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tamandmik
Double Cheeseburger
2007/03/14 13:15:29
A while back Wanderingjew compiled a list of establishments that he has visited on Roadfood, the majority of which I had not visited yet. It made me think of this topic: what places that the Sterns have reviewed, that you have not visited, but have a strong desire to do so? My list would include:

1)Doe's Eat Place-Greenville MS
2)Wolf Lodge Inn-Couer D'Alene (drove right past it but did not eat there)
3)Bobcat Bite-Santa Fe NM
4)Halibut's-Portland OR
5)Bakeman's-Seattle WA
6)Ridgewood Barbecue-Bluff City TN
7)Cypress Grill-Jamesville NC
8)Tea Steakhouse-Tea SD
9)Farmer's Inn-Havana ND (great story about this place in "Two For The Road".)
10)Nick Tahou-Rochester NY
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/14 15:03:42
tamandmik-
Interesting topic! And I love a good list. I will have to take some time and come up with the tops for my future hit list.


By the way, I have been fortunate enough to eat at eight of the places on your list and some of my very favorites are there. I hope you can get back to Wolf Lodge Inn. The place was lots of fun and the food terrific. This is a good reminder for me to send in my photos of the place.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/14 15:54:39
Okay, here is my list in no particular order:

1) Red's Eats - Wiscasset, ME
2) Blue Benn Diner - Bennington, VT
3) White Gull Inn - Fish Creek, WI
4) Robin's - Henderson, LA
5) Alcenia's - Memphis, TN
6) Lusco's - Greenwood, MS
7) Doe's Eat Place - Greenville, MS

8) Porubsky's Grocery - Topeka, KS
9) Tacqueria Pico de Gallo - South Tucson, AZ
10) Nevada Dinner House - Elko, NV
post edited by buffetbuster - 2011/03/29 13:10:29
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/14 16:36:53
This looks like a fun game (too bad Michael Stern can't play along):

Swan Oyster Depot, CA
Sally’s Apizza, CT
Varsity, Atlanta, GA
Al’s #1 Italian Beef (or do we want Mr. Beef?), IL
Bon Ton Mini Mart, KY
Snappy Lunch, NC
Camp Washington Chili Parlor, OH
Sam’s New York System, RI
Beacon Drive-In, SC
Kopp’s Frozen Custard, WI
tamandmik
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/14 16:44:57
quote:
Originally posted by buffetbuster

Okay, here is my list in no particular order:

1) Red's Eats - Wiscasset, ME
2) Blue Benn Diner - Bennington, VT
3) McClard's - Hot Springs, AR
4) Robin's - Henderson, LA
5) Alcenia's - Memphis, TN
6) Lusco's - Greenwood, MS
7) Doe's Eat Place - Greenville, MS
8) Porubsky's Grocery - Topeka, KS
9) Tacqueria Pico de Gallo - South Tucson, AZ
10) Nevada Dinner House - Elko, NV


Red's is a great, great first choice. It's right up there with me as one of the best of the best.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/15 19:01:29
Here's my list

1- Stone's- Marshalltown IA out of business prior to visiting
2- Dillard House- Dillard GA
3- Johnny's Cafe- Omaha NE Excellent
4- Buckhorn Exchange- Denver CO Excellent
5- Nick's Kitchen- Huntington IN
6- Louis Basque Corner- Reno NV
7- LC's BBQ- Kansas City, MO Excellent
8- El Siboney- Key West FL
9- O'Steen's Restaurant- St. Augustine FL
10- Farnsworth House- Gettysburg PA
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There's actually 5 more but I plan on visiting these places on my Baseball Trip coming up in May
1- Swan Oyster Depot- San Francisco Good
2- Tadich Grill- San Francisco Phenominal
3- Halibut's- Portland OR Mediocre
4- Dan and Louis Oyster Bar- Portland OR Excellent
5- Daley's Drive In- Seattle WA Good

buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/16 12:03:46
WOW! There really are some great lists here. So much Roadfood, so little time!

tamandmik-
Lobster rolls are one of my favorite foods and I consistently read that the ones at Red's Eats are among the best, if not the best. Right now, I don't have any plans to go to Maine this Summer, but I might have to rethink that.
EdSails
Filet Mignon
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/16 13:58:56
I've been fortunate over the last several years to hit many of the places that would have been originally on this list. Luling City Market is still on it only after driving from CA I got to the front door 20 minutes after closing. I hope to change that in the future.

