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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/03/25 20:35:33 (permalink)
Naw Joe, he just comes in to say hello every now and then. He's friends with Gino, who I work with. Gino from Gino's Shoe Spot? His son.
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/03/26 07:28:54 (permalink)
WHEW!!!  Glad to hear that Jimmy liked what I wrote.  I would not want to have someone who cooks that well be mad at me!
 
Mosca, you definitely outdid yourself with this one.  Having a photo of Jimmy with the trip report in the background is priceless. And JoeRogo, that man looks mighty good for being 75.
 
   

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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/03/26 08:00:40 (permalink)
<<ken, did you know that Kenny Shopsin has a cookbook now? >>

I only found out when I was looking for a link about him to add to my post. It's mentioned in the Wiki article. I'll have to check it out.
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/03/26 12:07:19 (permalink)
bb,

Man, I knew you would love that! It's not often that you get to know that they guy you said good things about got to see them, and that he appreciated it. Of course, if you'd have panned him... I would have given him your cell number and your home address.

He's a great guy, he said he's only cranky on Saturday mornings. I don't know anyone who laughs as much as he does, outside of the kitchen anyhow.
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/03/27 06:43:01 (permalink)
Maybe Buffetbuster and I are long lost cousins?   We both have the "will drive 50 miles out of the way for great chow" gene!
 
Mosca, the photo of "Jimmy standing in front of a photo of Jimmy on a computer screen" is a classic.  It's become my new screensaver!
 
I was at Tony's on a Saturday about six months ago...and the place was packed.  Jimmy was very backed up at the grill (this great food takes time!) and was firing off one-liners repeatedly.  My favorite was...:"If one more person walks in the door, I'm walking out!".  Another..."This is my punishment for being so good"!   
 
Tony's is quite a place!
 
Can't wait to see what everyone thought of the Old Forge "Old Forge" Pizza.   Great report!
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/03/29 20:11:25 (permalink)
During our breakfast, Mosca had raved about a place near where Johnny and I were headed.  I listened of course, but when the magical word, PIE, was used, I knew we must include this in our travels.
 
The name of the place is Village Farmer & Bakery in Delaware Water Gap, PA.

Johnny noticed this sign

on the way in and was intrigued by the hot dog/pie deal.  But considering we just had hot dogs and were on the way to Charlie's Pool Room for mealies, he made the correct decision and passed.
 
As soon as I walked in the door, I was greeted by this overwhelming sight. 

One of the employees was arranging pies by the door, so being a smart***, I asked if if they had any pies today.  Without missing a beat, she replied, "Oh I'm sorry, we are all out!"
 
Because we were going to be driving around for hours, we couldn't buy anything that required refrigeration, which really limited what we could purchase.  With teary-eyes, we passed on such pies as strawberry

and pumpkin cream cheese.

It also meant we had to pass on these fine looking chicken pies, something both Johnny and I enjoy very much.

 
One thing we could enjoy while driving was cookies.  And this place had a huge selection of interesting and unusual cookies. 

We should have coordinated it a little better, because we both bought the same kinds.  But we did agree the clear winner was the cranberry orange oatmeal. 

These cookies were super soft and you could clearly taste the cranberry and the orange.  Delicious!
 
Pie wise, I grabbed a mini strawberry rhubarb

to take home for my mother since that is her favorite.  She didn't go into detail, but she enjoyed it very much.  For myself, a mini shoo fly,

which I didn't end up eating until Monday at lunch.  It was still good, though I'm sure it would have been better a couple of days fresher.  I also grabbed an apple crumb, which was a gift to someone else, so I can't tell you how it was.  Johnny grabbed a peach crumb and a mini shoo fly and we were out the door, excited about the next stop.
 
Village Farmer & Bakery
52 Broad Street
Delaware Water Gap, PA
570-476-9440
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/03/29 21:35:33 (permalink)
The  Little Giant pies get soggy after a day or so. The filling stays good, but the crust gets gooey. As you can attest, there is a very high filling to crust ratio in those babies!

