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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/09/30 10:00:12 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JRPfeff 2018/09/30 11:52:08
Saturday, September 29th - Our newly married couple enjoyed their first breakfast as husband and wife with Blue Corn Pinon Pancakes at La Cocina in Espanola.  The short drive to ABQ and it was up the tram at Sandia Peak for gorgeous views of the surrounding area.  
 
Lunch at Garcias, of course, and little afternoon caffeine to recharge the batteries at Michael Thomas Coffee Roasters.  Old town for a walk and some shopping for a new sombrero and dinner at the equally esteemed Mary and Tito's.  
 
Tomorrow...it's off to Santa Fe and perhaps a crossing of the paths with Roadfood's very own Marriage Counselor, Joe Rogo!  Stay tuned!
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/09/30 12:54:58 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JRPfeff 2018/09/30 18:52:08
An unexpected consequence of the itinerary has had dire consequences and may require an abrupt change in plans. The lack of (albeit regionally inappropriate) fresh oysters has cast doubt on this trip having a fine climax without a detour to the Gulf Coast ASAP unless CTD as chaperone can somehow resolve this.
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/01 07:58:42 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby nagle 2018/10/01 23:57:14
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An unexpected consequence of the itinerary has had dire consequences and may require an abrupt change in plans. The lack of (albeit regionally inappropriate) fresh oysters has cast doubt on this trip having a fine climax without a detour to the Gulf Coast ASAP unless CTD as chaperone can somehow resolve this.



i appreciate your concern!  Having anticipated this type of problem might arise, we sent in veteran Roadfooder and consultant on all things, Joe Rogo!  He has checked in and reported back that all things are proceeding like a well oiled machine!  Apparently, The Sultan has risen to the occasion. 
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/01 08:11:22 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joerogo 2018/10/01 12:31:59
Sunday, September 30th - Our second full day of matrimonial bliss began with coffee at Satellite Coffee in ABQ.  Then it's off to Santa Fe and breakfast at Tecolote Cafe with a decadent Huevos Yucatecos for The Sultan and Florentine Benedict for his lovely bride.  
 
After trips to the Plaza in old Santa Fe and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, it was time for the meat-up.  Marriage counselor Joe Rogo traveled from Pittston to the Santa Fe Bite to work his magic and after several Green Chili Cheeseburgers, things moved into high gear.  
 
Next up, the Loretto Chapel along with Fort Marcy Park.  Dinner at Harry's Roadhouse brought a surprise as our Love Birds channeled their inner ChiSalad15 and both ordered salads....WTH?  And with a mile long dessert list, there were no reported desserts on the table.  That Joe Rogo has some pretty strong recommendations!  
 
Finishing the day strong, a cold Amber from Boxing Barrel Brewery in Corrales!  
 
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/01 14:37:58 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joerogo 2018/10/01 19:29:14
Monday, October 1st - Breakfast is a natural....The Frontier Restaurant followed by one more Michael Thomas Coffee!  Always good to the last drop....
 
After a disappointing dessert choice of none last night, our dynamic duo minus the capes headed into the open country.  Petroglyph Park AND Indian Pueblo Cultural Center as they try to work up an appetite for dessert! .  
 
Lunch today will most likely be Padillas!  
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/01 16:25:18 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ChiTownDiner 2018/10/01 16:38:29
I just think the whole thing is very romantic and I wish them a lifetime of happiness. I've been following on Instagram and FB.
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/01 16:39:06 (permalink)
It's really a cool trip and a great romance, partially born on the CT Bus Tour!  
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/03 07:10:31 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby harriet1954 2018/10/03 16:25:18
Any laundry updates?  I hear the boy is whipped already!
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/04 07:26:48 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby nagle 2018/10/04 15:13:11
Busy week at work...so I got some catching up to do!  
 
First...our newlyweds!  
 

 
Oops...wrong photo...hear we have The Sultan with marriage counselor extraordinaire Joe Rogo.  Joe often travels the countryside offering fine advice to those wise enough to seek his consul.  rumor has it that he is enroute to Hawaii where another famous Roadfood couple is anxiously awaiting his arrival.  
 
Wrapping up Monday....the first TTM of the trip occurred at Big D's in downtown Roswell.  Closed for maintenance says the sigh....never again says The Sultan.  
 
An out of the box audible resulted in Peppers Bar & Grill and a reward of The Sultans finest, Kilt Lifter on tap.  
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/04 07:34:06 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joerogo 2018/10/04 07:42:55
Tuesday, October 2nd began with coffee at Raging Brew followed by the more mundane task of laundry at Carlsbad Laundry.  With nearly 2 weeks remaining, it was time for some clean duds.  Carlsbad Laundry has a special machine for The Sultan's many styles of chaps.  
 
