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New Orleans Celebrates a Special Day

The music in the French Quarter will be especially vibrant today as NeW Orleans celebrates the birthday of one of the greatest chefs in that historic city.

Join me in wishing @nolaegghead a very Happy Birthday.

One of the best people I have ever met in my life.

Many more my friend and thank you for all of the help you have given me.
"Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

XL and MM
Louisville, Kentucky


  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 9,803
    Happy Birthday Buddy!
    Have a great day... 
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 5,290
    Happy Birthday Carey.
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
  • bluebird66bluebird66 Posts: 2,412
    Happy Birthday!!
    Large Egg with adjustable rig, Kick Ash Basket and various Weber's
    Floyd Va

  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 3,967
    Happy Birthday you damn hippie. Hope it's a great one!
    ~ John
    1-XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Follow me on Instagram @hoosier_egger
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 13,387
    Happy birthday. Try not to spend all of it in ManBearCave2.0

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • 1voyager1voyager Posts: 730
    Happy Birthday!
    Somewhere in Colorado
    LBGE, PGS A40 Gasser and too much Griswold cast iron cookware.
  • NCSmokyNCSmoky Posts: 395
    How many candles on your cake?

    Charlotte  NC - XL LG Med Mini MM 
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 6,048
    edited October 2019
    Happy Bucking Firtday My Friend!!

    The Cen-Tex Smoker
    Happy Birthday @FlyOverCountry
    Visalia, Ca
  • smokingalsmokingal Posts: 1,025
    Happy Birthday!
    It's "Smokin Gal", not "Smoking Al".
    Egging in the Atlanta GA region
    Large BGE, CGS setup, Kick Ash Basket, Smokeware SS Cap,
    Arteflame grill grate
  • bubbajackbubbajack Posts: 420
    Happy 55th. Hope you have many more! I hope you plan on killing some Evan William's tonight. Cheers!
    I drink cheap beer so I can afford good bourbon.

    Salisbury, NC...... XL,L,M,S, MM, Mini BGE, FireDisc.
  • 500500 Posts: 2,953
    Happy Birthday.  Here's to many more.  
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • Happy Bday!
    SC AL
  • Happy Birthday pal.
    South Buffalo, New York
  • is it @Phaqallyall birthday too?
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 6,629
    Happy anniversary of your birth!
    So, what does the man who has everything get for himself on such a day? Or was the forklift an early b-day present?
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 13,750

    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • is it @Phaqallyall birthday too?

    Happy birthday egghead guy from New Orleans.  May your liver continue to survive the daily doses of whatever sludge you drink every day. 
    sound it out yaidjit
  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 3,802
    Happy birthday Nola! 
    Burning lump in Downingtown, PA or diesel in Cape May, NJ.
    ....just look for the smoke!
    Large and MiniMax

    Caliking said:   Meat in bung is my favorite. 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 20,683
    Congrats on the successful completion of another lap of the sun.   No doubt a celebration is at hand, B'day or not. 
    Louisville;  "indeterminate Jim" here; L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • SGHSGH Posts: 26,771
    Happy Birthday my long haired friend. May you hair forever grow long and shaggy  ;)

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.

    Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit

    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought, in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 

    Just a man with a Muhle. 
  • SGHSGH Posts: 26,771
    On a more serious note, Happy Birthday brother. I wish you many more to come my friend. I wish I was home to treat you to some chargrilled oysters. 

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.

    Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit

    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought, in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 

    Just a man with a Muhle. 
  • 20stone20stone Posts: 1,841
    Happy Birthday, @nolaegghead!
    (now only 16 stone)

    Joule SV
    GE induction stove
    Gasser by the community pool
    Scale (which one of my friends refuses to use)
    Friends with BGEs and myriad other fired devices
    Charcuterie and sourdough enthusiast
    Prosciuttos in an undisclosed location

    Austin, TX
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 25,518
    welcome to the senior club

    1. Save At The Kroger Family Of Grocery Stores

    Many stores (but not all) that are part of the Kroger family have a monthly “seniors day” for customers who are 55 or older. It’s typically the first Tuesday or Wednesday of each month, and you need a store loyalty card or account to get the 10% discount.

    Here are some of the Kroger grocery stores that offer the discount:

    • City Markets
    • Fred Meyer
    • Fry’s
    • King Soopers
    • Pick ‘n Save
    • Ralphs

    2. Save On Your AARP Membership

    Having an AARP card gives you access to many discounts. Check the AARP Benefits page to see all the potential savings you can get on hotels, car rentals, groceries, drug store purchases and more.

    The membership itself is discounted for the first year if you sign up for auto-renewal. More good news: You only need to be 50 to join.

    3. Make $150 Bonus On The AARP Credit Card

    Once you’re an AARP member you’ll probably get an offer for the AARP Rewards credit card, which typically comes with a nice bonus. I got the card and made a quick $150 for charging $500 on it in the first 90 days (that more than covered my $12 AARP membership).

    Wait a few weeks for the best offer to come by mail, because the deal advertised online is usually not as good.

    4. Buy A Condo For Less

    My wife and I have owned and lived in both condos and regular houses. We’ve found that it’s simpler, but also cheaper to live in a condo, even after paying HOA dues. And when I turn 55 we might move a few hundred yards from our current one-bedroom condo to nicer a two-bedroom 55+ condo that costs the same.

    You see, the best deals on condos are often in 55-and-up complexes. The limited market means condos in these places tend to sell for less, even when they’re the nicest ones around.

    5. Live For Less In A 55+ Mobile Home Park

    In mobile home parks that are for 55-and-up the lot rent isn’t always cheaper, but some of these places have organized as condominiums.

