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Old 04-14-2012, 05:29 AM   #15
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Our Classic has a stove, fridge, microwave and a nice pantry.

Otherwise it's a good fill-up at Pilot or Flying-J when we need Gas.

If we're at our destination...ask the locals.

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It is true that our Airstream is still very new to us. We haven't yet traveled long distances with it so I am not certain how it will change our "style". I really do love finding those local favorites though. We'll have to see...
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p.s. I just saw the picture of those wings! Now I'm hungry. Do people eat wings for breakfast????
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:44 AM   #16
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It is true that our Airstream is still very new to us. We haven't yet traveled long distances with it so I am not certain how it will change our "style". I really do love finding those local favorites though. We'll have to see...
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p.s. I just saw the picture of those wings! Now I'm hungry. Do people eat wings for breakfast????
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:52 AM   #17
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We have found reviews on the internet completely unreliable. I wonder if many of them are written by the owners themselves or the competition. Peoples tastes are so different that we have just decided that if a place looks clean and has a nice menu we might give it a try. One example is a place called "The Dogpatch" in Munising. Lots of good reviews and even many locals recommend. We found it thoroughly disgusting.
That is just one of many examples. We now just take reviews and opinions with a grain of salt.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:59 AM   #18
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We have found reviews on the internet completely unreliable. I wonder if many of them are written by the owners themselves or the competition. Peoples tastes are so different that we have just decided that if a place looks clean and has a nice menu we might give it a try. One example is a place called "The Dogpatch" in Munising. Lots of good reviews and even many locals recommend. We found it thoroughly disgusting.
That is just one of many examples. We now just take reviews and opinions with a grain of salt.
Everything I read online is taken with a grain of salt! This is one aspect of the internet that always amazes me... It is a virtual soapbox for anyone with a computer to abuse. I am getting used to it though.

I have also experienced the exact opposite of the "owner review" online where the competition tries to "spike" the reviews with damaging remarks. You need to read between the lines.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:52 AM   #19
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:35 AM   #20
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I'm a self-described "foodie", so the local food thing is a big part of my full timing experience.

I always relied on yelp.com when I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area. Single reviews you can take with a grain of salt, but once there are many, the true patterns start showing up. But I find it's much less reliable in less metropolitan areas, and in really touristy areas, it seems like places like Cheesecake Factory are more likely to have more/better reviews than any local joint. But Yelp did just lead us to our best local meal so far on our 6-month trip -- Love Apple in Taos, NM!

I've had hit and miss luck with asking locals (no accounting for taste in person either, so I often think that reviews average things out better). Also, when a local knows you a tourist, I've found that they tend to direct you to the most popular place for tourists, not necessarily the best local digs.

I have a subscription to Savuer magazine (total food porn-- I read it for the articles ), which focuses on regional food, though a lot of it's international. I tear out all of the articles that focus on regions where we'll be visiting. Savuer didn't lead us astray on the New Mexico "Chile Cheeseburger Trail"!

I also have a couple of iPhone apps that tracks places featured on those shows like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. If someone makes an app focusing on Anthony Bourdain's favorite places, then I'll be in heaven!
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:20 PM   #21
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We focus on trying to avoid "mystery food" from the unknown restaurants that show up in many small towns along the routes we take.

It's not hard, in view of the fact that we are towing a trailer that has lots of food in it. I love peanut butter sandwiches! And saving money is fun, too!

Need I say more...?
Agree with Aagae. Have kitchen will travel~! The lure of the Airstream is my own bed and my own food! Why in the world would I want to sit in a hot, stuffy (and dirty?) roadside eatery when I can enjoy my own fresh food in the fresh air.

However, what I like to do is stop and purchase regional specialities - savour the local flavours - be it fresh fish, fresh fruit....whatever....for meal preparation in the AS later. I also like to keep a keen lookout for roadside stands/ food boutiques which sell cottage preserves, baking, condiments etc. Oregon has a wonderful chain of stores called "Made in Oregon" which specialize in state-made gourmet specialties..... Made In Oregon | Pendleton Blankets, Tillamook Cheese, Gift Baskets | Oregon Gifts | Made In Oregon

A couple of weeks ago I was at Harrison Hot Springs, sans Airstream, and found a wonderful shop which sells smoked salmon, hazelnuts (including hazelnut brittle to die for!) and flavour-infused honey. If I had the trailer, it would have been loaded up with salmon, honey, raw hazelnuts, and some of that brittle!
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yay!!! for local and fresh!!!
when we are out - with or w/o AS - we know we're always safe if there's a whole foods/sprouts/trader joe's in our path. If we don't feel like cooking, we'll take out healthy and enjoy at "home". definitely search out coops/farmers markets. we'll go out of our way to enjoy them and stock up!
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Opinions about restaurants are so subjective, I've quit asking for them.
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Hey KerriO, food obsessive bay area native here too. It's a trick with online reviews, so many can be good reviews of awful places. We used to try reviews in Gourmet- the taco truck in Guernville was reccommended and it is a regular stop. Also, just going with a gut feeling- I try and see what is being served while looking at the menu. One thing about our trailer that I love,it's tiny but I have a four burner range and an over with a broiler. I make pizza crust at home and we make pizza in the trailer- awesome especially if we find some local good cheese or asperagus or something. We buy local eggs here in Sonoma, so fritatas are a staple, and I prepare scones (flour cut into the butter at home) and then add milk and bake in the trailer. It is also great for making friends, when people smell stuff baking and gravitate to the trailer.
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I agree that often internet reviews are unreliable - I often think an establishment may stuff the ballot box... but there are some awesome spots to stop in almost every town. You know them when you see them - they have stuffed parking lots when others are mostly empty.

The last two cool finds for us were the HiLo cafe in Weed CA, diner food but fresh and fast and the Terminal Gravity Brewery's Public House in Enterprise OR. Local Brew pubs almost always have great food with local ingredients and seasonal specialties.
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I agree that often internet reviews are unreliable - I often think an establishment may stuff the ballot box... but there are some awesome spots to stop in almost every town. You know them when you see them - they have stuffed parking lots when others are mostly empty..
Yep, that's our philosophy.

We just have a more relaxed attitude about local eateries, kind of like campground bathrooms/showers. Some people can't stand 'em, others just don't find them offensive. Part of the travlin' around the country way of life, taking what you find and going with the flow. It's an adventure.

We prefer preparing our own meals, but sometimes we like a day off from cooking---and no dishes. A good meal with no dishes is one of life's little pleasures.


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A thread search (as before) will reveal depth.

My favorite the past decade has been Roadfood.com - Your Guide to Authentic Regional Eats
BruceB I've been using it ten years plus. Reliable, not perfect. Cross-reference restaurant name against recommendations on Chowhound.
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