed...
 
p.s.  I cut back a bit since I've been back home on my own turf... (maybe it's a good thing I DON'T have all these beef rib joints back in my Atlantic City area!)   ....
I try to do lots of brisk walking, but I need to do more!

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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/20 22:31:05 (permalink)
And NOW , it 's MARLENE'S turn to pose in front of the sign on ROUTE 66 !!
This is Foothill Blvd in Upland, about 50 feet from Joey's Ribs ! Also known as Route 66
 
JOEY'S BBQ, Upland, CA..... our final meal of the day ! 
 
My BEEF RIBS and BBQ chicken at JOEY'S BBQ....  (I ordered the ribs with the "sauce on the side", so I can taste the meat)
 
I LOVED their old fashioned FLAG system... one simply raised the flag up when they were ready to order!
The cow was cute, too !
 
Marlene surveys the  dining room scene at Joey's BBQ, late afternoon on Sunday, Aug. 10th, 2009
 
I love the SIGNAGE on the walls!
 
The beef ribs could've used a little bit more MEAT on them, but they had an EXCELLENT flavor and texture!
I would definitely have them again!  (But I'd get the full slab next time)
 
Marlene took HER camera out again for this shot of me going to town on my beef rib...!

Joey's will deliver right to your house !! 

...
 
post edited by ellen4641 - 2009/08/20 22:47:21
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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/20 23:32:42 (permalink)
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enginecapt

Them there mountains look suspiciously familiar.

Hey, there, Engine Capt . !
Ever try "Cowboy Burgers and BBQ" in Fontana?  right there in your neck of the woods..
Not yet for ME; but I may have to put it on my "to do" list for next time!
 
I went to 6 rib joints in 7 days out there....!! but I just read about this last one after I got home...


Never heard of it, and it's only a couple of miles away from the house.... and I've driven by it a number of times but never noticed it. Might be time for new glasses.

I'll give it a try and render my opinion unto Roadfood.
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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/21 00:03:36 (permalink)
Marlene, Ellen...!

What about some german Chicken-Wings, fresh from my Pan ?



Still hot, 10 more minutes in the oven, and they are ready...

Greetings


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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/21 00:17:21 (permalink)
Hey!  What's with the small pictures?

When Ellen eats a rib she gets in to it with gusto!



I had a difficult time ordering at Joey's.  I was still overly stuffed from the malt and big breakfast.

On the left side of the menu are the full dinners and on the right side the same items but snaller versions.
I ended up opting for the tri tip abbreviated version.
It consisted of 3 slices (small) of perfectly cooked tri tip and 2 sides.

I think the sides were lacking.  I had an overly soaked cobbette of corn and non-descript coleslaw.  

Any other time I would have had a baked sweet potato with a scoop of marshmallow cream.

I was able to eat one slice of meat and the corn.  The rest was packed for the trip home.

Joey's is one of my regular stops when I drive home from Palm Springs.  It's better than any of the barbecue places in the city.

Ellen wanted to do a little walking before eating.  I was not a good partner for this.  I could hardly breathe!

But... this was not our last stop!
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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/21 00:19:08 (permalink)
Michael, those wings look delicioius.

Thanks for the offer!

Do you not like the tips?
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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/21 00:24:08 (permalink)
Greetings, Marlene!

I just wanted to try my NIKON camera here in the Forum, sorry...

Kind regards


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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/21 00:43:56 (permalink)
You did good!  Which one did you get?

I'm using the D60 which was more than I could afford but I wanted it.

I'm shooting on Automatic and everything seems to be coming out too dark.

On to dessert!
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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/21 00:56:10 (permalink)
Marlene, it is the NIKON D40 for me, for one year now

http://www.digitalkamera.de/Kamera/Nikon/D40.aspx

I needed a small DSLR, I am very often on the way with my bicycle, so the D40 is perfect
for my demands...

Kind regards


Michael

* Sorry, not a single Chicken-Wing left over here...

post edited by Michael_Germany - 2009/08/21 01:04:33
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Re:Mar52 and I pig out at the OINKSTER ! 2009/08/21 09:37:25 (permalink)
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Marlene took this next pic with her camera ...I think it's an award winning pic!
These onion rings at TOPS in Pasadena were the REAL thing!
And ever see onion rings that BIG before?!?
 
TOPS verdict: Loved the onion rings; but wished  they had thicker burgers available, so I could have a little PINK...
but the burger still had a real nice flavor.  It was typical of many of the L.A. County burger places: THIN burgers...
and if you order a double, you just get 2 THIN burgers... 


Did the burger have an advertised weight?  While it's pretty thin it looks like it had a lot of surface area...1/3 pound, maybe?
 
Also, State Farm is now offering new lower auto rates.  You might be able to save some money to put toward future Roadfood trips (and beef ribs)!
 
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Re:Mar52 and I pig out at the OINKSTER ! 2009/08/21 09:43:13 (permalink)
Those ribs look pretty good.  Marlene it is so hard to find a place that does a good job with both the meat and the sides.
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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/21 09:47:18 (permalink)
Wish I were there.

Ellen, as always, great report.
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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/21 12:46:46 (permalink)
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It consisted of 3 slices (small) of perfectly cooked tri tip
I think the sides were lacking.  I had an overly soaked cobbette of corn and non-descript coleslaw.  

Oops, I still need to post the pic of MARLENE'S perfect TRI TIP !!
She gave me a taste, and it was very tender...(I've had bad experiences with tri tip in the past, but the Joey's BBQ TRI TIP renewed my interest !!!)