Freshly styled, our lovebirds headed to the Carlsbad Caverns for a few hours of romantic rock and cave play.  Lunch at the Caverns' very own Carlsbad Caverns Trading Company with some great blue corn nachos!  Dinner will be the locally known Lucky Bull Grill. 
 
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/04 07:39:25 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby nagle 2018/10/04 15:13:06
Wednesday, October 3rd - Our couple begins the slow turn eastward with a day of driving and sightseeing.  Blue House Bakery as they check out of Carlsbad.  Wheatberry Toast for The Sultan who always watches his waistline.  Lunch crossed the border into Pecos TX and a great surprise.  High praise from The Sultan rating Pody's BBQ one of the best he has ever had.  
 
Arriving at the Riverwalk in San Antonio, dinner was at the temporary home of Chris Madrid's.  Fire destroyed the original and they are temporarily housed in a food truck while rebuilding continues.  While the food was more than fine and the tents were air conditioned, even with clean duds, there was an infestation of flies.  Perhaps they errored in ordering the Poo Poo Platter....
 
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/04 10:41:59 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby nagle 2018/10/04 15:13:43
Thursday, October 4th - San Antonio's Olmos Perk is in for quite a surprise as our lovebirds drop in for morning coffee and breakfast.  A bit of a walk, but they will remember The Alamo.  Lunch today will be at Ray's Drive Inn followed by some more San Antonio sightseeing, maybe even the Governor's Palace!  Always good to get The Sultan's take on anything palace related!  
 
UPDATE:  The flies have subsided!  
 
Austin is only a couple hours away and dinner will be at one of my favorites, Hoover's!  My favorite rendition of CFS!  
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/05 08:42:17 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JRPfeff 2018/10/05 08:55:10
It what can only be viewed as a startling reveal, our honeymooners were joined by a close friend for dinner at Hoover's.  The epicenter of southern cooking began straight up with a delightful and very fine jalapeno chicken fried steak.  As dessert time approached, I was consulted on ordering priorities after receiving this photo....
 
 

 
My choices were clearly transmitted....Cherry Cobbler, Blackberry Cobbler, Buttermilk Pie and Praline Bread Pudding.  Perfect for a 1st dessert course among three friends.  
 
I was stunned to find that only 1 slice of Buttermilk Pie was ordered....among 3 people...and it wasn't even finished.  In private comments, The Sultan speaks of outlawing dessert!  This could cause an uprising not seen since the Boston Tea Party, or the very least Joe Rogo wedding night filming.  More as soon as we have additional information.  
 
 
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/05 23:38:51 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joerogo 2018/10/06 15:08:18
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Busy week at work...so I got some catching up to do!  
 
First...our newlyweds!  
 

 
Oops...wrong photo...hear we have The Sultan with marriage counselor extraordinaire Joe Rogo.  Joe often travels the countryside offering fine advice to those wise enough to seek his consul.  rumor has it that he is enroute to Hawaii where another famous Roadfood couple is anxiously awaiting his arrival.  
 
Wrapping up Monday....the first TTM of the trip occurred at Big D's in downtown Roswell.  Closed for maintenance says the sigh....never again says The Sultan.  
 
An out of the box audible resulted in Peppers Bar & Grill and a reward of The Sultans finest, Kilt Lifter on tap.  


Still no Rogo sightings in Ko Olina. #wheresrogo
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/08 08:17:00 (permalink)
Friday, October 5 - After a little sleeping in due to the large slice of pie split 3 ways, our well rested couple visited Maria's Taco Express for breakfast followed by a relaxing cup of Joe at Summer Moon Coffee Bar. 
 
A pose or two with the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue and then lunch at legendary Louie Muller's.  A little extra caffeine Mozart's Coffee Roasters and back to Austin for dinner at Threadgill's.  
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/08 08:20:18 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JRPfeff 2018/10/08 09:05:39
Saturday, October 6 - An early start at Epoch Coffee in Austin and our couple is whisked by limo.  Pecan Pie at Royer's Bakery in Round Top.  Sartin's in the Mall for lunch featured BBQ Crabs and finally, after pulling into New Orleans, dinner at Tujagues.  Bourbon Street has been planning for The Sultan's arrival for months and it may have been bigger than Mardi Gras!  
 
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/08 08:24:35 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joerogo 2018/10/08 09:43:35
Sunday, October 7 - Off to Mother's for breakfast and then more coffee at Who Dat Coffee.  Hit up Jackson Square and you're right by Central Grocery for the very muffaletta around.  After a lengthy cemetery tour researching some of The Sultan's ancestors, it was Cassamento's for dinner.  Hard to go wrong in this town.  Nice to see folks lining the streets for our newlyweds with streets covered rice and beads!  
 
I suggested one of my discoveries, Creole Creamery.  The Sultan was in the mood for Imperial Woodpecker but Sandra insisted on returning to the hotel room....hmmm....  
 
