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isabelle
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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Mon, 07/27/09 9:37 PM
Hi all - my alias here on the site is Isabelle, which is uncannily similar to my real name. I maintain the anonymity of my real name by adding the additional e at the end--but shhh, don't tell anyone or my cover will be SPOILED! (shiftily casting eyes left and right)
 
My boyfriend and I enjoy visiting non-chain restaurants when we travel. We really travel on our stomachs, unfortunately for mine, which seems to be getting wider. My personal favorite restaurant type is the old-school, supper-club type restaurant. I started writing about a few of them on a friends blog, Museum of Suburbia.
 
Road food is my go-to site--I check for any restaurants to visit whenever we're going on a road trip. I'm a little disappointed that there aren't more of the goodies on the official restaurant ratings--but then I'm reluctant to add some of my own, since I like their undiscovered ambiance (even though most of them have been around forever).
 
Other than that, my other big love is fruitcake, which I also write about on my blog, Mondo Fruitcake. Yes, it's the middle of summer, and I have 7 pounds of fruitcake in my fridge waiting to be reviewed. Also not great for the waistline. Ah well, that's what exercise is for . . .
 
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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Thu, 09/3/09 5:48 PM
Hey all I'm new to Roadfood and Roadfood forums. I'm in LA right now and I enjoy it! I love cooking, baking, and trying new foods. I gotta start heading out to experience new foods in different cities.

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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Thu, 09/3/09 5:54 PM
Welcome, Mary!

The Roadfood forum is a very nice place in the internet, you will love it.

Kind regards from Germany to Los Angeles, I have some relatives over there. My german cousin Uwe is married to a Lady from L.A., and they live with their 3 children here in Germany.


Michael
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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Thu, 09/3/09 6:02 PM
Welcome to all of the new people!

This is a great place that you've found.  Good food and good friends!

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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Thu, 09/24/09 6:43 PM
Hey all.

I just recently stumbled upon this website while looking for a specific place in Nashville.  I am a firm believer at while traveling you need to check out where the locals eat.  Why would you travel 1000 miles to eat at a chain location.  Makes no sense! 

I am an avid cookbook collector. Baker-it's a stress reliever! I work in the healthcare field and also bartend part time.  Looking forward to poking around here!

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Hi..I am new here - Fri, 10/2/09 2:01 PM
Greetings Fellow Roadfooders,

I found this site recently, have been reading, and decided to join.

I just wanted to say hello to everyone.







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Re:Hi..I am new here - Fri, 10/2/09 2:06 PM
Welcome!

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Re:Hi..I am new here - Fri, 10/2/09 2:14 PM
Welcome to Roadfood Sorbet. We have a good time here.

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Re:Hi..I am new here - Fri, 10/2/09 4:10 PM
hi Sorbet. Welcome.  What part of the state is Oakland County?

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Re:Hi..I am new here - Fri, 10/2/09 4:24 PM
@MiamiDon -- thank you, and hello to you too!

@Michael Hoffman -- I hope to, and thank you.

@MilwFoodlovers --  It's part of the metro Detroit area. Hi.

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Re:Hi..I am new here - Fri, 10/2/09 4:42 PM
Greetings and salutations, Sorbet.  Welcome to the wonderful world of Roadfood.  Dig in!

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Re:Hi..I am new here - Fri, 10/2/09 4:56 PM
Thank you, billyboy!!

Dig in..i like that!

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Re:Hi..I am new here - Fri, 10/2/09 5:47 PM
Welcome from sunny (and warm: 86 degrees) southern California!

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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Thu, 11/19/09 2:14 PM
Hi! I just joined Roadfood.com. My name is Sue and we live in south central Louisiana, between Lafayette and New Orleans. My husband and I like to take a ride on the Harley to find different restaurants, diners, dives, cafe's to have a good Sunday lunch. We have eaten everything from Beignets in (New Orleans) to all the best fried seafood you can find in Louisiana. We eat anything from burgers to a complete meal, seems we never have room for dessert. So if anyone has any great restaurants or Mom and Pop type Cafe's in Louisiana that they want us to try, please post to me.  I have a list of good places: Yellow Bowl, Jeanerette, La; Landry's (Hwy90) Jeanerette, La; Bayou Delight, Houma, La; Fezzo's, Scott, La; Middendorf's, Manchac, La; Crawfish Town USA, Henderson, La; Pat's Fisherman's Wharf, Henderson, La; Steamboat Restaurant, Washington, La; Mr Lester's (Steakhouse) Cafe Bayou, Loco's, Rik Rak all located in Cypress Bayou Casino/Shorty's Charenton, La; The Cabin, Burnside, La. Thanks!

