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Rusty246
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/08/06 16:10:15 (permalink)
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Rusty,

Which hurricane did you go through? Back in 1975, Eloise nearly
wiped the beach clean, and in 1995, Opal came in during the night
and left fast, but not before leaving a calling card!
I think the AYCEB is Mariner Seafood Buffet, still in business.
My former pastor (R.I.P.) was a Florida grad - he would never be
satisfied unless he left a parting shot for me - Seminole Fan
(and I didn't go to FSU; went to U. West Florida in Pensacola
where the only sport we had was NAIA baseball...)!


Darn, I want to say just two years ago. My mind is going. There was a passage way between two condos that we had to walk down to get to the beach but we could still see the hurricane flag flying high. Saturday we actually tried to walk the beach but the wind was blowing so hard the sand put a terrible sting on us. This hurricane resulted in the nastiest beach I've ever seen. Nothing but seaweed and dead starfish, no sugar sand beach that trip!
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/08/06 16:57:22 (permalink)

We've been lucky for the last six years that any named storm we
had was only a tropical storm or near-hurricane. Back in Aug., 2001,
Tropical Storm Barry was about 15 MPH below a minimal Cat. 1 and came
ashore in Walton County between PC and Destin: PC would have gotten
some whacks, being on the east side of the storm.
The last big storm we thought might hit here was Georges in 1998:
try watching "Jeopardy!" with the "Hurricane Watch" graphic in the
top left hand corner of the screen... " />
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/08/06 17:06:15 (permalink)
Hi everyone!

My name is Debbie and I live on Long Island. I am originally from Brooklyn and lived in Boston for awhile, but have never lived outside the NE corridor!

I joined the forum beuause we are heading out west to Seattle and Vancouver for a vacation and I figured this would be a great place to get suggestions from people who like to try local foods. We love to try different places and types of food. My kids are 13 and 10 and are great eaters- and so is my husband- the weirder and more hole in the wall-y- the better.


I also do a lot of cooking and experiment with different ethnic cuisines. Glad to be here- I've already gotten some suggestions for our swing out west and tahnk everyone for their help!
rmcielwain
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/08/06 17:30:06 (permalink)

Welcome, Debbie:

One of my best friends was born on Vancouver Island and lived
there until she moved to Toronto a few years ago. She lived in
a village called Sooke, which is west of Victoria: they have a
well-known eatery called the Sooke Harbour House; if I'm not
mistaken from a GMA story a few years back, they use a lot of
home-grown ingredients, so you may want to check it out (maybe
not just for the food, but the scenery also....)
Hope this helps....
tdeneek
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/08/06 19:15:49 (permalink)
Hello,

I am currently from Twin Falls, Idaho. I kinda stumbled upon this site by accident, and I keep coming back on purpose. I am a young mother who loves new recipes and attempting to cook new and interesting foods. My mother was from San Diego and she had a wide variety of cultural culinary experiences growing up and has passed some of that down to us. My brother is a wanna-be chef, which we love in our family. Another brother is a great baker, I need to introduce them to roadfood I think.

That's me
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/08/09 10:55:52 (permalink)
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Wally,
You totally made my day! How many issues of Tasty World do you still have? I think there were either eleven or twelve; it is my aim to get the entire set microfilmed for (pre-?)posterity. I think I have them all.
Nowadays I write for Flagpole Magazine here in Athens. I never left. (Actualy, I did, but I came back. The Scylla-and-Charybdis thing, I guess.) You can find sporadic examples of my work (?) at our website, www.flagpole.com.
Someday I hope to motor out to Mississippi to enjoy the benefits of slugburger heaven, in and around Ripley (where William Faulkner was born, if I remember correctly), Corinth, Iuka, and environs.
Again, thank you for your kind comment about my writing. I just turned in a column on strong beers (Georgia has raised its allowable-alcohol level from 6% to 14% as of July 1, and those new products are starting to trickle in), so it'll be the next one up, we can suppose.
Again, again, thanks.
Best, Ort. Carlton in Lovely Athens, Georgia.



Ort,

I have issues 6-11 of Tasty World. Your columns in those issues were all about moving to Nashville. They inspired me to find out of the way post offices just like you, but I've not found any as evocative as Primm Springs, TN yet. Sadly, I had acquired issues 2-5 from Andy Anderson of Nashville Intelligence Report fame, but I couldn't find them when I looked for them over the weekend. I remember those issues most for your detailed writing on 45's and the music scene. Was the last issue the one with the Violent Femmes on the cover? I remember that was the beginning of Tasty World as a national magazine on music instead of being about Southern music and arts. I figure it was the end since I never saw the magazine again. I didn't like that issue since there was no Ort.