What I love about Village Farmer is that "pie" doesn't imply any limitations whatsoever; if it can be made into a pie, they make it into a pie. If I lived closer to them, I guarantee you I'd be dead, killed by too much pie.
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/03/30 08:00:49 (permalink)
Oh that table . . that's like viking heaven for Buffetbuster!
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/03/30 11:47:07 (permalink)
Our visit last year to Charlie's Pool Room

in Alpha, NJ is one of our all-time great Roadfood experiences.  Not only did we love our hot dogs, here called mealies, the atmosphere and the time spent with the Fencz brothers was memorable and enjoyable.
 
Joe Rogo had warned me about Joe Fencz's memory, but I still doubted he would remember me, since it had been almost a year since my previous visit.  When I walked in, Joe looked at me and asked if I had been here before.  I said yes, he hesistated and then got a big smile on his face and called me by my real name and that I was from Pittsburgh.  Then he called me buffetbuster and I just had to laugh.  He looked at my cousin and asked if he was Johnny from Baltimore.  I don't know how he does it, but Joe actually remembered us.
 
We sat at the big round table and both Johnny and I ordered three mealies each. 

These are medium sized hot dogs, sitting in fresh, steamed buns.  What really makes the mealies something truly special is the Hungarian sauce, which is both slightly sweet and mildly hot.  John Fencz makes all the hot dogs on a skillet and is absolutely meticulous about how the onions and peppers are arranged on the dog.  All mealies look just about identical.  It is clear that there is true dedication behind the making of each hot dog and doing it the right way.  I really like this hand written sign about the hot dog sauce.

 
These hot dogs are positively addictive.  You can't imagine how many times Johnny and I have spoken about the way we have been craving them since our first visit.  I call Johnny fairly frequently about going on trips with me and he usually has to say no because of work.  When I mentioned that I was hoping to stop at CPR on this trip, he made sure he would be along.  We both wolfed our hot dogs down quickly and Johnny promptly ordered two more.  They are that good.  Neither of us are hot dog experts, but these are clearly the best we have ever had.  There is a sign on the wall about someone eating 17 in one sitting

and we both truly think that we could possibly eat more.  I surely would love to try.
BTW, there really is a pool table here,

but I have yet to see it being used.  The attraction here is definitely the hot dogs.
 
I do have one complaint about our visit on this day.  And that is there were other customers.  This limited the amount of time we got to chat with the Fencz brothers and in fact, I barely saw John at all, since he was in the back cooking.  Still, Joe had plenty of good stories and told us about a recent visit by Roadfooder porkbeaks.
 
Johnny and I ended up spending about 45 minutes and I wish it could have been longer.  My buddy Mike is a big hot dog lover and we have talked about possibly spending a weekend this summer eating hot dogs around New Jersey.  And since I know that Joe (Hi Joe!) will undoubtedly be reading this, don't be surprised to see me again in a few months!
 
Charlie's Pool Room sits squarely in my all-time top 10 Roadfood restaurants.
 
Charlie's Pool Room
1122 East Boulevard
Alpha, NJ
908-454-1364 
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/03/30 12:50:51 (permalink)
I can totally see why--'an irreverent little sauce'--and the hand-drawn primitive picture of Brandon Petrillo.  I love it.
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/03/30 13:18:07 (permalink)
Nancy-
One of the really cool things about CPR is simply that it still exists.  This is the type of place that seems to be disappearing nowadays.  A place that only sells hot dogs, from a house in a residential neighborhood?  Talk about having lots of strikes against it.  But the hot dogs are so good, they are doing just fine.  Joe mentioned to me in my previous visit that if not for the internet, they might be out of business.  I'm sure they get lots of local customers, but they told me stories about how far away people come for mealies and I believe it, because I am one of them.  This place has so much unintentional personal charm, you could never create the atmosphere if you tried. 
 
