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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Tue, 02/5/13 7:15 PM
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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Wed, 02/6/13 11:43 PM
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Hey don't forget me! I'll be in Nashville until Tuesday or Wednesday. I'd like to meet up with Don as well.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 02/8/13 6:23 AM
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Things are looking a bit iffy for Roz and Paul.  Since a trip to Orlando 11 days ago, I have been in and out of the hospital and emergency room and numerous trips to the MD.  The issue will not resolve itself.  I did the deal on Priceline and I am obligated for the price of the room.
 
Roz and I both had anticipated this trip as it included several places that appeal to the both of us.  Perhaps this mornings trip to the MD will ascertain the trip one way or the other??
 
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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 02/8/13 7:42 AM
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Paul, that is awful that you are going through this.  If the two of you decide not to make it down to Mobile, you will be missed terribly, but everyone will understand.  You have to take care of yourself and your health first.  Here is hoping that you feel much better ASAP!   

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 02/8/13 7:43 AM
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Ditto what BB said......

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 02/8/13 8:46 AM
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Paul,
 
I'll be disappointed if you and Roz  can't make it, but I understand and know that health comes first- your priority is to get better
 
Hope you have a quick recovery

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 02/8/13 10:51 AM
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Hang in there my friend. Your health is top priority. We hope you'll be in Mobile, but understand if your system is still giving you difficulty.  That happened to me a couple of yers ago for the Charleston meeting.  if you recall.
 Best wishes and hope to see you soon.
 
GROUP.   I finally received an acknowledgement from Wintzells today. This is a very busy time for them, but they will have calmed down a bit in the Post-Holiday weekend, so we are set for Friday at the downtown store at 5 PM
AL
"Mr. Bowen,
I am in receipt of your email. I am not sure why it has taken so long to reach me and I do apologize.
I have your group on our calendar and I have sent an email to the store manager, so they also know of your upcoming reservation.
We look forward to hosting you again.
Thanks,
Janet Omainsky

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 02/8/13 11:03 AM
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As always Al, thanks so much for taking care of the reservations and the planning.   When we ate at The Brick Pit in the 2008 Glee Club, they really took care of us.  If I remember Mr. Armbrecht even sat in and joined us for a spell.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 02/8/13 11:48 AM
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Bill will probably join us at the start of the evening, Cliff. I invited him in our last phone conversation. He has us on his schedule !!
One of the reasons I like Mobile as much as I do, in addition to the food, is the welcome we enjoy at these great Roadfood institutions.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 02/8/13 12:47 PM
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Paul,
Hurry up and get better!!!!!!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 02/8/13 3:36 PM
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Paul,
over the years I have counted you as a good friend. Even though I was looking forward to finally meeting you in person, your health comes first. You have my prayers that things will resolve themselves and you will be able to join us. If not, you know everyone will be thinking of you. 
 
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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sat, 02/9/13 8:59 AM
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Paul and Roz
Hoping you both will be able to join us and that Paul is on the road torecovery.
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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sat, 02/9/13 9:22 AM
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Al
 
Thanks for coordinating everything !

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sat, 02/9/13 7:36 PM
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Dale-worried about the weather in your area........Glad to see you online.
 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sat, 02/9/13 11:19 PM
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Paul, should I stop by and pick-up Roz on my way to Nashville? Sine you already paid for her room and all... My Cousin Johnnie has a couple spare bedrooms she can use while I visit with them. :)

Feel better real soon!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 8:05 AM
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Looks like we may get a few showers part of the weekend in Mobile. BUT NO SNOW !!
Will you all keep us informed of any changes in your travel plans.
I hope the weather issues are all solved by then for you guys in the Northeast.
We Hope Paul hs recovered enough to join us, If not I will mail him an oyster or two...after a couple of days in the mail, they should really 'help' him !!!  Seriously, Paul, we hope you are feeling better.
Wintzells downtown at 5 PM Friday will be the first official get-together, During that session we can organize the Saturday daytime activities...and Bill sends his greetings and is looking forward to seeing us Saturday evening at the Brick Pit BBQ.
 
We are really excited about this meeting. It has been a difficult year for many roadfooders, and this recreation will provide welcome relief !!  See you all soon.  Stay in touch here.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 9:22 AM
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Yes, only a slight chance of showers.  A little chilly though.  Days in the high 50s to low 60s, and evenings in the 30s.  We are getting most of the rain out of the way early in the week - like today!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 9:43 AM
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ann
 
Rhode Island got off very easy compared to the surrounding states. 17 inches "officially" at the airport, but most of the state got 18-24 inches....Connecticut and Maine got slammed with as much as 3 feet of of snow. Alot of people without power, luckily I didn't lose mine.
 
