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Russ Jackson
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Miscellaneous Forum Idea - Mon, 12/28/09 2:43 PM
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Seeing as the Miscellaneous Forum is not visible on the main page could it replace the roadfood poll section? Just an idea and wondering what others thought...Russ
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Re:Miscellaneous forum idea - Mon, 12/28/09 3:07 PM
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Re:Miscellaneous forum idea - Mon, 12/28/09 3:32 PM
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I am pretty sure the Miscellaneous Forum was pulled off the main page because of periodic numerous complaints that it covered topics not directly related to Roadfood, and therefore these complainers didn't want to have to be annoyed by even seeing these topics listed.  (Somewhat similar to the periodic numerous complaints, possibly by these same people, about having to see the Restaurant Professionals Forum topics listed on the main page.)

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Re:Miscellaneous forum idea - Tue, 01/5/10 4:36 PM
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6star, not quite. It was also the opinion of management, myself included, that the Misc. section didn't belong on the front page. It detracts from the core "business" of Roadfood.

MikeS.

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Re:Miscellaneous forum idea - Tue, 01/5/10 4:39 PM
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It interferes with the core business of hot dog carts.

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Re:Miscellaneous forum idea - Tue, 01/5/10 5:32 PM
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MikeS.


6star, not quite. It was also the opinion of management, myself included, that the Misc. section didn't belong on the front page. It detracts from the core "business" of Roadfood.

MikeS.

 
Don't you think it is more relevant than the weekly poll question? Plus it stimulates new topics and would keep topic hijacking to a minimum. Instead of topics getting off track they would go to the Miscellaneous section. Just an idea...Russ


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Re:Miscellaneous forum idea - Tue, 01/5/10 5:48 PM
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Miscellaneous - Food Related
Have a food themed Roadfood question or topic that doesn't fit any of the other categories? Post it here!


This sure seems like "the core" of Roadfood to me.........just as much as some of the Front page forums.
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Re:Miscellaneous forum idea - Tue, 01/5/10 6:34 PM
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The home page is the where you create the first impression.  Imagine what a first-time visitor would think if the front page had a bunch of forum posts like:

LOL!

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Re:Miscellaneous forum idea - Tue, 01/5/10 6:40 PM
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Stephen,  I am not talking about the off-subject forum.  I am tallking about the Miscellaneous - Food Related


LOL!

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Re:Miscellaneous forum idea - Tue, 01/5/10 6:47 PM
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Greymo


Stephen,  I am not talking about the off-subject forum.  I am tallking about the Miscellaneous - Food Related


LOL!


Greymo

Are you referring to the forum with all those wonderful relevant Roadfood related topics like

-Name that little tune
-Food Recalls
and my "personal favorite"
-Bay Corn?


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Re:Miscellaneous forum idea - Tue, 01/5/10 7:30 PM
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No Roadfood content.  Should not be on main page.

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Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea - Tue, 01/5/10 7:47 PM
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If I may be so bold...

 

 

...and as the most modest poster on this site, how about a new front page forum entitled

"i95's Thoughts" and where, like Larry King's incoherent ramblings in his old USA Today column,

I begin a new post each day generated by my stream of unconciousness, er...conciousness?

 

I stand at the ready and at your disposal. Thank you.


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Re:Miscellaneous forum idea - Tue, 01/5/10 9:30 PM
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wanderingjew


Greymo


Stephen,  I am not talking about the off-subject forum.  I am tallking about the Miscellaneous - Food Related


LOL!


Greymo

Are you referring to the forum with all those wonderful relevant Roadfood related topics like

-Name that little tune
-Food Recalls
and my "personal favorite"
-Bay Corn?



Well,  I cannot give a good response......................too busy  laughing at something on the front page right now.......................something called   Port-a-Potty

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Re:Miscellaneous forum idea - Tue, 01/5/10 9:47 PM
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Greymo


wanderingjew


Greymo


Stephen,  I am not talking about the off-subject forum.  I am tallking about the Miscellaneous - Food Related


LOL!


