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Herne Nov 17, 2012 09:18 AM

Going to Baton Rouge Eaton Center on Sunday night. What should I order?

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    trane Nov 21, 2012 09:30 AM

    Surprised no one mentioned steaks?

    I usually get a steak when I'm there. Predictable. It's hard to mess up a steak.

    Also, the hamburger is done well.

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      burlgurl Nov 19, 2012 09:12 PM

      I have had some good food here...of course any chain will get flack here..I love the chicken tender salad..

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        Herne Nov 19, 2012 10:17 AM

        Well I ended up at Baton Rouge on Saturday night as opposed to Sunday. Got caught up in the Celebration of Light and preliminary Grey Cup festivities and arrived about 20 minutes late at 8:45. By 9:30 food had been ordered. And about 45 minutes later it arrived.

        No complaints about the prime rib. My back ribs were great and fell of the bone as advertised.

        All in all a great meal. Traffic supported my view that one should never go into the downtown core on Saturday night.

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        1. re: trane
          Herne Nov 21, 2012 12:02 PM

          No streets were closed off. Many were blocked by traffic--Yonge, Bay, Queen, Richmond fpr example. A lasting memory. Ribs were great.

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          Apprentice Nov 18, 2012 06:46 AM

          I've only eaten there twice and I've ordered the same thing - the prime rib sandwich. Their fries are decent if you enjoy shoestring (McDonald's) style.

          1. Googs Nov 17, 2012 10:50 AM

            Another vote for the ribs. I can usually find a wine to go with.

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              Herne Nov 17, 2012 11:20 AM

              Ok so its still down to ribs or chicken tenders which I think are usually called chicken fingers north of the border. I see they have a California Chardonnay to go with the Chicken. I usually have trouble consuming ribs without taking some of it home on my shirt.

              Decisions decisions. And not made easier by the suggestion to find another restaurant.

              1. re: Herne
                TorontoJo Nov 17, 2012 11:50 AM

                I would go with the ribs, as well. And they are the fall off the bone style at Baton Rouge, so you can actually eat them with a fork and knife easily. Your shirt is safe. :)

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                  Herne Nov 17, 2012 12:17 PM

                  OK. Based on Googs recommendation for Goody's, TorontoJo's recommendation for Garrison House and multiple efforts from Prima its the ribs. Also bought a jug of Tide from Costco last week so I'm prepared for all eventualities. Now to pick the wine.

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                    Herne Nov 17, 2012 01:34 PM

                    Information everywhere. I have read that a Zinfandel is the wine to match with BBQ and BRouge has one on its list so I guess tomorrow's dinner is now clarified. So far it sounds like 7 Prime Rib and one BBQ'd ribs.

                    Thanks for all the help.

            2. prima Nov 17, 2012 10:07 AM

              I'd stick with ribs, Herne.

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                Herne Nov 17, 2012 10:35 AM

                Not my choice and no others possible. So it looks like a choice between ribs and chicken tenders. Most of the other guests are opting for prime rib.

              2. justxpete Nov 17, 2012 09:41 AM

                A cab ride to a better restaurant?

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                  childofthestorm Nov 17, 2012 09:51 AM

                  Haha. For me the ribs are a guilty pleasure but it's been a decade.

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                    1sweetpea Nov 20, 2012 01:46 PM


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