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BuddyRoadhouse

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A wee, tiny quibble... Wed, 05/6/09 1:10 PM (permalink)
I hate to be that guy, but today's (May 5th, 2008) restaurant review contains a small error, specifically as it relates to the name of the establishment in question.  There is no apostrophe, indicating the possessive in the name "Slows".  A quick glance at their website confirms this.

I spoke to the owner and head chef on numerous visits over the last three years and was told that they were very specific in leaving out that apostrophe.  The name refers to the "low and slow" Barbecue cooking method and does not pertain to anyone named Slow, therefore no apostrophe.

Once you have made your correction, feel free to delete this post and the entire thread if you wish.

Buddy
 
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    buffetbuster

    Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Wed, 05/6/09 1:42 PM (permalink)
    Buddy-
    Since you have been there a few times, how is the 'que?  I was just in Detroit over Easter weekend and I am kicking myself for not eating there.
     
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      MiamiDon

      Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Wed, 05/6/09 1:47 PM (permalink)
      On a related issue, I am always puzzled by the pointless insertion of an apostrophe in a restaurant's name.  One such that comes to mind is Mango's (either in Ft. Lauderdale or Miami Beach).  Whenever I see a name like that, I always wonder to myself, "Which Mango does it belong to?" 
       
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        BuddyRoadhouse

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        Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Wed, 05/6/09 5:22 PM (permalink)
        bb,

        I'm not sure I'd put it up against Kansas City's best, but for a town like Detroit that is Barbecue deprived, Slows' 'Que is pretty good stuff.

        I reviewed it more than once, here, and here.

        We discovered that sticking with the brisket and pulled pork were the best bets.  Ribs were somehow lacking.  Very good side dishes all the way around.  Sauces ranged from excellent to mediocre, to downright odd.

        Buddy
         
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          Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Wed, 05/6/09 6:12 PM (permalink)
          MiamiDon


          On a related issue, I am always puzzled by the pointless insertion of an apostrophe in a restaurant's name.  One such that comes to mind is Mango's (either in Ft. Lauderdale or Miami Beach).  Whenever I see a name like that, I always wonder to myself, "Which Mango does it belong to?" 


          Don--You are, of course, correct. 
           
          However, rather than calling the insertion of an apostrophe "pointless", let's call it what it really is, namely, incorrect.   Like you, I have observed restaurant names that consist of the name of one ingredient or food product, with the incorrect addition of an apostrophe, and I have also wondered--"Which 'Olive' (or Mango, or Tomato, or... ) does that restaurant belong to?"  
           
          And, more importantly, how do pieces of fruit, vegetables, or other food items accrue enough money to open a restaurant?
           
           
           
           
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            Michael Hoffman

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            Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Wed, 05/6/09 6:23 PM (permalink)
            MiamiDon


            On a related issue, I am always puzzled by the pointless insertion of an apostrophe in a restaurant's name.  One such that comes to mind is Mango's (either in Ft. Lauderdale or Miami Beach).  Whenever I see a name like that, I always wonder to myself, "Which Mango does it belong to?" 


            I'm not familiar with that particular restaurant, but I am familiar with the name Mango. I happen to have some cousins named Mango, and if one of them owned an eponymous restaurant it would, of course, have to have an apostrophe.
             
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              Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle

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              Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Wed, 05/6/09 6:31 PM (permalink)
              But if two of them opened a restaurant, would it be called Mangos or Mangoes or Mangos' or ...
               
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                Michael Hoffman

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                Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Wed, 05/6/09 7:48 PM (permalink)
                Just Mango's, of course. But, Mangos' might work.
                 
                 
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                  BuddyRoadhouse

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                  Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Wed, 05/6/09 8:54 PM (permalink)
                  Just a note to the moderators: I gave you permission, and you had ample opportunity to delete this thread long before it got to this point.  And now, here we are discussing anthropomorphic vegetables owning restaurants.  Hope you're happy.

                  Buddy
                   
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                    Tony Bad

                    Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Wed, 05/6/09 10:26 PM (permalink)
                    BuddyRoadhouse


                    Just a note to the moderators: I gave you permission, and you had ample opportunity to delete this thread long before it got to this point.  And now, here we are discussing anthropomorphic vegetables owning restaurants.  Hope you're happy.

                    Buddy


                     

                     
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                      douginvirginia

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                      Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Thu, 05/7/09 6:30 AM (permalink)
                      My pet peeve is the use of Peter Luger's for the Brooklyn steakhouse PETER LUGER.
                       
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                        Nancypalooza

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                        Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Thu, 05/7/09 8:58 AM (permalink)
                         
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                          ScreamingChicken

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                          Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Thu, 05/7/09 10:06 AM (permalink)
                          Anthropomorphic Vegetables would be a great name for a band.  Dave Barry would approve.

                          Brad
                           
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                            Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Thu, 05/7/09 10:20 AM (permalink)
                            douginvirginia


                            My pet peeve is the use of Peter Luger's for the Brooklyn steakhouse PETER LUGER.


                            time to let go of your pet peeve.
                             
                            While it is Peter Luger Steak House, even they abbreviate as "Peter Luger's."
                             
                            http://www.peterluger.com/ourmeats.cfm
                            "For the first time ever, Peter Luger's new online ordering service allows our customers to order our delicious USDA Prime Dry Aged Steaks."
                             
                             
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                              carolina bob

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                              Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Thu, 05/7/09 11:18 AM (permalink)
                              Anthropomorphic vegetables owning a restaurant? Well, if Bob the tomato and Larry the cucumber from Veggie Tales bought an Applebee's franchise ( ick!! ), that's exactly what you would have. Scary thought, huh? ( I meant Applebee's, not Bob and Larry. )     
                               
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                                douginvirginia

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                                Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Thu, 05/7/09 12:01 PM (permalink)
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                                douginvirginia


                                My pet peeve is the use of Peter Luger's for the Brooklyn steakhouse PETER LUGER.


