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Title: Road Restaurant Listings - By City - READ BEFORE POSTING!
Post by: A Man on June 20, 2008, 02:49:41 PM
Mac Kerr wrote on Fri, 04 July 2008 14:40

I am creating this thread to move Trip's restaurant thread to the LAB. If you are going to add a listing, please put the city and/or venue in the subject line so it is easy to find a particular venue. If you are adding to a city, please respond to the thread about that city so the city thread stays together.

Non-complying posts will be removed.

This is not a discussion thread. It is a resource thread.


We will try to work out a better system if this takes off.

Mac



How about a Restaurant Listing based around the usual venues and hotels that we encounter while on tour?
I think it would be good to have a little database to reference when looking for grub within radio distance to the venue or hotel...



The Weber Grill Restaurant - Chicago.
Just down the street from House of Blues @ the Hilton Garden Inn. There is also one in Indianapolis near the RCA Dome.

I go for the Black and Blue Burger or the Beer Can Chicken. The Baked Onion Soup is nice in the winter too..
  http://www.webergrillrestaurant.com/locations/locatintro.htm l


Jack's BBQ - Nashville
. Across from the Sommet Center on Broadway.

Try the Tennessee Pork Shoulder, St. Louis Style Pork Ribs or Texas Beef Brisket w/ Mac-n-Cheese and Corn....and they have SWEET TEA ! (always a bonus for us southern boys!)
http://www.jacksbarbque.com/index.html


The Irish Times - Worcester MA.
Across from the Palladium.

Usual pub grub. The Bangers and Mashed is good as is the Fish-n-Chips and Shepherd’s Pie.

Eat before your show though, it turns into a dance club / college bar late night.
http://www.irishtimespub.com/



St. Pete's Dancing Marlin - Dallas in Deep Ellum.


Try the Diablo Tempestuous with shrimp. (HOT!)
http://www.dancingmarlin.com/index.php?id=23



Title: Albuquerque, NM
Post by: Guy Nix on June 20, 2008, 08:36:58 PM
Albuquerque, NM (& surrounding areas)

Porky's Pride Real Pit BBQ
www.porkyspride.com

If any Labster's are ever anywhere near the Albuquerque metro area, we will be happy to get some good BBQ to you!

Would be great to meet any of you guys that get out this way too.

Guy

EDIT:
To be clear, I own both of the Porky's Pride BBQ locations here in Albuquerque. So, wether your venue is nearby or not, most of the time, I will make sure you get some food delivered. Plus, LIke I said, it would be great to meet some of you guys as you come thru. And, even you locals! (David lol)

So if your coming thru, or have any questions, PM me and I'll get you covered.
We are breakfast, lunch & dinner by the way.

And Mac, if this breaks any rules of advertising, because I own the business, feel free to delete.
Guy
Title: Hickory, MS... keep driving.
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on June 20, 2008, 11:05:53 PM
Yo, Jon... good concept.. IMO for this to be accessible it needs to be maybe a sticky in basement or maybe on the LAB, this seems more important than all the line array poop.

The Posts need to be "by City" , different city, different post. The title could even contain high lights to make scanning easier.

Lurkers could look for most recent posts as being most recent. and all posts for one city would be self organized under each other...

Reply to a different city post to add new restaurants, use quote to add comments or offer different opinions.

I can offer that if driving through Hickory, keep the pedal to the medal... Jeans Red Door in lost gap (west of Meridian)  doesn't suck for cue.

JR
Title: Milwaukee, WI
Post by: Mike Babcock on June 21, 2008, 12:03:35 PM
Well, actually in Waukesha which is a short drive away and definitely out of radio range from any real venues, but something everyone should taste. It's about a 15 minute drive from the Rave (non rush hour). The best directions I ever heard was when Slayer was playing the Waukesha Expo Center and the commercial said "South of Heaven? No, it's west of Milwaukee"

Jimmy's Grotto on Main St in Waukesha.
While it appears to be a standard mom and pop pizza joint, they have something called a Ponzarotta. Basically if you take a pizza and fold it in half, similar to a calzone, and then deep fry it instead of baking it, you get the concept. I've had the phone number memorized for 20 years and never make a trip home without ordering a few. They deliver, but I don't know how far they deliver to.
http://www.jimmysgrottopizza.com/
This would be walking distance if you did riverfest in frame park, the jazz series in cutler park. In delivery range if you're playing anywhere in the city of Waukesha including the waukesha county fairgrounds. Takes about an hour and a half for delivery.


Edited out unnecessary comments and added in what venues it is close to.
Title: Re: Milwaukee, WI
Post by: A Man on June 21, 2008, 10:31:55 PM
In the new thread that I'm going to start "PLACES TO EAT NEAR VENUES" please do not argue over "who started what food dish and which region is better... who's BBQ is better... what is Sweet Tea"...Please. The point of this thread (which will be started anew) is to have a reference to "Food and Drink" that, ideally, is within walking distance from the various venues that one would encounter on tour.

