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  1. So, with all the new food trucks and all the options out there when you go to a "food truck night," which is a new staple of SouthEnd living on Friday and Saturday nights, and it isn't unique to SouthEnd alone, I figured it would be great to start a thread with some recommendations for when you seem overwhelmed by all the options. So I'll start it out with a few reviews... Dan the Pig Man - excellent pork BBQ, just not enough of it. For $8, I want a portion like Bill Sppon's large BBQ plate. I finished mine while waiting in line at other trucks for side items. Would have preferred it chopped or pulled a bit more, but no complaints except for the portion. Papi Queso - A must try. I can see this place being on some Food Network special. Gourmet grilled cheeses - my favorite being the Pig Mac. That is a pulled pork and macaroni and cheese grilled sandwich. Delicious! Also, their pickled sides are amazing - olives, okra, and more. Sal's Roadside Eatery - I got their seasoned fries as a side, but it was a ripoff. A small portion of delicious crinkle cut fries dusted with seasoning should not be $4. Never had a main meal there, though. The Plated Pallate - best deal I have found with the food trucks. $5 citrus spicy wings are amazing, and come with a good bleu cheese dipping sauce. 10 wings for $5? What a deal! And they were perfectly hot and flavorful for a heat-loving palette like my own. If you are not into hot food, go for the mild, because the spicy wings are HOT! Plus, good sides of potato salad, rice, and more are just $1. Definitely the best deal n food truck night. The Herban Legend - excellent shwarma wrap. Great (but expensive) truffle fries. I am looking forward to trying more - please post reviews!
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  2. Tri Rail runs hourly on weekends and it gets a fair amount of traffic based on my usage. Its usually an entirely different set of riders too getting introduced to it. I don't mind holding off on weekend service until phase 2 launches (or I-4 construction starts) though, as I think that will help the numbers significantly.
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  3. I went on a tour of the new Aloft this morning. It's going to be a great addition to Downtown, and they are on track to achieve LEED GOLD certification. They have fewer than 150 rooms on 7 floors, with ground floor amenities and basement meeting space. There is some convention/meeting space in the basement (about 40k sqft in 3 sections), half the rooms are conference suites and they'll be priced slightly higher than standard rooms. Spacious hallways with housekeeping and engineering closets on each floor. This room on the NE corner of the building has 7 floor to ceiling windows. View of DPAC from the 4th Floor The sample room they have set up. Finishes aren't final - it will be dark wood. In the basement - this will be a grand staircase that opens to the first floor. 2500+/- Sq Ft Meeting space Basement Ceiling - preserving the original waffle concrete. Front Patio - this will be the pool area - looking SE from main entrance. Front Patio - this will be a tiered seating area - looking NE from main entrance. Bar area. They'll have apps and shareables, but no full kitchen. During the day, there is a grab-n-go area. Old Staircase. Back side of the building, facing new OUC drop-off loop. View East along Anderson from back corner of the building.
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  4. I figured I should start a youtube playlist of all my timelapses of the Childress Klein building and Bearden Park. I will add all my new videos to this playlist, so you can just bookmark this link if you would like to see the progress.
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