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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Thu, 11/19/09 2:24 PM
Welcome Sue...and thanks for the great list!

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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Thu, 11/19/09 2:30 PM
sidysue-
Check out this post from the Roadfood Digest with some really good sounding places.

http://www.roadfooddigest.com/post/2008/10/23/Three-Northern-Louisiana-Finds.aspx


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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Thu, 11/19/09 4:28 PM
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I just recently joined this site.  Looks like a very informative and fun place!  I'm a self-taught cook, but can't bake to save my life.  I collect cookbooks an I am always trying to one-up recipes to make them mo' betta.

I currently reside in the Land Of Cream Of Mushroom Soup - Minnesota.  Nothing to exciting going on up here culinary wise.  And to those I offend....sorry.  But after living in NY, LA, Chicago and the South for many years, I was spoiled by an array of culinary delights and all kinds of restaurants.

Hello to everyone!!

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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Thu, 11/19/09 5:53 PM
sidysue


Hi! I just joined Roadfood.com. My name is Sue and we live in south central Louisiana, between Lafayette and New Orleans. My husband and I like to take a ride on the Harley to find different restaurants, diners, dives, cafe's to have a good Sunday lunch. We have eaten everything from Beignets in (New Orleans) to all the best fried seafood you can find in Louisiana. We eat anything from burgers to a complete meal, seems we never have room for dessert. So if anyone has any great restaurants or Mom and Pop type Cafe's in Louisiana that they want us to try, please post to me.  I have a list of good places: Yellow Bowl, Jeanerette, La; Landry's (Hwy90) Jeanerette, La; Bayou Delight, Houma, La; Fezzo's, Scott, La; Middendorf's, Manchac, La; Crawfish Town USA, Henderson, La; Pat's Fisherman's Wharf, Henderson, La; Steamboat Restaurant, Washington, La; Mr Lester's (Steakhouse) Cafe Bayou, Loco's, Rik Rak all located in Cypress Bayou Casino/Shorty's Charenton, La; The Cabin, Burnside, La. Thanks!

 
Ever check out Tcoon's in Lafayette.  Perfect example of roadfood.  I have ate breakfast and lunch there many times.  Rabbit is available on Monday.
 
http://www.tcoons.com/tcoons/
 
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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Fri, 11/20/09 10:55 AM
  Okay Chefaimster,  Them's fightin' words! Put 'em up!!!    Welcome! 

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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Fri, 11/20/09 11:14 AM
chefaimster

I just recently joined this site.  Looks like a very informative and fun place!  I'm a self-taught cook, but can't bake to save my life.  I collect cookbooks an I am always trying to one-up recipes to make them mo' betta.

I currently reside in the Land Of Cream Of Mushroom Soup - Minnesota.  Nothing to exciting going on up here culinary wise.  And to those I offend....sorry.  But after living in NY, LA, Chicago and the South for many years, I was spoiled by an array of culinary delights and all kinds of restaurants.

Hello to everyone!!


I take it you have only been to Floyds for a burger and Grainbelt. Welcome to Roadfood.com

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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Sat, 11/21/09 9:49 AM
Thanks! we might try Tcoons next time we are in Lafayette.

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Sat, 11/21/09 11:29 AM
I'm Ralph Melton.

I was born and raised in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, so my native barbecue is beef brisket.

I've lived in Pittsburgh, PA for the last 16 years.

I first encountered Roadfood in the early 80s, when my parents brought a copy along on our family vacations. I've since used my own copy and the website on many of our own trips.

A stroke of luck led me to visit the Roadfood website when the front page was advertising the Buffalo-Rochester Roadfood trip, and I saw that it was within driving distance of Pittsburgh and signed up eagerly. I signed up to look for news about the impending trip, and have stayed to read the rest of the conversations. 

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Sat, 11/21/09 11:55 AM
Ralph, it was a pleasure meeting you in Buffalo and you have added a lot to the site.

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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Tue, 11/24/09 12:00 PM
Great to have you WhiteGlitter12! Would love to see some photos and recipes from your baking!

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Thu, 12/10/09 7:53 PM
Dearfolk,
   Hey, I'm not NEW, but I'm back. Gee, it sure feels good... I thought this just belonged here.
      Frontally, Ort. Carlton in Lovely Athens, Georgia.