Greymo

Are you referring to the forum with all those wonderful relevant Roadfood related topics like

-Name that little tune
-Food Recalls
and my "personal favorite"
-Bay Corn?



Well,  I cannot give a good response......................too busy  laughing at something on the front page right now.......................something called   Port-a-Potty



Now THAT would create a wonderful FIRST IMPRESSION, although I guess the relevancy is that if you eat too much ROADFOOD you might need one sooner rather than later


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Re:Miscellaneous forum idea - Tue, 01/5/10 9:51 PM
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do hot dog vendors have irritable  bowel syndrome?
If this was the case all could be made right, what with the available
port-a-potty.

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Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea - Tue, 01/5/10 9:54 PM
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i95


 

...and as the most modest poster on this site, how about a new front page forum entitled

"i95's Thoughts" and where, like Larry King's incoherent ramblings in his old USA Today column,

I begin a new post each day generated by my stream of unconciousness, er...conciousness?

 

I stand at the ready and at your disposal. Thank you.


 


I think we have the "incoherent rambling" thing pretty well covered.



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Re:Miscellaneous forum idea - Tue, 01/5/10 10:46 PM
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wanderingjew, I started (and continue) posting current Food Recalls because I thought it was a vital and relevant topic for both Restaurant Professionals and Roadfood members who cook and eat to have a ready reference on here for what food products they currently needed to be careful of or avoid completely in order that they, their customers, their families and their friends didn't get sick (and even die).  I felt that in this small way I could make a constant positive contribution to this website, instead of just being the recipient of all the varied information posted here.  
 
It is very possible that this effort was and is a waste of my time, and that Food Recalls are not at all relevant to Roadfood as you mentioned above.  Since there have been some "thank you" postings on the Food Recalls thread (which you can read if you so desire), I have felt that my effort was appreciated, at least by some Roadfood members.  However, if this is not correct, I will be more than happy to delete the entire Food Recall topic and not worry any more about doing my share of contributions. 
 
I am just happy that you, as well as some other Roadfood members, are wealthy enough to be able to constantly travel from coast to coast even in current economic times, so you can post trip reports on hundreds of Roadfood locations.  Even in my most active travel days (when I had, at most, five weeks paid vacation), I always had to try to get the "biggest bang for my buck", camping instead of staying in hotels, driving instead of flying and renting a car, and searching out the best food deals wherever I was.  Over a period of about 40 years, I visited all 50 U.S. states, all provinces of Canada, almost all Mexican states, most of Belize and a small part of Guatemala.  And I enjoyed every minute of it.  I wish you the best in all your travels.

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Re:Miscellaneous forum idea - Tue, 01/5/10 11:02 PM
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wanderingjew, I started (and continue) posting current Food Recalls because I thought it was a vital and relevant topic for both Restaurant Professionals and Roadfood members who cook and eat to have a ready reference on here for what food products they currently needed to be careful of or avoid completely in order that they, their customers, their families and their friends didn't get sick (and even die).  I felt that in this small way I could make a constant positive contribution to this website, instead of just being the recipient of all the varied information posted here.  
 



You have done, and hopefully will continue to do what you set out to do. 

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Re:Miscellaneous forum idea - Tue, 01/5/10 11:11 PM
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Thank you, Tony.

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Re:Miscellaneous forum idea - Tue, 01/5/10 11:13 PM
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Thank you, Tony.

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Re:Miscellaneous forum idea - Tue, 01/5/10 11:26 PM
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Thank you, Tony     And thank you , 6star!

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Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea - Wed, 01/6/10 12:25 AM
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Russ Jackson


Seeing as the Miscellaneous Forum is not visible on the main page could it replace the roadfood poll section? Just an idea and wondering what others thought...Russ

I LOVE the idea, Russ !! 
 
