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Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to

A while back Wanderingjew compiled a list of establishments that he has visited on Roadfood, the majority of which I had not visited yet. It made me think of this topic: what places that the Sterns have reviewed, that you have not visited, but have a strong desire to do so? My list would include:

1)Doe's Eat Place-Greenville MS
2)Wolf Lodge Inn-Couer D'Alene (drove right past it but did not eat there)
3)Bobcat Bite-Santa Fe NM
4)Halibut's-Portland OR
5)Bakeman's-Seattle WA
6)Ridgewood Barbecue-Bluff City TN
7)Cypress Grill-Jamesville NC
8)Tea Steakhouse-Tea SD
9)Farmer's Inn-Havana ND (great story about this place in "Two For The Road".)
10)Nick Tahou-Rochester NY
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/14 15:03:42 (permalink)
    tamandmik-
    Interesting topic! And I love a good list. I will have to take some time and come up with the tops for my future hit list.


    By the way, I have been fortunate enough to eat at eight of the places on your list and some of my very favorites are there. I hope you can get back to Wolf Lodge Inn. The place was lots of fun and the food terrific. This is a good reminder for me to send in my photos of the place.
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/14 15:54:39 (permalink)
    Okay, here is my list in no particular order:

    1) Red's Eats - Wiscasset, ME
    2) Blue Benn Diner - Bennington, VT
    3) White Gull Inn - Fish Creek, WI
    4) Robin's - Henderson, LA
    5) Alcenia's - Memphis, TN
    6) Lusco's - Greenwood, MS
    7) Doe's Eat Place - Greenville, MS

    8) Porubsky's Grocery - Topeka, KS
    9) Tacqueria Pico de Gallo - South Tucson, AZ
    10) Nevada Dinner House - Elko, NV
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/14 16:36:53 (permalink)
    This looks like a fun game (too bad Michael Stern can't play along):

    Swan Oyster Depot, CA
    Sally’s Apizza, CT
    Varsity, Atlanta, GA
    Al’s #1 Italian Beef (or do we want Mr. Beef?), IL
    Bon Ton Mini Mart, KY
    Snappy Lunch, NC
    Camp Washington Chili Parlor, OH
    Sam’s New York System, RI
    Beacon Drive-In, SC
    Kopp’s Frozen Custard, WI
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/14 16:44:57 (permalink)
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    Okay, here is my list in no particular order:

    1) Red's Eats - Wiscasset, ME
    2) Blue Benn Diner - Bennington, VT
    3) McClard's - Hot Springs, AR
    4) Robin's - Henderson, LA
    5) Alcenia's - Memphis, TN
    6) Lusco's - Greenwood, MS
    7) Doe's Eat Place - Greenville, MS
    8) Porubsky's Grocery - Topeka, KS
    9) Tacqueria Pico de Gallo - South Tucson, AZ
    10) Nevada Dinner House - Elko, NV


    Red's is a great, great first choice. It's right up there with me as one of the best of the best.
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/15 19:01:29 (permalink)
    Here's my list

    1- Stone's- Marshalltown IA out of business prior to visiting
    2- Dillard House- Dillard GA
    3- Johnny's Cafe- Omaha NE Excellent
    4- Buckhorn Exchange- Denver CO Excellent
    5- Nick's Kitchen- Huntington IN
    6- Louis Basque Corner- Reno NV
    7- LC's BBQ- Kansas City, MO Excellent
    8- El Siboney- Key West FL
    9- O'Steen's Restaurant- St. Augustine FL
    10- Farnsworth House- Gettysburg PA
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    There's actually 5 more but I plan on visiting these places on my Baseball Trip coming up in May
    1- Swan Oyster Depot- San Francisco Good
    2- Tadich Grill- San Francisco Phenominal
    3- Halibut's- Portland OR Mediocre
    4- Dan and Louis Oyster Bar- Portland OR Excellent
    5- Daley's Drive In- Seattle WA Good

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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/16 12:03:46 (permalink)
    WOW! There really are some great lists here. So much Roadfood, so little time!

    tamandmik-
    Lobster rolls are one of my favorite foods and I consistently read that the ones at Red's Eats are among the best, if not the best. Right now, I don't have any plans to go to Maine this Summer, but I might have to rethink that.
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/16 13:58:56 (permalink)
    I've been fortunate over the last several years to hit many of the places that would have been originally on this list. Luling City Market is still on it only after driving from CA I got to the front door 20 minutes after closing. I hope to change that in the future.