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/09 17:51:11 (permalink)
Monday, October 8 - Camellia Grill for Monday's breakfast is quite the start and then to follow up with coffee at Mojo's....absolutely the Finest!  A self guided tour of the Garden District and a return to Mother's for lunch where the weekday crowd wrapped the line around the block!  Then a lovely cruise on the Creole Queen and the evening dinner at Bon Ton.  What a day!  
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/09 17:54:42 (permalink)
Tuesday, October 9 - An early breakfast at PJ's along with their roaming cup of coffee and it's time to head north.  Lunch at Bully's in Jackson MS followed by the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale.  A walk hand in hand in downtown Clarksdale followed by dinner at Ramon's.  Then a late night drive into Memphis to set up base camp for a couple of nights.  
 
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/11 13:02:30 (permalink)
Wednesday, October 10 - A leisurely day in Memphis begins with a true Southern breakfast at Barksdale.  Ham with the bone and red eye gravy plus grits.  Quick trip nearby to Otherlands for coffee as The Sultan keeps abreast of coffee trends world wide!  At 11am, the Peabody Ducks are in awe as The Sultan and his new bride are their to guide them down the runway.  Can't go to Memphis without a lunch visit to Payne's fueling up for the iconic stops at Sun Studio and Graceland.  Yep...The Sultan has left the building...for diner at the BBQ Shop!  
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/11 13:06:28 (permalink)
Thursday, October 11 - A quick cup of Joe at Bluff City Coffee and our lovebirds are on the road for Nashville.  Arriving just in time to beat the line at Arnold's Country Kitchen before paying respects at The Johnny Cash Museum.  A bit of exercise at the Bell Meade Plantation and a reunion dinner at the Loveless Cafe!  Those Loveless biscuits have been known to make a man frisky and Broadway Street is just the right place for that!  
 
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/14 17:13:24 (permalink)
Friday, October 12th - With word of The Sultan's arrival spreading thru Nashville like a new Johnny Cash album, Lines were already forming at Pancake Pantry, Fido and Biscuit Love.  That last back rub in bed certain ly cost some time and fine eating.  Off to the Ryman Auditorium for a morning tour and lunch at Rotiers which dropped its evening hours some time ago.  
 
A quick get away left hundreds of autograph seekers empty handed as our love birds headed east to Carver's Apple House Restaurant and a Roadfood meet-up with Roadfood stalwart Paul Smith along with Roz and Zor.  
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/14 17:18:28 (permalink)
Saturday, October 13th - The last full day on the road begins with Catalyst Coffee Co in Greeneville, TN.  After a scenic drive, its lunch Galax SMokehouse in Galax, VA.  Bluegrass is on the bill at Fliydsi Country Store in FLyod, VA followed by dinner at Mrs Rowe's in Staunton, VA.  Even The Sultan can have issues as numerous calls to Mrs' Rowe's confirmed spoon bread on the menu....but alas, there was none!  
 
A bonus of Peanut Soup at Southern Kitchen in New Market and an evening nightcap and mood setter at Waysidein in Middletown.  Our duo is certainly finishing strong!  
 
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/14 17:21:24 (permalink)
Sunday, October 14th - The final leg begins with breakfast at Bonnie BLue Bakery in Winchester VA followed by more Joe at Expresso Bar & Cafe.  
 
Lunch with some of the new in-laws at Oregon Dairy in Lititz PA and a quick diversion to miss an opportunity to visit with Joe Rogo in his natural environment.  
 
The Final Meal of The Trip will be Modern Apizza in New Haven....it's been one hell of a trip!  
 
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/14 19:54:54 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ChiTownDiner 2018/10/15 07:41:15
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Sunday, October 14th - The final leg begins with breakfast at Bonnie BLue Bakery in Winchester VA followed by more Joe at Expresso Bar & Cafe.  
 
Lunch with some of the new in-laws at Oregon Dairy in Lititz PA and a quick diversion to miss an opportunity to visit with Joe Rogo in his natural environment.  
 
The Final Meal of The Trip will be Modern Apizza in New Haven....it's been one hell of a trip!  
 


Don't you mean one hell of THE trip?
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/15 07:42:24 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby nagle 2018/10/15 13:43:02
Thanks David...with my editor ChiBears15 on an airplane, I often struggle.  Appreciate the assistance!  
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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/15 07:44:00 (permalink)
 
The Finest White Clam Pizza from Modern Apizza in New Haven!  The clams were jumping into the boat for a chance to decorate The Sultan's Apizza!  
 

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Re: The Fine Tracker 2018/10/16 07:59:59 (permalink)
After two nights in the comfort of his own bed, The Sultan returns to inspect the salt mines.  Planning is well underway for The Trip II....The Honeymoon!  
 
Gary and Pittston have already made the short list and preparations are under way!  
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