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Official 2017 Texas Pinball Festival


By labnip

3 years ago



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#251 2 years ago

What if the picture involves a midget wrestler and a donkey?

#252 2 years ago
Quoted from Nevus:

What if the picture involves a midget wrestler and a donkey?

that's the booth next to mine.

#253 2 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

that's the booth next to mine.

we had to nix the wrestler but the donkey is still on.

--Jeff

#254 2 years ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

we had to nix the wrestler but the donkey is still on.
--Jeff

If the donkey falls through and you need a jackass to replace him, I'm available.

#255 2 years ago
Quoted from Nevus:

There is plenty to do at the show. If you don't get your fill of pinball, them go to Nickelrama. There is a pizza place next door to it.
However, there are literally hundreds of fun things to do in DFW on Sunday before you fly back. Why not enjoy the area instead?
http://travel.usnews.com/Dallas-Fort_Worth_TX/Things_To_Do

Big history fan so I have been to the Dallas area a few times for Dealey plaza and the stockyards. How about best strip steak close to the event? Tried Bob's Chop house a few years ago.

#256 2 years ago
Quoted from Beyndtstng:

Big history fan so I have been to the Dallas area a few times for Dealey plaza and the stockyards. How about best strip steak close to the event? Tried Bob's Chop house a few years ago.

Define close.

If you have time, I recommend a trip to the Fort Worth Stockyards. Enjoy a great steak at your choice of locations.
Personally, if you like to try some more exotic meats, give Lonesome Dove Fort Worth some considerations. http://lonesomedovefortworth.com/

Closer to the Embassy Suites, there is a Perry's steak house across from the hotel. For a good steak at a cheaper price, there is Texas Land & Cattle on Preston.

If you want some Brazilian Steakhouse fare, there is one in front of the Stonebriar Mall.

Marcus

#257 2 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

that's the booth next to mine.

I did not know you were going to be set up next to the Pinside booth

#258 2 years ago

Steaks? I had one of the best steaks of my life 2 years ago while attending TPF. Where? In the hotel restaurant believe it or not. Cooked to perfection and I savored every bite. Whenever I think about that steak my mouth drools a little in the corners.
You can bet your Woz Im going back for another. Thursday night -steak done right. SB

#259 2 years ago

The list of games is starting to fill out:
http://texaspinball.com/tpf/game-line-up/2017-game-line-up/

I haven't decided what pin I will bring yet. RBION? DW? Flash?

#260 2 years ago

If any of you attending TPF are needing some plating projects completed before and picked up at the show lets start planning it now. Some of these projects can take 6 weeks or so and we are getting closer and closer. Also, for you guys wanting to do exchanges for wireforms or shooter guns you need to start reserving pretty soon. I usually do not carry lots of stuff to sell, so if you are wanting WMS/Stern chrome or brass armor then let me know soon and I can get all packed up, so you can pick up at the show. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Ron
615-406-0204
orders@pinballplatingandmore.com
http://www.pinballplatingandmore.com

#261 2 years ago

70 days to TFP 2017

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#262 2 years ago

Bringing afm gb sc blackout so far. We have a booth and will be selling a complete line of products, shirts and our new pin mats! You can also preorder and pick up at the show with no shipping. Hope I get to play some pinball!

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#263 2 years ago
Quoted from Titan_Pinball:

Bringing afm gb sc blackout so far. We have a booth and will be selling a complete line of products, shirts and our new pin mats! You can also preorder and pick up at the show with no shipping. Hope I get to play some pinball!

those mats are insane.
think i'm going to line my couch with them

#264 2 years ago
Quoted from Titan_Pinball:

We have a booth and will be selling a complete line of products, shirts and our new pin mats! You can also preorder and pick up at the show with no shipping. Hope I get to play some pinball!

Damn! Awesome news, I'm going to start making a list of rubbers I need. I may end up buying a bit of extras to play around with the different colors.

