What is the farthest you have ever driven for a meal?

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  1. Batesmotel

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    1500 miles round trip. Salt Lake City UT to Newport beach CA to eat at The Crab Cooker. A friend and I love the place and we had a weekend free so we road tripped it for lunch then went back for dinner that night with friends in the area.
     
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    32 miles to get a hamburger. :upeyes:
     
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    When I lived in San Jose, CA, I used to ride my motorcycle over the mountains to Santa Cruz, then head down the coast to Moss Landing, just north of Monterey, to go to my favorite little hole-in-the-wall restaurant for a bowl of their world-famous clam chowder. Then I'd turn around and ride home.

    I don't remember the mileage, maybe and hour and a half, and it was usually a cold ride, but worth it. Now that I'm living in Oregon, I'd be willing to ride down there from here just for that, but the restaurant burned down years ago.
     
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    415 miles one way.

    technically it wasn't just for a meal though, it was for a meal and a hook up.
     
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    When I was in Montana we drove 8 hours, one way to go to a Red Lobster.
    The crap a guy has to do to keep the Mother-in-Law happy. :faint:
     
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    1600 miles round trip, Columbia SC to the Anchor Bar in Buffalo NY for chicken wings. Actually we went to Niagara Falls, but I figured that since we were so close I had to try the "home of the original buffalo wings" ... and they were average at best!
     
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    Hello;

    I drove about 100 miles to buy a deep dish chicago style pizza pie, Once.

    hardeyes
     
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    Does driving 180 miles to buy beer count?
     
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    My friends uncle calls them "Hydraulic Sandwiches" so I guess that counts.
     
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    There's some major distances here - are you sure those are only for a meal (except for the guy who admitted there was also a woman involved :) )?

    I've done 150 miles round trip for White Castles - considering doing it again now that you got me thinking about it! :supergrin:

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    I occasionally have to fly out to Sunnyvale, CA for business. I've eatin a few times in Moss landing while driving to Big Sur...

    Great chowder + seafood...
     
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    100 miles round trip:supergrin:
     
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    Man...there are some dedicated eaters in here. I LOVE to eat, (I have the belly to prove it) but I could not get myself to drive that far for dinner, no matter how good the food is.

    My furthest has been about 14-20 miles round trip. :embarassed: ;)
     
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    I've never had a "real" deep dish. How are they?
     
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    security79 Gene Frenkle

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    The furthest I've driven is 100 miles to try Patty's in kentucky after hearing so much about their giant pork chops. Nice place but I wasn't amazed by the food like I thought I'd be.
     
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    146 miles round trip to White Castle. I had a six pack(1st time) drunk after a Cardinals game a few months before and decided I'd try them again.

    I bought a Crave Case which is a 30 pack of sliders. I ate 4 on the way home, another 6 after the bar that night, then 5 more for lunch the next day. After some unusual trips to the toilet, I tried to invite a few friends over to take down the rest.....no takers, I threw them away and will never eat there again....although the Sprite they have there is ok.:supergrin:
     
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    Hello;

    IMO, Chicago style uses a thicker dough, with a lot of sauce, tomatoes, & cheese as a base, then they add toppings. They take about 30 to 40 minutes to bake.

    The pieces I had where very 'thick', so I could only eat about 2 pieces. The pizza itself was very good. The difference as I see it (from a NY style pizza), is that you taste more of the 'base' flavor (dough, cheese, tomatoes, sauce).

    Where in a traditional (NY) pizza, you taste more of the toppings and sauce, and less of the dough.

    The 2 places I found for Chicago style pizza in the SoCal area are;

    1) A taste of chicago in moreno valley, ca. I think this would be my first choice, very good Chicago style pizza.

    2) Masa Pizza in the Fairfax area (echo park, ca). The pizza was very well done, I hit this spot because it's close to home.

    What did I learn between the two choices, NY vs Chicago style.

    I liked both. It's a draw, both styles are good- just a little different.

    :supergrin:

    hardeyes