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Roadtripping to Jazzfest

rockbound | Apr 13, 200801:25 PM

Just thinking-Anyone driving to Jazzfest on a roadtrip?What foods will you chow on on the way to the best eating town in America?I'm coming down from Nantucket,MA.Here's my food itinerary:Day 1-pizza in CT @ Carminuccio's(Newtown),Day 2-BBQ in Knoxville (Buddy's),BBQ in Lexington,TN (Hay's Smokehouse),Ribs from the Germantown Commissary in Germantown,TN.Cornish Hens with friends from The Cozy Corner in Memphis.Day 3-BBQ from McLard's in Hot Springs AR,BBQ from Jackson's in Thrall,TX.Day 4-breakfast tacos in Austin,CFS for lunch at Tony's Southern in Austin,late lunch brisket at Louie Mueller's in Taylor,nosh on sausage on the way back to Austin at the Southside Market in Elgin.Late dinner with friens at Ranch 616.Day 5-Hangover breakfast tacos in Austin.Maybe lunch at Hoover's for a CFS.Late dinner at the County Line BBQ after the Leon Russell show.Day 6-Breakfast tacos.Lunch in Lockhart at Kreuz' Market and Smitty's.A burp and a later lunch at the Luling City Market.Back towards Austin for a trip to Spicewood or the Salt Lick for more 'Q.Day 7-Breakfast tacos followed by early lunches in Llano at Cooper's and K-Laird's for BBQ.Leisurely trip past Enchanted Rock and onto the Willow City Loop for some wild flower excitement.Lunch in Fredericksburg somewhere.Dinner in Austin,probably.Day 8-Early CFS at Mel's Country Cafe (maybe one of their killer burgers to go) in Tomball,TX.East to Silsbee for some brisket at West Texas BBQ.Then checking out the 'Q 5 miles down the road at Chuck's in Evadale.Finally into Cajun country for 5 lbs.of crawfish in Basile at D.I.s Restaurant.Then it's on to Hack's (only 25 minutes away in lovely Robert's Cove for 5 more lbs.It's a yearly stop at my fave crawfish patio in SW Louisiana.Spend the night in Lafayette before hitting New orleans on Thursday after the amazing grilled oysters at Drago's in Metaire for lunch.All this and I just got to NOLA for dinners at,amongst others:Gautreau's,Brigsten's,Clancy's,Stella,Bayona,Liuzza's by the Track,Crabby Jack's,Jacques Imo's and Daisy Bistro.There's still the ride back home.BBQ at Leatha's in Hattiesburg,Archibald's in Northport,AL and Ridgewood BBQ in Bluff City,TN.Man am I psyched.What do you think 'hounds?If the bears don't get me the hardened arteries will.Did I mention the s.s. crab po boy,the gumbo,etc. at the Fest?

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