    Modern Apizza - New Haven, CT
    Allen & Son - Chapel Hill, NC
    Gnaw Bone Food & Fuel - Gnaw Bone, IN
    Bon Ton Cafe - New Orleans, LA
    Café des Amis - Breaux Bridge, LA
    Abbott's Lobster in the Rough - Noank, CT
    Carnegie Deli - New York, NY
    Half Shell Raw Bar - Key West, FL
    City Market - Luling, TX
    Dan & Louis Oyster Bar - Portland, OR
    Hays Smoke House - Lexington, TN
    The Brick Pit - Mobile, AL

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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/16 14:22:49 (permalink)
    EdSails-
    I feel your pain on just missing Luling City Market by 20 minutes. I can't tell you how many times something similar has happened to me. Now, I am almost fanatical about calling ahead and getting the hours.
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/16 15:14:53 (permalink)
    Buffetbuster,
    That was one that was not an easy one. I knew the hours-------but had left Los Angeles the night before on the drive with Alabama the final destination. Traffic coming out of LA, traffic the next morning in El Paso, a stop to look for a breakfast place that turned out to take a lot longer than planned----I was adamant about no chains---all worked against us to make the time run later. Add to that traffic as we drove thru San Antonio, and we pulled up to the door about 20 minutes late. I knew they closed at 6PM----but had hoped that maybe they were a place that was not hard and fast about their hours. Door was locked though with no one inside. I wound up finding a good Texas barbecue place another hour down the road, but Luling is still on my list to try in the future.
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/16 15:30:31 (permalink)
    I want to visit Peter Luger Steakhouse someday. I heard that they have really good steaks.
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/18 16:29:02 (permalink)
    Vrtually all of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island places.
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/18 17:18:42 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by EdSails

    I've been fortunate over the last several years to hit many of the places that would have been originally on this list. Luling City Market is still on it only after driving from CA I got to the front door 20 minutes after closing. I hope to change that in the future.

    Modern Apizza - New Haven, CT
    Allen & Son - Chapel Hill, NC
    Gnaw Bone Food & Fuel - Gnaw Bone, IN
    Bon Ton Cafe - New Orleans, LA
    Café des Amis - Breaux Bridge, LA
    Abbott's Lobster in the Rough - Noank, CT
    Carnegie Deli - New York, NY
    Half Shell Raw Bar - Key West, FL
    City Market - Luling, TX
    Dan & Louis Oyster Bar - Portland, OR
    Hays Smoke House - Lexington, TN
    The Brick Pit - Mobile, AL




    Ed, You can strike off the Gnaw Bone Food & Fuel. It went out of business in December and the tenderloin went to a golf resort nearby. Since the whole ambience was eating in a gas station, all is lost. The actual tenderloin itself was average compared to the many others in Indiana. If you want to try a tenderloin then I recommend four places as of now--Nick's Kitchen in Huntington, IN, the Red Onion in Sheridan, IN, the St. Olaf Tap in St. Olaf, IA and Jerry's Woodsweather Cafe in Kansas City, MO. They are all unique in their own right and a cut above the others I have visited so far.
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/18 17:30:56 (permalink)
    My focus is narrow. I'm pursuing breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches. Here is my short list outside of the Twin Cities metro area...

    Townhouse Supper Club, Wellsburg, IA
    Dairy Sweet, Dunlap, IA
    Farmer's Kitchen, Atlantic, IA
    Darrell's Place, Hamlin, IA
    The Igloo, Peru, IL
    Bourbon Street Distillery, Indianapolis, IN
    Green Street Pub, Brownsburg, IN
    Brickyard Crossing Flag Room, Speedway, IN
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/19 15:44:16 (permalink)
    Davydd-
    I am sorry to hear about Gnaw Bone Food & Fuel closing its doors. I'm certainly no expert on tenderloins like yourself, but I thought it was a pretty good one. And the convenience store/gas station atmosphere made it even better. Is the Gnaw Bone Sorghum Mill next door still there?
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/19 16:00:02 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by mr chips

    Vrtually all of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island places.


    Come on down!
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/19 16:25:25 (permalink)
    Thanks Davydd,
    I will amend my list. Too bad that another one bites the dust....
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/19 20:52:32 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by buffetbuster

    Davydd-
    I am sorry to hear about Gnaw Bone Food & Fuel closing its doors. I'm certainly no expert on tenderloins like yourself, but I thought it was a pretty good one. And the convenience store/gas station atmosphere made it even better. Is the Gnaw Bone Sorghum Mill next door still there?

    Everything I have read so far is that it was the Food & Fuel that went out of business. Don't know anything about the Sorghum Mill. I don't think they were under the same ownership. I drive a diesel camper van and when I was there last June I needed a fill up and the diesel pump was turned off. That was a hint I guess.
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/03/20 17:29:41 (permalink)
    My incomplete plans call for the NE for a lobster roll and Nevada for some Basque cuisine.
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/05/22 06:19:21 (permalink)


    I feel lucky and foolish that there are so many places here in Connecticut that I have yet to visit. I have been to many places that made the list, yet there are so many more. My main region of interest is where I live in the tri-state region. I feel that I need to eat as much pizza, belly clams, lobster rolls before I leave this state and move elsewhere. Hot dogs are predominant to such a degree that I have had my fill of them.