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Thu, 12/10/09 7:59 PM
Funniest post in a week!   Glad to see you back  here....any new beer that you have had lately?

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Wed, 12/30/09 9:08 PM
How I became oDey in LA.
 
I flew Fighters in the  USMC, thus honing my aggressive behaviour skills. After my Corps days I then flew airline for over 30 years. In my latter years before retirement, I had chastised a younger pilot for demeaning the older and more senior pilots.(good naturedly as we always jokingly harrassed each other)
 
He responded:
 "Why don't you old dogs bark before you bite"? So I instantly became Old Dog. Later one of the guys shorted it to oDey. Since I live in the Pensacola area my monicker then became "oDey in LA".
 
For those not familiar with the tradition, northwest Florida panhandle is referred to as Lower Alabama since we have absolutely NOTHING in common with Floridians.
 
oDey  in LA is the abbreviated version of Old Dog in Lower Alabama.
 
 

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Fri, 01/1/10 5:58 PM
oDey in LA,
 
Thank you for your service to our country, and welcome to Roadfood.  Looking forward to reading more of your reports in the future.
 
 

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Sun, 01/3/10 3:33 PM
Greymo


Funniest post in a week!   Glad to see you back  here....any new beer that you have had lately?


Greymo,
   Yes, as a matter of fact... several!
   For starters, Copper Creek Brewing Co., my local brewpub, has Festivus Ale on (Festivus = "A holiday for the rest of us). Also on tap there, while it lasts, is Triple Chocolate Xmas Stout. (Gad, it's yummy!)
   Down at Trappeze, I was privy to a taste-in the other night that included Highland Imperial Black Mocha Stout (2008 edition -- the last bottle!) (9.5%), New Belgium Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale (in bottle) (6.5%), and Rogue I 2 (squared) India Pale Ale (draft) (9.2%). -- And I was able to drive home!
   Last night I tried Victory Yakima Twilight Ale on draft (8.7%).
  Over the last few daze, I've also enjoyed Dogfish Head Chicory Stout (5.2%), Bell's Expedition Stout (10.5%), Terrapin Sunray Wheat (4.5%), and Bell's Oberon Ale (ca. 5.2%), all on draft. As an aside, my Bell's Oberon t-shirt is so old it says "Bell's Solsun Ale" instead!
   A special keg of Schneider Aventinus Eisbock (12%) was tapped Thursday. I was only able to drink one, and it took me about an hour and a half to finish it... potent stuff, that.
   So there you have it -- my recent beer travelogue. -- Steven, if you wanna move this to The Beverage Forum, please feel free to do so. I'll post a notice there, though, before I wander forth.
      Unaleingly, Ort. Carlton, Keeping Warm in Athens, Georgia.
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Mon, 02/1/10 2:35 PM
What's goin on RF peoples?  Just wanted to come through and introduce myself.  I was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, but now live in the DC area in Alexandria Virginia.  I found this website probably doing some kind of random search about a particular restaurant on a search engine.  I love food...as we all do.  I am the type of person that will eat anything or anywhere at least once.  I love my Midwest flavors still but DC is growing on me.  I'm always up for a good comparation discussion or photo posts topic

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Mon, 02/1/10 2:54 PM
welcome, intelligentT82.  Your nick already gives you a leg up on the rest of us so you should have a good time here.  :)

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Mon, 02/1/10 4:03 PM
IntelligentT82


What's goin on RF peoples?  Just wanted to come through and introduce myself.  I was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, but now live in the DC area in Alexandria Virginia.  I found this website probably doing some kind of random search about a particular restaurant on a search engine.  I love food...as we all do.  I am the type of person that will eat anything or anywhere at least once.  I love my Midwest flavors still but DC is growing on me.  I'm always up for a good comparation discussion or photo posts topic


Welcome. You've already added some informative posts. Glad to have another DC-er here on roadfood. (we're all from somewhere else)

