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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/15 14:24:44 (permalink)
Amid all the beautiful scenery, wildlife, and historic sites, your best shot was in the Sign Museum in Cincinnati.
 
Looks like a place we need to visit during April's Chili Crawl.
 
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/15 14:43:12 (permalink)
I had been thinking about putting it in there as a stomach settling space before MORE chili, so I think you are right Budreaux.
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/15 15:13:27 (permalink)
BB, powerful stuff.
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/15 15:27:44 (permalink)
BB- Your batting .1000 with the year end favorites.  
That was a mighty strong burger list, that Gabby's didnt make the list.
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/15 17:34:07 (permalink)
WoW..that is all! 
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/15 17:55:32 (permalink)
bb - you need to get out more often...
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/15 23:40:58 (permalink)
Cliff,
When you get to the pie section of this year end report, you need to do a Top 20 list.  Your pie photos are always great!
 
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/16 07:48:11 (permalink)
Buddy-
I was hoping somebody would suggest that!
 
ChiBears15-
You must be psychic.  I just finished up deciding on my pie list and downloaded the photos, when you posted that last night.  And yes, there are too many to fit into a best of 10!
 
Thanks to everyone for the nice comments.
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/16 07:55:16 (permalink)
Did you ever get the strange feeling that people are talking about you?




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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/16 08:52:07 (permalink)
Great job, BB!  As you're putting the list together are you getting that "Holy crap, I visited a lot of places!" feeling?
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/16 09:23:32 (permalink)
Did you know that there are other desserts besides pie?  Yeah, I was shocked to find that out, too.
 
Top 10 Desserts (Non-Pie Division)
 
10. Al's Corner Restaurant - Barberton, OH

I was the first customer to walk through the door when Al's opened on a blustery January morning.  Even though it was listed on the board as being available, I was told the cherry strudel was still in the oven.  Like magic, they brought it to my table just as I was finishing the chicken paprikash.  Perfectly tart cherries in a still hot, flaky crust, this was the perfect ending to a first-class Hungarian meal.
 
9. Florentine Pastry Shop - Utica, NY

You can buy your pusties with different fillings, like the vanilla shown in the photo, but it is the buttery crust that envelops the custard that puts it on this list. 
 
8. Wayside Restaurant - Berlin, VT

Wayside restaurant makes some fine pies, including a terrific maple cream, but it is the grape nuts pudding that always shines for me off the dessert menu.
 
7. Bette's Oceanview Diner - Berkeley, CA

I don't drink coffee, so there was doubt if the famous chocolate espresso twinkie would appeal to me, but it is dark and delicious, obviously using high quality ingredients.
 
6. Germantown Commissary - Germantown, TN

Although the bbq at Germantown Commissary paled in comparison to some of the others enjoyed on the Roadfood bus tour, the banana pudding was a star!  Very fresh tasting, with just the right mix of custardy pudding, vanilla wafers and cut up banana slices.
 
5Palateria Michoacana de Paquime - Albuquerque, NM

We made multiple visits to this Albuquerque dessert store that specializes in paletas, which are basically Mexican popsicles.  My choice of grape was certainly good enough, but my girlfriend went with a combination, which included fresh kiwi, cantaloupe, pineapple, mango and cherry.  You could clrealy taste each fruit as you bit into. 
 
4. Polonia Café - Polonia, WI 

The motive to visit this small town café two hours north of Madison was to try their highly regarded banana cream pie, but I came away most impressed with the pistachio torte, a Wisconsin only dessert.  It was light, with a real whipped topping, a strong pistachio flavor and a graham cracker bottom layer.
 
3Isaiah's - Montgomery, AL

This great little soul food restaurant, attached to a bed and breakfast, closed down in 2013.  A great loss for sure, especially for that peach cobbler in a tulip glass.  I really liked the mix of fresh peaches, lots of breading and a strong cinnamon flavor.
 
2. Le Churro - New York, NY

Just a few doors down from the Lexington Candy Shop, this was one of the highlights of the New York City get together in October.  The churros themselves were wonderful, but when covered in the high quality, not too sweet chocolate, it was truly something special.  They use that same chocolate in the hot cocoa, which my  girlfriend is still talking!
 
