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  • #5101 by DallasHogFan on 02 Oct 2010
  • Craft is the best restaurant in Dallas! A little more pricey, but very worth it! Gators is good as well!
    That aint' no joke. This is the creation of Chef Tom Colicchio, head judge of Top Chef on Bravo. Plain, simple, perfectly cooked food.
  • #5102 by Jabroni on 06 Oct 2010
  • I've had several Hogs on this board brag about Arkansas BBQ.  I'll be coming to Fayetteville for the Bama game and would like some pointers on where to eat.  I've never been to Fayetteville, so I don't know where the ICONic places to eat are.  I'd also like to know of any famous Razorback eating joints.  My son and I are huge SEC fans and would like to experience the Hog atmosphere before the game.  Any help would be most appreciated.  I'm looking forward to the game folks.  Good luck with Georgia!  I want us to face off undefeated!  Gives me butterflies!

    Curious about your experience in Fayetteville? Did you find "da BBQ"???
  • #5103 by Beantown Razahback on 10 Oct 2010
  • any suggestions, warnings or words of advice? Would really appreciate any logistics info i.e. the parking/traffic situation, the stadium in general etc...
  • #5104 by ryanbush on 10 Oct 2010
  • We're making our first trip down there this weekend also... looking forward to what everyone has to say!! :razorback:
  • #5105 by bhshawgfan on 10 Oct 2010
  • also making the 1st trip
  • #5106 by Beantown Razahback on 10 Oct 2010
  • Should add that I would love to shake the hand of any Hogvillians on The Plains, we're gonna need each other  ;)
  • #5107 by tusked on 10 Oct 2010
  • been there 4 times to see the hogs.....i always got a media parking pass from my buddies.....you wont have any trouble or i never did....stadium is like every other SEC stadium....big.....

    maybe someone from the old razor. club in ATL could chime in....there's a lot of room around the stadium to park and BBQ or it seemed that way to me....vs. GA which is a nightmare.

    gotta coach my sons fall baseball game or id volunteer to go with some of you and walk you through the whole thing
     8)
  • #5108 by ryanbush on 10 Oct 2010
  • Should add that I would love to shake the hand of any Hogvillians on The Plains, we're gonna need each other  ;)

    Sounds like a plan, when are you guys going down? tailgating?

    we plan to head that way after work on friday... try to make it as close as we can on friday night and get up early and head the rest of the way in...

    we would like to be there by 9 and start tailgating...
  • #5109 by LSPRazorbac on 10 Oct 2010
  • Don't drink the water and what happens in Auburn nobody really cares to hear about it.  ;)
  • #5110 by Arkansasbeaux on 10 Oct 2010
  • 1st trip here as well. Was NOT easy finding a hotel room. Heading down on Friday. Found one in nearby Opelika. Was relatively cheap but at least we found something. Looking forward to seeing all the other Hog fans and watching a Razorback victory.
  • #5111 by Beantown Razahback on 10 Oct 2010
  • Also stayin in Opelika at the Days Inn, also had trouble finding a hotel. Gettin in Friday night
  • #5112 by 3BoarsDown on 10 Oct 2010
  • Their fans are the most friendly in the SEC.

    They are nothing like the Auburn wieners that post over here.
  • #5113 by Buff on 10 Oct 2010
  • Don't drive down in a van with a gay 10 foot tail on it.
  • #5114 by HSVhogfan on 10 Oct 2010
  • Eat at the Amsterdam Cafe if it is still there. (haven't been since 2006). Right off college on Stanford Ave, I think is the name of the street. But it is easy to find. Great food. Moderate to cheap prices. IMO one of the classiest road trips in the SEC.
  • #5115 by superior_wang on 10 Oct 2010
  • Been there once, fans were very hospitable....got invited to a tailgate by total strangers...   great experience.
  • #5116 by AubFaninArk on 10 Oct 2010
  • I hope you all have a great time in Auburn...Byrons BBQ, Mama Goldbergs, and Amsterdam are some good reccomendations for eating.  Just a gut feel by me...I think you guys will come away with the victory--we don't match up well against Arkansas and I think some of Petrino's schemes will expose our secondary/lb's.

    In the meantime, I'm just going to enjoy a week of a bammer loss.

