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Michael Stern
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Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 3:16 AM
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Roadfood.com eating tours have become the highlight of our social calendar! Where next? Potential delicious destinations for the Fall, 2010, tour include:

  • Santa Fe and environs (concurrent with the New Mexico State Fair)
  • Memphis and the Mississippi Delta
  • Portland and the Oregon coast
  • Charleston and the Lowcountry

Where would you like to go?

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 6:39 AM
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Charleston and the Lowcountry.  We live here and could suggest some great eating that this web site hasn't reviewed.

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 7:12 AM
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charleston and low country please

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 9:16 AM
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Wow!  Those are four excellent options, not a loser in the bunch.  But Santa Fe would definitely be the first choice, as New Mexico is my #1 state for Roadfood.  The only thing that worries me is how could we work such a small place as the Bobcat Bite into the schedule?
 
Memphis would be my next choice, although it would be bbq heavy.  Not that there is anything wrong with that!

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 9:24 AM
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Michael Stern


Roadfood.com eating tours have become the highlight of our social calendar! Where next? Potential delicious destinations for the Fall, 2010, tour include:

  • Santa Fe and environs (concurrent with the New Mexico State Fair)
  • Memphis and the Mississippi Delta
  • Portland and the Oregon coast
  • Charleston and the Lowcountry
Where would you like to go?

 
Michael, I have been to all four locations extensively and all are great.  It might be easier for most to attend either Mississippi/Memphis or Charleston.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 9:34 AM
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Because it has so many unique foods, I always though St. Louis would be a good candidate for a Roadfood eating tour.  Imagine a weekend of eating toasted ravioli, gooey butter cakes, slingers and St. Paul sandwiches.  Then again, I may be trying to justify another trip to Ted Drewes!

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 9:54 AM
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Because it has so many unique foods, I always though St. Louis would be a good candidate for a Roadfood eating tour.  Imagine a weekend of eating toasted ravioli, gooey butter cakes, slingers and St. Paul sandwiches.  Then again, I may be trying to justify another trip to Ted Drewes!


I second St Louis

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 9:57 AM
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I've always thought the southern coast of Maine, from Portsmouth to Portland, would make a great tour.  Not just lobsters either (though there'd be nothing wrong with that!) - Flo's dogs, The Clam Shack, Two Lights, Maine Diner, Colucci's...

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 10:18 AM
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Are all those places open in the autumn?

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 10:40 AM
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MiamiDon


Are all those places open in the autumn?


You're right, that would probably have to happen before Labor Day, wouldn't it?

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 10:51 AM
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As unconventional as it may sound ... the State of Kansas has a plethora of unique and kitschy dining destinations. We may be windy, flat and aesthetically boring BUT!!! we know what good, honest food is. From kolatches at Two Doors Down in Cuba (a cover story for Nat Geo back in the '80's) to Cozy Inn burgers in Salina to (my mother sat at the same counter back in the '40's!); of course, BBQ in KC and the surrounding area... my personal fave is Guy and Mae's in Williamsburg.
And as much as I hate to rip off GF from FN, the Cafe on the Route in Baxter Springs is amazing. I Haven't been to Bobo's in Topeka or Brint's in Wichita but Grinders in the River Market (here in KC) is worth every minute. I don't want to play favorites to my stomping grounds, but you can find any cuisine for your dining pleasure here in the metro, and never get bored. 
Lawrence boasts a huge population of Earth/Eco friendly destinations. Lindsborg has Scandinavian food at it's finest and I am certain that there are a million little hidden gems across the plains that are just waiting to be found.
I recognize from your past musings that a trip through the Wheat state would be a diversion from you usual trip itineraries. Just thought I'd throw it out there for the heck of it.
 


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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 11:20 AM
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Portland would make it accessible to us west coasters
and kirk, welcome.
KC and area would be interesting too.

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 11:22 AM
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In Addition to the locations already mentioned I would submit-
Kansas City
Milwaukee
Phoenix/Tucson
(Winter travel only)
Denver (Non-Winter travel only !)

Good Food being the highest priority in the selection, but ease of travel and accessability to the whole Roadfood Community merits some consideration as well.

