While this could be the motto of many Robson Ranch groups, motorcyclists seem to have a particular penchant for culinary excursions. I wish we could say that a long day of riding out in the elements works up an appetite that must be fulfilled by stopping at a wonderful restaurant that serves a variety of appetizing delicacies. Or the great roadside sights stimulate our senses and whet our appetites. Or the sounds of the motorcycle carving pavement gets the hunger pangs going. The truth is we usually start the ride hungry having actually planned an eatery as our destination.
The choice of restaurants is as varied as the types of motorcycles on the ride. And “wonderful restaurant” is defined very broadly. For example, on August 8 LT and Mary Bryant led a breakfast ride to the Weatherford Downtown Cafe. On Facebook they bill themselves as “A Quality Greasy Spoon with a Twist.” They serve new American, traditional American, barbeque, breakfast, brunch, burgers, dinners, sandwiches and southern style. They also have Dublin sodas for sale, which is really cool. The place is said to be haunted by a pharmacist. Go figure! We all had typical breakfast fare and were not disappointed. Jim Olsen and Stan Brein motored along.
On the other end of the spectrum, on August 26 Joseph Ace led our Friday Mystery Ride by allowing Larry Hampton to lead us to Herd’s Hamburgers in Jacksboro, Texas. It is similar in style to Dirty’s in Austin (Martin’s Comeback Burger) but not as elegant! From the gravel parking lot (fear inducing to motorcyclists) to the wooden school seats secured to the wall with a fixed half table attached, the place shouts “joint.” It is legend in those parts. Let me tell you that the hamburgers are excellent! Just enough flavor and generous arm runoff. The chef prepares the delicacies by placing about three pounds of ground beef at the side of the grill. When a burger is ordered he cuts off a chunk with his spatula and forms the patty on the grill free form. No fries (bagged chips), bottled drinks from the cooler and bring your folding money. John Nagy, Jim Sico and Stan Brein joined in on the fun.
Ken Cline is circulating information about the Ozarks Rally from October 5-9, 2016. Check out the information on MyGrove.
Beware of cagers and keep the rubber side down!