    Have a great time!
  • #5117 by sao on 10 Oct 2010
  • Making the trip as well. Will be my daughters first Hogs game. Hate that it's in enemy territory but only have two season tickets to home games.
  • #5118 by Baconphat on 10 Oct 2010
  • It's true about the fans, they are very friendly. They will let you set up your tailgating tents on the grass around the different college buildings, but you would probably need to get there on Friday to rope off a good spot. They also have air conditioned portoilets strategically placed around, so thats nice as well.
  • #5119 by showmehogfan on 10 Oct 2010
  • What sections of Jordan Hare are the Arkansas section and what is the best way to go about getting tickets in this section?
  • #5120 by daBoar on 10 Oct 2010
  • Their fans are the most friendly in the SEC.

    They are nothing like the Auburn wieners that post over here.
    I find this to be true.  I enjoy going to Auburn; of course, we won the past two times.  Hopefully three's a charm.
  • #5121 by Hognosis Negative on 10 Oct 2010
  • Best fans in the SEC.  It will be worth the trip.

    What sections of Jordan Hare are the Arkansas section and what is the best way to go about getting tickets in this section?

    Hogs section is 37-39 for sure.  I got my tix from the Razorback ticket office and have sat in 37 and 39.  May be more sections, but I am not sure.


    I'll be ther, staving at Travel Loge in Opelika and will be on the prowl Friday night.  Anyone know of a tailgate?
  • #5122 by mrsarver on 10 Oct 2010
  • My first trip to auburn too.  we are getting there late late wed night/ thrus morning and setting up in the hayfields south of the stadium for a 3 day tailgating marathon.  hopefully in the most prominent place we can find!  any hog fans stop by, drink a beer, and say hello!

    http://www.hogville.net/yabbse/index.php?topic=365286.0

    Matthew
  • #5123 by Tone on 10 Oct 2010
  • I was there 2 weeks ago for SC vs Auburn game.  Amsterdam is still there.  I always liked Country's BBQ, some don't like it though.   The downtown is great (toomer's).  The game if early will require some planning.  I have always stayed in the Dixon/Auburn hotel(Arrica's restaurant there is great) until this trip and stayed at the Hampton inn on College.  The fans are nice, but I am a grad there also with also getting a degree at AR.  If I didn't live in NWA that would be my second choice. I parked about a mile away from Jordan-Hare on the Street near the softball fields.  Parking in the Hayfields is free and they have a bus that will take you to/from the stadium area.  There is some other parking on campus but you may as well give that up, usually taken.  Go on-line to there

    http://auburntigers.cstv.com/school-bio/aub-travel.html

    It gives you a bunch of info.
    Go see the new Auburn Arena.  We watch the Arkansas/ALabama game there on that day.  They have a museum and shop not that you would want to buy anything probably. 
  • #5124 by Hognosis Negative on 10 Oct 2010
  • My first trip to auburn too.  we are getting there late late wed night/ thrus morning and setting up in the hayfields south of the stadium for a 3 day tailgating marathon.  hopefully in the most prominent place we can find!  any hog fans stop by, drink a beer, and say hello!

    http://www.hogville.net/yabbse/index.php?topic=365286.0

    Matthew

    That's where I parked last time.  We may seek you out.  There will just be three of us so we are looking for some friendlies to hang out with for part of the time.  We may mingle in after that.
  • #5125 by Beantown Razahback on 10 Oct 2010
  • Is that a good place to park/where is it at exactly?


    That Hog hauler is sweet, my wife and I will find you for sure
  • #5126 by AuburnHog on 10 Oct 2010
  • Amsterdam is still here.  It's on Gay and Samford...very good.  Hamilton's right downtown is very good as well.  It's on the corner of Gay and Magnolia.  Barbeque House right on College is good but I prefer Mike and Ed's BBQ if you're looking for BBQ.  It's on College as well but not right in the middle of campus like BBQ House.....it's probably the most convenient.  Mama goldberg's is the local place with great sandwiches.  It's right by the stadium on Donahue.  I hope you dont' get to experience the Rolling of Toomer's Corner but it's a cool thing to see.......just some other game though.  Toomer's Drugs has some good fresh made lemonade. 

    Make sure to get in the stands 20 min before game time to see the eagle fly.  You can park in the fields off Donahue or all around really.  Also there are shuttles that leave from Tiger Town in Opelika.  We have a condo that we rent at Lake Martin for Auburn home games (35 min to campus) so if you can't find lodging check vrbo.com for Lake Martin listings and you might can find a condo or house on the lake. 
  • #5127 by tusked on 10 Oct 2010
  • if you guys are looking for hotel rooms try columbus ga....its about 20 minutes give or take from auburn.
  • #5128 by AuburnHog on 10 Oct 2010
  • if you guys are looking for hotel rooms try columbus ga....its about 20 minutes give or take from auburn.

