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One Thanksgiving it was just my Dad and me, so of course we weren't going to cook. We decided to try the restaurant at the casino (in Bossier City). We had to park a few hundred yards from the place, and then walked 1/4 mile from the parking garage to the restaurant. Well, the buffet was like $19.99 and the line was really long so we decided to leave. We drove west on I-20 and finally found this truck stop restaurant called the "Iron Skillet". We were desperate at that point so we decided to eat there. We were shocked at how good the food was, and a good bit cheaper than the casino.


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 Post subject: Re: Restaurants you settled for and ended up liking.
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Y'awl likely won't know about this jernt -- a jernt of the Firs Order, I tells ya -- But on one occasion, as if some nomadic wanderlust had kicked in, I rolled away from the "Walk" "Don't Walk" confines of the CBD and rolled, solo, down to the Piney Woods of East Texas. With plethora of corporate-run eateries centralized at the first intersection east off the I-20 in Tyler, I eschewed those places and asked at a familiar place where is some good BBQ. Was directed to this Hole-In-The Waa. Driving up, I was gonna pass on the place, given that the building was actually listed to one side and the steps, though rickety-looking were propped up with some strong-looking lumber.

But after sitting and contemplating a bit, I could not help but notice the traffic that was arriving, and then with customers leaving with bags -- Bags! -- of goodies, I eagerly got in line. Inside, it was all to-go; no tables except two which held condiments. That was at lunch. Good thing the hotel room had a microwave. But after noshing gnawing, I decided I'd need some more for late-night snacking. Liked the goodies, so I returned. In the morn and faced with leftovers, I decided to take the remainder with me feed to wild.

And truck stops: My mudder-in-law's second husband was a long-distance trucker and he did not go wrong in steering family and friends to truck stops. Heck I recall always traveling with a cooler chest, just in case I'd find something that I wanted to take home. As, who was it, Eddie Kendricks, I believe, that would encourage Us to "Keep On Truckin'."


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