September 6th, 2010
03:20 PM ET
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Lunchtime poll – flamed out
September 6th, 2010
12:45 PM ET
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Why the heck are you inside and reading the internet? If you're at work (like us) you have our sympathy. If not, get your spatula outside and enjoy the holiday. But before you toddle off, answer us this:

Previously - the thrill of the grill

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September 6th, 2010
11:00 AM ET
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A geek's* gotta eat, right? At Atlanta's annual Dragon*Con, fans of anime, manga, fantasy, science fiction, comic books and plain ol' dressing up come together to celebrate their passions. This Labor Day weekend, with so many seminars, signings and exciting events going on, many of the pirates, superheroes and characters of all types in attendance didn't want to venture too far afield.

This made for some rather curious company in the nearby food court. Click through to enjoy some of iReport producer Nicole Saidi's favorite sightings in our gallery.
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Best dang food joint in Texas
September 6th, 2010
10:00 AM ET
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Shelley Anderson insisted I go to "The Hotel" in Blessing, Texas, for lunch. Her husband, Jason Anderson, was the toolpusher on Deepwater Horizon, and I had just finished interviewing her about the months since her husband and the 10 others were killed on the oil rig.

"It’s Jason’s favorite restaurant," she said.

I hastily wrote down the directions - hook this country road this way and head on down that way. You can’t miss it.

The first thing I noticed was the Texas-sized fried chicken, lined up along the back wall on old wood-burning stoves where heaping trays of roast beef, mash potatoes and green beans were also sprawled out.

The next thing that caught my eye was the woman with the big smile. "Need some help?" owner Helen Feldhousen told the puzzled looking out-of-towner.
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Filed under: 100 Places to Eat • America • Bite • Cuisines • Southern • Texas • Travel


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