Trippin' Summer 2011

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2011/08/02 22:03:53 (permalink)

Trippin' Summer 2011

Okay Gang
 
Here’s my trip report from the summer of 2011. We visited Gettysburg and Arlington National Cemetery before hitting Huntsville. We took our standard route home with one slight detour.
 
Our first of several memorable meals would come at Roadfoods own chewingthefat’s Chubby’s BBQ.

Chubby's BBQ by Davwud, on Flickr
Tom met up with us there where we enjoyed some of his wares.

Chubby's BBQ platter by Davwud, on Flickr
The sample platter was good. I like my Q smokier but that’s just personal preference. The brisket here really surprised with it’s garlic kick. The baked beans were superb too. Tom doesn't screw things up by over saucing everything. A little to dress it was all it needed.

 
Hunt’s Battlefield Café in Gettysburg provided a really good lunch.

Hunt's Battlefield Cafe by Davwud, on Flickr
The cheesesteak was awesome.

Hunt's Cafe (Gettysburg, Pa) Cheese steak by Davwud, on Flickr
Their famous fries were good but nothing exceptional. Their burger was tasty but a bit over cooked. It was also loaded down with toppings. I think if I went again I’d order it slightly differently and get a much better result.
 
Dinner that night was at the Lincoln Diner.

Lincoln Diner by Davwud, on Flickr
Good solid food with it’s own bakery in the basement. All their deserts are home made.


Lincoln Diner Desert Display by Davwud, on Flickr
The chicken croquettes on the specials board where quite tasty. I don’t know if they were any good since I haven’t had them since I was a kid but they were tasty.


We met a facebook friend who I’d never met in person.

The Quarterdeck by Davwud, on Flickr
She suggested the Quarterdeck in Arlington and it was a huge hit.
We had 2 lbs of large crabs.

2 Doz. Large Crabs by Davwud, on Flickr
We also had a not so good appetizer platter and some fantastic onion rings.
What can I say, the crabs were awesome. We staggered them 1 lb at a time and that worked well.  Lots of Yuengling draft too. Honestly, hot summer night, cold Yuengling on draft and a pile of crabs. Does it get any better??



The next morning before hitting the road Mrs. Sippi wanted breakfast. She just happened to spy an ad for Extra Perks.

Extra Perks by Davwud, on Flickr
Great call.

Corned Beef Hash by Davwud, on Flickr
I’m not that well versed in corned beef hash but this was excellent. The cook really seemed to know his way around a flat top. Great crispiness. Push it to the brink of burning then back off. Great crust.
 
On the way to Huntsville we got hungry. So I knew of a roadfood featured place and we paid a visit

Wright's Dairy Rite by Davwud, on Flickr
Wright's is just a cool place. All the food was good to excellent.

Wright's Dairy Rite (Staunton, Va.) Carolina Burger by Davwud, on Flickr
I really liked the Carolina burger. So named for the condiment combination that would be known as "All the way" in the Carolinas. (or so I'm given to understand)
 
Since we were heading through Chattanooga a stop at Dixie Freeze was a must.

Dixie Freeze (Giant Burger) S. Pittsburg, Tn. by Davwud, on Flickr
My burger was outstanding as usual. The butter bar for desert was amazing though. Kind of a cross between chess and pecan pie in bar form.


Butter Bar by Davwud, on Flickr
All their deserts are made in house by the owners mother. A terrific and talented lady.
 
So after spending a week in Huntsville we headed home. A stop at our normal Skyline Chili in Dayton occurred of course. I had a couple of cheese coneys.

Skyline Chili (Greater Cinci) Chili, cheese coneys by Davwud, on Flickr
Like these here.


The next day breakfast was at the Waffle House. I hadn’t eaten at one since we were dating in the 90’s. I didn’t recall it being all that great but it was close and Mrs. Sippi wanted to go.

Waffle House Chili cheese omelet by Davwud, on Flickr
My chili cheese omelet was quite serviceable. Nothing to make chefs everywhere rethink their careers but sometimes food just has to “Hit the spot.” It did. 


We were less than a half hour away from a place that’s been on my “To do” list for a while.

Maid Rite Drive-In by Davwud, on Flickr
So a detour to Greenville, Oh. we go and visit Maid Rite’s.

Maid Rite (Greenville, Oh) Big Jim Sandwich by Davwud, on Flickr
The loose meat sandwiches were, well, Good. The more stuff on them the better it seemed. The Big Jim was certainly our favourite. The meat itself isn’t overly tasty nor is the bun. They work well together though. There’s an element of sweetness to them that are nicely balanced with the pickle, onion and mustard. Adding cheese and ham (Big Jim) made for a great sandwich. The peanut butter shake and vanilla malted were also very good.  
 
So there you have it. Our Summer vacation in pictures of food.
 
Check back around Thanksgiving for more road food memories.
 
DT

post edited by Davwud - 2011/08/03 12:21:22
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    Davwud
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/08/02 22:08:27 (permalink)
    Here are links to blog postings on
    Chubby's
    http://bit.ly/puGiMP
     
    Quarterdeck
    http://bit.ly/nUnDge
     
    Dixie Freeze
    http://bit.ly/rt0Dpz
     
    As they said on Carson....."More to come"
     
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/08/02 22:12:14 (permalink)
    Glad to hear that you enjoyed the Lincoln Diner, although I have never been there.
     
