Monday, April 6, 2009

The famous fried bologna sandwich


Teresa and I have waited nearly 5 months to visit Waldo, Ohio, the home of G & R Tavern and we finally made the trip recently. It was a chilly 38ºF when we pulled out of the parking lot but the sun was shining brightly.



There were 19 bikes and 27 riders and passengers that braved the cold air; a measure of how badly everyone in this area has suffered from cabin fever and a general lack of good riding weather.





See the entire photo album here.


18 comments:

Baron's Life said...

Hey Doug,
Tha Bologna sandwhich looks good enough to brave the weather...By the way, it's an excellent shot...makes want to have a bite off the screen
Well done.

the Deuce said...

While working in OH for 5 weeks lat year, I introduced a co-worked to the fried bologna sandwich. He was plesantly suprised. Good eats!

-Peace

Doug C said...

Baron - On the way there, the only part of me that was warm was my back... the Mrs. was up against me keeping me warm. I'll take credit for the indoor pics but all of the ride shots belong to my partner. Thx



Deuce - This sandwich has been compared to Spam but I've had spam and this ain't it. The pickles really set it off.

Torch said...

Real Bologna! That photo of those onions made my mouth water.

Ride on,
Torch

RazorsEdge2112 said...

Man, that brings back memories. Fried bologna sandwiches on the farm when I was young, is a memory I will never forget. Thanks for the little trip down memory lane!

Doug C said...

Torch: If someone had told me I'd plan a return trip to this enjoyable little hole in the wall I'd have said they were mistaken. But I was wrong 'cause I am.

Ken: Amazing the sights, smells, and sounds that trigger fond memories in people.

All: I'll try to post more on the ride itself soon.

Anonymous said...

The peanut butter pie is great. We live in California but visit relatives in Fostoria, Ohio. They recommended this palace and found it to be a fun place.....We had never heard of fried bologna sandwiches...

Anonymous said...

There are also black squirrels in Waldo.... Look for them...

Doug C said...

Anonymous: We opted for the peanut butter and chocolate pie and split it with my wife. The best of both worlds.

It was really a nice ride to Waldo and we plan on making it a regular stop when we head that direction again. We'll look for the squirrels, too.

Earl Thomas said...

Mmmmm......Bologna!!

We have something vaguely similar up here.

Butte, Montana is home of the Pork Chop sandwich (Pork Chop John's restaurant) and is something to look forward to at the end of a ride when I head that direction.

All I have to do now is wait for the snow to clear off the passes so that I can get there.

Ride Well

E.T.

Doug C said...

Earl: Pork Chop John's sounds even better!

I'm feeling for ya with all the snow at the higher elevations. I really believe the only reason we has so many riders braving the cold is because the cabin fever was soooo bad!

I can't imagine what it would be like if we still had sow here...

Lance said...

Fried bologna sandwiches - what a beautiful thing!!! I would love to try that someday.

irondad said...

You all must have been really feeling cooped up. I've never seen Bologna that thick. Sorry, I have to take a break to find the Pepto Bismol!

Singing to Jeffrey's Tune said...

Oh my, I got to get one the next time I am in Ohio.

Anonymous said...

I drove there, they were closed. Not so great if you ask me.

Doug C said...

Anonymous - That had to be disappointing. Another disappointment is the fact that they don't have a web presence that I can find, so business hours are just a guess.

My sandwich was seasoned with good company which makes most things better.

Anonymous said...

After having lived in Findlay, Ohio for ten years, I became accustmed to Miller's Diner, on Main Street. Great fried baloney sandwiches! But, I see from your map that you have avoided the Lake Erie coast. If any of your group enjoy fresh, deep fried yellow lake Erie perch, it's worth the trip to Lorain Co., Cuyahoga Co., Erie Co., Huron Co., Lake Co., and Ottowa Co.

Doug C said...

Its time to make the trip north!