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Alphabet Game! - Sat, 10/20/12 11:36 PM
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Post restaurant names in alphabetical order. Give us the location of the restaurant and maybe tell us something about it. I'll start.
 
The Astoria Shish Kebob House at 390 Danforth Avenue in the heart of Toronto's Greek Town:
 
Astoria

 
The menu is limited but it's all really good. The grill is located by the front window so you can watch the action from the street. Prices are very reasonable. An enormous Greek salad with garlic bread comes with each entree and is brought immediately after you order so there's really no waiting time once you order. A very generous portion of rice and roast potatoes is also included with each entree. Lighter eaters may need a doggie bag. I've been very satisfied every time I've gone.
 

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Sun, 10/21/12 9:52 AM
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Fun Roadfood game!

Buon Appetito
906 - 908 Broadway
Bayonne NJ

906 a fantastic Salumeria...where it all began. Sandwiches (on Altamura Bread another Bayonne Roadfood destination if I have an A at some point...it will have Roadfood moment)...hot Italian entrees to go that are almost as good as if it came from a Nonna. Can never say as good...or else.

908 is the Restaurant side...where all the entrees available in the Salumeria side are available + the fantastic pastries from a previous bakery shop they had...before they moved to this location. They also have lovely seafood dishes...and a bar.



http://buonappetitoitalian.com/index.html


Pick a side...any side. You can't go wrong. That's my hometown Roadfood...in the big shadow of big time NYC.

Now I have to wait for a Z.
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Re:Alphabet Game! - Sun, 10/21/12 11:37 AM
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Commander's Palace
 
Just beloved my locals, excellent food and service, famous for their turtle soup, trout pecan, and bread pudding souffle.  White tablecloth, and pricey, it's the kind of place some locals may not go to except for special occasions, but they have a very reasonable, 2-course lunch, your choice of soup or salad and an entree under $20.   Martinis and cosmopolitans  are .25.  I like what they call 1-1-1 where you get  3 demitasse size cups of soups, usually gumbo, turtle soup, and the soup of the day.  Emeril and Paul Prudhomme got their start here, and the restaurant has won several James Beard awards.

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Sun, 10/21/12 3:20 PM
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Doe's Eat Place
 
Never been there but everyone else has!
http://doeseatplace.com/

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Sun, 10/21/12 7:51 PM
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Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop
174 5th Ave.
NYC
http://eisenbergsnyc.com/

Who could resist a fried salami sandwich at a crowded lunch counter?

Hepcat...Eisenberg's is as close as you will get to an old-school five & dime in NYC...in terms of atmosphere - menu - price.

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Sun, 10/21/12 8:01 PM
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If nobody has an F (psst) Fiore's in <<<Hoboken>>>.

I did get to keep the F. I like this game!

Fiore's Deli
414 Adams St.
<<<Hoboken>>> NJ

http://www.roadfood.com/R.../7898-9451/fiores-deli


Don't call it "The Boken" Don't drive...and take up a parking spot. Train...and a quick walk. Everything is a quick walk in <<<Hoboken>>>. If you can't walk that walk...call the Doctor.
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Re:Alphabet Game! - Sun, 10/21/12 9:51 PM
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Gibbys Restaurant (Steakhouse) at 298 Place d'Youville in Old Montreal. Last time I visited I was so stuffed I could hardly get up from my chair. Prime steak, lobster and sides in a stone building dating back to the eighteenth century! Spectacular and highly recommended.
 
Gibbys Restaurant 



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Re:Alphabet Game! - Sun, 10/21/12 10:39 PM
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Gibbys...what a beautiful restaurant. I am not a cake lover (especially chocolate) but they serve a delicious version. It also has a pretty print...

http://fineartamerica.com...al-carole-spandau.html

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Mon, 10/22/12 11:31 AM
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I knew about Commander's Palace but Doe's Eat Place and Eisenberger's are just the kind of places about which I'd like to know!
 

 
H is next.
 


