Well....It had to come eventually ROTTEN TOMATOES OF 2011
Oh, there's nothing wrong with Raleigh itself, and there is certainly some fine Roadfood
to be had there however I was all set to go to the Glee Club event this past February and a unfortunately due to circumstances beyond my control I was unable to go .
2. Weather/Flight to Chicago
I was expecting an early arrival into Chicago. On board, we were advised of bad storms in Chicago- a front was coming through. We ended up returning to the gate three times before we took off. I even heard the flight personnel suggesting they bypass Chicago altogether and go directly to San Francisco. I arrived in Chicago- 4 hours late- and to 50 degree day time weather- in JUNE!
3. Horseshoe at D & J Cafe- Springfield IL
Yes, one of the few Roadfood
restaurants on my "rotten tomatoes" list. First of all, it wasn't bad. Apparently D & J Cafe is known for their breakfast horseshoe which this is not. It was just the most mundane, mediocre meal on this particular trip. I'm sorry but a horseshoe is just not meant to have frozen fries..
4. No Sour Cream Raisin Pie!/ No Chicken Corn Soup-
Yes, this is a photo of Sour Cream Raisin Pie- this pie is NOT on the rotten tomatoes list- in fact this is probably one of the best slices of Sour Cream Raisin Pie I've ever had- in fact it was the ONLY
slice of sour cream Raisin Pie I had when I was in Iowa this past June. Sure I went to several different places that I suspect should have had Sour Cream Raisin Pie and they didn't.
The same thing with goes with Chicken Corn Soup- a popular item in Pennsylvania's Amish Country. I went to 3 Amish Restaurants, you think at least one restaurant would have it- no...none of them did.
5. Travelin' Manned at Little King Sandwich Shop
Yes, I know what you're thinking, they went on vacation- they're entitled to it- yes? Of course they are, however it would have been nice if they told me when I called them the weekend before to ask what their hours would be that coming week!
6. Betty Lou's Diner South Charleston WV
Not a horrible meal- just the most mundane and mediocre on my trip back in August. The West Viriginia Style Hot Dog was actually quite good, but the bland corn bread and gloopy pinto beans were nothing to write home about
7. We've got Pound Cake, pound cake, and pound cake...oh, yes, we also have pound cake. Thelma's Chicken and Waffles Roanoke VA
My meal itself was actually pretty good , even though they substituted my request for corn bread with a dinner roll, however you would think a soul food joint like this would have more for dessert than 4 kinds of pound cake!
8. Charlie Gittos Downtown Closed/Ropers Ribs out of BBQ- St Louis MO
It was labor day- so yes, some Roadfood establishments would be closed, however when I called Charlie Gittos Downtown
and specifically asked if they would be open on Labory Day, their response was , the Cards are in town, of course we'll be open. Later on I confirmed Ropers Ribs
would be open, however they forgot to tell me that they would be out of Barbeque, when I got there I had to wait an hour for snoots- that's all they had left, yes, I could have waited another hour and a half if I wanted rib tips, but even that is just way too long....
9 Joe Rogers Chili Springfield IL
I'm sure the quality is fine for what its supposed to be- but take a good hard look at that photo and all of that grease- I know it's just me and my preferences, but this was just about the nastiest thing I've eaten all year, no wait a second....this was the nastiest thing I ate all year
There's nothing wrong with Philadelphia, it's a fine city, although I know a certain Pittsburgher who might disagree, there's also some mighty fine Roadfood thats dished out of the City of Brotherly Love, however only I can plan a visit just in time for an historical October Snow Storm- I obviously didn't go!
And there you have it the Rotten Tomatoes