Modern Apizza - New Haven, CT
Allen & Son - Chapel Hill, NC
Gnaw Bone Food & Fuel - Gnaw Bone, IN
Bon Ton Cafe - New Orleans, LA
Café des Amis - Breaux Bridge, LA
Abbott's Lobster in the Rough - Noank, CT
Carnegie Deli - New York, NY
Half Shell Raw Bar - Key West, FL
City Market - Luling, TX
Dan & Louis Oyster Bar - Portland, OR
Hays Smoke House - Lexington, TN
The Brick Pit - Mobile, AL

buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/16 14:22:49
EdSails-
I feel your pain on just missing Luling City Market by 20 minutes. I can't tell you how many times something similar has happened to me. Now, I am almost fanatical about calling ahead and getting the hours.
EdSails
Filet Mignon
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/16 15:14:53
Buffetbuster,
That was one that was not an easy one. I knew the hours-------but had left Los Angeles the night before on the drive with Alabama the final destination. Traffic coming out of LA, traffic the next morning in El Paso, a stop to look for a breakfast place that turned out to take a lot longer than planned----I was adamant about no chains---all worked against us to make the time run later. Add to that traffic as we drove thru San Antonio, and we pulled up to the door about 20 minutes late. I knew they closed at 6PM----but had hoped that maybe they were a place that was not hard and fast about their hours. Door was locked though with no one inside. I wound up finding a good Texas barbecue place another hour down the road, but Luling is still on my list to try in the future.
BunglingBill
Cheeseburger
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/16 15:30:31
I want to visit Peter Luger Steakhouse someday. I heard that they have really good steaks.
mr chips
Filet Mignon
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/18 16:29:02
Vrtually all of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island places.
Davydd
Sirloin
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/18 17:18:42
quote:
Originally posted by EdSails

I've been fortunate over the last several years to hit many of the places that would have been originally on this list. Luling City Market is still on it only after driving from CA I got to the front door 20 minutes after closing. I hope to change that in the future.

Modern Apizza - New Haven, CT
Allen & Son - Chapel Hill, NC
Gnaw Bone Food & Fuel - Gnaw Bone, IN
Bon Ton Cafe - New Orleans, LA
Café des Amis - Breaux Bridge, LA
Abbott's Lobster in the Rough - Noank, CT
Carnegie Deli - New York, NY
Half Shell Raw Bar - Key West, FL
City Market - Luling, TX
Dan & Louis Oyster Bar - Portland, OR
Hays Smoke House - Lexington, TN
The Brick Pit - Mobile, AL




Ed, You can strike off the Gnaw Bone Food & Fuel. It went out of business in December and the tenderloin went to a golf resort nearby. Since the whole ambience was eating in a gas station, all is lost. The actual tenderloin itself was average compared to the many others in Indiana. If you want to try a tenderloin then I recommend four places as of now--Nick's Kitchen in Huntington, IN, the Red Onion in Sheridan, IN, the St. Olaf Tap in St. Olaf, IA and Jerry's Woodsweather Cafe in Kansas City, MO. They are all unique in their own right and a cut above the others I have visited so far.
Davydd
Sirloin
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/18 17:30:56
My focus is narrow. I'm pursuing breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches. Here is my short list outside of the Twin Cities metro area...