Love live Charlie's Pool Room!!!
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/03/30 14:01:00 (permalink)
Before Johnny and I headed back to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area for a night of Old Forge pizza, we had one more stop to make.  That was Pappy's Orchard and Lisa's Kitchen in Coopersburg, just south of Allentown.  This place was just recently added to Roadfood.
 
Oh man, was this out in the middle of nowhere!  We went down lots of winding two lane roads through farm country before we finally spotted this sign.

We parked in their small lot next to a barn,

where a couple young farmhands were working.  No sign of Pappy or his orchard, but the sign led us into Lisa's Kitchen

where the baked goods were for sale.
 
A woman walked out of the back and greeted us and asked if she could help us with anything.  It turns out this was owner and baker Lisa Urffer,

who I talked into posing in front of the goodies.  Since we were still making up our minds what we wanted to buy, she offered us an opportunity to try the peanut rolls. 

Actually, she gave Johnny two while I was busy taking photos.  I am still shocked he didn't scarf them both down himself!
 
There are lots of jams, jellies, apple butters and the likes for sale, but we were mostly interested in the baked goods.  Beautiful looking shoo fly pies (here listed as Sho-Fly pie and on the brochure as Shofly pie)

and something I have never seen before called funny cake,

which sure looked like a pie to me.  Anyone ever try funny cake?  Anyway, we were once again limited in what we could buy because of the lack of a handy refrigerator.
 
So we focused in on the whoopie pies.  I have always thought of whoopie pies as a Maine thing, but they are apparently quite popular here in Pennsylvania, too.  The banana whoopie pies

looked wonderful and since I love banana desserts, I figured this would be my favorite.  Delicious, but the oatmeal whoopie pies

were even better.  Not overly soft with a slight crunch, the oatmeal cookie part was fantastic.  The inside goo was very light and very sweet.  I did also buy a traditional chocolate whoopie pie,

which was eaten by my secretary, sinced she loved the February photo on the Roadfood calendar so much.
 
Johnny bought much of the same things as I did, except that he grabbed the last bunch of black bottom cupcakes, which I forgot to try or photograph.  They sure did look good, though.  Once I got in my car, I took a photo of my haul

inside my bag.  The big thing in the middle is a Jewish apple cake, which was super moist and reminded us so much of the cakes our grandmother used to make.
 
Once we were back on the road, Johnny couldn't resist digging in.  Here he is eating a whoopie pie

and he somehow managed to get some of it on the windshield.  Way to go Johnny!
 
When we got back to the room, we had little more than a half hour to rest before we were meeting the others for dinner.  Since he had not been feeling well all day, Johnny immediately fell asleep.  I was planning on just leaving him there and I wrote him a note telling him where we were going, so he could meet us later if he felt better.  Just as I was walking out the door, he opened his eyes and said, "How soon are we leaving".  That boy hates to miss a meal!!!
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/03/30 14:16:25 (permalink)
buffetbuster
 I also grabbed an apple crumb, which was a gift to someone else, so I can't tell you how it was.
 
Village Farmer & Bakery
52 Broad Street
Delaware Water Gap, PA
570-476-9440

 
Hey Cliff, Thank you again for the pie.  Margaret and I thought it was excellent.  My Father-in-Law told me it one of the best he ever had.
 
I drive by the Gap almost every week.  Let me know if you need and "Emergency Pie" shipped out to you. 


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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/03/30 14:23:44 (permalink)
Also, excellent discription of CPR.  (Hi Joe, Hi John!!!!)
 
