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Old 04-07-2014, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Sunny Bay Area, CA
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Bay Area, CA here (south of San Francisco). Lots and lots of Indian, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, & Seafood restaurants. I've noticed a lot of Persian and Greek/Mediterranean places popping up which is fantastic. Also South American/Peruvian. Not a lot of diners at all. I can't say I miss them as I didn't grow up with them. Also southern type cuisine is pretty much non-existent here as well. I've always wanted to try a Cracker Barrel hash brown casserole dish but they won't even open any restaurants here.
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:07 AM
 
Location: NE San Antonio
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Here taquerias are common, small mexican casual restaurants often open for morning thru lunchtime only, serving breakfast tacos and plates, with barbacoa and soups on weekends. Good stuff
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:11 AM
 
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oh man, this is a good one. I've been in Australia for too long . . .

I miss a good Jersey diner breakfast. I miss good sub/hoagie shops. People just can't make good sandwiches here. Bakeries, yeah. The bread here sucks. It's like they use the same kind of dough for everything, just roll it into different shapes and cook it at different temps.

Pizzeria . . . you can't walk into a place here and order a slice of pizza. You have to buy the whole pie and they're usually loaded up with toppings. (btw - the plural of pizza is pizze. Pizzaria means they just have one.)

Banh Mi. Loads of Vietnamese here but again with the friggin craptastic bread and putting no effort into making their sandwiches.

Food trucks/carts are all over Philly all the time. You can get everything from sandwiches to hamburgers to tacos to crepes to korean tacos to cheesesteaks . . . nope, none of that here.

I wish I could just be teleported to Reading Terminal Market. Now!
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:25 AM
 
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oh man, this is a good one. I've been in Australia for too long . . .

I miss a good Jersey diner breakfast. I miss good sub/hoagie shops. People just can't make good sandwiches here. Bakeries, yeah. The bread here sucks. It's like they use the same kind of dough for everything, just roll it into different shapes and cook it at different temps.

Pizzeria . . . you can't walk into a place here and order a slice of pizza. You have to buy the whole pie and they're usually loaded up with toppings. (btw - the plural of pizza is pizze. Pizzaria means they just have one.)

Banh Mi. Loads of Vietnamese here but again with the friggin craptastic bread and putting no effort into making their sandwiches.

Food trucks/carts are all over Philly all the time. You can get everything from sandwiches to hamburgers to tacos to crepes to korean tacos to cheesesteaks . . . nope, none of that here.

I wish I could just be teleported to Reading Terminal Market. Now!
B-b-but you have all the Vegemite you could wish for!

LOL. Sorry - did I just give you a paper cut and rub lemon juice in it?

Actually, I empathize. At least it's just a 4-hour plane ride for me to get back home. YOu've gotta go halfway around the world.

But now you've got me thinking about Reading Terminal Market...
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:35 AM
 
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Chesapeake Bay area - Crab houses. Tables covered with sheets of heavy brown paper. Sink at side of room for washing crab spice off your hands BEFORE going to the toilet.
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