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2006/12/02 16:25:59 (permalink)

Snow Job

The Doctor of BBQ's stand was closed due to the recent ice and snow
storm. The Dr of BBQ is located in the KMart parking lot at 2500 Wabash
Ave. The Dr will reopen as soon as the drive thru is cleared of the snow
and ice, hopefully today.



After the snow and ice storm and last night's low of 6 degrees
I wonder why I thought this was such a great business idea.
The underside of my metal floor got so cold it popped the paint
off of the diamond plate.I've managed to not allow the water
storage tanks to freeze so far but we have 3 more months of
this stuff. But on the other hand I'm much better off than the
guy selling hot dogs at Lowe's because hes standing out in the
20 to 35 MPH winds. Well actually he closed also. Hows that
for looking for a silver lining on a cold cloudy windy winter day.
Jack@DrofBBQ.com
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    mayor al
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/02 17:16:13 (permalink)

    God Bless you, Sir. I do admire your stamina! Here's hoping for a very early Spring in your neighborhood.

    The Mayor
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    Sundancer7
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/02 17:21:29 (permalink)
    One thing that is for sure! That is a great picture. You should have it blown up and framed.

    Paul E. Smith
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    UncleVic
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/02 17:29:02 (permalink)
    Rooster on the roof? Hang in there buddy... Dont let a couple months of crap weather ruin your business... Keep it up!

    PS.. Nice looking stand there!

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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/02 18:22:52 (permalink)
    Is that a rooster, I thought it was a hot dog

    John
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/02 19:01:44 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by UncleVic

    Rooster on the roof?


    Uncle Vic that's a HOT DOG LMAO. Of course it's covered with ice and snow so maybe I'll get customers looking for the Frozen Dog Stand. Today I went to Lowe's and bought a brass hose cap, drilled a hole in it and inserted a valve stem. So now when I fill my water tank all I have to do is use the quick disconnects at the meter and on the trailer end and put my small air compressor line on (my new invention) and blow all the water out of the hose. That way the water in the hose doesn’t freeze. Is there a school for this stuff or what? LOL Not a week goes by that I don't have to find some way to do something I've never done before. Thank you all for the kind words, I've learned a ton from this forum. Don't worry I'm not giving up. But I'm sure as heck getting some on the job training. Maybe tomorrow, I'll post some good pictures of the inside of my trailer, it's pretty cool.
    Jack@DrofBBQ.com
    PS Joe I did sign up to be an insider thanks for your help. You the Man.
    PS PS I wish I could find a good BBQ sandwich or a rib the same size as my hot dog I'd mount that sucker up there in a heartbeat.
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    EdSails
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/02 19:28:07 (permalink)
    Dr......how the heck can someone do a drive thru in a trailer

    PS....how about a closeup of your menu....I bet it's great!
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/02 20:11:13 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by EdSails

    Dr......how the heck can someone do a drive thru in a trailer


    Well Ed I'm 6' 4" and when those little old ladies in small cars don't get close I take it out to their car. But most of the time I can reach them with no problem.
    Heres the Menu although this has been updated and the wording has been changed slightly but this is handy.

    Dr of BBQ Menu
    Northwest Corner of the Kmart Parking Lot

    Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich with your choice of two sides choose Corn on the Cob, Baked Beans, Potato salad, or Cole Slaw. $5.95
    (Just the Sandwich) $4.95

    Smoked Beef Brisket Sandwich with your choice of two sides choose Corn on the Cob, Baked Beans, Potato salad, or Cole Slaw. $5.95
    (Just the Sandwich) $4.95

    Rib Tips Lunch with bread and sauce $5.95 Sides Extra.

    Our Ribs are very tender and meaty.
    Ribs $1.50 per bone…. ½ Slab $7.95…. Full Slab $15.95 Sides Extra.

    Chicago Style (Nathan’s All Beef) Hot Dogs with your choice of two sides choose Corn on the Cob, Baked Beans, Potato salad, or Cole Slaw. $3.00

    (Just the Barker) $2.00
    Add Chilli, Cheese or Sauerkraut for .50 each

    Beer Brats with your choice of two sides, choose Corn on the Cob, Baked Beans, Potato salad, or Cole Slaw. $4.00

    (Just the sandwich) $3.00
    Add Chilli, Cheese or Sauerkraut for .50 each

    Cans of Diet or regular Coke $.75

    We make our own BBQ Sauce and all of our meats are smoked in our Klose Smoker using hickory and wild cherry wood.

