Plato Deli – Medley, Florida

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It’s been years 5 years since I headed into Medley to eat, at Loven Ovens to be exact. I spent many summers in Medley working with my Dad on his WISE Potato Chips route. Who remember’s Haney’s Market and their Grilled Cheese Sandwiches? Ok, enough of that…I’m getting off topic. Plato’s Deli is located on […]

Dovie’s – Tompkinsville, Kentucky

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I’m in Lexington, Kentucky when I text George Motz (author of Hamburger America) about a restaurant I had just eaten at. He responds that I’m not too far from Dovie’s and that I absolutely must hit it up. Dovie’s is in Tompkinsville, Kentucky and opened its doors in 1940. The restaurant was named after the […]

Butch’s Famous Burgers, Chili & Dogs – Ft. Myers, Florida

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Whenever I’m going to go on a road trip I make sure to mention it on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) in the hopes that someone might mention a spot that I don’t even know about. I’d say about 99 times out of 100 I know about the restaurants suggested. Butch’s Famous Burger, Chili […]

Druther’s Restaurant – Campbellsville, Kentucky

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I had reached out through Facebook to the Druther’s in Campbellsville, Kentucky when I found out about its existence. I didn’t even know that there were any still around. Druther’s started out as Burger Queen in Louisville, Kentucky. The first location opened in 1963. By 1981 they had changed their name to Druther’s (a play […]

Blue Door Smokehouse – Lexington, Kentucky

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I’m a bit ferklempt right now. When my wife Marcela, my bud John and I walked into Blue Door Smokehouse we had no idea what we were in for. Blue Door is a central Texas chop-house/chop-shop style BBQ joint that serves everything on trays with butcher paper. They’ve got a good 5 or 6 homemade […]

A&W Burgers Chicken Floats – Lexington, Kentucky

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After having just visited the A&W Corporate Headquarters and heard about the new concept stores in Lexington, Kentucky we were pumped to try the food. I need to be straight up with you guys, I’m not a fan of Root Beer. I figured I’d give it a shot since it’s made daily at these A&W locations. The […]

Boyce General Store – Alvaton, Kentucky

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Our most recent road trip lasted 12 days where we drove from South Florida through Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio and then Tennessee & Georgia on our way home. When trying to pick out favorite moments from our trip I’d be hard pressed to say that my visit to Boyce General Store was my favorite stop but […]

Laha’s Red Castle Hamburgers – Hodgenville, Kentucky

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When I told George Motz (Hamburger Expert & director/writer of Hamburger America) I was in Lexington Kentucky for a few days he told me to rush over to Laha’s Red Castle Hamburgers. When he makes a statement like that it means its go time. Laha’s was only about an hour and a half from where […]

Orange Bear Grill – Casino at Dania Beach, Florida

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If you’ve read my visit to The Orange Bear Restaurant when it was located in Bonita Springs then you know I’ve got much love for this place. The Menu at their new location at the Casino at Dania Beach is much larger with an expanded array of *Burger and Sandwich options. Plus, there’s Tio Colo […]

Bird & Bone at the Confidante Miami Beach – South Beach, Florida

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It takes a whole bunch to get me to leave the mainland of Miami and hit up South Beach, it’s a totally different world over there. I’ve been a fan of Chef Richard Hales or as I refer to him, Sir Richard since Sakaya Kitchen rocked my world for the first time almost 7 years ago. His […]

Vicki’s Lunch Van – Montgomery, Alabama

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I remember reading some blurb about Vicki’s Lunch Van a few years back, about how it was Alabama’s Best Burger. When someone affixes a title like that on a restaurant it sets a level of expectation that sometimes can not be met. I was interested to see if it was legit. Vicki’s was originally a […]

Slice Of New York – St. Pete Beach, Florida

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Sometimes in life you’re so busy running around that you don’t take the time to slow down and just enjoy a great meal with friends. You normally don’t ever see me go into detail about who I’m eating with but I felt on this one excursion it would be cool if you got a peek […]