I just left my condo for the first time since the storm and went to Jigger's Diner for breakfast (2 Jonnycakes and Pit Ham)  and then next door to Main Street Coffee for my two large french roasts....it's only 1/2 mile down the road and I can truly say they did not do a very good job with plowing the road.....
 
First weekend that Sandra and I didn't spend together since Labor Day (my last big trip) 
 
As of now- flying weather for Wednesday out of TF Green is partly cloudy and 40 degrees
 
Everyone Else...
 
Any thoughts about breakfast on Sunday before most of us depart?  I checked Yelp for suggestions, and have some ideas I can post if interested, or we can wait and check with the locals, perhaps Bill at the Brick Pit can be the point of contact for suggestions?
 
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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 11:34 AM
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There's a place downtown on Dauphine Street... "A Spot of Tea"
I've been by there for a good lunch. They do a Sunday
Breakfast/Brunch. It's not a classic " Tea Room" they can seat
groups.
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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 12:00 PM
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wj
Glad you made it through the storm!
I guess one of the most important considerations about Sunday breakfast is finding a place that can accomodate all of us.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 12:01 PM
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Mayor Al...all....looking forward to meeting "you'all" this coming weekend....will be attending with my great friend "edsails"....I would like to suggest that we could consider a place for breakfast any morning, possibly on the way to Pensacola on saturday. It is called The Biscuit King, and definitely has the local flavor of the south, both in regards to good food and local flavor and good service as well as very reasonable prices. It is located just outside the downtown area of Fairhope but still on a main road.....Sterling

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 12:02 PM
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Glad to hear you and Sandra are safe......although apart ...see you two soon!
 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 12:32 PM
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We will be picking Annie up in Louisville and bringing her with us to her first-ever Glee Club session.
  It looks to be a real good time for all.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 3:04 PM
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Good idea, Sterling. Biscuit King is definitely  that old south flavor. Might be the place for Sunday breakfast since they have LONG community type dining tables.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 3:30 PM
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Both Breakfast suggestions sound good...We can settle on one or  both at the Friday evening session at Wintzell's....so Long as everyone agrees to accept "talking with a mouthful of Oysters" as "couth"... 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 4:03 PM
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mayor al


Both Breakfast suggestions sound good...We can settle on one or  both at the Friday evening session at Wintzell's....so Long as everyone agrees to accept "talking with a mouthful of Oysters" as "couth"... 

 
I know some of us are doing the roadfood reviewed and recommended Coffee Cup in Pensacola on Saturday. Biscuit King may not be a good idea for those of us who are leaving early or heading in different directions on Sunday.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 4:52 PM
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Both Sunday breakfast suggestions sound good.  I have a question about people's plans for other places in Mobile.  I gotta have my Dew Drop Inn hot dog, and they close at 3pm on Saturday.   Think there will be time to get back after doing The Coffee Cup and PegLeg's in Pensacola?  Or should I get my Dew Drop fix on Friday afternoon just to be safe?  Anyone else have a Dew Drop craving?

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 5:06 PM
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I'll go with you on Saturday.  I don't expect to be in Mobile early enough on Friday to go then.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 5:21 PM
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I think talking with a mouthful of oysters is an excellent way to lengthen the time of enjoyment of the flavor profile.

 
mayor al


Both Breakfast suggestions sound good...We can settle on one or  both at the Friday evening session at Wintzell's....so Long as everyone agrees to accept "talking with a mouthful of Oysters" as "couth"... 



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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 5:21 PM
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I think talking with a mouthful of oysters is an excellent way to lengthen the time of enjoyment of the flavor profile.

 
mayor al


Both Breakfast suggestions sound good...We can settle on one or  both at the Friday evening session at Wintzell's....so Long as everyone agrees to accept "talking with a mouthful of Oysters" as "couth"... 



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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 5:23 PM
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Both Sunday breakfast suggestions sound good.  I have a question about people's plans for other places in Mobile.  I gotta have my Dew Drop Inn hot dog, and they close at 3pm on Saturday.   Think there will be time to get back after doing The Coffee Cup and PegLeg's in Pensacola?  Or should I get my Dew Drop fix on Friday afternoon just to be safe?  Anyone else have a Dew Drop craving?

I might just be open to trying the dew Drop Inn on Friday. Let's talk.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 5:31 PM
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Hey Pete and Ed -  I'm open to going both days!  Or either!
 
Ed, I should arrive in Mobile around 2pm on Friday.  I'll send you a PM with my cell number. Would love to have a late lunch/pre-oyster snack at the Dew Drop!
 
Pete, maybe if we time it right, we can hit the Dew Drop on Saturday before they close?   I am afraid we might find some other tempting places on the way back from P'Cola!
 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 8:02 PM
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Hey Pete and Ed -  I'm open to going both days!  Or either!