#265 2 years ago
Quoted from oohlou:

The list of games is starting to fill out:
http://texaspinball.com/tpf/game-line-up/2017-game-line-up/
I haven't decided what pin I will bring yet. RBION? DW? Flash?

The correct answer is "Yes."

#266 2 years ago
Quoted from oohlou:

The list of games is starting to fill out:
http://texaspinball.com/tpf/game-line-up/2017-game-line-up/
I haven't decided what pin I will bring yet. RBION? DW? Flash?

How many games did they get in 2016?

#267 2 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

64 days to TFP 2017

Plenty of time for me to do my research, labnip

Now... what's the most efficient way to 'mess with Texas'?

#269 2 years ago
Quoted from chadderack:

Now... what's the most efficient way to 'mess with Texas'?

#270 2 years ago

So, where would 5 hungry kiwis find the best BBQ food in Dallas/Ft Worth?

(Let the debate begin!)

rd

#271 2 years ago

Across the street at Wild Pitch.

#272 2 years ago

Hard Eight gets talked up a lot. Never been, but the tin-roofed smoke-billowing exterior of the building certainly looks the business.

#273 2 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Hard Eight gets talked up a lot. Never been, but the tin-roofed smoke-billowing exterior of the building certainly looks the business.

Hard Eight is very good authentic Texas BBQ.

I'm partial to Feedstore in Southlake but while I think it is better it isn't drive 30 miles farther better.

#274 2 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

So, where would 5 hungry kiwis find the best BBQ food in Dallas/Ft Worth?
(Let the debate begin!)
rd

My favorites are Hutchins in McKinney, Lockhart in Plano, and Hard eight. The best for me is several hours away in Lockhart - Blacks.

#275 2 years ago
Quoted from bflagg:

My favorites are Hutchins in McKinney, Lockhart in Plano, and Hard eight. The best for me is several hours away in Lockhart - Blacks.

Bring em all on!

I will be in Texas for 3 weeks. Going from the top to the bottom. Back to Amarillo for some more Texas Steak Ranch!

As far as BBQ, I like juicy! Juicy is good! Dry, not so ..

Thanks for the suggestions!

rd

#276 2 years ago

One thing that I can only find in Texas is beef ribs. Cut off every other bone so the meat is super thick on both sides of the bone. If you have the chance it should be on your list.

faz

#277 2 years ago
Quoted from pinball_faz:

One thing that I can only find in Texas is beef ribs. Cut off every other bone so the meat is super thick on both sides of the bone. If you have the chance it should be on your list.
faz

Love me some beef ribs!

rd

#278 2 years ago

Can't wait!

#279 2 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

So, where would 5 hungry kiwis find the best BBQ food in Dallas/Ft Worth?

They would drive to Austin
--Jeff

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#281 2 years ago

Dialed In! is coming to TPF 2017! Read full announcement here: http://texaspinball.com/tpf/texas-gets-dialed-in/

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#282 2 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

So, where would 5 hungry kiwis find the best BBQ food in Dallas/Ft Worth?
(Let the debate begin!)
rd

Hey, I missed you in Vegas man, but I met your daughter. Better say 'ello! Maybe I'll can (jar, really..) some BBQ sauce before then...

#283 2 years ago

67 days away

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#284 2 years ago

Current March 24 - 26, 2017 Weather Forecast in Dallas during TPF:

FRI 3/24:
• 63° /45°
• Overcast
• Historic Avg. 71°/50°

SAT 3/25:
• 67° /45°
• Partial sunshine
• Historic Avg. 71°/51°

SUN 3/26
• 63° /49°
• Mostly cloudy
• Historic Avg. 72°/51°

#285 2 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

Current March 24 - 26, 2017 Weather Forecast in Dallas during TPF:
FRI 3/24:
• 63° /45°
• Overcast with a little rain
• Historic Avg. 71°/50°
SAT 3/25:
• 67° /45°
• Partial sunshine
• Historic Avg. 71°/51°
SUN 3/26
• 63° /49°
• Mostly cloudy, a little rain
• Historic Avg. 72°/51°

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#286 2 years ago

There is a Hutchins in Frisco; 5 minutes from the convention center.