You know I could eat at CPR almost every week if they only were open on Monday's.(Hint, Hint)


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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/03/30 15:21:41 (permalink)
The whoopie pie has had a lot of attention lately: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/18/dining/18whoop.html 

But I like to think some credit goes to one of my other favorite movie critics/culture writers, who also likes to tackle desserts he falls in love with from time to time: http://djmrswhite.livejournal.com/339765.html

Now I really want some Jewish apple cake.  (Is it circumcised?)  /rim shot
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/03/31 11:42:18 (permalink)
We met up with JoeRogo and his lovely wife Margaret outside of Ghigiarelli's

in Old Forge at 6:00PM.  Somehow this place is pronounced Gingerellies, which I never would have guessed.  Joe warned me that outside it may be 2009, but once you pass thought those doors, it was the mid 1950s again.  The decor, the customers and even the waitress only looked like they had been here a long, long time.  I found this rather charming.  There are many Old Forge style pizza places in the matter of a few blocks, but Joe thought this place was the best of them.  In the beginning of a theme for the night, the menu was on this little stand.

Not a large menu, but just about everyone comes here for the pizza.
 
But first, Joe had us try a couple of their more unusual dishes.  Johnny and I had menudo before in Texas, so the tripe

was not a completely new experience.  The taste of this wasn't really too bad, but the texture in my mouth is what I had a hard time dealing with.  We both sampled it, but neither of us will be ordering it again anytime soon.  Joe finished it off easily.  Next was something new to both of us, sofritto

which if I remember correctly, was fried calf hearts.  Chopped into small chunks, it had a beefy flavor, but with a liver-like texture.  This was better than the tripe, but still hardly a favorite.  Joe also happily finished off this dish.  Even though I enjoyed trying different and unusual things, I was now very much looking forward to the pizza.
 
Mosca joined us just about the time that the tray of red pizza arrived.  He sure knows when to show up!  Here he is getting us started.

The tray was composed of 12 long rectangular pieces

and I knew right away that the best ones would be the ends with the extra crust.

The sauce tasted very fresh and slightly sweet and the crispy crust was delicious.  But the big surprise was the onions were still crunchy.  How they do it, I'm not really sure, but it is a wonderful touch.
 
We also tried some of the white pizza, too.

Mosca described this perfectly as "a grilled cheese sandwich with rosemary".  We also liked the crispy bottom crust on this and the top was more doughy.  Good, but the red pizza was better.
 
Deciding, that we should make a night of it, we walked across the street to try another pizza place.
 
Ghigiarelli's
511 S. Main Street
Old Forge, PA
570-457-2652
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/03/31 11:48:31 (permalink)
And they say Southerners eat things that other folks would throw away . . . :)
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/03/31 13:15:47 (permalink)
The pizza place across the street is called Rovello's

At this point, Margaret decided a pizza crawl did not appeal to her, so she said goodbye for now. Like at our previous stop, the menu is on a stand in the middle of the table.
 
Since we just shared a tray of pizza and still had one more stop after this, we decided to not overdo it here and had two slices of red pizza each.

The sauce did not taste as fresh here, but the main reason it took a back seat to Ghig's IMO was that the crust was not as crispy and the pizza itself was doughier.  We did like the mild creamy cheese, which we guessed was Monterrey Jack.  This was not bad pizza at all, but I think all four of us agreed that Ghig's was better.  Mosca also ordered a tray of the white to take home to the misses.
 
We also split an order of the gnocchi.

Johnny really enjoyed this dish, but the rest of us found the pasta too doughy.  The Italian sausage (sorry, the photo didn't turn out) that came with the gnocchi was sliced thin and had a fair amount of heat to it.  But my single favorite thing here at Rovello's was the fantastic meatballs, shown in the photo.   Packed solid, with great flavor, we could have eaten a bunch more of the meatballs.
 
As we headed to the car, I noticed this sign

declaring Old Forge the pizza capital of the world.  As much as I enjoyed the pizza here, I'm not quite ready to make that statement.  But with so many pizza parlors in such a short distance, there is an undeniable pizza culture that has to be respected.  And I would love to come back in the near future and try some of these other places. 
 
