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wanderingjew

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Tue, 01/24/12 8:33 AM (permalink)
Incidentally. I will be squeezing in at least two (possibly 3) Pork BBQ Sandwiches when I stop through Memphis twice on this trip (literally I'll be going in and out)
 
I'll be returning to the original Payne's , not that horribly disgusting offshoot on Elvis Presley Blvd. All glowing reviews all over the webs point to the location located in the former gas station on Lamar which I visited back in 2005.
 
I hope to return to Interstate BBQ as well after a 13 year absence and perhaps either A & R or Leonards- I didn't enjoy the nasty Buffet at Leonard's 3 years ago, but I understand ordering off the menu is a completely different experience.
 
I've also discovered that there is one location left of Gridley's. Formerly listed in the Roadfood books,  I thought they were gone, apparently not and have received favorable reviews- I look forward to trying their bbq shrimp
 
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    Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Tue, 01/24/12 9:15 AM (permalink)
    I ate at that Gridley's on my last trip into Memphis.  Maybe it had partially to do with the lack of atmosphere (it is located in a strip mall), but it wasn't a very good experience.  None of the items I tried was as good as I remember.  And they didn't even have barbecue spaghetti!   The staff was very nice, though.
     
    Maybe you will have better luck.
     
      wanderingjew

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      Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Tue, 01/24/12 9:21 AM (permalink)
      buffetbuster


      I ate at that Gridley's on my last trip into Memphis.  Maybe it had partially to do with the lack of atmosphere (it is located in a strip mall), but it wasn't a very good experience.  None of the items I tried was as good as I remember.  And they didn't even have barbecue spaghetti!   The staff was very nice, though.

      Maybe you will have better luck.

      I just want to try Gridley's BBQ Shrimp, If I had enough time  I would really like to return to Cozy Corner too, I didn't care much for their  pork sandwich but would go back  just for their cornish game hen &  bbq bologna, or their ribs and rib tips.
       
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        Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Tue, 01/24/12 9:40 AM (permalink)
        On the Memphis visit 3 years ago , we teamed up with Pov Pete for a visit to the Gridley's you are describing. The rather beat up Strip Mall was a negative to start...and frankly the Shrimp weren't all that good either.  Not bad, but I wouldn't get off I-40 to stop there again.
         
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          Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Tue, 01/24/12 9:51 AM (permalink)
          I guess curiosity will win out- If it's a wasted meal, so be it-
           
          Gridley's did receive 4 out of 5 stars on yelp and an 82% approval rating on urbanspoon
           
          Here's  a blog with a recent review.
          http://memphisque.blogspot.com/2012/01/sole-survivor-of-former-chain-gridleys.html
           
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            Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Tue, 01/24/12 10:50 AM (permalink)
            Greymo


            PP,  Have you ever been to the Capitol Grille  at the Hermitage?  My son's friend booked us  a room there at a great rate and treating us to dinner there on Friday evening.

             
            Should be good, Greymo.  The hotel is gorgeous, while the Capital Grille (along with City House) is one of my two favorite higher-end restaurants in town...
            <message edited by pogophiles on Tue, 01/24/12 10:53 AM>
             
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              Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Tue, 01/24/12 12:23 PM (permalink)
              Sounds terrific.  My son's college friend wants to treat us as a way of"paying me back"  for all the times that we took him out when he was a poor, struggling college student.  So it will be a very nice part of a great weekend.
               
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                Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Tue, 01/24/12 4:01 PM (permalink)
                Hmmm, I guess I'll have to warn the 'Geezer's' to watch their manners this  weekend. Iwannago, LLeechef, Ms Mayor, Greymo, MS Ralph, and Marlton. We've never had such a large "ladies" group. I apologize in advance if I missed someone...or added someone who is not going to attend.
                   Remember 'Old Guys' ,  Keep one foot on the floor WHILE EATING !
                 
