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Old 04-04-2014, 02:07 PM
 
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I'm from Jersey. Diners are popular there - they usually have ridiculously oversized menus crammed with items, long hours and some very specific items. For example, the diners near me had a lot of "saute" type dishes which included a meat, some veggies and a sauce, with a starchy side (rice, noodles, potato). Not to mention GINORMOUS breakfasts. I'm in Colorado now, and I cannot find this kind of place. They have a few places that purport to be diners but they seem more like non-chain versions of TGI Fridays or something.

But here they have "By The Scoop" Chinese places that I have never seen before. Not to mention pho restaurants out the wazoo. And taco shops! And almost every place has green chili incorporated into at least one dish.

I love all the new variety, but sometimes I just wish there was a diner with an overstuffed menu where I could have a full-sized dinner at 11 pm.

Ever move to a place and then realize a certain type of dining you had enjoyed was just no longer an option?
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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One regional option we have in Dallas is an import from our lovely friend to the east, Louisiana. There are a lot of divey places with good seafood and crawfish, beer on tap, and names like Shuck 'n Jive. I'm sure New Orleans does it better, but it's nice to find a taste of it here.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:14 PM
 
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maine's version of hooters is called Hefties... the healthy, well marbled girls are dressed in ll bean plaid shirts.. and skirts

all you can eat buffet.. all the favorites...great place to take a date...

pbr for 1.50 , and coffee is free....

classic rock is playing, and kereoke on the weekends,,for dining entertainment

the owners english bulldog is close to the exit,,,sniffs all the large hand bags,,see if anyone is hauling off a bag full of meatloaf
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Chili parlors.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Another type of restaurant I've noticed since I've been in Dallas - tacos - not the Taco Bell kind, but street tacos with onions and cilantro. Yum!

In Atlanta, it was either buffalo wing places or "wings and philly" places, which sell a combo of half of a philly cheese steak, and buffalo wings, usually with a side of fries.
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:06 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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In NYC it depends on the area. My neighborhood for example is known for pizzerias and...just pizzerias actually. There's a lot of them here though, I can count at least six within a mile radius
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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In NYC it depends on the area. My neighborhood for example is known for pizzerias and...just pizzerias actually. There's a lot of them here though, I can count at least six within a mile radius
How are pizzarias regional? There's one at the end of my street, and I don't live in New York ...
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:57 AM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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What makes it regional is the atmosphere, like you go in and you see the pizza pies lying behind glass counters. I have not seen this much outside NYC
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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You need to get out more!
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:29 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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The Pizzeria scene in NY is not like it is elsewhere.
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