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Old 02-18-2008, 07:51 PM   #1
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Culinary Road Trip, 2008

When I was hired at my new position, one of my selling points was some of my quirky marketing plans.

Since the beginning of the year, I've taken the cafe on a weekly culinary road trip (called Road Trip 2008) to different cities around the nation. I highlight the food indigenous to that city or region.

So far, I've done Santa Fe, Charleston, New Orleans ( a huge Mardi Gras affair), Raleigh, Baltimore and San Francisco (China Town for Chinese New Year). This week I'm doing 'floribbean' cuisine from Miami.

Anyone have any other suggestions for cities? Give me some culinary ideas, too, if you can. Thanks, I do appreciate the help. What I offer is usually 2 or three entrees, a soup, some sides and a bread.

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Old 02-18-2008, 07:54 PM   #2
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You can't leave out barbecue for "Memphis in May." You could have great fun with that.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:05 PM   #3
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You can't leave out barbecue for "Memphis in May." You could have great fun with that.
Ditto to that and add in Kansas City, Austin Tx, and most of NC/SC.

Barbecue is a hot commodity right now.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:22 PM   #4
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Savannah Georgia, LOTS of great "southern" food and Southern Neuvo.

Roanoke VA, Just to go to Metro. You would NEVER believe there is such an awesome restaurant in such an out of the way town. I can not say enough AWESOME things about it. Was always a night out on the "towN' reason when I had to attend food shows in Winston Salem.There are also some great little hole in the wall places that serve very good comfort food.

Chincoteauge, AWESOME seafood, very quaint town. Everything from a full afternoon tea, to beer swilling, awesome food, local live music, and a sunset not to be missed.
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What did you find in Santa Fe? I grew up there, I'm just curious about what you liked.
Seafood in Seattle- that's my suggestion.
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Boston!

Clam chowder
Lobster
Baked beans
Corned beef dinner
Boston Cream Pie
Parker House rolls
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I though it was Bahhstan?
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I though it was Bahhstan?

That's how you say it, not how you spell it.
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Chicago.....It's a gimme!! It's a must!!!
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:11 PM   #10
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Eastern Virginia - blue crab (steamed crabs for pickin' or Crab Norfolk or crab cakes), roasted or fried oysters, Smithfield country ham, peanut soup, Brunswick stew, sweet potatoes, black-eyed peas, spoonbread.
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:19 PM   #11
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Southern Michigan - lots of German/Polish influences. Kielbasa with sauerkraut, sauerbraten, pierogies, stuffed cabbage, spätzle, potato pancakes, duck’s blood soup, rye or pumpernickel bread.
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:46 AM   #12
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Boston!

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Lobster
Baked beans
Corned beef dinner
Boston Cream Pie
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Definitely

We finally got a decent NE Seafood restaurant in our area a couple years ago that flies in lobster and clams 2-3 times a week (during season). I go about every 2 weeks just to get my fill of fried Ipswich Clams (whole belly)

It's a little Mom & Pop (hope Mark & Laurie don't read this!!) operation and the restaurant seats about 40. Complete with the Bawhstan accent...Mark cooks and Laurie does a good imitation of a Durgin Park waitress, hustling folks in and out.
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What did you find in Santa Fe? I grew up there, I'm just curious about what you liked.
Seafood in Seattle- that's my suggestion.
We/I didn't actually travel there...we're all stuck on Wall Street I did pulled meats, different types of sauces, focusing on chili peppers.
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Boston!

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Lobster
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Perfect Idea-I may hold off of that till March 13th, and do it for St. Patrick's Day.
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Chicago.....It's a gimme!! It's a must!!!
I agree....but what do they eat there that is specific to the city???
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Eastern Virginia - blue crab (steamed crabs for pickin' or Crab Norfolk or crab cakes), roasted or fried oysters, Smithfield country ham, peanut soup, Brunswick stew, sweet potatoes, black-eyed peas, spoonbread.
Is there a city name that New York Traders would recognize?
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Southern Michigan - lots of German/Polish influences. Kielbasa with sauerkraut, sauerbraten, pierogies, stuffed cabbage, spätzle, potato pancakes, duck’s blood soup, rye or pumpernickel

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Another excellent idea...I just need the name of a city that is recognizable.
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Thanks to all the initial posters for the bbq suggestions. One thing's for sure, NYSE traders love love love barbecue.
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I agree....but what do they eat there that is specific to the city???
You're asking me,,,a country boy from small town Mississippi???

Deep Dish Chicago Style Pizza
Italian Roast Beef Sandwiches
Hot Dogs

Twinkies...Invented there 75+ years ago...Fried?
Brownies...Another Invention...1893 or so..

I see a very fun event in the making....and just wait for some of the Chicago natives to weigh in.....Sha-Zams!!!
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Deep Dish Chicago Style Pizza
Italian Roast Beef Sandwiches
Hot Dogs

Twinkies...Invented there 75+ years ago...Fried?
Brownies...Another Invention...1893 or so..
Good points all...let's not forget the great Chicago steakhouses

Thanks Uncle Bob, I'm going to have to find me a good Chicago style dog for lunch
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