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Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: October 31, 2021 05:14PM
In Central VA.

While the BBQ is awesome there are things I miss from up north:

A decent Italian cold cut sub without being asked if I want it hot? Huh??? No really good Italian delis around here that have the real deal cold cuts. Pepperoni doesn’t cut it.

A good bacon egg and cheese on a roll (bagel option is here but too much bread for me and my teeth)

A superb gyro or falafel sandwich. Where’s Macdougal street when you need it??
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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: October 31, 2021 05:29PM
My wife makes Egg McMuffins on a bagel and makes killer bacon, egg and cheese biscuits. Jimmy John's is consistent, I like their Hunter's Club roast beef and my wife likes their Italian Night Club. We've never been far enough north to get into a really good Deli so I can't compare.

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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: October 31, 2021 06:04PM
The pizza around here is really awful or really good. The in between is Costco. Which I consider the next best thing to the slice on the corner places in NYC.

Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie is my favorite down here so far and their Italian and falafel sandwiches are on the list next to try.

[www.drhoshumblepie.com]

That guy in Williamsburg sounds awesome! On my list…



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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: mattkime
Date: October 31, 2021 06:04PM
Up north sounds a lot like nyc



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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: October 31, 2021 06:16PM
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mattkime
Up north sounds a lot like nyc

Yup…tho there is a good gyro place in Silver Spring, MD I can recommend

Really good Greek in Park Ridge, NJ too.

And the there’s Kinchley’s in Mahwah, NJ that’s high on my pizza list - thin, krispycrust.



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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: October 31, 2021 06:20PM
Falafel, bagels (good!), pizza (good!) are things I really can't live without. Although, I'm mostly making any pizza I eat nowadays.
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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: October 31, 2021 06:24PM
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Lizabeth
The pizza around here is really awful or really good. The in between is Costco. Which I consider the next best thing to the slice on the corner places in NYC.

Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie is my favorite down here so far and their Italian and falafel sandwiches are on the list next to try.

[www.drhoshumblepie.com]

That guy in Williamsburg sounds awesome! On my list…

I created a Note years ago of places to visit and it's getting kinda large. Address and website URL's are saved if a website is available.

Best NY style pizza in Charlotte is DaVinci's. The best in Virginia Beach is North End Pizza. I like pizza.

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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: August West
Date: October 31, 2021 06:27PM
Missin' da salumerias, sis?



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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: October 31, 2021 06:27PM
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mrbigstuff
Falafel, bagels (good!), pizza (good!) are things I really can't live without. Although, I'm mostly making any pizza I eat nowadays.

I try too do that too but there are some doughs and/or styles I can’t pull off - like the Detroit style. Plus wood fired pizza ovens…
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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: October 31, 2021 06:28PM
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August West
Missin' da salumerias, sis?

Oh yea…there was one on eighth below Madison Square Gardens to drool for…
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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: October 31, 2021 06:55PM
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Lizabeth

A decent Italian cold cut sub without being asked if I want it hot? Huh??? No really good Italian delis around here that have the real deal cold cuts. Pepperoni doesn’t cut it.

I'd commit atrocities for good deli down here.

I asked for a lean corned beef sandwich from a "New York Style" deli. They pulled out a baggie of pre-packaged-pre-sliced corned beef, fried it, buttered and fried the bread, and melted provolone cheese on it.

...And put banana peppers on the side.

It was a good sandwich, but I was looking forward to corned beef.



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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: DP
Date: October 31, 2021 07:19PM
Sounds like a bunch of opportunities just waiting for an entrepreneur...





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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: October 31, 2021 07:36PM
Finding good gyro is hard everywhere. I grew up on the original stuff in Chicago in the 1970's, and it's rare to find anything as good.
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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: Forrest
Date: October 31, 2021 07:43PM
Wawa makes pretty good Italian hoagie’s.

Arby’s makes OK Greek gyros. Most of the diner’s around here (NJ) make better Greek gyros.



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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: Don C
Date: October 31, 2021 07:46PM
I think that what's good is what we remember more than what is in front of us.
To broaden the subject, walking the dog on this Halloween night I missed the rustling of leaves than in my childhood in northern Illinois would be piled high on the sidewalks and yards by now. Tonight there were leaves blowing off the trees, but we are probably in the first 10% of leaf fall now. Southern Indiana along the Ohio River
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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: October 31, 2021 08:02PM
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Don C
I think that what's good is what we remember more than what is in front of us.
To broaden the subject, walking the dog on this Halloween night I missed the rustling of leaves than in my childhood in northern Illinois would be piled high on the sidewalks and yards by now. Tonight there were leaves blowing off the trees, but we are probably in the first 10% of leaf fall now. Southern Indiana along the Ohio River

Ray Bradbury country…
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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: October 31, 2021 10:03PM
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Forrest
Arby’s makes OK Greek gyros.

I must respectfully both agree and disagree. What Arby's calls a "Greek Gyro" is indeed a tasty sandwich and I enjoy them as well as the Turkey version with some regularity. However, the similarity between what Arby's offers and an actual Greek Gyro is limited to how both are meat on flat, round bread. Different meat, prepared differently, no tzatziki sauce, no feta cheese option, and Arby's doesn't use pita bread but instead uses something that reminds me more of coarse-grained naan than pita.