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Mon, 02/1/10 7:43 PM
Hey everybody! I am a country girl living on land that was my mother's family's cotton land and I have here lived in Greenville, SC all of my 53 years. I always want to avoid chain restaurants when traveling but my husband gets a little embarassed when we stop for gas and I start asking locals where to eat. I have traveled to several places in the US and to Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy and Ireland with my husband on business trips. I guess bbq is my favorite and that is why I found this site. I like the mustard based sauce and love hash, too, but always want to try different types wherever I go. I am driving to the Daytona 500 down SC 26, getting on I-95 right before GA and ending up in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Yes, I am a NASCAR fan and I am proud of it! I wasn't very interested in it until about 5 years ago when my daddy found out he had brain cancer and while he was sick that was all we could talk about that would give us a common interest and diversion -my moma had passed away from Alzheimer's 2 years before and he never stopped missing her. I had never been to Daytona, and only to a few races, and all AFTER he passed. He and my moma went to Daytona every year and left me (the only child) at home with Grandma and my 2 aunts (who have no children) then they went to the Keys. So I am driving down with my husband, who couldn't care less about going to a race - just making me happy. I feel like I am honoring my daddy or channeling him or something by following NASCAR. Plus, besides cooking, gardening, canning vegetables, reading (when I have time), photography, college football and taking care of my last 92 year old aunt and our 6 grandkids - the 2 year old 4 days a week, I need another interest and we need a good excuse to get out of town!  I make all of the arrrangements for these trips and plan where and when we do everything, so he gets to kick back and enjoy and laugh his butt off at me acting like a real REDNECK! He just stands far away from me and laughs and takes my picture! I have been to Trip Advisor and had pretty good success with their recommendations, but was referred  here for this trip. We went to the last race in Homestead-Miami in November - then the Keys and all advisors at TA sent us to the Hungry Tarpon, in Islamorada which we would NEVER have found on our own, but it turned out to be great. I would love to be a photo journalist and do bbq stories all over the country, or be a judge at the competitions. I have been to the Blue Ridge BBQ Festival in Tryon, NC and was in HOG Heaven! When we grill, I have a hard time letting him do anything. He says my cooking is better than any restaurant so why should we go out? Not my goal! I watch the Food Channel, read and collect recipe books, and try new things all the time!
 I know that is my life story -- but HEY- YOU ASKED! My name is Diane and my 2 step daughters always called me that - so the first grand couldn't say Diane and it ended up Dane. So, I am not Nana or Grandma, even to my own daughter's 2 year old - I am Dane.

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Mon, 02/1/10 7:57 PM
Welcome Aboard, Dane. We're glad to have you dropping in. Some of the group will be in the Charleston area in a couple of weeks. Look up the thread on the 'Meet-n'Greet' forum and maybe you'll want to drop in !

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Mon, 02/1/10 8:07 PM
Why thank you Mayor Al! I am glad to be welcomed! I saw the note about the meet and greet and would love to come, my daughter travels to Charleston every weekend to be with her husband - he works at Boeing there. She would love to have me go with her. But I think after our Daytona trip we might have to stick around here - we do have a lot of responsibilities here. I would go in a heartbeat! I went to Folly Beach right after my daddy died for 2 days to get myself together and ended up staying for 10 days. I DO like to travel! (And talk, obviously)!

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Tue, 02/2/10 1:03 AM
As a newbie and just finding my way around this site, I finally read the page with the Roadfood Crew's bios. Backwards, I know, but looking for places to eat was #1 in this endeavor. Looks like Paul Smith and I may have a little in common. We had BAD ice and sleet here in upstate SC last weekend (and without power for 8 hours) and had some rare birds coming in to eat. I was glad I put fresh food out! Paul, are you going to the Daytona 500 and what is your favorite RACE FOOD? My fave was at Homestead - Miami by a Brazillian style place skewered LARGE sides of beef (I assume) over hot coals, sliced, chopped and served over fries and covered with Chimichurri sauce. And who is your fave driver? And may I add, I AM SOOO excited about going to this big race - you would think I was a kid going to the circus for the first time!

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Thu, 02/4/10 10:25 AM
Welcome aboard Dane! Your enthusiasm and sense of adventure is very welcome here!

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Wed, 02/10/10 12:35 PM
I totally forgot to do this!

I'm battra, I'm 34 and a college student.  These days, and for the past year or more, I've been addicted to a St. Louis local food, the slinger.

Of which I've dedicated way too much of my life to I think. :)

Also a big hockey fan, otaku, linguist, avid reader, future lawyer, nutbar, and totally sane person.

Got hitched in December and living life in a wonderful neighborhood in South St. Louis City. 

Go Blues, Go AC St. Louis, Go Cards and Go Slingers!

