Sunday, March 27, 2011

Track Restaurant… Pinehurst, NC

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I mentioned this road treat in my blog On the Road to Retirement as one of those places that if you are in the vicinity of Pinehurst, NC that you must go to this place. Why? Two reasons…

1 – the food is really good and is very reasonably priced

2 – you can’t beat the location near Pinehurst and it is located on a harness training track

059The restaurant is a short drive of only a few miles from Pinehurst. For the GPS the address is 180 Beulah Hill Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374. You will turn on a small dirt road driveway, veer left and it will lead you around to the Track restaurant. It is located in one of the older track buildings that was likely a kitchen area for the workers of the track in the day. The breakfast here was delightful but maybe not the greatest food in the world. The place is packed with locals and despite its appearance as a bit of a dive the wait staff were efficient and friendly and the blueberry pancakes were both packed with blueberries and really tasty. The prices are very inexpensive especially considering how close to Pinehurst it is.  But it is the wonderful surrounding views of the harness track that makes this such a nice find which has qualified it as one of our Road Treats.

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Check it out…


Monday, March 7, 2011

Locos Grill and Pub–Athens Georgia

pogo grill and bsrWe were looking for a small eclectic “collegey” hangout to get a cold one between softball games when we came upon the Locos Grill and Pub in Athens near the University of Georgia. The pub started here in Athens when a couple of college kids decided to open a store/deli that later became a pub/grill and is now franchised in several other locations.

100_4232The menu is mostly pub fair and the bar has a good assortment of tap beer with daily specials during happy hour.  We sat down and ordered a couple of pints and found ourselves in an older than expected crowd considering it was near the UGA campus. The wait staff were friendly and attentive and after our second pint we decided it was worthy enough of being 100_4230designated a Road Treat. We ordered some extra hot wings and they were pretty darned good but definitely not extra hot by Texas standards but still tasty nonetheless.

An interesting area out back is complete with an old Georgia bulldawg scoreboard that is 100_4231surrounded by benches and tables and as the sign attests is available for rent as a rather nice setting for a post tailgate party.

If you are in the area it is a nice relaxing place to hit happy hour and though we didn’t try any food the menu had a diverse array of pub fare.

Friday, March 4, 2011

What the heck is Road Treats?

My wife and I have retired recently... and we wanted to have a place to store various "road treats" that we would taste, see, smell, touch or otherwise run into while we are traveling the roads of North America Canada and Mexico.

So what is a Road Treat?

A Road Treat could be...

  • a "mom and pop" diner we find and have a grand meal at...
  • a unique piece of roadside art we encounter
  • a particularly interesting and intriguing camp spot
  • a recipe we create in our motorhome that stuns us it is so good...
  • a tavern that serves a a wicked pale ale

You see a Road Treat could be anything we think requires a special blog all to itself. This blog will be the home of our Road Treats that we will share with others who may be interested in them. The first several Road Treats will be some of the treats in our surrounding community and then once we hit the road there is no telling where they will come from!

I give you "Road Treats"...