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Re:Alphabet Game! - Mon, 10/22/12 11:47 AM
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I'll leave a hint for H...

You leave your heart there...and cart off a nice piece of beef.

The clock is ticking starting...now .

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Mon, 10/22/12 8:30 PM
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I hate to spoil CC's fun.....but Hank's place in my hometown is the quintessinal RF place!  It starts with the Contractors for the early breakfast, followed by the workers in offices...later by Mommies who have dropped off kids at School.and a few late breakfast/power-coffee meetings.  Then lunch begins.  On weekends, the line starts at 6AM and goes through noon.
In years past, You'd run into Andy Wyeth having breakfast or lunch.  Assorted other local luminere's are still there.  Often you have a Mega-billion Billionaire duPont Heir sitting and chatting with a local contractor (who in this day and age may or may not be a millionaire!)
 
http://www.hanks-place.net/index2.html

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Mon, 10/22/12 8:46 PM
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BTW..........CC.....not sure if you meant the Hungry Hunter in South SF, bit it's a good place to go especially if you need to be near the airport

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Mon, 10/22/12 9:00 PM
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No...but thank you for playing the alphabet game.

We'll have to wait for H to come around again. No help for the studio audience.

I is up next!!


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Re:Alphabet Game! - Tue, 10/23/12 2:27 PM
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The one time Irene's Fish and Chips, a London, Ontario institution at 315 Wellington Road, which has now been remade into the New Irene's Seafood Restaurant. A purple paint job covering the chipped white paint on the outside, and replacing the formica kitchen tables on the inside with faux colonial chairs and tables, and voila, you've got a more upscale eatery with higher prices! While Irene's has thus lost much of its old school charm, the fish and chips and other seafood entrees remain top notch.
 

 

 


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Re:Alphabet Game! - Tue, 10/23/12 3:16 PM
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Jade Island for old-school Tiki!

2845 Richmond Ave.
Staten Island NY

A fun place (if you are fun in the first place...I am) where the lights are low...the drinks are strong...the Pu Pu Platter is a must order (it's flamin')....and a designated driver is a valued friend (or it's a brisk walk home).

http://thisisgonnabegood....ten-island-ny.html?m=1
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Re:Alphabet Game! - Tue, 10/23/12 4:45 PM
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The Kalico Kitchen on the Blue Star Highway in Douglas, MI. This is the place you picture in your head when someone says "diner". Virtually their entire menu is comfort food, or fried, and their pies are to die for. Of particular interest is their biscuits and gravy...every morning they make a huge vat of sausage gravy, and they serve it until it's gone. It rarely makes it to lunch. They also welcome tour buses, and the driver always eats free.
 
http://www.kalicokitchenrestaurant.com/

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Thu, 10/25/12 10:30 AM
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Le Gros Jambon
286 rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montreal

http://legrosjambon.com/mobile.html

A wonderful new but old-school Diner/Lunch counter eccentric place...with a delicious variety of dishes for any/every meal. Breakfast/Brunch is served (weekends).. So are our Nathan's hot dogs. A fun place...if you are fun. I covered that already.

http://www.themainmtl.com..2/03/24/le-gros-jambon/
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Re:Alphabet Game! - Thu, 10/25/12 12:22 PM
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Great stuff! I like to hear about diners.
 
Mother's Restaurant in New Orleans serves the world's best baked ham. That's what they say anyway, and I can tell you that I really liked it.
 

 
Mother's Restaurant
 


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Re:Alphabet Game! - Thu, 10/25/12 6:10 PM
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N is for next. N is for now. Now ...would be good.

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Thu, 10/25/12 9:13 PM
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Niki's West in Birmingham, AL.  A cafeteria-style meat and three (or enormous vegetable plate) with a dizzying array of offerings.  The place is absolutely packed out at lunch time with tons of parking all around the building.  Not all of the items are at their best in steam tables (fried okra, for instance), but Niki's a great representation of comfort dishes of the south.  My favorite pie was the lemon ice box. Could sure go for some right now.

