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Root Beer Quest

My grandson (a rootbeer fanatic) and I are taking a road trip from NM, through Utah, and across Nevada. The route through Utah is not nailed down yet. I once was in Moab and ate at a brew pub/ restaurant that served local brews plus local root beer. Any others there, and around the state that you know of?

Thanks,

PtlyCldy

Aug 02, 2012
ptlycldy in Mountain States

Local Root Beer Quest

My grandson ( a rootbeer fanatic) and I are taking a road trip to NM, Nevada (Wendover through Reno), and Utah. The route is not nailed down yet. I have been in a number of brewpubs where they make their own root beer.

Does anyone have an suggestions for brewpubs/restaurants that serve local brews as well as local root beer?

Thanks,

PtlyCldy

Aug 02, 2012
ptlycldy in Southwest

Best BBQ - Tyler TX?

This reply is too late to help the original poster, but there is BBQ in East Texas! Classic East Texas BBQ is made from beef brisket and hickory smoked. However, about 9 miles south of the Tyler loop on Hwy 155, is the Purple Pig where they feature pulled pork. If you ask for "Purple" they put coleslaw on the pulled pork sandwich.

I don't go to Tyler for beef BBQ as I live near Palestine, TX and there are a number of BBQ places around Palestine. My favorite is Shep's at 1013 E Palestine Ave, in Palestine. The decor is "hole in the wall" , duct taped seats, etc. but the food and the service is terrific. They also serve great ribs.

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Purple Pig Cafe
19785 State Highway 155 S, Flint, TX 75762

Jan 09, 2012
ptlycldy in Texas

Wanted: Barn for wedding reception in East Texas! Any ideas?!?!?

Elmwood Gardens, about 12 miles north of Palestine, TX, has a large barn like building that is used for receptions. Check out the web page at

http://www.elmwoodgardens.com/

They do bread & breakfast as well. I know the family that operates it -- we're sort of neighbors a couple of miles away -- and they are good people. Lots of weddings & receptions there.

I hope it is a beautiful wedding.

Aug 04, 2010
ptlycldy in Texas

Texas Bar-BQ Joints Map Project

I see that East Texas is under-reported here. I'll offer up two that are worth mentioning.

The first is
Shep's Bar-B-Q
1013 E Palestine Ave
Palestine, TX 75801
(903) 729-4206

It's a traditional, hole in the wall, Texas style bar-b-que. Mainly brisket, but with sausage and ribs. Been here for years with brisk trade. Good. Dine in with lots of sides -- fried okra, slaw, potato salad, etc -- desert, iced tea, or take out.

A new place is the Purple Pig, which, though on State Hwy 155 is easy to miss. Driving south from Tyler on 155, through Nooday, if you get to the stoplight at Brookshires, you've gone about a half mile too far. It is on the east side of the road. Going north, after you pass Lake Palestine, after the first stoplight -- Brookshires is on the left -- the Pig will be about a half mile further on your right.

Purple Pig
19785 State Highway 155 S
Flint, TX 75762-4617
(903) 825-6800

NOTE: The postal address says Flint, TX but they are not in downtown Flint, but rather on Hwy 155.

As you might expect, the specialty is pork: pulled pork sandwiches made with slaw on top if you ask to make it purple, ribs, even decent catfish, as well as brisket, sausage and chicken. They even have entertainment on some nights -- never been there for it, but I understand it's good. I usually pass by there on Sunday evenings and get take out, and the place is full.

For those who go to the Canton, TX, first Monday trade days, the Purple Pig mans a place in one of the food courts.

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Purple Pig Cafe
19785 State Highway 155 S, Flint, TX 75762

Jul 17, 2010
ptlycldy in Texas

Looking for restaurant on I-49 in old farm house

Thanks, Remander.

The photo on their web page is not what I remember, but things change over the years. But the location is exactly right and that sure sounds like the dish. My mouth waters thinking about it. Hope it is as good as I remember.

Jul 03, 2010
ptlycldy in Central South

Looking for restaurant on I-49 in old farm house

I am trying to find a restaurant that we ate at about 15 years ago that we could see from I-49 just north of Lafayette, LA. I recall that it was somehow related to Paul Prudhomme; perhaps had his name in the restaurant name. My recollection was that it was on the east side of the road. We ate something called an eggplant bateaux (not sure of my French spelling; means boat.) It was wonderful!

Anyone know what the place is and where it is? We will be driving that way on 5 July and again pass by on 7 July.

Of course, if anyone has suggestions for a "don't miss this one" place on a route down I-49, across I-10 from Lafayette to Mobile, then up I-65 to Dothan/Enterpise, AL

We eat and love all cuisines: seafood, Mexican, BBQ, country, you name it.

Thanks for your suggestions

Jul 03, 2010
ptlycldy in Central South