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2014/05/08 11:52:18 (permalink)

Worst Roadfood Moves Ever


"The lobster roll was delicious! Wish I could have eaten more, but the amount of fries that came with it, as well as the coleslaw, filled me up."

If you guessed the correct priority to be fries, slaw and lobster roll....take me with you for left overs!!! 
 
That may be the best lobster roll photo ever!!!
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/08 12:14:35 (permalink)
    It looks like at least a pound of Lobster, fantastic!
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/08 12:35:26 (permalink)
    The Lobster Roll should always be eaten first. A small amount of Cole slaw and fries could be had along the way. You should never eat to many fries just in case you need to order another Lobster roll. Another reason not to fill up on fries is, you may want to stop for an order of fried clams on the way home...................pnwc
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/08 12:56:08 (permalink)
     
    In my opinion, the worst Roadfood move ever was when Melton's Barbecue moved from its location on the Tar River in Rocky Mount, NC back in 1999.  It moved to a very generic location closer to downtown Rocky Mount, and it was never the same.  The old location had character, and in my opinion, better cue.  The new location looked like a sterile institutional cafeteria.   It lost its character; it lost its flavor; and now it's just lost.  What a shame.  It was a legendary eastern NC BBQ joint.   It had been on the Tar River since 1924. 
     
    I guess one too many floods on the Tar River forced the move, but maybe it would have been better if they just elevated the site a bit during the rebuild, or at least not moved so far from the river.   In any case, that move to the generic sterile building killed them. 
     
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    post edited by Glenn1234 - 2014/05/08 12:59:30
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/08 13:06:58 (permalink)
    Those must be some amazing French fries.
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/08 13:09:00 (permalink)
    Some would say  (and I'm not mentioning who) my overlooking  certain Stern's reviewed Roadfood restaurants and seeking new findsof my own are "bad" Roadfood moves- well look what happened,  over the years a dozen of my finds that I first shared on the forum are now in the newer Roadfood books!
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/08 13:37:56 (permalink)
    We arrived at Schwai's after CTD. I didn't think they could run out of fresh brats at 11:00.
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/08 13:43:17 (permalink)
    JRPfeff-
    He just goes crazy when he crosses the cheddar curtain!
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/08 13:55:18 (permalink)
    He gets Dairy-Air Fever.
     
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/08 15:25:49 (permalink)
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    "The lobster roll was delicious! Wish I could have eaten more, but the amount of fries that came with it, as well as the coleslaw, filled me up."

    If you guessed the correct priority to be fries, slaw and lobster roll....take me with you for left overs!!! 

    That may be the best lobster roll photo ever!!!


    Since it appears it was served cold with mayo, yeah, a bit for take-home is well within logical sense.   My own philosophy would be...I can get Good Fries a lot, I can get GREAT fries sometimes.  I can get good to Great slaw almost anywhere.  I cannot get a Lobster Roll. good,bad or indifferent. often around me..so.........reverse, Captain!
     
    ( and then there was the time at the Samson St Oyster House in Philly where the clams were so go, I asked them to work me out a price for a 2nd plate of them sans fries, slaw and plate frou-frou)
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/08 18:59:57 (permalink)
    I think Big Boy is WJ's inspiration and without him, the Stern's would never have gotten this far...
    post edited by ChiTownDiner - 2014/05/08 19:30:30
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/08 19:02:00 (permalink)
    BuddyRoadhouse

    He gets Dairy-Air Fever.

    Buddy

    Now I recognize the smell at Cedar Valley Cheese...Dairy-Air Fever!
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/08 19:08:38 (permalink)
    Just pray that you never get stuck driving behind a full Dairy-Air spreader.
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/08 19:15:07 (permalink)

    Looks like I interpreted the word "move" differently than everyone else.  Oops.  Thought you literally meant "move". 
     