 
I actually enjoyed the cole slaw, as I thought that the heavy purple cabbage gave it a bit of a unique flavor .... (I was stuffed already, so I savored the cole slaw for the next day to eat!)
Also, I liked the homemade potato chips that I ordered.
Your oversoaked corn cobette sounds like heaven to me, cause I like "extra buttery"
 MARLENE: I need to try downloading (again!) that pic of me with the rib in my mouth ...
I don't like it coming out that SMALL , either... it looks much better BIG (more playful!)
 
GREGG: Nice hearing from you on these boards.... hope you got the Southern Cal.  postcard I sent you up there in Northampton, MA. !! I  have to get up to your area again to share some good conversation and that KILLER garlic bread at Joe's Pizza (best ever!!)
 
BRAD OLSEN : The TOPS burger weight was'nt listed, but you are right that the circumference was real WIDE !  It was still a nice sized burger... 
 
MICHAEL in GERMANY : You got any of those GERMAN CHICKEN WINGS left , lol?!? 
I could go for a few right now!

post edited by ellen4641 - 2009/08/21 15:12:11
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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/21 15:17:35 (permalink)
Hey, Engine Capt..
Let me know how those RIBS are at the Fontana "Cowboy Burgers and BBQ"....(I love the NAME of the place, anyway)
It looks like there are 4 or 5 locations around..

I saw a few pics online of the ribs; they don't look CRUSTY like I like  them,  but we'll have to see ...
(Joey's had killer CRUST)
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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/21 16:04:43 (permalink)
Ellen,  right click on the picture and then Save As...  I always save to my desktop and then move it where I want it.

One thing I did not like at Joey's and I don't like it anywhere it's done.

I HATE eating off of metal plates.  It's like chewing on aluminum foil.  I don't want my fork or knife touching it.

I'm almost ready for dessert now.

Michael:  Your Nikon D40 is just like my Nikon D60. 

They take a whale of a picture.  ;)
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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/21 16:16:04 (permalink)
I'm not a rib fan, so it'll have to be something else from the menu.
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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/21 18:37:02 (permalink)
It looks like you girls had a ton of fun! I'll have to try Auntie Em's now for the cupcakes and Tops for those amazing looking onion rings. Thanks for the great report.
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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/21 19:14:05 (permalink)
"Michael:  Your Nikon D40 is just like my Nikon D60. 
They take a whale of a picture.  ; "
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Greetings Marlene!

In earlier years, I used a  CONTAX RTS-1, + Real-Time-Winder, + several lenses.



And I was so very tired, with all this more than heavy equipment...

The "smallest" of all the NIKON DSLRs, nowadays, is my choice, to me, the perfect camera!

Be well!


Michael




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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/21 19:42:33 (permalink)
Hi Morganen!!!
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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/22 12:16:37 (permalink)
morganen

It looks like you girls had a ton of fun! I'll have to try Auntie Em's now for the cupcakes and Tops for those amazing looking onion rings. Thanks for the great report.

Hey, Welcome to Roadfood, MORGANEN !
You are so lucky you live right there in L.A., my favorite city in the country for restaurants!!!
(burgers, Mexican food, beef ribs, espescially !!!)
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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/22 15:24:48 (permalink)
Hi Marlene! Great to see you again (in photographic format haha).

Ellen - Thanks for the welcome. Yes it truly is restaurant paradise here. I have to do quite a bit of brisk walking myself.
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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/22 15:34:14 (permalink)
Is this Morganna the kissing bandit? (anyone remember her?)
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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/22 15:35:33 (permalink)
The one that drove Johnny Bench crazy.
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Re:Mar52 and I make a pit stop at JOEY'S BBQ on old Highway 66 !! 2009/08/22 15:46:16 (permalink)
Yep.
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Mar52 and I make our final PIT STOP of the day ..... FOSSELMAN'S !!!! 2009/08/22 15:48:01 (permalink)
And NOW for our FINAL pit stop of the DAY :
FOSSELMAN'S ice cream in Allhambra ...
since 1919 !!

One thing Marlene and I both learned was that just cause a joint has been around 4-ever, does'nt mean we are going to LIKE it!!!
In THIS case, Fosselman's ice cream did'nt really do anything much for us...  my choc. flavor had very LITTLE "chocolately" flavor!!

We did'nt even really care much for the way the ice cream looked in the barrels, but we were already there, so we got some anyway...

I know you really enjoyed Fosselman's , MR. CHIPS, and we respect your opinion, of course...
I believe you tried the TARO flavor?!?
Fosselman's may be best for those "exotic " flavors, as they supply a lot to the local authentic Asian restaurants , including nearby Monterey Park...

I asked if the hot fudge was HOMEMADE and it was NOT...
so it was not even close to the bittersweet, sticky homemade hot fudge at HERRELL'S ice cream in NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts (visited in May 2009).
  
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Re:Mar52 and I make our final PIT STOP of the day ..... FOSSELMAN'S !!!! 2009/08/22 17:19:55 (permalink)
I also had the taro flavor on top of rocky road.  

Who are they trying to fool?  The taro tasted just like coconut but it was a purple runza kind of color.

I love Rocky Road but this didn't do it for me.  The flavor was not pronounced.

The place was cute in an old fashion sort of way and I'm glad that I tried it but it won't be a destination place any time soon.  

I thought it funny that their other specialty was salt water taffy with Ellen coming all the way from Atlantic City.

I had planned to take a couple of quarts home with me.  I even planned ahead and brought a cooler!  However there was no need to buy so-so ice cream.  I can buy Breyer's for that.

I don't know if I'm in the minority but I still find that Baskin Robbins is my favorite for flavor and texture.

With the last lick of our ice cream our duo dining for the day was over.

Spending a day with Ellen is a lot of fun and I look forward to doing it again.

Hopefully soon!  Thanks, girl!
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