Hot!Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent.

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wanderingjew
Sirloin
2013/07/18 10:11:53
This thread is a little different from the "why is it so hard to get a review added to Roadfood" thread...
 
Over the years I've been to many many restaurants that I believe definitely deserve a review on Roadfood. These are restaurants that the Stern's have obviously never visited- they're only two people and certainly can't visit every independent restaurant in the country. As I've indicated previously that although I've done a few restaurant reviews in the past, I simply don't have the time to do so any more and I don't see that ever changing in the near or far distant future...(sorry that's just the way it is)
 
What I would like to do is provide a list of restaurants I've visited over the last 3 years that have either never been on the website or in a Roadfood book that I believe deserve a review...
 
I'll go backwards chronologically beginning with 2013 (for restaurants that I've visited more than once during these consecutive years, I'll consider   the most recent visit) My list is voluminous and some may wonder if they are all Roadfood worthy? Well considering that there are quite a few restaurants already reviewed by by the Sterns or others   where I've wondered the same? (thankfully a minority) Then the answer is a resounding yes. I will not include any restaurants that have subsequently closed, changed ownership or menus since I've last visited.
 
2013
1.  Community BBQ - Decatur GA
2. Miss Myra's Pit bbq- Vestavia Hills AL (this will be the last review that I do)
3. Lawan's Soul Food Restaurant- Charlotte NC
4. Long Creek Fish Fry- Dallas NC
5. Ballard Bros Seafood and Burgers - Seattle WA
6. Ivar's Mukilteo Landing- Mukilteo WA
7. Harbor City Restaurant- Seattle WA
8. Pikes Place Chowder- Seattle WA
9. Puerto Sagua - Miami FL
10. Tap Tap- Miami FL
11. Le Tub- Hollywood FL
12. Tyler's BBQ- Amarillo TX
13. Mary and Tito's- Albuquerque NM
14. Sophia's Place- Los Ranchos De Albuquerque NM
15. Padilla's Mexican Kitchen - Albuquerque NM
post edited by wanderingjew - 2013/07/19 12:21:27
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/18 15:10:06
Dale - I will totally agree with you on Community BBQ and Miss Myra's.  I have been to both of them and you are right they are not only good food, but roadfood worthy.  I look forward to your Miss Myra's review.
 
I can not comment on the others for I have not been to them, but in saying that I also know you and your penchant for sticking to the original definition of roadfood, and if the others meet your criteria then I know they will be good and should be reviewed.
 
Looking forward to the rest of your list of those that should be reviewed.
Heartbreaksoup
Cheeseburger
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/18 15:17:37
Last month, deep in the comments of That Thread What Got Deleted, I made a reply that went a little like this...
 
What Roadfood.com needs is a "Suggest a Joint" feature.  A button that goes to a form that each person who'd like to see a restaurant here would then fill out with some basic information.  Name of the place, city/state, what kind of food, maybe (appx) when it was opened, URL to some blog/Chopped Onion review of the place, a box to type a couple of sentences, if wished.  Maybe a checkbox for "I would like to write a review of this restaurant if it's approved."
 
Then the mods / site owners can read the form, do a little research, look around the web for other reviews, and decide whether they'd like to have it on the site before anything else is written.  Perhaps the moderators can get a skeleton page together and wait for photos and reviews from users once they have decided that they wish to have the restaurant included?
Heartbreaksoup
Cheeseburger
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/18 15:24:52
That said...
 
Roadfood.com's most surprising omission, to me, is Sprayberry's Barbecue in Newnan GA.  If you go to the original location, they have several copies of the Sterns' syndicated newspaper story about the place, from several different papers, framed on one of the walls.  They raved about it.  I've always been surprised that it did not make it to the site.
 
