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post #1 of 24 Old Jan 5th, 2007, 7:53 am Thread Starter
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New twist on Ride to Eat (RTE)

Here's an idea I just had. Might need to let it grow a bit first, though. Since we are all in so many different places, and we all like to eat, how about this idea for a "ride to eat": I noticed my new GPS is capable of searching specific food places, like BARBECUE and I'm a sucker for 'cue. So we set a date and all go to a BBQ place of our choosing. If possible, we can meet up, but I was thinking it would be neat to set the GPS for a BBQ place, go eat there, and then report back here on our findings. THEN, when we are traveling, we can use the findings to locate the better eateries or avoid the ones that turn out to be a bust.

Sorta like a "cyber RTE". WE all try to do it on the same day at lunch or dinner time. Whaddayas think? Of course, I'll probably be the one who won;t be able to make it on the appointed day.....

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Good idea Randy but your BBQ in NC is probably better than ours here in PA and my wife may not appreciate me taking an overnighter for dinner.

There's another feature that's really handy on a gps too. I've been on trips where I used the search feature you're talking about to find a hotel. When you do that you can then use the "Find Near" feature to see if there's restaurants near the hotel you're looking at. Great when you're away from home.
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That's what I am looking forward to now that I have GPS. being able to find stuff without guessing. WE've been to the Honda Hoot in Knoxville several years in a row and still manage to get lost.

Part of the fun of this exercise would be finding the different results from different areas. Some people say we cook the wrong animal in NC. I say beef is for burgers, Pork is for Q....

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Id walk 1000 miles for good Q, but Id rather ride...name the joint and Ill meet ya there.


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Some people say we cook the wrong animal in NC. I say beef is for burgers, Pork is for Q....
And I say limiting yourself to just beef, pork, or chicken is a pretty narrow point of view. Then again, most people are not as adventurous as I am when it comes to eating. Most of the time, I let the waitress order my food for me. They usually know what's best. Dad used to say, "Joe would eat the north end of a south-bound skunk!". And I'd reply, "Only if it's prepared properly!"

As for your idea, it's interesting and original. But it may only translate for you suthurn boys that eat 'Q' every time you step foot outside the house. The best 'Q' I've had in Ohio was prepared 10 feet east of my back door.
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And I say limiting yourself to just beef, pork, or chicken is a pretty narrow point of view. Then again, most people are not as adventurous as I am when it comes to eating. Most of the time, I let the waitress order my food for me. They usually know what's best. Dad used to say, "Joe would eat the north end of a south-bound skunk!". And I'd reply, "Only if it's prepared properly!"

As for your idea, it's interesting and original. But it may only translate for you suthurn boys that eat 'Q' every time you step foot outside the house. The best 'Q' I've had in Ohio was prepared 10 feet east of my back door.
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But limiting to bbq would/could open the door to other RTEs for different foods. I thought of no limits. Heck , it's our idea to play with. I'm just hoping to find good food references for future use.

I like to tell the wait person to surprise me, too. Of course, sometime you get the skunk prepared wrong.....

Dang I'm hungry now.

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I sent a recommendation for Snappy Lunch, to at least get NC on the map. They do a Pork Chop sandwich that is awesome. Should come with a free angioplasty. Not for the weak! Not for anyone in a hurry either, 'cause you'll want a nap afterwards.

If traveling thru Mount Airy, should try Goober's 52 also. Very eclectic menu, great beer, funky atmosphere. No relation, other than name, to the Andy Griffith show.

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And I say limiting yourself to just beef, pork, or chicken is a pretty narrow point of view. [...]
Ever had Q-ed 'roo? Pretty good, actually.

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Ever had Q-ed 'roo? Pretty good, actually.
Now THAT's what I'm talking about!!! You got a spot in Tejas for such a meal? I'll be down there in late April and wouldn't mind trying that.
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Now THAT's what I'm talking about!!! You got a spot in Tejas for such a meal? I'll be down there in late April and wouldn't mind trying that.
Haven't found any 'roo here in the US, except at Jack in the Box hamburgers. Remind me, though, before you head this way and I'll see what we can do for you. My CRS seems to be flaring up again.

BTW, you bringing the bike or hitchin' a ride on the silver bird? Lots of great riding down here, especially in Spring when we're starting to warm up a bit.

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Ever had Q-ed 'roo? Pretty good, actually.
Tried it once.

It tastes too much like wallabee...

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Would it have helped to have said "rapidly fading" tail lights?

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Swing on by GA for some Bar-B-Q 'gator. Or if you like, you can buy some 'gator tail and make your own BBQ.
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I sent a recommendation for Snappy Lunch, to at least get NC on the map. They do a Pork Chop sandwich that is awesome. Should come with a free angioplasty. Not for the weak! Not for anyone in a hurry either, 'cause you'll want a nap afterwards.

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We took a bike trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway and stopped in Mt. Airy and watched some ol'e dude fry (cook) those pork chop sandwiches. The grill stayed full of 'em!

They looked purty good!

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Tried it once. It tastes too much like wallabee...
Hmmmmmmmmmmm. I thought it tasted like chicken.

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While much of the recent chat is BBQ there are other tastes that can be satifisfied!!

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New twist on Ride to Eat (RTE)

I think the best ride to eat (RTE) post (or was it eat to ride?) was Joe's Taco Bell story.

That's food will keep you blowin', er, goin' for days!

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We took a bike trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway and stopped in Mt. Airy and watched some ol'e dude fry (cook) those pork chop sandwiches. The grill stayed full of 'em!

They looked purty good!
They are good! WE do that about once a year; about all the system can take. Gotta load it up with the chili, mustard, onions, and slaw, too.

People actually get on bus tours just to eat there. Used to be where the downtown employees would eat and you could always get a seat. Now ya gotta wait in a line to eat there. I only stop if no line. Also makes a great breakfast biscuit if you;re in town early in the morning. Go for the tenderloin.

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