Waayyyy too much menu....

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  1. John Backlund

    John Backlund Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    I always request that they forego the unsightly brown mess known as 'refried beans', which makes me think of some of the 'products' our cats manufacture from time to time.

    I've always found 'creamed bean mush' an unappetizing affair.
     
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    You've just described every Mexican restaurant in California.
     
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    I dunno... There used to be a restaurant in Bethesda, Maryland called Roy's Place that did nothing but sandwiches and did them really well. They made it clear up front that if you were looking to eat on the run, this wasn't your place because everything was made to order when ordered.

    By the time they closed in 2003, their menu had well north of 200 sandwiches, with these two being highlights even though I never ordered either:

    A Good Cold Sandwich (Because of inflation, the price was raised): Two stale heels of bread enclosing a freshly-made ice cube. ... $0.17½

    The Bender Schmender (The one and only five-decker club):
    Corn beef, roast pork, turkey, chicken liver and golden brisket with lettuce, tomato, golden sauce and a psychiatric appointment. ... $5.00​

    By the late 1970s, the Bender Schmender had become a lot bigger and was delivered to your table in a parade of wait staff banging whatever utensils they could pick up in the kitchen. I miss that place.
     
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    I hypothesize that those restaurants get there stuff from The Generic Mexican Restaurant Supply Co. Sister company to The Generic Chinese Restaurant Supply Co.
     
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    Great menu! Something there for just about everybody.
     
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    Field Trip!!!!:D:D:D
     
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    The restaurants in Bulgaria come with pics of EVERYTHING.
     
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    Let's see, I take a wild guess.....Ottumwa?
     
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    I'll take the ground beef chimi, no beans just rice, and sour cream on the side
     
  10. John Backlund

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    Yes, as they say, 'Variety is the spice of life'.

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    I'm not paying hard earned money just for some arrangement of protons, neutrons, and electrons! We have that at home! Harrumph!
     
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    I live about 30 minutes from there....and I drive to Kirksville if I need something.
     
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    For 6.5 years, I made a 4.5 hour drive to Oskaloosa every other week. Bastards finished 151 4 lane to the border the very week I didn't have to any more.
     
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    That's the key to great art like this... Allowing for the viewer's interpretation.
     
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    Sheldon.
     
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    there's sort of a tradition of such lengthy menus. Ain't no big deal, yeah, it's a lot of pages, plenty of similarities, etc.

    the painting of the attractive couple is frequently found is restaurants; it's like a mash up between a Romeo and Juliet story and the origin story of the two volcanoes that are part of the skyline of the DF (distrito federal), Mexico City. It's a Nahuatl and Aztec legend and maybe older, but all pre-Spanish invasion.

    Popocatepetl (Romeo) and Iztacchihuatl (Juliet). Better pronounce her name correctly, her dad was the warrior chief. Fierce dude.

    I can only lead you astray attempting to foist off my version, look it up here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popocatépetl_and_Iztaccíhuatl

    That menu looks a lot like one at Teotihuacan, a relatively reliable joint here in H-town. Had to tone down their margarita recipe as the local federales started to lay in wait for unsuspecting tourists as the left the joint and got nabbed for DUI.
     
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    Cheesecake Factory had the biggest menu I've ever encountered.
     
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    As a native Ottumwan, and lifelong inmate, I can confirm that if you aren't specifically correct in this exact case, you get 3 points for demonstrating proof of concept. :twisted:
     
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    Exactly correct here.

    Big menu = canned food
    Fewer than five items on the menu + daily rotation of everything = best food you may ever have at a restaurant

    I was in Portugal for work a couple years ago, the company took us to this little unassuming restaurant for lunch everyday that week. I never had the same thing twice and only got to choose between meat or fish each day. You didn't choose your side, or the type of salad etc, and I certainly wasn't going to choose the wine with half of the group being French. It is easily the best restaurant experience I've ever had, the food was so fresh and wonderfully prepared.
     
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    Same here. Though I also discovered adding a fried egg on top of the cheese enchiladas is the piece de resistance.
     
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