Non-park food

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 6:16 PM
matt.'s avatar

Hopman said:
That's according to a friend of mine. You know, I wouldn't mind a Red Robin up here.

I have a few RR's around me now in the Hartford area and while I still go on occasion (ok, rarely) it seems to be really uneven to me and often not-so-great.

Luckily I have a Five Guys near me which is a friggin' god send. It reeks havoc on my stomach and I often end up leaving having paid close to $10 for a fast-food lunch but damn is it ever worth it.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008 6:19 PM
Five Guys? Never heard of the greasy spoon. One place I enjoyed the few times i've been to one was a Waffle House. VERY consistant.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008 6:21 PM
matt.'s avatar Waffle House is the bomb, no doubt about it. Five Guys is a chain.

http://www.fiveguys.com/

If you haven't been, get your ass to one NOW.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008 6:30 PM
Like my arteries need any more clogging!

I used to travel across the country driving a semi, and I did enjoy the resturants the TA's have, Country Kitchen, I think. The ones at the Flying J's are too bad either.


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Wednesday, April 2, 2008 10:21 PM
Hopman, if you come to Akron, don't waste your time at Sonic. You MUST try Swensons. Simply the best burgers on the planet. Trust me.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008 11:45 PM
LostKause's avatar I have another one...Texas Hot Dogs in the parking lot of Del'Grosso's in PA! You are probably thinking, it's just hot dogs, but you would be wrong.
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Thursday, April 3, 2008 12:48 AM
rollergator's avatar LOL, finally got to try Five Guys, it had been highly recommended. The one I found to try is right down the road from BGA. The one on Fowler. Good stuff, very similar to In-n-Out....but with better fries. ;)
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Thursday, April 3, 2008 7:15 AM
Hey i like In-N-Out fries. Better than McD's.

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Thursday, April 3, 2008 5:30 PM

Hopman said:


I also developed a taste for Streak & Shake too. Good stuff.


What you do on your own time is your business. And if you jiggle a little while doing it, who are we to judge? :)

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Thursday, April 3, 2008 9:06 PM
matt.'s avatar Five Guys fries are insane, the way they are like...totally not crispy whatsoever and completely incorrect as far as fries go and yet still full of deliciousness.
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Friday, April 4, 2008 7:12 AM
Bear, a comment like that belongs in the Coaster Bed thread!

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Friday, April 4, 2008 7:58 AM
Across the road from Carowinds is a great little traditional mexican restaurant. It's nestled up against the interstate on the Southwest side.

At Canada's Wonderland, you can visit the corner that has Tim Horton's, Tim Horton's, Canada's Wonderland, Tim Horton's. (2 gas station, a stand alone, and the park).

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Friday, April 4, 2008 8:36 AM
Geeze! That's about like a cotner in Seattle where I saw a Starbucks, Starbucks, Starbucks, a little indipendant coffee shop, and a Seattle's Best all around one intersection!

Hell, Ray Chalres could find coffee in Seattle!


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Friday, April 4, 2008 9:07 AM
I always plan my road trips so that I will be able to combine my two greatest passions, coasters and beer. While it doesn't fit the 30 min guideline, a must stop for me on the way to HP, is Stoudt's Brewery in Adamstown. It is only a few minutes off the turnpike.

Near Dorney, you have Allentown Brew Works and Bethlehem Brew Works.

There are many other good beer places in PA. I don't think I could live aywhere else. I need my coaster and beer fix!!!

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Friday, April 4, 2008 9:11 AM
Okay. If we want to toss the 30 min rule out, there a TONS of great brews up here in New England. In vermont, there's Magic Hat, Long Trail, and Otter Creek, to name a few. In Boston, there's the granddaddy of micro-brews, Sam Adams. There's also a few up in Maine too.

Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Friday, April 4, 2008 9:17 AM
True. New England is also a beer lovers dream. I have taken many camping and pub trips through, Vermont, Maine, and NH.

BTW, I tossed the 30 min rule since, generally, one cannot get to Hershey from the East without passing Stoudt's on the turnpike.

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Friday, April 4, 2008 9:19 AM
Okay. I only started the 30 min rule because i wanted a resonable distange from a park. After all, we ARE coaster people!

Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Friday, April 4, 2008 9:49 AM
eightdotthree's avatar Well if thats the case, if your at Kennywood we have East End Brewery, Penn Brewery, Rivertowne Pourhouse, and The Church Brew Works all within 30 minutes. There is a Rock Bottom brewery about 5 minutes from Kennywood.

Just off the exit for Kennywood in the opposite direction on Braddock Ave there are a bunch of really cool places to eat. Dee's is a beer bar with great bar food and a huge bottle selection from around the world and US, there is a really good Thai restaurant and a few more great places on the same block that are all excellent. If you want breakfast there is a decent place with vegetarian options and sidewalk seating called the Square Cafe.


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Friday, April 4, 2008 10:10 AM
Allright!

While we're on the subject of places to get tanked, there's the perennial CP staff favorite... LOUIE'S!!!! a better dive there never was!


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Friday, April 4, 2008 10:31 AM
Great! Hopman, can I hijack your thread? Best beer drinking joints near a park...anyone?
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