Rovello's Cafe
502 S. Main Street
Old Forge, PA
570-457-9843
 
We still had one more food stop to make before we called it a night.....
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/03/31 13:40:51 (permalink)
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And they say Southerners eat things that other folks would throw away . . . :)

 
Hey Nancy,  Italians don't throw nuttin' away
 
 


 
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/03/31 14:15:53 (permalink)
Well the meatballs and the pizza look to die for.  I'd have to defer to you though sir for the tripe and the sofritto, no matter how good they look.
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/04/03 00:55:19 (permalink)
We ordered a tray of Ghigiarelli's Red tonight.  It was outstanding.  I'm taking 3 cuts for lunch on Friday.  As a Catholic boy, eating this kind of pizza on a Friday in Lent can not be defined as a sacrifice!  :)  
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/04/07 11:07:44 (permalink)
Sorry this is taking so long to finish up.  I am having some computer difficulties.
 
Our final destination for the night was another place that JoeRogo reviewed for the website, Ooh Ooh Bird Cafe.  A bar with a lot of character and characters, this was a really fun place with good food.  It was so dark, it made it difficult to get a decent shop of the outside of the building.

But I still had to include this shot because of the snow blowers (I think that is what they are) in the lower right corner.  The owner also apparently does small engine repair work.
 
Continuing with the theme of the night, the menu is the little stand in the middle of the table.

Food wise, they started us off with a salad, which I don't think we ordered.

This was actually a pretty good salad, but I sure didn't drive all the way to NE PA to eat a salad at the Ooh Ooh Bird.  Another item I don't think we ordered but they gave us a bowl of anyway was the taco bait bake. 

The guys generally dismissed this as something for a little league game, but I enjoyed the soft noodles and taco ingredients.  I would definitely get this again as a side.
 
We split an order of the golden, crispy fries

which were delicious.  These were so good, they reminded me of the ones seved at The Original Hot Dog Shop back home.  Cousin Johnny went with the hot wings,

while Mosca enjoyed the butter and garlic wings. 

Both wings were neither underdone (I HATE flabby undercooked wings) or dried out from being overcooked.  Just perfectly crispy.  The huge amount of garlic of Mosca's wings give it the nod as the better of the two, but they were both winners.
 
I went with the chili cheeseburger. 

Unfortunately, after a day full of bouncing from restaurant to restaurant, I had no more room.  I did get it boxed up and had a few bites back at the hotel.  But it wasn't the same as having it warm at the restaurant.  On the way out, I took a photo of the namesake bird.

 
Back outside, we said our goodbyes.  It was great to finally meet Mosca and not just because he is a big Pittsburgh sports fan.  A special thanks to JoeRogo who was a terrific host and tour guide for the day.  It was funny that everywhere we went, Joe was constantly running into people he knew.  He is obviously THE MAN in the NE PA.  Johnny and I are both looking forward to coming back to the area and sharing meals with JoeRogo, Mosca and stanpnepa again!
 
After one of the busiest eating days of our lives, Johnny and I stumbled back to our hotel room for the night.
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/04/07 12:02:36 (permalink)
Sunday morning, Johnny and I slept in until around 8:00, since we weren't in a real hurry on this day.  When we finally got rolling, we drove to a little town north of Scranton called Mayfield and had breakfast at the Mayfield Diner

In the Roadfood review, the author says that the overhead sign is out for repair and it apparently still is.  When we walked in around 9:00AM on a Sunday, there was only one other group eating.  They soon left and we were the only customers during our meal. 

Not a good sign!
 
The place seems to be run by a cute young family.  When she wasn't taking care of us, the mother had the little girl help her wipe down the counter.  We received really good service here.  The menu didn't have anything particularly unusual, so we both ordered omelets.  Johnny had the Farmer's Omelet,

which contained evenly diced pieces of peppers, mushrooms, onions and bacon.  My ham and cheese omelet was fine,

but fairly mundane compared to his.  Both of us gave high marks to the soft, buttery and well seasoned home fries.  But my orange juice and the ketchup both tasted bad.  This is a nice little place, but nothing I would go out of my way for again.
 