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                  Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Tue, 01/24/12 4:04 PM (permalink)
                  mayor al


                  Hmmm, I guess I'll have to warn the 'Geezer's' to watch their manners this  weekend. Iwannago, LLeechef, Ms Mayor, Greymo, MS Ralph, and Marlton. We've never had such a large "ladies" group. I apologize in advance if I missed someone...or added someone who is not going to attend.
                    Remember 'Old Guys' ,  Keep one foot on the floor WHILE EATING !


                  During times like this I'm still glad I fall into to the "kid" category ! 
                   
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                    Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Tue, 01/24/12 6:17 PM (permalink)
                    Aw, geeze, Al, do the "geezers" really have to behave??
                     
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                      Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Tue, 01/24/12 8:13 PM (permalink)
                       
                      it could be a reality show. "Geezers behaving badly."
                       
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                        Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Tue, 01/24/12 8:46 PM (permalink)
                        I am certain that every man, in attendence, will have the nicest of manners!
                         
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                          Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Tue, 01/24/12 8:58 PM (permalink)
                          I can only vouch for Bushie.
                           
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                            Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Tue, 01/24/12 9:18 PM (permalink)
                            I can only vouch for Al.  As for Bushie........I'm not so sure.  "Geezers Behaving Badly" could surpass any of those stupid shows about Alaska......and a whole lot more fun!
                             
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                              Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Wed, 01/25/12 10:43 AM (permalink)
                              Maybe we need a catagory of "Junior Geezers"  or "Geezer Wannabee's"  for Wandering Jew and Traveling Man
                               
                                wanderingjew

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                                Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Wed, 01/25/12 10:59 AM (permalink)
                                mayor al


                                Maybe we need a catagory of "Junior Geezers"  or "Geezer Wannabee's"  for Wandering Jew and Traveling Man


                                Funny you should mention that because my goal within the next 25-30 years is to be the Walter Mathau character in "Grumpy Old Men"
                                 
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                                  Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Wed, 01/25/12 11:05 AM (permalink)
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                                  mayor al


                                  Maybe we need a catagory of "Junior Geezers"  or "Geezer Wannabee's"  for Wandering Jew and Traveling Man


                                  Funny you should mention that because my goal within the next 25-30 years is to be the Walter Mathau character in "Grumpy Old Men"

                                  You're going to have to fight Mr. Hoffman for that title.   
                                   
                                    mayor al

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                                    Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Wed, 01/25/12 11:16 AM (permalink)
                                    I thought about that, Lisa. At first I thought they could split the characters..one be Mathau and the other be Jack Lemon, but neither look anything like Lemon, and BOTH have a shocking resemblance to Walter Mathau.
                                     
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                                      Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Wed, 01/25/12 11:26 AM (permalink)
                                      Greymo


                                      I am certain that every man, in attendence, will have the nicest of manners!

                                      Whether or NOT we choose to use them...
                                       
                                      Al - There is a good chance that I will also be bringing my wife along for the Saturday night festivities at the Loveless.  Will confirm as soon as her travel schedule settles...
                                       
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                                        Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Wed, 01/25/12 11:31 AM (permalink)
                                        You think he's grumpy now?  Just wait until you see him in the Hawaiian shirt that I'm going to FORCE him to wear in Nashville.  Now, that's going to be one grumpy curmudgeon!! 
                                         
                                          Ralph Melton

                                          Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Wed, 01/25/12 11:40 AM (permalink)
                                          CajunKing

                                          When are you all coming into town?? 
                                           
                                           
                                          Lori's vacation time is very scarce during the school year, so we'll be flying on Friday evening, arriving about 10pm.
                                           
                                            Sundancer7

                                            Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Wed, 01/25/12 12:16 PM (permalink)
                                            lleechef


                                            You think he's grumpy now?  Just wait until you see him in the Hawaiian shirt that I'm going to FORCE him to wear in Nashville.  Now, that's going to be one grumpy curmudgeon!! 