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/18 16:16:42
Good list, WJ. I have a few myself I want to write up. Now if I only had the time!
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/18 17:42:06
Thanks everyone... Initially I was going to prepare a list going back to 2008 (and I still might) but things change quickly. I remember I was going to do a review of Fried's Family Restaurant in BismarckMandan ND which I visited during my Heartlanding Through the Breadbasket in 2010. They were famous for their Knoephla Soup. Then after decades of same ownership the original sisters sold the place to new owners  so I decided against formally reviewing the place, although I understand Fried's is  still doing exceptionally well however the original owners took the original recipe with them..
Another example I can think of is The Roost in Fishers IN which I visited in 2011 They no longer are open for dinner and therefore no longer offer their dinner menu, however they are part of the Sahm's Restaurant group and in order to re-create the dinner I had you would literally have to visit two different restaurants in two different parts of town because not all the menu items are available at each restaurant.
I decided to tailor my list back to 2011 instead. 
post edited by wanderingjew - 2013/07/18 18:18:48
NMBullRdr
Junior Burger
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/18 18:36:27
I live in New Mexico, agree with your choices and can point you to a couple of more.  But I want to also agree with Tyler's BBQ in Amarillo, TX.  Found this place two years ago before they made Texas Monthly Top 50 BBQ Joints.  Wrote my own review with nice pictures, but sadly, still has not been published. 
Ed Face
Junior Burger
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/18 18:39:22
Wade's Diner in Oswego, N.Y., the omelets are amazing, swell cottage fried potatoes, and thick cinnamon raisin bread that they butter & grill, not toasted. I drive a few times a year, 1 1/2 hrs. each way, well worth it. It's always worth sitting at the counter to watch them prepare the food. Delicious & fun.
Southern Fried
Hamburger
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/19 01:29:07
1. I have never been able to understand why Herrell’s Ice Cream in Northampton, Mass is not on Roadfood. It is better than many of the other ice cream places listed here.

2. Haymarket Pizza in Boston belongs on Roadfood. I once had a job assignment in the building at the site of the Boston tea party on Atlantic Ave. At lunch my friends and I would walk past Quincy Market to get to Haymarket Pizza. It was a favorite lunchtime destination of ours. It is a true hole-in-the-wall with no seating. You have to stand at a table and eat, if you are lucky enough to get one. The pizza is sold by the slice and is inexpensive. It is a true Roadfood experience. I love it!

3.  Huber's Orchard in southern Indiana - once when I was visiting family in Louisville, we went to Huber’s for lunch. But that was years ago. I am sure that The Mayor would know if this is still a good Roadfood destination, but I would think so.

 4. The Bread Wagon in Thomasville, Georgia
I didn’t know that there were any Mennonites that far south in Georgia. But chickenplucker did a nice job of describing it in a thread he started with lots of good photos. He has everything needed for a great Roadfood review. It just need to be added to the database.
http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/The-Bread-Wagon-ThomasvilleGa-m734577.aspx

5. Sherman's Dairy Bar in South Haven, Michigan – since 1916
I once had a job assignment in South Haven. I really enjoyed the planked whitefish and beef pasties in that area. It has been too long ago for me to make any recommendations. I would like to go back there someday. But this area of southwest Michigan has not really been covered in the Roadfood database. Too bad since western Michigan is a good place to visit with the beaches with sand dunes, the tulips in Holland, the blueberries, cherries, etc.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/19 08:37:27
Southern Fried

1. I have never been able to understand why Herrell’s Ice Cream in Northampton, Mass is not on Roadfood. It is better than many of the other ice cream places listed here.

3.  Huber's Orchard in southern Indiana - once when I was visiting family in Louisville, we went to Huber’s for lunch. But that was years ago. I am sure that The Mayor would know if this is still a good Roadfood destination, but I would think so.


 
By all means Huber's is most certainly on Roadfood, I'm alost positive that Herrell's is too.
 
Just out of curiousity, when you wonder why these places aren't on Roadfood, of course you're referring to why a forum member hasn't reviewed it and not the Sterns, yes?
 
