The most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums EatingTours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider
Forum Themes:
Welcome !

 A quick east coast run

Author Message
Poverty Pete

  • Total Posts: 2266
  • Joined: 8/16/2003
  • Location: Nashville, TN
A quick east coast run Tue, 01/14/14 8:36 PM (permalink)
After leaving Nashville last Monday afternoon,  my first stop was Mrs. Rowe's, in Virginia.  It was a decent breakfast, better than my last visit, but honestly, I would have been better served at the Southern Kitchen, up the road in New Market.
Next morning, Ken8038 and I went for Italian hot dogs, at Big Blue in Linden.   Ken tells me this place is on the verge of being discovered in the hot dog world.  I really liked the atmosphere, but Stewart's Key Lime soda is awful.
Next day, in Red Hook, NY, I lunched at Griff's Diner. They fixed me a great pepperoni sandwich on a hard roll, along with a bowl (OK, a styrofoam cup) of mushroom soup.
My next food stop was Whitey's Fish Camp, near Jacksonville, Fl.  You guys going there next month should definitely include this place on your tour.   I contacted The Travelling Man as I passed through Melbourne, but we couldn't make a connection.
In West Palm Beach,  on Sunday at 4:30 in the morning, if you're in need of a Cuban sandwich, Havana is the place to be.  Best Cuban I've had in years.
The following day in Orlando, I found a Latin place called Tu Casa, on Orange Blossom Trail.  They had a very nice cafeteria line, and the owner was awesome.  No photos, but one day I'll learn how to post pics.
 
#1
    Michael Hoffman

    • Total Posts: 17815
    • Joined: 7/1/2000
    • Location: Gahanna, OH
    Re:A quick east coast run Tue, 01/14/14 9:02 PM (permalink)
    Some trip! Hey, I thought you were going to New Jersey for the Super Bowl.
     
    #2
      MetroplexJim

      • Total Posts: 3704
      • Joined: 6/24/2007
      • Location: McKinney, TX
      Re:A quick east coast run Wed, 01/15/14 7:28 AM (permalink)
      Poverty Pete
       

      No photos, but one day I'll learn how to post pics.


      As easy as pie @ Mrs. Rowe's ... and freehttp://photobucket.com/ .
      <message edited by MetroplexJim on Wed, 01/15/14 7:30 AM>
       
      #3
        ChiTownDiner

        Re:A quick east coast run Wed, 01/15/14 7:58 AM (permalink)
        Wow, TTM'd by the TTM!
         
        #4
          The Travelin Man

          • Total Posts: 3698
          • Joined: 3/25/2003
          • Location: Central FL
          Re:A quick east coast run Wed, 01/15/14 9:30 AM (permalink)
          Yes. After being out until 4 am the previous night, I received a text around 8:30 in the morning, which I did not see until around noon. By that time, PP had already passed. 
           
          I'm all for last-minute plans - heck, I think I invented the concept - but, even a day's notice could have probably made things work. Oh well....there's always a next time.
           
          #5
            wanderingjew

            • Total Posts: 7384
            • Joined: 1/18/2001
            • Location: East Greenwich/ Warwick, RI
            • Roadfood Insider
            Re:A quick east coast run Wed, 01/15/14 9:39 AM (permalink)
            The Travelin Man


            Yes. After being out until 4 am the previous night

            4AM???!!! You animal!!! .....I turn into a pumpkin way before Midnight!
             
            PP
            Sounds you like you made the most of your quck east coast trip....
             
            #6
              EdSails

              • Total Posts: 3559
              • Joined: 5/9/2003
              • Location: Mission Viejo, CA
              Re:A quick east coast run Wed, 01/15/14 11:30 AM (permalink)
              Poverty Pete


              My next food stop was Whitey's Fish Camp, near Jacksonville, Fl.  You guys going there next month should definitely include this place on your tour.   I contacted The Travelling Man as I passed through Melbourne, but we couldn't make a connection.
              In West Palm Beach,  on Sunday at 4:30 in the morning, if you're in need of a Cuban sandwich, Havana is the place to be.  Best Cuban I've had in years.

              The Fish Camp is a place I've wanted to try and I love a good Cuban, so now I have 2 new places to go to in FL. Thanks Steve! 
               
              #7
                The Travelin Man

                • Total Posts: 3698
                • Joined: 3/25/2003
                • Location: Central FL
                Re:A quick east coast run Wed, 01/15/14 11:44 AM (permalink)
                wanderingjew


                The Travelin Man


                Yes. After being out until 4 am the previous night

                4AM???!!! You animal!!! .....I turn into a pumpkin way before Midnight!

                 
                Have you met me? I am the perpetual night owl/insomniac.
                 
                #8
                  Poverty Pete

                  • Total Posts: 2266
                  • Joined: 8/16/2003
                  • Location: Nashville, TN
                  Re:A quick east coast run Wed, 01/15/14 12:14 PM (permalink)
                  I wasn't sure where Melbourne was. I thought it was closer to Orlando, where I knew I would be staying for several hours.   I'll be back.
                   
                  #9
                    lleechef

                    • Total Posts: 6223
                    • Joined: 3/22/2003
                    • Location: Gahanna, OH
                    Re:A quick east coast run Wed, 01/15/14 12:57 PM (permalink)
                    The Travelin Man


                    wanderingjew


                    The Travelin Man


                    Yes. After being out until 4 am the previous night

                    4AM???!!! You animal!!! .....I turn into a pumpkin way before Midnight!


                    Have you met me? I am the perpetual night owl/insomniac.

