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re uglesich: i am a dummy

rlandry Jul 12, 2000 03:52 PM

earlier, i posted about the pronunciation of uglesich's restaurant here in town.

i stand corrected, it is in fact with a long 'u', this straight from anthony. so say it as follows:


i always said it with a short 'u', and nobody ever said anything, but a friend (?) said its just because people have been laughing behind my back for years ...

two other tidbits: it is not uglesich's possessive. it is in the phone book merely as uglesich.

more important: they are closed for the summer!! ack!!!

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    sneedy Mar 29, 2001 12:58 PM

    1. on their card it's written as "Uglesich's"

    2. i've heard anthony pronouce it "YOU-gla-sitch" (not "OO") - but i was so besotted with oysters i could have halucinated

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      cfortner Aug 30, 2000 12:44 PM

      oog as in oogah!
      lee as in robert E. lee
      itch as in what you scratch.

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      1. re: cfortner
        Creole Aug 31, 2000 02:14 PM


        I am surprised to find you posting here. So, you don't believe that the "s" is pronounced ("itch" vs. "zitch")? My Slavic ex-in-laws would find that curious.

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        Dave Feldman Jul 14, 2000 04:42 AM

        No matter how you pronounced Uglesich, Anthony has heard worse. Heck, he doesn't know how to pronounce "chayote," so consider yourself even.

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        1. re: Dave Feldman
          Bob W. Jul 14, 2000 12:48 PM

          A few years ago we went to Uggie's on a hot day and my brother, seeing the painted sign in the window, ordered a Jax beer. I had to break the news to him that that sign was of historical and nostalgia value only. :>)

          1. re: Bob W.
            Dave Feldman Jul 14, 2000 03:13 PM

            Sometimes it raises my hackles when I hear about "locals' places" in New Orleans. I find that among the better places, the atmosphere is heightened by the mix between locals and tourists. Uglesich's is on the "to do" list of almost any tourist with a serious interest in food; in my experience, the locals are proud to share this place, and the entire staff at Uggie's is bemused and looks at the scene with humor and grace and fitting sarcasm.

            1. re: Dave Feldman
              rlandry Jul 18, 2000 01:31 PM

              tourists don't bother me per se, but it is worrisome when a place ratchets prices or cuts corners in response to increased business from 'insider' status ... uglesich's has been overpriced for a while. i think that's what's got anthony smiling. nobody's complaining about the food, though. yet. finally, i hear a lot of complaints about the wait.

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          Lisa Z Jul 13, 2000 11:29 AM

          Thanks for sparing the rest of us the embarassment! Luckily I won't be in New Orleans until November, so Ant'nee should be back from vacation.

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