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« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2009, 10:33:52 pm »
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Howdy from Perryville, MO. 

We're about eight hours south of the angus homestead, en route to Panama City Beach.

We had two big, greasy buffet meals today.  One at around noon, in a town called Hannibal, and another about two hours ago.  Here in Perryville.  Both restaurants were smoky (at least in the "no smoking sections" they were.  I can't vouch for the "smoking" sections, but I'm sure they were as well.)  And both featured All-U-Can-Eat--don't you love that I spelled you that way?--buffet meals.  One thing I enjoy every time I find myself in areas further south than the Hawkeye state:  greasy, prix fixe, serve yourself, buffet-style eateries.  Don't see those in Iowa much.  But we drove to PCB from Cedar Falls once before and, as I recall, once you cross the state line from Iowa to Missouri, you see 'em all the way from there to Panama City Beach. 

Lunch and dinner run together in my mind, so I can't recall which was which, but here are some of the highlights:  I had two different kinds of fried chicken, some cabbage with bacon fat, green beans with bits of bacon, zucchini with bits of bacon, spinach with bits of bacon, and bacon too--Yep, you can get bacon for lunch and dinner in Missouri--carrots that were unnaturally, startlingly sweet (marinated in honey, maybe?), three different kinds of cornbread, meat loaf, scrambled eggs, pork sausage, regular (yellow) potato salad, "cream cheese 'n' herb" potato salad, pulled pork, fried fish, fried okra, fried and breaded corn, fried potatoes, fried cheese, salisbury steak, corn chowder, green jello, blue jello, carrot cake, fried fudge pie, soft-serve ice cream, and a heapin' helpin' of second-hand smoke.

Man, it was all so damn good.  I probably cleaned three plates for lunch and four for dinner.  And that's not counting the little dishes for desert.

Then I walked down to the Wal-Mart about five hundred feet from the Comfort Inn in which we're staying and got me a bottle of Yellow Tail Shiraz for $5.47, which is a tad cheaper than it is in Cedar Falls.  After showering the boy twice (he shat profusely and liquid when we got home from the Ponderosa), I noticed that they had "free wireless internet" here and thought I'd try it out.

I'll probably post and read till I quit fartin' (or until the bottle's empty, whichever happens first.)

Your'e right.. there is a dearth of all you can eat buffets the further north you go.  Aside from a few Old Country Buffets in the Cities, I've only ever seen them in other states further south.
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« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2009, 10:34:02 pm »
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Howdy from Perryville, MO.

We're about eight hours south of the angus homestead, en route to Panama City Beach.

We had two big, greasy buffet meals today.  One at around noon, in a town called Hannibal, and another about two hours ago.  Here in Perryville.  Both restaurants were smoky (at least in the "no smoking sections" they were.  I can't vouch for the "smoking" sections, but I'm sure they were as well.)  And both featured All-U-Can-Eat--don't you love that I spelled you that way?--buffet meals.  One thing I enjoy every time I find myself in areas further south than the Hawkeye state:  greasy, prix fixe, serve yourself, buffet-style eateries.  Don't see those in Iowa much.  But we drove to PCB from Cedar Falls once before and, as I recall, once you cross the state line from Iowa to Missouri, you see 'em all the way from there to Panama City Beach.

Lunch and dinner run together in my mind, so I can't recall which was which, but here are some of the highlights:  I had two different kinds of fried chicken, some cabbage with bacon fat, green beans with bits of bacon, zucchini with bits of bacon, spinach with bits of bacon, and bacon too--Yep, you can get bacon for lunch and dinner in Missouri--carrots that were unnaturally, startlingly sweet (marinated in honey, maybe?), three different kinds of cornbread, meat loaf, scrambled eggs, pork sausage, regular (yellow) potato salad, "cream cheese 'n' herb" potato salad, pulled pork, fried fish, fried okra, fried and breaded corn, fried potatoes, fried cheese, salisbury steak, corn chowder, green jello, blue jello, carrot cake, fried fudge pie, soft-serve ice cream, and a heapin' helpin' of second-hand smoke.

Man, it was all so damn good.  I probably cleaned three plates for lunch and four for dinner.  And that's not counting the little dishes for desert.

Then I walked down to the Wal-Mart about five hundred feet from the Comfort Inn in which we're currently lodged and got me a bottle of Yellow Tail Shiraz for $5.47, which is a tad cheaper than it is in Cedar Falls.  After showering the boy twice (he shat profusely and liquid when we got home from the Ponderosa), I noticed that they had "free wireless internet" here and thought I'd try it out.