Townhouse Supper Club, Wellsburg, IA
Dairy Sweet, Dunlap, IA
Farmer's Kitchen, Atlantic, IA
Darrell's Place, Hamlin, IA
The Igloo, Peru, IL
Bourbon Street Distillery, Indianapolis, IN
Green Street Pub, Brownsburg, IN
Brickyard Crossing Flag Room, Speedway, IN
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/19 15:44:16
Davydd-
I am sorry to hear about Gnaw Bone Food & Fuel closing its doors. I'm certainly no expert on tenderloins like yourself, but I thought it was a pretty good one. And the convenience store/gas station atmosphere made it even better. Is the Gnaw Bone Sorghum Mill next door still there?
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/19 16:00:02
quote:
Originally posted by mr chips

Vrtually all of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island places.


Come on down!
EdSails
Filet Mignon
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/19 16:25:25
Thanks Davydd,
I will amend my list. Too bad that another one bites the dust....
Davydd
Sirloin
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/19 20:52:32
quote:
Originally posted by buffetbuster

Davydd-
I am sorry to hear about Gnaw Bone Food & Fuel closing its doors. I'm certainly no expert on tenderloins like yourself, but I thought it was a pretty good one. And the convenience store/gas station atmosphere made it even better. Is the Gnaw Bone Sorghum Mill next door still there?

Everything I have read so far is that it was the Food & Fuel that went out of business. Don't know anything about the Sorghum Mill. I don't think they were under the same ownership. I drive a diesel camper van and when I was there last June I needed a fill up and the diesel pump was turned off. That was a hint I guess.
Extreme Glow
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/20 17:29:41
My incomplete plans call for the NE for a lobster roll and Nevada for some Basque cuisine.
doggydaddy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/05/22 06:19:21


I feel lucky and foolish that there are so many places here in Connecticut that I have yet to visit. I have been to many places that made the list, yet there are so many more. My main region of interest is where I live in the tri-state region. I feel that I need to eat as much pizza, belly clams, lobster rolls before I leave this state and move elsewhere. Hot dogs are predominant to such a degree that I have had my fill of them.

If I had my druthers, I would like to visit the many places that are south of the Mason-Dixon line or west of the Mississippi. I am still trying to get my GPS to accept the Roadfood download. I would love to drive and follow the maps as they highlight where to stop.

mark

mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/05/22 19:11:02

Ed Sailes,
You probably saw the post elsewhere that Dennis Hays retired and sold his Smokehouse business in Lexington, TN. Scratch another legend off the "Gotta Go There" list.
lleechef
Sirloin
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/05/22 21:42:12
Anywhere in Tennessee since I've never been there.
UncleVic
Sirloin
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/05/22 22:17:43
Though reviewed by Holly, I want to stop at Hillbilly Hot Dogs in Va. If need be, I'll make it a vacation one year just to check out this place...


mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/05/23 14:46:19
In past years we have done roadtrips following the 'Czech Festivals' from Texas up to the Dakotas during the Summer Months. I think I would like to do that again, but combine it with a list of the great Steak Restaurants in the same area. Archies Waeside in Iowa and the Tea Steak House in South Dakota would lead the list.

Given some thought I am sure I could come up with a dozen or so 'top of the list' types. Johnny's in Omaha, Cattlemen's in OK City... In Kansas City we always go for the BBQ rather than a steak place...but that could be a challenge for us this time. Even Doe's would be on the list although it is a bit off the "Midwest Track". We would even go for other menu's, but Good Steaks are a real draw for us.
improviser
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/05/23 17:41:55
There's not a whole lot of Sterns-reviewed Roadfood places in my neck of the woods, Upstate SC, but there are a few.

I'm giving serious consideration to eating at Charlie's Steakhouse in Greenville tomorrow after I see Charlie Louvin in concert. It's the only Roadfood approved place in Greenville.

I've also never eaten at The Beacon in Spartanburg. I need to rectify that someday.
Rick F.
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/05/23 18:01:05
quote:
Originally posted by lleechef

Anywhere in Tennessee since I've never been there.
Well, darlin', you have a whole bunch of potential tour guides! Maybe we could set up a lleechef tour sometime? I'll be there sometime in June or July; any mail-order requests?

