We’re done and back in Austin. Whew.

Stop 13 - Pappy’s Smokehouse:
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Stop 13.5 - Ted Drewes (for custard):
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Stop 14 - Interstate Bar-B-Q:
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Stop 15 - Korea House:
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Stop 16 - Uchi:
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The rest of the photos are here.

It's really cold

Today was really cold but we made our stops.

Stop 11 - Primehouse:
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Millennium Park:
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Stop 12 - Wiener and Still Champion:
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I was obligated to get the country fried bacon, which was a bad decision in hind-sight:
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Day 5 Close

Last few days in photos, mostly:

Stop 5 - Rancho Alegre (Cuban food):
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Our next place was supposed to be a BBQ place called Allen and Son’s, but they were closed (not sure why) so we ended up at…

Stop 6 - The Barbecue Joint:
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This was the place that had the awesome chowder (smoked scallops + bacon):
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Gas stop:
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When we arrived in Newark, we slept in the parking lot for a few hours (before taking a train to NYC):
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Stop 7 - Tung Yi Fung (dim sum):
When we walked in, we knew it was a good place because everyone there was Chinese. I mean everyone. Mark says a white guy walked in as we were leaving, but he was a serviceman. They spoke Cantonese everywhere, so I just pointed at all the dishes we wanted.

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Mark approves.
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They sat us at a table with two older Chinese women who attempted to talk to me, but I just smiled and shook my head at them saying “sorry, I don’t speak Chinese.” After that, they discussed amongst themselves about how I did/didn’t look Chinese and stared at me a few times. Dim sum meal costed us $25 total for all of us including tax and tip. It was awesome.

Stop 7.5 - Baked:
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Stop 8: Maze:
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We slept that night under Penn Station in New Jersey then headed to Cleveland…

Stop 9 - Trattoria on the Hill:
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Mark had some wedding soup that was amazing:
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We are now in Chicago (or rather a ‘burb of) at Mark’s sister’s place after…

Stop 10 - Lou Malnati’s:
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After dinner, we had some frozen yogurt:
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Oh yeah, and it’s going to be freakin’ cold tomorrow.


We just crossed into Ohio. Lunch in Cleveland, then it is dinner in Chicago. At 3am I washed my hair in a rest stop sink. It was awesome. Pics from the last few days coming tonight.

NYC or bust

Today we went from Florida to North Carolina for some BBQ. I also had some sweet chowder that had smoked scallops and BACON. I could not resist and now I am really stuffed. We’re in Virginia now and making a mad dash to New York City. Eight more hours to go. :) iPhone blogging out.

Road Trip Day 2

Day 2 (and Day 1 as well) in photos:

Oliver’s iPod FTW!
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Locations bookmarked:
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More awesomeness:
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Stop 1 - Shiva:
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For Viraj:
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Stop 2: The Best Stop Supermarket
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Got there just in time and just with enough gas:
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Stop 3 - Nonna Maria Cucina Italiana:
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Stop 4 - Clark’s Fish Camp:
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Sleep, then day 3!