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Old 09-14-2007, 04:12 PM
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Did anyone see the end of this short series on the Food network?

Alton Brown, host of Good Eats and MC of Iron Chef America, took a crew, and several other fellows on motorcycles up the Mississippi starting at the Gulf and ending at the head waters. Premise was that they would travel 2-lane highways as much as possible, follow the river, eat at only non-chain restaurants and the best of these would be featured on the program.

Anyway, in the Cities they hit Mickey's Diner, a Russian Tea House, a caterer that features authentic Norweagan smorgasboards, a coffee house of some kind that had motorcycle memorabelia in it and a tattoo parlor upstairs, and a place that prepares lutefisk. I was only familiar with Mickey's, we used to hit it on Friday and/or Saturday nights for late night hash browns and coffee. That was 20 years ago.

So, did anyone see this? Does anyone care? Just wondered.
 
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Old 09-14-2007, 05:54 PM
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I missed that episode. I've never been to Mickey's myself.
 
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Old 09-19-2007, 04:59 AM
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Mickey's isn't cheap but you won't go away hungry.

aaaaaah Mickey's, one of the few places where you can order a side of baked beans with your scrambled eggs at 0300.
I heard about the episode but don't watch much tv during nice weather.
My wife & I used to go there before we went steady. Almost 30Yrs. ago.
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:07 PM
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Did anyone see the end of this short series on the Food network?

Alton Brown, host of Good Eats and MC of Iron Chef America, took a crew, and several other fellows on motorcycles up the Mississippi starting at the Gulf and ending at the head waters. Premise was that they would travel 2-lane highways as much as possible, follow the river, eat at only non-chain restaurants and the best of these would be featured on the program.

Anyway, in the Cities they hit Mickey's Diner, a Russian Tea House, a caterer that features authentic Norweagan smorgasboards, a coffee house of some kind that had motorcycle memorabelia in it and a tattoo parlor upstairs, and a place that prepares lutefisk. I was only familiar with Mickey's, we used to hit it on Friday and/or Saturday nights for late night hash browns and coffee. That was 20 years ago.

So, did anyone see this? Does anyone care? Just wondered.
Nope! Nope!
 
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:57 AM
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I saw all the first 3 episodes and missed the one when they got here. Gonna have to look for a rerun.
That show almost has my wife ready for a motorcycle of her own!
 
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I saw it. They also stopped in Frontenac, between Red Wing and Lake City. We've eaten at Mickey's, my wife had the omelet, which is scary with all that butter. I bet Paula Deen would approve!

Going to pick up a motorcycle in Jackson tomorrow!
 
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