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 2:47 PM
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Good heavens, obviously anywhere Roadfood goes, it's bound to be delicious, but...mmm....Memphis.

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 3:20 PM
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jhawklrk-
Welcome to Roadfood!  You don't have to convince me about the restaurants in Kansas.  Lots of great places to eat and it looks like you have some interesting suggestions for future trips.
 
If you haven't seen it before, make sure you check out this excellent guide on Kansas restaurants.
 
http://www.kansastravel.org/kansasrestaurants.htm

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 3:25 PM
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My vote is for Santa Fe. If I don't get to try one of those gorgeous green chile cheeseburgers from Bobcat Bite, I'm gonna go crazy crazier. 

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 3:30 PM
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Might I suggest the eastern shore of North Carolina.

The Calabash area has several excellent seafood
joints that serve that special Calabash style, lightly
fried.  A few hours to the north will put you in range
of some the legendary eastern North Carolina style
bbq joints, the ones that still do whole hog all night
 over wood coals.

Very few areas provide the choices that ignite such
fierce loyalty and debate....not to mention the stunning
views from the Outer Banks, and the still rural farmlands
of the eastern plains.


just a thought...

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 3:30 PM
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Michael Stern,

Having read the reports of several of the Roadfood.com tours in the past years, am I correct in presuming that the tours are confined to regions within a limited radius of some central starting/ending point (like the pairing of Rochester and Buffalo last fall)?  And that the Tours are not a means for you to discover new restaurants, but for the group to tour establishments known to you together?

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 3:37 PM
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MD-
On the first Roadfood bus tour, we went to Max's Italian Beef, which the Sterns had never visited before.  And in Nashville, that was also their first time to Henpeck Market
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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 3:48 PM
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The trick is to do the tour in a place with some Roadfood restaurants we know are great (so it's not a waste of time for the group) but others yet to be tried, where there is some variety of cuisine (how many people want to sample 7 variations of the same dish in a row?) and -- this is a tricky part -- where there are great eateries that can accommodate a sudden onslaught of 50 or 100 Roadfooders. (I thought we tested the limit of that last one at Prince's Hot Chicken in Nashville; conversely, the BBQ's of Texas weren't the least bit fazed.) And primarily, we want to go somewhere that has some regional specialties that most of us simply can't get at home. The limited radius is important, too, since I think most people who participate would rather spend their time eating and socializing than riding on a bus.
 
MiamiDon


Michael Stern,

Having read the reports of several of the Roadfood.com tours in the past years, am I correct in presuming that the tours are confined to regions within a limited radius of some central starting/ending point (like the pairing of Rochester and Buffalo last fall)?  And that the Tours are not a means for you to discover new restaurants, but for the group to tour establishments known to you together?



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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 4:04 PM
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I'd selfishly suggest Chicago, but since you've already been here, let me steer you towards our good friends to the north.  A tour of southeastern Wisconsin, including Kenosha, Racine, and Milwaukee would fit your requirements on all counts.  Kringles, frozen custard, fish fries, and a bunch of great burger drive-ins could make for a fine tour.

Plus, SE Wisconsin in the fall?  Are we talkin' beautiful foliage or what?

And if you get there early enough in the season, maybe buffetbuster could finally experience The Nite Owl...

Buddy

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 4:49 PM
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Michael Stern

 
...where there are great eateries that can accommodate a sudden onslaught of 50 or 100 Roadfooders...


 

Say no more:

 


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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 4:50 PM
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For us guys with a short attention span, could someone list the places already visited in past tours.

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 5:13 PM
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Santa Fe would be my first choice, followed by Charleston.  The only concern about Santa Fe would be the timing with the state fair and how this might impact flight and hotel availability.

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 5:28 PM
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Because it has so many unique foods, I always though St. Louis would be a good candidate for a Roadfood eating tour.  Imagine a weekend of eating toasted ravioli, gooey butter cakes, slingers and St. Paul sandwiches.  Then again, I may be trying to justify another trip to Ted Drewes!

 
I've heard a lot about the pizza in St. Louis. 


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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 5:49 PM
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Memphis---centrally located and LOTS of good food---not to mention the BLUES!!!!

