What's for dinner?

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What's for dinner?
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Thu, 09-29-2011 - 10:30am

DD, DH and I are having:

-- Shrimp scamp rolled in italian bread crumbs, skewered, and charbroiled

-- Chicken spiedini rolled in italian bread crumbs, skewered, charbroiled and served with a spicay tomato sauce

-- Secco NV Vento, Italia

-- Wedge salad served witih diced tomatoes, gorgonzola cheese, prosciutto, hardboiled egg, and a creamy parmesan dressing - served with 2010 Riff Pinto Grigio Delle Venezie IGT, Italia

-- Italian potato dumplings served in a vodka cream sauce - served with

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Fri, 09-30-2011 - 8:38pm
Where did pizza, bagels, chinese food and pastries come into this? relevance?

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Fri, 09-30-2011 - 8:40pm
Actually, I've have "pizza, bagels, chinese food, pastries.....etc....etc...." from Manhatten to Montauk. I'm not sure what chinese food, pastries.....etc....etc..have to do with Italian food.

I was a consultant for years on expenses in all those cities and more, and I know something about restaurants. IMO, the best US Italian food is found in Manhattan, followed closely by SF, then Boston and Prov. But there are wonderful Italian restaurants all over the US. For top meals, Dallas and LV have stood out too, but that's quality, not quantity and availability of restaurants.

So unless you can compare, you have no debate point.


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Fri, 09-30-2011 - 8:45pm

Oh, I am not saying there are "good" places all over. I actually LOVE an Italian Restaurant in Bermuda and find their ravioli to be the best I have ever had. Ask anyone who has moved from my area though and the first things they want when they come back is pizza, chinese food, bagels, pastries....It is just not the same.

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Fri, 09-30-2011 - 8:49pm
Why would they want to eat crap like pizza, chinese food, bagels and pastries? None of that (by the generic use of the word here) has much appeal - especially to someone who is culinarily sophisticated.

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Fri, 09-30-2011 - 8:52pm

Ok ... I've been there and I disagree.

Pizza - Manhattan - murray hill area
Pasta - North Beach SF
Bagels - Lower Manhattan
Chinese Food - Chinatown SF, tho NYC is good too

To say it's just not the same, you have to have the ability to actually compare.

I'm not saying you don't have wonderful "pizza, bagels, chinese food, pastries.....etc....etc...." where you live, IYO. You just don't have the a standing to make a convincing debate point because of your limited experience.

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Fri, 09-30-2011 - 8:58pm

I guess when you have never experienced good pizza, chinese food, bagels and pastries..I could definately see where you are coming from-lol!!

Culinarily sophisticated? Bawahhha....I am sorry...are you speaking from your weekly menu's now?-lol

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Fri, 09-30-2011 - 9:00pm

Thanks but I HAVE had pizza, bagels, chinese food and pastries in Manhattan. Never been to SF but have been to CA but can't really remember what I have. Must not have been that good to not remember-lol.

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Fri, 09-30-2011 - 9:06pm
Yes - you have indicated how provincial your life experience is.

No problem, and you have no debate points to say that your town has the best Italian... It's ok, you like it, er. good for you!
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Fri, 09-30-2011 - 9:13pm

No, no need to debate. Hard to, believe me. lol.

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Fri, 09-30-2011 - 9:22pm
So you concede that your original statement was hyperbole? Good to know.

Really, if your going to travel and are looking for good Italian comfort food outside of your area, I can help.

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