Miscellaneous Forum Idea

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Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
2009/12/28 14:43:11
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
post edited by Russ Jackson - 2009/12/28 15:14:01
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
Re:Miscellaneous forum idea 2009/12/28 15:07:50
3rd rail
6star
Filet Mignon
Re:Miscellaneous forum idea 2009/12/28 15:32:30
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.)
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Miscellaneous forum idea 2010/01/05 16:36:51
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.
saps
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Miscellaneous forum idea 2010/01/05 16:39:37
It interferes with the core business of hot dog carts.
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Miscellaneous forum idea 2010/01/05 17:32:16
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

Greymo
Filet Mignon
Re:Miscellaneous forum idea 2010/01/05 17:48:33
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.
post edited by Greymo - 2010/01/05 18:00:17
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Miscellaneous forum idea 2010/01/05 18:34:12
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!
Greymo
Filet Mignon
Re:Miscellaneous forum idea 2010/01/05 18:40:28
Stephen,  I am not talking about the off-subject forum.  I am tallking about the Miscellaneous - Food Related


LOL!
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Miscellaneous forum idea 2010/01/05 18:47:47
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?

MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
Re:Miscellaneous forum idea 2010/01/05 19:30:42
No Roadfood content.  Should not be on main page.
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea 2010/01/05 19:47:50
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.
Greymo
Filet Mignon
Re:Miscellaneous forum idea 2010/01/05 21:30:07
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
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Miscellaneous forum idea 2010/01/05 21:47:52
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

1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
Re:Miscellaneous forum idea 2010/01/05 21:51:46
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.
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea 2010/01/05 21:54:09
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.


6star
Filet Mignon
Re:Miscellaneous forum idea 2010/01/05 22:46:46
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.
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Miscellaneous forum idea 2010/01/05 23:02:32
6star

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. 
6star
Filet Mignon
Re:Miscellaneous forum idea 2010/01/05 23:11:50
Thank you, Tony.
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
Re:Miscellaneous forum idea 2010/01/05 23:13:54
Thank you, Tony.
Greymo
Filet Mignon
Re:Miscellaneous forum idea 2010/01/05 23:26:23
Thank you, Tony     And thank you , 6star!
ellen4641
Filet Mignon
Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea 2010/01/06 00:25:45
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....!!
 
 
 

 
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea 2010/01/06 07:45:34
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.
joerogo
Filet Mignon
Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea 2010/01/06 08:03:21
That Tonys not so Bad afterall!

Foodosaurus
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea 2010/01/06 08:07:59

i95 - That rambling wasn't nearly as incoherent  as I thought it would be.... Well said, sir.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Miscellaneous forum idea 2010/01/06 08:32:53
6star

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.


6Star
 
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"
 
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Miscellaneous forum idea 2010/01/06 08:49:04
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
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea 2010/01/06 09:42:40
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?
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea 2010/01/06 10:12:27
Dreadful airline food? It tends to reek havoc with my stomach.
 
Thanks, though, for asking, Tony from Moderator Hollow.
Nancypalooza
Filet Mignon
Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea 2010/01/06 14:27:54
maybe we could package all of this wise goodness into a new special Roadfood Brain Trust forum?
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea 2010/01/06 15:09:24
Foodosaurus

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


Thank you. I think. 
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea 2010/01/06 15:16:36
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.
ChrisOC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea 2010/01/09 13:02:48
What is airline food?
Greymo
Filet Mignon
Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea 2010/01/09 13:21:15
stale peanuts   and broken pretzel sticks
joerogo
Filet Mignon
Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea 2010/01/09 14:22:07
Greymo

stale peanuts   and broken pretzel sticks

And that's in first class!
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea 2010/01/11 13:45:10
joerogo

That Tonys not so Bad afterall!


Wow.
nopEda
Junior Burger
Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea 2010/01/11 16:10:07
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....
David_NYC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea 2010/01/12 05:46:55
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.
nopEda
Junior Burger
Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea 2010/01/12 14:01:14
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.

David_NYC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Miscellaneous Forum Idea 2010/01/12 15:44:28
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'.