I check Flagpole every now and then. I actually found Roadfood by googling your name to see if you had written anything besides the Tasty World pieces. I see there's a club of that name in Athens these days.

I spent time every summer in Ripley, Mississippi visting relatives. The hills and pines of that region hold a powerful sway on my imagination. William Faulkner was born a short piece down the road from Ripley in New Albany. He spent part of his youth in Ripley. The house he lived in is just off the square. The model for Colonel Sartoris - Faulkner's great-grandfather, Colonel William Falkner, was a big wheel in Tippah county. There is a town named after him. The railroad that runs through Ripley was his brainchild. He wrote a novel titled The White Rose of Memphis. There is a big statue of Col. Falkner in town. It was supposed to be put on the square, but the town was ambivalent about the man so it went on his grave. He was shot to death in front of what is now Renfro's Cafe.

Renfro's recently reopened and I had high hopes for it when I visited a few years ago, but the breakfast I ate was terrible.

If one was to visit Ripley and North Mississippi, I would suggest the fall when the humidity drops. Tupelo is nearby for the Elvis freaks, and Holly Springs is too for the RL Burnside freaks. A good time to visit Ripley is the weekend before the 1st Monday of a month. A huge flea market known as First Monday is held at the fairgrounds. I haven't been to one in years, but I remember eating fresh cooked pork rinds by the bagful.

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/08/09 11:54:55 (permalink)
hey Wally,
That is great stuff. You really evoked visions of your locale. Cool.
... and tdeneek-always great to see new posters out in the great NW.
Welcome to the camp.
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/08/09 13:23:58 (permalink)
Tdeneek, Danmel and Tony from NY,
Welcome to Roadfood.Com !! We're glad you decided to join us.
We haven't been in Downstate N Y for awhile, but have to make a trip there sometime soon to see my elderly Uncle 'Seafarer John'.
But we were in Twin Falls, Idaho just last February. It is the only point of Civilization for several Hundred Miles on U S 93 as it comes up out of "Empty" Nevada. Interesting town.
You guys feel free to jump in on any of the topics you find around the forums. We are a rather informal group and hope you'll join in the fun .
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/08/09 23:22:25 (permalink)
Hello to All! I've been lurking around for a few months and thoroughly enjoy this site. I'm from Louisiana, a former restaurateur turned Health Inspector. No wait, restaurateur isn't appropriate for me - I like to think I had a Roadfood kind of place. I love to cook, eat out, anything involving food I'm interested. Hope to be an occcasional contributor to the board and become more acquainted with you Roadfoodies.
rmcielwain
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/08/10 10:15:00 (permalink)

Welcome, Inspector Al! - is it just a coincidence that there
is a topic in the "Roadfood News Forum" about "Restaurant Hygiene"
which has been popular for the last week?
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/08/10 16:17:57 (permalink)
OK, this is me. James Robert Allen, computer support extraordinaire; moved from Evansville Indiana back in the winter of ’78. Been here ever since. Been searching for good BBQ ever since. This Oct we’re heading home for the Fall Festival and brain sandwiches and lots and lots of BBQ! Yes people in Evansville do really eat brains sandwiches BEEF brain sandwiches! And the Fall Festival is the best place to find them. This year the festival runs Monday Oct 4th to Saturday Oct 9th 2004! Y’all come!
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/08/10 16:19:34 (permalink)
One more thing; people in Evansville also call green bell peppers "mangos" I have no idea why.
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/08/10 16:34:32 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

Tdeneek, Danmel and Tony from NY,
Welcome to Roadfood.Com !! We're glad you decided to join us.
We haven't been in Downstate N Y for awhile, but have to make a trip there sometime soon to see my elderly Uncle 'Seafarer John'.


Thanks Mayor Al!!

