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Old 08-03-2011, 04:37 PM   #11
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Oh yeah, we can't forget grilled cheese sandwiches and BLTs either!
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:47 PM   #12
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I would not have a menu. I would serve breakfast, lunch and dinner depending on what I wanted to fix and the availability of the ingredients. Your only choice might be the bread for the toast and how you want your eggs, but lunch and dinner would be predetermined by me. The only choice you would get woould be small, medium or pacanis portion
Maybe I would try to have the same thing on certain days, like a fish fry on Fridays, BBQ on Sundays, chicken & biscuits on Tuesdays... see what strikes a chord with the locals and take it from there.
The name might be "An American Restaurant in ________"
All I know is it would start with an A to get a good listing in the yellow pages... provided they have a yellow pages
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:07 PM   #13
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I would not have a menu. I would serve breakfast, lunch and dinner depending on what I wanted to fix and the availability of the ingredients. Your only choice might be the bread for the toast and how you want your eggs, but lunch and dinner would be predetermined by me. The only choice you would get woould be small, medium or pacanis portion
Maybe I would try to have the same thing on certain days, like a fish fry on Fridays, BBQ on Sundays, chicken & biscuits on Tuesdays... see what strikes a chord with the locals and take it from there.
The name might be "An American Restaurant in ________"
All I know is it would start with an A to get a good listing in the yellow pages... provided they have a yellow pages
I love the idea of this restaurant but I don't think I could do it. I'd worry too much about things like "what if I make something that no one likes and they don't have any other choices" or "what if someone comes in who's allergic to what I'm making". I know those can be gotten around and to an extent, part of the appeal of this kind of restaurant is that it's like going to a friends house for dinner, but I'm too anxiety prone to do it. Of course, I really don't think I'm restaurant owner/worker material anyways so I'd probably just shove my ideas on my dad, give him the money and make him open it up.
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:08 PM   #14
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Oh, blt's, yes, those are a must.
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:11 PM   #15
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:19 PM   #16
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To my taste (being from NYC), the parts of Europe (Central to Southern Germany, Northern to Central Italy, Switzerland) that I have been in were lacking when it came to kosher hot dogs, thick tender juicy charcoal grilled beef steaks, prime rib roast, sweet corn, okra and hot pastrami. Since then it seems times have changed so my experiences may be outdated.
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:31 PM   #17
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Pizza/Italian/Pasta dishes and Asian dishes - #1 take out foods

"The Melting Pot"

yes, the "pot" in the title brings to mind kitchen tools, comfort food, and homeyness,--all fitting in with american cooking. the melting pot concept itself can help to broaden the parameters of the menu in an american restaurant. it can do so by introducing many dishes that originated in other countries which we have "americanized" through history, and which have ultimately become our very own, such as pizza, for instance....
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I would not have a menu. I would serve breakfast, lunch and dinner depending on what I wanted to fix and the availability of the ingredients. Your only choice might be the bread for the toast and how you want your eggs, but lunch and dinner would be predetermined by me. The only choice you would get woould be small, medium or pacanis portion
Maybe I would try to have the same thing on certain days, like a fish fry on Fridays, BBQ on Sundays, chicken & biscuits on Tuesdays... see what strikes a chord with the locals and take it from there.
The name might be "An American Restaurant in ________"
All I know is it would start with an A to get a good listing in the yellow pages... provided they have a yellow pages
You sound like my cousin Vinnie!!
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You sound like my cousin Vinnie!!
I'm a big believer in, you'll have it my way or you won't have it any way at all
If you're allergic to shellfish, don't come on steamed mussels and all the beer you can drink night! It's that simple
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:05 PM   #20
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Regarding the "no menu" idea, years ago I went to a restaurant in Carlsbad, California (no longer there I think, but not because they weren't good). I believe they gave you a few choices (fried chicken was their specialty, but I think you could choose beef or fish--although I'm not completely sure). All the tables were set like you would expect to find a table in an old mid-west farmhouse, very homey. The food was brought to your table on platters and in bowls, and you served yourself, family style. It was a very nice experience.
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