Bon Appetit.  Cool
Title: Re: Milwaukee, WI
Post by: Mike Babcock on June 21, 2008, 10:38:00 PM
Jon Martin wrote on Sat, 21 June 2008 22:31

In the new thread that I'm going to start "PLACES TO EAT NEAR VENUES" please do not argue over "who started what food dish and which region is better... who's BBQ is better... what is Sweet Tea"...Please. The point of this thread (which will be started anew) is to have a reference to "Food and Drink" that, ideally, is within walking distance from the various venues that one would encounter on tour.

Bon Appetit.  Cool

There's not a whole lot on there for the states, but...
http://www.crewnosh.com/

A friend of mine used to have a site called ontourdayoff.com but that appears to no longer exist.
Title: Road Restaurant Listings - by City - READ BEFORE POSTING
Post by: Mac Kerr on July 04, 2008, 02:40:38 PM
I am creating this thread to move Trip's restaurant thread to the LAB. If you are going to add a listing, please put the city and/or venue in the subject line so it is easy to find a particular venue. If you are adding to a city, please respond to the thread about that city so the city thread stays together.

Non-complying posts will be removed.

This is not a discussion thread. It is a resource thread.


We will try to work out a better system if this takes off.

Mac
Title: Re: Restaurant Listings
Post by: Mac Kerr on July 04, 2008, 02:43:20 PM
I'm moving this to the LAB, we'll see how it works.

Mac
Title: Raleigh, NC
Post by: Will Lane on July 06, 2008, 08:20:41 PM
Raleigh, NC

#1 42nd Street Oyster Bar
This is about as good as it gets for seafood that isn't right on the coast.  Located in downtown.

http://www.42ndstoysterbar.com/

#2 Amedeo's Italian Cuisine
Pretty good place, I'm not so big on Italian, but alot of people I know love it.  Located near I440 and NCSU.

http://www.amedeosrestaurant.com/
Title: Re: Raleigh, NC -> Downtown
Post by: ThomasDameron on July 06, 2008, 09:11:20 PM
I would add a few:

Raleigh Times
Small menu, but everything on there is excellent.  Walking distance from Lincoln Theater, The Pour House, Progress Center (and soon to be the convention center) if that's where your gig is.  Kitchen stays open until 2am.  Excellent as a watering hole too.
14 E. Hargett St., 919-833-0999

Rockford

Almost all sandwich and salad menu, but it's classier food than that would suggest.  Located in the middle of one of the main drags.
320 1/2 Glenwood Ave., (919) 821-9020

Oak City Cafe
http://oakwoodcaferaleigh.com/
Authentic Cuban and Argentinian.  Only open for dinner on Friday and Saturday.  Lunch M-Sa.  It's small, so I wouldn't go with a big group but it's good eats.  Not too far from downtown gigs, more like a 15 min walk.  Two blocks north of Moore's Square if you're gig is there.
300 E Edenton St, (919) 828-5994

Irregarless Cafe
http://www.irregardless.com/cafe.html
If you're trying to spend more than your PD.
901 W. Morgan St., (919) 833-8898

Neomonde
http://www.neomonde.com/cafe/index.aspx
Authentic Lebanese/Mediterranean+ grocery.  You can order by weight if you're looking for some good road food and have a place to keep it.  
3817 Beryl Road (turn at the road by Waffle house (not on the list) take an immdiate left, 300 yds. down the road on the left),  iffy on their English, but (919) 828-1628

Title: Albuquerque
Post by: David Buehler on July 09, 2008, 02:20:30 AM
Hey Guy!

I have not been to Porky's yet but I was near by when the staff of the neighboring supermarket thought the place was on fire, but relealized that the owners had lef the smoker on in the back for some reason over night without turning on the exhaust fan. Made for a interesting night... It's up in the heights so i am not certian that most of the labsters would make it up this way since it's by my place and i think yours.

Some other BBQ places to check out:
Rudy's BBQ
http://rudysbbq.com/locations/index.html
These are the only 2 stores not in TX, and one is right near my shop too! a short ride from downtown.

Jersey Jacks
http://www.jerseyjacks.com/
A cool little sandwhich shop open for lunch and breakfast off of I-25 north of I-40. These guys use Boar's head meats in the sandwhiches.