My contribution to the forum:

Johnnie's (Elmwood Park, IL) or Mr. Beef (Chicago) for a combo. But I've never had a lobster roll, and the idea of such a delight, most likely with lemon butter, sounds like a dream come true.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/05/23 18:29:07
quote:
Originally posted by lleechef

Anywhere in Tennessee since I've never been there.


Perrhaps I know of a guide who has been everywhere in Tennessee.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
tamandmik
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/09/18 13:20:08
quote:
Originally posted by buffetbuster

Okay, here is my list in no particular order:

1) Red's Eats - Wiscasset, ME
2) Blue Benn Diner - Bennington, VT
3) White Gull Inn - Fish Creek, WI
4) Robin's - Henderson, LA
5) Alcenia's - Memphis, TN
6) Lusco's - Greenwood, MS
7) Doe's Eat Place - Greenville, MS
8) Porubsky's Grocery - Topeka, KS
9) Tacqueria Pico de Gallo - South Tucson, AZ
10) Nevada Dinner House - Elko, NV

I changed my list to include the White Gull Inn because of my desire to attend a traditional Door County fish boil. I am going to make a point to make it there this summer.


Buffetbuster:

I see you can strike #1 from the list. Evidently, you liked it there as much as I did.
Ivyhouse
Cheeseburger
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/09/18 13:52:49
1. Pepe's Pizzeria - New Haven, CT.

2. Nick Tahou's - Rochester, N.Y.

3. Oyster Bar - NYC, N.Y. <-- is that really roadfood?

4. Papaya King - NYC, N.Y

5. Penn State Univ Creamery - University Park, PA.

6. Tony Luke's - Philadelphia, PA.

7. Florida Avenue Grill - Washington, D.C.

After looking at buffetbuster's report, I need to add Pierogies Plus in McKeesport, PA. to my list!
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/09/18 14:36:15
quote:
Originally posted by Ivyhouse

1. Pepe's Pizzeria - New Haven, CT.

2. Nick Tahou's - Rochester, N.Y.

3. Oyster Bar - NYC, N.Y. <-- is that really roadfood?

4. Papaya King - NYC, N.Y

5. Penn State Univ Creamery - University Park, PA.

6. Tony Luke's - Philadelphia, PA.

7. Florida Avenue Grill - Washington, D.C.

After looking at buffetbuster's report, I need to add Pierogies Plus in McKeesport, PA. to my list!



3. Oyster Bar - NYC, N.Y. <-- is that really roadfood?- It most certainly is!

Just about anything "regional" or "locally unique" is considered "roadfood"
Rusty246
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/09/18 14:38:36
I tried to search the restaurant and didn't find it. "Hot oil" pizza would be tops on my list.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/09/18 20:21:58
quote:
Originally posted by improviser

There's not a whole lot of Sterns-reviewed Roadfood places in my neck of the woods, Upstate SC, but there are a few.

I'm giving serious consideration to eating at Charlie's Steakhouse in Greenville tomorrow after I see Charlie Louvin in concert. It's the only Roadfood approved place in Greenville.

I've also never eaten at The Beacon in Spartanburg. I need to rectify that someday.


improvisor-
Just wondering if you made it to Charlie's Steakhouse or Beacon drive-in, yet. When I used to have Clemson season tickets, every trip to a Clemson football game included these two really good Roadfood spots.

Have you been to Skin Thrasher's in Anderson?
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/09/19 07:10:28
quote:
Originally posted by Ivyhouse

1. Pepe's Pizzeria - New Haven, CT.

2. Nick Tahou's - Rochester, N.Y.

3. Oyster Bar - NYC, N.Y. <-- is that really roadfood?

4. Papaya King - NYC, N.Y

5. Penn State Univ Creamery - University Park, PA.

6. Tony Luke's - Philadelphia, PA.

7. Florida Avenue Grill - Washington, D.C.

After looking at buffetbuster's report, I need to add Pierogies Plus in McKeesport, PA. to my list!



