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Davwud
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Thanksgiving Trip 2011 - Sat, 12/3/11 5:19 PM
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Hey Food Fans.
 
So Thanksgiving has come and gone and of course that means another trip south for us. So, once again that means another trip report.


Our food journey began at Slows BBQ in Detroit.

A week before we left I didn’t know this place existed. Then I see Man v. Food feature it one night and the day before we leave I see a thread hailing the Triple Threat Pork sandwich as one of Motown’s 10 best things to eat. Had to be fate. The Brisket Enchilada was good but not worth another look. Not much Q taste from the brisket. The Tempura Battered Catfish was fabulous. Crispy batter with succulent fish. Awesome.

Speaking of awesome, the TTP was every bit as good as it looks. Add a bit of the Mustard sauce and it’s an absolute home run.
 
That night we hooked up with a fellow Tennessee Squire at Blue Ash Chili in Cincinnati. I had a Coney Bowl. 3 pups cut up and smothered in chili and cheese. I forgot to add mustard and onions so while it was good, it could've been better.

I also took advantage of 2 distinct Cinci items and had a Double Decker, Goetta, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich. 

It was absolutely delicious. BTW, they sure seem to love mayo in Cinci.



Tuesday’s lunch was at Rick’s White Light Diner.

Featured on 3D it’s a tiny place in the Kentucky capital of Frankfort. There was nothing that wasn’t good although most of it was no better.

The crawfish pie sample (the wedge thing) was very, very good.


Mrs. Sippi has talked quite a bit lately about Country Boy in Lieper’s Fork, Tn.

Two county favourites from this Meat n Three, Chicken Fried Steak and Fried Chicken. Both were superb.
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The sides excellent too.

 
We walked accross the street to Puckett's Grocery on a scouting mission. We noticed they sold smoked turkeys for Thanksgiving. Rick, the GM showed us his smoker and the gorgeous turkeys within.


  So once in Huntsville we ate a bit on the cheap. My SIL treated us to Lime Fresh Mexican Grill.

A new chain in the White Elephant shopping centre known as Bridge St.

I ordered a medley of tacos. Baja Fish (decent), Steak (inoffensive) and Tijuana Chicken (best but not saying much)


Dinner that night afforded me the opportunity to sample another of Huntsville’s 20 Tastes. Big Ed’s Pizza.

The Big 8 pizza on the list really wasn’t all that great. I’m not a big “Deluxe Pizza” person so that didn’t help. To many toppings for a thin crust and all the vegetation made it watery.

The more simple pepperoni and black olive pie was just a good solid pie. Absolutely enjoyable.


Turkey day saw possibly the best TG meal I’ve ever had.  I gave thanks.


Hitting Stanlio’s Subs for lunch on Friday meant sampling the Kitchen Sink sub at #12 on the list of 20.

One thing I really like is they buy bread dough from Sam’s and bake it in house. It makes the rolls very fresh.

The Pizza and Steak and Cheese sub were really good but the Kitchen Sink really was great. I love genoa and it was prominent on the KS.


We hit up Gi Gi’s Cupcakes for desert.

The Huntsville branch of the cupcake boutique. We ordered Chocolate Salted Caramel (okay), Stawberry Shortcake (really good) and Midnight Magic (oh dear god).

They’re very sweet and one is about all I can handle. And I like really sweet stuff.
 
So Saturday was the day of the big game. Nothing special planned for that but two stand-bys were on the menu. Back to Taters N Dawgs for a Tater Melt and Smokey Cornwall Burger.

Their normal burger with Smokey Cornwall BBQ sauce. Of course the burger itself is great but and the sauce was fantastic. They’re kind of an upstart company. If you get a chance, try a bottle.
 
Off to Dreamland for ribs for dinner.

I still think these are some of the best ribs around.

Another exceptional rack.


Leaving for home we stopped for one last epic meal. Puckett’s Grocery in Lieper’s Fork.

This is the original Puckett’s but no longer associated with the Nashville and Franklin locations. BBQ, Pimento Cheese and Fried Baloney sandwiches were all really good. The pie was very good.

The Fried Chicken was the best I’ve had. Crispy, herby breading and moist inside. Sides were good too.


So there you have it food fans. Our trip in food.
 
DT
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Re:Thanksgiving Trip 2011 - Sat, 12/3/11 5:29 PM
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One neat thing about stopping at Frankfort is visiting Daniel Boone's grave.
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A visit to the grave affords one a spectacular view of the town.

