Category Food

SFR Poker Run
SFR Poker Run

SFR Poker Run

The Semper Fi Riders 2013 Poker  Run will take place Saturday, September 7, starting at Rocket Harley Davidson. The event benefits the 2013 Heroes/Wounded Warrior Week, and is an annual event.

There will be live music, food, a bike wash, a raffle, and other fun events. And is definitely a family friendly event.

Further information can be found on the Semper Fi Riders website.

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Jefferson’s is a new family sports pub/restaurant in Madison, located at 7193 Hwy 72. They are open 7 days a week.

The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and the food is what you would expect from a Sports Restaurant. The quality of service and food is well above average, especially for the value represented.

I encourage you to give them a try.

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Shane’s Rib Shack


shanesRibShackLogoShane’s Rib Shack is located at 4800 Whitesburg Dr, next to the Bonefisf Grill. It is in the vein of the not quite fast food establishments where you order at a counter, then they bring the food to you.

I had the Sampler Platter, which included 4 ribs, pulled pork, 2 tenders, fried okra and baked beans. The entire meal was very filling, although across the board bland. The pork and ribs lacked any smoke flavor, and the chicken tenders, well they are chicken tenders, hard to mess up.

They offered four sauces, Original, Mustard, Spicy, and Hot. The Original is a vinegar-based sauce, with a sweet back taste, over all very tastey. The Spicy and Hot taste similar with addition of additional black pepper to the Spicy, and possibly chili pepper to the Hot.

Overall I found the food to be very midd...

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Applebee’s, Madison

Upon pulling into Applebee’s in Madison, we were greeted by a pleasant surprise. Right up front near the door are two parking spaces reserved for Veterans. This little touch started our evening out right, and it only got better as it went along. We showed up on their NFL Kickoff night, and the party was in high tempo. We took a seat, and our waitress, Katherine, greeted us, and took our orders. All orders were served promptly with a smile, and the food was excellent.

Although this was a short visit, we will definitely be back.

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We decided to spend the evening at PiNZ instead of our normal spot for the Fourth of July Fireworks. Ideally located in Bridge Street for the affair, overall we had a really good time. Unfortunately that meant going to the bartenders regularly for our drinks and food as the wait staff seemed unable to actually show up for our group. To be honest, there were only a dozen of us or so, on the patio, so we might have been easy to miss. The saving grace was Theresa who handled us with cool and calm and made sure we were sated, even if she was taking care of us from the bar because the wait staff just didn’t want to be there.. The bad news is the service on the patio was absolutely terrible...

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Kabam! Moe’s BBQ is Awesome!

Moe's BBQ Providence Village Huntsville, AL

Moe's BBQ Providence Village Huntsville, ALMoe’s BBQ is located in the constantly growing area of Providence Village in North East Huntsville, AL. Providence Village is offering more to do and getting more exciting with a wider variety of restaurants, some offering more live entertainment events. I have to say, this is with the caveat that I smoke meat quite often, that this is the best BBQ I have had. The Turkey had better that an inch of smoke ring, and was tender and juicy. The ribs have at least a quarter inch ring and are the best I can say I have ever had, and I have had a lot of BBQ. Seeing is believing and here is a small sample of the meats they offer. Moe's food sample from menu While seeing it won’t be the same as trying it, I can assure you their pulled pork is unrivaled in this town...

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WiFi in Huntsville Area (updated)

  • WiFi has become a staple of life for most of us in the Rocket City, and an absolute necessity for many of us. For example, we could not do what we do here at HSVexplorer without generous use of free WiFi available at many locations, or our portable hotspots. We have found that some places are much better at this than others. In fact, many although offering free WiFi are so frustrating or slow as to not be worth trying.

This article will be an ongoing work where we list ease of use, ping times, download and upload speeds, and general comments for the places we visit and use WiFi. We are using for all ratings, and working with the Arab server for all tests.

Hooters of Huntsville, 4730 University Drive NW, Huntsville, AL 35816

  • Ping: 81ms
  • Download: 2.85Mb/s
  • Upload: 310Kb/s
  • Imp...
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WhistleStop Weekend


The WhistleStop weekend 4-5 May 2012 is started and raising money for a very worthwhile cause, the EarlyWorks Museum. The EarlyWorks Museum is near and dear to both the local Huntsville community and those residing in the local Tennessee Valley. They provide a childrens museum, banquet areas, a passenger train depot, and organize many events.

HSVexplorer is setup at the WhistleStop Weekend, and ready to get their BBQ on. This is the 12th year for WhistleStop and this year is bigger and better than ever! Some of the best BBQ competitive teams in the country will be there in a friendly show of, “who really makes the best BBQ”...

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Rocket Harley Bike Night 12 April 2012

Thursday night at Knuckleheads in Madison, Alabama saw another great bike night sponsored by Rocket Harley of Madison. The band, Seducing Alice, was rocking those attending.

The bike nights at Knuckleheads are always a good time. It is difficult to write anything that hasn’t already been said. The bands are great, the food is great, and Rocket Harley makes sure there is fun. The servers at Knuckleheads are fantastic.

The one area we haven’t reported enough on has been the unsung heroes of Knuckleheads, the cooks and prep folks working in the kitchen. They bust their humps and take pride in ensuring your food is to your liking. Thanks to them, I am not going to waste away anytime soon.

Sam from Rocket Harley came out and introduced the band, made announcements and then visited tables and...

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Rocket Harley Davidson Super Saturday 7 April 2012

Rocket H-D

Rocket H-DRocket Harley Davidson (H-D) hosted their Super Saturday event on the 7th of April and they couldn’t have planned the weather any better than if they had the ability to. The morning started off sunny and cool building to a high of 72 degrees. When you have an event where food and great music are paired with cool motorcycles and the Dixie Derby Girls, having great weather is icing on the cake.

The Super Saturday event was held at the Rocket H-D store which is very convenient to get to from Huntsville and Madison also convenient for anyone coming from Birmingham or Nashville. Getting to Rocket H-D is as simple as getting on Interstate 565 (i-565)...

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