As I indicated before I've been to probably a good 60 or 70 restaurants over the last 5 or 6 years and have wondered the same but of course know that The Sterns are only 2 people and can't review everything. I'm convinced that most if not all of these restaurants that I've visited  WOULD be on Roadfood if the Stern's were able to visit every single one of them.


post edited by wanderingjew - 2013/07/19 08:39:16
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/19 08:39:42
And also understanding that it is good business sense for the Sterns to have places listed in the Roadfood books that aren't reviewed here on the site. 
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/19 12:18:23
Here is my 2012 list
 
1. Creole Creamery - New Orleans LA
2. Neal's Cafe- Springdale AR
3.Two Sister's Kitchen- Jackson MS
4. Catfish Hole - Alma AR
5. Nason's Stone House Farms- West Boxford MA
6. Gilbert's Chowder House- Portland ME
7. Hot Suppa- Portland ME
8. Tacos De Juarez- Phoenix AZ
9. Carolinas Mexican Kitchen- Phoenix AZ
10. La Tolteca- Phoenix AZ
11. Piedras Negres De Noche- San Antonio TX
12. La Huasteca - San Antonio TX
13. True BBQ- West Columbia SC
14. Spiced Right BBQ- Roswell GA 
15 Amy's Ice Cream- Austin TX
16. McGeary's Pub- Albany NY
17. Grandma's Restaurant- Albany NY (another place that the "hipsters" love to hate!!)
post edited by wanderingjew - 2013/07/22 12:35:50
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/19 13:04:48
Hey WJ, in the time it took you to start this thread and make these lists, you could have written up a couple of reviews!
 
Seriously, I'm glad you started this thread and will throw in a few names, also, if you don't mind. 
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/19 13:19:50
buffetbuster,
 
I actually went home for lunch and made these lists! they both took about 10 minutes each.
Southern Fried
Hamburger
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/19 15:54:53
wanderingjew

Southern Fried

1. I have never been able to understand why Herrell’s Ice Cream in Northampton, Mass is not on Roadfood. It is better than many of the other ice cream places listed here.

3.  Huber's Orchard in southern Indiana - once when I was visiting family in Louisville, we went to Huber’s for lunch. But that was years ago. I am sure that The Mayor would know if this is still a good Roadfood destination, but I would think so.



By all means Huber's is most certainly on Roadfood, I'm alost positive that Herrell's is too.

Just out of curiousity, when you wonder why these places aren't on Roadfood, of course you're referring to why a forum member hasn't reviewed it and not the Sterns, yes?

As I indicated before I've been to probably a good 60 or 70 restaurants over the last 5 or 6 years and have wondered the same but of course know that The Sterns are only 2 people and can't review everything. I'm convinced that most if not all of these restaurants that I've visited  WOULD be on Roadfood if the Stern's were able to visit every single one of them.


No, I am not just referring to just the reviews by the Sterns. I’ve you click on the “Restaurant” tab at the top of this site and search on Massachusetts, Herrell’s is not there. The same goes for Huber’s in Indiana (I am not talking about the Huber’s in Oregon).

If I look at the Roadfood book that I have at hand (it may be a couple of editions old),  neither Huber’s Orchard or Herrell’s is in it.
 
Wanderingjew, where do you see them on Roadfood that makes you claim they are?
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/19 16:19:43
Southern Fried



No, I am not just referring to just the reviews by the Sterns. I’ve you click on the “Restaurant” tab at the top of this site and search on Massachusetts, Herrell’s is not there. The same goes for Huber’s in Indiana (I am not talking about the Huber’s in Oregon).

If I look at the Roadfood book that I have at hand (it may be a couple of editions old),  neither Huber’s Orchard or Herrell’s is in it.

Wanderingjew, where do you see them on Roadfood that makes you claim they are?


Southern Fried,
 
Huber's was definitely in the most recent edition of the Roadfood book
 
I'm not 100% certain, but I believe Herrell's may have been in the 500 places to Eat book but as I indicated previously I'm not 100% certain.
billyboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/19 16:26:13
WJ and Southern Fried, there is a listing for the now closed Herrell's in Allston, MA in the Submit Content section.  Not sure if there ever was an actual review that had been archived or if someone had started to submit one but never finished (or it was never accepted).  My guess is the info for it may have been put in the system not long after Chris & Amy (ayersian) and Stephen Rushmore Jr. had gone on their New England Ice Cream Tour a number of years ago (2008 or 2009?).  
chickenplucker
Cheeseburger
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/19 17:01:54
There is also a review in the submit content area for Miss Myra's in Birmingham...
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/20 09:47:02
Here is my 2011 List
 