    Our Corn on the Cob is cooked in our old Family Secret Recipe of spices and served with a touch of butter and a dash of spice. Our Home Made Baked Beans "are great" but no we won’t share the recipe, sorry.

    Call your order in at 217-836-1101 and then pick it up.
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    ann peeples
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/02 20:20:19 (permalink)
    Excellent menu!!!
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/03 12:05:44 (permalink)
    brrrrrrr.. when I want snow I go to the beach and get it in a cone!
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/03 12:25:55 (permalink)
    RF Insider, Doc???? When?
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/03 13:14:29 (permalink)
    Hello All,
    Good Doctor, I admire you so much.
    I would glady visit your site and order
    a chili dog if you are willing to put up
    with such weather conditions. A Big Roadfood salute
    to you!!!
    Take care and prosper, friend,
    Fieldthistle
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    Dr of BBQ
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/03 20:33:39 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Adjudicator

    RF Insider, Doc???? When?


    Today,just before noon I think. Wasn't paying much attention to the time.
    Jack@DrofBBQ.com
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    BuddyRoadhouse
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/03 23:16:06 (permalink)
    Doc, it just occurs to me, Mrs. Roadhouse and myself will be travelling through your neck of the woods on Thursday, December 21st on our way to Kansas City for the annual family Christmas gathering. Depending on when we manage to pry ourselves out of the house and hit the road we will be in need of either lunch or dinner somewhere along the line. Might as well be with you!

    Barring unforeseen weather emergencies, will you be open? What are your hours? Directions from southbound I-55?

    Perhaps a little horsetrading is in order--a quantity of Roadhouse Bar-B-Que Sauces (all varieties) in exchange for a Pulled Pork Sandwich or two? Maybe a wee spot of Brisket? Not sure what you've got, it's hard to read your menu in that phenomenal photo.

    Anyway, hope you'll be open when we hit Springfield. In any case have a great Holiday Season!

    Buddy

    We make the return trip home on Saturday, the 30th (we try to get home a day before the crazies hit the road). Will you be open then?

    B.
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    UncleVic
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/04 02:05:09 (permalink)
    Ok, guess it is a hot dog.. Actually more like a Chilly Dog...
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/04 10:37:29 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by UncleVic

    Ok, guess it is a hot dog.. Actually more like a Chilly Dog...



    When I first saw the pic, I also thought it was a rooster. Snow made it a very deceiving pic. It is a hot (chilly) dog.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/04 10:48:06 (permalink)
    Doctor

    Excellent trailer.

    Is your Klose Smoker on the trailer?

    Ronnie
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/04 11:26:07 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Sundancer7

    quote:
    Originally posted by UncleVic

    Ok, guess it is a hot dog.. Actually more like a Chilly Dog...



    When I first saw the pic, I also thought it was a rooster. Snow made it a very deceiving pic. It is a hot (chilly) dog.

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN


    Ditto.
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    CajunKing
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/04 15:51:14 (permalink)
    I too thot it was a rooster and he was advertising BBQ chix

    Time to get my eyes checked!

    Doc, looks good and down right reasonable too.
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/04 15:59:06 (permalink)
    Rooster??? What the heck kind of roosters have you all been smokin'?

    Buddy
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/04 16:15:33 (permalink)
    Wow, it just goes to show you that we sometimes forget to take everything into account when getting into business. I salute you Dr. for hanging in there! If your water lines are metal then you can wrap them with electric warming insulating wrap. I used to have it in my old lunch wagon. I had to convert it from PVC to metal as I lived in Colorado and the winters were very hard on PVC. The wrap is available in most large home improvement stores. Hope everything works out well! Just think, only 3 months till spring!

