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Poverty Pete

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Buffetbuster lives up to his name Sat, 10/13/07 9:11 PM (permalink)
I had dinner today with Buffetbuster and his cousin John, at Mary Bobo's in Lynchburg. When everyone else at the large table was being cleared for dessert and coffee, Cliff was calling out for more meat loaf, cole slaw and okra. I think he only stopped because they quit bringing him food. It was a great time. Both the stewed apples and whipped cream they served with the cherry cobbler were laced with Jack.
 
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    morningglory

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    RE: Buffetbuster lives up to his name Sat, 10/13/07 9:21 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Poverty Pete

    I had dinner today with Buffetbuster and his cousin John, at Mary Bobo's in Lynchburg. When everyone else at the large table was being cleared for dessert and coffee, Cliff was calling out for more meat loaf, cole slaw and okra. I think he only stopped because they quit bringing him food. It was a great time. Both the stewed apples and whipped cream they served with the cherry cobbler were laced with Jack.




    Do tell.....
     
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      UncleVic

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      RE: Buffetbuster lives up to his name Sat, 10/13/07 9:43 PM (permalink)
      Love reading his reviews! Thanks for sharing there..
       
      #3
        mayor al

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        RE: Buffetbuster lives up to his name Sun, 10/14/07 6:47 AM (permalink)

        When someone "Upstages" Poverty Pete at a place like Mary BoBo's, that person warrents serious attention from the cheering squad! Congratulation Cliff, you are, indeed, a Varsity Roadfooder!
        The Mayor know of what he speaks!
         
        #4
          buffetbuster

          RE: Buffetbuster lives up to his name Sun, 10/14/07 8:03 AM (permalink)
          While I certainly appreciate the accolades, the real eater is my cousin. He finished just seconds before and didn't spend half the time photographing everything that moved like me!

          From Miss Mary Bobo's, we headed straight to Riverside Catfish House in Chattanooga, where I ate most of my dinner, but he polished off everything, including buttermilk pie for dessert! Very impressive!

          Thanks again to Poverty Pete for driving down and joining us for a memorable meal.

          Today, we are eating at The Smith House and Blue Willow Inn in Georgia, so we are really pushing the boundaries of our appetites on this trip.
           
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            Louis

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            RE: Buffetbuster lives up to his name Sun, 10/14/07 4:59 PM (permalink)
            You will really enjoy both the Smith House and the Blue Willow Inn. I ate at both last fall. The Blue Willow Inn is my favorite Georgia restaurant; everything is so good that it's one buffet you'll never forget. I'm sure you'll also enjoy the Smith House's family-style arrangement of eating until you pop. The nearby Dillard House has the same arrangement, but if push came to shove, I'd say the Smith House has the edge in flavor--especially the fried chicken. Enjoy!

            I might also say that I ate at Mary Bobo's last summer, and I was impressed. I didn't make reservations, but with a little pleading, I got in on the second lunch that afternoon.
             
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              Poverty Pete

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              RE: Buffetbuster lives up to his name Sun, 10/14/07 5:43 PM (permalink)
              Louis, I swear, you could be dressed in blue jeans and finagle your way into the Marine Corps Ball.
               
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                edwmax

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                RE: Buffetbuster lives up to his name Sun, 10/14/07 5:44 PM (permalink)
                Smith House! Is that place still open? I couldn't remember the name until I read it here. I last eat there in 1977. The food was good for a single man living in Atlanta area 250 miles from home and missing REAL HOME COOKING.
                 
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                  Louis

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                  RE: Buffetbuster lives up to his name Sun, 10/14/07 9:07 PM (permalink)
                  Thanks, Pete. It's all a matter of guile, persistence and a little luck. In the meantime, I'll be interested to read what Buffetbuster thought of the Blue Willow and the Smith House.
                   
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                    morningglory

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                    RE: Buffetbuster lives up to his name Sun, 10/14/07 9:22 PM (permalink)
                    I hope we will get to see some pictures!!!!!
                     
                    #10
                      buffetbuster

                      RE: Buffetbuster lives up to his name Sun, 10/14/07 9:54 PM (permalink)
                      I had been to the Blue Willow Inn previously, but Smith House was a first for me. Of the three all-you-can-eat places we have been to in the last 30 hours, Blue Willow Inn was the clear winner. The menus at all three were very similar, but just about every dish there was excellent. The best were the pork roast, fried green tomatoes, sweet potato casserole and the peach cobbler:


                      The Smith House had really good food, but they pack you into those seats so tight, it took away some of the enjoyment for me. The highlights were the fried chicken, roast beef and fried okra:


                      At Miss Mary Bobo's, my two favorites were the meatloaf and the macaroni & cheese:


                      I would gladly go back to any of the three, but I am happy to be done with all-you-can-eats for a few days.

                      One more note.....there was a marriage proposal at the table next to us at Blue Willow Inn.
                       
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                        mayor al

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                        RE: Buffetbuster lives up to his name Sun, 10/14/07 11:13 PM (permalink)
                        Cliff, Did you say YES??

                        We really like the Dillard House, but haven't tried the Blue Willow Inn yet.
                         
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                          Louis

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                          RE: Buffetbuster lives up to his name Mon, 10/15/07 1:05 AM (permalink)
                          Al, when you try the Blue Willow Inn, you'll think about buying a house next door. Those pictures are as good as they look.

                          Buffetbuster is correct about the seats of the Smith House; they are not as comfortable as those at the Dillard House; as I recall, it was a bit dark inside. By contrast, the Dillard House had a much brighter and more spacious ambiance; you didn't really want to get up and leave right away.
                           
                          #13
                            buffetbuster

                            RE: Buffetbuster lives up to his name Mon, 10/15/07 4:43 AM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

                            Cliff, Did you say YES??


                            To a third dessert....absolutely!!!!
                             
                            #14
                              wanderingjew

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                              RE: Buffetbuster lives up to his name Mon, 10/15/07 8:19 AM (permalink)
                              Wow,

                              Everything looks incredible.

                              I'm hoping I can check both Blue Willow and Dillard House out if I can make it out to Mobile in February.

                              Buffetbuster you definetely lived up to your name!
                               
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                                ann peeples

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                                RE: Buffetbuster lives up to his name Mon, 10/15/07 8:22 AM (permalink)
                                Now thats the way mac&cheese should look...
                                 
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                                  CajunKing

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                                  RE: Buffetbuster lives up to his name Mon, 10/15/07 12:25 PM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by annpeeples

                                  Now thats the way mac&cheese should look...


                                  I was thinking the same thing!

                                  LET'S EAT!!
                                   
                                  #17
                                    bethgrd

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                                    RE: Buffetbuster lives up to his name Tue, 10/16/07 8:40 AM (permalink)
                                    Really enjoyed this account of cliff and John making the most of the buffets; very amusing. I am jealous...would love to try those restaurants. Keep on keepin on, boys!! beth g
                                     
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                                      mr chips

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                                      RE: Buffetbuster lives up to his name Tue, 10/16/07 9:02 AM (permalink)
                                      Cliff, what great photos. I think you may be living La Vida Roadfood better than anyone.
                                       
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                                        Twinwillow

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                                        RE: Buffetbuster lives up to his name Tue, 10/16/07 9:39 AM (permalink)
                                        Lordy, lordy. Now that's what I call, "comfort food"!
                                         
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