You have some excellent choices. Tony Luke's is among my all-time top 10 and I was blown away by how good the ice cream was on my recent visit to the Penn State Creamery.

I'm glad you liked my report on Pierogies Plus. But, I need to point out it is in McKees Rocks and not McKeesport, which is an understandable mistake. I would hate to see you end up on the opposite side of the city.

Good luck hitting the places on your list!
Nancypalooza
Filet Mignon
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/09/19 09:47:11
improviser, if I can just second buffetbuster's urging about Charlie's Steakhouse a minute. We schedule shopping trips to Greenville so that we can eat at Charlie's. It's wonderful. It's at least as much the atmosphere--these great waitresses who have clearly worked there forever, the couple that runs the place, the run-down-70s-dinner-club decor--but I take that back, the food is better. The steaks are to die for and the salad dressings . . heaven.

That being said we did hit a Henry's Smokehouse location in Simpsonville (rec'd here, but not on the list) before going camping this last time and it was terrific. First time I'd ever seen a smoked boneless skinless chicken breast, and it was moist and delicious.
ces1948
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/09/19 10:44:15
We were in Niagara Falls a couple of years ago, that's the only time in my life I've been in that area. We did get to the Anchor Bar and Grill for some wings and to Anderson's frozen custard in Buffalo but I could kick myself for not getting to Ted's Hot Dogs or getting a Beef on Weck somewhere. Maybe someday.
Ivyhouse
Cheeseburger
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/09/19 10:50:31
Thanks for pointing that out, buffetbuster.

The cabbage rolls and pierogies look delicious -- I think they deserve a special run up to McKees Rock.

Also, the sauerkraut underneath the sausage looks like the 'kraut that I used to enjoy at the Polish Hall in Port Washington, NY, when I was growing up. The ladies in the kitchen sold hot dogs and sauerkraut during functions at the hall. The sauerkraut was simmered for hours with I-wish-I-knew-what ingredients, and was mild and mellow and very flavorful -- we would get side orders of the kraut by itself.
jmckee
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/09/19 11:10:08
quote:
Originally posted by buffetbuster

quote:
Originally posted by Ivyhouse

1. Pepe's Pizzeria - New Haven, CT.

2. Nick Tahou's - Rochester, N.Y.

3. Oyster Bar - NYC, N.Y. <-- is that really roadfood?

4. Papaya King - NYC, N.Y

5. Penn State Univ Creamery - University Park, PA.

6. Tony Luke's - Philadelphia, PA.

7. Florida Avenue Grill - Washington, D.C.

After looking at buffetbuster's report, I need to add Pierogies Plus in McKeesport, PA. to my list!



You have some excellent choices. Tony Luke's is among my all-time top 10 and I was blown away by how good the ice cream was on my recent visit to the Penn State Creamery.

I'm glad you liked my report on Pierogies Plus. But, I need to point out it is in McKees Rocks and not McKeesport, which is an understandable mistake. I would hate to see you end up on the opposite side of the city.

Good luck hitting the places on your list!


I'd like to eat in McKee's Rocks or McKeesport either one. For obvious reasons.
Nancypalooza
Filet Mignon
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/09/19 12:59:49
You would definitely need a t-shirt.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/09/19 13:33:27
Ivyhouse-
It sounds like we have the same taste in food. You got me thinking, so I took another look at the sauerkraut in the photo. Because I always eat their sauerkraut inside a pierogie or on a sandwich, I haven't really paid very close attention to it. Next time, I will get some on the side by itself.
Sheetzaholic
Hamburger
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/09/27 19:33:59
DENNYS' BEER BARREL PUB IN CLARION, PENNSYLVANIA HANDS DOWN. I have been there, but I have not eaten the 50lb burger...yes, 50lbs...anyone up for a challenge???
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/mostread/s_461181.html

cornfed
Cheeseburger
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/09/28 12:53:01
Lexington #1. Never been to the Carolinas.
tamandmik
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/12/26 17:07:01
quote:
Originally posted by tamandmik