New York Pizza Department
215 Central NW Suite B
Albuquerque, NM 87102
This place is accross the street from the Sunshine theatre, and walking distance from the EL-Rey, Launchpad and many other of downtown's clubs. Best part open till 2:30AM on the weekends!
http://999dine.com/nm/nypd/

Frontier Restaurant
East Central across from UNM main campus
This is the "world famous" restuarant with the John Wayne pictures in it. Everything and everything on the menu and made fast, stay away during lunch hours as 32,000 college students decend on the place each day, they used to be open 24 hours but now close at 1 am every day. Nearby Venues include PopeJoy Hall
http://www.frontierrestaurant.com/






Title: Re: Albuquerque
Post by: Andy Peters on July 09, 2008, 12:36:18 PM
David Buehler wrote on Tue, 08 July 2008 23:20

Frontier Restaurant
East Central across from UNM main campus
This is the "world famous" restuarant with the John Wayne pictures in it. Everything and everything on the menu and made fast, stay away during lunch hours as 32,000 college students decend on the place each day, they used to be open 24 hours but now close at 1 am every day. Nearby Venues include PopeJoy Hall
http://www.frontierrestaurant.com/


+100 for the Frontier!

-a

Title: Troy, NY
Post by: Bennett Prescott on July 10, 2008, 11:37:36 AM
Brown's Brewery on River Street (downtown) has great food and good beer, plus an outdoor patio where smoking is allowed.

Troy Ale House at 680 River Street (a little further out of town to the north) has excellent beer on tap, good food, but the best wings on the planet. The "capital district's hottest wings" really are a masterpiece, but not for the faint of heart (or bowels).

Plum Blossom chinese restaurant up Hoosick Street (Rt. 7) is good cheap eats, and quick. Limited booze selection, but a quality asian place.

For pizza you want I Love New York pizza on 4th street.
Title: Carlsbad, California (just north of San Diego)
Post by: Mitch Grant on July 10, 2008, 12:08:29 PM
Carlsbad is home to the 4 Seasons Aviara Resort , a popular convention site, and just about the only one in the county north of downtown San Diego.....other than the La Costa resort. All these directions apply to both places. You will need a car to get to almost anything worthwhile, but you are only a 10 to 20 minute drive from several good restaurants. Here are a few good seafood and sushi places which I am intimately (lol) familiar with:

South of the resort:

Mister Sushi in Encinitas (all you can eat for 20.00 to 25.00)

Samurai Sushi at Loma Sante Fe and the 5 freeway (possibly the very best sushi in the county)

Seafood Market across the street from Del Mar Racetrack on Via De La Valle (great seafood!)

Other types of food:

Tuscany in La Costa has good Italian food

Or just drive south on Coast Highway (101) starting in Encinitas

North of the resort:

Kings Seafood at Palomar Airport Road and the 5 Freeway (yes, it's actually a small chain, but it's quite good)

Sushi Huku on San Marcos Blvd. in San Marcos (another all you can eat for 20 bucks contestant in the San Diego Sushi "price wars")

Hyuga Sushi just down the street from Sushi Huku (a little more expensive, and worth it)

Katsu (also just down the street) is very good but a little pricier

Other types of food:

"Restaurant Row" in San Marcos is on the same street as the 3 sushi joints above. You can find just about anything there.

Other nearby good values for those visiting California:
(my favs while trying to stay within your "per diem" rate)

Best Chain Restaurant standard American cuisine = Claim Jumper (actually this one is not cheap, but I am always amazed at how good the food is!)

Best Cheap burgers = In and Out
Even Better burgers = Islands, Fuddruckers

Best Pizza = Oggis or Leucadia Pizza

Best Salads = Souplantation

And don't forget that if you need any type of sound, lighting or backline, my shop is 20 minutes away!

Happy Eating!
Mitch




Title: LAS VEGAS - get me off the strip
Post by: philipbarrett on July 11, 2008, 12:57:46 PM
Sushi Fever,
7985 W Sahara Ave # 105,
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 838-2927

Worth the drive, fantastic fish, great friendly attitude, the best roll selection I've ever seen, all at per diem prices.

Noras
6020 W Flamingo Rd # 10, Las Vegas
(702) 365-6713

Neighborhood Italian, fun enough for a group of techs on an evening out, romantic enough for a date.  Be sure to book if you can't wait.  Prices are v. reasonable, huge Seafood Diablo was around $18.
Title: Re: LAS VEGAS - get me off the strip
Post by: Andy Peters on July 13, 2008, 12:48:46 PM
Also in Las Vegas, off the strip:

Lotus of Siam
953 E. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89104
Tel. (702)735-3033

Best Thai food in the US!

-a
Title: Detroit Food!
Post by: Nick Enright on July 16, 2008, 11:19:43 AM
I'll do this by type:

Diner Breakfast

Honest John's - Good, breakfast is great and cheap, lunch dinner too.

Brooklyn Street - Homey and Special, closes early (3pm).

Various Coney Islands - do a decent job, but can be annoying.

Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch in Detroit has a tradion of bottomless mimosas and/or bloody marys (noon-> 3pm). Not Cheap, but really good!

La Dolce Vita - the best in town. wonderful musicians generally play.

Union Street - Great place, good brunch, best bloodys.

Atlas - high quality, tasty eclectic menu.