Ed, I should arrive in Mobile around 2pm on Friday.  I'll send you a PM with my cell number. Would love to have a late lunch/pre-oyster snack at the Dew Drop!

Pete, maybe if we time it right, we can hit the Dew Drop on Saturday before they close?   I am afraid we might find some other tempting places on the way back from P'Cola!


 
Dew Drop Inn sounds great for a late lunch. We're in!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 8:05 PM
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Everyone Else...

Any thoughts about breakfast on Sunday before most of us depart?  I checked Yelp for suggestions, and have some ideas I can post if interested, or we can wait and check with the locals, perhaps Bill at the Brick Pit can be the point of contact for suggestions?

I'm fine with any place you choose. 
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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 8:16 PM
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wanderingjew



Everyone Else...

Any thoughts about breakfast on Sunday before most of us depart?  I checked Yelp for suggestions, and have some ideas I can post if interested, or we can wait and check with the locals, perhaps Bill at the Brick Pit can be the point of contact for suggestions?


Sterling suggested the Biscuit King for sunday and I concur. It's really good, primarily locals and has those long tables so we can eat as a group. It's not far from Mobile and really good.

 
Ed,
I was thinking something in Mobile proper,would be better, (biscuit king is about 30 miles away)    some of us have to leave early and are heading in other directions. 
I could do it if we go early like around 8 or 9 am  or so, but I'm not sure if everyone would be up to that though
Worse comes to worse if everyone else wants to go  later on  that may not work out for us 
 
 
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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 8:21 PM
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wanderingjew



Everyone Else...

Any thoughts about breakfast on Sunday before most of us depart?  I checked Yelp for suggestions, and have some ideas I can post if interested, or we can wait and check with the locals, perhaps Bill at the Brick Pit can be the point of contact for suggestions?


Sterling suggested the Biscuit King for sunday and I concur. It's really good, primarily locals and has those long tables so we can eat as a group. It's not far from Mobile and really good.


Ed,
I was thinking something in Mobile proper,would be better, (biscuit king is about 30 miles away)    some of us have to leave early and are heading in other directions. 
I could do it if we go very early, not sure if everyone would be up to that though
Worse comes to worse if everyone else wants to go and at a later time, I may have to bow out of Sunday breakfast



 
I'm sure we'll be able to find something that's convenient for everyone. There should be some good choices in Mobile itself.I'm easy!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 8:30 PM
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There are lots of Waffle Houses around Mobile.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 8:35 PM
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I'll have a country ham and fried egg sandwich.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 8:40 PM
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lleechef is already beating me up for mentioning Waffle House.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 8:56 PM
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The place mhill mentioned, spot of tea looks interesting- it's right downtown too and convenient for everyone
 
 
I've never been to either of these places but both seem to get good reviews (at least their breakfast does) I'm just throwing ideas  around...
 
The Whistle Stop
 
Dick Russel BBQ  
 
part II of Dick Russell BBQ menu
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 9:08 PM
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The menus from both the Whistle Stop and Dick Russell BBQ look very good to me.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 9:14 PM
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Dick Russell's menu looks really interesting. Any placew that has country ham steak works for me. I saw something really unusual on the Whistle Stop's menu--------biscuits with your choice of country or TOMATO gravy. What is their tomato gravy? Anyone ever heard of tomato gravy with biscuits and gravy? Inquiring minds want to know!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 9:39 PM
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There are lots of Waffle Houses around Mobile.

I love Waffle House too, Mr. Hoffman!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 9:43 PM
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Dick Russell's menu looks really interesting. Any placew that has country ham steak works for me. I saw something really unusual on the Whistle Stop's menu--------biscuits with your choice of country or TOMATO gravy. What is their tomato gravy? Anyone ever heard of tomato gravy with biscuits and gravy? Inquiring minds want to know!

Hey Ed,
 
Tomato gravy is wonderful!  It's like a roux, best made with bacon drippings, with tomatoes added.  Usually thinned out with milk.  I think they have it at The Coffee Cup so you will probably get to try some.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 9:45 PM
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We'll be looking for a regular breakfast, as opposed to a Brunch, as it is a 14 hour ride home and we will be on the way by 10 AM we hope.
 
May do a Big Bob Gibsons in decatur on the way home later in the day. If not that Petro Brothers Iron Skillet  CFS is beckoning to me.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 9:49 PM
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We'll be looking for a regular breakfast, as opposed to a Brunch, as it is a 14 hour ride home and we will be on the way by 10 AM we hope.

May do a Big Bob Gibsons in decatur on the way home later in the day. If not that Petro Brothers Iron Skillet  CFS is beckoning to me.