1. Sweety Pies- Skokie IL- (Where is that review, Chi Town Diner?)
2. Jay's Beef- Harwood Heights IL (Ditto)
3. Burt's Pizza- Morton Grove IL (Ditto)
4. Weiner and Still Champion- Evanston IL (Ditto)
5. Milwaukee Brat House- Milwaukee WI
6. The Old Fashioned- Madison WI
7. Kegel's Inn- Milwaukee WI
8. Farmer Brown's Steakhouse- Waterloo NE
9. Ted & Wally's Ice Cream- Omaha NE
10. Risser's Family Restaurant- Womelsdorf PA
11. Gab n Eat- Carnegie PA (Buffetbuster?)
12. Tessaro's- Pittsburgh PA (Ditto)
13. Pamela's- Pittsburgh PA (Ditto)
14. Corner Pub- Springfield IL (the best Horseshoe I've ever had blowing D & J cafe right out of the water )
15. O'Connell's- St Louis MO (TTM? Al?) 
16. Mai Lee- Brentwood MO
--
BTW these lists are just non local- if I were to include local restaurants within a 100 mile radius there would be dozens more...
 
post edited by wanderingjew - 2013/07/22 09:15:40
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/20 15:05:05
Had the pleasure of eating at Hubers. Great fried chicken, and chicken livers. And great company. Surprised at WJs love of the Brat house-but having dined there recently, I would agree.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/20 15:16:51
wanderingjew 

10. Gab n Eat- Carnegie PA (Buffetbuster?)
11. Tessaro's- Pittsburgh PA (Ditto)
12. Pamela's- Pittsburgh PA (Ditto) 
I have reviews for Gab & Eat and Tessaro's written up, haven't sent them in yet.   As for Pamela's, even though this place is Roadfood worthy, someone else will have to pen a review.  I just don't think I love it enough.

Ralph Melton
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/20 15:24:25
I've been intending to write a review of Tessaro's for a few years, but it's been hard for me to find time and energy for writing these days. If someone else feels motivated to write a review of Tessaro's, please don't feel you should wait for me.
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/20 16:37:29
Regarding Sweety Pies in Skokie; it should be noted that the Chicago area is now graced with a triumvirate of outstanding Pie Shops.  Sweety Pies Bakery, Hoosier Mama Pie Company, and most recently, Bang Bang Pie Shop.
 
Perhaps what's called for is an overall article about Chicago's Pie Phenomenon.
 
Buddy
 
Sweety Pies Bakery
8042 Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077
(847 213-0900
http://www.sweetypiesbakery.com/
 
Hoosier Mama Pie Company
1618 W Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 243-4846
http://www.hoosiermamapie.com/
 
Bang Bang Pie Shop
2051 N California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 276-8888
http://www.bangbangpie.com/
 
 
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/20 18:20:48
OK BUDDY THAT DID IT!!!!
 
Now i NEED to get to ChiTown.
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/20 20:16:54
I'm sorry, do you know the password?
 
Buddy
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/21 00:02:17
There's pie around here?
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/21 01:33:48
There used to be, until a certain someone I know ate it all.
 
Buddy
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/21 01:42:41
Agree with all of the above, at least those I have been to... and add FREDDIES Pizza/Deli, Berwyn, IL, a great place for a RF meeting and lunch
rneiner
Hamburger
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/21 07:28:00
How about any place on the Hill in Saint Louis.
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/21 09:25:35
BuddyRoadhouse

There used to be, until a certain someone I know ate it all.

Buddy


BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/21 14:26:56
We need a "smilie" with blueberry pie stains around that big grinning mouth!
 
Buddy
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/21 19:25:51
buffetbuster
 
When did you stop loving Pamela's? Wouldn't that be almost as bad if you stopped loving Primanti's?
 
ann
 
Why are you surprised at the Brat House?- that was one of the best brats I ever had- and I love the fact that I was able to get cheese curds as a side, although admittedly I did enjoy the ones at the Old Fashioned in Madison even more the following day, although I didn't enjoy the brats as much.
trzhotel
Cheeseburger
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/21 20:18:30
I think I have contributed four reviews of places that have been "added" to Roadfood and show up in the map and search results. I keep my own mental "Secret Roadfood" of places that are too good or too special to be on Roadfood. Other people can't have them, they're mine.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/21 20:36:03
Of course there's always Dee's Diner outside of Nelsonville, Ohio. It must be Roadfood as it's right along the road. And the burgers are really, um, burgers. The Swiss steak is a hamburger patty. Oh, and there's a big cross-cut saw on the wall. And as I said, it's right along the road.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/22 07:55:34
mayor al