Majestic Cafe - good bartenders, good drinks and the food isnt bad either. If you go next door, the garden bowl has less "abience" but is more friendly. There are two venues in this same building. the Majestic Theatre, 750+ capacity. and Magic Stick, 350+ cap.

Lunch

Eph McNally's - right on Woodward at Congress, tasty sandwitches, and awesome bread pudding. At lunch it's always busy, usually I'll go a bit late.

Foran's Irish Pub - Next Door to Eph's; big supporter of Michigan Products, Better Made Chips, Faygo Soda, Michigan Beer. Standard Pub Fare w/ a tiwst.

{{{More to come as I get time}}}

Nick
A Detroiter and Proud!
Title: Amsterdam and Strasbourg - Road Restaurant Listings - By City
Post by: Phil Jones (aka Phildo) on July 18, 2008, 03:53:58 PM
If you ever get to play Strasbourg in France at La Laterie then don't bother with finding a restaurant, the in-house catering is the best I have ever had at any venue anywhere.

Other than that my fave restaurant in the world is a little Indian restaurant in Amsterdam called Balti House and can be found at 41, Albert Kypstraat. Is a short walk from the Paradiso and Milkweg and WELL worth a visit.

Phil
Title: Re: Amsterdam and Strasbourg - Road Restaurant Listings - By City
Post by: Curtis_Flatt on July 21, 2008, 02:59:28 PM
try out www.roadfood.com

a great resource for places that some of us havent even found...yet
take it from someone who loves to eat.  Laughing  
Title: Re: Amsterdam and Strasbourg - Road Restaurant Listings - By City
Post by: Bob Lee (QSC) on July 21, 2008, 06:47:47 PM
Oh great, I was just in Amsterdam a couple months ago!
Title: Amsterdam favorites
Post by: Doug Fowler on July 24, 2008, 01:13:21 PM
A few Amsterdam gems:

Foodism, just west of the Multatuli statue on Oude Leliestraat, very near Jordaan:

http://www.foodism.nl/pages/about.html

To the east, the cafe in the Kriterion theater complex, just across Roeterstraat from UvA:

http://tinyurl.com/6ff8o6

Kriterion is hard to beat for cheap beer, cheap sandwiches, and unlimited people watching.

http://www.kriterion.nl/uploads/images/Foyer/foyer2.jpg

For beer, I like Cafe Gollem on Raamsteeg, just off Spui.

http://tinyurl.com/5pwoyj

At any time they will have well over a hundred Belgian brews, some in very small quantities, all written on the chalkboard.  It's very small, and very intimate.  You can get a cheese sampler plate as well.

http://beeradvocate.com/im/articles/686-1.jpg

While you're in the Spui area, get the finest chips (frites, fries, whatever... :-) just around the corner at Voetboogstraat, just off Kalverstraat.  

http://www.hiptravelguides.com/modules.php?name=Reviews& rop=showcontent&site=1&rid=205

http://www.hiptravelguides.com/vleminck.jpg
Title: Nashville, TN
Post by: Chase Reynolds on July 27, 2008, 03:34:57 AM
NASHVILLE, TN

Sam's Sushi- 200 4th Ave N.  
around 4th and Church st.

One guy runs/cooks the whole thing.  The rolls are HUGE and cheap (around $2.50) and Sam is a cool guy.  He actually won't except tips.

Probably the best sushi I've ever had
Title: Re: Amsterdam
Post by: Sebastiaan Meijer on July 28, 2008, 10:24:24 AM
Phil Jones (aka Phildo) wrote on Fri, 18 July 2008 21:53



Other than that my fave restaurant in the world is a little Indian restaurant in Amsterdam called Balti House and can be found at 41, Albert Kypstraat. Is a short walk from the Paradiso and Milkweg and WELL worth a visit.

Phil



Hi Phil,

In case other people want to find it: you spell the name of the street Albert Cuypstraat. I know the restaurant. It is great.

Greetz!
Sebas (Dutchie)
Title: Guangzhou, China
Post by: Andrew Broughton on July 28, 2008, 05:49:18 PM
Taste of India - Guangzhou, China
165 Tao Jin Lu Guangzhou , Guangdong 510095 Phone: 020-83572688

Best Indian food I've ever had, and I've had a lot! We all go there everytime we're in the area. Clean, Tasty and Cheap like everything else in China.
Title: Philadelphia, PA
Post by: HarryBrillJr. on August 06, 2008, 12:08:03 AM
South Philly? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geno%27s_Steaks
Geno's definitely rules over Pat's which is across the street.  I had both last night! Very Happy

Cab driver said Phillips was way better though. Shocked
Title: Re: Philadelphia, PA
Post by: Lee Brenkman on August 21, 2008, 11:13:50 PM
Sadly my schedule never lets me get far from the gig.

