Saturday April 26 cont.
The bus had only gone a short distance down the road from Southside Market
when it pulled over for an unknown reason. From the row in front of me, ChiTownDiner
makes a suggestion, "Maybe we should all jog to Lockhart!" Unfortunately, I was way too full and lethargic to give him the pummelling he deserved for such an idea!
The first place we stopped at in Lockhart was Smitty's
This place is on the short list of places with the best Roadfood atmosphere. As long as you don't mind smoke. Like CTD's
buddy Rick said, "Now I know what it is like to be a fireman."
Some behind the counter scenes.....
I don't think the guys who work here are used to being such the center of attention.
Look at the soot and smoke on this brick wall!
They had the room upstairs reserved for us.
Excellent assortment of sodas available!
Prime rib and sausage.
Here is Rick showing us how it is done!
Unfortunately, by the time Johnny had placed his order, they were out of the prime rib. But, due to generous donations from Marc Bruno and Bruce & Sue
, we got to sample some. Thanks again!
There are few things Johnny enjoys more than me photographing him while he is eating.
See what I mean?
This is Jay and Mary Jane, from California.
I met them on last year's bus tour and was happy to see they were back. Jay collects t-shirts from all the Roadfood places he visits and I'm sure he has quite the collection! I hope to see you on next year's tour.
More crowd scenes.....
Kerry sure seems to be enjoying his meal.
I don't think ChiTownDiner
stopped smiling the entire day. Michael Stern
had mentioned on the bus that Smitty's
was his favorite of the places we were visiting today and I can see why. http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Writeup.aspx?ReviewID=584&RefID=584
More to come.....
Edited to correct a mistake, noticed by Bruce Bilmes. Thanks Bruce and good eye!