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 2010 Roadfood Disappointments of the Year

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Foodbme

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Re:2010 Roadfood Disappointments of the Year Sun, 01/9/11 2:41 AM (permalink)
The Iowa Cafe in Mesa, AZ used to be good eats. Then it changed hands and went right into the dumper. Took it off my list. 
 
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    cavandre

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    Re:2010 Roadfood Disappointments of the Year Mon, 01/10/11 8:54 AM (permalink)
    This is going to be Roadfood heresy, but I was underwhelmed by the fried shrimp at O'Steens in St. Augustine, FL. We went there for lunch on a Tuesday in Sept. & got a table without waiting. While the fried shrimp were fresh & well prepared, they just didn't have enough crunch to them for my taste. I found that their Minorcan clam chowder & fried chicken to be tastier choices. Would I enjoy eating here again: yes. Would I wait an hour or two to do so: no.
    <message edited by cavandre on Mon, 01/10/11 11:04 AM>
     
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      Davydd

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      • Location: Tonka Bay, MN
      Re:2010 Roadfood Disappointments of the Year Mon, 01/10/11 9:25 AM (permalink)
      Foodbme


      The Iowa Cafe in Mesa, AZ used to be good eats. Then it changed hands and went right into the dumper. Took it off my list. 

      That's good to know but I don't know yet if it will deter me from trying it when I expand my breaded pork tenderloin sandwich pursuit into Arizona come this April. At least I will understand if disappointed based on past reports by others.
       
      #33
        buffetbuster

        Re:2010 Roadfood Disappointments of the Year Mon, 01/10/11 9:28 AM (permalink)
        I did stop at the Iowa Cafe just about a month ago, but all I tried was the sour cream raisin pie.  The food I saw on other people's plates did not look very impressive.
         
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          Davydd

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          Re:2010 Roadfood Disappointments of the Year Mon, 01/10/11 9:34 AM (permalink)
          With Margherita DOC pizzas from Naples, Italy fresh in my mind I am now on a pursuit of same throughout the United States. I've found some very agreeable and comparable ones at Punch Pizza in Wayzata, MN and RedRocks Pizza in Old Town Alexandria, VA. But I tried the version presented at California Pizza Kitchen (Fairfax, VA in this case) and found it terrible by comparison. It was edible and if I weren't making comparisons the subtle differences might have passed right over my head. I'm finding this a good way to make accurate comparisons in sticking to one recognized style of pizza. Of course some places don't even have anything comparable.
           
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            big666dog

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            • Location: Ottawa, Canada, XX
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            Re:2010 Roadfood Disappointments of the Year Sat, 07/2/11 9:37 AM (permalink)
            Closed before you got there! reminds my of our last road trip from Austin to Myrtle Beach. Pulled into Asheville, NC ready for an late lunch early dinner and made it out to 12 Bones with 40 minutes to spare before it closed. Little did we know we crossed a time zone and the place had been CLOSED for 20 minutes.  sigh...
             
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              korshmar

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              • Joined: 2/28/2008
              • Location: atlanta, GA
              Re:2010 Roadfood Disappointments of the Year Sat, 07/2/11 10:08 AM (permalink)
              Add Antico Napoletana, Atlanta, GA to your list. See 
               
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                CajunKing

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                Re:2010 Roadfood Disappointments of the Year Thu, 08/11/11 4:16 PM (permalink)
                JRPfeff


                750 miles.  Too many hours in the car.  Hank's Hamburgers closed 1-1/2 hours before we got there.


                It's official you have been "travelinmanned"
                 
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