 
CFS always beckons me. I am hoping for a place that has it.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 9:51 PM
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mayor al


We'll be looking for a regular breakfast, as opposed to a Brunch, as it is a 14 hour ride home and we will be on the way by 10 AM we hope.

May do a Big Bob Gibsons in decatur on the way home later in the day. If not that Petro Brothers Iron Skillet  CFS is beckoning to me.

 
same here,
 
We'll be heading back towards Montgomery for some more sightseeing (we'll probably skip lunch)   and then on to Atlanta for the evening with dinner at Mary Mac's Tearoom

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 9:53 PM
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EdSails


Dick Russell's menu looks really interesting. Any placew that has country ham steak works for me. I saw something really unusual on the Whistle Stop's menu--------biscuits with your choice of country or TOMATO gravy. What is their tomato gravy? Anyone ever heard of tomato gravy with biscuits and gravy? Inquiring minds want to know!

Hey Ed,

Tomato gravy is wonderful!  It's like a roux, best made with bacon drippings, with tomatoes added.  Usually thinned out with milk.  I think they have it at The Coffee Cup so you will probably get to try some.

 
If the Coffee Cup has it I will definitely want to try it. That's one of the things I love about exploring different areas like this-----finding out about new items I never imagined. 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 10:16 PM
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mayor al


We'll be looking for a regular breakfast, as opposed to a Brunch, as it is a 14 hour ride home and we will be on the way by 10 AM we hope.

May do a Big Bob Gibsons in decatur on the way home later in the day. If not that Petro Brothers Iron Skillet  CFS is beckoning to me.

I'm sure we'll be wanting to get away after a fairly early breakfast. Now if I could just get lleechef to agree to a stop at the Petro ... .

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 10:42 PM
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Michael Hoffman


There are lots of Waffle Houses around Mobile.

I love Waffle House too, Mr. Hoffman!

I fell in love with Waffle House one evening in 1972 outside Atlanta.


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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 02/10/13 11:21 PM
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I've only been to Waffle House a few times but I did remember good hash browns. Of course, I also remember that it was the only place open in Gulf Shores at 3AM either!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 12:34 AM
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Ed my cousin in Nashville makes a great tomato gravy, the only place I've had it.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 12:42 AM
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MikeS.


Ed my cousin in Nashville makes a great tomato gravy, the only place I've had it.

I am sure it is delicious. So much for my knowledge----I had finally figured out that in NJ and cerytain other areas they call spaghetti sauce "tomato gravy". No there's something very different called the same thing. Oy!
 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 5:29 AM
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Our Friday late breakfast may be at the Iron Skillet at MP 299 (Dodge City) in AL....or maybe on the way north on Sunday.  Say what you will about the chain of Truck Stops, but I have found their Breakfasts to be top notch.
Click here and go to page two of the pdf menu, to see the Mayor's choice.
http://www.petrotruckstops.com/iron_skillet.sstg

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 6:09 AM
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Al:  We have a Petro just west of Knoxville and I have passed it hundreds of times but I have never stopped due to the Watt Road exit being the site of three major truck stops and the exit is always crowded with trucks.
 
Their menu looks very good and your choice is outstanding.  Thanks for posting.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 8:34 AM
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I'm sure we'll be able to find something that's convenient for everyone. There should be some good choices in Mobile itself.I'm easy!
Can't get much more convenient than some Chef Boyardee goodness nuked in a hotel room microwave, and it'll put a smile on Michael's face...

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 8:49 AM
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I agree, you can't get more southern than Country Ham (although I always thought that was more of a mid south thing - Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee)
 
Considering the seafood and Cajun influence, I was actually captivated by the Cajun Omelet at Spot of Tea they open early too at 7am-
 
Either way, I'm sure we can decide on a place even if its not till Saturday evening - I was thinking the best bet was to ask Bill at the Brick Pit for suggestions.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 8:52 AM
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That's too bad that the Tiny Diny closed down.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 9:07 AM
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That's too bad that the Tiny Diny closed down.


That is a shame. I found a photo of the old menu on urbanspoon.. looks like the place would have been perfect..
 
If we go early to the coffee cup on Saturday, I found the perfect coffeehouse in Pensacola for me to get a decent cup of coffee.. I love the name of the place
 
http://drowsypoetcoffee.com/
 
 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 9:30 AM
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I frequently stop at the Petro in West Knoxville for CFS.  It's inexpensive and well made.  Last time I was there, the server told me they were out, but she checked with the cook.  I saw him pull a steak out, pound it, bread it and fry it up.  No pre-packaged gooey burger patty, but real steak.
 
I was telling somebody last night, that I thought the cajun seafood omelet at Spot of Tea would be my likely choice.

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