Mayfield Diner
417 Main Street
Mayfield, PA
570-876-2781
 
From here, we split up, me back to Pittsburgh and Johnny back to Baltimore.  On his way home, he stopped at Haag's Hotel in Shartlesville.  He told me the food was fine, but the service was unbelievably slow.  He did enjoy the Shoo Fly pie he grabbed for the road.
 
I also had a stop in mind during my trip home.  Being a short distance from University Park, I had to detour to the great Penn State Creamery.

Parking used to be a bit of an issue here, but there is a garage behind the store that is free for 30 minutes, which is much appreciated.  They have plenty of milk

and other dairy products available, but the must eat item here is the world class ice cream.  Here are the available flavors that day.

Lots of flavors I have never tried that I'm sure are delicious, but it is practically impossible to go away from my two favorites, Peachy Paterno (loaded with lots of peaches)

and Bittersweet Mint.

Every bit as good as I remember.
 
Penn State Creamery
Curtin Road & Bigler Road
University Park, PA
814-865-7535 
 
On the way home, I got a call from a buddy saying a group of my friends were getting together at a Buffalo Wild Wings to watch the Penguin's hockey game.  I felt no desire to take pics and the wings were a far cry from what I ate at the Ooh Ooh Bird Cafe the night before. 
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/04/07 13:23:44 (permalink)
Ok, i purposely avoided this thread for a few days so I would be wowed when i came back to it.

I was right......    WOW

Cliff, you must have been in nirvanna at those two pie shops, lots of wonderful choices.

The funny cake is an unique cake/pie made by the area amish PA Dutch.  (sorry)

you pour the chocolate filling into the pie shell and then cover it with the cake like batter.  In baking the chocolate and cake layers invert.
It is delicious, next time yall should try one.

Yummmmm jewish apple cake, when we lived in Cherry Hill, NJ our neighbors gave us the recipe for JAC and it has been one of my favorites ever since.

Peachy Paterno is my favorite when at the creamery, the other would be the cinnamonamonamon, creamy with a bite and crushed red hots...

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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/04/07 13:24:27 (permalink)
Lovely finish.  Did you color-correct the picture of the chili cheeseburger?  Joe's original photo (or the one that was used on the front page, might be one and the same, I can't remember) was the topic of a lot of conversation when it first went up.  I think I would like the Ooh Ooh Bird.
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/04/07 20:28:50 (permalink)
Nancypalooza

Lovely finish.  Did you color-correct the picture of the chili cheeseburger?  Joe's original photo (or the one that was used on the front page, might be one and the same, I can't remember) was the topic of a lot of conversation when it first went up.  I think I would like the Ooh Ooh Bird.


Hey Nancy,  I think Cliff's chili cheeseburger looks just like mine.  I beginning to think that I am the RF whipping post.
 
Nancy, The OOB is such a great place.  If you are ever in the area.........
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/04/07 20:34:01 (permalink)
buffetbuster, That was some eating tour.  It was a pleasure to meet you and Johnny.  It was about time that I met my neighbors also, Mosca and Stanpnepa.  It was great food and great company all day long.
 
About me knowing a lot of people.  Remember what I said, "sometimes I know TOO many people" 
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/04/07 20:59:19 (permalink)
joerogo

I beginning to think that I am the RF whipping post.
 


Think? You mean you still have doubts? We must not be hitting hard enough. 

 
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/04/07 21:19:09 (permalink)
Joe, people just know that they can give you the business, a la Lumpy Rutherford.  ;)  Listen, if I am ever in the area I am making a beeline, I promise.
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Re:Weekend in Northeast PA 2009/04/07 22:05:39 (permalink)
Man bb, every time you add something to this I get the warm and fuzzies all over again. It was great!
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