The Stone Horses and I had set ourselves up for a weekend of adventure. I borrowed a 1986 Winnebago Chieftan RV from a friend in town. I loaded myself, the band, all our instruments, and a documentarian into that thing and pointed it towards Sioux Falls, South Dakota. When we were done in Sioux Falls, we'd make our way to Auburn, Iowa where we'd record our first full band album. It was a long, drunken, music filled couple of days. But, don't let me get the cart ahead of the horses. Saturday, April 21st was record store day, and it was our turn to record a few songs for a great TV series, based out of the lower level of the The Last Stop CD Shop in Sioux Falls, called The White Wall Sessions. The guys at The White Wall Sessions are top notch and make a really great program. We were honored to be a part of it. We got all but one song done in one take. I sure had trouble with Henrietta, Queen of the Highway. We eventually got it all down and it felt good. I know, working with those guys, that it will sound good by the time it hits the airwaves. Anyway, there was this food truck, Harry's Yellow Submarine, parked out in the parking lot at the studio and the guys we worked with told us that Harry's baked beans were "the best in the world", or at least that's what he told everyone. I knew I wasn't getting out of that parking lot without trying these things.
These beans were served up, as a healthy portion, in a paper cup. They were warm, but not too hot. This appeared to be a single variety of bean, and they were definitely over cooked. With regards to consistency, these things were closer to refried beans than they were to baked beans. On the plus side, Harry has thrown in all kinds of meat scraps with the beans and that helps with consistency and flavor. These beans were in a mostly sweet bar-be-que sauce. There was some spice to the sauce, but no smoke flavor to be found. I never thought I'd be eating baked beans from the driver's seat of a Winnebago that was the same age as I am.
Ratings (On a scale of 1-5)
Total Score: 8
For what it's worth,
Handling in a 1986 Winnebago Chieftan: 0