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mvanpatten

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Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Thu, 05/7/09 1:01 PM (permalink)
Hi,
I've been a fan of Mayor Al for years. Hope you like this feature about him:
Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1
http://www.bbqandbourbon.com/2009/05/07/profile-roadfoodcoms-mayor-al-part-1/
 
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    buffetbuster

    Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Thu, 05/7/09 1:18 PM (permalink)
    Al, you're famous!  Or is that infamous?  Looking forward to the next installment.
     
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      mbrookes

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      Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Thu, 05/7/09 1:20 PM (permalink)
      I, too, am a Mayor Al fan. It's nice to see him appreciated in another venue.
       
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        wanderingjew

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        Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Thu, 05/7/09 1:32 PM (permalink)
        Hey look at that!
         
        And now I can say I knew "Mayor Al" back when....
         
        I'm looking forward to reading more...
         
         
         
         
        #4
          CheeseWit

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          Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Thu, 05/7/09 2:04 PM (permalink)
          This is good stuff! There's no one else like Al and he's loved by many - including me.
           
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            6star

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            Re:Profile: Roadfood.com's Mayor Al, Part 1 Thu, 05/7/09 2:08 PM (permalink)
            The Mayor deserves every bit of praise that you can give him, and much more.  Thank you, mvanpatten, for doing a feature series about him.
             
            #6
              catosaurus

              Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Thu, 05/7/09 2:13 PM (permalink)
              Congratulations to the Mayor!  I'm glad to have a face to put with all the fascinating and entertaining posts I've been reading over the years.
               
              #7
                Tony Bad

                Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Thu, 05/7/09 2:27 PM (permalink)
                Oh no...now he'll never get to the moderator's meetings on time with all the groupies and autograph seekers. Fame sure is a double edged sword!
                 
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                  Nancypalooza

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                  Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Thu, 05/7/09 2:41 PM (permalink)
                  Or he'll walk in the room with his hands up 'please, no paparazzi'--congrats Mayor.
                   
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                    Bobs

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                    Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Thu, 05/7/09 4:10 PM (permalink)
                    I hope you are prepared to sign autographs the next time you visit west tn. You do a great job and we appreciate it. 
                     
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                      CajunKing

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                      Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Thu, 05/7/09 5:27 PM (permalink)
                      {{{Shaking His Head}}}

                      Al,

                      Congrats on your rise to stardom.  I can say I knew him when.

                      Demi and Duff are now not the only stars of the family.
                       
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                        The Travelin Man

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                        Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Thu, 05/7/09 7:32 PM (permalink)
                        From the "Hey...look at MEEEEE" Department....

                        I am pretty sure that I took the classic photo used in the accompanying article! 
                         
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                          ann peeples

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                          Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Thu, 05/7/09 8:29 PM (permalink)
                          Oh, Al, I am thrilled.I have had the pleasure of breaking bread with you more than once!!!
                           
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                            mayor al

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                            Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Thu, 05/7/09 9:36 PM (permalink)
                            Thank you, My Friends, for all your kind words...and a special thank you to my child-bride who is indeed a true companion on the Roadfood Pathway to Life ! Also deserving recognition for the excellent Photo he took that serves as my Trademark whenever I need one, is our 11th child...The Travelin' Man.

                            Part 2 will be forthcoming shortly according to Mark's Publishing Schedule. I hope you all will not be disappointed about my avoiding some of the classic Roadfood questions that seem to weigh heavily on many members minds.

                            You will not receive input as to whether the best choice is Briefs or Boxers as formal Roadfood attire.  Is toasting one's Buns a Macho behavior characteristic?  OR  Is a Smoothie that contains a raw Egg considered 'Organic'? Is it Catsup, or Ketchup? And if it is.. does it go under or on top of the Weinie relative to the Weinies position in the Bun?

                            Stay tuned for the next (and final) chapter in this publishing event. 

                            My sincere thanks to Mark for allowing me to share some of my thoughts via his forum.  There are MANY BBQ stands in Kentucky that we have not yet visited and I promise to expand our travels in that area as soon as I can !
                             
                            EDIT NOTE-
                               Friday Morning. Mark has posted the second part of the interview on his site. Use the link at the top of this forum to go to Part One, then scroll down to the index list and click on the "Part Two".  I hope someday to do a Part Three that will talk about the Wonderful Bourbon Trail in Kentucky !
                            <message edited by mayor al on Fri, 05/8/09 8:34 AM>
                             
                            #14
                              Sundancer7

                              Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Fri, 05/8/09 10:17 AM (permalink)
                              As always, we know that Al is one of the best on Roadfood and his opinion is one of the best. 
                               
                              Paul E. Smith
                              Knoxville, TN
                               
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                                buffetbuster

                                Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Fri, 05/8/09 10:32 AM (permalink)
                                Notice how they snuck in a photo of Al's other son in the article?  Personally, I think they should have gone with photos of Demi and Duff instead.  They are much more photogenic than Travelin Man!

                                Congrats on the articles Al.  Well deserved!
                                 