                                time to let go of your pet peeve.
                                 
                                While it is Peter Luger Steak House, even they abbreviate as "Peter Luger's."
                                 
                                http://www.peterluger.com/ourmeats.cfm
                                "For the first time ever, Peter Luger's new online ordering service allows our customers to order our delicious USDA Prime Dry Aged Steaks."
                                 

                                 
                                time to let go of your attitude.
                                 
                                In the example you cite, Peter Luger's is used in the posessive with reference to new online ordering service.
                                 
                                So, it would be correct to say "I enjoy Peter Luger's steak" or "I enjoy the steak at Peter Luger". 


                                 
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                                  Tony Bad

                                  Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Thu, 05/7/09 12:41 PM (permalink)


                                  Please don't let this turn into yet another war about grammar and/or spelling. As has been discussed many times, what is being written here is often written in haste without the benefit of review or editing or may be written by people who don't have the same educational backround or affinity for proper grammar as others. As long as you can make out the intent of the message is the rest really that important? 
                                   
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                                    Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Thu, 05/7/09 12:50 PM (permalink)
                                    douginvirginia


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                                    douginvirginia


                                    My pet peeve is the use of Peter Luger's for the Brooklyn steakhouse PETER LUGER.


                                    time to let go of your pet peeve.
                                     
                                    While it is Peter Luger Steak House, even they abbreviate as "Peter Luger's."
                                     
                                    http://www.peterluger.com/ourmeats.cfm
                                    "For the first time ever, Peter Luger's new online ordering service allows our customers to order our delicious USDA Prime Dry Aged Steaks."
                                     

                                     
                                    time to let go of your attitude.
                                     


                                    wow, who has the attitude?
                                    here's my pet peeve: people who overreact to posts on the web.
                                     
                                     
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                                      Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Thu, 05/7/09 12:52 PM (permalink)
                                      Tony Bad



                                      Please don't let this turn into yet another war about grammar and/or spelling. As has been discussed many times, what is being written here is often written in haste without the benefit of review or editing ... As long as you can make out the intent of the message is the rest really that important?

                                       
                                      AMEN
                                       
                                      It's one thing for a publication to make grammatical error, it's another thing when one errs on a web forum.

                                       
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                                        BuddyRoadhouse

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                                        Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Thu, 05/7/09 1:10 PM (permalink)
                                        I told you; now that you've corrected the error in "Slows", you had my permission (bordering on insistence) as the initial poster to delete the whole dang thread.  But would you listen?  Noooooooo....

                                        Buddy
                                         
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                                          Tony Bad

                                          Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Thu, 05/7/09 1:20 PM (permalink)
                                          Your post was not a problem, nor are any that point out errors. I too prefer when things are done right. I just don't want it to become a battle royale...or is that royal? Well, you get the idea.
                                           
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                                            Michael Hoffman

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                                            Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Thu, 05/7/09 1:40 PM (permalink)
                                            I thought Royale was an ice cream sundae with bananas.
                                             
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                                              KonaErnie

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                                              Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Thu, 05/7/09 1:51 PM (permalink)
                                              You know what they call a quarter pounder with cheese in France? A Royale with cheese. 


                                               
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                                                Tony Bad

                                                Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Thu, 05/7/09 2:22 PM (permalink)
                                                KonaErnie


                                                You know what they call a quarter pounder with cheese in France? A Royale with cheese. 


                                                What do they call a Big Mac? 

                                                 
                                                 
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                                                  Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Thu, 05/7/09 2:27 PM (permalink)
                                                  Tony Bad


                                                  KonaErnie


                                                  You know what they call a quarter pounder with cheese in France? A Royale with cheese. 


                                                  What do they call a Big Mac? 


                                                  A Big Mac's a Big Mac, but they call it "Le Big Mac"
                                                   
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                                                    Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Thu, 05/7/09 2:29 PM (permalink)
                                                    errors? you want errors? just check out your local chinese take-out menu. Holy smokes!

                                                    I get a kick out of some of the errors. One of the local take out places does make corrections. About every other month or so, they stick an updated menu in my mail slot. Someone must have pointed out the errors, because the updated menu has corrected some of them. However, they do, also, contain new errors. Most of the take out places not only serve "chinese" food, but they also sell a host of other things from gyros, to cheesesteaks, burgers, wings, subs, and more. The menus are so packed, that errors abound.  Some are so funny, I can't help but circle them and show them to my wife, who chuckles and calls me a nerd.
                                                     
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                                                      Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Thu, 05/7/09 7:45 PM (permalink)
                                                      See what you started Buddy!!

                                                       
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                                                        BuddyRoadhouse

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                                                        Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Thu, 05/7/09 8:44 PM (permalink)
                                                        The funny thing is, I know when to keep my big mouth shut, I just don't do it...

                                                        Buddy
                                                         
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                                                          CajunKing

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                                                          Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Sat, 06/1/13 4:09 PM (permalink)
                                                          Just a random bump
                                                           
                                                          Buddy - you do know how to get *&%^ started
                                                           

                                                           
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                                                            Ralph Melton

                                                            Re:A wee, tiny quibble... Sat, 06/1/13 5:14 PM (permalink)
                                                            There's an Italian caterer we've dealt with a few times, Nice guy, good food - but his talents in cooking exceed his talents in spelling.
                                                             
                                                            In particular, there's one Italian meat that he always spells "supersad". I can look past it, but I always have to stop and think "do I really want a meal with supersad?"
                                                             
                                                            I think that a supersad antipasto platter is the exact opposite of a happy meal.
                                                             
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