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Re: Good Eating Outside of Theme Parks

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:02 pm
by matthew.sullivan1
Also near Lake Compounce and Quassy is Leo's, a great breakfast spot. They have the best pancakes I have ever had, and that says something! :p

Re: Good Eating Outside of Theme Parks

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:42 pm
by Philrad71
Being that Michael is in a hospital in Erie with a blood infection (where he is currently in serious, but stable condition) I ventured over to Presque Isle around the Waldameer area during the past couple of days when Michael was resting to have a couple of comfort food hot dogs. I would then go for a power walk on the PI walking/biking trail to de-stress and walk off the food before heading back to the hospital.

These are both two good places to eat if you don't want to eat in the park!

Re: Good Eating Outside of Theme Parks

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:21 am
by Rai Fox
I was sold at "Southern Tier." I guess I'll be checking that place out in a couple weeks. Thanks for the report!

Re: Good Eating Outside of Theme Parks

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:05 pm
by Philrad71
^ You're welcome...and I agree with you about Southern Tier - my local hometown "hero"! ;)

Re: Good Eating Outside of Theme Parks

PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:08 pm
by Nrthwnd
So you've been to Playland in Vancouver, and ridden Coaster until your body can't take it any more.

Now you want to get some food that's i.e. Really Canadian, etc. How about.....poutine?
Basically it's fries with gravy and cheese curds all over and in them. And...it's soooooo good!

This is my fave poutine spot, which is easily a five minute walk from my home. :smile:
From Playland, it's two busses to get there, or less than a 15 minute drive....easy!

http://www.belgianfries.ca

My Fave 5 Poutines from their menu: Galvaude Chicken; Beefsteak; Deluxe; Kubideh; Butter Chicken.

Re: Good Eating Outside of Theme Parks

PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:49 pm
by CaptainUnknown
Came here to give a shout-out to Muddy Cow. A restaurant with a handful of locations around the Twin Cities including one about 2 miles from Valleyfair.
Some highlights:
-2 for 1 happy hour all day, everyday
-2 for 1 pizzas all day, everyday
-$5 burgers on Mondays

Re: Good Eating Outside of Theme Parks

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:20 pm
by OrlandoGuy
I admittedly haven’t read the whole thread, so apologies if I repeat anything, but a few from the Orlando area for ya...

-Just outside Universal on Kirkman Road is a great Venezuelan joint called Arepas de Cacao (or something along those lines) that serves huge, authentic arepas that are amazing. Next door is also one of the best burgers you’ll ever eat, Colombian Burger.

-Also down the street from Universal along Vineland Road is a great little hole in the wall Mexican joint called Border Grill.

-Down the opposite way from Universal, Gyu Kaku is a pretty great Korean bbq place on Turkey Lake Road...you pay for your meat and cook it on a grill in the middle of the table.

-Somewhat between Universal and Disney (maybe <10 minutes from Uni, <15 from Disney) on Dr Phillips Blvd is a great collection of restaurants called Dr Phillips Marketplace...BarTaco is where you go for small plates style tacos, LemonShark for made-to-order poke bowls, and Flame Kebob for Middle Eastern fare (there’s also a great Lebanese place called Habibi down Metrowest Blvd <10 minutes from Universal property

-The area immediately surrounding Disney has mostly chains in my experience, as it’s much less local than Universal’s location. I will say that Sea Dog Brewery practically across the street from Disney Springs is a great brewery with a 10pm happy hour that’s the best bang for your buck in the area.

Re: Good Eating Outside of Theme Parks

PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:10 pm
by ejot
Jake's Place in Ashland less than 15min from King's Dominion.

Vintage gas station refurbished as a BBQ joint. Sampled the pulled pork, brisket, and ribs. I often like vinegary BBQ but wasn't a fan of their vinegar sauce so didn't go that way for the pork. Their sweet sauce was simple and solid. Brisket fantastic, ribs and pork decent.

Really cool place to check out, great history, friendly people. Nice variety of interesting beers on tap. I will get a few photos posted, they're on my partner's phone as mine wasn't on me.

Also just had a KICKASS visit to KD. Park was dead Wed due to intermittent showers. Backrow night ride on TT watching an otherwise empty train was surreal. Thu was a bit more lively but still NO lines. :airtime:

Re: Good Eating Outside of Theme Parks

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:10 pm
by Skittles
A little shocked no one has mentioned Portillo's yet, outside of Six Flags Great America in the Chicagoland area. One of the best burgers I've ever had (their hot dogs are great too!), kind of like the In-N-Out of Illinois.

Re: Good Eating Outside of Theme Parks

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:15 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
Portillo's is amazing. I get it every time I'm in Chicago. There's also one very close to Knott's Berry Farm, and there's one in Tampa not too far from Busch Gardens.