When working at the Convention Center downtown I've grown fond of the Down Home Diner in the Reading Public Market.


There's a cheesesteak place in the market too, but it's just okay IMO, not much better than the place on Lakeshore Avenue in Oakland.



Title: Re: Philadelphia, PA
Post by: Clarke LaPlante on September 08, 2008, 09:13:19 AM
No Pat's.

No Geno's.

Gotta be Jim's. Nod

Title: Kingston, Ontario
Post by: Vaughn Pease on September 20, 2008, 03:30:16 PM
Grizzly Grill, next to the Alehouse and across the street from Stages, affiliated with both venues so you can usually get them to cover your dinner and a beer if you arrange it in the advance. The ostrich steak is unreal!
www.grizzlygrill.on.ca
Title: Re: Detroit Food!
Post by: Charlie Zureki on September 21, 2008, 09:53:38 AM
Within walking distance of the Fox Theatre, Filmore, Comerica Park, Ford Field, Club Bleu, The Gem Theatre and Detroit Opera House:

The Town Pump- B+ Good Burgers and Fried Foods
The Bucharest Grill- A+ Middle Eastern Foods, Shawarmas,etc...
Hockey Town Cafe- B- Sandwiches, Typical Bar Food, Atmosphere
Leo's at Comerica- B+ on the Greek foods, Breakfast Anytime
Cheli's Saloon- C+ Bar Food, Atmosphere, Owned by Nick Chelios

Have Fun

Hammer

Title: Re: ATLANTA
Post by: Jonathan Gaines on September 29, 2008, 10:03:46 PM
Fatt Matt's Rib Shack

Piedmont Road, kinda Between Buckhead and Midtown.

Get the Rum Baked Beans
1/4 bird and a 1/4 rack of ribs

Cool Blues band every night

Title: Re: ATLANTA
Post by: Ken Freeman on October 16, 2008, 01:12:36 AM
and while at Fat Matt's, dont' forget the slices of wonder bread and the long neck Bud's to wash it all down with.  
Title: Orlando
Post by: jeffhtg (Jeff Kenney) on October 31, 2008, 08:33:14 PM
Linda's La Cantina (hwy 50 just east of downtown) / Charley's Steakhouse (2 locations 1, International drive or Orange Blossum trail). Both these places have very good oak fired steaks. Pricey - but a good treat if your celebrating

Johnny's Fillin Station Just south of downtown - on Michigain ave E of Orange Ave. Best Greasy Burger and wings around.. takes forver to get served - but they got plenty of good beer to keep you entertained

Lee and Rick's Oyster bar Best damn apalachacola oysters I have found in the U.S. and its about season too! (west of downtown off old winter garden road just E of Kirkman)

Five Guys Burgers and frys think they are a chain.. on sandlake road- pretty good burger and gormet "fry of the day"

High Tide Harry's All you can eat snowcrab all year round.. its like 30$.. but if you can put down crab its sooo worth it. They also have dungenuss, blue, and other AYCE specials.

julies waterfront small shack on a lake south of downtown on Orange ave. Been there forever serves alot of seafood & bar type food - good bar + good food.



Title: Re: Orlando
Post by: Paul Drenth on November 06, 2008, 05:24:55 PM
I would add:

El Potro at Lee Road and Orlando Ave. (17/92) in the Kmart plaza. The best Mexican food I've had in the states. Killer lunch buffet on Sunday's.

China Town on Mills Ave. (17/92) near Oregon St. NOT A BUFFET. A place you eat when you want to clean up and have good Chinese.

Cecil's BBQ 2800 S Orange Ave. Texas style BBQ at its best. Best brisket I've ever had.



Title: Lafayette, LA Cajundome
Post by: Aaron Lane on November 24, 2008, 11:17:55 AM
If you're ever down in Lafayette, LA, come check out my restaurant, Office Hours Sandwich Shop. We do homemade burgers, salads, and home-style plate lunches. I'm not bragging, but the food is really good. I don't cook, so I can brag on my crew. We deliver to the venue, too. The email for the restaurant is officehours@bellsouth.net I can send ya a menu to pass around if you need. Holler if ya need more info.

Aaron
Title: Greenville SC
Post by: Chuck Harrigan on December 02, 2008, 04:43:48 PM
I would personally recommend smoke on the water in downtown Greenville.  It's about a 5 minute walk from the Peace Center.

http://www.saucytavern.com/

Also good and nearby is coffee underground
http://www.coffeeunderground.biz/

you also might consider visiting falls park
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh140/PsychoTubax86/fallspark.jpg

please pm me if you're coming to Greenville.  I'd enjoy meeting you.
Title: St. Louis
Post by: Brad Ferguson on December 03, 2008, 02:49:19 PM
Pi | 6144 delmar blvd. | st. louis, mo 63112 | p: 314.727.6633

Best deep dish pizza on the planet, and it's right across the street from the Pageant theater.
Title: Tucson, AZ
Post by: Andrew Broughton on December 07, 2008, 01:39:08 PM
On A Roll Sushi Bar & Restaurant
http://onarollsushi.com/home.html

Walking distance from the Convention Ctr in Tucson, open till 2 and "Happy Hour" (1/2 price Sushi and drinks) is 10pm - Close!