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Fri, 10/26/12 12:17 AM
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O 62. Anyone have Bingo? No. How 'bout an O restaurant?

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Fri, 10/26/12 12:28 PM
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One World Cafe in Peoria, IL.  A popular student hangout near the Bradley University campus.   http://www.oneworld-cafe.com/

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Fri, 10/26/12 12:55 PM
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Papa's Pizza at 117 St. George Street in London, Ontario. Just a little hole in the wall place. The pizza is good, but get the panzerotti! It's a deep fried pizza! This has been the signature dish of many of the Italian restaurants in the London area since Tony's Pizza introduced it sometime in the sixties. Every alumnus of the University of Western Ontario, one of Canada's very biggest universities, swears by London's panzerotti and Papa's is a well established neighbourhood purveyor.
 

 
While nobody can say where panzerotti first originated, I'm very confident that London exported the dish to Toronto and the rest of Ontario. I'm not sure how widespread panzerotti is in Canada outside of Ontario.
  

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Fri, 10/26/12 2:29 PM
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Oh the Panzarotti. . It's also a popular item in other parts of NJ...that looks a little like a calzone (popular in this part of NJ).. But if you say it looks like a deep-fried calzone or call it a calzone they are ready to run you over with a Panzarotti Turbo 350. Sheesh. It does look like a calzone. Don't tell them I said that.

Q is for quandary.
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Re:Alphabet Game! - Fri, 10/26/12 4:03 PM
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When it comes to panzerotti, it's important to get one at a full fledged Italian eatery known for its pizza and panzerotti. If you get a preprepared one at a fast pizza place that sells pizza by the slice in Toronto e.g. Panzerotto Pizza, it will be disappointing. It really does have to be done right. And what's served in restaurants such as Papa's and Tony's in London is absolutely awesome! You won't believe the size of the thing when it's put in front of you and the taste lives up to the looks. The ones I've pictured are just minis. Here's a picture of one that's the right size from Louie's Pizza and Pasta in Ingersoll just east of London: 
 

 
 

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Fri, 10/26/12 4:18 PM
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That's a nice bit of Canadian Roadfood information learned by playing the alphabet game!

Not much Q around here...to share.

Gimme a Q!

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Fri, 10/26/12 10:19 PM
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Queens, New York probably has a dozen appropriately named restaurants by itself.
 

 
 

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Fri, 10/26/12 10:33 PM
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Queens Comfort

4009 30th Ave
Astoria Queens

Home of the Disco Tots! Who could resist Disco Tots? Like The Poutine...of Queens!

http://queenscomfort.blog.../p/lunch-menu.html?m=0

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Sat, 10/27/12 4:09 AM
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RJ's Bob B Que
Mission, KS
 
Home of  Burnt End Hash for breakfast. Buffetbuster has atested as to its wonderfull flavor.

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Sat, 10/27/12 4:11 AM
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Strouds
Kansas City, Mo
 
Everyone knows that they have the best Fried Chicken Dinner in the world.

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Sat, 10/27/12 10:43 AM
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The Irish Pub

164 St. James Place at the Boardwalk (right off the Boardwalk)
Atlantic City NJ

As my Nanny told me every day "It's a great day to be Irish. Never forget that"

I'd never forget. You don't have to be Irish to enjoy The Irish Pub. Just try to keep up with the Irish.

One if the prettiest pubs in America..full of history & charm.. The "poor Richard lunch special" is still ridiculously inexpensive. Great place to escape the casino for a somewhat quiet lunch (NJ is not known for quiet anything). The only place where I don't roll my eyes...at the gift shop.



http://www.theirishpub.com/
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Re:Alphabet Game! - Sat, 10/27/12 11:21 AM
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It's time for U to go.

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Sun, 10/28/12 2:21 PM
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No Fair using "THE" for T

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Sun, 10/28/12 2:27 PM
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I HAD to get in some Irish....and get closer to the reveal of the answer to the mystery of the "H". I'll take a 3 letter penalty flag....and see U at X.