A while back Wanderingjew compiled a list of establishments that he has visited on Roadfood, the majority of which I had not visited yet. It made me think of this topic: what places that the Sterns have reviewed, that you have not visited, but have a strong desire to do so? My list would include:

1)Doe's Eat Place-Greenville MS
2)Wolf Lodge Inn-Couer D'Alene (drove right past it but did not eat there)
3)Bobcat Bite-Santa Fe NM
4)Halibut's-Portland OR
5)Bakeman's-Seattle WA
6)Ridgewood Barbecue-Bluff City TN
7)Cypress Grill-Jamesville NC
8)Tea Steakhouse-Tea SD
9)Farmer's Inn-Havana ND (great story about this place in "Two For The Road".)
10)Nick Tahou-Rochester NY


Cross #3 off the list. I hit it last Saturday Night. And, Bobcat Bite made my Roadfood 'Holy Grail'. That was the best single meal I've had in terms of Roadfood establishments. I have a very poor quality photo (taken from my son's Fisher Price camera) that I will upload sometime, but what an experience. Simply outstanding. The entire look/feel, the ambience, the service, the friendly propieters, everything was just perfect. This goes down as my best Roadfood experience of 2007.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/12/26 17:23:55
tamandmik-
Thanks for giving us a report back from Bobcat Bite and I'm glad you love it as much as I do. Considering you have been to a ton of places, to call it your single best Roadfood meal is high praise!

Assuming you also make it to The Buckhorn and The Owl, I am really looking forward to seeing how they compare. Please keep us informed!
tamandmik
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/12/26 17:36:15
quote:
Originally posted by buffetbuster

tamandmik-
Thanks for giving us a report back from Bobcat Bite and I'm glad you love it as much as I do. Considering you have been to a ton of places, to call it your single best Roadfood meal is high praise!

Assuming you also make it to The Buckhorn and The Owl, I am really looking forward to seeing how they compare. Please keep us informed!


In fact, I did not make it to either establishment. They continue to elude me. Going up, we left too late, and coming back, my daughter was spiking a fever and was certainly no mood for a stop in San Antonio. However, I was able to sneak into the Frontier in Albuquerque earlier for a delicious chicken enchilada meal ('Christmas' style).

Since you've been to both the Owl and Bobcat Bite, how do they compare to each other? The reason I ask was I was privy to a conversation between another customer and the proprieter, as I was paying at the cash register. He indicated to the proprieter that his burger was better than the Owl, which was previously the best he had ever had. The woman indicated to him that the Owl is often brought up to her as her most worthy competition, and she said just as many people will tell her the Owl is on equal par, or better, than her offering. She told the patron that it was about a 50/50 split. What's even more amazing was her knowledge of the place, which must speak volumes for the Owl, since it's about 150 miles away from Bobcat Bite.

We had our names on the blackboard outside, and it was about 8 degrees above zero. I kept my mom and the kids in the car down the hill in the parking lot. I was about ready to leave when a man came up to me, put his name on the board and told me "I come regularly from Florida for this meal, you'd better wait it out, usually the list is longer". So after telling my mom what the man had said, we waited the 15 minutes before one of the employees made it down to our car to tell us our table was ready. On the way in, another person (who said he came from Nevada) put his name on the blackboard. It was about then when I realized this was going to be an experience, not just a meal. Amazingly, there were just as many people (I'd say it was tied at 6 tables a piece) that opted for the steak special. One guy was telling the cashier he was going to have the remainder the following morning for breakfast.

This place just rocked. Everyone who posts on here who is traveling down I-25 in Northern NM owes it to themselves to stop off and try it.
matilda
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/12/26 18:40:39
quote:
Originally posted by buffetbuster

quote:
Originally posted by improviser

There's not a whole lot of Sterns-reviewed Roadfood places in my neck of the woods, Upstate SC, but there are a few.