I'll probably post and read till I quit fartin' (or until the bottle's empty, whichever happens first.)
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« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2009, 12:43:37 pm »
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Oooh, that meal sounds like a digestive nightmare, and btw, Perryville's a bad place, a very bad place.  The kind of place they used to throw dynamite into the homes of the blacks.
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« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2009, 01:10:35 pm »
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Jell-o, only. I'm feeling like sh**t after oral surgery, I can't do sh**t and I can't eat sh**t.
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« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2009, 01:35:30 pm »
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I just had a great big plate of american-style barbecued pork ribs. and a Martini!
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« Reply #30 on: August 06, 2009, 03:17:36 pm »
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« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2009, 03:30:32 pm »
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Spaghetti tonight!
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« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2009, 06:13:14 pm »
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Well today, I had a Double Stack w/bacon from Wendy's... then I had some Asian chicken and some egg roll-type things from a free buffet at work... and then I'm going to have another Double Stack with bacon

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« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2009, 06:57:26 pm »
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« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2009, 08:09:37 pm »
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Very sad that it will not be Five Guys
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I echo this sentiment again today
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« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2009, 08:18:33 pm »
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Ugh... just thinking about those makes me sick now after eating them too many times while insanely drunk at 4am.  I much preferred Leberkäsesemmel mit Senf... even if meat should never come in bread loaf form.
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« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2009, 12:02:27 am »
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« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2009, 12:06:20 am »
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Hand-made Tandoori Chicken, salad (lots of peppers), and an ice coffee with rum in it. It all turned out pretty good.
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« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2009, 07:57:22 am »
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Spaghetti tonight!

I will eat spaghetti too today Cheesy
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« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2009, 01:20:45 pm »
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Today I had dinner with a  table of about half a dozen male foreigner teachers, mostly Japanese, a Frenchman and a Japanese American.  We had fried chicken's knees/shoulders with sweet dipping sauce, flash-fried vegetables with a little breading and a seafood dipping sauce (whole shrimps, a bit of minced pork, lots of small sliced onion, spicy), two different kinds of 'yam' - the Thai spicy salad (one was the best yam I think I've ever had, with lots of seafood, small diced 'winged bean', onion, and herbs), a 'lemon chicken' - a partially western dish with chicken covered in a mayonaiselike sauce and herbs, surprisingly good.  Finally a large crab fried rice and some french fries.  All washed down with lots of Leo Beer.  Really a great Thai bar-food repast.


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OK our waitresses didn't look quite that good, but they really looked awfully good..
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« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2009, 01:38:28 pm »
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Very sad that it will not be Five Guys
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I echo this sentiment again today
MONDAY, MONDAY, MONDAY!!
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« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2009, 07:59:08 pm »
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roast chicken, scalloped potatoes, steam asparagus with hollandaise sauce, and garlic bread stuffing.

Tomorrow we're having chicken soup.
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« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2009, 08:01:09 pm »
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Fried Chicken!
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Blackened wahoo with arugula on toasted corn bread, napa cabbage and onion rings.
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« Reply #44 on: August 07, 2009, 08:09:29 pm »
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Swedish meatballs with gravy and fries.
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« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2009, 01:39:06 am »
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Swedish meatballs with gravy and fries.

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My grandma makes the best Swedish meatballs, of course.  It's a staple at holiday meals.  Hers are cooked in the gravy, though, and the gravy comes out more pasty because she puts a little flour in there to thicken it.  Still, it's heavenly... along with the obligatory jello salad, bland store baked buns, and punch (usually sherbet punch).. God I love Minnesota cuisine (or lack thereof)
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« Reply #46 on: August 08, 2009, 01:58:54 am »
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Hunan chicken (foul) in Chinatown. Will never order that again.
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« Reply #47 on: August 08, 2009, 02:49:31 am »
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Swedish meatballs with gravy and fries.

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My grandma makes the best Swedish meatballs, of course.  It's a staple at holiday meals.  Hers are cooked in the gravy, though, and the gravy comes out more pasty because she puts a little flour in there to thicken it.  Still, it's heavenly... along with the obligatory jello salad, bland store baked buns, and punch (usually sherbet punch).. God I love Minnesota cuisine (or lack thereof)

Heh, we just get the frozen ones (with "instant" Swedish gravy) from Ikea. Still delicious though.
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« Reply #48 on: August 08, 2009, 09:48:48 am »
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German style potato soup, a huge T-bone smothered in onions, and potato salad.  I'm visiting a largish city a few hours from my town, and this place has farang restaurants.

Oh and a huge $5 German imported dark beer.
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« Reply #49 on: August 08, 2009, 08:54:51 pm »
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Gonna have me some pork and garlic, with onion and carrot sauteed in oil, and some bokchoy with mushroom and baked tofu, also sauteed in oil.  Just like Mama used to make.  Served with sticky rice and a bottle of Shiraz.

It'll be nice to eat mammal.  We just arrived in PCB, after 1148 miles.  Jumped out of the car and went to the beach for about an hour, then the pool.  Finally we decided we were hungry and went to Winn Dixie Marketplace a few blocks from here and got the fixins' for a proper mammal-based dinner.

For the past two nights we'd been staying in Mississippi with a Hindu family.  Not that I don't like Mississippi Masala.  You really can't get enough tandoori chicken, biriani, chickpeas, eggplant, kheer, gulab jamun, and strong tea, but after a while I need some need some mammal meat.

The little condo which will be home for the next seven days has a fairly well-equipped kitchen, and we'll eventually get around to frying up some local yellowfin tuna or gulf shrimp, but tonight it's swine.

good to be off the road.  cheers.

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