                                             
                                            Somehow I cannot imagine anyone forcing Mr. Hoffman to do anything.  Lleechef, I believe you have been a positive influence..
                                             
                                            I have been searching for some of the residual floral shirts that I have worn in the past.  If I can find one of them in the closet, I am certain it will be in good shape  as they were only worn one time.
                                             
                                            I am looking forward to Loveless and Ellendales.  I think we will have a very nice private area at Loveless.
                                             
                                            Paul E. Smith
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                                              mayor al

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                                              Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Wed, 01/25/12 1:40 PM (permalink)
                                              Lisa,
                                                 Tell MH he can wear his Bow Tie with his Hawaiian Shirt, if he insists on going "formal".
                                                 Paul, as always you bring an aire of gentility to our homely little group.
                                                 Pogo , we look forward to meeting MS Pogophile.
                                                Ralph, Also looking forward to seeing you and your bride. since we can't be there early either, we'll do the best we can with the time we have !
                                                 I got some bad news from Ann and B0b Peeples. They won't be able to participate this time. We hope to see them later in the Spring.
                                               
                                                wanderingjew

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                                                Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Wed, 01/25/12 1:46 PM (permalink)
                                                mayor al
                                                 
                                                  I got some bad news from Ann and B0b Peeples. They won't be able to participate this time. We hope to see them later in the Spring.

                                                 


                                                 
                                                  Sundancer7

                                                  Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Wed, 01/25/12 1:53 PM (permalink)
                                                  Aire of gentility ???Me??  You gotta be kidding.
                                                   
                                                    I got some bad news from Ann and B0b Peeples. They won't be able to participate this time. We hope to see them later in the Spring. 
                                                  I was looking for to meeting Ann and Bob.  I am so sorry they will not be able to make it.
                                                   
                                                  Regardless, we are going to have a Mean and very spirited group.
                                                  Certainly looking forward to it.
                                                   
                                                  Paul E.Smith
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                                                    wanderingjew

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                                                    Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Wed, 01/25/12 1:54 PM (permalink)
                                                    mayor al


                                                    I thought about that, Lisa. At first I thought they could split the characters..one be Mathau and the other be Jack Lemon, but neither look anything like Lemon, and BOTH have a shocking resemblance to Walter Mathau.


                                                    Personality wise- yes-
                                                    otherwise, funny you should mention that
                                                     
                                                    I was just out at a business luncheon at the Grille on Main http://www.pinellimarrarestaurants.com/grille_on_main.htm
                                                    ( I had the grilled chicken on whole grain panini and a side salad) and once again I was approached (for probably the 50th  time over the past 25 years) and was asked "has anyone told you, that you look like Kevin Nealon from Weeds" the last time it was over labor day weekend at the Kopper Kettle with Cajun King
                                                     
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                                                      Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Wed, 01/25/12 2:59 PM (permalink)
                                                      Grumpy? I?
                                                       
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                                                        Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Wed, 01/25/12 3:40 PM (permalink)
                                                        Michael Hoffman

                                                        Grumpy? I?

                                                        NEVER - THEY LIE!!! 
                                                         
                                                          Sundancer7

                                                          Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Wed, 01/25/12 4:40 PM (permalink)
                                                          I do not know Mr. Hoffman but I sorta feel like I do.  He is not grumpy but very intellectual and well versed on the subject matter he knows.  It will be a pleasure of mine to make his acquaintance and well as Lleechef.  I feel his persona is not his real self but one he enjoys being projected.
                                                           
                                                          I wish I had the pleasure of knowing Michael, Mayor, Bushie, BB, Cliff, Lisa, TTM, WJ and many more for more years than I have.  I have a feeling that if we all had known each other a long time ago, this meeting would be even more special.
                                                           
                                                          Paul E. Smith
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                                                            Re:GLEE CLUB MEET & EAT, FEB. 18&19. NASHVILLE Wed, 01/25/12 7:19 PM (permalink)
                                                            Holy Cow Manure!!
                                                             
                                                            I just realized that BUSHIE is coming too.
                                                             
                                                            HOT DAWG! 
                                                             
                                                            another famous Rf'er I have wanted to meet for a long time
                                                             
                                                            WOO HOO!!
                                                             
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