We are spoiled by having authentic Greek and Middle-Eastern food here because there are large communities from both areas here. If you're looking for Northern or Eastern European food here, good OR bad, you're pretty much SOL, but Greek and Middle-Eastern we got.



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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: richorlin
Date: October 31, 2021 10:40PM
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Lizabeth
In Central VA.

While the BBQ is awesome there are things I miss from up north:

A decent Italian cold cut sub without being asked if I want it hot? Huh??? No really good Italian delis around here that have the real deal cold cuts. Pepperoni doesn’t cut it.

A good bacon egg and cheese on a roll (bagel option is here but too much bread for me and my teeth)

A superb gyro or falafel sandwich. Where’s Macdougal street when you need it??

Your problem is that you moved to central VA. Up here in Northern VA, Fairfax County & Arlington County, we have all that and more; even good bagels. The accent maybe the South, but the attitude is the North (LOL).



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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: Racer X
Date: November 01, 2021 12:47AM
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DP
Sounds like a bunch of opportunities just waiting for an entrepreneur...

Really? That is the land of Miracle Whip and corn syrup poured on cinnamon rolls, instead of cream cheese frosting.

I'll spot them credit for proper BBQ though.



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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 01, 2021 08:02AM
we found decent falafel down the east coast, but few and far between.
But NY level Italian, pizza, gyro, pretty much non-existent.
Found one real good place for eggplant parm in Ocala and great cannoli too. But the place changed hands. Oh well.
Good Asian stuff has been Americanized and has no kick.
We did find a very good Indian place in Gainesville.

Bagels, even in NY, one needs to be selective.
I was working in Chelsea last few weeks. Good falafel has become hard to find with small chains doing weak imitations.
Even great pizza in Chelsea has become a little difficult.
F'kn covid 45.

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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: November 01, 2021 11:39AM
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can get really fresh seafood unless you're west of I-77 (Charlotte) then
it will be 'day old'. Catfish is always fresh!
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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: mikebw
Date: November 01, 2021 12:53PM
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Lizabeth
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mattkime
Up north sounds a lot like nyc

Yup…tho there is a good gyro place in Silver Spring, MD I can recommend

That's my neck of the woods. What say you?
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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: November 01, 2021 01:17PM
Try living in California...
NO Deli's worth the name, good barbeque is only found where people from barbeque regions of the country come and start businesses...
Thank GOD we do have a really good Gyro and Falafel place run by a guy with a greek accent. But, only the one!



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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: November 01, 2021 01:41PM
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Paul F.
Thank GOD we do have a really good Gyro and Falafel place run by a guy with a greek accent. But, only the one!

Where's that at, Paul?



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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: November 01, 2021 01:55PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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Paul F.
Thank GOD we do have a really good Gyro and Falafel place run by a guy with a greek accent. But, only the one!

Where's that at, Paul?

The Kebab Cafe in Valley West shopping center in Arcata.
We ALMOST had a second place, but, let's just say that in the middle of a pandemic is not a great time to open a restaurant... they lasted almost two months, and I didn't even get the chance to try 'em!



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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: November 01, 2021 03:36PM
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mikebw
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Lizabeth
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mattkime
Up north sounds a lot like nyc

Yup…tho there is a good gyro place in Silver Spring, MD I can recommend

That's my neck of the woods. What say you?

[mannyandolgas.com]

They have branched out quite a bit since I lived there.



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Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: November 01, 2021 04:10PM
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Lizabeth
Yup…tho there is a good gyro place in Silver Spring, MD I can recommend

Fun fact: This is the city that inspired the name of the Fleetwood Mac song "Silver Springs."



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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: freeradical
Date: November 01, 2021 05:25PM
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Paul F.
Try living in California...
NO Deli's worth the name, good barbeque is only found where people from barbeque regions of the country come and start businesses...
Thank GOD we do have a really good Gyro and Falafel place run by a guy with a greek accent. But, only the one!


If you're ever in Sacramento, Corti Brothers has a very nice deli.

[cortibrothers.com]
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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: Racer X
Date: November 01, 2021 08:43PM
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freeradical
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Paul F.
Try living in California...
NO Deli's worth the name, good barbeque is only found where people from barbeque regions of the country come and start businesses...
Thank GOD we do have a really good Gyro and Falafel place run by a guy with a greek accent. But, only the one!


If you're ever in Sacramento, Corti Brothers has a very nice deli.

[cortibrothers.com]

He'll end up in the Federal Courthouse in Sacto at some point.



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Judge Lee wrote that “we cannot jettison our constitutional rights, even if the goal behind a law is laudable." 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

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Re: Things I miss living in the south…
Posted by: mikebw
Date: November 02, 2021 12:26PM
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Lizabeth
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mikebw
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Lizabeth
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mattkime
Up north sounds a lot like nyc

Yup…tho there is a good gyro place in Silver Spring, MD I can recommend

That's my neck of the woods. What say you?

[mannyandolgas.com]

They have branched out quite a bit since I lived there.

I have enjoyed several calzones from Manny & Olgas in the past, but have not tried a gyro to date. I'll keep that in mind next time I am in the mood.
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