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letahaa Oct 15, 2008 04:05 PM

My mother wants us to go to dinner there next week, but I haven't read great things about it. Anything in particular that is really good to order?

Thanks!

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  1. Glencora RE: letahaa Oct 15, 2008 04:38 PM

    It's not the kind of place I usually go, pretty surreal, actually. (Be sure to check out the restroom.) For lunch, I had the ahi sandwich. It was fine, but overpriced, and it fell apart. I think my friend had a salad. Simple is better, I'd say. Your mother will probably like it.

    1. wolfe RE: letahaa Oct 15, 2008 04:38 PM

      Here's 2 positives from kresge86 and baseballfan.
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4705...

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        benjieats RE: letahaa Oct 15, 2008 05:21 PM

        More style than substance. Which is a bit of the problem with all of the Dudum places- Bing Crosby's, McCovey's, Maria Maria. It just appears they think up a good idea for a restaurant put lot's of money into it and then, a few weeks before opening, they realize they need to serve food.

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          wolfe RE: benjieats Oct 15, 2008 06:42 PM

          We had a long somewhat heated similar discussion a short time ago. "My mother wants us to go to dinner there next week", that should be enough.
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/548790

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            sugartoof RE: benjieats Oct 15, 2008 11:40 PM

            Add Dimaggio's to that list. At least while it's still open.

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            Ian F RE: letahaa Oct 16, 2008 10:49 AM

            I've been there a couple of times. Last time I had the double cut pork chop which I sometimes hesitate to order because for some reason restaurants tend to overcook it. This one came out great, very tender and juicy. So yes, simple is probably better when ordering, probably a bit overpriced, but once it a while, its fun to go to a place like this and have a terrific cocktail, and breathe in the old time style. Your mother will probably love it and you may too.

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              CeeLuvv RE: Ian F Oct 16, 2008 03:36 PM

              I like Maria Maria's, my husband and I went there last week. It was ok for the area. I would go back

            2. wolfe RE: letahaa Sep 10, 2009 05:01 PM

              Lunch today was a good deal and not just because someone else paid for it. I had the trio, soup, salad and 1/2 sandwich $15. Cup of soup was just ok, fennel/prosciutto/parmesan cheese.
              I missed fennel flavor. Salad was crisp romaine leaves with white anchovy and probably too much dressing for some but fine for me. Ask for it on the side. The 1/2 sandwich was excellent and far from 1/2. The rounded ends of the toasted rye slices were cut off ([lcb]) leaving a generous filling of lean corned beef, mild sauerkraut and russian dressing.

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                rworange RE: wolfe Sep 10, 2009 05:55 PM

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                Bing Crosby's
                1342 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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                  sydthekyd RE: wolfe Sep 11, 2009 09:31 AM

                  "lcb"?

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                    Chuckles the Clone RE: sydthekyd Sep 11, 2009 11:19 AM

                    I think he's attempting to diagram the cut-off ends and the
                    Lean Corned Beef but I'm still confused.

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                      wolfe RE: Chuckles the Clone Sep 11, 2009 02:14 PM

                      You are correct. It was the way I chose to separate the brackets to illustrate the relative size of a "1/2" sandwich. I thought the proximity of the contents would be sufficient, obviously not.

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