    david O.
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/04 17:10:17 (permalink)
    Those Cones in front of your trailer----I guess you can call them "Snow Cones"
    Also, I see an Arby's sign in the Background. Have you run them out of the business yet?[
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/04 17:13:47 (permalink)
    You should hook up your wagon and haul it out here to AZ. That way you could be open 24/7, 364 days a year. (We'll let you take off Christmas Day)
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/05 22:47:12 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Foodbme

    You should hook up your wagon and haul it out here to AZ. That way you could be open 24/7, 364 days a year. (We'll let you take off Christmas Day)
    I'm with you! I live in Wickenburg and we have some pretty mild weather this year except some really cold nites.David O.
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/06 21:54:16 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by boyardee65

    quote:
    Originally posted by Foodbme

    You should hook up your wagon and haul it out here to AZ. That way you could be open 24/7, 364 days a year. (We'll let you take off Christmas Day)
    I'm with you! I live in Wickenburg and we have some pretty mild weather this year except some really cold nites.David O.


    I third the motion! I'm sure between the three of us we can keep you in business, Doc!
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/09 09:00:31 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by BuddyRoadhouse

    Doc, Mrs. Roadhouse and myself will be travelling through your neck of the woods on Thursday, December 21st on our way to Kansas City for the annual family Christmas gathering. What are the directions from southbound I-55? Perhaps a little horsetrading is in order--a quantity of Roadhouse Bar-B-Que Sauces (all varieties) in exchange for a Pulled Pork Sandwich or two? Maybe a wee spot of Brisket? We make the return trip home on Saturday, the 30th (we try to get home a day before the crazies hit the road). Will you be open then?
    B.

    Buddy,
    Sorry it took me so long to reply to your post but the weather has been keeping me very busy, sometimes in not such a good way. LOL My hours are 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday thru Saturday and yes I'll be open on both days. And I'd love to meet you both. Horse trading sounds great to me I'd love to taste your sauce after reading so many good reports here in the forum. Here are two maps that should allow you to drive straight to my stand. By the way this detour is just a couple of minutes out of your normal route to KC. And is not complicated at all as your continuing on major highways with the normal speed limit of 65. Well we drive 75 or 80 on them but 65 is the un-enforced speed limit. LOL I can’t seem to get the map posted but here is a link that will take you to the Kmart locator and the store parking lot where my stand is located. Note we have two Kmart’s and I’m in the store on WABASH AVE not CLEARLAKE ST . If someone can help with the maps I’d appreciate it
    Thanks
    Jack@DrofBBQ.com
    PS baring some unforeseen circumstance I’ll post some food and interior pictures tonight, but now it’s off to the stand.
    www.kmart.com/storelocator/index.do?btnAction=SubmitW&locno=1
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    BuddyRoadhouse
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/09 13:48:45 (permalink)
    No problem on the delay Doc, we've still got two weeks till we sally forth; I figured you'd get to it sooner or later. The Kmart map worked fine. From the looks of it, my best bet is to take I-55 around the horn and hook up with I-72 west. Take the Hwy. 4 exit north to Wabash and look for the Kmart. Then I just wander the parking lot aimlessly 'til I find your stand. I'll just look for the big yellow box with the frozen hot dog on top. Or is that a rooster?

    Pray for an early departure on the 21st and we'll see you some time that day. If we somehow manage to get delayed, we'll take another shot on the return trip on the 30th. In fact, we may try to do both; pick up something to go on the way home. A little 'Que on New Year's Eve sounds pretty good right about now!

    Happy Holidays and see you real soon,

    Buddy
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/10 16:49:08 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by John A

    Is that a rooster, I thought it was a hot dog

    John

    LMAO.... UncleVic! What on earth?
    That is the funniest thing I have seen here in a long time.
    Maybe it was the cold and misc other items that were clouding your vision.
    Rooster.... ROFL still..........
    Thanks for the laugh today!
    Psst.. I thought it was a rooster the first time I saw it also....
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/10 16:50:45 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by UncleVic

    Ok, guess it is a hot dog.. Actually more like a Chilly Dog...



    Ha ha ha ha...................
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    RE: Snow Job 2006/12/12 14:45:32 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by BuddyRoadhouse

    Rooster??? What the heck kind of roosters have you all been smokin'?

    Buddy


    Shhhhhh We will never tell

    It's one of them "Toledo Window Box" type roosters.

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