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 6:29 PM
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I vote for Portland and the Oregon coast.

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 8:31 PM
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Clarifications:  Santa Fe & Albuquerque are about 60 miles apart.  NM State Fair is in Albuquerque Sept. 10-26 (closed Mon. & Tues. this year).  Santa Fe's annual Fiesta kicks off Thursday night Sept. 9 with the burning of Zozobra (he's kind of like Burning Man, but has been around longer), then runs through that weekend.  The State Fair affects at least the price if not the availability of Albuquerque accommodations but not particularly Santa Fe (I think that people who are coming in for the fair want to be in Albuquerque).

One of the fun State Fair eating experiences is a hole-in-the-wall concession operated by a consortium of churches that features around 20 flavors of pie made by volunteers.  Also on the subject of pie, Sat. Sept. 11 should be the annual Pie Festival in Pie Town, NM (several hours south & west of Albuquerque).

Would love to see an eating tour in north-central NM or at least someplace that you can fly to non-stop from Albuquerque.  I will say that a tour here would be of less interest for people who don't like spicy food (it's not that you can't get New Mexican food done bland, but I just don't see why on a Roadfood tour, for which authenticity is a major point).

RockyF in Santa Fe

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Thu, 04/15/10 9:43 PM
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RockyF


Clarifications:  Santa Fe & Albuquerque are about 60 miles apart.  NM State Fair is in Albuquerque Sept. 10-26 (closed Mon. & Tues. this year).  Santa Fe's annual Fiesta kicks off Thursday night Sept. 9 with the burning of Zozobra (he's kind of like Burning Man, but has been around longer), then runs through that weekend.  The State Fair affects at least the price if not the availability of Albuquerque accommodations but not particularly Santa Fe (I think that people who are coming in for the fair want to be in Albuquerque).

One of the fun State Fair eating experiences is a hole-in-the-wall concession operated by a consortium of churches that features around 20 flavors of pie made by volunteers.  Also on the subject of pie, Sat. Sept. 11 should be the annual Pie Festival in Pie Town, NM (several hours south & west of Albuquerque).

Would love to see an eating tour in north-central NM or at least someplace that you can fly to non-stop from Albuquerque.  I will say that a tour here would be of less interest for people who don't like spicy food (it's not that you can't get New Mexican food done bland, but I just don't see why on a Roadfood tour, for which authenticity is a major point).

RockyF in Santa Fe

Another option in NM would be to coordinate the trip with the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! It's in October, 2nd thru the 10th. http://www.balloonfiesta.com/
The decision to go would need to be made fairly soon because the Fiesta draws big crowds and would need to book rooms early. It would be a great combination of Hot Air Balloons, Beer, Beans and Burrito's Could visit places in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe!
They have a group tour hospitality package as well:
 http://www.balloonfiesta.com/html/group-tour-hospitality-package.html
The Sandia Resort is on the North side of ABQ and would put us closer to Santa Fe and the Balloon Fiest.as well.
http://www.sandiacasino.com/pages/hotel.html
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Re:Where should we eat next? - Fri, 04/16/10 8:21 AM
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RockyF


Clarifications:  Santa Fe & Albuquerque are about 60 miles apart.  NM State Fair is in Albuquerque Sept. 10-26 (closed Mon. & Tues. this year).  Santa Fe's annual Fiesta kicks off Thursday night Sept. 9....
A tour here would be of less interest for people who don't like spicy food (it's not that you can't get New Mexican food done bland, but I just don't see why on a Roadfood tour, for which authenticity is a major point).

RockyF in Santa Fe

Thanks for the info, Rocky.  I like spicy food and I have wanted to visit Santa Fe, so it sounds perfect.

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Fri, 04/16/10 8:45 AM
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RockyF

One of the fun State Fair eating experiences is a hole-in-the-wall concession operated by a consortium of churches that features around 20 flavors of pie made by volunteers.  Also on the subject of pie, Sat. Sept. 11 should be the annual Pie Festival in Pie Town, NM (several hours south & west of Albuquerque). 
Now THAT is some useful information!  Thanks!


