DesertDog, The West TN Glee Club and BBQ Appreciation Society
holds it's annual get-together on President's Day Weekend. It met for a couple of years at Hays Smokehouse
in Tennessee, and this year the group traveled to Austin, TX. While it is made up of a lot of Roadfood Members, It is NOT
an officially Sponsored Roadfood activity.
There may well be another "Official" tour within 2007, but that will be for the leadership to determine, usually depending on Jane and Michael Sterns busy agenda.
Meantime there will be several smaller events. One that is listed in this forum deals with Crabs and Crabcakes
in the Baltimore Area some time in the late summer. There have been several of these in past years. Janet and I have been able to attend a couple of them and have enjoyed the company and the food at each one.
I am sure the Hot-dog lovers in NY-NJ and Chicago
will schedule more mini-tours of their communities. These events happen because folks in those areas organize and plan them and carry them off.
The first get-together of Roadfooders I ever attended was in Rancho Cucamonga, CA on Superbowl Sunday in 2004. There were about 20 roadfood members and their friends in attendance. We had a great time meeting our SoCal friends (and our Alaskan friends too). The success of these events are based on the efforts of the local organizers.
My suggestion for staging a 'Meet N Eat'
is to find folks within travel-availability of where you would like to meet, and delvelop a plan for the 'party'. It can be a 'one-meal' party at a restaurant(Like the Crabfests have been
), a several day event with 2 or 3 locations per day(Like Austin TX was
), or (Like Nashville
) a One Day Marathon of 6 locations in a day...with before and after extra socials. There are lots of logistical issues with each type, but they can be resolved and a great time had by all, if you want to do it.
ELISE, I haven't a clue as to the reason for the film crew. I will wait to see a response from someone who asked them.