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    The American Diner tour

    OK, from another discussion, I started looking around the web.
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    Top 10 American Diners in London | Bookatable Blog

    A list of American Diner style restaurants in London.
    Apparently, American Diner is catching on in the UK.
    So I am hoping to make a tour of American-style Diners in the near future.

    If anyone wants to try a few, and report back with their impressions of some of these places, it might prove to be interesting.
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Re: The American Diner tour

    Ive seen a couple of Eds Diners but not eaten there.

    I stopped off at an American style diner on the A303 going west last summer on the way to Devon. Breakfast was a disappointment but I wouldnt dismiss a place on a first visit if a friend had recommended it
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    Re: The American Diner tour

    We had a Downdown Diner in town here, I framed a picture of the Statue of Liberty that hung on the wall.
    It used to be a favourite due to the size of the servings, I have been there many times.
    Looking for a link to it, I have discovered it's shut down, I am surprised.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: The American Diner tour

    Theres a Hotrod Diner opened up quite near here. Looks the part but don't know anyone whos been
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    Re: The American Diner tour

    Doesn't sound too promising if they messed up breakfast.

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    Re: The American Diner tour

    When I was in L.A., the woman I was staying with decided that she was going to take me out for a meal at Flamers (which I understand is a chain of diners). I have to admit, though, I found it hilarious that when we arrived the fire crews had just finished damping down the embers from where it had been entirely gutted.

    Very appropriately named.

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    Re: The American Diner tour

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    Doesn't sound too promising if they messed up breakfast.
    Absolutely. A diner that can't do Breakfast isn't much of a diner.

    But then, the Brits have some interesting ideas of what breakfast entails.

    I didn't mind the broiled Tomato, but the Black Sausage and Baked Beans kinda put me off abit.
    And most Brits don't know how to cook bacon.
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Re: The American Diner tour

    We don't do broiled.
    And I have it on good authority, Americans don't do bacon.
    But give me a week and I shall have first hand information.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: The American Diner tour

    In a Traditional English Breakfast, Tomatoes are either fried or grilled.

    Black Pudding (not sausage) is my favourite. Congealed Pig's Blood squeezed into intestines, with a few seasonings - gorgeous. Personally, though, I prefer it raw.

    We used to have a local Butcher who sold his own made Crackling for something like £1 / kg, which was so lightweight you could get a massive box for a couple of quid. It was melt in the mouth delicious, and still warm from the oven.

    Unfortunately the Butchers aren't there any more, ever since the local Co-Op hypermarket moved in, but I know there are a few places where you can still get it online. I'd really love to order some, but it not exactly conducive to my diet.

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    Re: The American Diner tour

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    We don't do broiled.
    And I have it on good authority, Americans don't do bacon.
    But give me a week and I shall have first hand information.
    What we call "Bacon" I think y'all refer to as "Streaky Bacon" and What y'all refer to as Bacon is more like sliced pork loin. I have found American style, or Streaky bacon in my travels often.
    I was in a hotel near the Brussels airport once, and they had some bacon on the buffet. It was not cooked, though. just barely heated to the point of being warm and slimy. I piled a few slices on my plate, and some fellow commented that only an American could eat THAT. I agreed. I took the plate to the microwave, laid a napkin over the top of the bacon, and zapped it for about a minute or so, and it came out nice and crispy.
    Shortly the aforementioned gentlemen copied my trick, and found it to his liking.
    Several others followed and before long the pan was emptying out.

    The next morning the bacon on the buffet was properly cooked.
    I may have saved Bacon's image in Brussels.
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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