Since there's room for that "Port a Potty" topic to be on the front page , there's gotta be a way to find room for the
MISC. FOOD forum....!!
 
 
 

 

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Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea - Wed, 01/6/10 7:45 AM
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OK. Enough. Noting the overwhelming response for the new "i95's Thoughts" forum, allow me to begin here:
 
 

 

"Speaking of port-a-potties, can we all agree that the 

manufacturers of such incorporate a fold-down table on

the inside of the doors (like that built-in to the back of

airplane seats) so that those of us who simply want to

sit a spell can also enjoy our chili dogs lunch?

 

Oh, and why do they call it Ovaltine? The mug is round.

The jar is round. They should call it round tine."

 
 
Oh, and thanks, Tony.

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Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea - Wed, 01/6/10 8:03 AM
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That Tonys not so Bad afterall!


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Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea - Wed, 01/6/10 8:07 AM
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i95 - That rambling wasn't nearly as incoherent  as I thought it would be.... Well said, sir.

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Re:Miscellaneous forum idea - Wed, 01/6/10 8:32 AM
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wanderingjew, I started (and continue) posting current Food Recalls because I thought it was a vital and relevant topic for both Restaurant Professionals and Roadfood members who cook and eat to have a ready reference on here for what food products they currently needed to be careful of or avoid completely in order that they, their customers, their families and their friends didn't get sick (and even die).  I felt that in this small way I could make a constant positive contribution to this website, instead of just being the recipient of all the varied information posted here.  
 
It is very possible that this effort was and is a waste of my time, and that Food Recalls are not at all relevant to Roadfood as you mentioned above.  Since there have been some "thank you" postings on the Food Recalls thread (which you can read if you so desire), I have felt that my effort was appreciated, at least by some Roadfood members.  However, if this is not correct, I will be more than happy to delete the entire Food Recall topic and not worry any more about doing my share of contributions. 
 
I am just happy that you, as well as some other Roadfood members, are wealthy enough to be able to constantly travel from coast to coast even in current economic times, so you can post trip reports on hundreds of Roadfood locations.  Even in my most active travel days (when I had, at most, five weeks paid vacation), I always had to try to get the "biggest bang for my buck", camping instead of staying in hotels, driving instead of flying and renting a car, and searching out the best food deals wherever I was.  Over a period of about 40 years, I visited all 50 U.S. states, all provinces of Canada, almost all Mexican states, most of Belize and a small part of Guatemala.  And I enjoyed every minute of it.  I wish you the best in all your travels.


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I never said you weren't providing a constant positive contribution because you are, and think that the miscellaneous food forum is fine for your thread. I'm certain that the restaurant professionals would be notified by their suppliers if there were any food recalls, however as far as consumers are concerned, I can understand your thread being a "front page topic" if the website was called "supermarket food" or "grocery store food"  another reason why I think the miscellaneous food forum is fine where it is.
 
As far as ME being wealthy, I can assure you I'm far from it. If my "6 figure a year friends" consider themselves to be "middle class" then that makes me "dirt poor"
 

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Re:Miscellaneous forum idea - Wed, 01/6/10 8:49 AM
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If the Miscellaneous Forum was policed by the Moderator and off topic threads were put into the Miscellaneous - Off Topic & "Lighter Fare" section the problem would be solved. What is Bay Corn? Nice office Tony...Russ

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Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea - Wed, 01/6/10 9:42 AM
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i95
 

 

Oh, and why do they call it Ovaltine? The mug is round.

The jar is round. They should call it round tine."

 
 
Oh, and thanks, Tony.





Do you have any thoughts on airline food that you'd like to share?

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Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea - Wed, 01/6/10 10:12 AM
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Dreadful airline food? It tends to reek havoc with my stomach.
 
Thanks, though, for asking, Tony from Moderator Hollow.

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Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea - Wed, 01/6/10 2:27 PM
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maybe we could package all of this wise goodness into a new special Roadfood Brain Trust forum?