Agree with all of the above, at least those I have been to... and add FREDDIES Pizza/Deli, Berwyn, IL, a great place for a RF meeting and lunch
Al, if it's the place that ChiTownDiner took Mariton and I to, then we could not agree more.  Everything there was truly outstanding!  Chris & Amy did review it a couple of years ago.

waltpiii
Cheeseburger
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/22 12:24:17
A couple that I would add to the list are:
Jack's in Wyantskill, NY
Ted's fish fry in Watervielt, NY 
 
Some more come to mind
The Chuckwagon in Ellington, CT
Gus & Paul's in Springield MA
The Town Tavern in Averill Park, NY
Kay 's on Burden Lake in Averill Park, NY

 
Walt
post edited by waltpiii - 2013/11/21 13:29:39
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/22 12:37:27
I just added a few places that I completely forgot about in Albany NY.
One thing you won't find on my list are  food carts and food trucks- I'm just not a big fan....
You will find lots of small town cafes, old school taverns and family restaurants - all the places that the hipsters love to hate...
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/23 06:54:01
Dale-my surprise about the Brat House was based on being a brat snob-we make our own-always have. So my thought was-a restaurant in Milwaukee when you can get a brat everywhere? Anyway- ate there recently and it was awesome.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/23 09:28:51
Ann,
 
It seemed every other restaurant in Milwaukee has brats on the menu...What I really liked about The Milwaukee Brat House (besides offering cheese curds as a side) is they serve Usinger Brats, the pretzel  rolls that they use go perfectly with the brats and you can get both grilled onions and kraut, plus the german mustard AND stadium sauce!
 
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/23 09:39:58
My final list is 2010 (I'm only including July of 2010 and forward) since I want to maintain the integrity of this list to restaurants visited within 3 years  or less
 
1. Uncle Don's Spurwink Country Kitchen- Scarborough ME
2. Three Crows Cafe & Coffee House - Delano MN
3. Key's Cafe and Bakery- St Paul MN
4. Kaffe Stuga- Harris MN
5. Bev's Cafe- Red Wing MN
6. TC's Point After- Dewitt IA
7. Riefe's Restaurant- Davenport IA
8. Crouse Cafe- Indianola IA
9. Westport Flea Market- Kansas City MO
10. Murray's Ice Cream- Kansas City MO
11. The Angry Trout- Grand Marais MN
12. Docskside Fish Market- Grand Marais MN
13. Rooster's Cafe- Jones OK 
14. Chez Vachon- Manchester NH
15. Maple Sugar & Vermont Spice- South Royalton VT
16. Frozen Memories- Quechee VT
 
post edited by wanderingjew - 2013/07/23 20:58:44
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/23 18:07:43
Edit- to add Crouse Cafe  in Indianola IA to my 2010 list. I could have sworn that Ayersian did a review of this place which is why I didn't add it (how else would I have known about it?) Well, it appears they didn't do one...so here it is...
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/23 18:37:51
The Wild Onion closed and The Pie Place Cafe took over the space at the Harbor Inn in Grand Marais, MN. The Pie Place used to be out on the highway west of town about a mile. In many ways it is a net improvement in the space but is one less mighty fine restaurant.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/23 20:57:39
Davydd

The Wild Onion closed and The Pie Place Cafe took over the space at the Harbor Inn in Grand Marais, MN. The Pie Place used to be out on the highway west of town about a mile. In many ways it is a net improvement in the space but is one less mighty fine restaurant.