1. Jeni's Fresh Ice Cream - Nashville, TN

Two of my favorite things are dark chocolate and peppermint and Jeni's puts them together as a Christmas time special.  It is outrageously good!    
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/16 09:46:05 (permalink)
Jeni's Brambleberry Crunch is my favorite ice cream.
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/16 09:51:35 (permalink)
Such temptation!
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/16 10:48:15 (permalink)
With regard to signage...I've been "Warning" people for years...obviously falling on deaf ears! 
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/16 11:19:03 (permalink)
asherzeats

Jeni's Brambleberry Crunch is my favorite ice cream.
Considering all of the great ice cream in Connecticut, that is really saying something!  Glad you are continuing to post Asher. 

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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/16 12:28:02 (permalink)
Wonderful recap BB.  Places I've been, places I've never been and places I've never heard of but now want to go to. 
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/16 16:26:35 (permalink)
I forgot to tell you. I found one of your signs a few weeks ago in Vancouver.
 

 
It was raining. You would have liked it.
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/16 18:42:07 (permalink)
FIGHTING WORDS!!!!
 
Pie Diva has declared that 2, or maybe even 3, of buffetbuster's "Non-Pie" Division Desserts are suspiciously pie-like. Give the guy a little bit of power and he immediately bends all rules of polite society.
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/16 18:56:39 (permalink)
JRPfeff-
Now I'm glad that great whoopie pie didn't get included!
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/16 19:04:17 (permalink)
Or Boston Cream ...
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/16 20:36:43 (permalink)
Have you tried the Burgers at Le Tub in Miami? They are really good.
 

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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/17 07:21:38 (permalink)
Some of the foods we tried for the first time in 2013:
 
Artichoke Soup (Duarte's Tavern)

 
Carrot Cardamom Ice Cream (Broom's Bloom Dairy)

 
Carrot Mint Soup (Café at the Bug)

 
Chicken Riggies (Teddy's Restaurant)

 
Clootie Dumpling (Argyle Restaurant)

 
Crab Pizza (Matthew's Pizza)

 
Green Chile Chicken Lasagna (San Marcos Café)

 
Green Chile Wine (Chris & Amy's Wedding)

 
Maryland Half and Half Soup (Broom's Bloom Dairy)

 
Natillas (Padilla's Mexican Kitchen)

 
Oatmeal Cake (Bell Buckle Café)

 
Orange Freeze (Whitey's Jolly Cone)
 
 
Pink Lemonade Pie (Monty's Blue Plate Diner)

 
Red Velvet Chess Pie (The Loving Pie Company

 
Scotch Eggs (Argyle Restaurant)

 
Smoked Baked Neckbones (Bailey & Cato Family Restaurant
 
 
Sopaipilla Burger (Casa de Benavidez)

 
Strawberry Lemonade Cake (Muddy's Bake Shop)
 
 
Taro and Black Sesame Ice Cream (Chinatown Ice Cream Factory)

 
Turkey Pot Sticker (Hart's Turkey Farm)

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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/17 07:26:55 (permalink)
The crab pizza and green chili lasagna really look good....both make me hungry!
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/17 08:11:45 (permalink)
CTD-
Breathing makes you hungry!
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/17 08:13:39 (permalink)
buffetbuster

CTD-
Breathing makes you hungry!

Got my day off right!!! 
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/17 09:11:38 (permalink)
BB, ever tried one of these?
 
Next time you are in NoVa, try a few for a tasty lunch. 
 
Luzmila's is just a few miles west on Rt. 7 from the Peking Gourmet.
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/17 11:21:18 (permalink)
I doubt I could be an exceptional roadfooder because I simply cannot eat that much dessert as I get older. However, I do on occasion chase after a pie and do so because I always have buffetbuster in the back of my mind when in a restaurant.
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/17 11:38:41 (permalink)
I remember being with you when you ordered that carrot cardamom ice cream at Broom's Bloom. I thought you were insane when you ordered it. I thought you were insane when you ate. I am now pretty sure you are insane that you are championing it.
 
That would have to qualify as a food ordered once...and never again.
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Re:My Year in Roadfood (2013) 2013/12/17 12:18:11 (permalink)
TTM-
It was either that or the Old Bay Sweet Corn Ice Cream.  Still not sure what was the correct decision!
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