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Re:Where should we eat next? - Fri, 04/16/10 9:24 AM
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I thought about the choices a bit, and come back with my top pick--

KANSAS CITY

BBQ, K C STRIP STEAKS, and PAN-FRIED CHICKEN...Three of the 4 basic food groups !!

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Fri, 04/16/10 10:12 AM
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Al, what's the fourth?

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Fri, 04/16/10 10:44 AM
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(gonna guess seafood)

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Fri, 04/16/10 10:52 AM
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Stephen Rushmore Jr.


Al, what's the fourth?



BBQ is divided into pork and beef

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Fri, 04/16/10 11:14 AM
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Having been to Santa Fe, I have to say it is one of the most expensive cities across this country.  The accomodations and some of the good restaurants  are very pricey.  In addition, many people (including me) had a sudden case of altitude sickness when you first get there.  Initially, you don't know what it is, but a list of symptoms soon confirm the diagnosis.  Not fun for a day or two, and makes breathing difficult.  So... for a short duration, I wouldn't recommend Santa Fe.  It sure is pretty and interesting though. 

Albuquerque is less expensive.... but during festival times in Santa Fe.... be prepared to pay beaucoup bucks.


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Re:Where should we eat next? - Fri, 04/16/10 11:16 AM
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Beer?

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Fri, 04/16/10 11:23 AM
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Thanks, but I'll wait until lunch.
MiamiDon


Beer?



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Re:Where should we eat next? - Fri, 04/16/10 11:51 AM
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 I considered BOURBON to be my entry for the 'fourth food group', but then decided it was my regional Bias showing thru. I think I would time the gathering to allow the golden Sweet Corn to be my menu completer at a K C meeting.

I agree with sleepy- Santa Fe has a lot of good things, but limited-access and higher costs would keep me away I think.

TJ- If Seafood could be "Catfish" then I think KC could qualify...but the only Oysters in that area don't come from the SEA !!

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Fri, 04/16/10 12:15 PM
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I think that Baltimore would be a great  place to go for a  Roadfood. tour.  Everything is very close so that you can spend more time eating!
 
You would have Lexington Market to  explore     with some outstanding food,,,,,,,,,great place for  crab cakes  and coddies and  Baltimore's Berger cookies  among other delicious foods. Baltimore has  pit beef  sandwiches  which are delicious.   You  could   do  a wonderful  crab cracking  feast at a couple of real good places.  G and M's  is  a very short drive  away  for a  sit down crab cake dinner.
 
Vacarro's  Italian Pastry  Shop in Little Italy is a   dessert lover's dream  with  wonderful Italian pastries, ices, and  great sundaes.  A stroll through the downtown farmer's market is a great trip.................all kinds of wonderful food here, plus lots of fun to see.  (This is on Sundays.)

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Fri, 04/16/10 5:20 PM
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I have always considered New York to have the best restaurants. I used to live in the Southwest and enjoyed many fine meals in New Mexico. However, my vote is for Charleston---the Southern hospitality can't be beat!

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Fri, 04/16/10 5:40 PM
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mayor al


I thought about the choices a bit, and come back with my top pick--

KANSAS CITY

BBQ, K C STRIP STEAKS, and PAN-FRIED CHICKEN...Three of the 4 basic food groups !!
 
there  are vegetables in kc. mashed potatoes AND french fries. 
But of course, the real 4th food group is Gravy, which is a KC specialty
Brown gravy, red gravy, redeye gravy, white gravy, au jus gravy.
Gravytown!


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Re:Where should we eat next? - Fri, 04/16/10 10:23 PM
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I really think that a place like Pittsburgh would be pretty good. Plenty of great places to eat of a pretty good variety and a spot like the strip to spend some time walking around.

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Sat, 04/17/10 1:15 PM
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For next January:

THE HUNGRY MUSE—An Exploration of Food in Literature—

The 29th annual Key West Literary Seminar
January 6 - 16, 2011
The speaker's list includes Diana Abu-Jaber, Ruth Reichl,  Mark Kurlansky, Madhur Jaffrey, Jonathan Gold, Calvin Trillin and dozens more. See details here:
This event "...will bring together dozens of today’s most compelling, thought-provoking, and funniest writers– memoirists, novelists, poets, historians, journalists, and all manner of lettered gastronome, gourmand, and epicure– to explore food and its place in contemporary literature." 
 