 
Thanks Davydd,
 
That's a real shame about The Wild Onion
I will remove the Wild Onion from my list
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/24 10:30:49
wanderingjew

buffetbuster
When did you stop loving Pamela's? Wouldn't that be almost as bad if you stopped loving Primanti's?
I still like Pamela's just fine, but find myself much more drawn to blue-collar, urban hash houses like Gab N Eat, DeLuca's and the late, great Jo-Jo's.  And I will never stop loving Primanti's!!!  

lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/24 12:11:33
bb
We're having lunch at Primanti's tomorrow!! 
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/24 13:02:40
lleechef-
If you are trying to make me jealous, it worked!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/24 13:14:14
We're meeting my grandson for lunch. He'll probably eat two of those sandwiches. Me, more than likely a pastrami and cheese monster. I never know what lleechef's going to have. Probably something with fries on it.
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/24 19:33:51
Have a great time, Lisa and Michael. I expect to hear about your trip to Pittsburgh....
Extreme Glow
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/07/28 08:18:23
rneiner

How about any place on the Hill in Saint Louis.

 
I would suggest Adriana's or Gioia's as fitting the Roadfood theme.  A Mary's Special from Adriana's sounds really good right now.
 
http://www.adrianasonthehill.com
http://www.gioiasdeli.com
EliseT
Filet Mignon
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/08/02 02:19:14
OK, people, I made a map. A few, like Musso and Franks', have been reviewed.
 
https://www.google.com/ma...b832fbea079f&msa=0
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/08/02 09:57:30
I probably get more "tips" from the Forums than I do from the Reviews.  Here's one that "rocked my world": http://www.breezyheightstavern.com/ .
 
I "discovered" it from a 2003 post by Californyguy who, 7 years later, started a thread on it:  http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/tm.aspx?Breezy-Heights-Tavern-Avella-PA&m=446540&high=breezy+heights&mpage=2 .
 
Thanks to buffetbuster's pics, I just HAD to visit!
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/08/02 10:26:10
EliseT

OK, people, I made a map. A few, like Musso and Franks', have been reviewed.

https://www.google.com/ma...b832fbea079f&msa=0


I'm surprised that your list doesn't include any Teryaki joints.... When I was in  LA back in 2009 I've never seen such a huge concentration of them compared to other west coast cities- - I would say they even outnumbered the burger and taco joints at least 5-1.
I know wheregreggeats has mentioned he's seen a large concentration in Seattle, I was surprised because when I lived in Seattle  they were as few but not that many, when I returned to Seattle in May  I was convinced that Seattle had nothing on LA...
I had been to the Apple Pan, the burger was very ordinary but the banana cream pie was amazing. Zankou Chicken didn't impress me at all.
post edited by wanderingjew - 2013/08/02 10:28:55
EliseT
Filet Mignon
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/08/02 15:12:37
I don't really consider teriyaki Roadfood, I guess. It's usually overly sweet and the one promising place gave me food poisoning.
 
I am shocked Zankou did not change your life. The garlic sauce is like crack for Angelinos.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/08/02 15:43:19
EliseT

I don't really consider teriyaki Roadfood, I guess. It's usually overly sweet and the one promising place gave me food poisoning.

I am shocked Zankou did not change your life. The garlic sauce is like crack for Angelinos.


If the teriyaki joints (the plethora of them that appear to be all over la la land) aren't Roadfood then I don't know what is

I guess I didn't think much of Zankou Chicken because I can get basically the same stuff right here in Rhode Island- I guess it was just "no big whoop" for me....
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/08/02 16:29:37
you can't get Teriyaki in RI? I'll loan you some of ours.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/08/02 16:39:06
1bbqboy

you can't get Teriyaki in RI? I'll loan you some of ours.

Nope..............
EliseT
Filet Mignon
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/08/02 23:41:30
Actually,now that I think about it, Daichan has a very good beef teriyaki
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/08/03 09:24:57
EliseT

Actually,now that I think about it, Daichan has a very good beef teriyaki

 
Daichan was quite good when I visited 4 years ago (perhaps you can do a restaurant review here on Roadfood). From all of my travels around the US it is very obvious that LA has the largest concentration, the most diverse and the best Japanese and Japanese-American style restaurants in the country.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/08/03 14:27:34
BuddyRoadhouse

We need a "smilie" with blueberry pie stains around that big grinning mouth!

Buddy

 

 
It may not be blueberry but I have seen him eat pie and that is pretty close to how it looks.
 
Re:Restaurants that should be on Roadfood but arent. 2013/08/03 15:59:06
The difference being that he doesn't waste time chewing, right?
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