    If you find one of that has gone with this arrangement the total cost of living is usually very low, and you effectively own the space your home is on, so you don’t have to worry about being asked to move your mobile.

    6. Save On Clothing And Home Goods At Bealls

    Join Bealls 50 Plus Club and you can save up to 20% one day per week. Check locally because the discount and days vary. For example, Bealls Florida stores offer a 15% discount, plus free coffee on Tuesdays.

    7. Stay At Best Western For Less

    Best Western hotels offer 15% off to “seniors” 55 and up. Some of their 4,200 hotels are excluded from the deal, and “You will be asked to provide proof of age at check-in.” See the list further along for more hotel discounts.

    8. Eat Out For Less At Denny’s

    Many restaurants offer some kind of discount for seniors, but Denny’s does it a little differently. They have a special 55+ menu. Presumably these items cost less than they would if available to everyone. See the list below for more restaurant discounts.

    9. Snack For Less At Dunkin’ Donuts

    Dunkin’ Donuts no longer offers free donuts to AARP members (it couldn’t last), but many locations still have a discount for those who are 55 and older. You’ll find more coffee shop and snack discounts on the list below.

    10. Save On Your Next Oil Change

    Many Valvoline Instant Oil Change locations offer a 10% discount if you are 50 or older. Check their website for coupons as well (many franchisees will let you use a coupon and the senior discount at the same time).

    11. Get A Discount On Auto Parts

    Pep Boys offers a senior discount of 10% on auto parts and supplies if you’re 55+ (check your local store for details).

    12. Save On Thrift Store Purchases

    Shopping at thrift stores is already a great way to save money, and it gets even better when you shop at Salvation Army stores. They offer a senior discount of 10% if you’re 55 or older (at Goodwill you need to be 60).

    13. Save On Phone Service

    The Sprint 55-Unlimited plan is available to anyone who is 55 or older. The current offer is $35 per line for two lines. More phone discounts are on the list below.

    14. Get 20% Off At Walgreens

    This is one of the best drugstore discounts for seniors and almost-seniors. Walgreens gives you 20% off most items every Tuesday if you’re 55 or older, and sometimes you can even get the deal at 50 if you have an AARP card.

    15. Fly For Less

    British Airways gives you a discount if you’re an AARP member and 55+. Currently you save $65 on economy tickets and $200 on business class. You’ll find more airline discounts for senior citizens (60 and older) below.

    More Great Deals For Us Almost Seniors

    There are many more great discounts and deals available if you’re at least 55 years-old. The following have been vetted by,,, and other sources.

    16. Albertsons Grocery Stores – Most offer a 10% discount one day per month if you’re 55 or older. Check your local store for details.

    17. Arby’s Roast Beef Restaurants – Franchisees set rules, so check locally.

    18. Avis Car Rentals – Some locations offer a discount with an AARP card.

    19. A&W Restaurants – Discount varies by location.

    20. Bob Evans – Varies by location, but may have senior menu deals.

    21. Bonefish Grille – With an AARP card you can get a 10% discount.

    22. Budget Car Rentals – Up to 20% off for AARP members.

    23. Carrabba’s – With an AARP card you can get a 10% discount.

    24. Carl’s Jr – Policy varies by location, so check locally.

    25. Chick-fil-A – Discount varies by location, some offer free coffee.

    26. Chili’s – Many locations offer a 10% discount for 55+.

    27. Claim Jumper Restaurant & Saloon – With AARP card you get 10% off.

    28. C-Town Supermarkets – Check with your local store.

    29. Dairy Queen – Varies by location; 10% off ora  free drink are common offers.

    30. Dressbarn – It has been reported that some locations offer a 55+ discount.

    31. Einstein’s Bagels – Varies by location; 10% to 15% discount.

    32. Fuddruckers – Discount varies by location.

    33. Hallmark – Discount varies by location.

    34. IHOP – They have a special 55+ menu.

    35. Jack In The Box – Discount is as high as 20% at some locations.

    36. Jiffy Lube – Get a 10% discount at many facilities..

    37. Kentucky Fried Chicken – Most KFC restaurants offer a 55+ discount.

    38. Landry’s Seafood House – Discount with AARP card.

    39. Long John Silvers – Get 10% off at most locations.

    40. Luby’s – Check locally for discount.

    41. McCormick & Schmick’s – Discount with AARP card.

    42. McDonald’s – Varies by location; some offer free coffee.

    43. The Oceanaire Seafood Room – Discount with AARP card.

    44. Outback Steakhouse – Discount with AARP card.

    45. Papa John’s – Senior promotions at times.

    46. Perkins Restaurants – Special senior menu for 55+.

    47. Popeyes – Many locations offer a 10% discount.

    48. Rainforest Cafe – Discount with AARP card.

    49. Ross Dress For Less – Sign up for “Every Tuesday Club” to get a 10% discount.

    50. Roto-Rooter – Get 10% off.

    51. Saltgrass Steak House – Discount with AARP card.

    52. TCBY – Get 10% off your frozen yogurt.

    53. T-Mobile – Unlimited 55+ plan offers two lines for $70 per month.

    54. Safeway Grocery Stores – Most offer a 10% discount one day per month if you’re 55 or older and have a savings club account (which is free to sign up for). Check your local store for details.

    55. Wendy’s – Save 10% at most locations.

  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 5,370
    Happy Birthday Nola. 
    Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story!
    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014, 36" Blackstone, Anova Sous Vide
    Green Man Group 
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 6,048
    edited October 2019
    ^^^^^ going to be yuge, lots of good people^^^^

    Visalia, Ca
  • bucky925bucky925 Posts: 1,680
    Happy Birthday and many more BB's. 

    Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.

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