You can eat a lot of Sushi there for cheap. Nice staff but the place is usually packed at night so make reservations.
Title: Re: St. Louis
Post by: Doug Fowler on December 13, 2008, 02:23:55 PM
Pi is pretty good.  There are lots of excellent choices up and down the U City Loop, on Delmar.
Title: Lake Worth FL/Tacos-Al-Carbon
Post by: Steve Cohen on December 16, 2008, 02:25:16 AM
They do not have a web site but here is a review with the address. http://www.yelp.com/biz/tacos-al-carbon-lake-worth. This place is the real deal. Just quality authentic Mexican food 24/7, Steve
Title: Indianapolis, Verizon Music Ctr
Post by: Paul Drenth on December 31, 2008, 12:31:41 PM
I now live in the area, and can vouch for the Mo's Irish Pub in the Hamilton Town Center near the Verizon Wireless Music Center.

The address is:

13193 Levinson Lane, Suite 100
Noblesville, IN 46060

Some of the best "upscale" bar food I've had, and excellent wings and burgers. Acceptable bar prices. Service has always been great.
Title: Corona, California just off the I15 Freeway
Post by: Mitch Grant on January 24, 2009, 01:53:17 AM
Corona may be a decent beer, but it's not a city you would ever likely be working in. However, it IS on the Interstate 15 Freeway between Las Vegas and San Diego, or perhaps between parts of greater Los Angeles and San Diego or Las Vegas. In any case, you just might find yourself driving through Corona California someday and have a hankerin' for some good Italian food. If so, you really should try this place. I was shocked at how good the food was in this little restaurant in the middle of a strip mall/shopping center at the Cajalco Road exit off of the I15 in Corona. The name of it is:  New York Pizza Dept. The address is: 2279 Eagle Glen Parkway, Corona, CA. 92883
The Phone # is: 951-493-6612
(I grew up in a community in New York that was made up mostly of Italian people, so I have been exposed to a lot of good Italian food there and other places around the world, including Italy.....so I have some basis for a valid review)
I ordered the Clam Linguine, and I have NEVER seen it served anywhere like it was there. There had to be a full pound of clams on the plate! Also though, it was quite good....not just heavy on the clams. My friend raved about his Lasagne too. For desert, the Cannoli was as good as any I've had at expensive restaurants in New York City.
Try it if you get a chance!
Title: Pittsburgh, PA
Post by: Denny Strauser on February 03, 2009, 12:11:05 AM
When in Chicago, it's the hot dogs or deep dish pizza. When in Philly, it's the cheese steaks. When in Pittsburgh it's Primanti's, with fries & slaw in the sandwich. Primanti Brother's have been featured on the Travel Channel. You will see their sandwiches being made on TV sometime during all Steelers home games. They are sold at Heinz Field (football), Mellon Arena (hockey) & PNC Park (baseball).

http://www.primantibros.com/
Title: Re: Pittsburgh, PA
Post by: Fred Merkle on February 03, 2009, 11:42:14 AM
Denny Strauser wrote on Tue, 03 February 2009 00:11

When in Pittsburgh it's Primanti's, with fries & slaw in the sandwich.



When I'm in Pittsburgh, I always try to hit:

Primanti's in the Strip.  Just down the road from Metropol.  (Yes, yes I know Metropol is closed.)  There's actually a place that serves Primanti's style sandwiches in Chicago near Wrigley.

Tessaro's in Bloomfield.  The best burgers in the 'burgh.

Fat Head's on the Southside.  "Sandwiches as big as your head." and a decent beer selection.
http://www.fatheads.com/

-Fred
Title: Madison Wisconsin
Post by: Jason Holmes on February 19, 2009, 10:49:06 PM
http://www.fridamexicangrill.com/

Frida Mexican Grill, Downtown Madison, Wisconsin

Right across the street from the Overture Center.

I had a great meal there, as did my cast. Would return to this place if I get back to Madison. It was great, and the whole of state street was pretty awesome! Worth checking out.

Frida Mexican Grill
117 State St.
Madison, WI 53703

608.256.4000
Title: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Post by: Jason Holmes on February 19, 2009, 11:11:28 PM
http://www.theacoustic.com/eauclaire/home.shtml

Acoustic Cafe

Great Sandwiches/ Pitas/ Soup/ Chili.

Good service and prices, pretty much the only place within walking distance of the Ramada downtown or the Eau Claire regional arts center.

