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Oct 5, 2009 01:43 PM

Halfway Cafe - No more duck sauce

Ok, this is a longshot, but I learned yesterday that The Halfway no longer offers duck anyone else as heart broken as myself?

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  1. Do you mean the sugary plum-sauce substitute served in little plastic packets with American Chinese takeout? That's conveniently portable; you could bring your own.

    I have not been to a Halfway Cafe. I understand they serve good food cheap: Eddie Andelman told me so.

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    1. re: MC Slim JB

      That is exactly what i mean! It brings me back to my childhood, if you dont have nostaglia you don't have anything. Some may prefer a truffle ketchup, but I'll stick with my duck sauce. and all duck sauce is not created equal, this one was special.

      As far as Eddie Andelman goes, he can crawl into a cave with a lifetime supply of Pearl Hot Dogs for all I care. Hopefully he'll take Dan and Dave with him as well.

      1. re: NahantNative

        The Halfway has a housemade duck sauce? I'm thinking they're more of a buy-generic-condiments-in-industrial-drums kind of place.

        You can get the real thing, something made with actual plums (or sometimes apricots) at an Asian supermarket like Super 88 or C-Mart; looks like this:

        I'm with you on the nostalgia thing: see the recent thread on chop suey / chow mein sandwiches.

        1. re: MC Slim JB

          I grew up in Nahant (obviously) and my mother would try to get me to eat those sandwiches at Salem Willows all summer long....I stuck with chicken fingers and a boat ride and referred to that thing as a "worm sandwich" due to its looks. I haven't been back there in 10 years, maybe I should give this delicacy a try with my newly refined palate, possibly take my mom out for a recessionary mother's day meal...

          (Not sure if the halfway makes their own, but it would make sense...why else would they decide to cut store bought sauce from the menu?)