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Mar 17, 2007 12:39 AM

Ploughman's Lunch?

Anywhere in Northern Virginia where I could get a "ploughman's lunch", or something very like it?

I found this British meal referenced onlne - for those who don't know, it's a "cold snack or meal, comprising at a minimum a thick piece of cheese (usually Cheddar, Stilton, or other local cheese), pickle (often Branston Pickle, sometimes piccalilli and/or pickled onions), crusty bread, and butter."

Sounds good to me!

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  1. Go to Wegmans and make your own.

    1. In England it was just bread and cheese at a pub... nothing mysterious about it. Go to Five Guys and ask for a grilled cheese, hold the grill. :)

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      1. re: little audrey

        And even then, it's just an excuse to have a pint at lunch.;-)

        1. re: chowser

          I don't NEED an excuse to have a pint at lunch.

      2. Not in NoVa, but if you're willing to trek to Wheaton, the Royal Mile Pub on Price St. has a Ploughman's Lunch on the menu. Close to the Metro, too.

        1. Hunter's Head in Upperville , Va. is an authentic British style pub and serves a Ploughman's Lunch along with various other English foods.

          1. what about the "English Breakfast" in NoVA? :-)