Hours:

Mon - Thurs: 7:30am - 10pm
Friday: 7:30am - 11pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 11pm
Sunday: 9:30am - 10pm

Address:

505 South Barstow
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Title: Re: North Wilkesboro, NC
Post by: Jon Bannan on February 24, 2009, 07:32:44 PM
http://www.brushymtnsmokehouse.com/

Great Ribs, pulled pork and brisket.  And to top if off, one heck of a brownie and apple pie ice cream sundae.

201 Wilkesboro, Blvd.
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Phone Phone: 336-667-9464
Fax: 336-903-8646 (TOGO)  
Hours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday, Saturday

11:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Buffet only
Closed Tuesday

Title: OFallon, MO
Post by: Andrew Broughton on February 24, 2009, 08:47:16 PM
About 45min outside of St. Louis.

http://www.bombaygrillusa.com/

Best Indian I've had in the USA, and I've had a LOT! Smile
Title: Valdosta, Albany, & Tifton, GA - Lake City & Tallahassee, FL
Post by: Gene Hardage on February 25, 2009, 02:32:51 PM
Not exactly at the top of anyone's list for destinations and touring but people often pass by these towns on the way to other gigs.  (Often as quickly as possible Laughing )

"Ole Times Country Buffet is a true Southern Cooking country buffet restaurant proudly serving South Georgia and North Florida."

http://www.ole-times.com/

I like buffets for travel 'cause it gets you in and out quicker.
Where the Tea is sweet and the cornbread aint... Razz
Title: Re: Nashville, TN - Gold Rush
Post by: James L. Lunsford on March 12, 2009, 11:25:01 AM
Let's face it, if you're coming through Nashville there's a good chance you might be playing the Exit (AKA - Exit/In). Right across the street is one of my favorite places, The Gold Rush. Great food, Great bar, fair prices. Actually I typically always eat there when I'm doing a show at the Exit.
Title: Toronto, ON & Hamilton, ON
Post by: Brad Ferguson on March 26, 2009, 08:52:01 AM
Toronto, ON
Breakfast:

Cora's
277 Wellington Street West.
This french-Canadian chain is famous for their breakfast. The shut down shop at 3pm, so it's a breakfast only spot. There are lots of them across Ontario, and Quebec. Slightly more pricey than your typical diner breakfast, but they have great smoothies and fruit bowls.

Fran's
Toronto's oldest diner. Breakfast is particularly good here. Two locations, one across from Massey Hall.


Hamilton, ON


Harbour Diner.
486 James Street north.
A little out of the way but you'll thank me.
Delicious food on the cheap. I suggest you try the Turkey wings or the Pulled Pork Poutine. (who here actually knows what a poutine is.. so delicous)
Title: London, Camden, Roundhouse Venue.
Post by: Gareth Owen on March 29, 2009, 04:46:37 PM
When doing a show at The Roundhouse in London, take a five minute wander down the road to Foggs Resturant near Chalk Farm.

http://www.foggsrestaurant.co.uk/

Good food, great hospitality, and they can be very quick if you've got to get back to the show!
Title: Re: Madison Wisconsin
Post by: Tim Woodworth on April 03, 2009, 01:09:08 PM
Ian's Pizza on State Street up towards the Capital....they have every kind of pizza you never imagined. The Mac & Cheese pizza is their most popular, for me it is the Philly Cheese steak pizza and the Buffalo chicken & blue cheese pizza. The crew from O.A.R. kept going back all day for more. If you buy 10 slices you get 1 free, I bet they got a few free!

Title: Buffalo, NY
Post by: Mac Kerr on April 03, 2009, 03:09:18 PM
This week in Buffalo I made a lucky find in Papaya, an Asian fusion restaurant on Chippewa, near the convention center and theaters. Great food, not outrageous prices.

Mac
Title: Toledo Restaurants
Post by: Charlie Zureki on April 15, 2009, 01:01:17 PM


 Hello, if you like Hot Dogs... you have to go to Tony Packo's
7 S. Superior Street, Toledo ... a couple blocks from I-75

 Tony's was made famous from the Character "Max Klinger" from the TV series "Mash"...("Toledo's the armpit of America"  Laughing ) their pickled peppers are great, just make sure you're getting them from the restaurant and not from the Jars in Grocery stores.

Cheers,
Hammer
Title: Anchorage, Great Falls, MT, Boston MA
Post by: Bonnie Lackey on April 29, 2009, 08:38:36 PM
Anchorage = Peiro's, Best Filet

Great Falls = Boris, Steak (also Ribs)

Boston, MA = Westin Hotel at Copley Plaza, Clam Chowder
Title: San Diego, CA
Post by: Andrew Broughton on May 04, 2009, 03:10:31 PM
"RA" restaurant. Near the Balboa.

http://www.rasushi.com/

Large Menu, Great Sushi, hot waitresses and happy hour (1/2 price Sushi and appetizers) 3-7pm Mon-Sat
Title: Re: Greenville SC
Post by: Don Boone on June 03, 2009, 02:10:43 PM
Chicora Alley is another good one close to the Peace Center.