    Columbus is closer to 45 min.  Phenix City is maybe 25-30 min. 
  • #5129 by AuburnHog on 10 Oct 2010
  • Montomery is also 45 min away. 
  • #5130 by SavoySeamster on 10 Oct 2010
  • I have been several times, and had good times on both trips. The people were friendly and good atmosphere. The one thing that was a pain was how LOUD the music was played over the stadium p/a. Have fun and GO HOGS!
  • #5131 by str8shooter69 on 11 Oct 2010
  • This will be my first trip to Auburn also.  I just booked a room @ the Holiday Inn Express - Montgomery (they have vacancy for those late stragglers). 

    I'm looking forward to some tailgating and an Arkansas victory, so we'll you up when we get to the stadium.

    GO HOGS!!!!
  • #5132 by BirminghamBill on 11 Oct 2010
  • I love going to games in Auburn. It's true, their fans are really friendly and the toilet trailers are awesome.

    I'm always more than welcomed wearing red in their city, take the time to walk around the tailgates. You'll run in to lots of people to talk about the game with.

    Be sure to go in early enough to see the eagle fly.
  • #5133 by AR_dustoff on 11 Oct 2010
  • If you're single...go EARLY.  The first time me and some buddies showed up in 04, all decked out in our Razorback Red, a really hot girl grabbed me as we walked through the crowd and said "War Damn Eagle, welcome to Auburn, ya wanna beer?"...needless to say we the lone 3 Hogs fans tailgating right by the stadium, but the girls were hot, friendly, and had a helluva a southern drawl.   I was in flight school in Bama at the time, so I went to 4 more AU games that year...
  • #5134 by PrincessTiger on 11 Oct 2010
  • Game day information with maps, shuttles, etc.
    http://www.auburn.edu/communications_marketing/gameday/

    A little timeline for the day:

    TigerWalk is at ~1230 along Donahue & Samford to Donahue & Roosevelt and leading into TigerWalk Plaza.

    After Tiger Walk, the band divides into four groups and marches to the corner at Donahue for the Four Corners pep rally.

    The band does their march around inside the stadium just after the Four Corners pep rally outside the stadium.

    My personal favorite and something you don't want to miss:
    Our eagle flies after the teams have left the field and before the band takes the field for pregame. Usually flies from where the flag pole is in the stadium...if you're in the visitors seat, it will be right behind you.   ;)

    Auburn Univ. marching band.....390 members strong.....they are very good! 
    I hope you are bringing a full band!

    Parking is a premium, but the link above will show you shuttle maps that will take you to the stadium (free). 

    If you arrive in Auburn after say 1030am.....you will find it difficult to impossible to park anywhere closer than a mile.

    They usually serve food in Plainsman Park (baseball field next to stadium) before the game and lots of vendors on the street too.
    Nearly everything on the concession stand menu is $4.


    Notable places to eat:
    Momma Goldberg's, multiple BBQ places that are good, Mellow Mushroom, Toomer's Corner drug store for the most amazing lemonade ever.
    We love to eat at the Creole & Seafood Shack. 

    Hope this helps!
    Have a safe trip.
  • #5135 by J2theA on 11 Oct 2010
  • You will definitely enjoy your trip to Auburn. It's my favorite trip in the SEC. Great fans, beautiful girls, and a bad defense. Couldn't ask for more a a great day to win on the road. I'm flying out of DFW Friday and I'll be ready to party it up early that evening. Go Hogs!
  • #5136 by tkclark on 11 Oct 2010
  • Thanks to the Aubbies in this thread for the tips and friendly posts.  Much appreciated.  Totally different from those douchers Solomwi, Titan Tiger, and Oxbaker.
  • #5137 by monty hawg on 11 Oct 2010
  • Make sure you are staying in the Holiday Inn Express in East Montgomery.  At exit 11 in Montgomery there are several new hotels that you can contact.  Fairfield Inn and Suites, Comfort Inn and Suites, Staybridge and Hampton Inn.  You will have a 30 to 34 minute drive to Auburn depending on the traffice.

