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Offline LizR

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Re: where between here and Macon for lunch?
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2011, 01:06:17 PM »
Huh. Too bad. Like I mentioned, I can only vouch for the pulled pork and slaw, but it has never been dry or unpleasant. I could probably be convinced that it is not as good as it used to be, but as I said somewhere else, maybe that is partly because my bbq bar has been set higher by Community and Fox Bros.

And I agree with BB that eating bbq in the car is probably not the best option! Especially if you are driving.

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Re: where between here and Macon for lunch?
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2011, 01:16:10 PM »
i think we can ALL agree that eating BBQ in the car is a bad idea. Probably only marginally better than trying to eat pho in the car.

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Re: where between here and Macon for lunch?
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2011, 01:16:39 PM »
Pho VN which is in Morrow i believe about 20 minutes north of McDonough and just off the exit is very delicious.

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Re: where between here and Macon for lunch?
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2011, 01:38:08 PM »
Make the BBQ into a gel and put it in a tube. Astronaut takeout.

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Re: where between here and Macon for lunch?
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2011, 01:54:57 PM »
i think we can ALL agree that eating BBQ in the car is a bad idea.


Not sure eating anything in a car is a good idea.
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Re: where between here and Macon for lunch?
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2011, 08:16:06 AM »
i think we can ALL agree that eating BBQ in the car is a bad idea.


Not sure eating anything in a car is a good idea.

I never eat in a car.  it is evil....   I still have Yahoo (the drink) still down between the back seats of my Tahoe from when the nephews were much smaller, I conceded that once and paid the price with a yucked-up car.  I think perhaps that the clothes cleaning industry secretly supports drive through restaurants.  ;)

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Re: where between here and Macon for lunch?
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2011, 08:33:43 AM »
Huh. Too bad. Like I mentioned, I can only vouch for the pulled pork and slaw, but it has never been dry or unpleasant. I could probably be convinced that it is not as good as it used to be, but as I said somewhere else, maybe that is partly because my bbq bar has been set higher by Community and Fox Bros.

And I agree with BB that eating bbq in the car is probably not the best option! Especially if you are driving.

"How hungry are you" was asked, "it is over an hour till Macon was heard", a vote was taken, and OB's won two to one.  So we slid in there avoided the brisket and ribs and were treated to a pretty nice plate of pulled pork.  We 3 had the same.  Some of the burnt ends were not pulled enough and resisted being cut with a knife so were left on the plates, that was sad as that is sometimes my favorite parts of a pulled pork plate.  The slaw was good, different than mine, a bit sweet for my taste but good.  The Brunswick was passable but not earth shattering, the Mac-n-Cheese was forgettable.  We had a good sortof fun server that took credit for the cooking, the weather, the success of the business and well was just fun without being overbearing about it.  The bill was reasonable and though others have had less than superior experiences at OB's I'd have to give them a pass.  Certainly good enough to give them another try.  As C.P. said as we drove away, "your bar is set so high for BBQ I though surely they would fail, but they didn't".  We are spoiled with the Mac-n-Cheese at Community Q, and with the BBQ both at Fox, Hometown, and Com. Q as well as what I get a chance to sample out on the competition circuit when we do shows with CnFM with Big Green Egg.  So was OB's a mind blower = no, but it was a more than satisfying lunch to tide us over for the 3+ hour ride to the coast.

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Re: where between here and Macon for lunch?
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2011, 10:19:40 AM »
Good to hear. I was worried for a while there.

It is not a destination restaurant, or one that I would drive much further off the highway to get to, but for us it is better than a fast food joint.

I do want to try NuWay sometime.


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Re: where between here and Macon for lunch?
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2011, 10:27:31 AM »
i think we can ALL agree that eating BBQ in the car is a bad idea.


Not sure eating anything in a car is a good idea.

I never eat in a car.  it is evil....   

Eating in a car is for people who don't have time management skills. But heck, for 23 years I've been able to figure out how to buy one days worth of booze in six days, so I guess it was Baptism by fire.

I will say, last trip to Swiss Alpine Bakery I was starving and I did get tired of those chocolate croissants screaming out my name. So I can't say I NEVER have, but it's uber rare.
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Re: where between here and Macon for lunch?
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2011, 12:40:43 PM »
Maybe Taqueria la Oaxacena, and we'd pack away some of it for later in the trip. 

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Re: where between here and Macon for lunch?
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2011, 03:09:35 PM »
Maybe Taqueria la Oaxacena, and we'd pack away some of it for later in the trip. 
At least it's closer to I-75 now...

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Re: where between here and Macon for lunch?
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2011, 03:03:41 AM »
Maybe Taqueria la Oaxacena, and we'd pack away some of it for later in the trip. 
At least it's closer to I-75 now...

But I was back home when I read it..  :'(

That is a good addition to the list for sure.

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Re: where between here and Macon for lunch?
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2011, 11:30:02 AM »
Maybe Taqueria la Oaxacena, and we'd pack away some of it for later in the trip. 

+1 big time.  Mediocre BBQ versus Oaxaquena is a no brainer.  If you're driving through town another easy stop is Antico.  Not really half way to Macon,  but its a good trip from the outer north suburbs.

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Re: where between here and Macon for lunch?
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2011, 11:35:00 AM »
Maybe Taqueria la Oaxacena, and we'd pack away some of it for later in the trip. 

+1 big time.  Mediocre BBQ versus Oaxaquena is a no brainer.  If you're driving through town another easy stop is Antico.  Not really half way to Macon,  but its a good trip from the outer north suburbs.

Lesson learned...

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Re: where between here and Macon for lunch?
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2011, 10:22:22 AM »
Stopped at Fresh Air in Macon yesterday. Awful.

Pulled pork was a shredded, dry mess of old saw dust tasting pork with terrible sauce.

Stew could have been a meat sauce for spaghetti.

Some of the worst bbq I've had in a long time.

 

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