    If I had my druthers, I would like to visit the many places that are south of the Mason-Dixon line or west of the Mississippi. I am still trying to get my GPS to accept the Roadfood download. I would love to drive and follow the maps as they highlight where to stop.

    mark

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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/05/22 19:11:02 (permalink)

    Ed Sailes,
    You probably saw the post elsewhere that Dennis Hays retired and sold his Smokehouse business in Lexington, TN. Scratch another legend off the "Gotta Go There" list.
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/05/22 21:42:12 (permalink)
    Anywhere in Tennessee since I've never been there.
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/05/22 22:17:43 (permalink)
    Though reviewed by Holly, I want to stop at Hillbilly Hot Dogs in Va. If need be, I'll make it a vacation one year just to check out this place...


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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/05/23 14:46:19 (permalink)
    In past years we have done roadtrips following the 'Czech Festivals' from Texas up to the Dakotas during the Summer Months. I think I would like to do that again, but combine it with a list of the great Steak Restaurants in the same area. Archies Waeside in Iowa and the Tea Steak House in South Dakota would lead the list.

    Given some thought I am sure I could come up with a dozen or so 'top of the list' types. Johnny's in Omaha, Cattlemen's in OK City... In Kansas City we always go for the BBQ rather than a steak place...but that could be a challenge for us this time. Even Doe's would be on the list although it is a bit off the "Midwest Track". We would even go for other menu's, but Good Steaks are a real draw for us.
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/05/23 17:41:55 (permalink)
    There's not a whole lot of Sterns-reviewed Roadfood places in my neck of the woods, Upstate SC, but there are a few.

    I'm giving serious consideration to eating at Charlie's Steakhouse in Greenville tomorrow after I see Charlie Louvin in concert. It's the only Roadfood approved place in Greenville.

    I've also never eaten at The Beacon in Spartanburg. I need to rectify that someday.
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/05/23 18:01:05 (permalink)
    quote:
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    Anywhere in Tennessee since I've never been there.
    Well, darlin', you have a whole bunch of potential tour guides! Maybe we could set up a lleechef tour sometime? I'll be there sometime in June or July; any mail-order requests?

    My contribution to the forum:

    Johnnie's (Elmwood Park, IL) or Mr. Beef (Chicago) for a combo. But I've never had a lobster roll, and the idea of such a delight, most likely with lemon butter, sounds like a dream come true.
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/05/23 18:29:07 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by lleechef

    Anywhere in Tennessee since I've never been there.


    Perrhaps I know of a guide who has been everywhere in Tennessee.

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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/09/18 13:20:08 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by buffetbuster

    Okay, here is my list in no particular order:

    1) Red's Eats - Wiscasset, ME
    2) Blue Benn Diner - Bennington, VT
    3) White Gull Inn - Fish Creek, WI
    4) Robin's - Henderson, LA
    5) Alcenia's - Memphis, TN
    6) Lusco's - Greenwood, MS
    7) Doe's Eat Place - Greenville, MS
    8) Porubsky's Grocery - Topeka, KS
    9) Tacqueria Pico de Gallo - South Tucson, AZ
    10) Nevada Dinner House - Elko, NV

    I changed my list to include the White Gull Inn because of my desire to attend a traditional Door County fish boil. I am going to make a point to make it there this summer.


    Buffetbuster:

    I see you can strike #1 from the list. Evidently, you liked it there as much as I did.
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/09/18 13:52:49 (permalink)
    1. Pepe's Pizzeria - New Haven, CT.

    2. Nick Tahou's - Rochester, N.Y.

    3. Oyster Bar - NYC, N.Y. <-- is that really roadfood?

    4. Papaya King - NYC, N.Y

    5. Penn State Univ Creamery - University Park, PA.

    6. Tony Luke's - Philadelphia, PA.

    7. Florida Avenue Grill - Washington, D.C.

    After looking at buffetbuster's report, I need to add Pierogies Plus in McKeesport, PA. to my list!
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    RE: Roadfood places not visited yet, but would like to 2007/09/18 14:36:15 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Ivyhouse

    1. Pepe's Pizzeria - New Haven, CT.

    2. Nick Tahou's - Rochester, N.Y.

    3. Oyster Bar - NYC, N.Y. <-- is that really roadfood?

    4. Papaya King - NYC, N.Y

    5. Penn State Univ Creamery - University Park, PA.

    6. Tony Luke's - Philadelphia, PA.

    7. Florida Avenue Grill - Washington, D.C.

    After looking at buffetbuster's report, I need to add Pierogies Plus in McKeesport, PA. to my list!



    3. Oyster Bar - NYC, N.Y. <-- is that really roadfood?- It most certainly is!

    Just about anything "regional" or "locally unique" is considered "roadfood"
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