 
I've posted a couple of blog reviews.
Slows
http://bit.ly/tVoFG2
And Rick's White Light Diner
http://bit.ly/t27SDq
 
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Re:Thanksgiving Trip 2011 - Sat, 12/3/11 7:08 PM
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I must vicariously gain 10 Lbs. every time someone posts a great roadfood trip like this one.
........ So jealous!

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Re:Thanksgiving Trip 2011 - Sat, 12/3/11 11:04 PM
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Surprised to learn about the KY Pucketts. Thought the ones in Franklin and Nashville were the only ones!. Very good report and great Pics.

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Re:Thanksgiving Trip 2011 - Sun, 12/4/11 8:10 AM
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Great report & pics!

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Re:Thanksgiving Trip 2011 - Sun, 12/4/11 10:26 AM
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I really enjoyed looking at your trip. Great job!!

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Re:Thanksgiving Trip 2011 - Sun, 12/4/11 10:50 AM
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What a wonderful food exploration!

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Re:Thanksgiving Trip 2011 - Sun, 12/4/11 10:53 AM
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Nice trip report!  It was surprising to see a Lime Fresh Mexican Grill up there.  They started as a little burrito shop in South Beach.  I didn't think they had made it out of Florida.

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Re:Thanksgiving Trip 2011 - Sun, 12/4/11 12:20 PM
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Foodbme


Surprised to learn about the KY Pucketts. Thought the ones in Franklin and Nashville were the only ones!. Very good report and great Pics.

Leipers Fork is about 5 miles outside of Franklin. Not in Ky but Tn.
 
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Re:Thanksgiving Trip 2011 - Sun, 12/4/11 2:45 PM
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Nice Report !!!

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Re:Thanksgiving Trip 2011 - Sun, 12/4/11 3:30 PM
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I have been to the Dreamland in Huntsville several times and I have always enjoyed their ribs off the grill smoked with wood.  They do it pretty fast but they are good and I certainly enjoy their sauce.
 
I am going to take our Miata Club there pretty soon.  20 Miatas ought to improve their day PDQ.
 
Paul E. Smith
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Re:Thanksgiving Trip 2011 - Wed, 12/7/11 3:56 PM
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Davwud - my fav. place to get wings in Huntsville closed after 15 years (Beauregard's). They closed all 3 restaurants.  It will surely be missed. My son worked there for five years when they first opened up. I liked their wings because they were crispy (I hate slimy wings!). Went to my fav. German restaurant (Old Heidleburg) last week and it was outstanding. Have you got to try it yet?

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Re:Thanksgiving Trip 2011 - Wed, 12/7/11 6:07 PM
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Sundancer7


I have been to the Dreamland in Huntsville several times and I have always enjoyed their ribs off the grill smoked with wood.  They do it pretty fast but they are good and I certainly enjoy their sauce.

I am going to take our Miata Club there pretty soon.  20 Miatas ought to improve their day PDQ.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

I can give you a few rec's for the area if you like that you can take your Miata club to. Some great ones.
 
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Re:Thanksgiving Trip 2011 - Wed, 12/7/11 6:09 PM
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SassyGritsAL


Davwud - my fav. place to get wings in Huntsville closed after 15 years (Beauregard's). They closed all 3 restaurants.  It will surely be missed. My son worked there for five years when they first opened up. I liked their wings because they were crispy (I hate slimy wings!). Went to my fav. German restaurant (Old Heidleburg) last week and it was outstanding. Have you got to try it yet?

Haven't been to OH yet. I think we probably need to take my FIL since he's an old hard headed German. He'd love it.
 
I heard about Beau's. Really too bad. I really liked their wings. I've many, many wings and theirs are top shelf.
 
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Re:Thanksgiving Trip 2011 - Thu, 12/8/11 5:47 PM
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Davwud, another great report, great pics!

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Re:Thanksgiving Trip 2011 - Sun, 12/11/11 9:28 AM
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That double decker looks really good, what is goetta?

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Re:Thanksgiving Trip 2011 - Sun, 12/11/11 10:19 AM
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DirtDude


That double decker looks really good, what is goetta?

 
Goetta is sort of like scrapple with coarsely-ground oats.
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goetta

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Re:Thanksgiving Trip 2011 - Sun, 12/18/11 12:46 PM
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Hey Gang
 
Here's my review of Country Boy Restaurant in Leipers Fork.
 
http://bit.ly/thnLgk
 
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Re:Thanksgiving Trip 2011 - Wed, 02/15/12 3:01 AM
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Wooaah! They look really delicious. It makes me feel hungry! Want to try this soon when I visit that place!