#287 2 years ago

not to worry... if it ever says "a little rain", it means drizzle for 30 minutes at some random point during day or night.
plus, it's tejas, the weather changes every hour here, and this forecast is 2 months out. Just the temp is the useful part.
...and, the pins & vids are inside

Bring jackets & jeans for night excursions & cigar sessions.
Some years jackets needed, some years nope.

#288 2 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

So, where would 5 hungry kiwis find the best BBQ food in Dallas/Ft Worth?
(Let the debate begin!)
rd

Do yourself a favor and make it down to Pecan Lodge in the Deep Ellum area which is just east of down town. It is worth the drive from up north if you have some time so spare. Another in incredible place is CattleAck BBQ. Not quite as far of a drive if you are heading down from Frisco area.

#289 2 years ago
Quoted from Cserold:

Another in incredible place is CattleAck BBQ

Thanks for all the tips!

Meat for allllllllllllll

Widening the horizon, any more recommendations around the whole of Texas? We will be hitting most of the main areas on the 3 week trip ...

rd

#291 2 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Thanks for all the tips!
Meat for allllllllllllll
Widening the horizon, any more recommendations around the whole of Texas? We will be hitting most of the main areas on the 3 week trip ...
rd

If you get a chance, take a drive west of DFW and check out Mary's Cafe in Strawn, TX.

The best chicken fried steak in all of Texas IMO.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/marys-cafe-strawn

But take your appetite because you will get plenty of chicken fried steak!

The double

Marcus

#292 2 years ago

Just booked the hotel!

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#293 2 years ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

Just booked the hotel!

Woot!

#294 2 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Thanks for all the tips!
Meat for allllllllllllll
Widening the horizon, any more recommendations around the whole of Texas? We will be hitting most of the main areas on the 3 week trip ...
rd

I know a great place in Brownsville

#295 2 years ago

I'm across the street at Hilton Garden Inn. Stumbling distance, I guess.

I'm curious to see Dialed In and Alien. Also, Elvira's boobs.

#296 2 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

So, where would 5 hungry kiwis find the best BBQ food in Dallas/Ft Worth?
(Let the debate begin!)
rd

If you make it out by Coppell, Hard Eight has some of the best BBQ in the area. Go early cause the line can get pretty long. Or Hell just go late and drink beers in line while you wait. Here's a pick of the menu...

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#297 2 years ago

Quoted instead of edited. :/

#298 2 years ago

Serio

Quoted from rotordave:hanks for all the tips!
Meat for allllllllllllll
Widening the horizon, any more recommendations around the whole of Texas? We will be hitting most of the main areas on the 3 week trip ...
rd

Seriously. Drive to Austin. 3 hours from Dallas and a world apart. Best BBQ in Texas in the Hill Country area. Great pinball. Swimming holes.
Live music scene best in the US

--Jeff

#299 2 years ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

Serio

Seriously. Drive to Austin. 3 hours from Dallas and a world apart. Best BBQ in Texas in the Hill Country area. Great pinball. Swimming holes.
Live music scene best in the US
--Jeff

Yep, I'm doing the lot. Austin, San Antonio, Galveston, the bats, the chinese tea garden or whatever it is that Danni wants to go to, six flags, everything! I don't f**k around! Texas to the maximum!

So lay it on me! Where's the meeeeeeeatttt! Lol

rd

#300 2 years ago

Here is a question - how does the toll highway system deal with out of state drivers? When I attended TPF two years ago I cruised right down the Dallas North Tollway all the way to the hotel but on the way out I took the outer road. I half expected something to show up in the mail but it never did. My luck I have a warrant out. Seriously though, I would like to be educated this time around. Anyone local care to explain how it works? I suppose I could google it. Nah, too lazy.

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