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Roadtrip: Dallas to Saint Paul

soccermom13 Mar 14, 2010 05:05 PM

I won't have a lot of time for stops, but if there are any wonderful foods to purchase along the way, I'd love to hear about them. When I made this trip last year, I stopped at LaDonna's (sp?) in Tulsa and purchased Rancho Gordo beans and some other goodies.

Also, any wonderful places to stop for a good quick meal (not fast food, but not a sit down dinner at a white-tablecloth place). I am looking for little cafes with excellent home cooking close to the road.

I can take either of these routes back:

Dallas---Tulsa---Kansas City--Des Moines---Saint Paul


Dallas---Oklahoma City---Wichita---Kansas City---Des Moines---Saint Paul

Also, in Dallas, I understand that some of the big grocery chains carry excellent flour tortillas---can anyone advise re store and brand of tortilla?

This trip came up fast, so I don't have much time to plan and search for great little places to eat and places to buy foods to bring home.

Thanks very much for any help you can give.

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    Stan RE: soccermom13 Mar 16, 2010 07:03 AM

    The Tulsa route takes you close to Chicken Mary's and Chicken Annie's near Pittsburg, KS.

    Here is a story about them:


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      soccermom13 RE: Stan Mar 16, 2010 07:17 AM

      Thank you so much.

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        powillie RE: soccermom13 Mar 16, 2010 05:37 PM

        Food Wars on The Travel Channel is featuring Chicken Annie's and Chicken Mary's at nine o'clock tonight.

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      Inthewater RE: soccermom13 Mar 16, 2010 08:09 AM

      Hit Stroud's on the way towards KC. It is just to the North of town on I35. Great chicken and a nice place.


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        soccermom13 RE: Inthewater Mar 17, 2010 05:28 AM

        I mapquested Stroud's and may stop there on the way back, depending on when I pass through that area.
        Thanks for this tip. The sides look wonderful!

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