    Unfortunatelly I won't make it to Gettysburg on my upcoming trip, however if I did make it, the two places I had planned on visiting while there were The Farnsworth House and the Lincoln Diner
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/08/02 22:15:14 (permalink)
    Great report as always.
     
    I like it when I've actually been to some of the places being reported about.
     
    I ate at, and enjoyed Waffle House and Skyline Chili but not the same locations.
     
    I enjoyed your summer vacation.  Thanks!
     
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/08/02 22:15:58 (permalink)
    wanderingjew

    Glad to hear that you enjoyed the Lincoln Diner, although I have never been there.

    Unfortunatelly I won't make it to Gettysburg on my upcoming trip, however if I did make it, the two places I had planned on visiting while there were The Farnsworth House and the Lincoln Diner

    My buddy recommends the Dobbin House.
     
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/08/03 09:44:12 (permalink)
    A Maid-Rite selling beer?  That's a new one on me!
     
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/08/03 09:51:32 (permalink)
    Davwud

    wanderingjew

    Glad to hear that you enjoyed the Lincoln Diner, although I have never been there.

    Unfortunatelly I won't make it to Gettysburg on my upcoming trip, however if I did make it, the two places I had planned on visiting while there were The Farnsworth House and the Lincoln Diner

    My buddy recommends the Dobbin House.

    DT

    I've previously looked at their menu and didn't really find anything regionally distinctive.
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/08/03 09:55:14 (permalink)
    Excellent pictures and description davwud!  You guys covered a lot of ground!
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/08/03 10:13:13 (permalink)
    Nice pictures and tour, davwud!
     
    At first I was surprised to see a Quarterdeck seafood place up there, but it doesn't seem to be related to the Florida Quarterdeck restaurants.
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/08/03 15:25:54 (permalink)
    What a fun trip, with an excellent diversity of food!
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/08/03 17:30:38 (permalink)
    And that only includes the stuff that he ate.  He missed posting pics of my food intake, lol!  We shared a lot of things but at some places I got other things that were all fantastic.
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/08/03 20:01:59 (permalink)
    Mrs Sippi?
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/08/03 21:53:04 (permalink)
    I'm starving now! Whyhave I never heard of a butter bar???
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/08/04 08:40:52 (permalink)
    Delicious looking report Davwud!
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/08/04 08:53:28 (permalink)
    TJ Jackson

    Mrs Sippi?

    My wife. She's from.........Mississippi. She actually posted as Hobbes812
     
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/08/04 08:57:56 (permalink)
    wanderingjew
     
    I've previously looked at their menu and didn't really find anything regionally distinctive.

     
     AUDIO 
     
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/08/19 10:21:33 (permalink)
    Okay food fans.
     
    Here's my post about the legendary Maid-Rite's in Greenville, Ohio.
    http://davwudsfoodcourt.b.../2011/08/gum-wall.html
     
    DT
     
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/08/19 12:21:21 (permalink)
    Looks like the kind of food I like...great report. Thanks,
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/08/24 21:22:40 (permalink)
    That is one KILLER looking cheese steak! I'm not usre I "get" Cincinnati chili. I'll definitely have to try it next time I'm there.
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/08/26 07:34:46 (permalink)
    Okay gang.
     
    This one a lot of you I'm sure have been to and it was probably on here that Wright's Dairy-Rite hit my screen.
    A great step back in time.
     
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/08/26 08:01:53 (permalink)
    ScreamingChicken

    A Maid-Rite selling beer?  That's a new one on me!

    Brad

    This seems to be a local indie. Not part of the Maid-Rite chain in Iowa.
     
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/08/26 08:09:51 (permalink)
    big666dog

    That is one KILLER looking cheese steak! I'm not usre I "get" Cincinnati chili. I'll definitely have to try it next time I'm there.

    The best thing to do to enjoy Cinci chili is not to think of it as chili. It's nothing and I mean NOTHING like "red." I tend to tell people to think of it as the meat sauce component of pastitcio or moussaka. Definately has an eastern Mediterranean bent to it.
     
    Here's a general Cinci chile blog post of mine.
    http://davwudsfoodcourt.b...ome-to-chili-town.html
     
    Blue Ash Chili or Camp Washington are the best bets.
     
    Hope you enjoy it.
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/08/26 11:46:48 (permalink)
    Davwud, great all inclusive report, great pics!!
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/09/17 08:44:49 (permalink)
    Hey Gang
     
    Sorry I haven't been at this as much lately but I've had other thing on my (ahem) plate.
     
    Anyway, here's my blog entry on the Lincoln Diner in Gettysburg.
    http://bit.ly/ps8pTC
     
    Hope you enjoy it.
     
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/09/17 21:14:24 (permalink)
    big666dog

    That is one KILLER looking cheese steak! I'm not usre I "get" Cincinnati chili. I'll definitely have to try it next time I'm there.

     
    Next time you are in the "Nati" let me know and I will endoctrinate you in Cincy style chili.  I think on our last chili crawl we hit 9 or 10 chili parlor's in a day  " />
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/09/29 15:54:14 (permalink)
    I like your eye for shooting food and buildings, they make some nice photos. Your cheesesteak and Wright's burger made me the hungriest, so I guess I'm eating some kind of beef for dinner tonight.
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    Re:Trippin' Summer 2011 2011/11/20 15:01:15 (permalink)
    Okay, I know it's been a while with a blog post from this trip but here's one from Hunt's Cafe in Gettysburg. The cheesesteak really is awesome.
     
    http://davwudsfoodcourt.b...battlefield-fries.html
     
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