I have been reading for quite a while and this is a unique place and you a unique person! I tried to include photos of my kids doing the roadfood thing, but they don't seem to come thru...I tried something else...hope it works.
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/08/10 18:42:39 (permalink)
Jeez Tony, if you butter up the mayor much more, he'll slide right off the chair he's sitting in out by the smoker.
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/08/10 22:22:04 (permalink)
hi!
i was born and raised in cleveland ohio, and now live in lakewood, a suburb about 12 miles west of downtown. don't know if there are any other roadfoodies in this neck of the woods. i have two children, a fifteen year old daughter (, yes, lord help me, lol) and a five year old son. my son has a mild form of autisim, so most of my current travel is armchair sort. but prior, i traveled all over the country, most of all the south. im a true addict to southern food, the chicken, ribs, veggies,cornbread, sweet tea. i remember trips to tennesee where we were fed by relatives like we were hogs going to slaughter. my dad was a chef, he managed the food for area businesses, and on the weekends, he was the manager of a local bob's big boy. i read the stern's books for the first time back in the late eighties, and loved them. once they even were at a resturant in my town, miller's, which, sadly burned down in a very mysterious fire about ten years ago. but it tickled me to read a review of a place i had dined in many, many times.oh yeah, my name is christine. linus is my cat.
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/08/10 22:41:20 (permalink)
Bill Voss,
Let the boy talk...He has a very positive attitude!! BTW Bill, You gotta stop watching my "SmokerCam" I feel like someone is looking over my shoulder.
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/08/10 23:13:30 (permalink)
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Jeez Tony, if you butter up the mayor much more, he'll slide right off the chair he's sitting in out by the smoker.


Now that is a funny image that you have painted in my mind!
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/08/12 23:44:22 (permalink)
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Originally posted by rmcielwain


Hi Everyone,

I'm Robert, turned 42 this month, happily single, living in Chipley,
FL., 50 miles north of Panama City Beach (home to Pineapple Willy's
"Jack Daniel's BBQ Ribs"). I found the site in USA TODAY a few weeks
ago.
My three favorite Roadfood memories are:
2. Making a stop with my college friends at Skeeters Big
Biscuits in Gainesville, FL (love that biscuit and gravy!)
(1983)


Well Robert, this will be off-topic...but not totally. I volunteer at our Air/Space museum, where we have a collection of over 700 hats given to a local man who was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. I'm preparing a display of his funny hats for the holiday season. In researching the origin of some of the hats, I tried Roadfood.com for any reference to Skeeters Big Biscuits...and there you were. I also found a story about a band that played at one in Orlando, so maybe it was a Florida chain. Can you (or anyone) tell me anything more about Skeeters? Thanks!!
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/08/13 09:41:45 (permalink)

Cindycat,

Thanks for the acknowledgment Skeeters Big Biscuits had it's
main location in Gainesville on U.S. 441, up the road from the UF
campus. Very popular with the students and visitors because there
was all sorts of sport memorabilia on the walls. And their biscuits
were big enough to fill a large plate - and you could have them any
way you wanted: with gravy; "pizza biscuit"; all the usual breakfast
combos.
As a college student back in 1984-1985, I used to go to retreats
at the Lake Yale Baptist Assembly near Orlando, and as we made the
425-mile trek back to Pensacola, Skeeters was a must (and yes, I
finished their biscuits and gravy with ease ). I still have
a T-shirt and souvenir menu, which at the Gainesville location, they
also had Chinese food on their menu, still trying to figure out why?
AFAIK, they tried to branch out to other locations like Lake City,
but reports said that it didn't compare to the original.
I have no idea if they're still open today: a Google search
had a few mentions, but nothing of the restaurant's status.
Right now it's 8:35 AM - the perfect time for the "Asher", which
was two eggs any way, a Big Biscuit, choice of meats, and a large
helping of hash browns.
For everyone in the Central Florida area: stay calm and hope
you guys pull through what's coming at you later today " />
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/08/13 09:45:28 (permalink)
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Originally posted by jamesallen

One more thing; people in Evansville also call green bell peppers "mangos" I have no idea why.


One big Evansville question: Do you know Don Mattingly ???????
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/09/24 12:53:38 (permalink)

Welcome, FoodLover2003: a beautiful day here compared with what
we had to go through with Ivan nine days ago; and hopefully Jeanne
stays off the east Florida coast and goes away....[|)]
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/09/24 15:19:34 (permalink)
FoodLover, our house came thru in good shape (surprisingly, the
power never went off) - most of the damage in this area was because
of tornadoes spawned off by Ivan - the first one on Panama City
Beach caught live by a towercam on local TV around 3:45 PM as it
raced by and just missed the station, headed toward the beach " />
Have fun and enjoy yourself (I'm still a newbie myself,
since July) - no doubt that you have seen some of the posts of
our more interesting characters like i95, Grampy, and Ort, but
you'll meet a lot of nice people here
GourmetteDaisy
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/09/26 00:43:49 (permalink)
HiY'all - and, yes, I am from the South. Have lived in Mississippi
all my more-than-half-a-century life. Enjoyed reading this thread,
so thought I'd join in. I've been reading great food stuff here
for most of the day

I learned Southern cooking from my Momma, and my Cajun mother-in-law
taught me her family recipes. Reading cookbooks and watching cooking
shows on television filled me in on the rest of the food world.