I'm giving serious consideration to eating at Charlie's Steakhouse in Greenville tomorrow after I see Charlie Louvin in concert. It's the only Roadfood approved place in Greenville.

I've also never eaten at The Beacon in Spartanburg. I need to rectify that someday.


improvisor-
Just wondering if you made it to Charlie's Steakhouse or Beacon drive-in, yet. When I used to have Clemson season tickets, every trip to a Clemson football game included these two really good Roadfood spots.

Have you been to Skin Thrasher's in Anderson?


I'm not finding Charlie's in the review listings. How am I missing it? It looks very quaint, though I haven't been there. I never made it the last time I was living in Greenville.

Another place I wanted to go and didn't and people rave over it is The Peddler. And I always wanted to go to the Chophouse.

I did go to the Open Hearth and it was fantastic!! The French Onion Soup was killer. Homemade stock, etc. They do a twist on it by using Parmesiano Reggiano (sp?). Man, that is good. And, they literally have an "open hearth" where you can see them grilling your steak. Really cool place.
stanpnepa
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/12/26 19:22:02
OK, from the book---places that have always seemed amazing to me. I tried to narrow it down to one meal of each (chili, loose-meat, etc) when possible. So, in NO order, the places I'd be off to if the doc says I'm now on the clock.

Keaton's---Statesville, NC
Loveless Cafe---Nashville, TN
Rendezvous---Memphis, TN
Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room---Savannah, GA
Bon Ton Cafe---New Orleans, LA
Bowens Island---Charleston, SC
Mr. Dave's---North Manchester, IN
Maid-Rite---Newton, IA
Cherry Hut---Beulah, MI
Al's Breakfast---Minneapolis, MN
Arthur Bryant's & Stroud's---Kansas City, MO
Camp Washington Chili Parlor---Cincinnati, OH
Kroll's West---Green Bay, WI
Johnny's Cafe---Omaha, NE
Bobcat Bite---Santa Fe, NM
Rancho de Chimayo---Chimayo, NM
Billy's---Elk City, OK
Sonny Bryan's---Dallas, TX
Dan and Louis Oyster Bar---Portland, OR
Duarte's---Pescadero, CA

Davydd
Sirloin
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/12/27 09:14:38
stanpnepa, You have two on your list I need to get to in Mr. Dave's in North Manchester and Al's Breakfast in Minneapolis. Mr. Dave (Clapp) has emailed me and implored me to stop in after my two visits to nearby Nick's Kitchen and Al's Breakfast is right in my area. I may give Cincinnati style chili a try when in Ohio in May. I went to school there for 6 years (62-68) before the town discovered it had something to brag about so never had chili in Cincy.

I have two more Iowa Pork Producers Association breaded pork tenderloin sandwich winners to try.

2005 Dairy Sweet, Dunlap, IA
2004 Suburban Restaurant, Ames, IA

I have too many Hoosier pork tenderloin sandwich recommendations to winnow down yet. I may have the chance to travel in desertdog's steps and try the Arizona pork tenderloin sandwiches he has discovered.

Now that I have exhausted myself on Washington DC pizza I need to get back home and satiate myself on local (Minneapolis/St. Paul).

Pizza Luce
Nea
Punch
Psyco Suzies

Then my curiosity will have to spread to Chicago and New Haven for pizza some day. This is when I wish I were still employed (not really) because these are the places I used to fly to frequently but doubt I would venture to in an RV.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/12/28 15:11:16
matilda-
The Roadfood review for Charlie's Steakhouse was recently archived.

http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23159
matilda
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/12/28 15:13:23
quote:
Originally posted by buffetbuster

matilda-
The Roadfood review for Charlie's Steakhouse was recently archived.