    Glenn
     
     
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/08 19:57:13 (permalink)
    The worst move is to even make a lobster roll with cold lobster and mayonnaise and stuff. A proper move is to a lobster roll with hot buttered lobster in a buttered and toasted top-split bun.
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/08 21:19:02 (permalink)
    1 - wandering jews endoersment  of pierce.s bbq in williamsburg va
    2 - all the hoopla surrounding the self promoting Chubby's - do you see a woodpile of oak or hickory outside there?
     
    just sayin'
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/08 21:38:55 (permalink)
    valleydoug

    1 - wandering jews endoersment  of pierce.s bbq in williamsburg va
    2 - all the hoopla surrounding the self promoting Chubby's - do you see a woodpile of oak or hickory outside there?

    just sayin'

     
    Wasn't it Jane and Michael Stern who endorsed Pierce's BBQ ?
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/08 22:13:56 (permalink)
    valleydoug

    2 - all the hoopla surrounding the self promoting Chubby's - do you see a woodpile of oak or hickory outside there?

    just sayin'

    Self promotion? I've been around here for a few years and I'm unfamiliar with any self promotion by the proprietor of Chubby's. I've promoted it. Others have. His stuff is good. You ought to try it.
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/08 22:19:43 (permalink)
    Eating at a casino buffet in New Orleans.
     
    Was NOT my choice.
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/09 00:25:08 (permalink)
    valleydoug

    1 - wandering jews endoersment  of pierce.s bbq in williamsburg va
    2 - all the hoopla surrounding the self promoting Chubby's - do you see a woodpile of oak or hickory outside there?

    just sayin'

    FYI
    If wanderingjew endorses an establishment you can rest assured that it's good eats.
    Chubby's is reviewed by the Sterns on page 97 of the 9th edition of Roadfood.
    just sayin'
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/09 02:47:33 (permalink)
    WJ is the E.F. Hutton of Roadfood.  When he recommends, I listen!
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/09 07:21:48 (permalink)
    billyboy

    WJ is the E.F. Hutton of Roadfood.  When he recommends, I listen!

    Ditto
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/09 07:55:27 (permalink)
    It was 1999 and I had picked up my first Jane & Michael Stern book not long before a trip to Raleigh for a hockey game.  My buddy Jim and I decided to drive down to Greenville to visit the East Carolina University bookstore.  Getting out the book, I saw that Skylight Inn BBQ was in nearby Ayden, so we headed there for lunch.  To me it looked like heaven, but my buddy was turned off by the place and it's monomaniacal menu.  This was my introduction to North Carolina BBQ (and Southern BBQ in general) and I was blown away.  Despite my pleadings, my buddy wouldn't try the food.
     
    Not too far down the road, he spotted what he wanted for lunch, so we pulled into a Taco Bell.  Needless to say, our days of going on trips together wouldn't last much longer.
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/09 08:09:10 (permalink)
    You're lucky not to have been hit by lightening...
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/09 09:06:16 (permalink)
    Wow,
     
    Thanks everyone, I'm flattered . I wish Buffetbuster felt that way on his last trip to St Louis . I offered two suggestions and he blew both of them off   Understandably so as he did not want a sit down restaurant just for toasted ravioli and he didn't feel like a St Paul on that trip. 
     
    Regarding Pierce's, and my endorsement, again I don't understand why I'm being singled out, I know buffetbuster and Greymo among others have also endorsed Pierce's. Not only that but it has been in numerous editions of the Roadfood book throughout the years.
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/09 09:25:21 (permalink)
    WJ - You are being overly defensive. We wouldn't pick on you if didn't respect your opinions.
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/09 11:14:17 (permalink)
    Well I have absolutely no respect for WJ's coffee picks. I mean, come on, the guy doesn't like McDonald's coffee, or even Waffle House coffee? Sheesh!
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/09 11:22:59 (permalink)
    Glenn1234

    Looks like I interpreted the word "move" differently than everyone else.  Oops.  Thought you literally meant "move". 

    Glenn




    Misinterpreted or not, your statement on Bob Melton's is 1000% accurate.  I never never felt more let down than the first time we ate at the new location.  On the plus side, it did eventually get me exploring other options.  So my worst move was going back to Bob Meltons two or three more times before I finally gave up.
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/09 11:40:36 (permalink)
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    Glenn1234

    Looks like I interpreted the word "move" differently than everyone else.  Oops.  Thought you literally meant "move". 

    Glenn




    Misinterpreted or not, your statement on Bob Melton's is 1000% accurate.  I never never felt more let down than the first time we ate at the new location.  On the plus side, it did eventually get me exploring other options.  So my worst move was going back to Bob Meltons two or three more times before I finally gave up.


    I remeber visiting Bob Meltons back in 2002. It was my only visit as I had never been to the original location. I had also visited Wilber's and Parker's  for the first time at around the same time . I recall being the least impressed with Bob Melton's.
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    Re:Worst Roadfood Moves Ever 2014/05/09 11:40:39 (permalink)
    ALL definations of "Move" are acceptable...there is no regionally appropriate defination of move! 
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