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Other than family holiday meals, what's the furthest you've traveled for a dinner?

 
 
Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 10:11 am
Sure, people travel halfway around the earth to be home for Thanksgiving with the folks, but how about just for and amazing sushi meal or something like that?
 
DNA Thumbs drive
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 10:21 am
@Banana Breath,
Well for all teenagers who have gotten their first car in New Jersey, going to Kentucky, for Kentucky fried chicken, is a right of passage.
timur
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 10:23 am
DNA Dumb drive wrote:
is a right of passage.


Ouch!
DNA Thumbs drive
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 10:30 am
@timur,
Glad that you approve, I am also glad that I don't live in Japan, because I would not have made it back by curfew....... http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/why-japan-is-obsessed-with-kentucky-fried-chicken-on-christmas-1-161666960/?no-ist
timur
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 10:37 am
@DNA Thumbs drive,
I'm quite aware of Japanese rites but every single word talked to you seems to go over your head..

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DNA Thumbs drive
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 10:41 am
@Banana Breath,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfuBREMXxts
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Banana Breath
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 01:03 pm
@DNA Thumbs drive,
I've never heard of going to Kentucky for KFC, but possibly a larger portion of the US population would drive overnight to get a bag of sliders at White Castle.
http://i61.tinypic.com/15zppgh.jpg
DNA Thumbs drive
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 01:22 pm
@Banana Breath,
People who have never been to Kentucky, for fried chicken, just do not know what the are missing....
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 01:40 pm
@Banana Breath,
To Hanford, California, from west Los Angeles for two (the second the next day after the first was so smashing) prix fixe meals by Richard Wing at his (and I think his brother Robert owned it too) Imperial Dynasty. Hanford is sort of near Visalia, where we stayed at some dumb motel with a swimming pool, needed and refreshing on a hot september day in 1979.

First, though, we had driven through the big trees area in the Sierras and I managed to get car sick on the drive down the mountain road. That stopped when the curves stopped, thank goodness.

What great meals. I still have the handwritten menus. We were the only customers there, that first day.

On the closing of the restaurant and about Richard:
In Rural California, an Imperial Dynasty Ends

March 24, 2006
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5298206
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 01:46 pm
@ossobuco,
Aha - I wrote about this before and added the menus to the post. Plus, gratis, a photo, but not of the food.

http://able2know.org/topic/172456-1#post-4620119

Nice old thread.
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Banana Breath
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 04:47 pm
@ossobuco,
"To Hanford, California, from west Los Angeles"
I've done a similar but not quite as far ride from LA to Bakersfield because I was told the Menudo on Sunday morning was not to be missed ;D
A friend from Fresno drove a similar distance and met me there.

But my farthest was this past summer when I used some frequent flier miles to fly from Pennsylvania to Tokyo to meet my son for dinner and participate in a sushi extravaganza that began with a morning visit to the Tsukiji fish market and scouting special ingredients like fresh wasabi roots.

http://i62.tinypic.com/r26c6h.jpg
http://i58.tinypic.com/jjqwld.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 05:43 pm
@Banana Breath,
I missed out on getting to Japan back in the eighties. Still bummed at myself, should have said what the hell and put it on a credit card. One of my teachers, later colleague, from Japan was taking a group of design students. Too much money, but likely would never be less than then.

So, how was the menudo?
Olivier5
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 06:06 pm
1 hour drive is my limit.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 06:36 pm
@Olivier5,
Yeah, but you're in France..
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George
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 06:41 pm
70 miles, Boston MA to York ME.

I drove friend to a lobster restaurant overlooking the ocean and
Nubble Point Light.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 07:15 pm
@George,
That could be good or bad..
California memories call to mind fine looking restaurants selling near junk by the shore, with gorgeous views and hefty prices. Not all, but many, and the good ones were apt to be across the highway or on a side street.

But if you drove it, George, I'm betting it was worth the drive.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 08:48 pm
78 km - from Cairns to Port Douglas for lunch at Salsa or dinner at Harrisons or Nautilus

Not the world's most unpleasant drive

http://www.adventurenorthaustralia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Scenic-coastal-road-to-Port-Douglas-web-size1.jpg
Banana Breath
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 08:54 pm
@ossobuco,
Quote:
So, how was the menudo?

The menudo was awesome! Big bowls, piping hot, generous with the tripe, more savory than spicy... Honestly I think there was at least one big bowl on every table.
The other dishes were wonderful as well, we got about 6 things and didn't come close to eating it all, but it was nice to sample them and pretty inexpensive, 30-some odd dollars for all of it. Los Molcajetes, if you're ever in the area. There is NO other reason to go to Bakersfield as far as I can tell, outside of the taquerias, it's the dullest city I've ever seen in all my world travels.
Banana Breath
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 09:00 pm
@hingehead,
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78 km - from Cairns to Port Douglas for lunch at Salsa

I looked at the website for Salsa... nice food photos... I'd give it a try ;D
But its 15,000 km from here... so not any time soon.

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 09:14 pm
@Banana Breath,
I once owned land in Bakersfield. Dumb as a door knob. Investment people..

I was never meant for the money life.


Adds, I've a long time friend who lives near there. Architectural historian who found out he had AIDs, back in the the day and prepared to die. He's still kicking all these years later. If I ever mention Richard on a2k, that's him, though I haven't posted on his stuff in a while.

If you ever want to know about that area, or Greene and Greene houses, I'll connect you.
 

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