    Have a great trip.  I am staying home to watch the game.  The Hogs don't play well when I travel to a game.
  • #5138 by HogAlum99 on 11 Oct 2010
  • Been to Auburn several times over the years.  If you are into small college towns, you'll love Auburn.  To me, it is a kind of a town that is still stuck back in the 1950's (I mean that in a good way though).  Most of your nationally known type restaurants are in Opelika (right next door to Auburn).  I always try to make it to the Mellow Mushroom on Friday night also (great pizza).  Also, at the corner of campus and the main Auburn strip (cant remember the road name) is Toomer's Corner, where you can get some of the best lemonade around.  Also, get there early enough before kickoff when the eagle flies around the stadium and lands at midfield (it's pretty sweet). 
  • #5139 by Rendezvous Cook on 11 Oct 2010
  • Avoid the Knights Inn in Opelika....only hotel I've ever stayed on top of the sheets and you could see the plumbing in the shower.  Bad deal.

    Gamewise, Auburn is top 3 in the SEC for pregame atmosphere (I've been to every school).  Meet Auburn fans and stay classy.  They're great people and they park literally anywhere they can.  Traffic is awesome there because of that.  IMO they have the best entrance in football.  Watching that Eagle is worth the price of admission.

    If youre going.....BE LOUD!!!!!
  • #5140 by Hognosis Negative on 11 Oct 2010
  • Avoid the Knights Inn in Opelika....only hotel I've ever stayed on top of the sheets and you could see the plumbing in the shower.  Bad deal.

    Gamewise, Auburn is top 3 in the SEC for pregame atmosphere (I've been to every school).  Meet Auburn fans and stay classy.  They're great people and they park literally anywhere they can.  Traffic is awesome there because of that.  IMO they have the best entrance in football.  Watching that Eagle is worth the price of admission.

    If your going.....BE LOUD!!!!!

    Agreed on Knight's Inn.  I travel often and it is one of the 2 worst I've ever stayed in
  • #5141 by Porkyswine on 11 Oct 2010
  • I arrive on Friday and am staying at the Days Inn about 500 yds from the stadium.  I have an extra ticket that I paid 170 bucks for.  Will let someone have for face.  4th row off the field at 40 yd line.
  • #5142 by pigture perfect on 11 Oct 2010
  • I was stationed at Ft. Rucker Al., which isn't far away. WATCH OUT FOR RED ANTS!!!!!!!
  • #5143 by jmingram911 on 11 Oct 2010
  • Their fans are the most friendly in the SEC.
     

    Agreed!!  I took my son there in 2006 when McFadden and Co. whooped up on the Tigers. The people were still nice even after the game.  Go EARLY and parking is not a problem.  We just parked on a street on campus. Go early so you can see the players walk in--the end zone away from where the Tigers do their walk through.  If we win, go back after the game to the same end zone and visit with the players, take pictures, get autographs--we had a blast!!  WPS!!!
  • #5144 by jesterzzn on 12 Oct 2010
  • any suggestions, warnings or words of advice? Would really appreciate any logistics info i.e. the parking/traffic situation, the stadium in general etc...

    Save your money for a better trip?

    At least its not Starkville?

    That guy giving you eyes in the bar is what passes for a woman down there.
  • #5145 by thalilcrzydawg on 12 Oct 2010
  • I'm trying to find a decent room for a decent price for the friday before the Ole Miss game. Me and the wife are making the trip up friday and need a room. Any suggestions?
  • #5146 by Doug on 12 Oct 2010
  • You're in the same boat as I am.  See http://www.hogville.net/yabbse/index.php?topic=366702.0
  • #5147 by jacobp on 12 Oct 2010
  • Most hotels have jacked up their prices and require you to stay two nights.  Sleep Inn will let you book a room for one night.  Its around $130, but has to be done online.  I booked a room for the Vanday weekend.  Give that a try.  You can try the Days Inn on College.  Its a little sketchy, but its only $65
  • #5148 by Hog Fan...DOH! on 12 Oct 2010
  • This late in the game, check out Rogers.  There should be plenty of nice hotel rooms at decent prices.  Just go to Orbitz. 
  • #5149 by Snoop Hoggy Hog on 12 Oct 2010
  • Try Cherokee Casino in West Siloam Springs. It's about a 30 min drive from Fayetteville, but we have a brand new hotel and really nice rooms!! The rates are really low right now being that it just opened a few months ago. If you have a Total Rewards Card (if not just get one when you get here) the rates are $49 on weekdays and $59 on weekends! I promise you wont be disappointed! Unless you decide to gamble and lose some  ;). Oh and here is the direct phone number 918-422-5100.
  • #5150 by hogfan28 on 12 Oct 2010
  • Motel 6.  Its not too bad and just a few miles.  I have a reservation that I probably wont be using. 
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