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Wed, 02/10/10 12:56 PM
battra-
As a Blues fan, you may be interested in this.  I attended a game in your old arena (can't remember if it was the Checkerdome then or not), and I got to see the only shorthanded hat trick in NHL history.  Theo Fleury scored three shorthanded goals in the same game against the Blues.  At least Doug Gilmour had a ton of points that night for the home team. 

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Wed, 02/10/10 1:28 PM
buffetbuster


battra-
As a Blues fan, you may be interested in this.  I attended a game in your old arena (can't remember if it was the Checkerdome then or not), and I got to see the only shorthanded hat trick in NHL history.  Theo Fleury scored three shorthanded goals in the same game against the Blues.  At least Doug Gilmour had a ton of points that night for the home team. 


Ok, that's pretty darned cool!

That would've been the Checkerdome, but the placed was originally named The St. Louis Arena, and that was the name when it was imploded.

I have three seats from the place.

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Wed, 02/10/10 2:13 PM
battra


buffetbuster


battra-
As a Blues fan, you may be interested in this.  I attended a game in your old arena (can't remember if it was the Checkerdome then or not), and I got to see the only shorthanded hat trick in NHL history.  Theo Fleury scored three shorthanded goals in the same game against the Blues.  At least Doug Gilmour had a ton of points that night for the home team. 


Ok, that's pretty darned cool!

That would've been the Checkerdome, but the placed was originally named The St. Louis Arena, and that was the name when it was imploded.

I have three seats from the place.


I think I saw Quadrophenia there. :)

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Wed, 02/10/10 2:37 PM
bill voss-
Considering how much I love that Who album, I am very jealous!!!

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Wed, 03/3/10 4:46 PM
Hi all.  I am a new poster here.  Found the site while doing some mindless searching.  I live in North Carolina.  My husband and I are big travel and food people.  We truly appreciate a good meal and often times the adventure you had finding it.  We make a yearly trek to New Orleans and it has become one of my favorite places to be!  Love what I see on the site so far and I look forward to making some good friends here!!

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Wed, 03/3/10 5:03 PM
Welcome to RF Sandi. We hope you can find the time to explore the site in detail.

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Tue, 03/9/10 11:54 AM
Greetings!
I'm in So. Oregon, specifically, the State of Jefferson. (Long story about that, Bing or Google State of Jefferson).
I'm a long haul truck driver/owner. At least for another few months, less if I can finance my next venture- a hot dog cart business.

I've been a driver since about 1979, with a brief hiatus to learn upholstery and canvas work. I started going coast to coast eight years ago, when I bought my first truck. Now, I'm pretty burned out, and just plain tired of the over-regulation and sub-standard compensation and working conditions.

Hence, the hot dog cart. Perhaps later, if the cart does well, and I hit the Powerball, I'll buy that 36ft Oday sailboat and tour business that guys been trying to sell on eBay for 34G in Costa Rica......

1bbqboy
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Tue, 03/9/10 12:08 PM
hey lost, welcome. I'm right down the street from you.

lostsheep
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Tue, 03/9/10 1:23 PM
Really!!

Murphy? Selma? Or Merlin?

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Tue, 03/9/10 1:31 PM
lostsheep


Really!!

Murphy? Selma? Or Merlin?



Talent!
 
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<message edited by bill voss on Tue, 03/9/10 1:32 PM>

lostsheep
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Tue, 03/9/10 3:28 PM
A decade or so ago, I used to do 'drop n hooks' (meet another driver and swap trailers) at the old Talent truck stop. Ate at the truck stop a couple of times. The truck stop was crummy, but the restaurant was not too bad for breakfast. They've since put a Walmart across the street from the truck stop.

Bhops
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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Fri, 04/9/10 2:41 PM
New to the site.... looks like a lot of great information!  Stupid question: does Roadfood have a mission statement?  That is, what qualifies a restaurant as Roadfood worthy? 
 
 

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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Fri, 04/9/10 2:47 PM
Bhops-
Welcome to Roadfood!  Try this:

http://www.roadfood.com/FAQ/WhatIsRoadfood.aspx

Bhops
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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Fri, 04/9/10 3:12 PM
buffetbuster


Bhops-
Welcome to Roadfood!  Try this:



thanks!  I checked FAQ but didn't see that link. 
 
 

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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Tue, 06/15/10 11:39 PM
I'm embarassed to say I just found this thread even though I joined the site last summer. Thanks to all who've given great tips for the few inquiries I've had.

I enjoy traveling a lot, but don't do nearly as much of it as I'd like to. A couple years ago I bought a MINI, which really increased my appetite for traveling--in fact, I don't know that I'll ever fly again. The MINI's great for traveling the backroads and the small towns!