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                                  CheeseWit

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                                  Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Fri, 05/8/09 11:03 AM (permalink)
                                  Enjoyed Part 2 also.
                                  Al, I think you might have a book in you and I'd surely read it.
                                   
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                                    The Travelin Man

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                                    Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Fri, 05/8/09 11:14 AM (permalink)
                                    buffetbuster


                                    Notice how they snuck in a photo of Al's other son in the article?  Personally, I think they should have gone with photos of Demi and Duff instead.  They are much more photogenic than Travelin Man!


                                    You'd better cover up, pal. 

                                    Your jealousy is showing! 
                                     
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                                      Twinwillow

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                                      Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Fri, 05/8/09 1:13 PM (permalink)
                                      Oh, that's great article about OUR ,"Al, the Mayor". Al. lookd like you getting your,"just desserts". Ahem, pardon my (intended) pun.
                                       
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                                        Twinwillow

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                                        Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Fri, 05/8/09 1:15 PM (permalink)
                                        The Travelin Man


                                        From the "Hey...look at MEEEEE" Department....

                                        I am pretty sure that I took the classic photo used in the accompanying article! 


                                        Yes, I believe you did. I know because, I was also sitting at that table. 
                                         
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                                          mvanpatten

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                                          Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Fri, 05/8/09 6:47 PM (permalink)
                                          buffetbuster


                                          Notice how they snuck in a photo of Al's other son in the article?  Personally, I think they should have gone with photos of Demi and Duff instead.  They are much more photogenic than Travelin Man!

                                          Congrats on the articles Al.  Well deserved!



                                          I just grabbed the first photo I came to when I searched "Roadfood Glee Club" --- is there a backstory that I missed? Inquiring minds want to know.

                                          Thanks for visiting the blog.
                                          Mark
                                           
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                                            Louis

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                                            Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Fri, 05/8/09 7:58 PM (permalink)
                                            That's a good write-up, Al.

                                             
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                                              mayor al

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                                              Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Fri, 05/8/09 8:46 PM (permalink)
                                               
                                              Mark,
                                               
                                               The photo you added is of The Travelin' Man, Young Steve from Florida. He is following a career path similar to the one I chose a generation ago, and we have talked often of the choices and opportunities he faces in that area. I took the Photo of him with a table-full of slices of pie at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville, KY shortly after last winters Glee Club meeting in Memphis. The photo is making fun of the pursuit of "Pie" as a roadfood specialty by member BuffetBuster!
                                               
                                              Now You Know "The Rest of the Story!!"
                                               
                                              PS- There are two real Roadfood Critics in our Home.  Here they are supervising the planting of the garden.

                                              <message edited by mayor al on Fri, 05/8/09 8:59 PM>
                                               
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                                                CajunKing

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                                                Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Fri, 05/8/09 9:17 PM (permalink)
                                                mvanpatten


                                                buffetbuster


                                                Notice how they snuck in a photo of Al's other son in the article?  Personally, I think they should have gone with photos of Demi and Duff instead.  They are much more photogenic than Travelin Man!

                                                Congrats on the articles Al.  Well deserved!



                                                I just grabbed the first photo I came to when I searched "Roadfood Glee Club" --- is there a backstory that I missed? Inquiring minds want to know.

                                                Thanks for visiting the blog.
                                                Mark


                                                Just the children squabbling and giving each other a hard time.  besides we ALL know TTM is the "Special" one. 
                                                 

                                                 
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                                                  The Travelin Man

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                                                  Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Sat, 05/9/09 1:35 AM (permalink)
                                                  I believe our people refer to it as the "CHOSEN" one - not the "special" one. 
                                                   
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                                                    buffetbuster

                                                    Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Sat, 05/9/09 8:27 AM (permalink)
                                                    Now that we finally have pics of Demi and Duff in this thread, I put it to you dear readers, who is more photogenic, the pooches or Travelin Man?  And that isn't even the dogs best side, if you know what I am saying.....
                                                     
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                                                      ann peeples

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                                                      Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Sat, 05/9/09 12:31 PM (permalink)
                                                      Thats a tough call, BB...I have had the pleasure of meeting Demi and Duff so I gotta go with the pooches..
                                                       
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                                                        pmrkr2

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                                                        Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Sat, 05/9/09 12:41 PM (permalink)
                                                        bravo mayor al, a tribute well deserved
                                                         
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                                                          mayor al

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                                                          Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Sat, 05/9/09 12:43 PM (permalink)
                                                          As most of you know, Janet and I share ten (10) kids, and 23 grandkids, all from previous marriage. Add in the two Scotties and the one "Chosen" one (who leaves 'used' laundry in the guest room in the hopes it will be done before his next visit), and you see why our peaceful retirement has changed over the years !!

                                                           
                                                          I like the layout of Mark's Website. The Bourbon Trail in Kentucky is a favorite of ours for sharing with visitors from out-of-this-area!
                                                           
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                                                            mr chips

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                                                            Re:Profile: Roadfood's Mayor Al, Part 1 Sat, 05/9/09 1:55 PM (permalink)
                                                            It's good to see you get the praise you so richly deserve, Mr. Mayor. Hope to see you again soon, hopefully in Charleston.
                                                             
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