What a great time for a Southernmost RoadFood meet! Think Key West pinks (shrimp), stone crab, mango, Creole food, Cuban coffee, and real key lime pie...
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Re:Where should we eat next? - Sat, 04/17/10 1:48 PM
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http://www.kwls.org
there you go, SP. :)

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Sat, 04/17/10 10:03 PM
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snarkle_pants


For next January:

THE HUNGRY MUSE—An Exploration of Food in Literature—

The 29th annual Key West Literary Seminar
January 6 - 16, 2011
The speaker's list includes Diana Abu-Jaber, Ruth Reichl,  Mark Kurlansky, Madhur Jaffrey, Jonathan Gold, Calvin Trillin and dozens more. See details here:
This event "...will bring together dozens of today’s most compelling, thought-provoking, and funniest writers– memoirists, novelists, poets, historians, journalists, and all manner of lettered gastronome, gourmand, and epicure– to explore food and its place in contemporary literature." 
 
What a great time for a Southernmost RoadFood meet! Think Key West pinks (shrimp), stone crab, mango, Creole food, Cuban coffee, and real key lime pie...


And my sister just moved down there a while back and wants me to visit--this might be a good time to do that!

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Sun, 04/18/10 3:14 AM
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I would like the next tour to be in the West or the Midwest. It seems that all of the tours that I remember have been in the East or the South. That said, I have to vote for Kansas City also. I freely admit that it is my hometown and I enjoy taking people out to our various local restaurants. Imagine starting your day with a Lamar's Doughnut then stopping at Oklahoma Joe's, Arthur Bryant's, or L.C.'s for BBQ; The Golden Ox or Savoy Grill for a Steak; and of course Stroud's for Fried Chicken or a Chicken Fried Steak. Throw in a brewery tour at Boulevard Brewery between stops and Murray's Ice Cream for dessert and you have a full day or two.

Schedule this the first weekend of October and the American Royal BBQ Contest will also be going on.


CNW

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Sun, 04/18/10 9:23 AM
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For us guys with a short attention span, could someone list the places already visited in past tours.

2005 - Chicago
2006 - North Shore of Massachusetts
2007 - Nashville
2008 - Austin
2009 - Buffalo/Rochester

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Sun, 04/18/10 9:35 AM
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joerogo


For us guys with a short attention span, could someone list the places already visited in past tours.

2005 - Chicago
2006 - North Shore of Massachusetts
2007 - Nashville
2008 - Austin
2009 - Buffalo/Rochester

Thank You BB.
 
In that case, I vote for Pittsburgh.  What a great place!

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Sun, 04/18/10 10:14 AM
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I would like the next tour to be in the West or the Midwest. It seems that all of the tours that I remember have been in the East or the South.

CNW


20% have been in the Midwest!

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Sun, 04/18/10 11:47 AM
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   Oh yes; BALTIMORE!  Not that I have a prayer of actually attending.... Poor me!   But, I could look at photos of Maryland grub for hours on end......

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Sun, 04/18/10 12:39 PM
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This will be my impression of the Traveling Man:

Please note the choices are: Charleston
                                            Portland,Or
                                            Memphis
                                            Santa Fe
Other cities would be wonderful but these are the choices before us. Though I think an alternate title for these fora ought to be Sons and Daughters of Anarchy(like the TV show). I would like too see folks come to the west coast and a day spent at Ecola Seafood, Norma's, and Waves of Grain Bakery in Seaside-Cannon Beach would be a scenic delight with a final stop for pie at Camp 18 would provide a unique experience. Portland has a wide variety of places as well, ranging from ethnic Mexican and Ethiopian to sandwich shops run by first-rate chefs to maybe the best in country coffee-bakery combos. Also a vibrant food-cart scene. Portland is a great unknown food city but i know i would welcome the nation here and would be great to have so many roadfooders here.