I hate to see the Mom n' Pop restaurants going under, or for that matter, any of the local businesses. I know, I know...prices are cheaper at the box stores, but we're losing the very fabric of America and that seems like a sad thing to me.

So thanks again for some great suggestions and I look forward to 'chewing the fat' with all of you great folks in the future. 

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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Tue, 06/29/10 11:20 AM
Hi just found the forum and wanted to say hello to you all

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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Tue, 06/29/10 1:22 PM
Ted another good friend of mine is a MINI tooler par extraordinaire.  She's fond of driving around with one of those gorilla grip tripods wrapped to her side or rear view mirror and will snap photos on the road.  Enjoy your MINI!

Famousgirl, welcome to roadfood!

tedlovesdogs
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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Sat, 07/3/10 7:35 AM
Just did a MINI extravaganza last weekend, up to Mt. Washington in NH. Me and about 229 other MINIs went to the top in some of the densest fog and howling winds (though they were pretty tame by Mt. W standards). The year before, it had stormed just before we went up, but it cleared off and the trip up/down and the view from the top were incredible! I guess you just never know how it's going to be up there! Maybe your friend was among us, Nancy? If anybody's interested, here's more info: MINIS on Top .

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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Mon, 07/12/10 2:49 PM
Hello there! I'm Marence, at least when I'm in front of a computer, which is more hours than I ever want to add up, having a long and sometimes troubled past with computers, starting with my first BASIC class in 1977. (not a typo)
Anyway, I've been lurking for a few years, being relatively new to the whole concept of actually eating roadfood, instead of just reading about it. I was raised in a car-traveling family who never deviated from the safe chains or restaurants at the destination that have been previously vetted by friends or family. In my first marriage, I was exposed to carnival food, but he too preferred the safe haven of McDonalds or Taco Bell when on the road. It wasn't until I met my boyfriend (now husband) that I was able to visit actually roadside attractions and really eat roadfood, and I only lament that it didn't find this wonderment back when I could still eat chili & a good hot sauce.
I can't eat most of my favorite roadfood anymore (chili, doughnuts & other deep-fried stuff, bbq with a good hot & spicy sauce) but I'm always ready to try any BBQ without sauce, or with a mild one, a good cheeseburger, pie, and ice cream. Or nearly anything else without onions and peppers.
I love to cook and bake. The only thing I can't make is a good pie crust, but I'm working on it. I'm gardening again, in a tiny space behind my apartment between the parking lot and the fence. I've been gradually becoming a localvore, although I hate that name. I also hate the word "foodie", but it describe my husband and me. We like to eat really good food, whether it's in a 5-star restaurant, cooked at home, or eaten standing in a parking lot in front of a 55-gallon drum cooker.
When we're not out driving around, our favorite pastime,  my husband works in the music business, and I work on finishing my thesis and making (mostly) short documentary films. Between the two of us, we have 3 daughters, 2 son-in-laws, 1 grandson, and a bunch of grandpets.
My current ambition is to drive around the country making documentaries about the roads, the roadside, and all the cool weird things you can see out there, going beyond the wigwam motels and muffler men and capturing the essence of towns, restaurants, or attractions, and showing people that the journey is the reward. Anyone want to fund me? Just kidding. OK, not kidding. I'm always open for meetings with executive producers...
I'm planning on using the great reviews and road trip reviews posted by you guys here as a reference when we make our late-summer roadtrip, following a 1939 TripTik from Cleveland to Biddleford, Maine and back, using a circle route of mostly US Route 20 to get there, and Route 6 back. I'm looking forward to seafood on US Route 1 from Portland to Boston.

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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Mon, 07/12/10 3:13 PM
Do you guys have room in your car for me?

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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Mon, 07/12/10 5:07 PM
Welcome aboard Marence! Sounds like you could take the lead for a fair share of us! I'm pretty much home bound disabled now and always happy to "see" travel through others eyes. I look forward to your post, even the very small trips!

marence
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Re:NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! - Wed, 07/14/10 11:33 AM
Thanks for the welcome!
Besides the restaurant reviews and the recipes, I'm pleased to find a place where the food discussions are supplemented by so much obvious enjoyment of not only roadfood but life itself.

And Greymo, we've got a Subaru station wagon - if you can put up with two non-apologetic smokers with a tendency to sing along with nearly everything...

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