My son lives in Durham, NC, where he says they don't understand
how to make sweet tea. I have 2 cat children (Emeril and Merlin)
who live with me.

Sports teams I follow: Alabama Crimson Tide, Chicago Cubs, Oakland
Raiders, Carolina Hurricanes, and Manchester United Soccer.


Looking forward to getting to know all y'all

Daisy

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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/09/26 01:16:06 (permalink)
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Originally posted by GourmetteDaisy
Hi Y'all - and, yes, I am from the South. Have lived in Mississippi
all my more-than-half-a-century life. Enjoyed reading this thread,
so thought I'd join in. I've been reading great food stuff here
for most of the day
Welcome aboard, kiddo! You'll love it here. Friendly folks, lots of fun, even sympathetic ears if you need them. (Not mine: I'm the resident curmudgeon who hates all things soft and cuddly.) Seems that a disproportionate number of us are Southern, including me. Look for recipes, hints, guides, and anything else. Feel free to write those of us who have posted contact addresses: you may be teased and twitted and harrassed, but take it in good humor, because behind all the BS we really are a community.

Rick
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/09/26 10:10:12 (permalink)
Judy is my name and eastern NC BBQ (vinegar & hot pepper sauce) is my game. Born in mtns of KY but lived in eastern VA most of my life. At an early age, my parents took us to Faison, NC at Thanksgiving to visit relatives and there would always be 10 lbs of BBQ packed and brought home and that became my favorite food (along with some good cole slaw/huspuppies). Years ago, we had good bbq here (pit cooked) but for some reason, it all died out. This has forced me to do bbq runs to NC every few months for as long as I can remember.

Last month, my brother (another bbq nut) and I motorhomed in search of BBQ from Ashville to Outer Banks (no decent bbq there IMHO) but our top favorite for quality and taste is Wilber's in Goldsboro. Have been going there for years and almost detoured this time but so glad we did't! Wilber's is further away so go to Mitchell's in Wilson (he's a dear man) and Chaps in Kinston more often. Skylight Inn in Greeneville is a classic one cuz you can watch cue being chopped while you are ordering...which is almost a religous experience for me. Now, I'm starting to think about bbq again (mouth is watering)! NC calls me! Only 3 1/2 hrs from here but definately worth it!

Retired from federal service Jun 1 so will have more time to devote to my passion - food but after reading some of these posts, realize I am just an amatuer foodie! Enjoy reading this site and the folks that post here.

There are a lot of southerners here but I have to say that pizza from NY City still haunts me as well as the bagels and deli foods! You can't get food like that here! Have to mention that I spent time in Kansas City with a bbq booklet about 5 yrs ago and sampled a good 20+ of that type of bbq and was impressed with most all. Loved Arthur Bryant's place - best french fries I've ever tasted!

I'm happy to be among such good company and will put in my two cents worth as the food spirit hits me! Judy
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/09/26 10:17:54 (permalink)
Welcome Judy! Now it's time to gas up the car and do a BBQ Roadtrip! (You even made me hungry for BBQ, and I'm a chili dog fanatic)!
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/09/26 10:48:31 (permalink)
UncleVic, You brought up a very good point! Chili dogs are almost an endearing as BBQ! Fortunately for me, I live across the street from a very good hot dog joint and can get a decent fix most anytime. The Hot Dog King here in Newport News VA is where I get mine. I'm sure dog joints are going to be another passion in my new found spare time! JB
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/09/26 11:19:35 (permalink)
Hey Judy, Welcome to Roadfood! And it's great to have someone representing "The Peninsula" in Va.!
Have you been to Pierce's Pitt Cooked Barbeque recently? If so, do you think that it's gone down somewhat?

Frank
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/09/26 12:46:16 (permalink)
Frank, Thanks for the welcome! I hate to say this, but Pierce's is one of my least favorite bbq joints. But that is because I am kind of a one dimensional (vinegar/pepper cue) addict. I know lots of folks around the Peninsula drive up there but I just never got into it. But I would assume it's about the same as ever. Where 'bouts are you located? JB
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RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves! 2004/09/26 13:01:27 (permalink)
Hi everyone. I'm pretty new to this forum and mostly lurk but I really do enjoy reading everyones posts. I am originally from the south having spent the majority of my life in the Galveston-Houston, Texas area but a couple of years ago my family moved to Santa Clarita, California because of a job offer my husband recieved. I found this forum by doing a web search for a tex-mex recipe :)

I have 3 daughters, and we love to cook as well as try new places as well as foods. My husband travels extensively on his job, and he particularly enjoys the restaurant reviews!
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