Truck Stop To The Stars

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Michael Hoffman
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2009/09/10 01:20:15 (permalink)

Truck Stop To The Stars

This is about the Flying J. It's a truck stop to the stars because I once agreed to have breakfast at the Flying J truck stop at the I-71-U.S. 36 exit with some guy who's now the Governator of California. Some day he, too, might be considered a star.
 
This morning I had a country fried steak, which is a Midwestern and Southern name for chicken fried steak, at the Flying J. The steak is so big that they have to put it on a plate separate from the rest of the breakfast, which included a few over-easy eggs, hash browns and, in my case, biscuits-- with orange blossom honey on the side.
 
It is my hope that one of these days this particular Flying J will hire someone who is capable of properly cooking an egg. Untill then, though, I shall continue patronizing this establishment because the country fried steak and gravy are really good, and they sell terrific highway atlases and fingerless gloves with the U. S. Army logo on them.
post edited by Michael Hoffman - 2009/09/10 09:46:37
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    Niagara
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    Re:Truck Stop To The Stars 2009/09/10 12:14:49 (permalink)
    We stopped art Bosselman's Truck Stop on I-70 in Salina, KS once on a saturday morning for breakfast, and were informed that the biscuit delivery truck hadn't arrived yet, so no biscuits & gravy.

    We left - wondering what kind of a lame-ass truck stop couldn't even make biscuits - and ate elsewhere.
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    Re:Truck Stop To The Stars 2009/09/10 12:33:19 (permalink)
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    gostillerz
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    Re:Truck Stop To The Stars 2009/09/10 14:51:33 (permalink)
    Never liked Flying J except for the cheap brats to go. Unfortunately, my fuel stops were always at one, or God forbid... a Pilot. I'd wait for a Petro or TA to eat. My favorite truckstop is in Albert Lea, MN. Can't remember the name, but the place looked like a giant log cabin.
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    Michael Hoffman
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    Re:Truck Stop To The Stars 2009/09/10 17:16:32 (permalink)
    gostillerz

    Never liked Flying J except for the cheap brats to go. Unfortunately, my fuel stops were always at one, or God forbid... a Pilot. I'd wait for a Petro or TA to eat. My favorite truckstop is in Albert Lea, MN. Can't remember the name, but the place looked like a giant log cabin.

    Ever stop at the Buckhorn at the Bloomsburg exit from I-80 in Pennsylvania?

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    Re:Truck Stop To The Stars 2009/09/10 17:37:15 (permalink)
    I have stopped at that giant truck stop west of Davenport several times.  It is huge and the food was excellent at that time.  That was a year ago.
     
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    Re:Truck Stop To The Stars 2009/09/10 18:10:24 (permalink)
    I really thought that all these chain truck stops had to be quite dreadful places.  I had stopped at ot in Georgia a couple of years ago  and the food that they had on the buffet table  looked so bad that I would not even order off the menu.
     
    However,  this summer I had the occasion to eat breakfast at a Flying J  and  had a stellar meal.  Not only was my meal  outstanding;  the place was spotless.  They did have  buffet  there   (for those who chose that) and the  manager and others were constantly cleaning the area and replacing food..  I was very impressed with the cleanliness of this place.  On the way out, I observed  a man hosing down the sidewalks because of all the low trees .  I now wish that there was a  Flying J's  in our area.
     
    Oh yes,  the shopping area of this restaurant,  unlike that dreadful Cracker Barrel where one is compelled to walk through, is off in another area  and filled with some really neat things.
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    Re:Truck Stop To The Stars 2009/09/11 02:07:59 (permalink)
    I read last week that Pilot has bought out Flying J. That is too bad.
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    Re:Truck Stop To The Stars 2009/09/11 09:54:47 (permalink)
    Paul, I assume that you're talking about Iowa 80, the gi-normous truck stop on I-80 just west of the Quad Cities. I had dinner there recently ( a hot roast beef sandwich w/mashed potatoes and gravy ) and it was simply dreadful, one of the worst restaurant meals that I've ever had. Hopefully they were just having a really bad day when I was there... " />
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    Re:Truck Stop To The Stars 2009/09/11 10:37:03 (permalink)
    MikeS.

    I read last week that Pilot has bought out Flying J. That is too bad.

    You're right. I just checked and found a Wall Street Journal story about it. It is too bad.

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