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Northern Spy vs. Back Forty

jovialetr Sep 15, 2012 10:06 PM

If you had to pick one of these two, for dinner, which would you pick and why? Thank you!!

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  1. BoloJungle RE: jovialetr Sep 16, 2012 01:51 AM

    Northern Spy for me. A little tight on the seating but better food and better service.

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      mitchleeny RE: jovialetr Sep 16, 2012 11:56 AM

      Norther Spy also. I jus think it's so much better.

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        jovialetr RE: mitchleeny Sep 16, 2012 12:45 PM


      2. EV_Eats RE: jovialetr Sep 16, 2012 05:22 PM

        I'd have to go with Back Forty. Mainly because I've been there more times, it's much roomier & I can't get enough of the Pork Jowl Nuggets, their fried chicken & the cocktails.

        That having been said, I have yet to have a bad meal at Northern Spy.
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          Hey19 RE: EV_Eats Sep 17, 2012 06:18 AM

          NSFC by far. I find the menu really boring at B40, and the service awkward. NSFC has a great menu with lots of changes etc, and a great staff. Got a few salads there yesterday, all very good. Maybe B40 was something in the past, but it isnt any more, as I see it.

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            jovialetr RE: Hey19 Oct 9, 2012 08:58 PM

            Thanks all! I went to Northern Spy with 2 friends this Saturday night and we all enjoyed our meals, including kale salad, pork sticky buns, lamb, shrimp and chicken. I do agree that the seating was quite tight though.

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