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Sun, 04/18/10 2:48 PM
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This will be my impression of the Traveling Man:

Please note the choices are: Charleston
                                            Portland,Or
                                            Memphis
                                            Santa Fe
Other cities would be wonderful but these are the choices before us. Though I think an alternate title for these fora ought to be Sons and Daughters of Anarchy(like the TV show). I would like too see folks come to the west coast and a day spent at Ecola Seafood, Norma's, and Waves of Grain Bakery in Seaside-Cannon Beach would be a scenic delight with a final stop for pie at Camp 18 would provide a unique experience. Portland has a wide variety of places as well, ranging from ethnic Mexican and Ethiopian to sandwich shops run by first-rate chefs to maybe the best in country coffee-bakery combos. Also a vibrant food-cart scene. Portland is a great unknown food city but i know i would welcome the nation here and would be great to have so many roadfooders here.


Can we all stay at your house??

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Sun, 04/18/10 5:28 PM
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...I have to vote for Kansas City also. I freely admit that it is my hometown and I enjoy taking people out to our various local restaurants....Schedule this the first weekend of October and the American Royal BBQ Contest will also be going on.

CNW


And you could all come visit me (and CNW, if he chooses to volunteer again this year) at the American Royal's Barbecue Sauce Store.  Where else will you get an opportunity to sample and purchase, with all money going to local charities, hundreds of different Barbecue Sauces from across the nation?

Buddy

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Sun, 04/18/10 7:59 PM
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mr chips


This will be my impression of the Traveling Man:

Please note the choices are: Charleston
                                            Portland,Or
                                            Memphis
                                            Santa Fe
Other cities would be wonderful but these are the choices before us. Though I think an alternate title for these fora ought to be Sons and Daughters of Anarchy(like the TV show). I would like too see folks come to the west coast and a day spent at Ecola Seafood, Norma's, and Waves of Grain Bakery in Seaside-Cannon Beach would be a scenic delight with a final stop for pie at Camp 18 would provide a unique experience. Portland has a wide variety of places as well, ranging from ethnic Mexican and Ethiopian to sandwich shops run by first-rate chefs to maybe the best in country coffee-bakery combos. Also a vibrant food-cart scene. Portland is a great unknown food city but i know i would welcome the nation here and would be great to have so many roadfooders here.


Can we all stay at your house??

    Wish you could!

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Sun, 04/18/10 9:20 PM
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Memphis....I have never been there!

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Mon, 04/19/10 1:29 AM
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Memphis....I have never been there!

 
Sounds like a Personal Problem. Since you're so close, why don't you just jump in your car and go up sometime. Use the search function and you'll find Boo Coo places to go!


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Re:Where should we eat next? - Mon, 04/19/10 7:04 AM
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will_work_4_bbq


Memphis....I have never been there!

 
Sounds like a Personal Problem. Since you're so close, why don't you just jump in your car and go up sometime. Use the search function and you'll find Boo Coo places to go!


I know!  It's crazy that I am so close and have never been there!  But this would be my great excuse for a first visit.

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Mon, 04/19/10 9:31 AM
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Because it has so many unique foods, I always though St. Louis would be a good candidate for a Roadfood eating tour.  Imagine a weekend of eating toasted ravioli, gooey butter cakes, slingers and St. Paul sandwiches.  Then again, I may be trying to justify another trip to Ted Drewes!


St. Louis would be fun. Because we go so often, we have started skipping some of the standards, like toasted ravioli and gooey butter cake. We couldn't skip Ted Drewe's this weekend. It would be fun to be with a group of folks who have never had a St. Paul or real St. Louis toasted ravioli. I would get excited by those things all over again. Something else that is sort of unique to St. Louis is roasted meat sandwiches. We've had beef, pork and lamb sandwiches at various places in St. Louis and have never had them anywhere else that taste quite like those sandwiches. I would put Iron Barley on the list for sure, just for the pork sandwiches. I had a roast leg of lamb sandwich Friday at Schlafly's Taproom that was very good.

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Re:Where should we eat next? - Mon, 04/19/10 9:34 AM
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I thought about the choices a bit, and come back with my top pick--

KANSAS CITY

BBQ, K C STRIP STEAKS, and PAN-FRIED CHICKEN...Three of the 4 basic food groups !!


The Peachtree Buffet for soulfood, too. Typically, how many people usually participate in the fall tour?

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