                    You and I would get along great........I never got home from the restaurant before midnight.  Had dinner around 2AM, got to bed around 4AM.  And MH thinks I'm a freak for watching Leno at 11:30!
                     
                    #10
                      Rusty246

                      • Total Posts: 2413
                      • Joined: 7/15/2003
                      • Location: Newberry, FL
                      Re:A quick east coast run Wed, 01/15/14 3:36 PM (permalink)
                      Poverty Pete


                      After leaving Nashville last Monday afternoon,  my first stop was Mrs. Rowe's, in Virginia.  It was a decent breakfast, better than my last visit, but honestly, I would have been better served at the Southern Kitchen, up the road in New Market.
                      Next morning, Ken8038 and I went for Italian hot dogs, at Big Blue in Linden.   Ken tells me this place is on the verge of being discovered in the hot dog world.  I really liked the atmosphere, but Stewart's Key Lime soda is awful.
                      Next day, in Red Hook, NY, I lunched at Griff's Diner. They fixed me a great pepperoni sandwich on a hard roll, along with a bowl (OK, a styrofoam cup) of mushroom soup.
                      My next food stop was Whitey's Fish Camp, near Jacksonville, Fl.  You guys going there next month should definitely include this place on your tour.   I contacted The Travelling Man as I passed through Melbourne, but we couldn't make a connection.
                      In West Palm Beach,  on Sunday at 4:30 in the morning, if you're in need of a Cuban sandwich, Havana is the place to be.  Best Cuban I've had in years.
                      The following day in Orlando, I found a Latin place called Tu Casa, on Orange Blossom Trail.  They had a very nice cafeteria line, and the owner was awesome.  No photos, but one day I'll learn how to post pics.

                      Did you have the fillets or the whole fish at Whitey's? I've lived in Gainesville for 50 years and have never gone to Whitey's.  My Mom just moved to Orange Park so this trip is a must.  Hopefully we can pass on the Papa Murphys and hit Whitey's up this time.
                       
                      #11
                        Poverty Pete

                        • Total Posts: 2266
                        • Joined: 8/16/2003
                        • Location: Nashville, TN
                        Re:A quick east coast run Wed, 01/15/14 4:57 PM (permalink)
                        Rusty,
                         
                        Go for the AYCE whole, headless, wild catfish.  It's really easy to separate the meat from the bones, and with the smaller fish, you don't even have to worry about that; just eat it, bones and all.
                        I think my first trip to Whitey's was back in 1970, and it hasn't changed.  Don't hesitate, just go, and gorge.
                         
                        #12
                          Rusty246

                          • Total Posts: 2413
                          • Joined: 7/15/2003
                          • Location: Newberry, FL
                          Re:A quick east coast run Thu, 01/16/14 11:33 AM (permalink)
                          Poverty Pete


                          Rusty,

                          Go for the AYCE whole, headless, wild catfish.  It's really easy to separate the meat from the bones, and with the smaller fish, you don't even have to worry about that; just eat it, bones and all.
                          I think my first trip to Whitey's was back in 1970, and it hasn't changed.  Don't hesitate, just go, and gorge.

                          I'm certainly not scared of picking a bone!  Thanks Pete.  Heading "up" there week after next.
                           
                           
                          #13
                            Poverty Pete

                            • Total Posts: 2266
                            • Joined: 8/16/2003
                            • Location: Nashville, TN
                            Re:A quick east coast run Fri, 01/17/14 1:14 PM (permalink)
                            Next time I'm up that way, I'd like to check out the Village Diner, in Red Hook, NY.  My instinct tells me it could be a really great find, but I didn't stop there due to parking issues.  Have any of you guys ever been?
                             
                            #14
                              annacrowe

                              • Total Posts: 4
                              • Joined: 1/13/2014
                              • Location: Orlando, FL
                              Re:A quick east coast run Fri, 01/17/14 9:26 PM (permalink)
                              I made a recent trip down from Atlanta and stopped in Thomasville, GA (a little bit out of the way) because someone sent me some cheese from these guys, ,  before so I had sneak in there for sandwich. It was awesome! Thomasville is such a cool little town. I wished I could have stayed there longer. I stopped in Orlando for a little bit, but wasn't too impressed with the .  When I made my way back to Tampa, I need a some solid Tampa food...enter Frenchy's Rockaway Grill. They have the best calamari and grouper nuggets you'll ever taste. 
                               
                              #15
                                buffetbuster

                                Re:A quick east coast run Thu, 02/6/14 1:46 PM (permalink)
                                Where else have you been PP?  No doubt it has been someplace good!
                                 
                                I am intrigued by the lake perch place you told me about just south of Detroit, which I hope to visit later this year.
                                 
                                #16
                                  Online Bookmarks Sharing: Share/Bookmark

                                  Jump to:

                                  Current active users

                                  There are 0 members and 2 guests.

                                  Icon Legend and Permission

                                  • New Messages
                                  • No New Messages
                                  • Hot Topic w/ New Messages
                                  • Hot Topic w/o New Messages
                                  • Locked w/ New Messages
                                  • Locked w/o New Messages
                                  • Read Message
                                  • Post New Thread
                                  • Reply to message
                                  • Post New Poll
                                  • Submit Vote
                                  • Post reward post
                                  • Delete my own posts
                                  • Delete my own threads
                                  • Rate post

                                  2000-2014 ASPPlayground.NET Forum Version 3.9
                                  What is Roadfood?  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Roadfood.com   Copyright 2011 - Roadfood.com