http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23159


Thank you very much!!
Baah Ben
Filet Mignon
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2008/01/01 19:18:55
Every single place "Wandering" and Uncle Vic have been to! Two lucky dudes!
Baah Ben
Filet Mignon
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2008/01/01 19:23:26
Never been to the BBQ place (Ridgewood) in Bluff City, TN. However, I actually sent a stranger there. Spoke to a guy on the phone about a summer rental home in Tennessee and the issue of "Q" came up. I told him what I'd read about the place on this site and the guy and his wife went. He called me back (we never did do business) just to tell me thanks and how incredible the place was.
douginvirginia
Cheeseburger
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2008/01/02 09:13:43
I could list dozens, but I must and WILL get to Pepe's in 2008.
dannybotz
Cheeseburger
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2008/09/23 16:02:24
Central grocery in Nawlins
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2008/12/04 06:31:43
Ted's - Meriden, CT
Louis Lunch - New Haven, CT
Pepe's Pizzeria - New Haven, CT
Big Ed's - Danbury, CT
Blackie's - Cheshire, CT
Katonah Restaurant - Katonah, NY
Walter's - Mammaroneck, NY
Greasy Nick's - New Rochelle, NY
A Salt and Battery - NYC
Barney Greengrass - NYC
Crif's Hot Dogs - NYC
Gray's Papaya - NYC
Grimaldi's - NYC
Katz's - NYC
Nathan's Famous - NYC
Oyster Bar - NYC
Peter Luger's - NYC
Pommes Frites - NYC
Shake Shack - NYC
'Wichcraft - NYC
Harold's New York Deli - Edison, NJ
White House Sub Shop - Atlantic City, NJ
Rutt's Hut - Clifton, NJ
Jimmy Buff's - West Orange, NJ
De Lorenzo Tomato Pies - Trenton, NJ
Camp Washington Chili - Cincinnati, OH
Graeter's - Cincinnati, OH
Zip's Cafe - Cincinnati, OH
The Root Beer Stand - Sharonville, OH
O'Betty's - Athens, OH
Red's Eats - Wiscasset, ME
The Clam Box - Ipswich, MA
Durgin-Park - Boston, MA
Nick's Famous Roast Beef - Beverly, MA

joerogo
Filet Mignon
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2008/12/04 06:46:35
Anyplace in Memphis!
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2008/12/04 07:23:46
MiamiDon-
That is quite a list and you haven't even listed anything out of Eastern Standard Time, yet!

joerogo-
Amen!
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2008/12/04 07:43:11
quote:
Originally posted by buffetbuster

MiamiDon-
That is quite a list and you haven't even listed anything out of Eastern Standard Time, yet!



buffetbuster:

I restricted it to where I am likely to go during the next few years. I am pretty sure to be going to visit family in NYC/Westchester, Cincinnati and Boston, so the places that I listed are all doable. I started out to list places all over the country, but I had to admit, for instance, that I may never go to New Mexico in this lifetime. So, I made it regional, rather than only the best of the best everywhere.
joerogo
Filet Mignon
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2008/12/04 08:18:09
quote:
Originally posted by MiamiDon

quote:
Originally posted by buffetbuster

MiamiDon-
That is quite a list and you haven't even listed anything out of Eastern Standard Time, yet!



buffetbuster:

I restricted it to where I am likely to go during the next few years. I am pretty sure to be going to visit family in NYC/Westchester, Cincinnati and Boston, so the places that I listed are all doable. I started out to list places all over the country, but I had to admit, for instance, that I may never go to New Mexico in this lifetime. So, I made it regional, rather than only the best of the best everywhere.


Hey, you can't dance all around Pennsylvania like that with stopping in.
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2008/12/04 10:21:53
quote:
Originally posted by joerogo


Hey, you can't dance all around Pennsylvania like that with stopping in.


Lessee... I-287/I-87/I-84/I-81, and zip, I'm in Pittston! It's only 235 miles. I thought you were moving to Brooklyn?
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2008/12/04 16:48:25
MiamiDon-
I certainly understand the reasoning behind your list. But someone who loves food as much as you do needs to get to New Mexico (my favorite state for Roadfood) at least once in your life. If nothing else, just to get a Green Chile Cheeseburger from Bobcat Bite.
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