April 14, 2007

Obese people have their own restaurant site

If you are overweight and still hungry, then we've got the perfect website for you.

It's called RoadFood.com. This is a place where they have combined just about everything wrong with food in America.

It's got big, big portions (more later). It's cheap. It's "on the road". It's poor quality pictures of big portions. It's nutritionally poor. And did I mention it's got big portions.

What is RoadFood?
Great regional meals along highways, in small towns and in city neighborhoods. It is sleeves-up food made by cooks, bakers, pitmasters, and sandwich-makers who are America’s culinary folk artists. Roadfood is almost always informal and inexpensive; and the best Roadfood restaurants are colorful places enjoyed by locals (and savvy travelers) for their character as well as their menu.
If you can't find fried food in your town. This is your website.

If you can't find:
  • 16-inch sausage sandwiches
  • fried chicken
  • cinnamon rolls with your fried chicken
  • fried lamb (featured restaurant this week)
  • fried dill pickle (Blue and White Restaurant)
  • chicken-fried steak
  • fried clams
  • cracklins (fried pig skin)
  • pan-fried pickerel (in Ontario) or catfish (Mississippi) or perch (N. Carolina)
  • Fritos pie (fried corn chips in a pie)
  • fried oysters
  • fried green tomatoes
  • fried eggplant with crawfish etouffee
  • deep fried pickles (W. Virginia)
  • fried pie (skip the Fritos all together at Arizona's Cotham's Mercantile)
  • fried grit cakes (South Carolina)
  • fried perogies (Pittsburgh)
  • fried hot tamales (Mississippi, again)
  • fried kreplach
  • fried okra
  • and my favorite from Amherst, New York, fried bologna and onions
then you will love RoadFood.com. This site proves that all bad food doesn't come from the fanchised fast-food places. It proves that mom-and-pop, medium-fast food can be bad for you.

Only in America can we take any seafood, any vegetable, any fruit, anything and turn it into the worst food for you, then put it on bun, throw some red-colored corn syrup on it (ketchup), and call it "good eats".

Today's favorite restaurant happens to be in Connecticut, proving, even in the healthy states, we can't help ourselves.

Doogie's 16-inch hot dog is nothing short of astounding. While one of them, in its long, long bun, looks like a hero sandwich fit for four, especially if it is loaded with sauerkraut, chili, onions, bacon, cheese, etc., you will see some big boys walking into Doogie’s at lunch time and ingesting a pair of them (that’s over two feet of frankfurter!) with a large soda and an order of jumbo French fries with cheese sauce on the side
It's a killer sandwich. In more ways than one.

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