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Subject: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: Dude111 on 08/12/13 at 5:36 am

Which do you prefer dues??

A fantastic hole in the wall place that may only cost $5 for an outstanding meal that may only have 3 or 4 ingredients or a fantastic fine dining place with an innovative menu,highly trained chef and foods you havent tried before??

Both can have either or so to me it doesnt matter AS LONG AS THE FOOD IS GOOD!! (I picked HOLE IN THE WALL as i prefer them to be honest)

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: valleyroads on 08/12/13 at 12:22 pm

Hole in the wall, where I used to live there was a hole-in-the-wall place with only a dozen or so items on the menu, all based around teriyaki dishes (chicken, beef, chicken-shrimp, beef-shrimp, shrimp, and tofu, with fried rice, white rice or yakisoba, and with or without vegetables), plus side dishes that were a choice of vegetable wontons, egg rolls and edamame, that was outstanding, and a hole-in-the-wall Italian place serving mostly pasta dishes and well-liked meat specialties like veal or chicken parmigiana that was great too, both were casualties of the neighborhood and economy.

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: Howard on 08/12/13 at 7:36 pm

I prefer fine dining over hole in the wall.

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/12/13 at 9:18 pm

Fine dining AND THEN a fantastic hole...in...the...wall!
:-\\

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: Dagwood on 08/12/13 at 9:34 pm

Hole in the wall.  I feel so out of place in the fine dining restaurants.  Give me a little old diner any day.

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/12/13 at 10:09 pm


Hole in the wall.  I feel so out of place in the fine dining restaurants.  Give me a little old diner any day.


Me too.  Some diners can get pretty manky though!

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: Dagwood on 08/12/13 at 10:13 pm


Me too.  Some diners can get pretty manky though!


True...it's called living dangerously.

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: Foo Bar on 08/13/13 at 1:08 am

Couldn't vote for both, so had to go for hole in the wall.

Everyone knows where the place with the Michelin star(s) is.  It's often worth the money and the hassle of getting a reservation.  You get to taste things you'd never taste elsewhere, and you get to compare your own kitchen technique against the best the world has to offer.  But it's never as much fun as finding (one of the top 25% amongst the local joints, the one that only the locals know about) obscure ethnic place that's within walking distance.  You go in expecting a burger, a pizza, or some stir-fried-random, but whatever you've eaten, you come out grinning and high-fiving your friends "dudes, that was awesome!"

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: Howard on 08/13/13 at 6:58 am

once in a while I do enjoy going to a diner, place may be crowded but the food is delicious.

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: whistledog on 08/13/13 at 12:05 pm

Fine dining is for the birds.  I don't need a fancy setting with gourmet foods prepared by some French chef.  Just fill my plate, give me a fork, a table and don't come back until I am ready for the bill

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: danootaandme on 08/13/13 at 7:06 pm

I have fine dined and hole in the walled and I find fine dining is just a name, or a publicist, or a location, and doesn't have anything to do with the quality of the food or service.  The only thing different is the price.  ;)

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: warped on 08/13/13 at 7:12 pm

Hole in the wall...at long it's not a greasy spoon type.
I can't afford fine dining anyways, that's for the rich.

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: Howard on 08/13/13 at 7:38 pm


Fine dining is for the birds.  I don't need a fancy setting with gourmet foods prepared by some French chef.  Just fill my plate, give me a fork, a table and don't come back until I am ready for the bill


sort of like a buffet restaurant?

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: whistledog on 08/13/13 at 8:41 pm


sort of like a buffet restaurant?


Buffets I can do.
The last time I went to a buffet, when I was paying, the server pointed to the tip button and said "There is the tip button, just so you can see".  She got no tip from me

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: Howard on 08/14/13 at 7:07 am

Outback Steakhouse
Tony Roma's
Pizza & pasta restaurants

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: Katluver on 08/15/13 at 7:35 pm

Hole in the wall---I prefer familiar comfort food.

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/15/13 at 10:59 pm

One man's hole in the wall is another man's fine dining!
:D

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: Foo Bar on 08/16/13 at 1:24 am


One man's hole in the wall is another man's fine dining!
:D


http://www.colorlines.com/archival_images/larry%20craig.jpg

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 08/16/13 at 8:26 am


One man's hole in the wall is another man's fine dining!
:D


Glory, glory, what a hell of a way to dine... ;D

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: Howard on 08/16/13 at 3:39 pm


Hole in the wall---I prefer familiar comfort food.


like Outback Steakhouse and Tony Roma's? ???

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: Foo Bar on 08/17/13 at 2:02 am


like Outback Steakhouse and Tony Roma's? ???


No.  Those are still chain restaurants and fall under the category of casual dining.  If fine dining is at the extreme end of a spectrum, and a hole in the wall is the other extreme, chain restaurants and casual dining aim to make the largest number of people happy at a reasonable price point.  It's a great business model, but it's not going to provide you with out-of-this-world food experiences.

Fine dining looks like this:

http://www.jimmyhayssteakhouse.com/images/gall-22.jpg

The porterhouse you order at a place like this will be something you remember for the rest of your life, and it will cost you $80/plate even if you don't have wine with your meal.

A hole in the wall looks like this:

http://www.gourmet.com/images/restaurants/2009/07/rs-8-great-nj-roadside-bbqs-608.jpg

The brisket, ribs, and chicken you have from a place like this will also be something you remember forever, and it will cost you $8/plate including a soda or a light lager as a side accompaniment.

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: nally on 08/18/13 at 7:12 pm

For me, it would have to be "hole in the wall", since I tend to do more of that.

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/19/13 at 7:40 pm

I actually like both-it depends on my mood.



Cat

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/19/13 at 9:19 pm




The porterhouse you order at a place like this will be something you remember for the rest of your life, and it will cost you $80/plate even if you don't have wine with your meal.



Eighty a plate, you bet your ass I'm gonna have some wine!
8)

Subject: Re: Fantastic hole in the wall or fine dining?

Written By: Howard on 08/20/13 at 7:13 am


Eighty a plate, you bet your ass I'm gonna have some wine!
8)


steak and wine. sounds like a good combination.

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