Now that Christmas is over, I'll continue with the the awards.... however I can see now there is no way I'll finish this before new years....
I thought I would get the negatative stuff out of the way, unfortunately it's a sad reality but here goes.... Rotten Tomatoes of 2012
(in no particular order) 1. The Gumbo Shop New Orleans LA
If tasteless slop is your kind of eatin' then go for it . Why this place is even on Roadfood
is a complete insult to anyone's tastebuds. A flat out TOURIST TRAP
and complete rip off. When I tried to remedy this travesty in a dish with hot sauce, all it did was merely take on the flavor of hot sauce. 2. TTM'd twice in a row!
Taking the street car to Uptown in New Orleans and then taking a walk to my next roadfood stop, I was disappointed to find out that Hansen's Sno-Blitz is seasonal only, no problem, it's a short walk to my alternative stop, Domilise's Po-Boy- closed on Sunday and Thursday, with my luck it was thursday... On an even sadder note, later on in my trip, I drove 40 miles round trip out of my way to find out that The Bean Palace at War Eagle Mill in Rogers AR is only open on weekends in February....Well....it was February
3. Bolton's Spicy Chicken and Fish Nashville TN
I've been here before and never had a problem when Mr. Bolton was around, however when we arrived for glee club weekend we left without our order due to the arrogance and rudeness of one of the staff..... 4. Nashville
Oh, there is certainly nothing wrong with Nashville, it's a fine city with some good food, however with so many people who got sick and others who had travel issues, it did but a damper over Glee Club weekend. 5. The Cupboard Memphis TN
Not only is this a sad looking slice of Lemon Ice Box Pie but they call this Lemon Ice Box
Pie for a reason, it's supposed to be served chilled
, not luke warm
...... 6. City Cafe Elgin TX
If stale coconut cream pie that's as hard as rock is your thing....then go for it... 7. TTM'd The Tamale Store Phoenix AZ
Unfortunately, being TTM'd without calling to see if a place is open is not an unusual occurrence for our "go with the flow" friend, however, calling several days in advance to ensure that Green Tamales would be available giving your order, confirming their hours and then arriving to find that they are closed without any explanation is truly a real bummer. 8. Fat Matt's Rib Shack Atlanta GA
Pasty tasteless bbq pork swimming in sauce and pureed brunswick stew that looked like it went through a blender also with an overbearing taste of bbq sauce convinced me that the Pig should be insulted that they sacrificed their life for this. 9. Beacon Drive In Spartansburg SC
Greasy, Nasty and Disgusting....I obviously have no intention of ever returning.. 10 Northern Colorado and the I25 Corridor of Wyoming
You're all probably wondering about this one and the reason why is because this trip never happened. Scheduled for early October , after being slapped with a huge condo assessment, that completely snuffed out this trip and put it on permanent hold.... Unfortunately I felt it was more logical to use whatever money I did have towards the very few trips I'll be taking in 2013....
And there you have the Rotten Tomatoes of 2012.