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Your favorite thing at Tommy's Joynt?

Chowsmurf Jan 16, 2007 09:23 PM

I searched the rest of the board and found only general recs for Tommy's. I feel like I always order the "same thing" and sometimes the "wrong thing." (As in, always forget if it's the BBQ beef or the brisquit or the roast beef that comes out too dry...)

Would love to expand my horizons and hear some of the hounds' favorites here.

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  1. Curtis RE: Chowsmurf Jan 16, 2007 10:21 PM

    Oxtail and the Lamb Shank have been Tommy's standards for a long time. Also, the corned beef is very down home.

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      ML8000 RE: Chowsmurf Jan 16, 2007 10:57 PM

      Turkey or turkey leg dinner. Lamb shank and buffalo stew on ocassion.

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        Nancy Berry RE: Chowsmurf Jan 17, 2007 12:32 AM

        I like the pastrami sandwich -- with just mustard -- on french roll (they don't have good rye bread.)

        1. Pei RE: Chowsmurf Jan 17, 2007 01:09 AM

          Beer and bean soup. It sounds bizarre, but is really quite delicious.

          I feel like everything at Tommy's is fine. It's beer food, it's meaty, it's fatty, it's greasy. No one dish stands out as better or worse than the others. It just depends what I'm in the mood for.

          1. Carrie 218 RE: Chowsmurf Jan 17, 2007 03:25 PM

            The endless supply of pickles! I'm not a huge fan of the chili but tend to go for the special of the day or a pastrama sandwich. The BF always gets knockwurst and loves the fact that they have Chimay on tap. Great beer list!

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              srr RE: Carrie 218 Jan 17, 2007 04:34 PM

              Cheap beer, that nose-clearing mustard on the tables, the jug of pickles & pastrami sandwiches.

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              Chowsmurf RE: Chowsmurf Jan 17, 2007 11:37 PM

              I went with the braised beef ribs. Which were fantastic. We walked in and there they were, in a meaty glistening pile of meaty meatness! Served with mashers and gravy. I loaded them up with some horseradish sauce. They really hit the spot... And, dinner for two for $20 can't be beat! (I also got a green salad, he a tomato salad.)

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                mofo313 RE: Chowsmurf Oct 26, 2007 03:13 PM

                Heading there tonight before catching a flic across the street. Any other tips on Tommys?

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                  ML8000 RE: mofo313 Oct 26, 2007 05:10 PM

                  Uh, you might pick a "light flick" to see as the meal from Tommy's will probably be heavy in a good wintery way. A co-worker friend long ago once described this phenomenon as "a no heavy sauces film", i.e., a heavy meal before will put you to sleep in a dark room and a ponderous film..

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                    baron45 RE: ML8000 Oct 27, 2007 08:23 AM

                    I had the turkey plate w/ mashed potatoes during my lunch break from work, and an hour later I was ready for a LONG nap.

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                    chocolatetartguy RE: mofo313 Oct 26, 2007 05:30 PM

                    Check out the specials. Last time I was there I had oxtail stew, which was reasonably good.

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                  dvcucsc RE: Chowsmurf Oct 27, 2007 11:18 AM

                  I love the stuffing. Might not fit all tastes as it can be a bit gooey. I always pair it with the pastrami sandwich.

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