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#1 omnivorette

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 02:53 AM

Actually how many pubs are there in town where there's that kind of good, big beer list and that have food as well?
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#2 Abbylovi

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 01:54 PM

I can't think of a single one. Old Town has good food but certainly not a big beer list.
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 02:00 PM

Aha, so maybe my David Copperfields isn't so stupid after all...?
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 02:24 PM

I don't know what the beer is like at that Scottish place on the same block as Jimmy's. The Johnsons have been complimentary about the food, and it has big malt whisky selection.

Hop Devil Grill is depressing as a replacement for Stingy Lulu's, given the neighborhood. Haven't been in.
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 02:35 PM

Aha, so maybe my David Copperfields isn't so stupid after all...?

Well, there isn't *precisely* a place with a good beer selection and good food, but I don't like the food in this place either.
So, for a good beer selection and good food (if both happen to be required) I go the mile to WAH
Zum Schneider - ok food, nice beers for Germans
Lorelei - same, better food in general
Veselka for a decent burger and very fresh Brooklyn lager.
DBA if I only need beer.

And really, it does feel very very out of place. I wonder if these are part of a larger chain.
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 02:37 PM

I may need to pay a return visit to Veselka. I have not been there in years because the food had gotten so vile. What else do you like aside from the burger?
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 02:46 PM

Abby and I went to one of the Burger Club meetings at Veselka. I didn't think the burger was anything to write hom about. It was fine, nothing more. Fries were not good.
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 02:50 PM

Abby and I went to one of the Burger Club meetings at Veselka. I didn't think the burger was anything to write hom about. It was fine, nothing more. Fries were not good.

Yup, but worlds apart from this Hop Devil place. How did it score over all with the burger club?

I didn't try anything else there except borscht, which was very different from what I know from home (less beet, more meat), but nice. I think they also have a veggie version of it.

We're getting a bit off topic, my fault. Maybe an admin can split this off.
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 03:14 PM

I don't know what the beer is like at that Scottish place on the same block as Jimmy's.  The Johnsons have been complimentary about the food, and it has big malt whisky selection.

Hop Devil Grill is depressing as a replacement for Stingy Lulu's, given the neighborhood.  Haven't been in.

I'm a big fan of Scottish beer so I like St. Andrews but I don't really like the atmosphere, location and clientele. I've had some of the food and it is perfectly fine but nothing great.

Isn't Veselka a diner?
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 03:15 PM

Actually how many pubs are there in town where there's that kind of good, big beer list and that have food as well?

Waterfront Ale House, but that's out in Brooklyn. Or is the one on 2nd Ave as good?

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 03:15 PM

Actually how many pubs are there in town where there's that kind of good, big beer list and that have food as well?

Waterfront Ale House, but that's out in Brooklyn. Or is the one on 2nd Ave as good?

Yes, good example! How could I forget?
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 03:16 PM

I don't know what the beer is like at that Scottish place on the same block as Jimmy's.  The Johnsons have been complimentary about the food, and it has big malt whisky selection.

Hop Devil Grill is depressing as a replacement for Stingy Lulu's, given the neighborhood.  Haven't been in.

I'm a big fan of Scottish beer so I like St. Andrews but I don't really like the atmosphere, location and clientele. I've had some of the food and it is perfectly fine but nothing great.

Isn't Veselka a diner?

Yes.
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 03:17 PM

Isn't Veselka a diner?

Diner/coffee shop. Vastly inferior to the similar but smaller Teresa's in my opinion. But as I said I have not been there in ages.
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#14 Abbylovi

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 03:18 PM

Oh and how could I forget the Spotted Pig? ;)
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 03:22 PM

Actually how many pubs are there in town where there's that kind of good, big beer list and that have food as well?

Waterfront Ale House, but that's out in Brooklyn. Or is the one on 2nd Ave as good?

Yes, good example! How could I forget?

First one on my list, but it's more than 10 minutes away. Also, the way back home tends to be very hazy.
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