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Old 06-15-2007, 04:35 PM   #11
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lol, jeekinz. good one!!!!!

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Old 06-15-2007, 06:08 PM   #12
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Over the years we've tended to go with whatever the particular "pub" did best.

Some of our favorites:

A terrific, rich, cognac-laced gratineed onion soup so heavy with cheese you couldn't possibly eat anything else afterwards.

A mile-high Reuben sandwich on good toasted seeded rye bread.

Fish & chips so crisp & light they almost floated off your plate..

Burgers so fresh & juicy it was a crime not to order them.

A softshell crab sandwich on a crusty roll accompanied by a bloody mary garnished with jumbo shrimp.

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Old 06-15-2007, 06:19 PM   #13
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Bangars and mash with beans.

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Old 06-15-2007, 07:10 PM   #14
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when we were in Scotland recently i had either fish and chips
or meat pies and chips .. and lots of brown sauce ...
here .. i really like boneless wings .. and southwestern egg rolls ...
but i have never turned down a good burger .. seems like a lost
art these days ..
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Old 06-15-2007, 09:21 PM   #15
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add to all the above fried calamari n marinara dippin sauce, grilled steak sliced over ceasar salad, a great seafood chowder. yum oh and a wood oven pizza!
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:29 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by buckytom
baking fool, what's a beef dip? is that a french dipped (in au jus) beef sandwich?
i think it's called a french dip in some places, we call it a beef dip around here. it's best when it's on a super crusty bun/roll that won't dissolve in the au jus. some pubs use a soft sub sandwich bun which disintegrates when eating... terrible wikipedia says the two restaurants in LA that claim to have invented it serve the beef dip already 'dipped' but here i've always gotten it 'undipped' & with a little bowl of au jus on the side.

or how about extra spicey buffalo wings, with lotsa celery and blue cheese.
i generally love spicy foods, but not wings. if i get wings i usually get honey garlic, teriyaki or sweet chilli (which are more sweet than chilli)

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add to all the above fried calamari n marinara dippin sauce
i forgot all about fried kalamari w/tzatziki! that's another bigtime favourite of mine, i can never seem to get enough! (as long as it's crispy anyway... rubbery chewy kalamari is no good)

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Fish & chips so crisp & light they almost floated off your plate
yeah the best fish AND chips is light but crispy. at some pubs the batter is thick & crusty, at some it's light but soggy, the best is both. i seem to like everything light & crispy... i never noticed that before
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Old 06-16-2007, 07:11 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by YT2095
a ploughmans lunch for me.
I just had that last night at our favorite neighborhood cafe! YUMMY!

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