Christmas Trip 2010

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2011/01/11 22:18:24 (permalink)

Christmas Trip 2010

Hey gang
So based on my thread about eating around Huntsville during our Christmas visit I thought I'd give y'all an idea of some of the great eats we had on our way to and fro.
We started with a visit to the University of Michigan and my most favourite burger place on the planet. Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger. (
You order your burgers as singles, doubles, etc. up to quints at which time they start on a new bun. I always get a quad which is 4, 1.5 oz. meatballs, smashed on the flat top, cooked and then piled on a bun. I get an onion bun, American cheese and today, salami. They also make kick ass onion rings.
Next on the agenda was a stop at Wallace Station in Kentucky. Just outside Lexington I saw this place on DD&D and had to visit. It's every bit as good as Guy says it is and the drive out there is magnificent. (" _mce_src="" />
Mrs. Sippi's sandwich and my burger were both fantastic but the "Danger Brownie" was to die for. A chocoholic's dream." _mce_src="" />
We ran up to Lynchburg and visited the Jack Daniels distillery. While in town we stopped off at a great little place named Cattywampus. It's an upscale, down home kinda place. Doing fried chicken and other favourites like that. On this day they had Jucy Lucy's as the lunch special and that was too hard to turn down." _mce_src="" />
What really made me interested in the place was the warm skillet of corn bread and molasses butter they greet you with at your table. It's more of a sweet cornbread so not quite southern." _mce_src="" /> but it was the best I've had.
While in Huntsville we always have to stop at Dreamland. They get mixed reviews on various boards but I think they're fantastic. (

One of the neatest features is the pit right in the dining room
On the way home we stopped first in Franklin and Dotson's Restaurant. Considered one of the old guard in Franklin it's a meat n 3 and is terrific.
They're famous for their cream pies and the chocolate version was fantastic.
Our usual stop at Skyline in Dayton is always nice. A 3 way with hot sauce is how I like it. (
Our last stop was in Dearborn and Mati's Deli. Recommended by someone on another board this place is really cool.
It's in an old gas station and serves up some good deli. They get their meat from United Packers but cook it in house. My pastrami on rye with mustard and Swiss was good solid sandwich. The pickled hadn't pickled enough for my liking. It was a bit more like cucumber than pickle.
Well that's all for this trip. I'll report back again when we make our Spring trip. Hoping to try Blue Ash Chili in Cinci and put a bigger dent in my list of "100 things to eat in Alabama Before You Die."
Vini Vidi Mangi

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