Bohemian Cafe is 3 blocks from the HandleBar. A step up from the good but basic bar food at the Handlebar.

Don
Title: Re: Greenville SC
Post by: Dave Bigelow on August 28, 2009, 09:50:49 AM
If you are doing clubs and hit Louisville chances are you'll see Headliners. Here is a place within walking distance (1/4 mile away)that has excellent wings and sandwiches at a good price.

Spring Street Bar & Grill
300 S Spring St
Louisville, KY 40206
502-584-6630

For some great after show pizza try this place. The staff will know exactly where it is and they are open until 5 am. It's around a half mile from the venue.


Spinelli's Pizzeria
614 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY 40204
502-568-5665

Attached is a map from Headliners to Spring street.


edit: fixed typos.
Title: St. Pete FL downtown near Jannus Landing
Post by: Gene Hardage on August 28, 2009, 11:14:08 AM
Many of you pros wind up in St. Pete doing gigs at Jannus Landing.  There are several good food choices near the venue.

Red Mesa Cantina
(727) 896-6372
Downtown St Petersburg
128 Third St. S.
St Petersburg, FL 33701
http://www.redmesacantina.com/



Chappy's  (part of Jannus Landing)
Louisiana Creole
(727) 896-5118
Downtown St Petersburg
247 Central Ave
St Petersburg, FL 33701




This one is not too far to walk...

Moon Under Water
Curry dishes  
(727) 896-6160
332 Beach Dr NE
St Petersburg, FL 33701
http://www.themoonunderwater.com/




Title: ATHENS, GA
Post by: John Norris on September 23, 2009, 01:52:50 PM
CLOCKED  259 W. Washington St.  
Best place for sandwiches, burgers/fries.
Clocked is on the same block as the 40 Watt.

FARM 255  255 W. Washington St.
Local food. In the courtyard behind Clocked.
http://www.farm255.com/

THE GRIT 199 Prince Ave.
Funky vibe, with good veg. food
http://www.thegrit.com/
Title: Monroe, WI!
Post by: Too Tall (Curtis H. List) on November 05, 2009, 11:57:46 AM
Back 10 years ago when I was working one of my regular stops every summer was the Monroe, WI fair.
Monroe is West of Janesville where 81 and 11 cross.
This is deep into dairy country and what the fair is all about.
The catering for the fair is done by a Swedish Chalet restaurant just outside of town.
The food is so rich you can hear your arteries fill and harden, but you are so close to nirvana  you do not care.  
Wink
Title: Cartersville, GA - Cledus T's Hickhop & Honkytonk
Post by: Johnny Eason on December 01, 2009, 04:11:01 PM
Game Time is actually the name of the restaurant but its all the same place. I reccomend the Turkey Club and Potatoe Soup...its amazing, filling but not too heavy. Everything I have tried on there menu has been top notch...
Title: Vernon, CT
Post by: Mac Kerr on July 07, 2010, 01:01:32 PM
I finally got a chance to stop at a spot that had been recommended to me by several Labsters (Bob Lee and JR to name 2), Rein's NY Style Deli in Vernon CT. I'm not saying that any New Yorkers need to drive up to Hartford to get deli, there are plenty of famous (Katz's, Carnegie, Stage) and not so famous delis in NY that have equivalent food. However, if you are in central CT and are hankerin' for corned beef on rye with garlic sour pickles, you are unlikely to do better than Rein's.

I had pastrami on rye, my friend had turkey pastrami, we shared a noodle kugel. It beat the hell out of the alternatives on the drive from Cape Cod back to Westchester county.

Rein's is about 30 seconds off exit 65 of I84 in Vernon, CT. It is an easy off/easy on exit. If you are traveling from NY to Boston, or in Vernon for any other reason, it's worth a trip for NY style deli at CT prices.

Mac
Title: Re: Vernon, CT
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on July 07, 2010, 02:58:28 PM
While I lived in the Hartford area for several years Reins, is Bob Lee's stomping grounds, not mine...So you are probably thinking of somebody else who seconded the recommendation.

The only NY deli I experienced in CT was down in Westport and while quite respectable, not quite the stage door.

JR
Title: Re: Westport, CT
Post by: Mac Kerr on July 07, 2010, 03:18:56 PM
John Roberts  {JR} wrote on Wed, 07 July 2010 14:58

While I lived in the Hartford area for several years Reins, is Bob Lee's stomping grounds, not mine...So you are probably thinking of somebody else who seconded the recommendation.

The only NY deli I experienced in CT was down in Westport and while quite respectable, not quite the stage door.

JR


I thought it was you, oh well. In Westport, Gold's deli in the Compo shopping center was probably the best.

Mac