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Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea - Wed, 01/6/10 3:09 PM
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Foodosaurus


i95 - That rambling wasn't nearly as incoherent  as I thought it would be.... 


Thank you. I think. 

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Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea - Wed, 01/6/10 3:16 PM
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Tony Bad


i95
 

 

Oh, and why do they call it Ovaltine? The mug is round.

The jar is round. They should call it round tine."

 

Oh, and thanks, Tony.





Do you have any thoughts on airline food that you'd like to share?

Sharing airline food is akin to terrorist activity.

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Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea - Sat, 01/9/10 1:02 PM
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What is airline food?

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Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea - Sat, 01/9/10 1:21 PM
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stale peanuts   and broken pretzel sticks

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Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea - Sat, 01/9/10 2:22 PM
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Greymo


stale peanuts   and broken pretzel sticks

And that's in first class!

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Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea - Mon, 01/11/10 1:45 PM
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joerogo


That Tonys not so Bad afterall!


Wow.

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Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea - Mon, 01/11/10 4:10 PM
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Hey stricken_detective,
 
In my own quest for blueberry pies I noticed that you had enjoyed some similar frustrations. I went to every sort of convenience store around, and no blueberry pies. Very few fruit pies of any kind, and most places had none at all. Kroger and Publix don't sell them either. Some WalMarts seem to have some tabletalk blueberry pies available some of the time, selling them under the name 'Old Fashion' or something similar. I've seen several "berry" options, and more blackberry than blueberry. At cutipie.com there is a berry that looks like blueberry, but... So have you had any good luck with this? It seems like it should be easy for find a great selection of blueberry snack pies, but noooooooo....

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Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea - Tue, 01/12/10 5:46 AM
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It seems to be a regional thing. Around here, just about every supermarket and convenience store sells blueberry pies, both snack size and full-size. Brands are Table Talk, Frisbe's (made by Table Talk, though I think the box says Olds Baking Co. on it), Entenmann's (a few weeks out of the year), and Tastykake. You can almost always buy a blueberry pie in the faux fresh bakery departments of the supermarkes - comes in frozen from firms like Rich Products Corp. and then baked off in the store.

Actually, if you buy a can of Comstock or Thank You blueberry pie filling and some frozen pie crusts, you get a pretty decent blueberry pie.

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Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea - Tue, 01/12/10 2:01 PM
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David_NYC
It seems to be a regional thing. Around here, just about every supermarket and convenience store sells blueberry pies, both snack size and full-size.

That does make sense. Blueberries are a northern plant so more people would be familiar with them and there would be a greater demand than in GA where I am. I remember we got them at the convenience store down the road in NC.
David_NYC
Brands are Table Talk, Frisbe's (made by Table Talk, though I think the box says Olds Baking Co. on it), Entenmann's (a few weeks out of the year), and Tastykake.

At Tastykake's website they sell them in their "Lemon, Peach & Blueberry Pie Collection". Three of each for $20! That's not counting shipping. Why make such a "collection" to begin with???
David_NYC
You can almost always buy a blueberry pie in the faux fresh bakery departments of the supermarkes - comes in frozen from firms like Rich Products Corp. and then baked off in the store.
Actually, if you buy a can of Comstock or Thank You blueberry pie filling and some frozen pie crusts, you get a pretty decent blueberry pie.

That sounds like the most practical and economical idea, even though I've never bought a pie shell and don't know anything about them. I did buy a can of blueberry pie stuff and poured it over somerthing once though and that turned out great. I just can't remember what I poured it on.


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Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea - Tue, 01/12/10 3:44 PM
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Pillsbury has a good tutorial on frozen pie crusts on their site:
http://www.pillsbury.com/products/pie-crust/refrigerated/Pillsbury-Pet-Ritz-Pie-Crusts.htm
Also, Click on 'Frequently Asked Questions'.