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Mon, 10/29/12 5:23 PM
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FriedClamFanatic


No Fair using "THE" for T

 
That's correct. And going twice in a row is to be discouraged as well.
 
Now for those of you who can't abide chain pizza and like little out of the way places, I present to you Užupio Picerija in Užupis, Lithuania.
 

 

 

 
It's right across the bridge from Vilnius and directly facing the Užupis angel which usurped the place of a bust of Frank Zappa when first erected in April of 2002: 
  
 

 

 

 

 
Užupis declared its independence from the rest of Lithuania on 1 April 1997 and not just one national flag was adopted but four, one for every season. Independence of this august republic is commemorated every year on the same date. Visitors' passports are duly stamped by somewhat sober custom guards and a good time is had by all.
 
 
 

 

 
 
  
 
  
  
 
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Re:Alphabet Game! - Mon, 10/29/12 6:08 PM
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It's nice and safe in the penalty box...and I have donuts.


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Re:Alphabet Game! - Wed, 10/31/12 11:13 AM
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Come on! The W should be easy. Don't more of you guys have restaurants you like?
 

 

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Wed, 10/31/12 12:21 PM
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Wentzl's Oyster House in Mobile.

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Wed, 10/31/12 3:27 PM
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Do you mean this place?
 

 


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Re:Alphabet Game! - Wed, 10/31/12 3:31 PM
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Damn.....a few nights with "Sandy" in my neighborhood and I missed all the fun!.....we are down to X??????????  I Won't mention the X-rated stuff "Sandy" did to me, but there has to be an X-rated restaurant out there somewhere........Xerxes?.Xenoplis Diner?
 
 
And....um......going back to CC's H and her hints...........since she hints at X.............I'm trying to think of that Heart attack burger place.....but as far as I know, the waitresses are not X-rated!  And Nice to see CC has also survived the storm

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Wed, 10/31/12 4:25 PM
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Xaviers's in New York......
 

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Thu, 11/1/12 2:08 PM
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Yonge Street Grille at 475 Yonge Street in Toronto. It's part of the Courtyard Marriott in downtown Toronto, but it has a dedicated entrance of its own and comfort foods and grilled pickerel (actually walleye) on the menu.
 

 

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Fri, 11/2/12 4:06 PM
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Great, I get to finish it out - Zea - Moderately priced, lots of seafood choices, rotisserie specials, and two of their signature  dishes - roasted corn grits, and Korean barbecue pork tacos with a sweet heat kim chee slaw are very good.    

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Fri, 11/2/12 10:53 PM
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I lost my alphabet game rulebook. Do we start again...at A?

Thank you FCF. With the amazing grace of God...we were in the right place.

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Sat, 11/3/12 1:49 AM
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CCinNJ


I lost my alphabet game rulebook. Do we start again...at A?

Yes, A is up next.
 
CCinNJ
With the amazing grace of God...we were in the right place.


Glad to see you wet but well, soggy but sound!
 

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Sat, 11/3/12 2:28 AM
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What happened to letter "V"?

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Sat, 11/3/12 10:12 AM
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Whoops!
 

 
So we can either pick up again from the V or from A at the discretion of the next person to post a restaurant.
 

 
 

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Sat, 11/3/12 7:03 PM
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I suppose Victoria's Secret doesn't count...although I have been known to droll there

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Mon, 11/5/12 1:59 PM
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That would be a good one for the dairy bar thread:


  
 

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Mon, 11/5/12 2:10 PM
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FriedClamFanatic


I suppose Victoria's Secret doesn't count...although I have been known to droll there

I can't decide whether you meant drool or troll.

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Tue, 11/6/12 5:50 PM
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I meant Droll.as in being so..............but yes, it was a pun on drool.which I have also been known to do

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Re:Alphabet Game! - Wed, 11/7/12 2:05 PM
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Archie's Seafood Restaurants, a chain of four locations in London, Ontario:
 
Archie's Seafood Restaurants