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Old 03-18-2006, 03:34 PM   #11
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here in Hannover we have everything... never missed anything..
htere are good ones and bad ones... you just have to find the good places, but I know a few by now ,o)

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Old 03-18-2006, 03:49 PM   #12
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ok, so issaquah = boring town, bad restaurants, super nice people, crazed drunk driving chickens...

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Old 03-18-2006, 04:05 PM   #13
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Hopz...I had a friend who moved to Utah, loved it at first, for the skiing, mountains...but couldn't do any business there...wasn't the RIGHT religion. She ended up moving to Texas.
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Old 03-18-2006, 04:06 PM   #14
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Well ... my wee town of 2000 has 4 bars that each have their own version of the hot beef, 2 local cafe's that are owned by siblings that hate each other, trying to out-do the other and as a result are running their once very good restaurants into the dirt and a steak house. We also have a Pizza Hut, McD's and Hardees. A mile away, we have a Subway and a new Chinese place. All well and good when I was growing up but after living in Portland (OR) for 8 years, I have changed my mind. Granted The Cities and a few other bigger cities are close so we go there often for good food but it would be nice to have sushi closer than 60 miles. The good thing about this area (and that I haven't found anywhere else in all my travels) are all the supper clubs tucked into the woods starting a little north of here. They tend to only be opened on Thursday - Saturday, have great atmosphere's and let you really enjoy dining (come in, have a few drinks, order from the bar and they let you know when the food is on your table - about 3 hours total).
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Old 03-18-2006, 04:19 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by buckytom
ok, so issaquah = boring town, bad restaurants, super nice people, crazed drunk driving chickens...

Bucky, you always bring some sunshine to my rainy days!
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
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Old 03-18-2006, 07:06 PM   #16
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For sure we need more Middle Eastern cuisine down here in south Texas and lots and lots of cultural and educational establishments for our children.
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Old 03-18-2006, 09:35 PM   #17
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I thought that I had lucked out after moving back to the country after finishing my degree! I don't miss the lack of franchised take away companies in the country but I do miss being able to have something other than pub food, fish and chips or a pizza if I want to go out for dinner.
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Old 03-19-2006, 04:09 PM   #18
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My area has a Mexican restaurant (excellent), a diner (makes the best biscuits and gravy), a steakhouse (Ok, but not mouthwatering good), and a hamburger joint (just opened and I am not impressed). A new pizza restaurant has opened about 13 miles away from my house. I have not been there but it has gotten good reviews from coworkers and friends.

What I would like to see is a good Asian restaurant. There is an Asian restaurant in the town about 20 miles away and it is awful. The food is boring, bland, and too Americanized. Other people in the area just love it and I think it is gross.
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Old 03-19-2006, 04:13 PM   #19
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Every big city needs a place where you get a 66 ounce steak right
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Old 03-19-2006, 04:19 PM   #20
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I live in a small but growing town - we are getting more restaurants every day - but they are all chains! Not that there is anything wrong with chains, I do like Outback, Portillos, Panera and of course Starbucks (drive through opens in a couple of months!) - but I would love to see a few mom and pop restaurants - good homemade food - different specials every night. Some restaurants with good atmosphere would be great. Something that is not a chain.

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