Dang It they sent me to Minneapolis

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by scarbelly, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Crazy - They sent me to Minneapolis for (LOL) SALES TRAINING - Guess they dont realize you cant teach really old dogs new tricks. This really sucks - I packed light based on the weather reveiws on line and now they decided to host a snow storm HaHa
  2. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Good Luck and have fun !!!!!!  Been there and done all of that now its all over but the smoking...[​IMG]
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Go see if you can  figure out who has the best  Juicy Luicy (cheese stuffed burger) Matts Bar or the 5-8 club. Its a long standing feud.  I have yet to try either place but I want to so bad. Each time I get to the Twin Cities I never seem to have enough time.  But then again I bet my smoked stuffed burgers are way better!
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2011
  4. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    And if you have several bills to spend  check out  Manny's Steak House. Very expensive but very good when I was there. But then again I didn't have to pick up the bill as I was there with clients.
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No free time - I am stuck with these folks until Thursday. I am playing the game. They dont know I am retiring at the end of June LOL
  6. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If you're downtown, and have the desire for a really good breakfast, go check out Hell's Kitchen.  They have this porrige stuff that I can't even expalin.  I don't even know what porrige really is, but this stuff is crazy good.

  7. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    See you could have stopped there on your way back from the Gathering [​IMG]   Have fun if ya can
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like your having a great time Gary!!!
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well last night was possibly the worst BBQ I ever ate. Place was called Dickies. Today was a long day starting at 730 going to 6 with a 30 min lunch.  Things improved tremendously at 6. Todd Johnson drove up and we went out for a great steak dinner.  What a great guy he is and it was fun talking to him about the progression of his smoker. Looking forward to meeting the rest of the family in the Fall when they come out West.  If you ever get the chance to meet him take advantage of it. He is a great guy.
  10. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gary, well at least your day ended well. I've not dealt with Todd in person, but he always responds like an upright guy. You might have to wait till you get home... there the Q is to your liking. It's all good my friend.
  11. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Gary, you bring back memories of two weeks of "training" in Columbus OH back in the 90's.  Only decent meal I got was at a mom and pop place in Amish country on my way to the football hall of fame.  I'm sure things are better there now, but, back then the gourmet meal appeared to be fried chicken at a buffet.  LOL  Without a rental car and a week end off, I would probably have been climbing walls.  Retirement is sweet.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hope Todd brought you a little jacket to keep your SOCAL tan from cracking!  [​IMG]

  13. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I forgot that I did pack my leather jacket [​IMG]
  14. Well you only have to put up with the BS for a couple a months so thats a positive. The way I figure it I'll be dealing with it for the next fifty years AND no social security haha. Take her easy brother.

    Last edited: Apr 20, 2011
  15. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes, I got a chance to have dinner with Gary.

    Dickies is a terrible place to go for BBQ, and the best joints are in "The Hood".  Not a place for 2 White Dudes to go after dark, if you know what I mean!!! [​IMG]

    Had a great time with Scar and looking forward to warmer weather when we hit San Diego in the fall.

  16. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That's great you were able to turn part of the trip into a pleasant experience.  Soon you'll be back to the Santa Anna's and insufferable heat and the sun beating down on  you day in and day out.....Oh, the horror....... but, somebody's got to do it.

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